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Taskbugs is a virtual assistant company with offices in the US and Sri Lanka. The business was founded in 2013 with the mission of connecting entrepreneurs, professionals, and small teams with virtual assistants.
For a hot minute, the company was called TaskGators.
Their virtual assistants are based in Sri Lanka and the Philippines, allowing them to offer some very competitive hourly rates.
The company is owned by founder Roshana Mallawaarachchi (same guy behind Remplo, TaskEngage, and Outvas), and they say their mission is to, “Support entire teams and busy professionals with flawless execution.”
Their target customers are professionals and entrepreneurs. They have teams of virtual assistants in both Sri Lanka and the Philippines, and when asked what their areas of specialization are Taskbugs said, “Admin support including data entry and medical transcription.”
So, while their assistants handle a wide variety of remote tasks, you will find some added value if you have a large volume of data entry or transcription tasks.
When you sign up with Taskbugs you are assigned an assistant based on your requirements, a dedicated project manager as a point of contact, and they ensure there is an assistant available as a backup should the assistant you’re working with fall sick or take a vacation.
Taskbugs assistants can handle a wide variety of tasks you would expect from a virtual assistant.
To give you an idea, they list some of their services as:
- Admin tasks
- Data entry
- Online research
- Social media marketing
- Customer service
- Content Writing
- Medical transcription
- Graphic and web design
When you sign up with Taskbugs and have been matched up with an assistant you are given the opportunity to ask them any questions you have. This is an opportunity to check they have the necessary experience and skills before agreeing to go ahead.
So, if you have any specific tasks you need completed that aren’t listed above you can talk these through with the assistant one-on-one which is a mutually beneficial to your working relationship.
Plans and Pricing
Taskbugs offer four different monthly pricing plans ranging from $70 for 10 hours of assistant time over the month, to $640 for 160 hours of time.
A complete list of their plans are as follows:
- 10 hours per month, $70 ($7 per hour)
- 40 hours per month, $240 ($6 per hour)
- 80 hours per month, $400 ($5 per hour)
- 160 hours per month, $640 ($4 per hour)
As you can see, the hourly rate drops the larger the plan you sign up for. $4 per/hr for the 160-hour plan is a very competitive hourly rate.
There are plenty of virtual assistant companies to choose from with assistants based in the Philippines. I recommend checking out OnlineJobs.ph as they offer similar rates and are one of the larger companies in the space.
Okay Relax and Task Bullet are two more companies with a good deal of positive feedback. Their rates just a little higher than Taskbugs but it’s worth getting a quote before making a decision.
Have you worked with TaskBugs? If so, please take a moment to leave a review below to help others with their decision.