Virtual Assistants exist in many organizations across the globe as well
as in private home offices. What is a Virtual Assistant? What do
Virtual Assistants do? A VA is an assistant who works in a different
location than the person he-she is assisting. This worker may
type forms or answer emails, make phone calls, set appointments,
make/cancel reservations and much more. So you can think of a
virtual assistant as being much like an office worker who doesn’t
work in a traditional office setting.
To be an assistant would require certain skill sets. This is basically
an office position where the VA would perform task to aid a
business in its operations. There may be assistants for any field and
specialty, so don’t think that because you can’t understand or work
certain computer programs, or possess certain certifications that
you wouldn’t qualify: a VA could be hired to perform data entry
tasks and send and open emails. The tasks are controlled by the
person requesting them.
Here are specific skill sets successful VAs possess;
- Proficiency in English (unless otherwise specified)
- Database entry and data collection
- Cloud document management
- Search engine optimization (SEO)
- Social media management
- Graphic design/Photoshop
- WordPress HTML/CSS
- Blog article writing
- Calendar management
- Web research
- Database management
This position may be a good fit for anyone desiring work at home, or
who have previous experience in an office setting. You can pick the
assignments you choose to work and create your own schedule. If
you often have little ones around you, a job that does not require
phone conversation would be ideal.
ALA –Tips on how to become a virtual assistant.
TheVAHandbook –An information resource for VAs.
VACareerGuide –A guide of resources for virtual assistants.
BND –4 Tips for working as a virtual assistant.
VLD –A resource of VA jobs.
WiseStamp –25 tools every virtual assistant should be using.
Networking –A free resource for VAs.
DAYS –A list of resources for VAs and more.
Tyler –How to build your WordPress website. Step-by-step.
RockStar –Hires virtual assistants. See site for further details.
CJM –A staffing agency that hires VAs. Background check required.
FancyHands –This company hires virtual assistants.
24/7VA –A company that hires virtual assistants.
Freelancer –A freelance job board that has many categories. Seeks
timeetc –Freelance as a virtual assistant for this company.
eaHELP –Hires VA to work at home. USA
UpWork –Freelance site for VAs. US, UK, Canada, and Australia.
UassistMe –Virtual assistant company that hires residents of El Salvidor.
Worldwide101 –Hires virtual assistants. North America, UK, Western
LongerDays –Hires virtual assistants.
Startups –A company that hires virtual assistants.
VoiceNation –Virtual assistant and possible IBO/reseller.
VA –A huge job board for VAs.
Guru –A job board that has openings for virtual assistants.
VAStaffer –A company that hires virtual assistants.
ZipRecruiter –A job board with virtual positions open.
Impact –Hiring virtual Social media agents.
1-2-1Temps –Virtual assistant jobs. Australia
ProfitFactory –An open virtual assistant position.
HomeWithTheKids –A virtual job board with open VA positions.
TaskBullet –Hiring VAs. Philippines.
AssistantMatch –Seeks to hire virtual assistants.
JobRapido –A job board with open VA positions.
ClickNWork –This is a freelance job site. Jobs are virtual.