Virtual Assistant v’s Employee

Business woman on desk working on laptop

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:

  • Taxes
  • Superannuation
  • Holiday leave
  • Sick leave
  • Public holidays
  • Office equipment
  • Overtime (if applicable)
  • Uniforms (if applicable)
  • Training
  • 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.


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