JOB TITLE: Home-Based Virtual Assistant

Each job posting will vary according to the needs of the hiring person / company. This job description is only to give a general idea of the typical skills and requirements for this type of job posting.


The Virtual Assistant (VA) is responsible for providing a wide variety of support services. A VA may delegate some or all of her work acting as a single point of contact for the other VAs. Often, the VA serves in the role of Personal Assistant.


The successful candidate must possess the following core skills:

  • strong administrative and organizational support
  • effective and professional verbal and written communication
  • ability to multi-task data entry and analysis
  • minutes and notes taking
  • calendar management and scheduling
  • phone and fax
  • strong work ethics
  • working knowledge of MS Office: Excel, Word, Outlook, and Powerpoint

Other possible skills:

  • bookkeeping
  • proofreading
  • online research
  • social media monitoring and scheduling
  • blog writing
  • sales support
  • travel research

Specialized skills:

  • marketing
  • web design
  • IT support and web maintenance (Wordpress, etc.)
  • Internet marketing including email and forum management


  • Work station is located in a room with a door to avoid distractions.
  • If necessary, babysitting services are arranged to provide a time slot of undisturbed, focused attention to details.


  • desktop computer
  • Internet connection
  • telephone connection

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