Longer Days

LongerDays.com is a team-based virtual assistant company; they operate out of a single office located in Muskegon, Michigan. This allows for organic team collaboration. It helps the VA staff be a more powerful team, and ultimately leading to better overall results and satisfaction for the client.

They assign a dedicated virtual assistant, but work together so you get the full benefit of an entire office’s worth of experience and specialization.

Longer Days was founded in 2007, with the idea they could build a more valuable service than the overseas outsourcing companies who were all trying to compete on price.

Now, Longer Days is the one of the largest office-based virtual assistant companies in the US and serves busy professionals and entrepreneurs around the country.

longer days review 2015How it Works

LongerDays virtual assistants work as a team, so you get the benefit of a dedicated assistant as well as an entire office’s worth of experience and specialization. LongerDays VAs are capable of much more than just administrative tasks.

Longer Days makes significant investments in helping their clients document their business processes. The documentation phase is free to the customer, and because of this Longer Days is picky about who they work with. You have to apply to become a client. 

Upon acceptance, clients are assigned a business processing specialist who writes detailed task processes, delegates the work to the in-house team, and oversees productivity and quality control.

As a Better Business Bureau accredited business, they are held accountable for delivering on their promises.

Services

LongerDays VAs are capable of much more than just administrative tasks. They also provide assistance with graphics, web, writing, virtual reception, and Infusionsoft. LongerDays provides assistance five main areas:

  1. Admin
  2. Virtual Reception
  3. Graphic Design tasks
  4. Web support
  5. Content writing

Much like an in-house employee, they can be trained to accomplish just about anything you need done.

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A Longer Days virtual assistant is not for everyone. They aim to provide a premium service for clients with premium standards. They’re best suited for business owners who are looking for a wide variety of skills from a single source.

If you are looking for a personal assistant as a luxury service, this company is probably not for you.

Plans and Pricing

LongerDays virtual assistant plans start around $90 per week — a 10 hour monthly plan is $375 ($37.50/hr).

As you might expect, as you bite off more hours, the rates get better. A 20-hour a month plan is $675 ($33.75/hr), and a 30-hour plan is $975 ($32.50/hour).

LongerDays provides a 5 hour free trial for new customers. A Team Lead is assigned based a questionnaire that you complete during the sign up process. The Team Lead reaches out to the client to get started within 1-2 business days.

Of course these rates are significantly higher than what you’ll find in India or elsewhere overseas. The rates are on par with what you’ll find at other VA companies in the US, and Longer Days is rare in the fact that their virtual assistants work from a centralized office and not from their homes.

Longer Days Interview

Want to hear about the company direct from the source? Check out the short video interview below:

Afterwards Chad took me on a virtual tour of the office and I got to “meet” the rest of the team!

Longer Days Alternatives

For office-based American virtual assistants, you might consider Virtual Assist USA or RemSource. If you’re not picky about workplace, Time Etc has earned plenty of positive feedback lately.

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Uassist.ME

Uassist.ME is a virtual assistant company with offices in Miami and El Salvador. The company was founded in 2009 with the idea of providing remote administrative services to clients in the US and around the world.

Because of their location and timezone – El Salvador is only a 2 hour flight from the US and operates on Central Standard Time – Uassist.ME considers themselves “nearshoring” more than “offshoring.”

uassist.me reviewThe company has earned a number of accolades in its relatively short history. In 2012, co-founders Alfredo Atanacio and Rodolfo Schildknecht were named to Inc. Magazine’s 30 Under 30 List, which honors “America’s Coolest Young Entrepreneurs.”

About Uassist.ME

uassistme reviewSince I first came across the company in 2011, they’ve been growing like crazy, practically doubling in size each year. They recently built a shiny new office space to house their team and it even includes a co-working space to host other entrepreneurs in a professional environment.

For customers seeking a US-based assistant, they have a US-based operation with home-based workers under the brand Uassist.us.

