Do you have entrepreneurial needs that are not expansive enough to be serviced by a full time employee? Do you work out of your home or travel extensively and can’t provide office space to an employee? Or, are you just starting out in a business and can only budget for a certain amount of administrative hours per month?
Enter the Virtual Assistant, the wise and intelligent choice for office support. When you review the rates a VA charges, you may think “That is way more per hour than I would pay an employee”. However, keep in mind the following:
- You are only paying for the time worked. No employee “down time”
- You are not paying for personal, vacation or sick days
- You are not paying employee taxes. Virtual Assistants file their own taxes and are independent contractors
- You are not paying for their health insurance or 401K
- You do not have to provide software, equipment or office space
- You have the benefit of entrusting your business support needs to, in most cases, a highly skilled administrative professional with years of experience. Virtual Assistants are experienced executive assistants who have had experience with most widely used software and hardware applications
- Because Virtual Assistants are business owners, they are always keeping up with constantly changing trends in technology, productivity and business
- A VA can work for anyone, anywhere. There are no geographic boundaries. All the work is done via email, file upload, phone, fax, IM and express courier service.
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Author bio: Taryn Merrick is a Professional Virtual Assistant and Online Business Manager (OBM). As Principal of Merrick Management And Media Services, she has over 20 years of administrative management experience. Taryn works to promote the Virtual Assistant industry and to make it stand out as a true profession of excellence. Her style is easy going, yet precise, with emphasis placed on exceeding customer expectations, client communication and satisfaction.
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