Time Etc. is a well-known company that frequently hires home-based virtual assistants. They were founded in 2007 and claim to handle more than 20,000 tasks per month for their various clients. Their clients are primarily business owners and entrepreneurs based in the US and UK. If you meet Time Etc.'s requirements, you may be able to get a job working for them from home as a VA (virtual assistant).
I always try to let you know whether or not a company hires worldwide, and I can't find that information posted on the Time Etc. website. Because they have clients in the US and UK, I would assume that they hire from both of these places. It does also say on the application that you need good English skills to qualify to work for them.
What kind of work do you do for Time Etc.?
If you're familiar with virtual assisting, then you know your duties may seriously vary just depending on the needs of your clients. So you may be writing blog posts, scheduling appointments, doing research, filling out forms, making travel arrangements, and so on. The sky is the limit.
One good thing about this type of work is that because your tasks may vary so much, the work is not likely to get repetitive and boring.
How much does Time Etc. pay?
The Time Etc. website gives a range you can expect rather than an exact amount. At this time, you could earn between $11 and $16 hourly just depending on your experience.
When does Time Etc. pay?
Time Etc. pays monthly with Paypal.
Who is qualified to work for Time Etc.?
Time Etc. wants to hire people who have 2-3 years of commercial experience, good English skills, and good organizational skills.
I admit that I did not know what they meant by “commercial experience,” so I Googled it and found this. Take it with a grain of salt, though. If someone reading can better explain it, please do. I can't believe I've never seen that listed as a requirement on a job application, but I honestly haven't.
ETA – Kirsten from Time Etc. cleared this up in the comments below. Thanks, Kirsten!
What we really mean by “commercial experience” is experience working in a paid capacity (rather than internships or work experience) but we’re going to change this phrase in the next two weeks to something clearer as a result of your feedback.
What is the schedule like?
You need to be available to work at least five hours a week, Monday through Friday. If hired, they want you to commit to working for them for at least one year. The company website claims this is a flexible position.
What do people say about working for Time Etc.?
There is very little feedback online about them from workers. WAH Adventures has a review of the company here, and if you read the comments on that review, you'll see where someone mentioned not getting paid by Time Etc., but then the company actually replied and said they were taking care of that situation. That always impresses me when companies take the time to address things like that. So many of them don't.
How can you get started?
If you are interested in becoming a VA for Time Etc., you can fill out their application here. Good luck, and please feel free to leave a comment if you have anything you'd like to add about Time Etc.
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