Have you considered hiring a Virtual Assistant rather than an in-house, full-time employee? Hiring additional help adds overhead and cuts into your business profits. There are numerous advantages to going virtual.
Virtual Assistants pay their own taxes and benefits.
As a independent contractor, the main benefit of hiring a Virtual Assistant is you eliminate taxes, workers’ compensation, sick/holiday leave, equipment and office space costs. You don’t have to worry about payrolls, pensions, or other benefits such as medical insurance etc. It’s more cost effective than hiring a full time employee.
Virtual Assistants are more dedicated to their quality of work.
Since you pay per task, not by hour, a Virtual Assistant derives their income by being productive and delivering value to their clients. A survey from staffing firm, Office Team, found the average office employee spends 56 minutes per day using their cell phone at work for non-work activity; that works out to just under five hours per week of goofing off on phones. Virtual Assistants understand that their revenue is totally dependent on the positive execution of their tasks unlike full-time employees who get paid a salary sometimes times regardless of their effort.
Virtual Assistants use their own equipment and office space.
Working from their own office, a Virtual Assistant eliminates the cost for office supplies, a computer, and room in the office for an additional desk. Sometimes when you hire an employee, their personalities don’t mesh well with the rest of the office. Virtual assistants don’t get caught gossiping on work time and won’t come to work late or simply not show up. They also aren’t going to be tardy when coming back from lunch. This means you can eliminate employee drama from your workplace, or at least reduce it.
When you have a successful business you want to keep it that way. One way to do that is recognizing the benefits of hiring a virtual assistant. With all they have to offer, hiring one may be one of the best business moves you could make.