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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.
The 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!
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.
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!
Absolute trash of a company. Lazy and unprofessional, would not recommend.
The virtual assistants were really well educated, polite and competent. I had a great experience in the beginning. but unfortunately it went down. The problem was with the supervisors and management who were unable to manage it. I still have credits with my plan (purchased by making payments via paypal). but they stopped responding and the company owner is a a FRAUD
Habiliss has been a great support to our company and helped us streamline our work. The quality and timeliness of their services is in my opinion the best in the industry. I highly recommend them.
A friend of mine recommended Habiliss when I was in search of an SEO expert. I was impressed with the SEO audit given by them. It was an in-depth analysis on my website and spotted me the right areas to improve. Now I have outsourced the whole SEO process of my business with these guys.
I have been working with Habiliss now for a period of 2 months. During that time the Virtual Assistant I’ve worked has definitely made my life easier.
He has solid communication skills, is very attentive, and is thorough in his explanations about the work completed at the end of each day.
I have recommended this service to my circle of friends.
I had to move out of the country for a while on official grounds, leaving behind my parents alone. I hired an assistant from Habiliss just for a month to have a daily check on my parents health and to assist with whenever needed. When I was back, they were delighted and felt very comfortable having an assistant for themselves. So I got to hire the same assistant once agian while I was away.
Awesome virtual services for people who are busy – a great helping hand when you simply don’t have time yourself ! Highly recommended for any business that is looking to maximize time and assets within the company. Habiliss offers a range of services to fit the clients needs, and make them more successful and productive because of it.
Habiliss did a very good job in setting up email campaigns for my start up. I have to tell you all that I am getting a lot of responses for my business, and I am not sure how they did this, but they really did a fantastic job.
When I decide to start my own business last year, life was pretty stressful I must say, to be a budding entrepreneur with not much supporting staff. I came across Habiliss online and now I just send an email and get my job done in no-time. What can I say, I don’t run errands anymore. Now it feels like a boss!
A friend of mine referred Habiliss to me. I hired an assistant under 50% discount and gifted for my busy wife on her birthday. She was very happy about it. An assistant for herself is a long time dream for her and I fulfilled it today.
I have the same dedicated assistant on Habiliss since 2 years now. And I am so glad the quality has not changed. If anything my assistant knows me so well now that I even get my mid morning coffee delivered right when I am desperate for it lol..yeah you get spoilt a bit when you have a VA!
I work as an international consultant, there are times when I have a hell lot of pending work and then there are months when I have nothing. I simply work on a contract-basis with large organizations and travel globally. A friend of mine referred to use Habiliss VA services and when I came to their website the first thing that catched my eye was their Livechat pop-out. I thought this must be a ‘bot’ and got into a conversation. The guy on the other side explained things to me so brilliantly and I just couldn’t resist myself from hiring a virtual personal assistant right away. Their plans are all monthly recurring but the executive on the chat understood my workings and helped me with a special plan which can be used whenever I got tasks and can be paused for a while when I don’t have any contracts from my customers. Really helpful and understanding people, must give them a shot. Cheers!
Being a first time user of Virtual assistants, I decided to hire a VA for myself at 50% off. Initially, I have few tasks to them like calendar management and fixing appointments. Later I started to delegate most of my tasks to them as I was busy with my newly started business. Amongst all, they are good at internet research and making presentations.
These guys have so much to learn. I first subscribed to hab10 task-based system which sucked pretty bad. Then I tried the myhab40 with a personal assistant and likewise was met with poor quality of work and poor communication. I was told that my dedicated assistant would prioritize my tasks only to later hear that she has been tending to the chat at the same time and quite obviously prioritizing that since it was quite difficult to get responses from her. It seems like these guys also have big management issues: many things are escalated to the managers that could be taken care of by more empowered employees who would think a little with their own brains and therefore the managers probably get overworked and lose focus on the bigger issues.