Interview with Uassist.ME Co-Founder Alfredo Atanacio


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Services

I spoke with Joselin at Uassist.ME, who helped walk me through the company’s services. I found her to be professional, friendly, and energetic, with excellent English skills (and naturally Spanish skills as well).

She explained that her Uassist.ME co-workers are all fluent English speakers with neutral American accents because of their proximity to the US and familiarity with the culture. In fact, El Salvador uses the US Dollar as their official currency.

The company specializes in remote administrative services, but is expanding into SEO and social media marketing services, as well as telemarketing and cold calling.

Uassist.ME has attracted clients in the US and Canada, and even India, the proud leader of virtual assistant outsourcing.

The company has developed an expertise in real estate services and claims a number of brokers and agents as clients. Beyond that, their flexible and custom solutions allow customers to ramp up teams of multiple VAs quickly if needed.

Uassist Plans and Pricing

Standard Plan

Their standard plan is $959 for a part-time shared assistant. This means you have a dedicated contact who is there during your business hours, 40 hours a week, but they also report to one or more other clients as well. They’re available to work on your tasks up to 4 hours a day.

That works out to about $12 an hour if you max out the 80 hours a month.

The advantage is you have a dedicated resource “on call,” without the full time salary.

uassist-me pricing

A Few Hours a Week

A smaller, 20-hour per month plan is available for $399 ($19.95 per hour). In this case, your shared assistant would be available all day during US East Coast business hours but would only be able to spend an hour or two on your tasks.

It’s a great entry-level outsourcing plan because you still get a dedicated point of contact who’s “on call” during the day, without having to front the full or half-time salary.

Full-Time Support Options

If you have enough work to keep your virtual assistant busy full-time, Uassist.ME offers full-time dedicated service for $1598 a month.

The new Full-Time Support Team option consists of a “pod” of 3 assistants with up to 3 different skill sets. This plan is currently priced at $1798 per month.

A team captain is in charge of distributing the work between team members internally and making sure deadlines are met. Under this plan, Uassist also provides cross-training between team members, so if someone is absent, the rest of the team can cover.

The video below explains a bit more how it works:

Uassist.ME service is billed month-to-month, with no long-term contracts.

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Note: As you can see, that video is several years old so I’m due for a new trial!

Uassist Alternatives

Uassist is compelling in the virtual assistant world in that they’ve essentially created their own category. They’re not quite US-based support, but they’re also not quite India or Philippines support either. Instead, they’re somewhere in between, which is an interesting place to play.

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Established 2007 2009 2012 2009
Location USA and UK USA and Europe India El Salvador
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Minimum Package $250 for 10 hours $430 for 10 hours $140 for 10 hours $399 for 20 hours
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UrbanTimer

UrbanTimer is a virtual assistant company based in Kolkata, India. The company was founded in February, 2016.

Although the company is a fairly new addition to the virtual assistant space, UrbanTimer was founded by two individuals with considerable experience in the industry.

About UrbanTimer

urbantimer reviewUrbanTimer operates out of Kolkata, India. All of their virtual assistants are based in their offices and managed in-house. The company puts each of their virtual assistants though “an extensive process” to ensure they are hiring fluent English speaking workers with a wide range of skills.

The company founders are Bikash and his spouse, Rima. Bikash is a former co-founder of MyTasker, and has a wealth of experience as an entrepreneur and as a virtual assistant himself. Heading up UrbanTimer, Bikash plans to offer an unparalleled service not found with other virtual assistant providers.

The company are “committed to help people save valuable time.” Meaning, by outsourcing your business tasks to UrbanTimer you can free up your own time to focus on other areas of your business.

Their target customers are busy professionals and entrepreneurs anywhere in the world. This also includes small and medium-sized enterprises, as well as large corporate organizations. Anyone looking to outsource tasks at a cost-effective price can benefit from their services.

UrbanTimer Founder Interview

Services

Getting started with UrbanTimer is straightforward. You sign up via their site for one of their packages, or you can contact them to discuss your requirements first.

