The rise of internet technology opens doors for many to work online at the comfort of their own homes. Whether you are a freelance work at home mom looking for ways to increase the household income or an online entrepreneur who works on the internet full time, you will benefit from freelance online virtual assistant jobs available on the internet.
What is a Virtual Assistant?
A virtual assistant is a person who provides administrative, technical, or creative social assistance to clients from a home office or a virtual office. Virtual assistants are called such because they are independent contractors rather than employees. Having said that, clients are not responsible for any employee-related taxes, insurance or benefits.
Why Hire a Virtual Assistant?
For entrepreneurs, hiring a virtual assistant online can save a lot of costs. As clients, they can avoid the logistical problem of providing extra office space, equipment or supplies, and other benefits mandated by law in the normal employer-employee set up.
In business, Pareto’s Principle of 80/20 says that 80% of your profits come from 20% of the time you spend. Therefore, as an entrepreneur, you must focus more of your time on the most effective areas of the business which provides the best results and eliminate other tasks on your plate by automating or delegating them to virtual assistants!
Freelance Virtual Assistant Jobs
You’ll probably know of the famous freelance virtual assistant job sites like Odesk, Elance, and Freelancer. They generally have all types of virtual assistants from general admin, web developers, content writers, and SEO specialists.
However, for those who specifically need programmers, or programmers who wants extra income by becoming a virtual assistant, ScriptLance is the place to visit.
Meanwhile, for entrepreneurs who have the budget to hire a dedicated virtual assistant, you can try the Virtual Staff Finder by Chris Ducker. Chris was one of the entrepreneurs I recently met online in my blog hopping. He set up his call center company currently located in Cebu.
I also recently found a freelance site specifically created for Filipinos seeking virtual assistants jobs called Easy Outsource. Unlike the other big freelance sites for virtual assistants I posted above which charges a fee for entrepreneurs for posting a job, this site is completely free of charge. In fact, I posted a job here before for one of the requirements in one of my online projects.
Last but not the least, I would also recommend you to check out the freelance site called Fiverr. This site is famous because each service only costs $5. It is the place for people to share things they’re willing to do for just $5.
If you’re an entrepreneur, most especially internet marketer, who want to delegate tasks you can no longer handle, then you can post your job requirements and outsource it to virtual assistants! Likewise, if you’re a work at home mom or dad who wants to increase and contribute to the household income, then you can apply as a freelance virtual assistant.
Do take note though that some jobs require more hours. Since everything works virtually, trust is the heart of the relationship between the client and the staff. Virtual assistants should deliver quality output to their client entrepreneurs while clients should pay their virtual assistants always on time.