What: Time Inc. provides flexible, part-time work for secretaries, virtual and personal assistants who want to work from home. 

Expected pay: $11 per hour

Husl $core: $$$

Where: U.S. and the U.K.


  • Be an organized English speaker with a PC or Mac
  • Microsoft office
  • An internet connection
  • Skype
  • Professional Liability Insurance


If you have mad secretarial skills, but want or need to work part-time from home, Time Etc. can provide a reasonable answer. The company pays $11 per hour to start, but assistants can apply for pay raises at regular intervals.

Virtual assistants, who do everything from typing and schedule management to social media marketing, can work as little as 5 hours per week. But the company asks for a year-long commitment.

Both customers and employees appear to be happy with Time Etc., and the company appears to be highly responsive to employee comments. When a virtual assistant complained on Glassdoor that her hours didn’t qualify for a pay hike even though she’d been working for the company for over a year, Time Etc. responded with a new pay formula to get this assistant a raise.

That said, this is relatively low pay for virtual and personal assistant positions. Other sites to consider: Belay and Worldwide 101.

What their virtual assistants say: 

“I have been working for Time Etc. as a Virtual Assistant for almost a 1 1/2 years and love it. I truly enjoy working with multiple clients while being able to have a flexible schedule. Time Etc. has a wonderful Help Desk Team who respond quickly with any questions that come up. They not only want to ensure that their clients are highly satisfied with Time Etc., they also strive to ensure their Virtual Assistants are just as satisfied working there.”


Try Time Etc.