UrbanTimer offers a wide range of services, including the following:

  • Administrative assistance
  • Social Media services
  • Research tasks
  • Customer service
  • Website design and maintenance
  • Content writing
  • Email management

If you have a specific virtual role in mind, they recommend contacting them to discuss your exact requirements.

Plans and Pricing

UrbanTimer currently have five different payment plans. Their plans start at $100 for 10 hours, with their largest plan being $960 for 160 hours. So, the hourly rates range from $10 an hour to as low as $6 an hour.

urbantimer pricing

Full Pricing Table (as of press time):

  • 10 hrs per month – $100 ($10/hr)
  • 20 hrs per month – $190 ($9.5/hr)
  • 30 hrs per month – $270 ($9/hr)
  • 50 hrs per month – $400 ($8/hr)
  • 80 hrs per month – $600 ($7.50/hr)
  • 110 hrs per month – $770 ($7/hr)
  • 160 hrs per month – $960 ($6/hr)

With all these plans, your Account Manager oversees the tasks you send and assigns the best fit VA to work on the tasks.

UrbanTimer also offers a dedicated full-time assistant (with backup) for $1,000 a month, and an “Infinite” plan offering you the chance to buy as many hours as want a month on-demand. You start by paying $15 an hour for the first 50 hours, then the rate drops to $10 an hour for the remaining hours you purchase.

The rates for the “planet”-named plans are definitely competitive in the industry, as is the on-demand offering. The full-time dedicated assistant rate is on par with what you may find at other companies.

If you are new to using VAs or want to sample their services, UrbanTime does offer a free trial. This offer includes 5 free hours of virtual assistant time over 2 days.

UrbanTimer Alternatives

As you know, there are several options for quality virtual assistant companies in India. Bikash’s last startup, MyTasker, is among the most popular and well-rated. You might also consider VA Talks or VMG BPO.

One thing I like to do is to contact two or three companies to compare services, prices, and communication before making a decision.

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YourDailyTasks

YourDailyTasks (formerly YourDailyTask) is a virtual assistant company based in Mumbai, India with a sales office in the UK. The firm was established in 2008 and has grown to a team of nearly 200 virtual assistants serving over 6000 clients worldwide.

They’re open 24/7, and target a more business-oriented client base, as opposed to individuals and sole proprietors.

Your Daily Tasks Services

YourDailyTasks offers a wide variety of outsourced work services, including IT support, web and graphic design, accounting, transcription, search engine and social media marketing, and more.

Of course, you’ll also find standard administrative and virtual assistant support as well.

Beyond these services, YourDailyTasks has special packages just for email marketing, 24-hour live chat support, and even a dedicated Twitter account manager.

Related: Should You Outsource Social Media? 

In this way, your VA can be an asset to your team in interacting with customers and helping answer their questions via live chat on your site, email, or even Twitter.

MBA Virtual Assistants are available for special projects like market research, competitor analysis and finance management.

YourDailyTasks have self-hosted task management tool based on ActiveCollab (they call it Portal) where you can assign tasks, track hours and communicate with your virtual assistant(s). If you prefer, you can also assign tasks via email, chat, Skype, or phone.

How it Works

Plans and Pricing

Pricing for a YourDailyTasks virtual assistant begins at $8.99 per hour for their 10-hour plan. As you might expect, the rates decrease as you buy more time.

The popular 20-hour a month plan is just $159.80, or $7.99 an hour, and a full-time dedicated VA is only $958.40, just $5.99 an hour!

All the small plans up to 40 hours are task-based and you will be only charged if you assign a task. The 80 and 160-hour plans doesn’t expire at the end of month; your hours rollover and you have up to 6 months to use them.

(Obviously try and delegate 700 hours worth of work to your dedicated assistant in month 6!)

YourDailyTasks will also quote project-based work is your needs don’t justify an ongoing virtual assistant.

Your Daily Tasks Alternatives

YourDailyTasks is a well-established, affordable, and long-running Indian VA company, but they’re not the only game in town. If you’re shopping around, you might consider My Tasker as well, though their rates are slightly higher.

