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$200
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Entry
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Hello, I need a person who can store my inventory and dispatch order on my behalf. whenever order came. Tasks include: Order processi…

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Virtual Assistant
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Hourly ‐ Posted 26 minutes ago

30+ hrs/week
Hours needed

More than 6 months
Duration

Intermediate
Experience Level

Hi there, A founder of a growing UK-based business is looking for a Virtual Assistant to support her in managing projects, processes a…

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30+ hrs/week
Hours needed

More than 6 months
Duration

Expert
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I am a Public Figure looking to hire a Email Marketing Manager to manage my get response account starting January 1, 2023. I need for t…

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Account Reinstatement Amazon KDP Hourly ‐ Posted 1 hour ago

Less than 30 hrs/week
Hours needed

1 to 3 months
Duration

Expert
Experience Level

Hello, Our Account was unjustfied terminated by Amazon KDP. We need somebody who is able to reinstate it (not just an appeal lettter)…

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Client support analyst Hourly ‐ Posted 2 hours ago

Less than 30 hrs/week
Hours needed

3 to 6 months
Duration

Expert
Experience Level

Determine and research through Web Portal on client issues such as product functionality and develop and respond with timely solutions.…

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Polyvalent Virtual Assistant
New
Hourly ‐ Posted 20 minutes ago

Less than 30 hrs/week
Hours needed

3 to 6 months
Duration

Intermediate
Experience Level

Hello! I hope you are well. My name is Valerie and I run a small social media agency as well as an ecommerce, and I am looking for a pr…

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(w) Bab El Oued - Algeria - Virtual Assistance Required
New
Fixed-price ‐ Posted 32 minutes ago

$45
Fixed Price

Entry
Experience Level

Hope you are doing great. We are from an employment screening company and we require virtual assistance to validate an applicant’s cert…

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Virtual Assistant to CEO of Blockchain Startup
New
Hourly ‐ Posted 44 minutes ago

30+ hrs/week
Hours needed

More than 6 months
Duration

Expert
Experience Level

Hello, I am the CEO of a small Startup and I am looking for a virtual assistant, primarily to support in: General: - Planning Work-…

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Less than 30 hrs/week
Hours needed

3 to 6 months
Duration

Entry
Experience Level

Our organization host a kids music comeptition event at Japan Tokyo Shibuya on 24 Dec 2022, 20 Jan 2023 and 5 April 2023. (Will continu…

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A nanny Fixed-price ‐ Posted 2 hours ago

$78
Fixed Price

Intermediate
Experience Level

1. Do a good job of housekeeping according to parents' requirements. 2. Responsible for cooking (breakfast, lunch and dinner). 3. Respo…

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Administrative Assistants on Upwork
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How to Become a Freelance Administrative Assistant

Professionals who perform routine administrative and clerical duties, usually in an office setting, are valuable resources. They keep the offices running at peak efficiency. If you enjoy work that involves filing systems, spreadsheets, scheduling appointments, ordering office supplies, coordinating meetings, and preparing documents you may have what it takes to become a freelance executive assistant.

What does a freelance administrative assistant do?

Administrative assistant responsibilities involve managing the accuracy and distribution of information within an office. These duties can include establishing office procedures, ordering office supplies, faxes, data entry, bookkeeping, and so much more.

Freelance administrative and virtual assistants may support anyone from middle management to the chief executive officer. The level of support the administrative assistant provides for other staff is often commensurate with their years of experience and education. Typically, administrative staff who have earned undergraduate or graduate degrees support senior executives in multinational organizations. Those with a high school diploma often work with middle to senior managers.

What skills do I need to become a freelance administrative assistant?

There are a number of administrative assistant duties that a freelancer may be asked to perform. While different clients and employers may have different requirements, there are skills that are universal and can be applied across multiple clients and assignments.

Common skills a freelance administrative assistant job description might include are:

  • Organizational skills. Administrative staff positions need accuracy in filing, copying, and distribution. Because clients rely heavily on administrative staff, freelancers must exhibit great attention to detail
  • The ability to multitask. Because administrative staff often support more than one executive, they must be able to multitask. Being able to prioritize, manage their time wisely, and ensure different projects are moving forward simultaneously are hallmarks of administrative staff that are capable of multitasking
  • Office etiquette. Admin assistants need to know how to properly address and engage executives, managers, and personnel in other departments. In addition, being polite, professional, and cheerful will go a long way in helping to cultivate a pleasant work environment.
  • Flexibility. Because change is often the norm in most office environments, freelance administrative assistants must be able to adapt to changing goals, objectives, and personnel.
  • Excellent communication skills. Freelance administrative assistants must effectively communicate with all staff, regardless of the level of seniority. Strong verbal communication and interpersonal skills significantly reduce the chances of miscommunication and misunderstandings
  • Problem-solving skills. Executives often rely on administrative staff to help them solve tough problems. Whether it's how to properly spend a portion of the budget or resolve a conflict between two departments, freelance admin assistants can be very helpful when offering solutions to client challenges.
  • Time Management Skills: An administrative assistant needs to balance a lot of tasks so time management skills are a must. You may be juggling meetings, managing a spreadsheet, and doing office supply inventory all at the same time.

What are the core freelance administrative assistant job responsibilities

Administrative assistants handle a number of duties in the course of their engagements with clients. While responsibilities differ across clients and engagements, there are core tasks clients will usually require freelancers to handle.

Core responsibilities clients ask freelance administrative staff to handle include:

  • Maintain appointment calendars, bookkeeping, travel arrangements, and data entry for senior executives
  • Type and distribute notes and memos from executive staff to all company personnel
  • Screen incoming calls and determine the level of importance based on caller and client availability
  • Coordinate domestic and international travel for all senior staff and sales personnel
  • File project files and maintain project archive
  • Run administrative tasks, take on email marketing strategies, and manage LinkedIn, Facebook, etc
  • Manage meetings and correspondence in accordance with senior executives, clients, and vendors
  • Oversee input and retrieval of information while managing the company database.

Should I get a degree or certification to become a freelance administrative assistant?

In addition to developing your skills and expanding your experience through employer and client work, job seekers may find it helpful to obtain a degree and/or professional certification.

While a degree or certification is not a requirement for most executive assistant jobs and positions, obtaining a formal education can prove helpful when starting your freelance administrative support career.

Some examples of popular degrees or certifications that would be helpful when pursuing a freelance administrative support career include:

  • An associate degree, bachelor’s degree, or master’s degree in business, English, journalism, liberal arts or an equivalent field of study from an accredited college or university
  • Certified Administrative Professional (CAP)—offered by the International Association of Administrative Professionals

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