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What Freelance Contractors Can Expect from OkayRelax
There was a time when most work at home opportunities involved writing projects. These days it seems like a large percentage of the opportunities I learn about are for individuals who are willing to do become virtual assistants. OkayRelax is a company that’s willing to provide you with just this type of opportunity. (See an entire list of Virtual Assistant companies hiring here.
OkayRelax is a U.S.A. based company that’s headquartered in Florida. They target clients that are looking to delegate the tasks that they never seem to have time to handle such as booking reservations, managing calendars, and confirming appointments. They are frequently looking for organized individuals who have a strong grasp of the English language and a Bachelor’s degree.
If a client chooses to use OkayRelax’s dedicated client program, they’ll be assigned a VA that works exclusively with that client.
OkayRelax is very picky about the freelance contractors that they will and won’t work with. I’ve been told that they reject more applications than they accept.
How Payments are Handled
Before you can officially call yourself one of OkayRelax’s freelance virtual assistants, you’ll have to complete a three-week training program. You will be paid for the training period.
When you first start, the OkayRelax pay scale is pretty low, you’ll make between $11 and $13 an hour. The good news is that the way the program is setup, your take home pay can potentially climb all the way up to $18. The faster you can complete tasks, the higher your earning potential becomes.
What I Don’t Like About OkayRelax
One of my biggest reservations regarding OkayRelax is their history. The company is only just turning a year old, which really isn’t long enough to identify whether or not they’ll be around for the long haul. I’ve seen too many of these companies that look like they’d provide a wonderful, long term work at home opportunity to freelance contractors only to suddenly pull up stakes and leave both their contractors and clients hanging. I’ll feel better about this particular company after it’s been around for a few years.
Another thing that’s worth noting is that while I haven’t heard much negative from anyone who has become a virtual assistant for OkayRelax, I have noticed a few comments from clients of the company who weren’t happy when tasks they needed completed weren’t finished on time. It looks like the company blamed most of these glitches on software problems.
Although I haven’t had any actual personal experience with OkayRelax, all things considered, it seems like the company has its act together and should provide you with a reasonable source of working at home income. Just remember, you shouldn’t put all your eggs in one basket. Don’t rely on this company for more than one third of your monthly income. Don’t forget that the company will only consider applicants who have a Bachelor’s Degree.
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Have you don’t any work for OkayRelax? I’d love to hear about your experiences with the company.