OkayRelax is a new task-based virtual assistant company based in Tampa, Florida. The business was founded in 2015 with a mission to help busy people save some time and sanity.
About Okay Relax
OkayRelax operates on kind of a hybrid model between a dedicated virtual assistant service and a task-based approach where any available team member can tackle your assignments.
While a distributed team approach does have certain advantages, the founders of OkayRelax felt there were some major problems with it as well. For example, if you’re constantly explaining repetitive tasks to new VAs, you’re never gaining any efficiency or process improvement ideas.
Plus, if you’re sharing sensitive data or login information, you don’t want that spread around to an army of anonymous virtual assistants.
How it Works
OkayRelax assistants work from home and serve (English-speaking) clients worldwide. The company’s proprietary screening and training process makes sure they can deliver exceptional service.
OkayRelax handles a range of virtual assistant tasks, but they really do focus on your individual needs as opposed to the needs of your business or company.
For example, they can book you a table at a local restaurant if you’ve forgotten to make a reservation or they could recommend an activity for you if you’re not quite sure what to do next weekend.
Clients rely on their OK Relax assistant to help with:
- online research for upcoming travel or product purchases
- email and calendar management
- data entry
- dealing with customer service on your behalf
I rely on OkayRelax for a number of recurring tasks related to my blog and podcast. I’ve been with the company since 2015 and am on my 4th assistant. They’ve all been reliable and worked well within my instructions.
OkayRelax Video Review
Plans and Pricing
OkayRelax plans start at $29.95 a month for a 5 task plan. For comparison, Fancy Hands is also $30 for the same 5 tasks.
The popular 25-task plan runs $99.95 per month and heavy users can outsource 100 tasks under the OkayRelax Executive plan for $299.95 per month.
(I’m on the 25-task plan.)
If you max out the 30-minute per task guideline, you’re looking at equivalent labor rates as low as $12 an hour on the Starter plan, $8 an hour for the Professional plan, and theoretically as low as $6 an hour for the Executive plan (assuming you max out a full 160-hour work month).
Important Note: These rates are for annual billing. If you opt for month-to-month, which honestly is probably how I’d recommend starting, the plans are $35.95 / $129.95 / $399.95.
You can assign tasks of up to 2.5 hours, and they’ll just charge 5 credits from your account. This is super handy because they recognize that not all jobs fit into nice 15-30 minute chunks.
These rates have increased 25-50% since I recorded the video, but are still quite affordable.
OkayRelax follows in the footsteps of other task-based virtual assistant companies, but with their own unique twist. As mentioned above, Efficise, Fancy Hands, and Perssist all operate similar models, though without the dedicated assistant.
In fact, I’m having a hard time thinking of another service that offers a dedicated VA for less than $100 a month.
Have you worked with OkayRelax before? Please leave a review below to help others with their decision.