Time Etc is a UK and US-based virtual assistant company that has been around since 2007. They recently expanded operations into the US market, and boast that they’ve helped complete more than 1,000,000 tasks and projects so far!
Time Etc was founded by entrepreneur Barnaby Lashbrooke, with the intention of helping other small business owners and entrepreneurs streamline their processes and make their lives more efficient.
About Time Etc
The company employs college-educated professional virtual assistants. In fact, they only bring on new assistants who have at least 5 years commercial experience; companies their assistants have worked for include Facebook, Apple, IBM and AOL.
Most Time Etc VAs serve customers from their home offices in either the UK or the US.
If you sign up for Time Etc, you can expect to be assigned a dedicated assistant with whom you can begin to establish an ongoing relationship. However, clients have the option to match their work to the company’s entire team of VAs if someone else may be better suited to a particular task.
Time Etc Intro Video
When I wrote in to request more information, I was happy with the response time. I was able to set up a skype call with Victoria, who I found very helpful, polite, and enthusiastic. I told her I liked how they put pictures of the VAs up on the website as a nice personal touch.
One interesting thing about Time Etc is they claim Penni Pike as a special advisor. She was Sir Richard Branson’s assistant for three decades, and is probably as close to a celebrity as they come in the world of personal assistants. Now, you’re not likely to score Penni as your VA when you sign up, but she has helped train and mentor the rest of the crew.
Time Etc Founder Interview
I had the chance to sit down with Barnaby to get the inside scoop on how the company works and who they best serve.
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Time Etc virtual assistants can handle a wide variety of tasks you throw at them, including:
- administrative assistance
- marketing support and writing
- customer service
- sales and lead generation
- accounting and bookkeeping
- and more
Plans and Pricing
Rates range from $22-26 an hour, and you can sign-on with a dedicated virtual assistant for as little as $78 a month.
Naturally, the more time you need, the more attractive the rates become, and to the extent your VA is available, you can scale up or scale back your hours as needed at any given time.
Like other virtual assistant companies, with Time Etc you don’t have any long-term obligation, contract, or overhead.
To help ease the fears of first-time outsourcers, Time Etc is offering a free $50 credit for Virtual Assistant Assistant visitors to test out their service risk-free (with no credit card required), and a 100% money back guarantee. You won’t find that with a freelancer and definitely not with an in-house hire!
Time Etc Alternatives
At these rates, Time Etc is obviously positioned as a more premium entry in the market. In the US and Europe, the nearest competitor would be Worldwide101, which has a similar set-up if you’re interested in making a comparison, though at slightly higher rates.
Have you worked with Time Etc? If so, please share a quick review of your experience below to help others with their decision.