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Digi Media Infotech

Digi Media Infotech is a virtual back office solution for businesses and entrepreneurs worldwide. The company is headquartered in Udaipur, India, and has been in operation since 2010. Today, dozens of Digi Media virtual assistants serve hundreds of clients from their in-office set-up.

digi media infotech reviewThey offer instant access to qualified and skilled professionals and can give any company, small or large, access to the top talent they need. Digi Media Infotech takes responsibility for your back office so you can concentrate on scaling your business.

The name kind of reminds of Homer’s Internet business from The Simpsons, Compu-Global-Hyper-Mega-Net 🙂

About Digi Media Infotech

The company was founded by Amit Mehta, who also serves as the CEO. Where some VA firms are aimed at the personal market, Amit’s company is after business clients instead.

When I asked what set them apart, he explained, “We are committed to providing high-quality services at low prices and this sets us apart from the competitors. We are proud to stand behind the quality of work we deliver. Our team is a collection of young, motivated and passionate people all brought together for one common goal.”

He added his team has quality control checks in place to deliver error-free outsourcing work on time with consistency. “We have one of the strongest hiring models in the industry insuring that we have the strongest workforce out there. We offer 24/7 round the clock support ensuring you can count on us when you need us the most.”

Services

The company provides a full range of knowledge process outsourcing and virtual assistant services tailored to client’s specific business needs, such as:

  • Lead Generation
  • Research and Analytics
  • Data Entry and Data Processing
  • Web Design & Development
  • Social Media Management
  • Customer Support Outsourcing Solutions
  • Accounting & Bookkeeping Services

As with nearly all outsourcing providers, I think your results will be the strongest if you have a clearly defined process your VA can follow.

I asked if there were any areas of specialization, and my contact Ankit indicated they try and match clients up to the individual best suited to perform the necessary tasks and achieve their goals, whatever those may be.

Plans and Pricing

Digi Media Infotech’s plans come in two flavors: Hourly and Monthly. With the Hourly plans, you purchase and pre-pay for a block of hours ranging from 5 to 20 hours.

The rates are surprisingly affordable, starting at just $7 an hour for a 5-hour package, and only $5 an hour for the 20-hour package.

digi media infotech pricing

To be able to get started with a dedicated virtual assistant, maybe for a one-off project, for just $35 seems like a great value.

The company also has 3 tiers of monthly plans available, also with a dedicated virtual assistant. The monthly plans come in 2, 4, or 8 hours a day options, and are priced from $250 to $900 per month.

The rate of $900 for a full-time dedicated assistant is very competitive among other VA companies in India and in the Philippines, and the other packages are straightforward and priced well too.

digi media infotech monthly pricing

has a pricing option to fit every budget. There are numerous hourly or monthly plan options available with Digi Media Infotech. These options range from 5 to 160 hours a month. We designed our plans starting from $35. Compare and choose the best plan that fits your need. With this service, there is no long-term contract required and you’re only paying for as much time as you need.

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Digi Media Infotech Alternatives

Of course there is no shortage of small business outsourcing companies in India. Among the highest rated on this site are My Tasker and 24/7 Virtual Assistant. For a similar set-up with buying blocks of time, you might check out VMG BPO.

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TaskBullet

TaskBullet was founded in 2013 and has quickly become a leader in the virtual assistant industry. The company is owned and operated in the United States with the staff based in the Philippines.

TaskBullet uses a unique “Bucket System” of buying hours, which means no monthly bills, contracts, or fees.

About TaskBullet

task bullet reviewVirtual assistants either work from their home offices or from TaskBullet’s central PCI compliant facility, which is ideal for assistants to handle inbound and outbound calls.

TaskBullet project managers are also located in the Philippines and there is a U.S. based customer support staff, if ever there is a problem.

TaskBullet virtual assistants go through a rigorous hiring process. In particular, they company seeks out VAs who are quick learners and who have advanced English skills.

