Although the VA's hourly rate
is more than the employee's rate in the first place, you save the cost of benefits
and overhead that would have to be applied to the new employee's wage. And,
because VA's are usually more experienced, more efficient, and
better connected than the employee, you'll need to devote far less time to the
project to get the same results, only 480 hours a year versus 2,080 for the
with a VA, you only pay for the time on task by the minute! No
more paying for socializing, hour long lunches or frequent trips to the washroom.
An employee's 8 hour day can be
crunched into 3-4 hours with a VA.
Simply put, you should contract with a VA because it's more cost-effective and VA's go above and
beyond the normal assistant's duties to impact your own productivity. No task
is too big or small for a VA to handle. Even if you only have
1 hour of work a month for a VA to do, a VA can (and will) do