There is no right or wrong answer when it comes to deciding if you should use a virtual assistant or employ someone. It all depends what is going to work best for your business.
There are some business owners who believe it is expensive to hire a virtual assistant, they think it is cheaper to employ someone for $20 per hour to take care of their admin tasks.
It’s not at all expensive to hire a virtual assistant. Remember, when you employ someone that $20 per hour starts to increase, as you have other costs to pay when you take on an employee. Some of these costs are:
- Holiday leave
- Sick leave
- Public holidays
- Office equipment
- Overtime (if applicable)
- Uniforms (if applicable)
- On going training (if applicable)
- Any other other costs as per your employment contract
- During quiet times, you still have to pay wages
When you take on the services of a virtual assistant, you only pay for the time spent on your task/s, you don’t pay for any of the above expenses.
For small business owners who don’t have the need to employ someone on a regular basis, virtual assistants have opened up a whole new opportunity so they can still get their admin work taken care of.