On top of that, they invest in training their team and treating everyone with value. After all, happy virtual assistants are more likely to stick around and make for happy clients!

How it Works

The Bucket System

TaskBullet doesn’t have monthly bills, contracts, or fees.

TaskBullet uses buckets of hours that the VA pulls from while they are actively working on your tasks. When your bucket is empty, simply purchase another bucket of hours and continue on.

You can upgrade, downgrade, or take a break, it’s up to you.

Every TaskBullet Bucket of Hours comes with a project manager to oversee your tasks. You can delegate your tasks to your project manager for quick assignment to an available and skilled VA. If you have the same reoccurring tasks you can have a dedicated VA to delegate tasks to directly.

Your project manager and your VA will be available during your business hours. They’re there when you need them.

Assigning tasks

TaskBullet uses Basecamp, a very simple and effective task management system to upload and monitor your tasks. When you sign up you will get an email from them inviting you to set up your free TaskBullet Basecamp project.

All your tasks, files and communication can take place in one convenient location.

Getting Started

Getting started with TaskBullet is very quick and easy. They can usually have you submitting tasks the same day you sign up.

They offer a Welcome Call to all new sign ups, where they show you around Basecamp and help you upload your first task. They will send you an email asking you to pick a time for one of their on-boarding specialists to call you.

Task Bullet Founder Interview

Services

The company is able to provide dedicated virtual assistants, while still being able to tap into a team with a broad range of skills.

Many TaskBullet VAs have several years of experience in their fields. You can get an assistant who’ll handle:

  • website management
  • mail marketing
  • social media accounts
  • customer service
  • research
  • and more

Since they’re your dedicated VA, you also can train them to meet your specific needs and requirements.

You have 3 points of contact:

  1. your VA
  2. your dedicated VA project manager
  3. your US-based team lead

For advanced skills or roles your dedicated VA isn’t the best fit to handle, you can apply your pre-paid time to others on their team to get your work done without having to source a new company or freelancer.

It’s a service by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs. As such, they have a strong understanding of what you need – affordable quality help, and what you don’t – stress, overhead, headaches.

Task Bullet service comes with no start-up fees and a 60-day money back guarantee. If you’re unhappy with your VA, the company will set up with a new one immediately. In addition, new customers receive a free consultation on how to most effectively work with their VA.

Plans and Pricing

I appreciated how they were upfront with their pricing – with none of the “contact us for a quote” stuff you see on some other sites.

The rates start $6.50/hour when you buy a 240 hour block, enough for the equivalent of 6 weeks of full-time support.

task bullet pricing

Many TaskBullet clients begin with the “Starter Bucket”, which offers 20 hours of support for $220 ($11/hr).

In the middle, the “Light” plan is $9 an hour for a bucket of 60 hours.

Customers aren’t billed on a recurring monthly basis, but rather can renew their hours, upgrade, or downgrade at any time.

That structure makes sense if you don’t have a consistent workload each week, but are confident you’ll use the time eventually. And if you do have routine tasks to assign, you’ve got an affordable flexible VA service.

task bullet discount

Highlights:

  • You have 90 days to use the hours in your bucket.
  • There are no contracts and no monthly fees.
  • This is a one-time purchase for hours that you can use any time over the next 3 months.
  • You do not purchase additional hours until your current bucket runs out.
  • You can use as many or as little hours as you want per day/week/month.

TaskBullet Alternatives

While there are certainly other virtual assistant companies in the Philippines, TaskBullet is the only one I’m aware of that operates without monthly subscription fees.

OnlineJobs.ph Okay Relax FreeeUp Task Bullet
Customer Rating
Established 2009 2015 2015 2012
Hourly Rate $3-8 $8-12 $5-20 $6-10
Minimum Package $69 to post a job $30 for 5 tasks Free to post a job $200 for 20 hours
Dedicated Assistant *
Best For Full-time hires Quick tasks Quick pre-vetted hires in e-commerce and marketing Part-time hires
Team Access
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Free Trial
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VAFromEurope

VAFromEurope is a virtual assistant company with their headquarters in Austin, Texas, and their team of virtual assistants are based in Lviv, Ukraine. Alternatively, you may see or hear the company referred to as European Virtual Assistant Agency or EVAA.

