Part-Time Work As A Virtual Assistant

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.

Blog writing

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.

Social Media

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.

For more help on finding part-time virtual assistant opportunities or how to navigate the job search, visit Meadows VA School or become a member of the Meadows VA School job board.

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  1. Hi there, thanks for the great tips by the way. However, I do have a question that I think
    you could answer for me. I was wondering what are the best ways to
    find clients online for providing them with my bookkeeping
    and tax services? If you could give me some insight I would
    greatly appreciate it!

    1. Hi George,

      Bookkeeping is a really personalized service. If you are not already out their doing direct networking then I recommend you start as soon as possible. It is so important that people meet you in person to get your business going. Then after they have worked with you they will refer you. As far as online marketing make sure you have a facebook page and a really simple cheap website at a minimum. It is also advised that you set yourself as an expert in bookkeeping on social media and in a blog. Post articles related to tips and trick about how to organize your bookkeeping systems and tools to use and so on. That way when people have a question they will come to you for an answer. You can also set yourself up to work on sites like Guru and Upwork. Lastly I recommend signing up with a virtual agency maybe one that specializes in virtual finance workers. I hope this help. I honestly could go on and on. We have a training about how to market yourself on our site check it out if you need any further help.

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