A virtual assistant company is simply a firm that provides outsourcing services.

Many are located internationally (India and the Philippines are popular spots), but you’ll find a growing number of virtual assistant companies in the US and Europe.

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Why’s that?

Well, the demand for qualified remote workers just continues to increase! Over the next 10 years, hiring managers expect nearly 40% of their workforce to be working remotely.

As more companies get on board with the idea of a virtual team, that means the virtual assistant industry is booming — and that’s great news for you.

Advantages of Working With a Virtual Assistant Company

There are several advantages of hiring through an established VA company vs. making a direct hire, and especially over making a local hire.

Recruiting

First, the company does the bulk of the recruiting and screening legwork for you, which can be a huge time saver.

As the demand for remote work has increased, so has the supply. And I get that. I mean, I’ve been working from home for over 10 years — it’s awesome.

But what that means for virtual assistant companies is that they can afford to be extremely picky with who they bring on board. In fact, on my VA company sites, you’ll find material on their hiring process and how they only accept the top 1-3% of candidates.

If you’ve ever tried to make a traditional job posting and screen candidates, you know that recruiting is incredibly time-consuming.

Backups and Replacements

Next, if and when your VA leaves, gets sick, or gets promoted, you’re not scrambling to replace them.

You’ll still have to train your new worker, but at least you won’t have to go out and source them completely on your own.

A Team of Assistants Under One Virtual Roof

And finally, many virtual assistant companies offer a cool hybrid model where you have a dedicated assistant for most of your tasks, but have access to the company’s broader talent pool for more specialized requests.

This allows you to amplify your productivity and keep all the communication and delegation under one roof.

Simple Accounting

Hiring through a VA company can also make for a simpler relationship come tax time too.

The fees you pay to the firm are a quick line-item deductible expense and you don’t have to stress about whether a freelance contractor you hired is technically an employee in the eyes of the IRS.

Here’s a quick profile of some of the top-rated companies. You can check them out or browse the full directory below.

Time Etc Boldly MyTasker Uassist.ME
Established 2007 2009 2012 2009
Location USA and UK USA and Europe India El Salvador
Customer Rating
Hourly Rate $22-26 $37-43 $8-14 $10-15
Minimum Package $78 for 3 hours $430 for 10 hours $140 for 10 hours $299 for 20 hours
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Drawbacks to Virtual Assistant Companies

The biggest disadvantage I see to working with virtual assistant companies is you’re paying a premium for:

  • Their recruiting and training
  • Their company overhead and infrastructure
  • A management layer

In each case, those might not be a huge benefit for you. You could potentially go out and find a better skills and cultural fit by hiring directly.

The training an assistant receives through a company will probably be helpful — but it might not be directly applicable to your business.

If your VA is working from a dedicated call-center type of office, the rent, electricity, equipment, and Internet are all baked into your price.

And finally, virtual assistant companies have a management layer you’re also paying for — but unless something goes wrong — you might not need.

How Much do Virtual Assistant Companies Cost?

You’ll find virtual assistant companies with task-based plans starting around $30 a month. For that price, you’ll be able to delegate a handful of small requests.

Dedicated services begin in the $100-300 a month range for part-time support.

Overseas, you can hire a full-time VA through a virtual assistant company for $800-1500 a month. For assistants in the US or Western Europe, you can easily spend double or triple that.

My Experience with Virtual Assistant Companies

I’ve worked with several virtual assistant companies over the last decade, starting with my first dedicated assistant from Pakistan.

These companies, and increasingly specialized virtual agencies, are an important part of my virtual assistant “stack.”

(A specialist agency is a company that does just ONE thing, like graphic design, podcast editing, or bookkeeping.)

What I see as the biggest benefits are the team access and the VA replacement.

Over the last few years, there have been quite a few instances of my assistant getting promoted or taking a new job. And instead of me being stranded and stuck without support, a new qualified VA took their place seamlessly. In one case, I didn’t even know the change had happened for a couple weeks!

