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Virtual Assistant Monthly Packages: Save Money On Labor Costs

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As an entrepreneur, it seems like there are not enough hours in the day to get everything done. But you might not have the extra money to hire yourself a full-fledged employee, or even a part-time contractor. So how can you save money on labor costs? Get yourself one of these virtual assistant monthly packages!

What Can a Virtual Assistant Do?

The term virtual assistant is a pretty big umbrella term. It covers almost anything and everything you’d need help on with your business. From social media to trip planning, online research and content creation your virtual assistant can help you with a whole host of things!

Here are some of the most common tasks you might hire a virtual assistant for:

  • Content creation (i.e. social media or blog content)
  • Managing emails
  • Proofreading and editing
  • Setting up meetings
  • Performing organizational tasks
  • Data entry

Hiring a Virtual Assistant

There are hundreds of virtual assistant companies out there. You can hire a sole practitioner, of sorts, someone who works by themselves for themselves or you can go through an agency and build yourself a team. From a cost-saving perspective, I’d recommend going with an agency that can offer a wider range of searches at a lower cost point.

Virtual Assistant Monthly Packages

Whether you’re looking for a small or large amount of work, there is definitely a virtual assistant monthly package out there for you. Here are some big virtual assistant companies that charge lower prices:

Efficise: $20 for 5

Efficise is based out of Karachi, Pakistan. The company was launched in 2012, and from what I can tell the reviews come in pretty good. While they’re not perfect, most people seem to be satisfied with their work and, most importantly, they come in at a good price with their cheapest plan affording you five 30-minute tasks per month for $20.

Tasks can include:

  • Handling emails
  • Scheduling meetings
  • Converting documents
  • Getting quotes
  • Arranging business trips
  • Updating your websites

Note that with Efficies’ location being in Pakistan, you’ll likely face a bit of a delay for responses due to the time difference.

OkayRelax: $30 for 5 tasks

OkayRelax is located state-side, so those time differences you experience with an international team will likely be gone. But they cost more, as one would expect. OkayRelax as “college-educated” assistants that have passed their “intensive training program” so you would expect a more bang-for-your-buck deal here.

Their entry-level package provides five 30-minute tasks per month for $30. Task ideas include:

  • Finding contacts
  • Online research
  • Managing emails
  • Data entry
  • Making calls

Perssist: $28 for 2 hours

Perssist is a virtual assistant on your phone. They boast a globally distributed team that can help you with all the business tasks you don’t have time to do. Perssist’s base plan offers two hours of assistance per month for $28; you get a random assistant on this plan instead of working with the same one every time.

Some of their example tasks include:

  • Calls
  • Research
  • Collecting information
  • Finding services
  • Trip planning
  • Ordering flowers

Perssist is out of New York City and has virtual assistants located around the world.

Task Virtual: $60 for 5 hours

TaskVirtual is an India-based company that offers worldwide virtual assisting. Their basic business plan offers five hours of work per month for $60. You can also choose the pay-as-you-go option for $13 an hour. They offer a free seven-day trial in case you want to try them out.

Some of their services include:

  • Writing and documentation
  • Transcription
  • Presentation
  • Article and content writing
  • Email management

Note that there could be a reply delay due to the time difference.

Tasks EveryDay: $6.98 per hour

Tasks EveryDay offers an hourly rate of $6.98 for a dedicated virtual assistant. The company is based out of California with offices in the Philipeans and India. They offer one dedicated virtual assistant and are open 24/7.

Their suggested services include:

  • Market research
  • Online research
  • Social media data research
  • Creating documents

Again, there might be a response delay based on the time difference. But the company says they’re open 24/7, so I imagine that is not the intended case.

Have you used a different company to hire a virtual assistant? Tell me about your experience below!

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