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Worldwide101 Virtual Assistant Job Review

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Virtual assistant is a job that gets increasingly popular with each day. And it sure has its numerable benefits. You can work on a flexible schedule which is convenient for students and stay-at-home moms. Are you keen on the idea of earning money from such a home-based job? Read my review about working from home as a Worldwide101 virtual assistant.

About Worldwide101

Founded by Sandra Lewis in 2009, Worldwide101 is a virtual company, similar to Time Etc. Today, Worldwide101 has a fast-growing teamforce with members based all over the world.

The company’s mission is to connect businesses with dedicated, skilled and experienced virtual assistants. They use a refined approach to match their clients’ requirements with their skilled VA’s. And this distinguishes Worldwide101 from its competitors in the field.

What kind of work does Worldwide101 virtual assistants do?

Worldwide101 offers support in a wide range of services to their clientele. As a Worldwide101 virtual assistant, you can expect to work on:

  • Customer support
  • Project management
  • Social media marketing
  • SEO and link building
  • Web design
  • Web development
  • Graphic design and illustration
  • Multilingual support
  • Email marketing
  • Article and blog post writing
  • Internet research
  • Bookkeeping
  • Scheduling

Clearly, this list is non-exhaustive. The multilingual support is usually provided by native speakers from France, Spain, Germany, Italy, Denmark, India, China, etc.

What skills do I need to join Worldwide101 Virtual Assistant team?

To work as a Worldwide101 virtual assistant, you must have  the following skills/experience:

  • Willingness to work no less than 20 hours a week
  • Minimum 5+ years of professional experience in a corporate environment
  • English fluency, business English is a plus
  • In-depth knowledge and experience within your field of proficiency
  • Can-do attitude
  • Dedication and discretion
  • Excellent Internet research skills
  • Time management skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • Good understanding and use of online tools
  • Deadline sensibility

What tech equipment should I provide?

Since you will be working from home, the equipment you will need are:

  • A fast computer with up-to-date software
  • A reliable, high-speed Internet.

Depending on the nature of the work, you might need a pair of headphone with microphone.

How many hours can I work a week?

To work as a Worldwide101 virtual assistant, you must be ready to work between 20-25 hours per week. You will get new assignments based on the availability you have declared.

Application Process

To apply and work as a Worldwide101 virtual assistant, visit Worldwide101’s jobs page. Click on the big red button that says “Apply to Join Us”. You will be directed to another page. There, you will need to fill out an online application form.

Read carefully and write an honest response to each section. Basically, the information that you have to provide relates to your name, country of residence, set of skills, previous experience, availability for work, etc.

If your application is selected, a member of the HR team will get in touch with you within 14 business days of applying.

Then you have to attend 2 video interviews, psychometric testing and professional background verification. If you pass the interview, they will add you as a team member of Worldwide101.

How much Worldwide101 pays their VAs?

You can expect to earns between $15 and $20/hour depending on skills, experience, and seniority. If you work at least 20 hours/week, you can earn between $300 and $400 per week.

Payment Method

It remains a bit unclear, but most likely, Worldwide101 pays their virtual assistants on a monthly basis via PayPal. You might want to double-check this information, though.

Does Worldwide101 hire virtual assistant from worldwide?

As its name suggests, the company accepts application from people worldwide.

Independent Contractor or an Employee?

WorldWide101 hires work-from-home virtual assistants as independent contractors.

My Advice

From what I’ve searched and read, Worldwide101 enjoys a sound reputation. The feedback left on Glassdoor is positive to the highest degree. This is a legitimate company offering well-paid jobs to do remotely.

However, Worldwide101 tends to be picky when selecting applicants. So make sure you do everything exactly as required during the application process.

If you are looking for a side income opportunity, this is not the right place for you. Worldwide101 only accept candidates who can work at least 20 hours/per week and are available during business hours.

You can see Sandra Lewis, the founder, speaking about Worldwide101, in this YouTube video.

Application Link

Go to the Jobs page and click on “Apply to Join Us” button. You will be asked to attach your resume in MS Word document and fill out the online application form. You must also have a LinkedIn profile before you start the application process.

Do you have any existing experience working for Worldwide101? Would you like to add something? Please, share your thoughts in the comments below.

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About the author

Debjyoti Ghosh

Debjyoti writes about ways to make money working from home. He has many passions in life - his family, blogging and especially guiding people to build a successful work from home career.

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