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Is Hiring a VA Better Than Hiring a Paid Employee?

Updated: Jun 16, 2022

While a full-time employee may cost you upwards of $40,000 a VA could be considerably less. Yes, they will cost more dollars per hour, but you are not hiring them for 40 hours a week, 52 weeks a year. You can hire them on a temporary basis or for a set number of hours per week or month.

Other benefits that hiring a virtual assistant include not having to pay taxes or offer any type of benefits package to them. You don't need to worry about doing payroll or calculating vacation and sick days etc.

A virtual assistant is an independent contractor who usually works from home. They use their own computer, and printers and have their own office supplies. They create their own schedule and may charge in various ways including by project, by the hour, or by a set number of hours per month.

By hiring a virtual assistant you are only paying them for the actual time they work on your projects. Plus many VA's will happily work on weekends and in the evenings.

If you hired an employee you would need to provide a place for them to work as well as office supplies and tools such as a computer. Plus if you need them to work on the weekend you would need to pay them an overtime salary.

Another advantage of hiring a virtual assistant for your business is that you don't have to provide them with any type of specialized training. You simply look for these qualities when hiring your VA.

For example, you may be looking for a virtual assistant that can help you install software or manage your eCommerce site for you. Or you may prefer to hire someone that has graphic design experience. You don't have to worry about training them in any of these areas.

Remember too that what you pay your virtual assistant can be negotiable many times. Most VA's are open to discussing your needs and charging you accordingly.

You will also find that how you work with your virtual assistant is different from working with a paid employee. Their tasks may differ on a weekly or monthly basis or you may only need them at certain times of the year. Hiring a virtual assistant can help you save money and ensure that you have help during seasonal surges or when launching new products in your business.

Schedule your call today with CACooper Services, LLC to see how we can assist you.

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