I wouldn’t recommend unless your tasks are very simple. Even though these people are highly educated they are producing very poor quality results. I guess it’s a problem with the education system of india.
On the upside they were really polite although it seemed quite fake at times and they did provide me with full refunds, but even that took longer than it should have and was a hassle.
This is a great company. I never thought I could use this kind of a service. Being a consultant, my workdays are so hectic and I used to stay so busy always. The best part is that my full-time remote receptionist takes care of all my daily administrative and few of my personal tasks too and acts as my virtual office manager. Wonderful VAs from India, Cheers!
I hired a virtual assistant for myself and delegated internet related tasks to them. The output sent by them was exactly what I looked for. Worth hiring an assistant from Haibiliss.
I recently tried them and was happy with their service. They provided me with the exact details I requested for. My internet research task was done appropriately and these guys are really expert in it.
I get my work done easily here. I needed some posters and brouchers for MLS meeting. They made them simple and so inviting. Many people showed up. Now, they are helping me by scheduling meetings with clients. Great Job Habiliss. Keep going.
This is the first month I’m using a Virtual Assistant and it has been really awesome so far. I just signed up with their Christmas offer and interviewed the VAs to find a suitable match for me to work as my dedicated assistant. The guy does a brilliant job compiling spreadsheets & data and making presentations for my business.
I have been using Habiliss for more than a year.
I connected with them for social media marketing for my newly started business. I see good results now. I am planning to outsource my email marketing and lead generation work to them as well.
I was apprehensive about outsourcing my personal tasks but then got very comfortable with Habiliss. They help me with everything from getting my laundry picked up every few days to giving me alarm calls for scheduled appointments.
This was a terrible experience and a complete waste of my time and money. Three times employees said they would call me at a certain day and time and I had been waiting around and never received calls. Then when I made a request for a a very specific deadline I had, the deadline passed by almost a week and I still hadn’t heard back. Based on my experience, I would recommend trying other VA services before this one.
These guys help me find some really good quality leads for my consulting business. There lead generation plan is very affordable and the work is simply excellent. I have been able to triple my business in the last two years because habiliss helped me get targeted leads. Keep it up folks! Best.
I tried the ticket booking service with Habiliss. They book the tickets for me at a much cheaper price than I do. They helped me to save a good sum of money. Will continue to use their service for other bookings as well.
Personally, I have a good experience with Habiliss. This time I asked my virtual assistant to book my flight tickets as I was busy wth my schedule. The tickets booked by them were apt to my specifications at a much lower cost than ones that I used to order. She saved a little more money for me!.
I outsourced the Live chat process of my business with Habiliss. They are doing a good job until now. I see my clients are happy when they are instantly responded. Since time was a constraint, I couldn’t handle it myself. Habiliss is providing me with 24/7 service, due to which all my clients are happy now.
They ordered a chocolate bouquet for my friend on my behalf. It was pretty and cheaper than the ones I found online. Good effort. My friend was happy and me too…
I appreciate the extra effort they had taken for me on my birthday. To my surprise, when I opened my mailbox, I was excited to see Habiliss sending me a video with all my favorite photos. It was a pleasant surprise…..
Exceptional VA’s. My assistant manage my social accounts, mange posts, re-tweets and keep the engagement. I am getting many likes for my posts. Good Job Habiliss.
Habiliss comes in my mind instantly when I think of some important work. They are always the best and close to my heart. I will strongly recommend Habiliss to all.
Being a busy mom of 2 children, I found it totally impossible to manage my time. Habiliss helped me with most of my routine works, due to which I can schedule my day now-a-days. Cheers to Habiliss!.
I love Habiliss for their perfection. The leads provided by them were all valid and potential. It helped me to acquire more customers.They are the best among many other virtual assistant services.
Excellent help from this company. I never thought of getting this kind of over all assistance. I am a one man company, needed assistance with almost everything start from website management to reaching prospects. Their social media team is wonderful. They made my vision of company clear.