Founded in 2015, VAFromEurope supply virtual assistants to busy business owners primarily based in the US or EU, and offer a wide range of services to help business owners free up more of their time and outsource tasks at a competitive rate.

About VAFromEurope

VAFromEurope is a BPO department of AgiliWay Group Inc, an outsourcing software development company. They started by providing virtual assistant services to their parent company and have now become their own company and service clients all over the globe.

Their management team is headed up by Sergiy Korniyenko and Ulyana Mysyk. Their target customers are US and EU-based small businesses and startups, although they can provide virtual assistants to an organization of any size with outsourcing needs.

With their virtual assistants being based in the Ukraine, VAFromEurope are able to offer very competitive rates while utilizing staff who speak English very well and understand the culture of US and EU businesses.

When you sign up for one of their hourly plans you will have a meeting with a supervisor to discuss how they can best service you and your requirements. You are then matched up with an assistant best qualified to handle your workload.

Services

VAFromEurope says that all of their virtual assistants hold Bachelor or Master degrees and have passed an internal VA training and certification process.

They are capable of handling a wide range of tasks, including:

  • Administrative support
  • Customer support
  • Data entry
  • Transcription services
  • Social media management
  • Online research
  • SEO
  • Website administration and content management

VA From Europe Intro Video

Plans and Pricing

VAFromEurope currently have four different pricing plans with hourly rates ranging between $6-$10 per hour. If you want to hire an assistant for one-off tasks there is a fixed rate of $11.90 per hour.

Full Pricing Table (as of time of publishing):

  • Basic – 20 hrs/month – $198 ($9.90/hour)
  • Small – 40 hrs/month – $340 ($8.50/hour)
  • Part-Time – 80 hrs/month – $600 ($7.50/hour)
  • Full-Time – 160 hrs/month – $960 ($6.00/hour)

Yes, you read that right – a European VA for Asian VA prices.

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Like most virtual assistant companies, you do not need to sign up to any long term commitments. Their plans are only valid for one month however, so you cannot roll the hours forward.

There is a free-trial to give you the opportunity to sample their services without handing over any personal information or payment details. I would always take a company up on a free-trial offer before committing as there is nothing to lose.

VAFromEurope Alternatives

Time Etc and Boldly are the highest-rated European virtual assistant companies, however their rates are a lot higher than VAFromEurope. Like at least 3x more.

Baltic Assist is in Lithuania also have excellent ratings and offer prices a lot more comparable, so they are worth checking out as well.

VAFromEurope says they are able to stand out from the other companies in their space by being able to offer competitive rates leveraging labor from the Ukraine where the cost of living is lower than the US and a lot of the EU, while employing qualified assistants who understand the culture of US and EU-based businesses.

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AskSunday

AskSunday.com is one of the most well-known virtual assistant companies, earning an endorsement from Tim Ferris in the wake of the massively popular 4-Hour Workweek. 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 personal assistant service in the world.”

About Ask Sunday

ask sunday reviewAround the time I started Virtual Assistant Assistant, Ask Sunday went through a rocky change in ownership, and you can see this black mark in their history evidenced in the early reviews on this site.

Today the company is headed up by Jagdish Rangwani from their New Jersey office. The team of assistants are located in a modern contact center facility in Ahmedabad, India. Their goal is to make life easier by providing personal assistance via the Internet and telephone for members anywhere in the US, UK, Canada and Australia.

Services

Since taking the helm, Jagdish has directed AskSunday to focus more on small business and startup clients rather than just busy individuals as they did early on. He wants to be your one-stop-shop for a range of tasks including:

  • Social media
  • Industry or market research
  • Marketing support
  • Administrative tasks
  • Data entry
  • Powerpoint prep
  • Transcription
  • and more…

When we spoke, he explained that many clients were also looking for support in areas like website development and graphic design, so they added personnel with those skills to accommodate the demand.

