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Being a Virtual Assistant

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The work

As a freelance Virtual Assistant, the work you'll do will vary based on client needs and your skills. Being a Virtual Assistant particularly suits those with an administrative, assistant or marketing background, and your daily responsibilities might include things like:

  • Communicating via our website, email, Whatsapp, text, phone or video
  • Sorting email and managing inboxes
  • Managing and arranging calendars
  • Writing, formatting and editing documents
  • Handling general administration
  • Sorting expenses, invoices or other documents
  • Arranging travel and booking accommodations
  • Posting to social media
  • Using systems, software and apps including CRM systems
  • Making calls, following-up and representing your client's company
  • Doing data entry
  • Taking minutes and transcribing audio
  • We also have clients who require basic support with marketing, writing, and social media
  • The clients


    We'll introduce you to between three and six clients based on your skills and experience. You'll work with the same clients on an ongoing basis and we'll take care of things like invoicing.

    If you enjoy building relationships, this is a great role for you. Our focus is on creating happy long-term relationships with our clients and, as their assistant, you'll be responsible for any work they need you to complete and building a strong relationship with them.

    So far, we've matched more than 22,000 entrepreneurs, leaders and business owners with our talented team of assistants.

    Fitting around your life


    We know balancing a family with the demands of work is difficult - which is why we created a way for talented people to use their skills and experience to access meaningful work from home. We want to perfectly complement your family life, not take it over.

    As a Virtual Assistant, all of your work can be done at home using your laptop or computer. We'll ask that you're generally available for at least a couple of hours during normal working hours, but outside of this requirement, you're free to balance work with your life.

    Fees and earnings


    You'll be paid directly by us, by the hour, for all the work that you do for our clients.

    Rates start at $13 and go up to $17, based on the amount of work you do for each client. So far, we've delivered more than 1 million hours of meaningful work to our assistants and paid out many millions in fees.

    Like anything in life, the more you put in, the more you get out. Assistants who are prepared to build long-term relationships with clients can earn a great reliable income, with many of our assistants earning several thousand dollars per month.

    Freelance, but easier


    Time etc helps making freelancing easier by solving some of the major challenges:

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

  • When you work through Time etc, we handle almost everything for you - leaving you largely free to focus on profitable fee-earning work. In contrast, independent freelancers spend up to 66% of their time finding and talking to prospective clients and doing the administration required for their current clients like invoicing and collecting payments.

    As a Time etc assistant, you're free to work as an independent assistant outside of our platform, too.

    Help every step of the way


    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.

    We're here to help you succeed and thrive as a freelance Virtual Assistant and thrive earning an income working flexibly from your own home.

    "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



    Is becoming a freelance Virtual Assistant right for you?

    Use your experience to earn $13-$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
    No worrying about getting paid - we guarantee your payments
    All the help you need, any time - you're never on your own
    Do all the work in one place on our dashboard

    Do you meet these requirements?

    You have at least 5 to 8 years relevant experience
    You have experience working from home
    You're available during the working day
    You're happy with an initial hourly fee of $13* (You can apply to increase this later).
    You're based in the US
    You have a PC, Laptop or Mac

    Apply To Be A Virtual Assistant

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

    * Fees: Your initial hourly fee will be $13 per hour. This fee will increase in increments, up to $17 per hour, based on the amount of work you do for each client.