With so many people starting their own business, and with a great deal of those people working out of their own homes, the need for virtual assistants (VAs) is definitely on the rise. People need VAs to help them answer e-mails, make phone calls, schedule meetings, create presentations, etc. But, there is also a need for VAs who specialize in social media. This could be you, if you already possess the skills to be a VA.
Please note that not all of these companies offer virtual assistant jobs all the time. It’s a good idea to bookmark the sites and keep checking back with them.
Virtual Assistant Companies
- Assistant Match
- Fancy Hands
- Life Bushido
- Office 88: They also hire for graphic designers and translators/proofreaders.
- TimeEtc: I worked as a contractor for this company. Loved it! Starting pay is $11 per hour, paid monthly via PayPal.
- WorldWide101 (Read Review): They often are hiring. Pay starts at $15 per hour, but may vary.
- 99 Dollar Social: If you like social media, this company is one to take a look at. They hire VAs to update social media accounts for their clients. Pay varies, but averages about $12 per hour.
- Aspire Lifestyles: Formerly known as VIP Desk. Hires work at home brand ambassadors and concierges. Pay ranges from $8.50 an hour to $12 an hour.
- Contemporary Virtual Assistance: Sometimes has openings for VAs. You must be available to work during normal business hours.
- EA Help: This company prefers you have a bachelor’s degree and preferably at least five years of experience.
- GabbyVille: Great company for anyone who has worked as a receptionist. Note that they do not post their job information on their website. If you are interested in working for them, you can send a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Paragon Planners: They hire VAs to perform scheduling and other tasks for clients in the financial wholesaling industry.
- Red Butler: General VA work. Work 10-30 hours per week.
- Team Delegate: General VA work.
- VA Sumo: Hires VAs/personal assistants to help clients with a variety of tasks. Details for applying are in lower right-hand corner of the company’s homepage.
- Vicky Virtual: Only hires VAs in the United States. Pays $9.25 hourly.
- Virtual Office VA Staffing: Only hires in the United States. Pay is weekly and starts at $9 per hour for actual work completed.
Here are freelance sites with VA jobs:
Useful Websites with Resources for VAs (forums, training, and sometimes jobs):
Here are some titles on Amazon.com that may help you with starting your own virtual assistant business, and find more virtual assistant work:
- A Virtual Assistant’s Quick Start Guide (How I Did It All From My Closet)
- The Bootstrap VA: The Go-Getter’s Guide to Becoming a Virtual Assistant, Getting and Keeping Clients, and More!
- 30 Day Setting up as a Virtual Assistant Challenge: without breaking the bank
- The 2-Second Commute: Join the Exploding Ranks of Freelance Virtual Assistants
And, don’t miss my post with valuable training programs for VAs: Want to Be a Virtual Assistant? Take These 3 Courses. Now.