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Being a virtual assistant requires providing support to others in an administrative capacity, whether it be answering emails, calendar management, taking notes during meetings and other tasks. People are crazy about VAs because they are so helpful. Professionals can outsource this work to people to help them become more organized and improve their business. VA’s love this work because it’s freeing, rewarding, flexible and lucrative.
This ultimate guide shows you it all!
You’ll learn everything about finding VA jobs, from:
- How to get started
- How much virtual assistant jobs really pay
- How to find part-time and full-time virtual assistant jobs, and more!
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What is a Virtual Assistant?
A virtual assistant is someone who will be responsible for performing a variety of admin-type tasks that may vary based on the industry and client.
There are general virtual assistants and specialized virtual assistants.
A general VA may answer phone calls emails, schedule meetings, calendar management, note taking during meetings, scheduling social media posts, and more.
Skills required to become a VA (virtual assistant):
- Excellent communication skills
A specialized VA does industry-specific or job-specific tasks and may include:
- Real estate virtual assistant
- Marketing virtual assistant
- Social media virtual assistant
- Accounting virtual assistant
This is an awesome job for someone looking for flexible, rewarding work that can be done part time or full time.
Getting Started as a Virtual Assistant
How do you get started?
- Identify your skills
- Prep your resume
- Job Hunt
Identifying Your Skills
First, identify your skills. This is important so you have a good understanding of the types of jobs you can and can’t do, which is super helpful during the job hunt process.
Next, prepare your resume.
Even if you’ve never worked as a personal assistant or virtual assistant before, your skills, education, background, and experience are valuable and can show that you would be an excellent virtual assistant.
Then, start your job search.
Virtual Assistant Jobs from Home
Is it really that great to work from home?
Let alone be a VA from home?
The answer is, it really is!
Think about it.
No more commute, which means you can sleep in longer, avoid road rage, and have less stress.
Many people find virtual assistant work fulfilling and flexible.
You get to work from the comfort of home, with other advantages, which may include:
- Creating your own dream schedule
- Working when you want, like nights and/or weekends (if you desire)
- Unlimited income potential
- Be your own boss, like taking on multiple clients for more work and more income
- Plus, more benefits!
What you’ll need to work from home as a virtual assistant?
- Quiet work space
- Home office
- Computer access, with reliable internet connection.
How to Find Virtual Assistant Jobs
You can find full-time and part-time virtual assistant jobs through online job search.
Check out these places:
For beginners, take a look at these 5 places to find virtual assistant work:
Fancy Hands is for task-based work:
- Making phone calls for clients
- Scheduling appointments
- Data entry work
- Great communication skills
- Reliable internet access
- A self starter
- Access to an audio headset
Learn more about Fancy Hands.
Time Etc. is known for hiring virtual assistants.
They are looking for VA’s with a background as a personal assistant, executive assistant, or similar background.
- Ability to work Monday through Friday
- Ability to work part-time
- At least 2 to 3 years commercial experience
- Ability to work from home
- Computer access with MS Office software
If you are looking for virtual assistant jobs with little effort, Time Etc. is a great company to work with and beginner-friendly.
Working with Vicky Virtual
Vicky Virtual is seeking phone-answering virtual assistants so, if you have an aversion to talking on the phone, this job may not be right for you. Check out some of the requirements below.
- Reside in the U.S.
- Reliable high-speed internet access
- Quiet work environment during business hours (for phone calls)
- Fast learner, with the ability to quickly learn how to use multiple types of software, email, and live chat computer programs
- A great attitude: upbeat, caring, cheerful, empathetic, customer-focused attitude with a sense of humor
- Phone-based support or customer service experience a bonus
Learn more about this position here.
VA Jobs at 99 Dollar Social
99 Dollar Social is looking for VA’s that can write content for their small businesses.
- The ability to speak and write in English with no mistakes
- Ability to do research via search engine
- Computer access and internet access
- Must be able to work Monday-Friday
Click here to learn more about 99 Dollar Social.
Belay Virtual Assistant Jobs
Belay is a known virtual solutions company.
They are looking for virtual assistant contractors.
A contractor is different than an employee so keep this in mind.
You may have a contract period that you will work, like 6 months or 2 years, for example.
There will be no benefits, like health insurance, dental insurance, 401(k), etc.
Requirements include a Bachelor’s degree, availability during business hours, and more.
The type of tasks you’ll be doing…
- Maintain a calendar
- Email management and organization
- Prepare presentations and/or spreadsheets
- Social Media management
- Create structure/workflow/processes
- Research technologies and make recommendations
- CRM administration
- Make travel arrangements
- Event planning and coordination
- Project Assistance/Coordination
How Much You Can Earn as a Virtual Assistant
Around $10/hour to $100/hour, with the upper limit dedicated to more specialized VA’s like computer programming VAs or web development VA’s, just to name some examples.
What do you think? Have you worked as a VA before? Tell us about it, in comments!