Virtual Assistant vs. Full Time Employee - You decide!
Hiring a Virtual Assistant to work for you ends up saving you money in the long run. Here is a side by side comparison:
No payroll taxes, sick time, paid vacation time, holiday pay or benefits.
You don't have to provide equiptment of space to work.
VA's only get paid when they are actually working. No paid breaks.
When it comes to taking phone calls, VA's get paid only when they are on the call, by the minute. A days worth of calls may only equate to one hour of work.
A virtual assistant pays more attention to the quality of their work so they can retain their clients and receive word of mouth referrals.
You get more value for your money and spend less.
Full Time Employee
Must pay payroll taxes and social security.
Must provide insurance and benefits.
Overhead such as office equiptment, supplies, and office space.
Must pay employees for breaks.
Employess get paid even if they are just chatting with another co-worker.
When it comes to taking phone calls, you pay the employee by the hour even if they are not taking any calls.
Employees tend to just get the job done and collect their check.
You end up paying more for an employee in the long run because of taxes, benefits, and overhead.