And similarly, when a company has lots of different skills under one roof, it’s been really helpful to send over a random request and have that taken care of.

For example, maybe your regular assistant does social media and content marketing for you — but you occasionally need some technical website stuff done. It’s a big time saver to just have one company able to handle it.

Which Virtual Assistant Company is Right For You?

What you should look for in a VA company, aside from positive customer reviews, is:

  • professionalism (can you picture this person or company working for you?)
  • response time (did they reply promptly to your inquiry?)
  • price (will the work justify the expense?)

Related: 13 Questions to Ask a Virtual Assistant Company

Check out the top-rated VA companies below, see what other customers have to say, and narrow down your options.

Overall Rating4.474.474.474.474.47
Quality of Work4.424.424.424.424.42
Communication4.494.494.494.494.49
Value4.544.544.544.544.54

[Sponsored] TaskBullet

TaskBullet is a virtual assistant company in the Philippines with US-sales offices in California and Utah. The company was founded in 2012, and has quickly become a leader in the industry. The Task Bullet model is a virtual employee model, where […]

Overall Rating4.994.994.994.994.99
Quality of Work4.994.994.994.994.99
Communication4.984.984.984.984.98
Value4.974.974.974.974.97

Boldly (formerly Worldwide101)

Boldly (formerly Worldwide101) is a premium subscription staffing company with clients and team members in North America and Europe. Founded in 2012, Boldly supports demanding founders and executives by providing skilled remote staff, including virtual assistants, that can take on […]

Overall Rating55555
Quality of Work55555
Communication55555
Value55555

VA Talks

VA Talks is a professional virtual assistant provider in India with 24/7 support. The company was formed in 2015 by two veteran virtual assistants who decided to start their own firm. Despite the inherent “new-ness” of the VA Talks company, the […]

Overall Rating4.934.934.934.934.93
Quality of Work4.934.934.934.934.93
Communication4.944.944.944.944.94
Value4.884.884.884.884.88

BELAY (formerly eaHELP)

BELAY is a virtual staffing solutions company that employs exclusively US-based assistants and specialists. The company got its start in 2010 helping churches and pastors outsource their administrative work, and has since expanded to serve businesses (small & large) nationwide. Note: This […]

Overall Rating55555
Quality of Work4.984.984.984.984.98
Communication55555
Value4.984.984.984.984.98

TaskVirtual

Task Virtual is an India-based virtual assistant company. The company is relatively new to the virtual assistant space, although the company is headed up by two partners with a considerable amount of experience in the industry. The company offers a […]

Overall Rating4.934.934.934.934.93
Quality of Work4.934.934.934.934.93
Communication4.874.874.874.874.87
Value4.94.94.94.94.9

Time Etc

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 […]

Overall Rating55555
Quality of Work55555
Communication55555
Value55555

Virtalent

Virtalent is a UK-based virtual assistant company that has been in operation since 2014. Although they are fairly new on the virtual assistant scene, they have grown rapidly and picked up a lot of exposure in the UK. They specialize […]

Overall Rating55555
Quality of Work55555
Communication55555
Value55555

RemSource

RemSource is an American virtual administrative assistant company based in Baltimore, MD. The company was founded in 2009 by Azi Rosenblum, who saw a need for a more professional, integrated admin service to help growing small businesses. About RemSource RemSource […]

Overall Rating4.834.834.834.834.83
Quality of Work4.794.794.794.794.79
Communication4.874.874.874.874.87
Value4.844.844.844.844.84

My Tasker (MyTasker)

MyTasker is a well-established and fast growing firm in the virtual assistant industry. The India-based company was founded in 2012 by three veteran VAs, who brought years of experience to the table. Since the MyTasker team spent the time in the trenches, […]

Overall Rating4.984.984.984.984.98
Quality of Work4.964.964.964.964.96
Communication4.934.934.934.934.93
Value4.964.964.964.964.96

Acelerar

Acelerar is a virtual assistant service company based in Noida, India. The company has been in operation since 2010 and provides virtual assistants round the clock to support clients around the world in their respective time zones. About Acelerar Acelerar […]

