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Being a Virtual Assistant

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Be a Champion

We're often asked what makes a great freelance Virtual Assistant. It's not about taking on tons of tasks or working around the clock, it's all about being a 'Champion'. Dependable, loyal, and skilled, Champions are the best of the best. Clients value them because they know with a Champion on their team, they'll reach their goal in half the time.

Flexible, family-friendly work

We know how tough it is to get back into the workforce after starting a family - companies don't want to offer flexibility, they care more about profit than people. But we don't. We know how much you have to offer and we want to connect you with entrepreneurs who desperately need your help! Don't get us wrong it's no walk in the park, but if you can put the time in, commit to building a long-term relationship, and stay motivated, you'll reap the rewards.

So, how does it work?

If you make it past our rigorous selection process, you'll be able to apply to work with clients who are looking for a Virtual Assistant to work with them on an ongoing basis. Our clients are made up of entrepreneurs, managers, and everyone in between! We'll pay you a fee of $11 per hour to start with.

The scoop: You may need to put in a lot of effort before you get anything out. You'll need to build relationships with your clients to succeed.

The work you'll do will vary based on client needs and your skills, but it might include things like general executive assistant duties, administration, formatting and typing documents, making travel arrangements, managing calendars, arranging meetings and appointments, making telephone calls, sorting expenses, updating social media, or writing articles and content.

The scoop: Being a Virtual Assistant requires commitment and focus - it's not normally worth it if you're looking for some short term income

Like anything in life though, the more you put in, the more you get out. If you just want to do one-off tasks for money, we are not the service for you. We want Champions who will prioritise and take pride in their work, go above and beyond, make the most of their skills, and build valuable, long-term relationships with clients. If you can take the time to do this, we guarantee the rewards are huge!

You're not alone at Time etc - throughout your journey as a freelance Virtual Assistant, you'll have unlimited access to the support, help, and guidance of our friendly team.

"Time Etc is the only company I've found that truly offers flexible working hours with good rates. The projects are interesting, and I often find myself going above and beyond. We are supported by Account Managers who build up trust and confidence with new clients, creating an environment where they consistently come back for more."

Susan R

What will help me succeed as a Virtual Assistant?

It can be surprising just how much time and focus you need to be a successful freelance Virtual Assistant. Here is our summary of the traits that make a successful Virtual Assistant:

  • Dedicate 2-3 hours every working day
  • Schedule your work around your client's needs
  • Be available and willing to communicate with your clients, sometimes at short notice
  • Be prepared to prioritize your Virtual Assistant work
  • Be willing to invest your time in getting to know your clients

How to get started as a freelance Virtual Assistant

Earning money as a freelance Virtual Assistant doesn't happen overnight - here are the steps you'll have to take to earn an income:

Step one:
Get approved as a freelance Virtual Assistant.
Step two:
Apply to work with clients that need a Virtual Assistant like you.
Step three:
Start working with one or more clients that want to work with you. Have a call with them and introduce yourself.
Step four:
Get paid for the work you do. The more you do, the more you earn. Raise your invoice at the end of each month.

Is becoming a freelance Virtual Assistant right for you?

Use your experience to earn $11-$17* per hour from the comfort of your own home.

What are the benefits of being a Virtual Assistant with Time etc?

No need to go out and find clients, we'll bring them to you
All the help you need, any time - you're never on your own
Do all the work in one place in our dashboard
No worrying about getting paid - we guarantee your payments

Do you meet these requirements?

You have at least 8 years relevant experience
You have experience working from home
You're available during the working day
You're happy with fees of $11 per hour to start
You're based in the US
You have a PC, Laptop or Mac

It might not be for you if...

Being a Virtual Assistant isn't right for everyone.

You need a full-time or guaranteed income
You're looking for a temporary income
You don't want to build long-term relationships in order to receive work

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As a freelance Virtual Assistant, once you're up and running you'll also need to hold Professional Liability insurance.

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