Working At Home For a Virtual Staffing Agency

Working at home has plenty of options. A virtual staffing agency is one such idea that could work really well for you. If you have office skills, accounting skills, freelance writing experience, transcription or other clerical strengths many people use virtual assistants to help them run their own home business.

How Virtual Assistant Positions Work

An agency will set you up with information about a position and then you do the job. The agency pays you for your work. The end user client will work directly with you but the agency deals with the money. Many virtual assistant agencies will work various ways. Some will interview you and others let you list your services with their site and then let you work with the client and simply handle the money and the connection.

Things to be Wary Of aka Scam Alert

Be wary of a virtual staffing agency that wants to charge you to list with them. They should make their money from the client. Be wary as well of training courses that you need to pay for. You should be able to get training or testing for free in most cases. If you are looking at an agency that charges the virtual assistant, be sure you have done a thorough background check on them.

WAH Resources

odesk.com is a virtual staffing agency for all sorts of positions including work from home clerical positions like data entry and virtual assistance. They provide a place for you to list your resume and connect you with buyers as well as offer you the ability to browse job listings. Payments happen through moneybrokers on an annual basis and odesk takes a % of your hourly rate per client.

teamdoubleclick.net is an agency that works much like a traditional agency that has their own clients. They offer training and interview you for positions such as for real estate VA jobs, telemarketing and more. They pay the telecommuter directly.

Benefits of VA WAH Positions

These positions can allow you to set flexible schedules. You can choose to work part time or full time and accept gigs that work within your desired parameters. Another benefit is safety in terms of getting paid. The agency assumes the risk with the end user client so you are guaranteed to be paid and will have a concrete payday. Some work at home positions carry risk of not getting paid but with an agency, you are minimizing that risk.

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Sunday, June 8th, 2008 Virtual Assistant, wahm, Work at Home Resources

3 Comments to Working At Home For a Virtual Staffing Agency

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  3. Dear Sir or Madam.

    I am looking to work from home starting next Monday, May 4, 2009.

    I will send my CV upon you request.

    I have over 20 years office and healthcare experience. Well-versed in all MS Office Suite applications.

    I hope to hear from you today.

    Thanks, in advance.

  4. Pete on April 30th, 2009
  5. Pete,
    This is an informational blog only. I do not hire virtual assistants myself. The blog seeks to provide helpful information to those looking for this type of work only. Contained in the blog are several work source links and advice about where you may be able to obtain a position.

    Good luck with your job hunting efforts!

  6. Dana Prince on April 30th, 2009

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