UPDATE: It appears Ask Virtual Services is out of business. Please consider one of these alternatives.
Ask Virtual Services is an international virtual assistant company with clients primarily in the US, UK, and Canada, as well as servicing clients in other countries across the globe.
Their virtual assistants work remotely from locations such as the Philippines to allow the company to offer competitive hourly rates.
About Ask Virtual Services
Ask Virtual Services head office is in Palo Alto, CA. They employ virtual assistants in locations around the globe that allow them to offer competitive rates. They do however have US-based customer support staff should you have a problem, and you will be assigned a member of their customer service team to communicate with if you buy one of their plans.
Their target customers are primarily entrepreneurs and business owners. It often makes sense to hire a virtual assistant to take on some of your workload regardless how large your business is however. The rates you pay through companies like Ask Virtual Services are often lower than local rates, and there are no other employee or contractor costs.
The company have a number of virtual assistants and will match you with the best suited candidate. You can start outsourcing tasks the day after you sign up for one of their plans.
You can either pay per hour for individual tasks, or buy a set amount of hours to use over a three month period. There are no contracts or fees to pay up front, you just pay for the amount of hours you want and can top up at any time.
Ask Virtual Services provide an array of services covering web development, PPC and email marketing, social media management, SEO tasks, and more. As with all virtual assistant companies you get the most from the services by contacting them and discussing your requirements in detail.
Plans and Pricing
In terms of pricing, Ask Virtual Services offer some flexible plans and pricing depending on your requirements.
For individual tasks:
- Data entry tasks cost $7.98 / hour
- Virtual assistants cost $9.98 / hour
- Web development costs $12.98 / hour
Their packages are priced as follows:
- Starter Bucket – 20 hours @$10/hr
- Light Bucket – 40 hours @$8.98/hr
- Part-time Bucket – 80 hours @$7.98/hr
- Full-time Bucket – 160 hours @$7.98/hr
All of their packages come with a free consultation and setup when you make your first purchase. They also have an on-demand plan with no monthly recurring fee, and any tasks you request done are billed out at $12.75 an hour.
Discounts are available for agreeing to a longer term contract of 6 or 12 months.
The hours can be used over a 3 month period, your virtual assistant will work your local business hours, and you have access to a US-based member of their support team.
Ask Virtual Services Alternatives
Although Ask Virtual Services are a US-based virtual assistant company, their prices reflect the fact that they use overseas virtual assistants. Their prices and even the names of their packages are very similar to those at TaskBullet if you want to compare their services. It’s always a good idea to get quotes from more than one company,
I’d recommend checking out OnlineJobs.ph (great resource for full-time Filipino VAs) and Uassist.ME (well-rated company in Central America) as well.
Have you worked with Ask Virtual Services? If so, please leave a review below to help others with their search.
Are these prices in US dollars? Or Canadian? Maybe Australian?
It would help if you could clarify. Thanks!
I’m assuming USD.