12 Legitimate Companies that Hire Virtual Assistants

Virtual assistant jobs are amazingly becoming very popular. Becoming a virtual assistant allows you to work from home without the hassle of commuting back and forth to work, saving you hundreds, if not thousands of dollars every year.

pin-10-virtual-assistants-1What Is A Virtual Assistant?

A VA (Virtual Assistant), also known as a personal office assistant, or virtual personal assistant, is someone who provides a variety of administrative assistance to clients from home. This type of work is different from your usual call center job, where you provide customer care for clients need from home.

As a virtual assistant, you will basically do any and everything from clerical and data entry to customer service, real estate, and telemarketing. Basically, anything that your clients wants done!

Things You Need To Be and Ideal Virtual Assistant

  • A computer with high speed internet
  • Personal phone line
  • Knowledge of Word, Excel, Powerpoint,
  • Google Suite: Gmail, Calendar, Chrome, Drive, Plus, Hangouts, Voice
  • Microsoft Suite: Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook

Who Hires Virtual Assistants?

  1. Time Etc. – As a virtual assistant you will complete various tasks for clients. Pay is around $11-$16 per hour.
  2. Fancy Hands – This company hires virtual assistants to complete a variety of tasks. Most tasks pay anywhere between $2.50 to $7 per task and go up from there. If you perform your tasks well you might get a
  3. Care2 Share –  This company has openings for administrative assistants  to work from home.
  4. Assistant Match – This is a company that matches qualified virtual assistants with business clients. Pay is around $12 – $15 per hour with the potential to make up to $20-$25 per hour with graphic design experience.
  5. Zirtual – Zirtual Assistants are full time employees that work from 9AM–6PM each weekday. Starting base pay is $11/hr with opportunities for growth. Benefits like medical, dental, and vision are included. Only hires in the US.
  6. Lifebushido – This company is well-known that hire virtual assistants to work from home. You can work as little as 5 hours per week. If they really like your skills, you can work up to 20 hours per week. This company is open worldwide.
  7. eaHelp – This company hires executive virtual assistants to remotely from home. You will focus on providing assistance to one or two business clients.
  8. Office 88 – As a virtual assistant, you will work from home as a web designer, graphic designer, office assistant or translator/proofreader.
  9. Virtual Office VA – This company hires virtual assistants to seek out real estate leads. You will contact the leads asking for information about the property. Starting pay is $9 to $10 an hour depending on experience. Pay is weekly.
  10. Virtual Gal Friday – You can apply as a work from home virtual assistant across several categories.
  11. Worldwide 101 – Help busy business clients by booking appointments, scheduling meetings, and much more.
  12. Elance ( This company has now partnered with Upwork) – This a freelance site where you can find virtual assistant jobs. If you are very skilled as a personal assistant, you can setup a profile, and offer your services at a set price.

Final Thoughts

Although, these are the better paying jobs, they won’t do you any good, if you don’t have the necessary skills to perform certain duties. It is recommended to keep your skills and experience in mind when choosing a virtual assistant job.

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  • lucylive

    Here’s another site – http://teleassistants.com. The site claims to offer home agents, virtual assistants and work from home jobs. Looks like it is new, has anyone tried it?

  • Yani Lacaba

    Thank you for sharing these 12 legitimate companies, Lashay. I am a virtual assistant and currently employed as well through an agency. There’s one legit agency to hire VAs from who are both cheap and skilled and that’s EliteWork. You can probably check its website first and then include it in the future 🙂

    • Hi Yani! I’ll check them out. Thanks for sharing!

  • Virtual Assistants

    Hi Lashay…I enjoyed looking through your site, and wanted to mention that our company, Elite Virtual Assistants also hires experienced VA’s that work remotely from their home office (no fees for them). Our website is http://www.elitevirtualassist.com if anyone would like to get in touch with us. Thanks for the article!

    Laura Licursi

    • Hi Lisa! Nice to meet you! Thanks for stopping by and sharing another great resource for Virtual Assistants.

  • Hi, Lashay. This is day one (minute one) of a search for the possibilities for a VA position for my wife. Spanish speaking native, pretty good English. Interior designer, works for engineering firm working with Power Utilities, worked for years with Coca-Cola corp in Colombia. Needs to work from home. Where would be a good place to search for opportunities concentrating on the Spanish connection?