Hiring a virtual assistant! Approximately 3 to 5 hours per week commitment, although it may vary. Rarely is it more than 8 hours per week.
Tasks primarily include:
- Formatting pre-written material for publication on the internet (such as turning headlines into H2 and H3 headers)
- Posting pre-written material to WordPress websites, although there are other platforms involved
- Maintaining an established publishing schedule (i.e., letting me know when we’re getting close to deadlines) and publishing pre-written posts on time, every time
- Downloading stock photos (we provide access to a stock photo account) and including them with posts
- Occasionally using a template to add text overlays to photos
- Creating invoices
- Sending out invoices from a company email address, so minimal (and only occasional) interaction with my clients
- Other related tasks
Must be proficient in:
- Microsoft Word
- Canva Pro
Trello is my mothership, so experience with that is a plus. Experience on platforms other than WordPress is an extra plus, and general familiarity with the internet and how to use your own computer is a must.
***We publish approximately 100 pieces of content with photos to various clients’ websites every month. Most are WordPress, but some are not. I can teach you how to use the other platforms, but experience with WordPress is essential.***
It’s a super-laid-back deal. My current assistant and I will train you (she’s just gotten a full-time job and sadly has to move on), and she’s really cool, too. She tells me that she puts up posts while watching The Office – and this is an independent contractor job, so whatever works!
You’ll get a 1099 from me (which means you’ll have to fill out a W9 as soon as you’re hired). I’ll pay you via PayPal, Venmo, Zelle, CashApp or whatever. I can tie a zippered baggie full of money to a pigeon’s foot and hope it makes it to your house or pay you in Doge – whatever you feel like is fine with me. Pay is daily or weekly; you tell me how much you worked and I’m like, “Okay, cool.” $15/hr to start – after a couple of months, we’ll reevaluate.
The biggest deal: Do stuff on time. Sure, things will slip through the cracks – I totally don’t care about that. But deadlines are super-important in this line of work, so I need someone who will strive to meet our clients’ expectations and get after us if we’re cutting it close. So… If you have a resume, send it! If you don’t, but you have experience and are proficient in WordPress and Microsoft Word, tell me about it by emailing Angie@UniqueWebCopy.com.
This is an independent contractor position. The entire job is virtual.