{Virtual Work Opportunities for the week of March 13th….scroll down…. but we’d love for you to read our advice on how to land these great opportunities first!}

You guys.

I open this way because I consider you a kindred spirit. A mom who’s working hard to make work work from home.

You’re my “guys”.

I also open this way when I’m EXCITED! Every week we filter through all the online work opportunities and I can’t stand how much potential there is out there.

I literally want to drive to your house, pour a cup of coffee and say “let’s do this.” Let’s get your application in for this or tell me what’s holding you back and we’ll work through it.

(In fact, I do this virtually for our Verified Virtual Professionals and members of the How She Quits Collective. We post ideal virtual work opportunities, tag those whose skills match well and talk about the match.)

When you look at these opportunities, you probably have questions like this:

– I REALLY like this opportunity but I’m still in my day job. Should I take it on and juggle it?
– I have 80% of these skills but I don’t know ___________________. Should I apply?
– This seems like a low rate for what they’re asking. Should I talk to them anyhow and ask for more?
– I love the list of work here but I’m not sure about the hours they request. How do I ask about that?

(Can you see how this list never ends? Every week I have a new show topic or blog article to write addressing these kinds of topics.)

LIGHTBULB MOMENT: You are simply lacking experience with navigating the virtual work sector.

It’s pretty new in general for both the job poster and the applicant. But common rules of hiring still apply.

Maybe, though, you haven’t had to apply for a lot of jobs in your life.

Maybe you just don’t have the experience here?

That’s the key difference I see between VA’s who have skills and GET the jobs. And VA’s who have skills and DON”T GET the jobs.

They’re missing the experience with what to apply for and how to position themselves.

If you haven’t been looking at virtual work opportunities for very long, or if you haven’t applied for many, or if you’ve applied for a lot but you aren’t getting them, this is likely the only thing between you and virtual work.

How do you bridge the experience gap with applying for online virtual work?

1. Watch these articles we post weekly. An abundance of free advice and insights.
2. Get practice! Apply and see where it goes
3. Get advice from someone with experience.

When I’m independently wealthy, I’ll do this for free. Until then, I’ve made it crazy affordable to join our community and have your own personal mentor.

{These virtual work opportunities are pulled from various sources around the web each week.  Some are free listings and some require a membership to sites such as FlexJobs or HireMyMomIf you want the best clients, long term business and the highest rates, we suggest using these sites over free Facebook groups.  To learn how to refine your search for the highest dollar virtual work opportunities, try our fast class.}

Meaningful and funny writing for busy blogger

She can’t write fast enough to get all those thoughts out and needs you!

Can you connect with words and pull out the readers’ emotions while being funny when appropriate?

A meaningful, powerful and stylish female blogger needs your services with email editing and blog copy. You will be writing from voice dictation and rough writing copy.

That organized, google apps, keep things on track VA work you’ve been looking for..

But what if I’m not uber creative? I’m REALLY good at keeping things organized, paying attention to details and staying on track. Google Apps should name their next tool after me.

This is a great example of virtual work that is made for someone like you.

Seeking a VA who enjoys working with WordPress (this is learnable….get in the Verified Virtual Professional program if you aren’t certain of yourself), are very detail-oriented, a supreme whiz at managing tasks and projects using Trello, and have the foresight to take action.

Tasks include managing WP sites, keeping projects on track, managing two email inboxes, managing Trello and keeping her calendar organized.

The position will begin at 10 hrs per week and most likely expand too much more as the work progresses. This is a long-term commitment, we want the person we hire to be part of our growth.

The pay rate for this position is $17/hr. (My experience is that you can outshine the $17 / hour people and negotiate a contract to move up to $25 for this one eventually)

Savvy Technical Virtual Assistant

This is one busy online entrepreneur (in fact, I’ve talked with her a bit personally and we randomly came across her posting on Hire My Mom this week.)

Visit her website and you will see she’s a classic overwhelmed entrepreneur – sending emails, podcasting, blogging. You name it. And she just wants ALL.THE.DETAILS finished up.

Now, there’s a lot of tools she’s looking for here and likely you don’t know all of them. And you likely won’t want to do all of that work for her advertised $10-$20 per hour rate, right?

We’re talking through this posting and how to approach it over in the How She Quits Collective. If this feels like the work you want to do, that’s the place to be for landing the right clients at the best rates. Join at HowSheQuitsCollective.com)

Here are some more task details from her post:
-email drips and broadcasts (ActiveCampaign)
-lead pages
-sales pages
-opt-in forms
-WordPress
-bonus if you know podcasting

Traditional Executive Assistant for Non-Traditional Virtual Role

This is a thorough, detailed job description clearly from someone operating as a professional. That’s why I like it. You show up as a professional, you’ve found yourself a great long-term gig. And, they indicate the willingness to pay higher rates for the right expertise. Someone who values quality.

Some details for the role:

Reporting directly to the CEO, the Executive Assistant (EA) will provide executive level support to the CEO and executive team. The EA will maintain the CEO’s schedule and ensure high-quality communications with stakeholders as well as coordinate an efficient and effective travel schedule. Tasks include administrative and clerical support, Managing appointment calendars, Resolving scheduling conflicts and issues, Booking travel and accommodation and Managing contact lists.

-10-20 hours per week and is preferably located in the Eastern or Central time zone.
-available M-F and very responsive to emails, phone calls, and other communication channels – eg. instant messaging.

Flexible Executive VA for CEO of Small Tech Firm

Another professional looking for a professional. They are wanting you to interface with board members and other senior roles for meeting coordination, travel details and all those details that people just want “taken care of”.

Also a willingness to pay more for the right quality of a person.

If you are traditional executive assistant material, I’d jump all over this. They seem like a fun company that’s going places!

Time: 5-10 hours per week usually, but can spike up higher. We expect it to last less than 6 months but may extend.