Where to find remote work, or find a virtual assistant (VA)

Whether you are looking for a remote job, or for somebody who can work for you or your company, on this page you will find the ultimate list of platforms, websites and companies where you can start your career as a digital nomad, virtual assistant or where you can outsource your tasks!

I also offer some tips on which tasks can be done remote, steps before hiring a VA and how to find a job as a VA or remote worker. Plus access to some free resources at the end of this blog. More tips, templates and examples can be found in my digital delegation book.

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What work can be done remotely?

  • Tasks that are easily explained, but are time-consuming
  • Anything that can be explained in a SOP (Standard Operating Procedure; basically a step-by-step explanation of each task)
  • Repetitive tasks that have to be done again and again

Basically, you can outsource any task, as long as you can offer guidance on what’s needed.

How to find a virtual assistant?

If you want to get the most from collaborating with a VA, these are the five steps, and the order in which you should take them:

1. Dedicate: Figure out what you want to do, and how you want to spend your time, energy and headspace;
2. Eliminate: Anything that doesn’t need to be done;
3. Simplify: What is left;
4. Automate: What can be automated;
5. Then Delegate: The tasks that can be done by others.

Looking for remote work?

Before registering on the platforms below, take these steps:

  • Know your added value
  • Collect testimonials
  • Invest in your skills. You provide services to clients, and most of them do not have the time to train you, so you must be a self-starter.

My Digital Delegation book may be useful to you as well, as you’ll learn exactly what entrepreneurs are looking for and you can tailor your services to their needs. Happy job hunting!

Remote Work Platforms:

Remote work general

Websites that I use:

  • Full-time or part-time assistants from Eastern Europe – jobrack.eu
  • Dynamite jobs by the Dynamite Circle of successful location independent entrepreneurs – dynamitejobs.com
  • Fiverr; small tasks from $5 – fiverr.com
  • Upwork; more professional – upwork.com

Other websites:

Dutch websites

Design platforms:

Voice narration platform:

Project research:

Transcription platforms:

(not sure if these will stay relevant, now Chat GPT is causing a revolution, but for the time being they may still (offer) work.

Website/URL testing & review platforms:

Annotation/tasking/tagging:

Data entry (not captcha typing):

VA Companies/ Agencies accepting applicants with or without Virtual Assistant experience (work-from-home jobs):

Want more? Need some help?

The following resources are useful both for entrepreneurs and (wannabe) remote workers:

My Digital delegation book takes you step by step through the process of outsourcing tasks to an assistant and how to find one. It includes examples, templates, job ads, test assignments and much more to save you time, money and head space. I have also recorded a series of videos about how to outsource tasks: Digital delegation playlist YouTube.

I also organise a live online Digital delegation workshop to help you get started. This is where we will also address ChatGPT and whether this is a blessing or a curse for remote workers and entrepreneurs. What are the opportunities for you?

digital delegation book by E Jacobs

Want to become a digital nomad?

Do you see yourself live, work & play around the world as a location-independent entrepreneur?

  • Still have questions?
  • don’t know where to start?
  • want to meet like-minded people?

If you don’t want to reinvent the wheel, then these options may be for you:

  • In my Digital Nomads book, you’ll find inspiring stories and tips from other nomads. It also contains lots of practical tips & information about mindset, registration, setting up an international company, taxes, entrepreneurship, and much more.
  • Once every few months I organize an online Digital Nomad workshop. In advance, you will receive a couple of videos in which I discuss the most important topics (where to register and set up your company, what insurance to get, where to pay taxes, etc.). During the workshop you can ask all your remaining questions, we talk about your plans and you hear about the experiences of other nomads.
  • In my ‘One Year To Freedom’ program, I help you step by step through this entire process, on the way to more freedom.
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