UPDATE: It appears It’s VA Time is out of business. Please consider one of these alternatives.
It’s VA Time (ItsVAtime.com) is a virtual assistant company in Bangalore India. They’re relatively new to the scene (late 2013 / early 2014) with their own platform, but have been serving clients on a variety of freelance networks for several years.
The company primarily targets busy individuals and small business owners worldwide, with a full menu of services including administrative support, data entry, research, SEO, design tasks, and more.
How it Works
It’s VA Time runs a similar model to 24/7 Virtual Assistant and VMG BPO (other VA companies in India), where you have a dedicated point of contact but access to the whole team of assistants for specialized expertise.
They make an effort to fully understand your needs and anticipated usage to find a package and assistant that will be a good match. In terms of communication, ItsVAtime offers support 24 hours a day, 5 days a week.
It’s VA Time Review
Plans and Pricing
At the moment, their pricing packages are very cheap, even for overseas VA standards (I told them they need to raise their prices).
For instance, a 5-hour a week plan is available for only $190 per month ($9.50 per hour). A 10-hour per week plan is just $340 per month ($8.50 per hour).
Exclusive: Mention referral code VAA for 10% off your first month of service!
Full-time support, 160-hours per month, is just $720 ($4.50 per hour!?). I’m not sure how long these rates will last and if you’ll be grandfathered in if you sign up now, but they are definitely among the most affordable I’ve seen.
A no-obligation pay-as-you-go plan is offered as well, for just a $10 membership and then $14 per hour as needed.
Note: SEO, web design, and weekend support are extra.
All plans are eligible for a free 7-day, 5-hour free trial (with no credit card required), which I was happy to take advantage of.
At this time, unused hours don’t rollover month-to-month, and payment is only accepted via PayPal or wire transfer.
It’s VA Time Alternatives
Their small team of freelancers is headed up by Steve Young, who explained the competitive advantages of It’s VA Time include:
- Their years of experience working with a wide variety of clients
- Their affordable rates
- And their commitment to quality.
Of course they’re not the only game in town, and competition for clients is stiff among other VA companies in India. Among the best-rated are 24/7 Virtual Assistant, My Tasker, and VMG BPO.
Have you worked with ItsVAtime? If so, please be sure to leave a quick review of your experience below to help others with their decision.
They’re a newer VA company in India but reached out to me to test out their service with a free trial, and of course I was happy to accept.
My contact there, Steve, was super-responsive and explained that even though the It’s VA Time website is new, he and his team have been serving international clients for years.
So what did I have them do?
It was a 5 hour trial, so they did 1 PowerPoint task and one online research task.
On the presentation, one thing that stood out was they sought feedback early in the process. So if this deck was going to have 50+ slides, they sent me their draft of the first 5 so we could course-correct as needed. They were on the right track but it was smart of them to my input early on rather than wait until the whole thing was done only to find out that wasn’t what I had in mind.
Actually we went back and forth a few times on different layout elements and ideas.
In the end I still did end up making some design tweaks to the presentation, because the look and design is really important for what I was going to use it for, but their basic structure really did save me a lot of time so I was thankful for that.
The second task was an online research job where I asked them to get the inside scoop on a new crowdsourced design site — and this was a little over the top. Where a few paragraphs of text or paraphrased information would have been sufficed, I got back a well-formatted 2-columned sheet with pictures and tables and charts and really detailed information.
I don’t know if they did it that way just because they knew it would show up in my review, but it was impressive and gave me all the info I needed to create an article from their research.