Brickwork India is probably the most famous of all virtual assistant companies. Brickwork India was featured prominently and favorably in two bestselling books: Thomas Friedman’s The World is Flat, and Timothy Ferriss’ The 4-Hour Work Week.
Started as a 5 member start-up in 2005, Brickwork India today is 350 strong and caters to over 20,000 clients across 116 countries. They are India’s first ISO 27001: 2013 certified Virtual Assistance company.
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The company is based in Bangalore, India, which has become a true technology hotbed – India’s Silicon Valley. From their modern facilities in Bangalore, Brickwork India has attracted customers ranging in size from busy sole proprietors to Fortune 500 companies.
Brickwork India virtual assistants are diligent and focused professionals who can accomplish a wide variety of tasks, including everything from basic administrative work, to human resources, database management, and even social media marketing campaigns.
Because of India’s deep talent pool of educated workers, you can get well-qualified help that knows how to get the job done with little additional training.
The service menu consists of 3 main areas of service:
Admin Services: Here a team of executive assistants specialized in business support, accounting & taxation takes care of all your day-to-day routine back-office work, sales & marketing support, web based support, HR support, office management support, report generation, social media support, secretarial help, accounting and bookkeeping services, etc.
Knowledge Services: The team consists of highly qualified & experienced business analysts who are qualified MBA’s, CPA’s and Engineers, specializing in providing insights and solutions to clients through business research, investment research, procurement and sourcing services.
Technical Services: This team is populated with professionally qualified software engineers and graphic designers with expertise in a wide range of technologies offering technology assistance ranging from simple technical support to creative web and graphic designs, web applications, desktop and database applications, Ecommerce solutions, CRM & ERP solutions and Mobile apps.
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Plans and Pricing
Beyond the category of services needed, you also have the flexibility to choose from several engagement options:
- retainer model
- a la carte hourly
Subscription rates start around $15/hour, with dedicated assistant plans at the 40, 80, and 160 hour per month levels.
Rates improve with the more hours you buy. The time you buy does not rollover if you don’t end up keeping your virtual assistant busy, so it might be best to start at a lower amount.
For project-based tasks, Brickwork India will provide a bid specific to your tasks so you can compare with other options.
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Make no mistake; their rates are higher than other virtual assistant companies in India. In fact, their hourly rates are higher than you might expect to pay for a local US high school or college-aged intern.
The difference is you get the well-known “brand name” of Brickwork, along with their infrastructure and security, and you don’t have to worry about additional payroll tax and employment filing requirements.
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