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Finding Virtual Assistant Jobs

Finding Virtual Assistant Jobs

Where can you look to find virtual assistant jobs?

Many new Virtual Assistants wonder where they can start finding virtual assistant jobs. While its best to focus building your home business with long-term clients, you may want to find jobs to provide some quick income as you are starting out.

Here are some ideas on finding quick virtual assistant jobs:

Virtual Assistant Job Boards has a large job board of legitimate companies for paid members. The monthly membership fee is $14.95 and the job board is rather large for a reasonable fee. This is a good resource to check out and they offer additional free resources to their members.

Shelancers: Association of Female Freelancers- This website has a job board and other resources for Virtual Assistants and freelance workers. Join Shelancers Today!

VAClassroom: This training resource also has a “VA Marketplace” which is a membership area for Virtual Assistants to post their profiles with links to their website for potential clients to find. You will have a free profile listed for 60 days when you register for one of their training programs, then it is $9.99 per month.

There are free internet job boards for Virtual Assistants and freelancer workers where you can search for VA jobs. Has some virtual assistant jobs listed.

Craigslist where you can search for jobs and also advertise your services for free or a small fee. This site is a free service to search for and find freelancers. Here you can submit proposals to jobs which are listed in categories by type and skill. You can post 3 proposals for free or 20 with paid membership.

Be aware these job sites are for the global market and you will be completing with others around the world. You will see jobs posted for extremely hourly rates, many as low as $5 per hour. Don’t let this discourage you too much because finding these quick jobs is not your long-term business goal.   Your ultimate goal is to build long-term relationships with clients who will gladly pay you what you are worth. Your goal for your business is not to find “Virtual Assistant jobs” but to work in partnership with clients as you build your own home based ”Virtual Assistant business”. Think of these free job boards as a place to get started or supplement your income while starting out. 

The best way to build a sustainable business and find Virtual Assistant clients is to go out and find them yourself.

Networking – both on and offline. Start by networking with established VAswho may have an overflow of work to give you. Try former employers and people you know. Word of Mouth is still the best way to get jobs.

Be cautious of any offer that seems to good to be true. Often the easiest way to spot a business scam is to use the same common sense when looking at Virtual Assistant opportunities as you would any other business or job opportunity.