Thanks so much
Excellent service, on time delivery with quality work. Good to go with Habiliss always….
Habiliss was recommended to me by one of my friends. At first, I hesitated to a lot to outsource the social media management work of my newly started business. But to my surprise, it worked out well for me. Their marketing strategies were good and I am happy with their performance. Their SEO strategy is awesome and deserves an appreciation….
Habiliss assistants helped me a lot with my small business. I am happy now since I am viewing the positive growth of my business with the help of my backend assistants at Habiliss. Thank You Habiliss….
One of the best Virtual Assistant services I had handled with. They understand my needs and act accordingly. Worth paying them. Value for the money…
Nice work Habiliss. You made my trip to Caribbean easy like everything I planned. My kids loved the games and activities you suggested. They specially loved coral beach and boat ride. Thank you. will come back to you again. Cheers
I tried Habiliss but really of no use. Their agents and leads doesn’t know the value of time. They couldn’t complete any of my task.
There is no quality, no outputs were on time. Above comments looks fake. I strongly not recommending Habiliss
After a whole pressurized day in office, I totally forgot my best friend’s birthday. At 8pm when I remembered, it was too late for me do the shopping. I immediately called Habiliss and spoke to my assistant and asked her to order some something on my behalf and hanged up the call in hurry. It took 50 minutes for me to reach my friend’s home and by the time, arrived the chocolate bouquet along with a card and cake! My friend was extremely happy when she received it. She hugged me and thanked for it. Habiliss turned my most monotonous day to an unforgettable day. Thanks Habiliss!!! They are rocking….. I suggest that Habiliss has the best Virtual assistants……
Its a wonderful place to get all your tasks done. My assistant at Habiliss made by trip comfortable arranging all the needs besides updating my office tasks.
As a travelling professor, I don’t get to have a personal assistant. Having a VA has helped me manage my time better. I tried GetFriday but switched to Habiliss as the dedicated assistance here suits my lifestyle and needs.
My dedicated assistant makes these great videos to wish me on my birthday and anniversary. I am not sure how that helps but hey it definitely makes you feel great 🙂
I interviewed some 4-5 assistants and found the right fit for my company. And am glad I could do this as I require lead generation for a niche segment and I wanted to train my virtual assistant on this – someone who understands why it is being done than how. I am really happy with the output I have received until now, and since I have a dedicated assistant now I am thinking of upgrading as they do provide services like email campaigns and other types of internet research. Seems to be a young motivated lot, with lots of eagerness to research, learn and do something new.
They have a good digital team that take care of my company’s social media accounts, ads as well as some website design work – also help with lead capturing activities on LinkedIn, Photo uploads in Instagram, etc. Other than which the regular internet research, presentations, etc. that other virtual assistants do too, but I would like to keep everything in one place since I get one dedicated assistant who understands my way of working (I am a chronic procrastinator!) and adheres to my really last minute work deadlines lol.
Amazing customer service. Great response time. Cheers!
Great help for professors who need your email sorted and responded to every day! And as a bonus I also get my presentations perfected. Glad I found Habiliss, this made my year!
I never knew you can outsource personal work. I first tried Habiliss for some content work for my assignments and they did well. I reluctantly gave them some last minute Thanksgiving prep work yesterday, and wow am really impressed. This is probably the first Thanksgiving morning I am not stressing around about groceries, calling people, preparing a (not-so-great) speech, while also trying to clean the house, screaming for the others to help! Finally a happy holiday, cooking and waiting for my extended family to arrive 🙂
I hired a FTE from Habiliss for my company – for the administration dept. I was provided with a dedicated assistant who was available 24/7 and got accustomed to our processes pretty soon. Looks like their corporate administrative assistance packages will work out pretty affordable than hiring in-house. I am also planning to recommend them to my HR team for recruitment or payroll maintenance. Good value for money. Hope they maintain service quality throughout.
