Virtual Assistants are becoming more and more popular every year. The main benefit of hiring a virtual assistant is that you are provided with instant support of a highly skilled individual, but only when you need the service. Try comparing the costs of hiring someone on your staff opposed to contracting with a virtual assistant. You'll be shocked, it's almost double!
Individuals, Entrepreneurs and small businesses use virtual assistants for everything from making vendor or customer service calls to highly skilled medical and legal transcription as well as staying ontop of standard admin for example sending out thank-you cards to prospective clients. VA’s are subcontractors that are only paid for the hours required to perform each task.
It's important to build trust, just as you would with a permanent employee. With MPM you will always be provided with the same dedicated Assistant. If you start to use a VA more regularly they become a team member who just happens to work remotely, the difference being they are your most cost effective solution. Since they are not an employee you do not pay for breaks, lunches, annual leave and benefits.
Virtual Assistant versus Employee
· Pay only for the hours worked and the services needed
· No holiday pay, bonuses, employee taxes or sick pay to take into account
· No recruitment agency fees which aren't cheap
· No training costs - you will find an assistant who can already complete the task
· Backup during peak times