Ask Sunday VAs can help you with research for your content creation tasks, but are probably not well-suited to actually writing the articles or content from scratch.

The company is currently divided into 4 teams that serve clients and support one another: the Research Team, the Web Design Team, the Document Management Team, and the Quality Assurance Team.

The QA Team is responsible for checking all work before it gets returned to the customer.

Ask Sunday Intro Video

Plans and Pricing

Ask Sunday offers 2 levels of service: Dedicated Assistance and On Demand.

Dedicated Virtual Assistant

As the word suggest, this service will provide your own dedicated virtual assistant to readily assist you with your ongoing requirements such as web research, data entry, phone calls, and many others. Your dedicated assistant will be available from 10:30 am to 7:30 pm EST by email and phone support.

Dedicated plans range from 10 hours a month for $129 up to full-time 160 hours a month for $1199 (less than $7 an hour).

AskSunday Pricing

Their most popular plan is the 20 hour a month plan for $219.

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If you go over your hours, additional time is available at competitive hourly rates, or you can opt to renew your plan early. This service is ideal for a full or part-time virtual employee. You’ll be able to make use of their robust and secure online portal to assign tasks and manage your VA’s work.

On Demand Assistant

AskSunday on-demand assistance is just $79 a month. It includes 5 hours of agent time billed in 15 minute increments. One advantage of this set-up is your tasks are not limited to 15 minutes, as they are with some of the other VA companies.

Tasks are assigned based on expertise and availability, and agents are on-call 24/7. If you need additional time, it’s billed out at a rate of $17 an hour.

But like any service, it’s only worth it if you really use it. To ease this anxiety, Ask Sunday offers 3-hours of free dedicated assistance as a “test drive” for customers to try our their service without any commitment.

AskSunday Alternatives

The advantages of AskSunday’s virtual assistant service include their reasonable price tiers, quick response time, great customer support, easy to use interface, and a wide range of services offered.

For the dedicated service, your top alternative will be a company like My Tasker.

For the On Demand service, I’d take a look at OkayRelax.

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7 Virtual Assistant Services

7 Virtual Assistant Services is a virtual assistant company with offices in the US, UK, Philippines, and India.

The company started operations in 2015 providing virtual assistant services to doctors and realtors. They have since added a full range of virtual assistant services aimed at small to medium-sized businesses.

About 7 Virtual Assistant Services

7 virtual assistant services review7 Virtual Assistant Services has sales offices in the UK and US. They also have a team of medical virtual assistants based in their US offices, and their other virtual assistants used to service small and medium-sized businesses are based in the Philippines and India.

This enables them to have points of contact for their UK and US clients while leveraging the cost-effective hourly rates of using staff based in the Philippines and India.

When you sign up with 7 Virtual Assistant Services a member of their senior staff will contact you to talk through your requirements and build a plan going forward.

They will then choose the best-suited assistant and send you their plan with milestones and dates for completing the work. They manage their assistants to ensure everything stays on track.

Services

7 Virtual Assistant Services’ virtual assistants are ready to handle a wide range of tasks. They group their services into three main areas they specialize in:

Doctors / Medical Professionals

They offer assistants trained and experienced in assisting doctors and medical professionals.

They can provide personal assistance handling scheduling, calendar management, and bookings. “7” also does transcribing, research work, and other tasks to free up time for busy medical professionals.

Realtors / Mortgage Loan Officers

Their real estate virtual assistants can post ads, set up meetings with clients, manage your social media, track and report on competitors, manage your calendar, research real estate trends in your area, and more.

Small to Medium-Sized Businesses

They have a team of virtual assistants experienced in handling all those day-to-day tasks involved in running a business.

This includes administration, customer service, data entry, marketing, writing services, website management, transcription services, and much more.

