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.

Efficise reviewSince then, Efficise has grown into one of the most popular task-based services on this site.

Services

Efficise virtual assistants are trained to handle a host of tasks that include standard admin stuff, web research, and other one-time virtual “gofer” jobs. Many clients turn to them for help with transcription, travel planning, social media management, data entry jobs, and more.

They allow flexibility to allow process-outsourcing and recurring tasks in ways some other virtual assistant companies can’t handle.

Efficise has made some investments in their back-end dashboard that help provide a better customer experience. For example, you can prioritize two tasks a day, basically flagging them as important and jumping the rest of the queue.

In addition, users can maintain an account profile with your own instructions and preferences, so they don’t have to be explained anew each time.

Like US-based rival Fancy Hands, Efficise uses a pool-based VA system, meaning for each task you submit, a different VA can pick it up and do the work based on their availability and expertise.

Efficise Review

Plans and Pricing

Efficise has a simple menu of pricing plans available:

  • 5 tasks for $15 ($3 each)
  • 15 tasks for $35 ($2.33 each)
  • 30 tasks for $50 ($1.67 each)
  • 50 tasks for $70 ($1.40 each)

These are tasks that can take up to 30 minutes to complete (other companies typically use a 15-minute guideline), but if you have longer tasks, you can apply multiple task credits to the job.

At those price points, Efficise is definitely one of the best bang-for-your-buck services out there, and $1.50-$3.00 per request is a pretty small price to get dozens of time-sucking tasks off your plate each month. Theoretically the $70 plan could save you up to 25 hours a month, which is huge.

Special Offer: Use coupon code NLIND15 for 15% off your first month of the 30 or 50-task Individual plan!

If a dedicated assistant would be helpful for longer projects, or recurring business-specific tasks, Efficise can help there too. Dedicated support starts at $10 an hour, and is billed by usage without any subscription commitment.

With this setup, you can outsource jobs like social media management, outbound calling, transcription, emails, data entry, and even customer service.

None of these plans come with any start-up fees, contracts or long-term commitments. You can track progress on your tasks in real time, and cancel your Efficise service whenever you want.

Efficise Alternatives

On a per-task basis, Efficise is much more cost-effective than Fancy Hands (mentioned above), which ranges from $4-6 per task — and their tasks only run 20 minutes. One company that operates a similar model is OkayRelax, which provides a dedicated assistant at $3 per task for 25 tasks a month.

The drawback to going dedicated in any VA setup is that turnaround times will usually be slower than with services using the team-based approach.

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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.

Have you worked with Digi Media Infotech? If so, please share a brief review of your experience below to help others with their decision.

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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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Get Friday

Get Friday is an outsourcing company that is based in Bangalore, India. They are best-known as the virtual assistant division of Your Man in India (YMII), the famous personal concierge company. Get Friday caters to the needs of individuals who have hectic schedules, by offering virtual assistants who can deliver high quality work on administrative tasks.

About Get Friday

get friday reviewIf you’re curious, the name “Get Friday” is inspired by Daniel Dafoe’s classic Robinson Crusoe. In the novel, the title character has an assistant he calls Friday, who becomes his right-hand man and is critical to his survival.

Get Friday has been around since 2005, and now employs 200 energetic and professional virtual assistants who help clients around the world conquer the challenges of business and everyday life.

As one of the longest running VA companies, they’ve served more than 11,000 clients in over 40 countries.

Services

Some examples of the kind of tasks Get Friday does best would be setting appointments, making travel arrangements, and moderating websites.

Beyond that, their virtual assistants have even helped find a customer’s lost dog and plan a wedding! Where else are you going to find a wedding planner for this cheap?

Get Friday Intro Video

Plans and Pricing

Get Friday offers an array of virtual assistant service plans that start from Pay-As-You-Go at a rate of $15 an hour, all the way up to Full Time (160 hours a month) at a rate of $1120 a month or just $7 an hour.

All the plans over 40 hours a month include “rollover” time, so unused hours can be applied to next month’s service. There are no long-term contracts; you can cancel, upgrade, or downgrade your plan at any time with 30 days notice. Get Friday also will quote prices for one-time projects if you send them a description of what needs to be done.

Hiring a virtual assistant is a big decision, and Get Friday offers a 7 day free trial period to ease some of that anxiety. If you’re not happy with the service, just cancel without any obligation.

One thing I noticed when opening my Get Friday account is the sign-up process is kind of a pain. They make you do a phone verification, which is automated but something normally reserved for banks. Then you have to print, sign, and fax (or email) back a copy of the contract. I haven’t seen those kinds of sign-up requirements from any other VA company.

Your Get Friday virtual assistant is available 5 days a week, during the hours you choose. This is valuable because of the time zone difference between the US and India. Weekend and overtime hours are charged out at 1.5 times your normal hourly rate.

Get Friday Ace

In the summer of 2014, Get Friday introduced Get Friday Ace, a VA service specifically aimed at the small business market.

I think it’s a smart move since they already have the staff and infrastructure in place, and businesses are used to spending money on support services. Get Friday Ace lists web design and development, bookkeeping, marketing and SEO, and other business process tasks among their new menu of services.

Get Friday Alternatives

Check out some of the other top-rated virtual assistant companies in India, including My Tasker, the one I’ve been using for the last several months.

If you’ve had any experience with Get Friday – positive or negative – please share it below.

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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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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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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 reviewOkayRelax operates on kind of a hybrid model between a dedicated virtual assistant service and a task-based approach where any available team member can tackle your assignments.

While a distributed team approach does have certain advantages, the founders of OkayRelax felt there were some major problems with it as well. For example, if you’re constantly explaining repetitive tasks to new VAs, you’re never gaining any efficiency or process improvement ideas.

