• How It Works

    Get matched with a woman entrepreneur and work as a home-based professional.

    Learn

    Learn how to build a successful home-based career

     

    Apply

    Apply for our training and matching programme

     

    Train

    Train in the skills and tools you need for an online job

     

    Match

    Get matched with a woman entrepreneur

     

  • Build your career and expand your skills​

    Get access to the resources and tools you need to build your career as a home-based-professional.

    Discover online jobs in admin, customer service, marketing or editorial.

  • Find the perfect match, work as a team

    Work from home with a woman entrepreneur who values your expertise and passion.

    Our meaningful matching helps you achieve long-term career success.

  • Enjoy the balance of work-from-home

    Embark on a long-term, fulfilling career as a dedicated home-based professional.

    Earn a stable income, while staying close to your loved ones.

  • What is a virtual assistant (VA)?

    If you have found yourself getting burned out and frustrated with doing everything yourself in your business, hiring a virtual assistant could be the solution to freeing up your time to do more important things - and what you enjoy.

    A virtual assistant works with you just like a personal assistant or secretary, but remotely. Hiring virtual assistant is a lot more cost effective and flexible than hiring an in person employee.

    What kind of jobs can I give my virtual assistant?

    You can give your VA any tasks that can be carried out remotely over an internet connection. Most entrepreneurs are looking for someone to manage day-to-day administrative tasks and customer relationship management.

    This could include answering general enquiry emails, calendar management and meeting scheduling, research, bookkeeping, social medial management. You can also look for an assistant with specific specialised skills.

     

    Who manages my virtual assistant?

    If you are happy with the interview and the trial period, you will work directly with your virtual assistant. We will provide an onboarding pack with best practice tips for hiring, training and managing your VA.

    We also have options for onboarding support to set you up with the right tools and systems to effectively work remotely with your VA if you need it. Choose from basic or professional onboarding.

    What hours will my virtual assistant work?

    The agreement about working hours and overtime is agreed directly with your VA. As long as you are specific about what you need, we will help match you to a virtual assistant that is able to work the hours you require.

     

    You may choose to offer your VA days off based on her local public holidays, or align with your local public holidays, as long as you are clear about the operational requirements of your business

     

    Can my VA manage my inbound and outbound calls?

    If you require a VA who is able to make outbound calls on your behalf, be sure to let us know during the survey application so that we can ensure that she has a suitable set up and environment that allows this.

    For inbound calls, you will need to be set up to allow for calls to be routed to your Virtual Assistant. It is possible but not a common request for most of our customers. We can advise on a case-by-case basis.

    How much does a virtual assistant cost?

    Connected Women virtual assistants are looking for full-time or part-time work and we recommend you work to fixed schedule to make it easier to work together efficiently and collaborate closely.

     

    A full time general virtual assistant will cost around $600 SGD to $900 SGD per month depending on their level of experience and any specialisation you require. We will advise you on fair and suitable rates for each VA applicant.

     

    How do I pay my virtual assistant?

    Depending on where you are in the world there may be different methods of payment available, however typically PayPal is the simplest and safest way to pay your VA.

     

    We can advise on options for recommended modes of payment for paying your VA. The final agreement on payment methods and terms is agreed directly between you and your VA.

     

    What is Connected Women's fee?

    We charge $150 SGD for the search (shortlisting an ideal candidate to interview) and $150 SGD for a successful match on completion of the two week trial. You will need to pay the VA for the work carried out during the trial.

     

    We charge $300 upfront and if we aren't successful in finding you a match after 3 attempts, we will refund the $150 success fee. So far all of our matches have been successful, so you are in good hands!

    How long does it take to find me a VA?

    It depends on your hiring needs, but we will aim to set up an interview with your shortlisted VA within 2-5 business days of completing the sign up process (application, consultation and payment).

     

    If you require specific skills such as high level editorial, marketing, accounting and finance, design, development or specialised software, it might take a little longer.

     

    What tools do I need to work with a VA?

    You only need a few tools to work with your VA. We provide a list of free tools as well as instructions for you to get set-up before you onboard your VA.

    If you need extra help with setting up and installing the tools as well as preparing to manage and delegate tasks to your VA, we offer an onboarding service to get you started.

    I just signed up! What are the next steps?

    Once you have signed up, please complete the application survey which helps us get a better understanding of your needs. The next step is a call with one of our team to clarify any details and explain the next steps.

     

    After the call we can start matching for you right away with an aim to have a shortlisted virtual assistant for you to interview. If that goes well, your assistant will be onboarded for a two week trial period.

     

  • Virtual Assistant Blog

    Tips and resources for getting hired and working as a Virtual Assistant (VA).

  • Success Stories

    Here's why virtual assistants love working with Connected Women

    Amber, Davao

    "Technically I work "for" Gina, but the way she asks for your professional opinion and values what you have to say makes it feel like you're on the same team as her. She strives to help you envision your role as a career, not just 'another job'."​

    Maria, Dumaguete

    "Connected Women may sound similar to other online job platforms but this one is exceptional. Not only does it offer jobs to women but it precisely screens and matches talented women virtual assistants with women entrepreneurs."

    Moren, Porac

    "I love working from home as I can be with my baby anytime she needs me and spend more time with her. I can save money, (for food and transport) and travel time. My employer has helped me grow as an individual and guides me along the way."

    Alexa Marra, Bulacan

    "Avoid stress: traffic, bad weather, long commute, long lines and thinking of what to wear! I have more time with family. My employer believes that every one of us has potential to grow and doesn't treat us like employees but team mates.​"​

    Joyce, Pasig

    "I've been exposed to the other side of the world where there are amazing people who aren't bound by traditional employment.​ I'm learning entrepreneurship by working with and learning from entrepreneurs. And I can work from anywhere!"

    Shane, Davao

    "I highly recommend that you join Connected Women and seek their assistance when applying for an online job. Their process is really very effective, and they did a great job finding me a client I really can relate and work closely with. "

    Ann Camille, Bulacan

    "I was scheduled for an interview that morning, and VIOLA! I'M HIRED! Me and my client are a perfect match and we look forward to a long-lasting work relationship. Thanks to Connected Women who helped me!
    Kudos!"

    Marg, Davao

    "Ms. Gina makes sure your role fits your skill set and at the same time helps you on things you need to improve on to work more efficiently.
    She never fails to continue motivating you, and is always pushing to balance work and life.​"​

    Michelle, Marikina

    "I am very thankful to have become part of this community, because here, the online worker is respected. She is given amazing opportunities, encouraged to build her career and chase her dreams, given security and financial stability, treated as an integral part of the company."​

    Germina, Cavite

    "My boss is really the best. She's someone that I respect. I learned a lot from her both in career and in life. She does not want me to only grow my career but she also wants me to grow as a person.​ Connected Women not only provide you a job but they also help you achieve your goals."​

    Anna, Rizal

    "Being in the customer service industry for more than 10 years, I have never ventured out of my comfort zone. My online job has helped me grow as a professional and learn new things. There are so many opportunities for growth! It's not just a job. It’s a career for me."

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