Hire a remote assistant or specialist
for less than you might think

Support plans for businesses of every size

Flexible pricing plans to suit all budgets. Hire a UK Virtual Assistant assistant to support you as and when you need it.
No tie-ins, no commitment, no hidden fees.

Virtual Assistant vs Remote Specialist

Virtual Assistant

Remote Specialist

Virtual Assistant monthly plans

Monthly plans designed for busy families, entrepreneurs, and businesses big and small.
 If you run out of hours, simply top up your time or switch plans. Don’t see a plan to suit you? Get in touch for bespoke plans to suit your needs.

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60 hours


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The price you see is the price you pay. We do not charge VAT on top of our prices.

Hourly and day rates

We understand that sometimes you just need on-demand, ad hoc support without the commitment of a monthly plan.
Our hourly and day rate options give you the flexibility you need on a pay as you go basis.
Pay for Virtual Assistant support as and when you need it.



per hour



per day
The price you see is the price you pay. We do not charge VAT on top of our prices.
Affordable Virtual Assistant

What's included

Virtual Assistant vs In-House Assistant

Outsourcing to a UK based Virtual Assistant give you all the benefits of an in-house assistant, without the overheads and employer responsibilities of hiring an employee.

Say goodbye to holiday and sick pay, national insurance, pension contributions, tax and training costs. Say hello to more time, fewer headaches, and more tasks ticked off your to-do list!
Annual costs
Employed Assistant
Virtual Assistant
Employer NI
Office space

Source: Payscale

Remote Specialist monthly plans

Monthly plans for businesses and entrepreneurs looking for specialists in their industry.
 If you run out of hours, simply top up your time or switch plans. Don’t see a plan to suit you? Get in touch for bespoke plans to suit your needs.



per hour

10 hours


per month

20 hours


per month

30+ hours


per month
The price you see is the price you pay. We do not charge VAT on top of our prices.

Ready to work with a Virtual Assistant or Remote Specialist?

Book a free discovery call with us so we can learn all about you and your business!
Together we’ll decide if we’re a good fit.


Commonly asked questions and how it works.

Types of Assistant

A Virtual Assistant is often considered a generalist. They are an experienced remote assistant, offering a variety of support across a range of different industries. A Remote Specialist, on the other hand, is a highly-skilled professional who specialises in a specific field and can be considered an expert in their area.

Virtual Assistants perform a wide range of tasks, usually with a focus on general-purpose assistance and typically have backgrounds in admin, PA/EA, office management, or similar roles. Our Remote Specialists possess knowledge and expertise in their particular field. They are highly skilled professionals who work remotely to offer their expertise, and they can provide in-depth expertise and insights within their specialised field.

Determining whether you need a Virtual Assistant or a Remote Specialist depends on the nature of your tasks, the level of expertise required, and the specific goals you want to achieve.

If your tasks primarily involve general administrative work, scheduling, customer support, or research tasks, a Virtual Assistant would be suitable. If your tasks require specialised knowledge, industry-specific skills, or in-depth expertise, a Remote Specialist would be more appropriate. If the tasks are relatively routine or general in nature, a Virtual Assistant can handle them efficiently. If the tasks are complex, require problem-solving, or involve in-depth analysis, a Remote Specialist with specific expertise will be better equipped to assist you.

If your tasks are within a specialised field or industry and require deep knowledge and insights, a Remote Specialist who specialises in that domain would be beneficial. If your tasks are not tied to a specific field and do not require specialised knowledge, a Virtual Assistant can provide the necessary support.

What is the scope and duration of the tasks or projects? For short-term or one-time projects that require specialised skills, a Remote Specialist can efficiently accomplish specific objectives. If you need ongoing, day-to-day support with a variety of tasks, a Virtual Assistant can provide continuous assistance.

What is your budget?

Remote Specialists often command higher rates due to their specialised expertise. If your budget allows for it and your tasks require specialised knowledge, investing in a Remote Specialist can be valuable. If budget constraints are a concern and the tasks primarily involve general support, a Virtual Assistant can be a more cost-effective option.

By considering these factors and assessing your specific needs, you can make an informed decision about whether a Virtual Assistant or a Remote Specialist is the right choice for you.

Remember, at The Virtual Assistant Company, we are outsourcing specialists, and it is our job to match you with the best possible fit for you, your business and your needs. If you want a friendly, free, informal discussion about what might be the best option for you, feel free to book a call with one of our team, and we will work with you to help you make an informed decision.

Billing and business terms

Once you’ve decided how many hours you’d like to start with, you’ll be billed for those hours and work can begin. If you choose a regular monthly plan, any unused hours that month can be rolled over to the next month – we’ll keep track of everything for you.

You can choose to pay by direct debit or by BACS. Direct debit is best for those on a monthly plan. If you have any questions about billing, please get in touch with us.

If you choose a monthly plan, it is generally best to pay by standing order or direct debit. It’s a convenient, safe and hands-off way to pay, and it means one less thing on your to-do list!

We use GoCardless – an independent third party – to handle our direct debit payments, but you’ll receive a monthly invoice from us for your records.

For ad hoc support, most clients prefer to pay by BACs by the invoice due date, and you’ll find our bank details on any invoice you receive from us. If you have any questions about payments, please get in touch with us.

We understand it it’s often tricky to estimate exactly just how much time you’ll need from a VA. If you opt for a monthly plan and you find yourself running out of hours, you can simply top up your time by getting in touch with us and asking to top up. We’ll invoice you for the extra time you require, and we’ll add those hours to your current available time.

How much you’ll be charged depends on how many hours you choose to top up by. You can choose to top up per hour, or buy another block of prepaid time.

If you choose to buy an hour at a time, you will be charged our standard hourly rate.

If you choose to buy another block of prepaid time, your hourly rate will be reduced in accordance with the package you go for (see our pricing plans for accurate rates).


From time to time, clients like to book their assistants for a specific date or dates. This could be because they require their assistant to present for certain meetings, or they would like to allocate an entire day or more to work on a particular project, for example. This option also suits clients who would like ad hoc support to get a project completed on a specific date. Our day rate is £162 based on a 6-hour working day. Choosing our day rate option will ensure that your assistant blocks out their diary to work with you only that particular day and will be available to you during the 6 working hours you agree to.