Habiliss helps me a lot with my research work esp for creating presentations. Recommend them to be highly reliable and most of all dependable, creative too.
Very good internet research team. I would recommend making use of Habiliss for building your database, email sourcing, competitor research, finding resources, and of course, personal research, say you want to find top restaurants in a new city, best value travel packages. I think of everything I have outsourced to Habiliss, I think research is their forte! Keep it up guys.
I signed up for the free trial for a week and was provided with 3 free tasks (mind you its 15 mins a task) so initially I felt a little uncomfortable with delegating but they accomplished in 45 mins what I took 2 days to do (expertise and experience I guess). Currently I taking task based services that helps cos I can cancel / put on hold m subscription anytime. Although I dont think I would, I have got so used to having assistance at hand with loads of free time for reading and research which I love to do!
My dedicated assistant at Habiliss has been a blessing for me. Almost 4 yrs now I have never wanted to try any other service. I kinda have a rapport with her now enough that minimum instructions are required for any task and gets flexible as the VA gets involved in planning your life. Anyway highly recommend them for any personal errand you want to get done, its like having your personal assistant far far away but much better than one in your office cos they are available even at midnight and most of all no fear of your assistant leaving you for a better job 🙂
Been using this service for a couple of years now (database management / email inbox service), no complaints. I would definitely continue using them, helps me with daily prioritizing as well as gaining new leads for my business.
Totally dependable and highly responsive, my go-to in times of need – esp helped me during my research work, paced it up for me well, I take quick task-based packages when I have projects to be completed. I cant afford a dedicated assistant to do my personal work per se, but someday I will.
Glad that I read the reviews below and decided to try them out (they have a free trial for a week – going on their website now) and had some good vibes. Good customer service, communication, responds to emails immediately, quality of work was commendable. I am planning to take up on a task-based plan first, maybe after three months I will go for a dedicated assistant (we are allowed to interview the VAs and decide who we want to hire). There is also backup in case of absence. Sounds good to me, will update after trying out a few months.
Habiliss is awesome for internet research work. I run a business that requires database research on a constant basis and I have had faster results having assistance on the same. You can also use them for personal work like finding the email of a person or a even to map a good restaurant for dinner.
Habiliss will be my first choice anyday for personal tasks, as I know them for years now, have a good rapport, trust them completely. I do have other assistants for business work but somehow when it comes to social media, Habiliss has done a better job than the rest. My reco for sure.
Hey there! I wanted to take time to appreciate Habiliss and give them my thanks. They have been my lifessaver for over a year now, both for social media management for my company as well as personal research work on the internet. I found out about Habiliss on a review site such as this and thought I should give back my two cents to others who are looking for some recommendations. Double thumbs up to my dedicated assistant at Habiliss!!
I tried a couple of odd personal errands with them, seemed good. Booking tickets, making restaurant reservations type.. considering using a VA for social media management for my brand (i work out of home and dont have any real employees) seems inexpensive and also gets work done overnight (since they work 24/7).
I started my small boutique last year in NYC. Life was pretty stressful I must say, to be a budding entrepreneur with not much supporting staff. I came across Habiliss online and now I just send an email and get my job done in no-time. What can I say, I don’t run errands anymore. Work life balance is pretty difficult for a woman who wants to have the best of everything, if you know what I mean!
Habiliss has come a long way from what they were when they started out. I used to use their services on and off on an hourly basis but now have a dedicated assistant with Habiliss, works out much cheaper than outsourcing different tasks to different companies. I would say it is one of the best decisions I took last year. MY VA does most of my research for me, gives me a heads up on my schedule well ahead, and most of all, helps me remember birthdays and anniversaries (picks and sends across the flowers too)!! Its like you have someone to fall back on always 24-7 when you are stuck with no time for planning (but still want the best results), very busy (or just forgetful!) or need expert advice on things you don’t have enough knowledge on (like social media for me). Having one point of assistance has led them to get to know my likes and needs well, they customize the work to my satisfaction, in fact I got a quick buzz when my favorite band was in town! So, happy customer here…..hope the service qualities remain the same throughout!
