How it Works: How to find virtual assistant jobs if you're in Latin America

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The easiest way for Latinos to find virtual assistant jobs,

work and freelance projects in the United States, Canada & the world

How It Works

How to become a member of the Virtual Latinos community to offer
your virtual assistant or freelance services

Step 1

Apply Online

Take an English test and complete our online application

Step 2

We review your application

If selected, you’ll be invited to join our Directory and/or Agency programs

Step 3

Join our community and get hired!

Get hired through the Virtual Latinos Directory portal or Agency program

How It Works Full Version

Complete Details & Process


Step 1

Apply online

  • 1. First, read all about what it means to be a virtual assistant, the benefits, the FAQs and more. Learn more here.
  • 2. Complete the short questionnaire by clicking the “Apply Now” button here.
  • 3. Within a few hours you’ll receive an e-mail. If you qualify to be part of our community, you’ll be sent additional instructions on how to proceed.
  • 4. You’ll be asked to complete a longer application form, take an English test online and share your results with us.
  • 5. To continue, be sure to complete everything requested from you.

Step 2

We review your application

  • 6. Our Virtual Latinos team will personally review each completed application.
  • 7. Our team will review your English test results, and may ask for additional info.
  • 8. If any items are missing, or we don’t receive all your documents within 2 weeks, you’ll be disqualified.
  • 9. Applicants who meet our minimum English level standard, show professional past work experience, and an overall high desire to work will be invited to join our
  • 10. If you get accepted into the Virtual Latinos community, you’ll receive an email with additional details on how to proceed.

Step 3

Join our community and get hired!

  • 11. Everyone who was invited to our community will be invited to join our Virtual Latinos directory.
  • 12. You’ll be sent an e-mail invitation with instructions on how to create and build your profile on our Directory.
  • 13. Everyone listed in our Directory will have the opportunity to be hired by North American companies. Learn more.
  • 14. The top 10-15% of applicants will also be invited to join our certifications program, for an opportunity to be part of our Agency program and get priority hiring rights.
  • 15. Those who complete our certifications will be part of our Agency program.

Frequently Asked Questions

Learn how to succeed online as a Latino Virtual Assistant

Working & Getting Paid

Answer: Read the full details of this page, and the How it Works For Virtual Assistants page

Through the Virtual Latinos Directory
Once you’re accepted into the Virtual Latinos community and complete your profile in our directory, you’ll have the opportunity to get hired by North American companies looking to hire virtual staff, assistants, and remote workers. These companies will access the directory, browse the various profiles, and will contact those assistants that they find interesting and qualified for the job or project they need help with.

Companies will be able to contact you through our directory’s internal messaging system. Once they contact you, you’ll be able to reply to them through the Virtual Latino’s directory messaging system. At that point, you’ll be able to discuss with the potential company the details of the job they’re offering, the compensation offered, payment details, etc. Negotiating and agreeing to the job terms, conditions and expectations is something you and the company must decide between each other.

Through the Virtual Latinos Agency
If you are invited to join the Virtual Latinos Agency, you’ll be hired directly through the Virtual Latinos company. Most of the job details, working terms, compensation, payment terms, and the rest of the hiring process will be done by between you and the Virtual Latinos Agency. When you’re hired through the Agency, the businesses will be paying the Agency for your work, and the Agency will be responsible for paying you. Learn more on how to be part of our Agency program.

Answer: You’ll get paid either a) directly by the employer/company hiring you through the Virtual Latinos Directory, or b) directly by Virtual Latinos Agency if you’re a part of our agency program.

If you’re hired through the Directory, we won’t take any percentage or fee from your payments. You and your new employer must negotiate and decide how you’ll get paid, how often you’ll get paid, and how much you’ll get paid. There are many ways to get paid, depending on the payment service you decide to use with your employer.

Popular platforms to send and receive payment in Latin America include:

Remitly (Our preferred choice. Lowest fees, easy to use)
Payoneer
PayPal
Western Union
Xoom

This will depend on what you and your employer have agreed upon. Normally, we recommend our clients (your employers) to begin by paying our assistants (you) in a weekly basis during the first 1 to 2 months – this helps to mitigate the risk for both you and them when starting a new work relationship. After the initial period, you could negotiate to get paid either every 2 weeks or once a month.

Either the employer who’s hiring you through our Directory, or Virtual Latinos if hired through our Agency program.

Answer: We are here to help both virtual assistants and employers resolve salary disputes. We act as mediators in these disagreements and listen to both sides of the story, negotiating a solution where both parties can be accommodated. Nearly all disputes happen when an employer is very unsatisfied with the work done by a virtual assistant. Bottom Line: If you do good work, you get paid.

Currently, there is no cost for virtual assistants to use our service, although this may change at any time without prior notice.

Yes, the opportunity is real, yet work isn’t guaranteed. You may or may not get hired through our portal, as it all depends on your skills, employers who are looking for the service and expertise you offer, and how you stack against the competition (other assistants).

We’ve seek to help thousands of Latinos in Mexico, Central America and South America to get jobs with North American, European, Australian or other Foreign companies.

Our goal is to give you the opportunity and freedom of being able to work from home in your own country. Virtual Latinos is the first virtual assistants portal and agency helping Latinos to find work abroad, and this will not be possible unless we offer only real opportunities to help you find work to help you generate real money.

You’ll work from your home, home office, Internet cafe or co-working space in your home city. The location is up to you, as long as your employer our the Virtual Latinos Agency manager is ok with it.

