13 min readMay 19, 2020


Become a Virtual Assistant

Do you want to work remotely as a Virtual Assistant?

What Is A Virtual Assistant?

A VA (Virtual Assistant), also known as a personal office assistant, or virtual personal assistant, is someone who provides a variety of administrative assistance to clients from home.

This type of work is different from your usual call center job, where you provide customer care for a client's needs from home. You will do any and everything from clerical and data entry to customer service, real estate, telemarketing, or anything that your client would like done!

The VPA (Virtual Personal Assistant) will manage and support all aspects of the executive's work including scheduling and calendar management, call screening, messaging, text and email management, letter, spreadsheet, and presentation preparation, travel arrangements, Internet research, data entry, and event planning.

Here are a few common skills virtual assistants require:

•The ability to multitask.

•Good verbal communication skills.

•Good grammar and spelling skills.

•Proficiency with office programs, like Excel and Word.

•Knowledge of platforms, like Dropbox or Google Drive.

•Internet research.

Some clients might require prior experience, but many don’t.
For many jobs, you don’t even require any particular qualification, like a virtual assistant certification, or a degree – others, however, do require a qualification.

Things You Need 
1. A computer with high-speed internet

2. Personal phone line

3. Google Suite: Gmail, Calendar, Chrome, Drive, Plus, Hangouts, Voice

4. Knowledge of Microsoft Suite: Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook.

Here are just some of the tasks that VA’s are responsible for:

•Scheduling appointments.

•Data entry.

•Sending and replying to emails/writing emails.

•Making phone calls.

•Social media management.

•Booking events.

•Making reservations.

•Paying bills.

•Creating or formatting spreadsheets.

•Organizing computer documents.

•Typing notes for meetings.

•Internet Research, Information Gathering, Social Media Research

•Data Entry, Data Verification, Copy/Paste Conversions, Document Prep

•Blog Writing, Editing, Website Content, Resume Writing, Social Media

•Member and Employer Data Modifications, Customer Service

•Programming, WordPress Development, Graphic Design

As you can see, VA’s have a lot of different responsibilities and the tasks they do will vary, depending on the client they’re working with.

Companies that Hire Home Virtual Assistants

1.Belay Solutions

This company hires Part-Time and Full-Time Assistants. You will focus on assisting one or two business clients. You can set your hourly rate from $5-$20 per hour.

2. Smith A.I.

The company has openings for Virtual Receptionists. You must be available 4 hours a day, 5 days a week (the more the better). Benefits included.

3. Byron

This company hires Assistants to work from home. Pay is $15 per hour. Get more details and apply online.

4. Time Etc.

As a Virtual Assistant, you will complete various tasks for clients. Pay is around $11-$16 per hour.

5. Fancy Hands

This company hires remote assistants to complete a variety of tasks. Most tasks pay anywhere between $2.50 to $7 per task and go up from there.

6. Assistant Match

Assistant Match matches qualified assistants with business clients. Pay is around $12 – $15 per hour with the potential to make up to $20-$25 per hour with graphic design experience.

7. Lifebushido

This company is well-known to hire Virtual Assistants to work from home. You can work as little as 5 hours per week. If they like your skills, you can work up to 20 hours per week. This company is open worldwide.

8. Equivity VA

This company hires Executive Administrative Assistants to work remotel

y from home. The pay depends on the client you work for . It ranges from $13-$19/hr.

9. Virtual Office VA

This company hires work from home assistants to seek out real estate leads. You will contact the leads asking for information about the property. Starting pay is $9 to $10 an hour depending on experience. Pay is weekly.

10. Virtual Gal Friday

You can apply as a work at home Virtual Assistant across several categories.

11. Boldly

At Boldly, work at home Virtual Assistants help busy business clients by booking appointments, scheduling meetings, and much more.

12. Okay Relax

This company hires work at home Virtual Assistants to complete various tasks for clients. The pay depends on your experience.


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14. SimplyHired

Virtual assistant jobs available. See salaries, compare reviews, easily apply, and get hired. New virtual assistant careers are added daily on The low-stress way to find your next virtual assistant job opportunity is on SimplyHired.

15. Upwork
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Virtual Assistant Jobs. Data Entry Jobs. Word Processing Jobs. Microsoft Office Jobs. File Management Jobs. Administrative Support Jobs. Calendar Management Jobs.

16. Glassdoor
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Search Virtual assistant jobs. Get the right Virtual assistant job with company ratings & salaries.

17. 99 Dollar Social – This company hires remote VA's to update social media accounts for their clients. Pay will vary, but is on average around $12 hourly.

18. Equivity 
Hires work at home VA's with bachelor's degrees. Only a laptop and smartphone are needed.

19. GabbyVille
They hire home-based virtual receptionists. However, the job info is not pasted on their home page. If you are interested in working for them, you can send a cover letter and resume to

20. Firegang
US. A dental marketing company that regularly has a part-time virtual assistant position open.

21. Fancy Hands

Tasks range from $1 to $5 each to start and go up from there.

22. NS Virtual Services

This is a Canadian company occasionally on the lookout for virtual assistants.