Have been working with Habiliss for 3 months now. They are responsive, fast, detailed and efficient. I highly recommend Habiliss for any of your VA needs.
Habiliss has been a pleasant experience, saved time and money. Assistant has been very professional and responsive throughout
I wanted to thank Habiliss for their work. I know it wasn’t the most straightforward request; I needed a resume, dismissal letter, and a business case, and they got it done on short notice.
Thank you very much for your help Habiliss.
I have to travel frequently for my work purpose. Being an entrepreneur, I do not get much of time to search for good travel deals. I hired a Habiliss virtual assistant, and it helped me save almost 5 hours a week that I actually spend on travel research.
I had some real bad experiences with assistants in the past so I carried the mindset that having an assistant would just increase my workload. Habiliss said they’d find a great match for our company and they did. Sharon stepped right in and started to identify areas of need in the company as well as handling the day to day things so that I was not wasting time doing them. Thanks to Habiliss, my company has another invaluable asset. I truly do not know what I would do without her. Thank you Habiliss.
My current virtual assistant, Johnson, has become a part of my life today. He has freed me up from unnecessary burdens that now allow me to focus on what is more important for my business. Kudos to Habiliss.
Tied up between my profession and home, I found my life to be a maze. Thanks to Habiliss virtual assistants who quickly untied my knots and helped me emerge out of the maze.
Monotony defined my life before a virtual assistant. After hiring a VA, my life seems much simpler. My VA from Habiliss is fast and reliable. Am impressed with their quality.
Am very impressed with Habiliss and have referred them to my friends and colleagues. They are fast and accurate. They are good at managing my restaurant including POS.
I have been a proud user of Habiliss dedicated assistant services. My virtual assistant is quick, sharp and very efficient. I am always provided what I want well in advance. If any one of you is searching for a top-notch virtual assistant service, Habiliss is the right place! Hats off!
Has been utilizing their services for quite sometime and am very happy. I gifted it to my dad as well.
I delegate all of my official work to Habiliss and am impressed with the quality and efficiency they have provided. Had to get the feel of it before going full-fledged.
Habiliss is worse than bad. So many problems, right from the start. I canceled my ongoing subscription after making a few tasks.
For anyone reading this, I would stay far, far away.
I have been using Habiliss services for more than a year, I love the experience. My DA Johnson assisted me with decluttering and fine-tuning it all. Highly recommend their services.
Management is not good. Not at all addessed any queries in a prompt manner. When the first step is not good then it’s waste of time to get into their service.
I find response time and effort lacking. Also as the other reviewer I was charge for more than a month when I only purchased 1 40 hr plan. They responded that the monthly renewal appears on the paypal website when I purchase. So beware!
Yes..there are plenty of others who do job better than Habiliss. I suggest Redbutler,Fancyhands or Varbelio….
The per-task service is great! It is NOT truly a pay-as-you go service, which is how they advertise it. You get charged monthly whether you use up your task allotment or not.
I placed about 5 tasks and the overall quality is good.
This is service is worth for the pricing. Though they have heavy accent, they respond fast.
Great value at the price point. The communication is not great on the phone due to heavy accents – email works much better with this service. Generally very quick response and they did a good job on most tasks.
The web site interface for your account is buggy and limited. That’s kind of a downer – I had no good view of how much time I had left each month.
This company is poor to say the least. Communication with assistant is painful because you have to spend as much time explaining what you want done, as it would take you normally. We also canceled our account after a month and they still charged us the following month. Then after multiple emails, they finally sent us the funds back. However, paypal took a percent of the transaction so we did not get a full refund. After a month and few emails to Habilis without a response, I opened a dispute with paypal. They responded within a couple of hours and refunded the difference. I would not suggest anyone to solicit this company. There are plenty more out there that would do a much better job at, or about the same price too.