Overall Rating4.914.914.914.914.91
Quality of Work4.914.914.914.914.91
Communication4.914.914.914.914.91
Value4.944.944.944.944.94

Virtual Assist USA

Virtual Assist USA is one of the largest VA operations in the US. Based in Pittsburgh PA, the company has been in business since 2007. Today, founder Danielle Cuomo oversees a team of 40+ VAs who work from home in […]

Overall Rating4.974.974.974.974.97
Quality of Work4.934.934.934.934.93
Communication4.964.964.964.964.96
Value55555

Prialto

Prialto provides remote administrative assistants to executives, entrepreneurs, and businesses. Our virtual executive assistant services are curated and managed from our headquarters in Portland, Oregon, with creative insights from our global staff in Asia and Central America. Prialto calls itself […]

Overall Rating4.784.784.784.784.78
Quality of Work4.734.734.734.734.73
Communication4.784.784.784.784.78
Value4.794.794.794.794.79

VirtualEmployee.com

VirtualEmployee.com goes above and beyond other virtual assistant companies in that they set you up with a full-time dedicated remote employee, at a fraction of what one would cost locally. You can specify your requirements in advance and VirtualEmployee.com will […]

Overall Rating4.74.74.74.74.7
Quality of Work4.74.74.74.74.7
Communication4.614.614.614.614.61
Value4.794.794.794.794.79

24/7 Virtual Assistant

UPDATE: 24/7 has become unresponsive. I would avoid them and consider an alternative VA company. 24/7 Virtual Assistant is a personal outsourcing company with locations in Atlanta, Georgia and India. The company has been in business since 2008, and has […]

Overall Rating4.954.954.954.954.95
Quality of Work4.914.914.914.914.91
Communication4.864.864.864.864.86
Value4.774.774.774.774.77

AVirtual

AVirtual is a virtual assistant company based in Cape Town, South Africa. The company has been in business since 2014 and targets customers in the UK. The company was founded by Richard Walton, a UK based entrepreneur with years of […]

Overall Rating55555
Quality of Work4.854.854.854.854.85
Communication55555
Value55555

VA Staffer

VA Staffer is a Digital Marketing and Virtual Assistant Company with the majority of it’s team in their Makati City (Metro Manila) office, Philippines. The marketing, project success and consulting is operated in the USA, and VA Staffer has also […]

Overall Rating4.584.584.584.584.58
Quality of Work4.594.594.594.594.59
Communication4.584.584.584.584.58
Value4.714.714.714.714.71

Uassist.ME

Uassist.ME is a virtual assistant company with offices in Miami and El Salvador. The company was founded in 2009 with the idea of providing remote administrative services to clients in the US and around the world. Because of their location and […]

Overall Rating4.944.944.944.944.94
Quality of Work4.944.944.944.944.94
Communication4.944.944.944.944.94
Value4.944.944.944.944.94

Global Max Line

Founded in 2012 by SJ Josenna, GlobalMaxline.co.uk is a virtual assistant company in India with sales offices in the United States and London. The service targets small business owners and busy professionals, with both task-based assistance and dedicated hourly plans. Global Max Line […]

Overall Rating4.624.624.624.624.62
Quality of Work4.674.674.674.674.67
Communication4.594.594.594.594.59
Value4.564.564.564.564.56

Longer Days

LongerDays.com is a team-based virtual assistant company; they operate out of a single office located in Muskegon, Michigan. This allows for organic team collaboration. It helps the VA staff be a more powerful team, and ultimately leading to better overall results […]

Overall Rating4.634.634.634.634.63
Quality of Work4.414.414.414.414.41
Communication4.534.534.534.534.53
Value4.824.824.824.824.82

Efficise

Efficise is a virtual assistant and business outsourcing firm based in Karachi, Pakistan. The company launched in 2012, with the goal of helping people all over the world enhance their efficiency and productivity. Since then, Efficise has grown into one […]