There’s a common misconception that virtual assistants are some kind of “luxury” only affordable by the big companies to outsource projects that require less management but are considered an overhead. Actually, the other way around seems to be true as more and more freelancers and small companies resort to hiring virtual assistants as a solution to the limited time they have available. By the point where business is stable, small business owners realize that, even though they’re doing well, they don’t have much time to be creative and take their dream further.
Some entrepreneurs think that a physical assistant will get the job done better that a hired virtual assistant would. But, the truth is, having a physical assistant takes up a lot more time and energy than a virtual one. And why should you hire a virtual assistant?
Here are a few reasons why having a virtual assistant trumps having a physical assistant:
It takes time to find the right person. It needs to be someone who’s qualified and matches your personality, so you can have them around all day.
In-house employees cost you more than their salary! You have to frequently train them, pay for their insurance and when they’re having a bad day/week/month (which is totally reasonable) your business may suffer.
You cannot afford someone full-time anyway but you’re overwhelmed with chores, tedious paperwork and a line of projects.
You are not willing to spend time on interviewing, hiring and training