23. Life Bushido 
The pay is $10 per hour. Work between 5 and 20 hours per week.

24. The Admin Center – Based in Idaho and they do require that applicants reside near Boise. They have occasional openings for virtual receptionists.

26. Team Delegate 
You can do virtual assisting for this company as an independent contractor. Some of your duties once hired may involve calendar management, arranging travel, creating PowerPoint presentations, and taking meeting minutes.

27. Perssist 
Regularly hiring personal assistants to work at home. Does not list location or educational requirements, but does say you must be comfortable with technology and highly proficient with the internet as a work tool.

28. Paragon

es and attract more clients. You to place a bid on any available project.

65. Rackspace offers flexible employment in the form of remote and flexible schedule jobs. Job postings in software development, consulting, computer & IT, sales, and business development.


Handle scheduling and other tasks for clients in the financial wholesaling industry.

29. Virtual Office VA Staffing 
Real estate calling. No sales, just gathering information.

30. VA Sumo

Hires remote personal assistants to help clients with a variety of tasks, including writing, transcription, graphic design, social media, and more. Details for applying are in lower right-hand corner of Va Sumo's homepage.

31. Vicky Virtual

US only. Work from home as a virtual receptionist for Vicky Virtual. Pays $9.25 hourly.

32. Time Etc.

US and UK only. Pays virtual assistants hourly for their work. The exact rate of pay will vary depending on your prior experience, but the range is $11 to $16 hourly.

33. Zirtual

Hires US based virtual assistants to work at home. Must have an associate's degree or higher and at least four years of admin experience to qualify.

34. LinkedIn

Virtual Assistant jobs in United States. Leverage your professional network, and get hired. New Virtual Assistantjobs added daily.

35. Work From Home Virtual Assistant Jobs, Employment |

Work From Home Virtual Assistant jobsavailable on Apply to Customer Service Representative, Executive Assistant, Assistant Principal and more!

36. Unum
Whether you're just out of college and looking to begin your career, or you're a seasoned professional wanting a new challenge, Unum has a place for you.

Positions: Customer Service

Specialist I; Bilingual Remote Customer Service Specialist

37. Delegate Solutions
Our positions are 100% remote, so you'll be helping entrepreneurs succeed from your home office – but you’ll have all the training and support you need. While we work flexibly, every team member is required to be available and responsive during business hours Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm.

Positions: Executive Administrative Support Assistant; Administrative Assistant – Client Facing Associate

38. World Travel Holdings

Interested in our Work @ Home positions? Connect now to receive information on when these positions become available and other World Travel Holdings’ news!

Positions: Executive Assistant

39. Contemporary VA

Contemporary VA assists business owners, entrepreneurs, consultants, coaches and a range of other clients by pairing them with virtual assistants and online business managers.

40. Clara

Clara is a company that provides email and meeting scheduling services to a variety of clients.

41. 24/7 Virtual Assistant

24/7 Virtual Assistants provides clients across the world with virtual assistant services. Essentially, it matches clients with virtual assistants.
To work with 24/7 Virtual Assistant, you need to send your resume to 24/7 Virtual Assistant.
Once the company receives your resume it will review it to see if it has an immediate client that matches your skillset.

42. Paragon Planners

This company specializes in appointment setting, scheduling and sales support.
Paragon planners work mainly with clients in the financial industry.
Unlike other companies on this list, Paragon Planners hires people on an employee basis, rather than as independent contractors/freelancers.
You can work up to 35 hours per week.
To apply for a position, send a cover letter to Michelle Allen, along with a copy of your resume to opportunities@paragonplanners.c


43. Red Butler

Red Butler is another company that provides virtual assistant services to clients.
Its virtual assistants support clients with a wide range of tasks, like calendar management, answering phone calls, making personalized restaurant recommendations, and creating spreadsheets.

If you want to become a virtual assistant at Red Butler, then fill out a form on the career page.
You just need to enter some basic information, but, you’ll also need to complete two test tasks, like making a restaurant recommendation based on the needs of an example client and creating a spreadsheet for a company.

44. Time Etc.

Time Etc. is an incredibly reputable virtual assistant company that pairs entrepreneurs, business owners and a variety of other clients with virtual assistants that meet their particular needs.

To learn a little more about working with Time Etc., and to start the application process, visit this page.

It’s a well-known company that completes more than 20,000 tasks per months for clients.

45. Vasumo

If you want to work as a virtual assistant from home, then check out Vasumo.
It’s a company that provides personal virtual assistants to clients.

If you’re interested in a position, then send your resume to

46. Team Delegate

To be eligible for a position with the company, you need to have excellent administrative skills and be willing to work as part of a team.

The company doesn’t always have VA positions open, but it’s worth checking this page every now and then to see what’s available.
When you do apply for a position, you’ll need to tell Team Delegate about yourself and what you have to offer.

47. Assistant Match

Assistant Match is a website that pairs clients with virtual assistants that meet their needs. You can register to become a VA at Assistant Match by visiting this page and filling out the form.

