Some people go into virtual assisting for a full-time career, leaving behind an office job or just going straight into virtual work out of college. Others want to get into virtual administration but may not know how to navigate part-time virtual assisting.
Virtual assisting offers the great ability to work as much or as little as you need–as different clients have a different amount of work they need completing on a weekly and monthly basis.
Taking the time to research, network, and put yourself out there with your skillset as a virtual assistant is the main way to find work, but once you are out looking, you also have the availability to find work that fits your schedule and lifestyle needs.
Below are some virtual assisting positions that are great part-time opportunities for virtual administrators.
We have spoken about blogging as a great virtual assisting position and the great thing is you can blog as much or as little as you would like. Blogs are normally assigned by the piece and with a certain amount of words per blog. Once you put a time limit on your part-time availability, you can begin to pitch as much or as little as possible for blog writing.
If you get hired as a permanent blogger, then find a position that only requires x amount of blogs per month would also be a great way to find continuous work that fits within your schedule.
While many see companies post on social media daily, there are actually many scheduling platforms that can make social media management a very part-time position. Platforms such as Hootsuite, Tweetdeck, and Buffer have made scheduling social media posts quick and painless. You may only need to spend one or two hours a week on the social media itself while leaving some room for last minute entries.
Technology has made social media a type of virtual position that can take as little or as much time as you are willing to take on to complete.
Many virtual administrators who are transcribers know that transcribing comes down to how many projects you personally take on. You are only handed pieces when you make yourself available and as long as they are done correctly and timely, then you are fine.
Transcribing, once trained, will not take long to complete and most transcribing platforms limit how many projects each transcriber gets to ensure all transcriptions are done correctly and without error.
Bookkeeping is always a major part of every company and without it, most clients would not have the time to keep up with the business and bookkeeping together. Luckily, bookkeeping in itself is not a time-consuming position if you are organized and diligent in your work.
Most bookkeeping tends to be needed on a monthly basis, depending on the company’s revenue, so this position may only require five to ten hours of work a month.
Beyond these positions, you can find clerical work, translating, and other positions for virtuals on a very part-time basis. The jobs are out there to find, but you need to put yourself out there and be up-front about your availability. There is no shortage of positions that could fit your needs.