17 Free Places to Promote Your Virtual Assistant Business Online
by Liat Behr
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Every great virtual assistant knows that competition can be a raging beast. It’s therefore important to be creative about showing off your skills and making yourself more visible.
By registering with more platforms, you’ll become more visible and have many more opportunities to find VA work.
Below are 17 free places you should register with to promote your virtual assistant business online.
Visibility = Opportunity
1. Worldwide 101 – is the market leader in business-grade virtual assistance. If you have a strong professional background in administration, customer service, marketing or project management, as well as an interest in learning new skills and a stable home-office environment, you can work virtually and leave behind the daily commute.
2. 24/7 Virtual Assistant – is one of the top providing virtual assistant companies in the world. And if you have at least five years of experience working as an executive assistant, this might just be the perfect company to work with.
3. Longer Days – one of the top providing virtual assistance companies in the world, Longer Days hires American virtual assistants to work in the same office as the clients. If you want to work in a tangible workplace culture, Longer Days may be a great solution for you. Fill out the application to to sign up.
4. eaHelp – this dynamic company matches you up with high level clients as well as helps connect virtual assistants to each other.
5. Uassist.me – is made up of a passionate group of people dedicated to improving people’s lives. They’re constantly looking to expand their team.
6. Zirtual – hires and certifies US based virtual assistants to work with entrepreneurs, professionals and small teams anywhere in the world. They’re always looking for talented individuals to join their team and you can even sign up for job alerts. See their list of open positions.
7. Virtual Assistant Quickstart – is a great place to sign up to get free tips about finding clients, reaching financial goals and resources that will help you grow your VA business. They also have an open assignments board on which you can apply for available jobs.
8. Virtual Assist USA – if you’re an experienced and educated American virtual assistant, apply for a job with Virtual Assist USA to assist small businesses, entrepreneurs and managers.
9. Timeetc – is a virtual workforce platform that will find work for you so that you don’t have to compete with other freelancers. If you have experience as a personal assistant, executive assistant, secretary or admin assistant or even if you have your own VA business, contact Timeetc. They’re waiting to hear from you.
10. VMG – hire a wide range of people in a wide range of industries and offer full time and part time virtual assignments. Sign up with them for flexible working hours and exciting internet based projects.
11. Staff.com – sign up for free with staff.com, post your skills and start working. Yes, you can also work part time or project based but most jobs on staff.com are full time long-term jobs.
12. Guru – while not exclusive to virtual assistants, Guru makes it easy to find work and get hired. Just create a profile and define the freelance services you want to offer. Employers will find you by these services when searching for a freelancer. They also provide job matches so that you don’t miss out on any opportunity.
13. Odesk – with over 1.5 million clients, Odesk is one of the leading online workplaces. Whether you’re fresh out of college or have a long professional history, Odesk is a great place to find job opportunities that suit your skill set.
14. Elance – is a market leader and another great place that provides freelances with freedom and opportunities to people from all over the world. With over 1 million businesses using Elance, you’ll want to register with them.
15. Red Butler – is a leading virtual assistant and travel provider, Red Butler offers in-house executive support. If you’re looking to help people around the world get more done, while becoming a part of a team in-house, sign up today.
16. Fiverr – is the marketplace for creative and professional freelance services. Register as a virtual assistant and offer a specific service or specify the amount of time you’ll work for $5 or more.
17. PeoplePerHour – is a community of talent that will help you build your business. Build your profile, search for jobs and send a direct proposal. Send up to 15 proposals a month for free. Profiles are ranked based on economic activity per month, but you can move up the ranks by either selling or buying a service.
I hope you benefit from this list. I’d love to hear from you and find out which platforms worked best for you or if there are other platforms you would add to this list. Leave your comments below.