Equivity offers virtual assistants who provide administrative, marketing, and paralegal services. Clients work with a dedicated virtual assistant or team of virtual assistants. Each virtual assistant has specialized experience in their area of expertise and holds a bachelor’s degree. In addition to being US-based, Equivity’s virtual assistants are direct employees instead of independent contractors. This allows for better client service capabilities, increased accountability, and the ability to create and manage customized virtual assistant teams. Client Experience Managers provide an additional level of support to ensure all clients’ needs are met.
Equivity’s team of experts works together under the leadership and guidance of Equivity co-founders, Eric Wall, a partner at an international law firm, and Heidi Hodges, a marketing professional. As busy working parents with limited time, Heidi and Eric were inspired in 2014 to launch Equivity as a service to help other professionals and business owners achieve their goals and bring more balance to their lives. Within a few years, the business has grown exponentially and Equivity has introduced services to specifically target the marketing needs of businesses and paralegal support needs of law firms, as well as administrative and personal assistant support.
Equivity offers administrative, marketing, and paralegal services.
Administrative services include executive assistant services, bookkeeping services, project management, and chief-of-staff support. Equivity can provide a virtual assistant for a single executive, or a team of virtual assistants to support management or to handle overflow work.
Equivity’s marketing services include both strategy and execution of digital campaigns. Equivity marketing strategists can develop a marketing plan for a company as a whole or a unifying message for campaigns. Clients who need digital marketing campaigns executed can hire virtual marketing assistants who can assist with email marketing, pay-per-click marketing campaigns, social media management, and content creation. Clients can choose either service or use both.
Paralegal services are designed for attorneys at both law firms and working in-house at corporations. Equivity’s paralegals have experience in a wide range of practice areas including litigation, contracts, corporate, immigration, real estate, bankruptcy, and intellectual property.
Clients can also create custom plans that combine administrative, marketing, and/or paralegal services.
How Equivity Works
Prospective clients contact Equivity either via Equivity’s website or phone. An Equivity representative obtains information regarding the prospective client’s needs, including details of the role, desired skills, projected time required per month, and time zone. Based on his information, Equivity sends the prospective client a bio of a matching virtual assistant, typically within a business day. If the prospective client agrees that the virtual assistant is a match, they sign up for the appropriate plan on Equivity’s website. A client experience manager then makes the introduction to the virtual assistant, providing the virtual assistant’s contact information via email. The client schedules a complimentary kickoff call with the virtual assistant and work begins.
Interview with Eric Wall, Co-Founder & CEO of Equivity
Equivity Plans and Pricing
Equivity’s prices differ according to the services offered. Equivity’s administrative services are offered at the following pricing:
Equivity’s marketing virtual assistant are priced at the following rates:
Equivity’s marketing strategist services are offered at the following rates:
Equivity’s paralegals and legal secretaries services are offered at the following rates:
As is normal practice, the more hours you purchase, the lower the hourly rate. There are no long-term contracts, and flexibility when you can use the hours.
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Have you worked with Equivity? If so, please share your experience below to help others with their decision.
Equivity paired my firm with Ruth about three years ago, and she has been a sanity saver for my law practice! She is highly adaptable, proactive, a creative thinker, and it is FUN to work with her! Her “I’ll take care of it” attitude has created much-needed bandwidth for me. And, importantly, my clients enjoy interacting with her. Thanks Ruth!
Our small firm reached out to Equivity for help almost 3 years ago. We were matched with our virtual assistant Ruth and it’s been a great match for the duration! In our nearly 3 years together Ruth has been always been thoughtful and responsive. As we’ve tried different things and testing new processes she’s always game to give it a shot and gives honest feedback. Another important aspect for us was working with someone that we could feel confident in having them as a representative of our brand in dealing with clients and other “front of house” work. Ruth delivers on that with her willingness to jump in and sparkling personality! Her work has been an wonderful asset to our small but mighty team and we’re so happy to work with her!
Equivity paired me with my remote office manager/legal assistant/lifesaver, Ruth. She is the bomb! I can’t imagine how O got by without her.
