With the workforce becoming more remote by the day, there are lots of entrepreneurs, solopreneurs, and even larger companies hiring virtual assistants.
But, you may be asking, what is a virtual assistant? It's someone who helps with administrative tasks, social media, bookkeeping, scheduling, and the like.
For a full breakdown, check out this list of 50+ Services You Can Offer as a Virtual Assistant.
Where Can I Find Virtual Assistant Jobs?
If you're looking for work as a virtual assistant, here is a list of companies that hires VAs.
Some require more experience than others, but these are great places to start. I even worked for Time Etc. at one point and have nothing but good things to say about it.
I have broken them down into companies that hire freelancers/contractors and W2 employees. There's even a section for folks who want to start their own VA business.
Virtual Assistant Companies that Hire Contractors
If you need a more flexible schedule, then check out these companies.
- 99 Dollar Social
- Contemporary Virtual Assistance
- Fancy Hands - Read a Fancy Hands review from LushDollar.com.
- MY BTLR
- Profit Factory
- Team Delegate
- Time Etc.
- VaVa Virtual Assistants
- Vicky Virtual
Virtual Assistant Companies that Hire W2 Employees
If you need a steady source of income and can work during normal business hours, then check out these companies.
- Boldly (formerly Worldwide101)
- Equivity - Read an Equivity review from Real Ways to Earn Money Online
- Red Butler
- Virtual Assistant USA
These are websites where you must bid to get work, but for some, this is a lucrative way to earn money as a virtual assistant.
Staffing Agencies and Remote Job Boards
Don't Want to Work for Someone Else? Start Your Own VA Company
- Gina Horkey has a full suite of VA courses. You can check out Gina Horkey's Jumpstart Your VA Business Mini-Course for $19. She also has an amazing Fully Booked VA Course if you find you want more. Check out some of the student success stories here.
- Love Pinterest? Then check out Become a Pinterest VA Today. I actually took this course back when it started, and it has only gotten better!
- VA Network is a professional association that provides training and certification.
- The Virtual Savvy has a free checklist and starter kit and also a free webinar.
- The Techie Mentor also has a full array of virtual assistant training programs. You can also sign up for free VA training here.
How Much Can I Earn as a Virtual Assistant?
It really depends. Are you just starting out? Then you may have to start out at the lower end of the scale, about $10 per hour. Once you get more experience, companies may pay upwards of $20-$25 per hour.
It also depends on what services you offer. If you are a techie VA, then you are likely to make more than a someone who sets calendar appointments.
If you want to set your own fees, then it's probably best to start your own VA business. Then you can charge by the hour or set up your own monthly "packages" with a minimum number of hours.
E-Books About Virtual Assisting
If you're someone who wants to read a book or two about being a virtual assistant, here are my top recommendations. The first one is free if you subscribe to Kindle Unlimited!
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The decision is yours, and whether or not you decide to buy something is completely up to you.