Remote virtual assistant jobs are pretty popular amongst remote job seekers. Over the years, I’ve highlighted companies that hire remote virtual assistants (VAs for short).
These companies are great for anyone who wants to work as a VA but doesn’t want to find their own clients. Confused? Don’t be.
You see, most VAs work in one of two ways:
Freelance Virtual Assistant
As a freelance VA, you are your own boss. You are responsible for finding clients, pricing, billing, payments and everything else. When you freelance, you can find clients on your own via online networking or use popular marketplace sites, like Upwork.
My friend, Gina Horkey, over at Horkey Handbook is a pro on starting a freelance VA biz. She has an amazing and comprehensive blog post that details how to become a freelance VA is 30 days or less. Give it a read to find out if freelancing is right for you.
Contract Virtual Assistant
Another popular option for remote virtual assistant jobs is to contract work. As a contractor, you are hired by a single company that then contracts your services out to other companies.
The benefit of this is you don’t have to source your own clients because the company you contract with does it for you.
Virtual Assistant Jobs Now Hiring
Now that you have a basic understanding of the types of VA work out there, let’s look at 3 unique companies hiring VAs right now.
33Vincent is a community of freelance Executive Assistants or EAs for short. EAs provide administrative support for their clients and internally to assist with 33Vincent projects.
All EAs at 33Vincent are contractors. To be considered you need:
- Microsoft Office Software
- Bachelor’s Degree
- 5+ Years Experience
- 15+ Hours To Work Each Week
- US Location
It’s a bonus if you are familiar with tools like Trello, Basecamp, Slack, Evernote and Google Apps.
EAs get to work a flexible schedule including hours and days available.
Interested? Learn if you’re a good fit for 33Vincent and get notified about new openings over at their Jobs Page.
Boldly is pretty unique when it comes to virtual assistant companies. That’s because Boldly hires VAs to work as W2 employees. As an employee, you receive steady pay and benefits eligibility.
What’s more, VAs at Boldly enjoy a flexible schedule while building long-term relationships. Although you work for Boldly, VAs end up assisting big-name companies like Facebook, Apple, Google, Asana, and more.
To work at Boldly, you must:
- Live in the US
- Have 7 years of experience
- Work minimum 20 hours a week
- Availability Monday through Friday
Note, while Boldly hires in the US you must reside in one of the following states:
California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington.
Boldly expects all assistants to be familiar with cloud-based technology, be dependable, and quick learners. You also need high-speed, reliable internet!
At this time, Boldly is actively hiring:
- Executive Assistant
- Marketing & Social Media Specialist
- Project Management
There is even a special program for Military Spouses!
Check out the Careers Page at Boldly to learn more about all job openings and start the application process.
3. Team Delegate
Team Delegate has been in the virtual assistant business for nearly 20 years.
They pride themselves on offering quality contract services to companies who need administrative help. To do that, Team Delegate is always looking to add experienced Virtual Assistants and Virtual Bookkeepers to their team.
Note: If you want to learn more about becoming a Virtual Bookkeeper checkout this post on Virtual Bookkeeping Jobs.
To be considered at Team Delegate, you must have:
- 3 years of experience
- A full home office setup, including MS Office and high-speed internet
- Computer with webcam
All applicants are hired as 1099 contractors and must pass a background check. You must also have availability during ‘normal’ business hours (Monday – Friday). This is not a side hustle position or one that can be done outside of another job.
Think you have what it takes? Visit the Team Delegate Hiring Page. There you can learn more about the company and view open positions.
Virtual Assistant Training
As a career coach, I work with a lot of job seekers that are interested in Virtual Assistant Jobs but don’t feel their in-office experience translate well to a virtual environment.
And that’s okay. Office experience in the admin field is a great starting point for a VA career. However, if you’ve never worked remotely or aren’t familiar with cloud technology and apps, you might feel unprepared to apply to VA jobs.
Fortunately, there are some online training programs you can use to strengthen your existing administrative skills and learn new skills to make you a standout VA.
As I mentioned earlier, Gina Horkey is the go-to expert in the world of virtual assistants. She primarily teaches aspiring VAs how to launch and scale their own VA businesses.
If you’re interested in freelancing, Horkey Handbook is the place for you. You’ll learn how to start a VA business from scratch using what you already know and by adding a few new remote-friendly skills under your belt.
If you’re not sold on starting a freelancing business of your own, that’s okay too. You can turn to LinkedIn to learn and develop VA skills that will make you a great hire.
There are a ton of opportunities to find a land remote work on LinkedIn. It only makes sense that you use the largest professional networking platform to develop new skills too.
When you complete courses, you receive certificates you can display directly on your LinkedIn Profile. This will help strengthen your profile and give you an overall boost in your credibility as a remote worker.
As a bonus, you can try LinkedIn Learning Free for 30 Days. In that time, you can take and complete courses perfect for aspiring VAs like Excel, Google Apps, QuickBooks, and so much more.
Virtual Assistant Jobs Remote
There are a lot of ways to become a remote virtual assistant. The three companies listed here are a great place to start your remote job search but not your only options.
Remember, you can Jump Start Your Remote Job Search with me, a Certified Professional Career Coach. I show you how to develop your resume and LinkedIn profiles, find real remote job leads, and interview like a pro so you can transition from commuter to telecommuter.
You can also search popular job sites like ZipRecruiter to find job leads or get recruited by companies.
There are plenty of paths you can take as you work to kick your cubicle to the curb. If you’re feeling stuck or just want to say hello, be sure to leave a comment below.
Happy job searching.
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