If you are someone who would like to become a virtual assistant but you're not quite ready to dive in and start your own business, today's post is for you. Ultimately, starting your own VA business gives you greater earning potential because you will be setting your own rates.
However, there's still a lot to be said for “getting your feet wet” in this industry by working under someone else for a while. This can help you not only understand how a VA business is run, but also help you to learn to do some of the more popular tasks VA's are often used for.
So today, I thought it would be a good idea to create a little list for you of 5 different companies that regularly hire work at home virtual assistants with basically no past experience in the industry.
Note that this does not mean you won't need past experience in something. Many of the listings will say they prefer candidates with experience in Microsoft Word, Excel, Google's tools, freelance writing, etc. But, you can still be considered for work even if you've never actually done VA work before for any other company.
Not at all familiar with what virtual assisting is? Then you may want to read this post first.
5 Virtual Assisting Companies For Newbies
#1 – Fancy Hands
This is task-based VA work. Once you have gotten accepted, you can log in at any time and browse the Fancy Hand's platform for VA tasks you may want to do. You'll see all kinds of things from appointment setting to research. Just pick and choose what you want to do, but be quick because other Fancy Hands VA's are also scouring for work. You can go here to read our review of Fancy Hands for more details.
#2 – 99 Dollar Social
I'm not sure how often this company hires, but their job description page does not appear to require that you've had any past virtual assisting experience. They do prefer to hire people who are comfortable navigating and updating social media since what you will be doing is updating and managing social media accounts for their clients.
#3 – Time Etc.
This company hires VA's with at least 2-3 years of relevant experience in general administration tasks, marketing & social media, writing, or customer service. So while they do prefer you have experience in one of the above fields, you don't have to have past experience working as a VA to be considered here.
#4 – Vicky Virtual
This company is regularly looking for work at home VA's/receptionists to handle different tasks for their clients. Note that this is primarily phone work. They do not require that you have ever done this type of work before provided you embody certain core characteristics including being able to multi-task, easily learn new things, be comfortable navigating a computer, etc.
#5 – Worldwide101
This is one of the more well-known companies that VA's work for. They are willing to consider most applicants. You just need to be a fast learner, good at multi-tasking, familiar and/or comfortable with various internet-based cloud technologies and software.
Do you know of any other virtual assistant companies that are willing to accept people new to the industry? Please share below.
Also, if you are interested in starting up your own VA business rather than trying to work under someone else, you can go here for details on an affordable eCourse to help guide you through the process of getting set up.