How does hiring a virtual assistant work?

Your new Virtual Assistant
Getting matched

The perfect virtual assistant for you and your business, guaranteed

You need an assistant that's just right, which is why we'll carefully match you to an assistant based on the experience, skills and personality traits you need.

We've already done all the hard work - your assistant has passed our tough 10-stage selection process, designed by Penni Pike, former assistant to Sir Richard Branson.

With an average 12 years experience, your virtual assistant will be ready to start assisting you immediately.

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Your new virtual assistant
Working together

Flexible support from someone you get to know and trust

Your virtual assistant will act just like they're part of your business - but will work remotely on a flexible basis.

They'll take care of the tasks that steal your energy, providing just the assistance that you need.

  • Dedicated U.S assistant
  • Works part-time from home
  • Communicate via email, text, phone and more


  • Wasting your time and energy on admin
  • No time to grow your business
  • Stress and disorganization


  • Using your time and energy on high-impact tasks
  • Achieving and earning more
  • Organized, efficient and stress-free

Got something that needs doing? Consider it done.

Send it over using email, text, phone, Zoom, Slack or our app and your virtual assistant will take care of it.

See task examples
  • Email & inbox
  • Scheduling
  • Administration
  • Expenses & invoices
  • Research
  • Personal tasks
  • Travel
  • Writing
  • Content marketing
  • Website updates
  • Social media
  • For more ideas,
    book a consultation

Say 'no' to HR headaches and 'yes' to complete flexibility.

One simple monthly subscription covers all the assistance you need.

Busy month? Quiet month? No problem. You can flex your subscription up or down at a moment's notice.

Plus, you're covered by our lifetime happiness guarantee. Unhappy? We'll give you your money back.

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Our Virtual Assistant service is backed by guarantee

Everything you need to thrive

We worked with Penni Pike, former executive assistant to Sir Richard Branson, to create a service truly capable of helping entrepreneurs achieve more.

  • Premium assistant
    Dedicated virtual assistant

    Get to know and trust the person doing your tasks

  • Verified experience
    Verified experience

    Our assistants have an average of 12 years verified experience

  • Convenient timezone
    Convenient timezone

    Based in the U.S, we'll be available during your working hours

  • Confidentiality built-in
    Confidentiality built-in

    Rock-solid confidentiality agreement included

  • Additional assistants
    Additional assistants

    Work with multiple assistants, with the skills you need, for no additional charge

  • Quick turnarounds
    Quick turnarounds

    For when you need things done as soon as possible

  • Branded email
    Branded email

    With an email address at your company, your assistant will feel truly a part of your business

  • Bring your team
    Bring your team

    Upgrade everyone's productivity! It's free to share your dedicated assistant with your team

  • Rollover hours
    Rollover hours

    If you don't use all your plan, it'll roll over to the next month so you won't lose out

  • Real-time time tracking
    Real-time time tracking

    Know exactly how long every task has taken as soon as your assistant has done the work

  • Switch plans any time
    Switch plans any time

    Our plans are flexible, so you can change your plan whenever you like, with no notice

  • Expert support
    Expert support

    Our client happiness team are here to take care of absolutely everything for you

Three simple steps to get started today

It's never been easier or faster to get an experienced virtual assistant

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  • 1 Consultation

    One of our experts will find out more about your needs, how you like to work and what you want to achieve.

  • 2 Match

    We'll shortlist the perfect dedicated assistant for you. You'll be able to have a chat before going further.

  • 3 Start

    Your new assistant will start saving you time. Work together using email, text, Zoom, app, phone or online.

Knowledge included

Expert know-how and support is included

Never had an assistant before? You'll find everything you need to make the most of your assistant right here, including videos, books, downloads and audio courses.

You'll also get access to unlimited advice from our expert team too.

Read our guides, articles and resources

Hear how our clients feel about us

Hundreds of five star reviews

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    "Time etc staff and our assistant have been tremendous! The value and professionalism are unmatched and I regret not moving forward sooner with our decision to hire someone to help us out with so many daily/weekly/monthly to-do items. If you're waiting to decide it Time etc is right for you —don't make the same mistake… just give it a try."

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    "Our assistant is an asset to running our Bay Area nonprofit. She is accountable for consistent work quality and is excellent with communications. She has our back giving me more time to focus on my day to day commitments."

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    "I've used Time etc for about six months now and it has exceeded my expectations. I don't know what I'd do without this help. I can't believe I waited so long!"

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    "Time etc VAs have been fantastic for us. They've helped with many tasks when we needed it the most and are part of our team. It is important to choose the right person with the set of skills that fit with your business, as they can add real value to your team(s). "

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