Plans and Pricing

7 Virtual Assistant Services has three different pricing plans for their general virtual assistants as follows:

  • Basic – $99 per month for 10 hours ($9.90 per hour).
  • Premium – $285 per month 30 hours ($9.50 per hour).
  • Platinum – $450 per month for 50 hours ($9.00 per hour).

7 virtual assistant services pricing

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With each of their plans, you’re introduced to a dedicated virtual assistant to work with and each plan offers a different range of services and skills from your assistant.

Their Max Basic plan enables you to outsource a wide range of administrative tasks. Such as those day-to-day routine tasks, calendar management, scheduling appointments, online research and data entry.

Their Max Premium plan also includes content writing and transcriptions services, and their Max Platinum plan brings in SEO, marketing, graphic design, and website management assistance.

It’s always a good idea to check exactly what services are offered and the skills the assistant you’re going to be working with has before committing to a plan, so I recommend going through your requirements with a member of their team.

For their healthcare assistants you need to contact a member of their team for a customized quote.

7 Virtual Assistant Services Alternatives

If price is a decision factor, there’s no shortage of virtual assistant companies to choose from in the Philippines. For affordable part-time dedicated support, I like OkayRelax and for full-time help I’ve had some success with OnlineJobs.ph.

(OnlineJobs is more of a virtual job board instead of a true VA company.)

Closer to home, I know Uassist.ME in El Salvador works with quite a few real estate clients and may be worth checking out as well.

Still, if you’re in the market for real estate or medical support, it doesn’t hurt to contact 7 Virtual Assistant Services to see how they can help.

Your Turn

Have you worked with 7 Virtual Assistant Services? If so, please leave a brief review below to help other with their decision.

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Habiliss

UPDATE: It looks like Habiliss may be shut down as of June 2018. They’ve “gone dark” and social media and have been unresponsive to customer requests.

Habiliss (formerly Habilis or 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 UK.

Customers interact with their virtual assistance via telephone, Internet, and/or email. The service is capable of handling both your personal and business needs. Clients who have used the service have expressed their appreciation for its ease of use, timeliness of response and value. A free trial is available at their website.

Services

habiliss reviewThe site offers services for both business and personal clients. For entrepreneurs, a Habiliss virtual assistant can help produce quality presentations, discover new sales leads, and execute web research.

With an hourly plan, you can train your dedicated virtual assistant to track emails or work in your business in whatever ongoing basis you need. By outsourcing daily tasks you can free up valuable time for a relatively small price.

Habiliss Intro Video

Plans and Pricing

The dedicated assistance plans start at 40 hours a month for $350, which is $8.75 an hour with no additional overhead expenses or taxes to pay. An 80-hour a month half-time VA is $600, and a full time dedicated virtual assistant is only $1000 – a full time virtual employee for just $6.25 an hour!

habiliss pricing

For personal users, Habiliss offers a range of task-based plans. These are best suited for small one-time projects like ordering groceries, booking restaurant reservations or providing wake-up calls. Personal services can also assist with time management, perform online research, help with keeping appointments, and tracking important dates.

The task-based plans start at just $10 which covers your first 5 tasks. If you have a lot of small tasks to get done, you can realize some savings by buying a larger package. Habilis sells a 30-task plan for $50, or just $1.66 per task.

If you want to try out their services, a limited free trial is at Habiliss.com. Aside from your subscription plan, there are no start-up costs when signing up. To cancel using this virtual assistant service, simply call, email or unsubscribe utilizing the portal provided before the next billing cycle is initiated.

Habiliss Alternatives

Their task-based plans are comparable to Efficise and slightly more affordable than a US-based service like Fancy Hands, while their dedicated VA service is priced similarly to other outsourcing services like MyTasker.

Habiliss has received positive accolades from Good Morning America and the Wall Street Journal. Good Morning America found the company to have the fastest response times of the virtual assistant services they tested, which included Red Butler and AskSunday, but found the quality of the work a little lacking.

Have you worked with Habiliss? If so, please share your experience below!

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