A virtual assistant is basically someone who works as an administrator from their home. Their are quite a few companies out there that do hire for this, the problem most people run into is that their are so many scams, they really do not know where to really look. The companies that do hire usually will require certain background history and computer requirements. Although you would be a virtual assistant, you would also be considered an independant contractor as well. This means the company that is letting you work, also has the right to terminate your contract for any reason.