48. UpWork

You can type terms into the job search bar, like “virtual assistant” or “admin assistant”.
Or, you can check out the following sections on the platform:

Virtual Assistant Jobs

Personal / Virtual Assistant Jobs

49. We Work Remotely

On there, you can see tons of jobs, from programming to graphic design.

Sometimes, there are jobs for virtual assistants on there, like admin support and customer support positions.
Simply visit the homepage, and then type the term “virtual assistant” into the search bar, or a more specific term, like “administrative assistant” and hit enter.

50. Virtual Office Temps

On this website, you can view hundreds of job listings for virtual assistants.
You can simply click on the jobs tab on the homepage to view all listings, or you can enter a keyword or choose a particular category, like bookkeeping or appointment setting.
The search results can also be further filtered by criteria, like full time or part time.

51. Remote. co

For a wide selection of jobs for virtual assistants that’s updated more than daily, you should check out
This website is really easy to use.
You can type a keyword into the search bar or you can simply click on the virtual assistant tab.
Then, you’ll see tons of listings for VA work.
It’s definitely a site to bookmark if you’re looking for more virtual assistant work.

52. ClickWorker

ClickWorker is a similar platform to Guru, except that it specializes in micro-tasks.
You sign up to the website – this is free to do – then you choose to works on tasks clients have posted, from proofreading to web research.
Like with UpWork and Guru, you can take on as many

or as few projects as you want.
You work on a freelance basis and set your own hours.
There are plenty of virtual assistant tasks to choose from, including data entry, proofreading, internet research, and more.

53. WAHM Forums

On WAHM, you can find some really useful articles on freelancing, but, arguably, the best aspect of the site is the forums.
On the WAHM forums, not only can you find virtual assistants and other freelancers discussing their career tips and advice, but you can also find job posts from clients.
And, just because the website is called Work at Home Moms, it’s not solely for women, so men looking for virtual assistant jobs should still visit the forum too.

54. PeoplePerHour

On this platform, you create a profile, which includes the virtual assistant services that you offer, and set an hourly rate.
Once you’ve done that, clients looking for a virtual assistant will contact you if they like your profile. You can also search and apply for jobs directly.
There are tons of virtual assistant positions listed on the site, and new projects are posted frequently.

55. Fiverr

On Fiverr, you can sell services from sign-holding to video-making.
And, of course, you can sell a plethora of virtual assistant services, like proofreading, internet research, data entry and social media posting.
For each task, you get paid a minimum rate of $5 – hence the name of the website. But, you can earn more by setting your base rate higher than

56. Guru

On there, you’ll find lots of freelance jobs, from editing to graphic design. And, it’s also a great place to find virtual assistant work.
It’s free to join, like UpWork, and it’s updated frequently too.
We recommend that you check out this section of the website to find job openings for virtual assistants.

57. Freelancer

Again, this isn’t a VA-specific job board, but there are tons of jobs for virtual assistants posted on there, so it’s definitely worth taking a look.
It’s free to sign up to the site, and you can get your profile set up on there quickly.

58. VA Networking

VA Networking is a website where you can find tons of free resources to help you in your career as a virtual assistant.
There are tons of articles and guides on all aspects of being a virtual assistant, and there’s also a forum where people discuss the industry.
You can join the website for free and access all of the articles and the forum. But, the site also has a job board where clients post openings for VA work.
If you want access to this forum, then you’ll need to become a paid member.

59. Toptal

Toptal is another big freelancing platform aimed at linking businesses with the talent they need. Some of the jobs offered here include software engineers, designers, and consultants, as well as virtual personal assistant roles.

60. Freelancer

You can find virtual Assistant jobs on this platform.

61. FreeUp:

We are a freelance marketplace focused on connecting high-quality remote freelancers with reputable companies from around the world.
Once you are accepted into the network, you can view open projects from clients looking to work with freelancers with your skillsets on a daily basis.

62. Remote Work Hub - Remote Jobs Worldwide

From job search to interview techniques, and leading remote teams, get the career advice you need to go remote. START YOUR JOB SEARCH Browse the largest, curated collection of remotejob boards and freelance sites to find your next remote job.

63. Dynamite Jobs

Dynamite Jobs only posts paid, open, and remote jobs. 100+ new jobs each week. Find positions with small to medium sized teams.

64. Freelancer

You can find some gigs on this platform for different virtual assistant roles.

Before you start applying for remote virtual Assistant jobs, make sure you tailor your resume to the job description. Create your profiles on the platforms I shared and have an online portfolio.

Don’t Market Yourself As A General Virtual Assistant

Don’t limit your search to just general virtual assistant work. It can be very competitive, and you could be missing out on some great opportunities.
Instead, find the skill you have that pays the most, and find a job that can utilize that skill. Don’t put yourself in a box. Branch out. Then, let your new employer know you can handle other tasks.
As you bank more virtual assistant jobs, be thinking about ways to add value for your clients by expanding your skill set and finding what you can offer that not everybody can. Anyone can call themselves a virtual assistant, but if you can say with confidence you’re an SEO expert or that you have experience managing others, you’ll open more doors.
And you’ll earn bigger paychecks because of your specialization.

Here are some resume samples for Virtual Assistants.













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