Are you a virtual assistant who is always looking for another client or company to contract for? Do you find yourself always struggling to have enough clients and work each month? Would you like to not have to market for your own clients?
Well, then OkayRelax may have something for you. Note that OkayRelax does require potential workers to have a bachelor's degree in something.
What Exactly is OkayRelax.com?
OkayRelax is a site for virtual assistants (VAs) to sign up for and offer services to clients, who have already signed up for one of the three offered service plans. The name OkayRelax is really directed towards the client as a way for he/she to relax and start delegating all of the tasks that he/she cannot seem to find the time to do. These are tasks, which would be administrative in scope.
OkayRelax is headquartered in Florida, but is a worldwide service. Even though the services are offered worldwide, service is only available in English. If you are outside of the United States, you may still apply and see how good your use of the English language is.
The tasks you will be performing as a VA include work such as, but not limited to:
- conducting research
- handling restaurant reservations
- scheduling travel
- managing calendars and schedules
- calling and confirming appointments
- performing everyday administrative tasks
Once the client signs up for one of the three service plans (Starter, Professional or Executive), a virtual assistant will soon be assigned to him/her based upon the plan and what they need.
Under the Starter Plan, the client is given “random” VAs or those who can jump in and do any one of the five tasks. However, under the Professional (25 tasks) and Executive Plans (50 tasks), the client is assigned a “dedicated” VA who will only be working with that particular client.
A task is roughly 30 minutes long or 2.5 credits per the client. Lengthy tasks may have to be broken down into more than one task.
What is the Pay and Training Like at OkayRelax.com?
Once accepted, there is a training program which must be completed. You will be trained in what OkayRelax expects from its VAs as well as which vendors to use for various tasks.
Training is roughly about 3 weeks long and will be compensated after 30 days of service.
Pay is from $11 to $13 an hour to start and then it can go up to $16 to $18 an hour. This would be after OkayRelax takes its “cut” from the client and also your speed.
What Do Virtual Assistants Do at OkayRelax.com?
Once you become a VA at OkayRelax, you will be assigned a client. The two of you will be introduced via the phone and are able to begin discussing how the client would like things done.
You will be doing any of the work previously mentioned in some capacity. Social media engagement is also a popular task and falls under “everyday administrative tasks”.
You will NOT be performing:
- web design
- content writing
- cold calling
As you gain good performance feedback from OkayRelax, you can work for more than one client at a time depending upon your flexibility and schedule.
What Are the Educational or Skill Requirements to Work at OkayRelax.com?
First of all (as stated above), you must be a college graduate with at least a Bachelor's Degree in something. You also have to be able to submit proof of your degree during the qualifying phase.
Then after filling out the online form, if OkayRelax is interested in you and your skills, you will be given additional assessments in such things as transcription, typing, and grammar to further assess your strengths and weaknesses.
What Do Others Say About OkayRelax.com?
OkayRelax is still relatively new as it was founded in 2015. However, it has managed to ramp up 4 out of 5 stars in a performance review for at least the clients. You can read it here.
How Would An Interested Individual Sign Up For OkayRelax.com?
Just go to their website and sign up at the bottom, where it says to Apply to be an assistant. They usually do not have openings, unfortunately.
Please keep in mind that most of the applicants are turned down, so if you do get in—you're one of the fortunate ones.
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