Task-Based VAs are great for handling quick, one-off assignments like appointment setting, online research, travel planning, and other small administrative jobs. Normally this is sold as a monthly subscription service that includes a set number of requests. You’ll find task-based virtual assistant companies in the US and overseas, and you can check out the reviews of all them here at Virtual Assistant Assistant.

Overall Rating4.594.594.594.594.59
Quality of Work4.384.384.384.384.38
Communication4.484.484.484.484.48
Value4.814.814.814.814.81

Efficise

Efficise is a virtual assistant and business outsourcing firm based in Karachi, Pakistan. The company launched in 2012, with the goal of helping people all over the world enhance their efficiency and productivity. Since then, Efficise has grown into one […]

Overall Rating4.24.24.24.24.2
Quality of Work4.14.14.14.14.1
Communication4.244.244.244.244.24
Value4.144.144.144.144.14

Red Butler

Red Butler is an executive virtual assistant and administrative support service that helps business professionals, entrepreneurs, startup teams, and executives get more done in less time. The Beverly Hills, CA-based company began in 2003 and since then has opened up […]

Overall Rating4.144.144.144.144.14
Quality of Work4.214.214.214.214.21
Communication4.534.534.534.534.53
Value44444

Zirtual

UPDATE: On August 10th, 2015, Zirtual “Paused All Operations.” Later in the week, they announced the company had been acquired by Startups.co and will be resuming business shortly. If that instability doesn’t sit well, please see below for Zirtual Alternatives. Zirtual […]

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Communication55555
Value55555

Global Max Line

Founded in 2012 by SJ Josenna, GlobalMaxline.org is a virtual assistant company in India with a sales office in the United States. The service targets small business owners and busy professionals, with both task-based assistance and dedicated hourly plans. Global Max Line […]

Overall Rating3.353.353.353.353.35
Quality of Work3.493.493.493.493.49
Communication3.383.383.383.383.38
Value3.53.53.53.53.5

AskSunday

Back in the day, AskSunday.com was one of the most widely-acclaimed virtual assistant companies.  The company received boatloads of positive press, was named one of Time Magazine’s top 10 websites of the year in 2007, and called themselves the “most award winning […]

Overall Rating3.643.643.643.643.64
Quality of Work3.53.53.53.53.5
Communication3.213.213.213.213.21
Value3.713.713.713.713.71

TimeSvr

TimeSvr.com is a virtual assistant company that was founded in 2008. The company is based in Pakistan. TimeSvr offers two levels of service: TimeSvr Personal and TimeSvr Dedicated. For just $69/month, the TimeSvr Personal plan allows to unload unlimited “basic” […]

Overall Rating3.233.233.233.233.23
Quality of Work3.53.53.53.53.5
Communication3.463.463.463.463.46
Value3.583.583.583.583.58

Rent A Smile

UPDATE: I think Rent A Smile is out of business. I haven’t heard from them in years. Rent A Smile is a virtual personal assistant and small business outsourcing company based in New York and with offshore facilities in India. […]

Overall Rating3.253.253.253.253.25
Quality of Work3.333.333.333.333.33
Communication33333
Value3.673.673.673.673.67

Habilis

Habiliss (formerly Habilis and occasionally iHabilis) is a virtual assistant service and online lifestyle manager that offers to aid busy professionals and business owners. The company is based in Chennai, India, and primarily serves customers in the US and the […]

Overall Rating2.932.932.932.932.93
Quality of Work33333
Communication2.932.932.932.932.93
Value2.892.892.892.892.89

Fancy Hands

Fancy Hands is a New York-based virtual assistant company that was founded in 2010.  In itself, it’s not a revolutionary business model, but what sets Fancy Hands apart from its low priced outsourcing competition is its use of US-based, native-English […]

Overall Rating55555
Quality of Work55555
Communication55555
Value55555

Perssist

Perssist is a virtual assistant service that’s part human and part technology. Over time, Perssist learns user preferences and becomes more integrated into users’ daily routines via personalization technology. Various existing and upcoming third-party app integrations help Perssist work directly […]

Overall Rating55555
Quality of Work55555
Communication55555
Value55555

dailyPA

DailyPA is a task-based virtual assistant company serving the UK and European markets. The business was founded in London in  2012, and utilizes an all-UK staff of professionally trained virtual assistants. When you lead a busy life as most people […]

Overall Rating55555
Quality of Work55555
Communication55555
Value55555

TaskRabbit

TaskRabbit is task-based outsourcing company with a local twist. They’ll handle virtual tasks like most of the other companies here, but their real specialty is in local, hands-on assistance. TaskRabbit got its start in Boston in 2008, and has since […]

Overall Rating1.831.831.831.831.83
Quality of Work2.172.172.172.172.17
Communication1.671.671.671.671.67
Value2.332.332.332.332.33

WP Curve

WP Curve wants to be your outsourced IT department for WordPress sites. The company was founded in 2013 and has quickly grown to hundreds of paying customers because of the dead-simple service: unlimited 30-minute WordPress fixes for $79 a month. […]

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OkayRelax

OkayRelax is a new task-based virtual assistant company based in Tampa, Florida. The business was founded in 2015 with a mission to help busy people save some time and sanity. About Okay Relax OkayRelax operates on kind of a hybrid […]

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$99 Social

$99 Social provides outsourced social media services for small businesses that don’t have the time or the expertise to actively engage with their customers online. The company aims to provide social media posts and activity on sites such as Facebook, […]

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Speedlancer

Speedlancer is the first freelancing platform to harness the power of the crowd for speed. The Melbourne, Australia based company opens its doors in 2014, but uses a unique crowdsourcing methodology to quickly deliver tasks for clients. Speedlancer targets business owners who […]

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Mint Lifestyle Partners

Mint Lifestyle Partners is a virtual concierge service aimed at high-powered high-lifestyle individuals. The UK-based company was founded in 2010, and also maintains an office in Dubai. Mint specializes in lifestyle assistance, originally created to serve the needs of the […]

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MobileWorks Premier

UPDATE: MobileWorks Premier is now LeadGenius, a specialized service offering lead generation for B2B sales and marketing teams. MobileWorks is a California-based outsourcing company that was founded in 2011. Specifically, they brand themselves as “socially responsible crowdsourcing,” connecting a network […]

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Time Dog

UPDATE 12/11/2012: Time Dog has merged with iBlog Media Group, and has stopped taking new virtual assistant clients and requests. Time Dog is a task-based virtual assistant company based in Tampa, Florida. The business began in 2011 and has grown […]