A traditional employee often requires benefits such as health insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, retirement plans, etc. In addition to the costs associated with these benefits the company will also have to pay taxes. These added costs are never seen by the employee, however, they still come out of the employers pocket. A virtual assistant is a part-time freelance employee. The employer has no responsibility to pay for any benefits or taxes, saving the company thousands of dollars every year.
A full-time employee with a $35,000 a year salary with 30% in benefits will cost your business $45,500 per year.
A full-time employee paid $15 per hour and works 40 hours a week and has benefits (+30%) will cost your business $40,560 per year.
A virtual assistant who makes $65 per hour, yet, only works for 10 hours a week will cost your business $33,800. There are no overhead costs associated with a virtual assistant. Your business will never pay for downtime, taxes, or benefits packages.
Many virtual assistants, such as myself, charge based on packages, in that case, you are paying for a result and not time. You will get what you want without having to count hours. You will know exactly how much you are paying ahead of time.
Hiring a virtual assistant can save your business time and (a lot of) money.