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About Us: Overview
vWorker connects 0 businesses to remote experts in hundreds of fields
(such as programmers, designers and writers). It saves them 36%-80% over on-site hiring
and also protects them better with monitoring of worker desktops and a money-back guarantee.
It also allows over 0 people to work from home, choose what they
work on and set their own hours.
Entrepreneur magazine called vWorker "one of the 100 most
brilliant companies on our radar". It is a four time consecutive winner of
5000 "fastest growing private company in the U.S." award. It has also been featured on
CBS and FOX news, the Wall Street Journal, Business Week, Fast-Company and
many other broadcasts, publications and journals.
What does vWorker stand for?
The v in our name stands for "virtual", which means:
"not-in-person" or "remote".
works for you from their office or home. And they can be
supervised closer and come with
stronger performance guarantees
than an on-site worker.
vWorkers are also more
accountable and affordable than the staff most employees
used to dealing with. In exchange for performing at this
they enjoy a lifestyle with the
unique freedom to work whenever, wherever and as much as
What does the logo symbolize?
The V is a dual-meaning symbol and symbolizes
both the virtual worker and the unique way
he/she does work.
The virtual worker has
his/her arms extended, and enjoys the
freedom and flexibility to work
whenever, wherever and as much as they choose.
The shape is also a
checkmark, and symbolizes how every
virtual worker chooses to forgo payment
until you "check off" on their work.
vWorker.com backs up this
commitment with it's
Why do you say vWorkers are more "capable, accountable and affordable"
than on-site workers?
- More capable:
compete for your business in a global marketplace with
hundreds of thousands of competitors.
They must be better, faster and
more efficient than the competition to survive. Can a
who gets your business simply because they operate in the
same zip code, claim
the same thing?
- More accountable:
According to Gallup Research,
54% of traditional U.S.
workers "sleepwalk through their day" and
and additional 18% actively sabotage other workers. In today's competitive environment,
that's simply unacceptable.
On vWorker.com, your virtual workers actually give you back
their salary when they miss a deadline, do a less than perfect job, or
a few hours of Minesweeper during work hours.
Through our money-back guarantees,
virtual workers forgo
payment unless they fulfill your work contract 100% (when you
fixed-price) or prove every minute of their billable time (when you
hourly). If they don't deliver they don't get paid.
- More affordable:
Virtual workers on vWorker.com, are 36%-80% cheaper than
traditional workers because of:
- Increased productivity:
When Best Buy, British Telecom and Dow Chemical converted traditional workers
to virtual worker arrangements, the increased freedom and flexibility
36-41% more productive.
- Competitive pricing:
Traditional contractors in your local area have a monopoly and
charge bloated rates because their customers have no alternative. On vWorker,
hundreds of thousands of
workers compete in a global marketplace to win your business.
This keeps pricing fair and removes the temptation for workers to over-charge.
No support costs and no taxes:
Unlike traditional workers, virtual workers:
- Don't require leasing of office space and payment of utilities (electricity and water).
- Provide their own equipment (phone, fax, computer, etc.) and office supplies and don't
require you to do so.
- Pay their own taxes and don't require you to pay employer subsidies for
Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security
in the United States (or the equivalent taxes overseas).
No severance costs:
Virtual workers give you the flexibility to
ramp up and down as your business requires.
Unlike traditional workers, they require:
- No severance pay. If you have nothing more for them, they find work elsewhere.
- No two weeks notice. Again, when the project is done, your costs end. When you have
another project, you can hire them again.
- No litigation concerns about releasing an employee for poor performance. If they've
done a poor job, you get your money back,
part ways and you can immediately move on.
(Sometimes) Substantially lower cost of living:
virtual workers live in countries with
much lower costs of living.
As a result, these workers can do very well for themselves while only charging you
40-80% the price of a domestic worker. Note: before hiring an overseas worker,
we recommend that you read and understand the
pros and the cons.
What are vWorker's guarantees?
vWorker.com makes virtual hiring much safer than
traditional hiring with the strongest money-back guarantees in the
It also protects workers with the
strongest payment guarantees:
The site also has a number of other features to keep transactions safe.
Click here for a full list of safety, security and reliability features.
AccuBilling money-back guaranteetm* (via hourly)
You pay the worker by the hour and they must log their time using the
We show you images of their desktop
(and optionally their webcam) as they are working, so you know
what they are doing at all times.
We credit your money back if they:
- Pad/fudge their time.
- Bill you for time they weren't working.
Click here for more details.
Triple-point money-back guaranteetm* (via fixed-price)
You pay the worker a fixed price for the entire project (or for portions
of the project, if you prefer to pay for achieved milestones).
They must deliver:
or we credit your money back.
Click here for more details.
- To-contract (100% as described in your
contract, and meeting industry-wide expected standards).
Contest money-back guaranteetm* (via crowdsourcing)
Workers compete to complete your contest for a prize.
If you do not get an entry that you like, your
prize money is credited back. Note: if you choose to guarantee to
award a prize, then this no longer applies.
Click here for more details.
Payment guarantee (via Hourly)
You log your time in the
AccuTimeCard™ and are paid for each hour you work.
We guarantee to pay you for every hour you truly work on the employer's project.
Payment guarantee (via Fixed-price)
You do the work and are paid when you deliver the entire project
(or pre-agreed upon milestone) to the employer.
We guarantee that if you fully complete the contracted work by the deadline
(or pre-agreed upon milestone), and it is up to industry-expected standards,
then you will be paid.
Payment guarantee (via crowdsourcing)
If the employer selects your submission as the winner then we
guarantee you will be paid the prize amount.
Further, if the employer guarantees to award the prize, then we
guarantee that there will be a winner.