Company: Virtual Office Temps
Website: http://www.virtualassistantjobs.com/
Address: not valid*
Cost: Free to join

*The only address I could found was on the BBB website. It indicates an address in Arkansas. Here’s a quote from the BBB website:

“As of March 2008, the BBB has received an increased number of inquiries about this company that claims to be located at 5921 W. 12th Street, Little Rock, Arkansas, 72204. Mail sent to the business at that address has been returned to the BBB by the U.S. Postal Service. After further investigation, it appears there is no such company at that address.”

Ranking: 0 out of 5

Updated: December 31, 2018


In this Virtual Office Temps Review, I will attempt the impossible by trying to review a company that has little to no public information! This is one of many companies I signed up with a few years ago when I started my work from home quest. Chances are you’ve read a few Virtual Office Temps reviews and are trying to figure out if they are worth joining or not.  Click here to see how I got started making money online.

What Is Virtual Office Temps?

Virtual Office Temps claims to connect employers with potential employees. Employers and qualified potential employees both register with the site and potential employees can apply for jobs within the site. The jobs are varied and are offered within the U.S. as well as outside the U.S. and the registration is free. Sounds good so far, right?

I registered with this company a while back, like I said. I never really completed the registration process because I don’t need to buy a domain name, buy hosting, create a website. I have all that sorted already. Unlike Upwork, VOT redirect you to an outside site builder to create a site. With Upwork, you can do that on your own outside of Upwork and just add your site link into your Upwork profile.

 

VOT Requirements

  • Create an account by registering on VOT
  • You need to have your own website. There is a external link to web.com which is a website builder. 
  • You will be asked to create an account with Monster.com
  • Complete your VOT profile
  • Upload your resume

Sample Job Types 

  • Customer Service
  • Data Entry
  • Medical Transcriptionists
  • Social Media

Application process requires that you post a current copy of your resume online in multiple locations. When I clicked on the “multiple locations” link to see where to upload my resume, I was redirected to monster.com.

This particular job was for a data entry specialist that pays $15/hour and is available anywhere. Some jobs are for the U.S. only.

VOT Support

To contact Virtual Office Temps, you can fill out the contact form here or send an email at this address: info@virtualassistantjobs.com.

Pros:

  • No fees to join
  • Some jobs offer benefits (within the U.S.)
  • Free “Bootcamp:”
    • walks you through how to use the VOT website to find jobs
    • help on creating a profile
    • Advice on what employers are looking for

Cons:

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  • No company information anywhere. No indication as to how long they have been in business, etc.
  • The About page, FAQ page and Who We Are page all redirect to the About page. The only company information on that page says they’ve been in business since 2001.
  • No address or phone number listed anywhere on the website.
  • No response to emails
  • Numerous complaints to the Better Business Bureau. The company has made no real effort to resolve the complaints.
  • The certified training is misleading. It does not certify your VA skills or teach you VA skills. It simply guides you through how to use the website builder and present your skills in the best light for prospective employers.

Important Information Found In VOT Privacy Policy

Many of the complaints I found on the BBB website were from job seekers who didn’t realize that their information was public. Here’s a quote from the Privacy Policy page. Take note of the bold information below.

Public Information
As part of registration, you may set up a Profile describing your experience and qualifications. After becoming a member, in order to apply for some jobs, you must create a Profile, and in order to create a Profile, you will be required to provide some information about your background (such as your resume). If you decide to apply for a job, potential employers may review your Profile to help them decide whether to contact you for an interview. Your resume BECOMES PUBLIC and opened to the Internet. Therefore we advise that you DO NOT POST YOUR PERSONAL CONTACT INFORMATION IN YOUR PUBLIC RESUME IF YOU DO NOT WANT YOUR INFORMATION TO BE PUBLIC ON THE INTERNET. Information in your Profile is available for any other registered User to access. We will not have any obligation under this Privacy Policy with respect to information in your Profile or information you voluntarily provide to other Users via the Site. We are not responsible for the information that you make public via your profile and resume. All content provided by you is your own responsibility. Virtual Office Temps/Virtual Assistant Jobs is not liable for any actions or instances as the result of the information you post in our public website areas.”

 

Conclusion:

There was a common thread that ran through the complaints I read. The people who signed up were required to buy a web hosting from a particular site in order to use the VOT service.  You can’t simply add a link to your site on your profile. Even after buying the hosting, etc., the registrant never received any response after applying for jobs. Registrants also did not receive any response after emailing VOT. Also, many job seekers were not aware of their information being public on the Internet and wanted their accounts taken down. Unfortunately, the company hasn’t responded to these complaints, according to the BBB site. 

It’s a HUGE red flag to me if a company does not list at least their basic contact information such as real address. So I have to say, this appears to be a company that is more interested in selling hosting than helping people find work from home jobs. I can’t recommend that anyone get involved with this company. I think you would be very disappointed not to mention wasting your time on jobs that probably don’t exist. With that in mind, I have to give this company a zero! There’s just no way to verify anything.

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Have you had any experiences with Virtual Office Temps? I’d love to hear about it so leave a comment below.

To your success!

Alanna

 

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