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A Virtual Assistant, also known as a VA has a broad job description. Most people will think of a work at home secretary, but this position has evolved over the years to include many skill sets that will benefit any business or professional. Some people will use this term when they need a personal assistant who may book flights, shop online for them, or any task that a person needs help with and can be done online. A Virtual Assistant is more of an administrative assistant to assist with office work. Of course, like the title Virtual this is an online position so the office work will be projects that can be completed online and not in an actual office.

What Type of Projects do Virtual Assistants Complete?

There are various types of projects that a Virtual Assistant can be hired to complete. This is why this can be a broad field. Below are some examples of the type of work a Virtual Assistant may be asked to do.

Replying to Emails

Follow Up Phone Calls to Clients

Schedule Appointments

Creating Newsletters

Update blogs or websites


Manage Social Media Accounts (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, etc.)

Assist with Marketing


Any repetitive or time consuming task

Put together Presentations


This is just a small list of jobs that a Virtual Assistant can do, there are so many more jobs that a Virtual Assistant can complete. With everything a Virtual Assistant can do, almost anyone will have at least one skill that they will be able to be a Virtual Assistant.

There are different types of virtual administrative jobs, one example is a part time or full time position with set hours. The next example is a virtual assistant position that you work for a company that provides the needed work to be completed during a set time frame; typically you are considered an independent contractor. So as long as you complete the work by the deadline, you can balance your schedule by working the hours that best fit your schedule.

In addition, there are various skills that business owners or companies may need from a virtual assistant. Some jobs may be just for basic secretarial work, well other jobs may be more involved and require more experience.


Below is a list of companies:


Executive Assistant




Various virtual assistant positions. Scroll to the bottom of the page, in the lower right hand corner there is an email address to send your resume to.


Vicky Virtual


Receptionist positions, pay rate is $10 an hour.




Various virtual assistant positions, $15 - $20 an hour.


Virtual Gal Friday


Virtual Assistant, various types of positions (Independent Contractor Position, paid for hours worked)


Fancy Hands


You are paid per task, pay rate varies.


Time Etc


Must have 2-3 years experience, this is a part time position.




Part time position starts at 5 hours a week then can increase to 20 hours a week.


Blue Zebra


Administrative Assistant, if you scroll down the page it is position 2.  This is an independent contractor position with an hourly wage based on experience and you are paid weekly.


Dion Data Solutions

Data Entry, this is an independent contractor position.  You must be able to type 60wpm.


Virtual Assistant Talent

This is a company that places virtual assistants by experience with their clients, various types of virtual assistant positions.


Decide what type of virtual assistant work you can/want to do, then check out the companies above to see what they are presently hiring for. Being a virtual assistant can be a great job for a college student, stay at home mom who wants to reenter the workforce, work at home mom, someone who is retired and wants to supplement their income, or someone who lives in a more rural area without many job options; whatever the reason, being a virtual assistant can be a great job.

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