A Curated Time Etc Alternative That Gives You More

No cheap gimmicks, no automation, just a small, friendly team who will match you with the perfect VA.

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Cost The same, but... The same, but...
Experience Yes - average 15 years (and at least 8 years relevant experience needed to apply). No - just 5 years ‘work experience’ needed to apply.
Bespoke support Yes - together, our expert team will handpick the very best VA for you. No - take out the free trial to get assigned an available VA. Highly transactional.
Starts off with A free, unique VA matching service. We discuss what you’re looking for, then we recommend the best Virtalent VA available to you. You then chat directly. A free ‘test task’. No discussion. Instead, think of something for a randomly-assigned Time Etc VA to do for you for up to an hour.
Ethos Quality - Get to work with a UK-based expert you and your business can depend on. Quantity - Assign piecemeal tasks to 100s of pooled workers in the UK and US.
Approach À la carte. Speak to a real human being about you and your business. If you’re happy, then build a long-term role for your trusted Virtalent VA. Self-service buffet. Take the trial, work with whoever is assigned to you. Assign tasks through the website to a different VA whenever the mood suits you.

See FAQs (below) to verify our claims.

logo Time Etc
Cost  
The same, but... The same, but...
Experience  
Yes - average 15 years (and at least 8 years relevant experience needed to apply). No - just 5 years ‘work experience’ needed to apply.
Bespoke support  
Yes - together, our expert team will handpick the very best VA for you. No - take out the free trial to get assigned an available VA. Highly transactional.
Starts off with  
A free, unique VA matching service. We discuss what you’re looking for, then we recommend the best Virtalent VA available to you. You then chat directly. A free ‘test task’. No discussion. Instead, think of something for a randomly-assigned Time Etc VA to do for you for up to an hour.
Ethos  
Quality - Get to work with a UK-based expert you and your business can depend on. Quantity - Assign piecemeal tasks to 100s of pooled workers in the UK and US.
Approach  
À la carte. Speak to a real human being about you and your business. If you’re happy, then build a long-term role for your trusted Virtalent VA. Self-service buffet. Take the trial, work with whoever is assigned to you. Assign tasks through the website to a different VA whenever the mood suits you.

See FAQs (below) to verify our claims.

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Get To Work With Your Dream VA

At Virtalent, we’re proud of a unique matching process which puts the needs of you and your business first. And it all starts with a quick chat.

Whether you’re an accountant in search of an EA with heaps of finance experience, or a confident extrovert in search of a ridiculously-talented social media pro, we want to know who you are and what you need from us.

Sure, it’s “less scalable” for us. Yes, you have to invest a little time upfront compared to Time Etc. But, long-term, it’s magical to get to experience what working with your ‘dream VA’ will do for you and your goals.

Meet A Few Talented VAs

We Put People Before Profits

At Virtalent, you’ll work with an ultra-talented VA who has met very stringent criteria to join the team. They need far more experience to even download an application form at Virtalent, than they do at Time Etc, for starters!

And then once they’re on board, we reward them well. Because we know happy people are motivated people and happy people stay for the long haul.

The reason we see so many 5* Virtual Assistants apply to join our team, is the very same reason why customers switch from Time Etc to Virtalent: everyone gets a better deal with us (and they love it!).

Why Virtalent?
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Wannabes Not Welcome

Ok, we’ll admit it - we don’t like to work with the kinds of ‘entrepreneurs’ that spend most of their week giving out business cards at countless coffee meetings. We’ve all met them.

In our industry, they’re the customers that want to delegate piecemeal tasks for all of 10 minutes a week. Because Tim Ferriss or Richard Branson told them to.

We’re not Fiverr. We only want to work with ambitious business owners that value their time, that take their business seriously. The ones that really know what it takes and need an ultra-talented assistant to help take things up a gear.

Make no mistake: ours is a premium, fully-managed service. It just doesn’t come with a premium price tag.

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Your FAQs

Learn why Virtalent makes a great Time Etc alternative.

It sounds too good to be true. Where do I check the facts?

Virtalent is not affiliated with Time Etc - we’re an alternative provider.

Time Etc offer a Virtual Assistant service, however, we aren’t the same:

  • Time Etc hires Virtual Assistants in the USA and UK, whereas we only hire UK-based VAs.
  • Our stringent selection criteria asks new applicants for 8 years’ minimum experience working in similar roles, whereas Time Etc asks for 5 years ‘work experience’.
  • We don’t offer a free 1 hour trial, whereas Time Etc do.
  • Our systems and processes are set up very differently.

All of the information we’ve gathered for this article is publicly available at the Time Etc website, web.timeetc.com, and can also be verified independently by contacting Time Etc directly.

If you believe this article contains incorrect information, please do contact us so we can review your feedback.

Where can I find your customer reviews?

Not only have we been featured in the national press - the likes of The Sunday Times, BBC and The Guardian - and won several industry awards, but we’ve also grown a loyal customer base we’re proud to serve.

You can find independently verified 5* customer feedback on reviews.co.uk here.

A quick search online will also show you alternative results from sites like Trustpilot and Virtual Assistant Assistant.

You can also find some more in depth case studies on real customers at Virtalent below.

> Success Stories
What makes Virtalent stand out?

At Virtalent, we’re truly passionate about what we do. We’re on a mission to deliver the very best Virtual Assistant services that money can buy.

That means we do things differently from the competition. We’ve ditched a free trial, for starters.

Instead of throwing you in at the deep end to work things out for yourself, we’ve designed a simple process which will see you working with the perfect Virtual Assistant for you and your business, in no time at all.!

Personality, industry experience, software skills… we know you need to tick all of your box, not just some of them.

We’ll have a short phone call together, then our team will expertly pair you with your dream Virtual Assistant. Your bespoke proposal from Virtalent will contain our reasons why we handpicked that particular VA for your business and a copy of their professional profile.

Then, if you’re happy, you get to speak directly to your prospective VA before making a final decision.

As a new customer, you’ll then be assigned a Client Success Manager who will help you get maximum impact out of our service.

It all matters and, long-term, not spending our days doing 1 hour ‘test tasks’ means our team can focus on one thing alone: ensuring you get to work with your ideal Virtual Assistant. Long-term, our curated approach means you’ll save yourself heaps more time, energy and stress as a result!

Then there’s the proper holiday cover, the premium quality team members, the great value rates… we don’t want to blow our own trumpet, but we stand out because we offer what you truly need, not a watered-down, automated version of that.

> Why Virtalent?
How do I get started?

If you feel we’d make a better alternative to Time Etc, the first step is to book a free consultation call.

This 20-minute phone call will help you delve deeper into what we do and ask any questions you might have. We’ll also note down any details we need from you in order to match you with a VA at Virtalent, if you did want us to do this.

We’ll then aim to send you a proposal within 24 hours!

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