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 of the most popular task-based services on this site.
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.
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.
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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.
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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