Hiring In-House Staff vs. A Virtual Assistant

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A Virtual Assistant is a highly-skilled, independent professional who remotely provides administrative, technical and/or creative business support services. If you’re wondering what the differences are in hiring in-house staff vs. a Virtual Assistant, consider these ten facts…

Office Space & Equipment

With a VA, you save money as you don’t have to provide office space, furnishings or equipment. Every VA works from their own office environment.

Work Schedules

With a VA, you don’t have to worry about coordinating work schedules. Simply send off the work to be done with a due date.

Hours Worked

A client only pays for the actual time a VA spends on completing the task. No money spent on bathroom visits, water cooler chats, or coffee breaks.

Save on Benefits & Overhead

When hiring a VA, there is no need to pay for fringe benefits like health insurance, vacation pay or employer wage deductions. A Virtual Assistant takes care of all their own overhead costs.

Training

In-house staff will probably require training. A VA is already proficient with the latest tools and technology to do the job.

Perspective

As an independent business owner themselves, a VA has the ability to see the bigger picture. Unlike an employee, a VA knows and understands the challenges of running a business.

Save on Software

A Virtual Assistant invests in their own business and has the software available to complete projects. A client can save money by not having to use their funds to purchase software for every new project.

Connections

As a worldwide organization, VA’s have a resource pool available to call upon. If there is a time constraint, they have access to numerous connections who can be called upon to complete the job.

Commuting

Commuting is never a problem with a VA. Your work will get completed even during the worst weather. No downtime due to traffic accidents, construction or vehicle emergencies.

Integrity & Confidentiality

As each client relationship is protected with a Confidentiality Agreement, you can be confident in the integrity of your VA and don’t need to worry about confidential company information being leaked at the water cooler.

In-House Staff vs. a Virtual Assistant: Which One Is Best for You?

When working out the true costs of hiring an employee versus outsourcing to a Virtual Assistant, a client not only benefits by having a more qualified, more experienced professional on hand, but once the math is done, the VA often comes in at a lower price!

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