Over the last decade, I’ve worked at a number of elite law firms that had on-site legal support staff. Somehow, Ruth B. of Equivity, despite being remote from my physical location, has proven to be head and shoulders better, more useful, and more responsive than any of the support folks I’ve worked with in the past. Ruth delivers amazing results for our clients, and makes my job easier. Most importantly, she is a joy to work and interact with, bringing a genuine positivity to every interaction.
The law firm I work with hired a virtual assistant, Ruth, through Equivity, and she has been utterly amazing. She provides every service needed in a virtual assistant and far more. Ruth is responsive, attentive, typically a few steps ahead of us attorneys, and extraordinarily well-organized. She offers thoughtful ideas and comments at the right times, works with a great sense of humor, and manages to be present with us on the West Coast even though she lives two time zones away.
Ruth is a key member of our team in the best ways possible. If I ever need a virtual assistant of my own, Equivity will be the first company I contact.
We are happy to work with Equivity for about one year. Their staff are professional. Rosalie is flexible in working hours and she can make marketing materials exactly like what we need very quickly. I appreciate all your work.
When I launched my firm, the goal was to have low overhead. Equivity provides me with the best paralegal I have ever worked with at a rate that reflects our needs as a boutique, rather than a larger shop that could keep a single paralegal busy 100+ hours per month.
I’ve been using this service for months, and it’s helped me tremendously in growing and scaling my startup. Highly recommend!
I’ve been very pleased with EquivityVA since I started using their services in 2018. They consistently provide highly qualified, professional, and friendly VA’s for the wide variety of my marketing and customer support needs. Ashley is quick to respond when I need to make adjustments to my account or is quick to resolve minor issues that arise. I highly recommend EquivityVA!
We love working our virtual paralegal! Jessica is like an extension of our firm. She is thorough, detail oriented and always prompt with assignments. Thanks for all you do Jessica!
I’ve used equivity for a little over a year now and it’s been a complete lifesaver. I tried 2 other VA companies before this and the billing was just insane. Equivity has been very easy and forgiving, and for the price, the best value I’ve find. I’ve used 2 different VA’s – one for basic office tasks, and the other for marketing (social and pay per click). Both were excellent and saved me tons of time and money.
Equivity is a great option for businesses who need affordable marketing services. I’ve used them for both copywriting and website work and I couldn’t be happier with their services! The team is super helpful and responsive, and my VA’s kept me updated on their work consistently along the way. All and all, they are a great service that I will continue to use for my personal businesses as well as my client’s. Great job!
Beware of this VA company. I was excited to start working with them, and shortly after starting I realized that they will bill you for anything and everything. Our VA took and hour and a half because she wanted to try another way to get into the email when we have her when we told her the fastest way. Apparently she wanted to do it another way, and since she couldn’t figure it out, she spend an hour and a half and billed us for her incompetecy. Management didn’t even want to help or discuss it, they just said “that’s how it works” That’s just one of my many early bad experiences.
Hi, Mendel. I’m sorry that you felt that your virtual assistant took too much time establishing access to your email account. Our clients’ satisfaction is of great importance to us. We’ve issued a full refund to your account. Best of luck in the future.
I’ve recently started working with my second EquivityVA Virtual Assistant, Michelle P. Shortly after we started working together, Michelle clearly demonstrated her great work ethic by going above and beyond what I would have expected. I needed her help with a social media contest. The challenge was that the contest didn’t open until midnight. Nevertheless, Michelle was up during the early, early hours of the morning – just after midnight to work on the contest with me. I didn’t ask her to do this, nor did I expect it. But, I truly appreciated it. It showed me very quickly that, once again, I can depend on the Equivity team to outshine and out perform. I’m delighted.
I’ve used Equivity for over a year now and cannot say enough good things about their services. I’ve used several VA services over the past 5 years and Equivity seems to have spent either a lot more time, or money, to hire quality people to handle the VA tasks. Everyone I’ve worked with has been extremely fast and a total A+