That’s mostly up to you. You can either get hired by waiting for businesses to contact you, or you can apply for multiple jobs that you’re qualified for and immediately reply when there are inquiries. We recommend you to only apply to jobs that you’re highly qualified or where most of your skills match those listed on the job details. Don’t waste time applying for jobs you’re not the best candidate for.

That depends on your skills, past experience, portfolio, how complete your Virtual Latinos profile is, how much a business is willing to pay you, and many other factors.

This chart will give you a rough idea:

  • $3-5 USD/ hour – A beginner with not much experience 
  • $5-6 USD/hour – Entry level, some experience
  • $6-8 USD/hour – Intermediate level, few years of experience
  • $8-10 USD/hour – Advanced level, many years of experience
  • $10-15+ USD/ hour – Expert level, lots of experience (15-20 years of experience)
  • $20+ USD/hour – You’re absolutely the best at what you do (20+ years of experience)​

Applying & Being part of the Virtual Latinos Community

You must know how to read, write and speak English (You’ll need to pass a test to prove it), you must have at least some previous work experience or proven skills, you’ll need to have access to a computer with Internet access, you’ll need to have a bank account in your home country and must be at least 18 years of age to legally work.

No, perfect English skills are not required – but you must have at least high levels of English writing and reading skills, and ideally also great English speaking ability. Most employers on our site are from the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, or Australia. Remember that communication will be done through English so if you’re having a difficult time understanding or expressing yourself, it might be more difficult for you to do your job.

To apply to our community as an assistant, we’ll need your full personal information including your full name, complete address (Street address, neighborhood, city, state, country and postal code), an e-mail address, date of birth, a mobile phone number, and gender.

Additionally, we’ll ask for information regarding your past work experience, current work status and availability, your education (including your university degree and school name), your CV (curriculum), your LinkedIn profile URL, your personal blog or website (if any), a copy of your portfolio (if any), as well as lots of specific questions regarding your experience as an assistant, marketer, designer, sales person, or related past experience in helping businesses with their sales, marketing and administrative tasks.

No, you don’t need to be a college or university graduate to apply. Yet, it’s important for you to know that about 90% of the people who we accept into our community do have a 4 year college or university degree.

If you don’t have a college or university degree, you can still apply to our community as long as you have previous work experience, and proven skills in the various services fields we seek to offer to those potential businesses who are interested in hire someone from Virtual Latinos. These fields include general administrative skills, sales, digital marketing, graphic design, web design, content writing and other related fields.

Yes, but only if you have at least 10 hours of available time to work per week. We don’t recommend people who already have full-time jobs to apply to Virtual Latinos, as you probably don’t have extra time to work for another company during a typical business days (During US business hours).

If you currently have a part-time job (That’s usually about 20 hours of work per week), then you should definitely join Virtual Latinos so that you can make additional money working part-time for another company who may hire you from abroad, and probably pay you more than what you’re earning in your home country.

Yes, you’ll be interviewed at some point during the process to get hired for a job.

When you apply to join Virtual Latinos
If you apply to join the Virtual Latinos Directory, you may or may not be interviewed, our team will decide that based on your application. If you’re invited into our Agency program, our team interviews everyone via video chat to ensure they qualify to our high-standards program.

When you’re hired through Virtual Latinos
If you’re contacted directly through the Virtual Latinos Directory, the business who’s interested in you will likely interview you in the form of a message through our messaging platform, via voice call or video chat (Skype, Google Hangouts or Zoom), the interview process will be up to the business looking to hire.

If you’re already a part of our Agency program, you will have already been interviewed before you’re accepted into the program, yet you will likely be interviewed again before you’re offered a job with a potential business or client.

Around 10-15% of all applicants get accepted and invited to join our Virtual Latinos Directory, about 5-7% get invited into our certifications program (US-based sales and digital marketing certifications), and only about 5% get accepted into our Virtual Latinos Agency program.

The Virtual Latinos team manually reviews every application and tries it’s hardest to ensure that the information you provide is accurate. In many instances, we’ll contact you to answer any questions we may have about your resume or background information and will ask you to provide us with additional proof of what you’ve mentioned.

For those who are invited to our Agency program, every single person is interviewed over video chat to ensure that they do in fact have the skills, background and knowledge they claim to have based on their application. Our team will likely ask you for information to prove your work experience, skills, and background.

If you lie and get caught, you’ll automatically be disqualified from being able to apply. If you’ve been accepted into our program, and we find out that you lied, or don’t have the skill you claimed to have, you’ll be removed from our community and directory. Additionally, if a business chooses to work with you, and you’ve lied about your experience, skills or ability and the client is unhappy with your work, you most likely won’t get paid for the work you have completed.

We take lying VERY seriously, and suggest you to NOT claim you have a skill or experience unless you can prove it (Through a live video or screen sharing interview, through paperwork, or through successful completed work).

Yes, you can apply to join Virtual Latinos even if you’re not from Latin America as long as you’re bilingual in Spanish and English – but keep in mind that most people looking to hire are interested in Virtual Latinos because they’re interested in either hiring someone who is able to work during regular USA business hours (spread through four time zones), or is looking for someone bilingual in Spanish and English. Virtual Latinos specializes in assistants and remote workers from Latin America, and companies come to our site specifically looking for the best place to find Latino, bilingual or Spanish speaking virtual workers.

Yes, If you’re a Latino but you’re currently living somewhere else (Like North America, Europe, Asia, etc) you can still apply. Just keep in mind that people who are looking to hire will probably want you to work during the regular business hours in the United States, which tend to be between 7am to 7pm – spread through four time zones.

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