Be a Virtual Assistant and Work From Home
It sounds easy enough, right? The internet has made working for someone thousands of miles away a non-issue. I've been writing and researching about work at home since 1999 — and I've been online since 1992. Oh my goodness — I'm telling my age! But the point is…. there is so much opportunity growth for those that want to work at home. And I mean, REALLY work at home. Actual careers.
That being said, Red Butler offers a wonderful opportunity to be an executive virtual assistant. They are based in Beverly Hill, California. And they've actually been around for quite some time – since 2003. So lots of experience.
What Would an Executive Virtual Assistant Be Doing?
It's doubtful your job would be to sit at a desk and do data entry for hours at a time. Nor answering the phone for hours on end. Though, it could. More likely it will be a variety of things to help free up the time for the busy executive you're working for.
So by variety…. you mean?
Well – lots of things. Many execs need helping planning travel, personal shopping (even comparison shopping), having SEO work done — and of course, typical “office” help — like typing up documents, researching or even doing organization tasks.
They've got a list of all the services they provide – so you can get a good idea of everything it encompasses:
– Checking inbox, replying to queries
– Keeping their Google calendar organized and client contact info easily accessible
– Answering calls, forwarding calls, taking messages
-Basically an awesome concierge that helps find great rates, create itineraries
– Compile a list of contacts, conduct a competitive analysis, compile a list of relevant articles, research vendor quotes and much more.
– Organize your receipts, fill out reimbursement forms or generate spreadsheets
– Proposals, spreadsheets, blogs and documents proofread and enhanced
– Support social media and marketing initiatives
And much much more.
Red Butler is becoming very popular because they not only assign one dedicated contact person to each client – but they can also tap into an entire team of talented workers that can help them with a specific project, general stuff… just depends. If you've been a virtual assistant before and really like being a dedicated assistant and working with that one client, this will be very different. Because you will be part of a team.
The job posts for Red Butler that I have seen online offer anywhere form $12 to $15 an hour. I assume the assignment complexity and your experience and skillset will play into the rate of pay.
The last job post I saw (which is no longer live):
Red Butler is a productivity accelerator that provides executive assistant, administrative and travel assistance to professionals and rapid growth businesses. As recently seen in Fast Company, GQ Magazine and the Wall Street Journal, Red Butler is seeking resourceful multi tasking at-home assistants across different USA time zones, who possess a passion for excellence and problem solving.
As a Red Butler Administrator working from home, you will become an expert in providing personal services to an exclusive client base. Services will include personal assistance, concierge services, event planning, online research and going above and beyond in exceeding expectations with every situation. Your day will be dynamic, spending most of your time working on requests and the remaining amount of time focused on your unique contribution to the organization – we're always looking to take your talents and adopt them into our organization as a whole. You will receive ongoing software, procedural and service training from leading managers in a structured and creative team environment.
Minimum 3 years experience in professional executive assistance
Excellent written and verbal skills
Excellent online research skills
Excellent follow-through skills
Creative problem solver
Detail oriented and organized
Flexible, “can do” attitude
Confident decision maker
Proven commitment to providing the highest levels of client service
Commitment to work in rapidly-changing, dynamic, team-oriented start up environment
Technical Aptitude with wireless experience a plus
Foreign Languages a Plus
Red Butler Assistant working from home with compensation starting at $12-$15 per hour (based on experience). Flexible schedule, expect at least 10-30 hours of billable work per month.
Please send your resume, along with a cover letter detailing what you have to offer. Good luck, serious candidates ONLY – we're growing fast and are looking for great people to start working as soon as possible.
How Do I Apply?
Though the job post above is no longer up for applying to, don't fret. You can still apply at the Red Butler site here: www.redbutler.com/careers