Plus, if you’re sharing sensitive data or login information, you don’t want that spread around to an army of anonymous virtual assistants.

How it Works

The service is set-up around tasks, mini-projects up to 30 minutes, but unlike competitors Fancy Hands and Efficise, you are assigned a dedicated assistant.

OkayRelax assistants work from home and serve (English-speaking) clients worldwide. The company’s proprietary screening and training process makes sure they can deliver exceptional service.

Services

OkayRelax handles a range of virtual assistant tasks, but they really do focus on your individual needs as opposed to the needs of your business or company.

For example, they can book you a table at a local restaurant if you’ve forgotten to make a reservation or they could recommend an activity for you if you’re not quite sure what to do next weekend.

Clients rely on their OK Relax assistant to help with:

  • online research for upcoming travel or product purchases
  • email and calendar management
  • data entry
  • dealing with customer service on your behalf

I rely on OkayRelax for a number of recurring tasks related to my blog and podcast. I’ve been with the company since 2015 and am on my 4th assistant. They’ve all been reliable and worked well within my instructions.

OkayRelax Video Review

Plans and Pricing

OkayRelax plans start at $29.95 a month for a 5 task plan. For comparison, Fancy Hands is also $30 for the same 5 tasks.

The popular 25-task plan runs $99.95 per month and heavy users can outsource 100 tasks under the OkayRelax Executive plan for $299.95 per month.

(I’m on the 25-task plan.)

If you max out the 30-minute per task guideline, you’re looking at equivalent labor rates as low as $12 an hour on the Starter plan, $8 an hour for the Professional plan, and theoretically as low as $6 an hour for the Executive plan (assuming you max out a full 160-hour work month).

okayrelax pricing 2019

You can assign tasks of up to 2.5 hours, and they’ll just charge 5 credits from your account. This is super handy because they recognize that not all jobs fit into nice 15-30 minute chunks.

These rates have increased 25-50% since I recorded the video, but are still quite affordable.

OkayRelax Alternatives

OkayRelax follows in the footsteps of other task-based virtual assistant companies, but with their own unique twist. As mentioned above, Efficise, Fancy Hands, and Perssist all operate similar models, though without the dedicated assistant.

In fact, I’m having a hard time thinking of another service that offers a dedicated VA for less than $100 a month.

Your Turn

Have you worked with OkayRelax before? Please leave a review below to help others with their decision.

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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 10:30am to 7:30pm EST by email and phone support.  Dedicated plans range from 10 hours a month for $119 up to full-time 160 hours a month for $1099 (less than $7 an hour).

asksunday pricing

Their most popular plan is the 20 hour a month plan for $199.

VAA Exclusive: Use Promo Code VAA10PDA on sign-up to get 10% off your first month of service. (Not applicable on the $29 “AskSunday on Demand” plan.)

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 $29 a month. It includes two hours of agent time billed in 15 minute increments, meaning you can outsource up to 8 small tasks a month for this price. 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 $15 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 wide range of services offered.

For the dedicated service, your top alternatives will be companies like My Tasker and 24/7 Virtual Assistant. For the On Demand service, I’d take a look at Efficise or OkayRelax.

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Remplo (formerly TaskEngage / Outvas)

Remplo enables small business owners and entrepreneurs to outsource tasks to their team of virtual assistants. The company has a large team of hand-picked virtual assistants (primarily based in Sri Lanka) with a range of skills to meet their clients’ needs.

About Remplo

remplo reviewRemplo has been providing virtual assistant services since 2006, though briefly went through a weird period of name changes. (For a time during 2017-2018, the company was known as TaskEngage or Outvas.)

Being in the virtual assistant space for that long and still going strong is testament to a good reputation and a lot of satisfied clients. The company is headed up by Roshana Mallawaarachchi, and their target customers are small businesses and entrepreneurs.

They claim to have worked with over 1,000 clients, and saved them time by having their skilled virtual assistants handle their tasks at a cost effective and competitive rate.

Roshana pointed out that they have, “minimized issues associated in working with staff in autonomous and distant locations by keeping the contractors accountable and productive no matter where they are working from in the world.” That’s a mouthful, right?

He added that their hiring process utilizes a 10-step process designed by Richard Branson’s former executive assistant.

Remplo assistants are located in Sri Lanka, with sales offices in Australia and the UK.

Services

The company provides clients with VAs ready to tackle any day-to-day tasks a business owner would look to outsource. They do however group their virtual assistants’ skill sets into six categories as follows:

  • Admin and Organizing
  • Writing
  • Marketing and Social Media
  • Research
  • Sales
  • Medical Transcription

If your needs fall under any of the categories above, or you just have routine tasks you want to outsource, provide Remplo with as much detail as possible. The more detail you provide upfront, the better the communication and understanding is going forward.

Remplo assistants work from their home offices instead of from a dedicated call center-type cubicle farm, which results in lower overhead and additional cost savings.

Plans and Pricing

Remplo is among the most affordable VA companies I’ve seen, with rates set at $5 an hour across their menu of plans:

remplo pricing chart

That means you can start out with a dedicated Remplo assistant for just $50 a month for 10 hours of work.

If you have a little more work, you can buy a 40-hour per month plan for just $200.

The popular “Gold” level plan offers a dedicated VA for around 20 hours a week for $400, and a full-time assistant will run you $800 a month.

Remplo Alternatives

Among Remplo’ top competitors are companies like My Tasker and TaskBullet, but you’ll pay a slightly higher hourly rate at either of those.

Remplo has been in business for a long time and they do have a lot of experience in the virtual assistant space which goes a long way. I always recommend doing some due diligence and making contact with companies to see how they fit with your needs.

Your Turn

If you have worked with Remplo (or Outvas or TaskEngage), please leave a review below and share your experience to help others with their hiring decision.

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