​​Hiring a virtual assistant is one of the smartest decisions you can make as a business owner. Not only will you save money over hiring a full or even part time employee, but you will get greater productivity which equates to more 'bang for your buck'. You will also find that you will be saving money on taxes, office supplies, insurance (both workers compensation premiums and employee health insurance plans), vacation pay, pensions and potential travel expenses. Additionally, if you are a very small business owner that doesn't have an office or business location, you can continue to keep your overhead costs low and hire virtually instead, eliminating the need to hire if only a few hours of help are needed per week or month. 


Lets break this down and talk numbers...


Basic Administrative Office Duties: (9-5 Monday through Friday)


On site Admin:

Hourly Rate: $17

Hours worked per day: 7.5 (8 hours minus 30 min lunch)

Number of days per week: 5

Insurance premiums: 2.35% of insurable payroll for workers compensation premiums

Health Insurance Premiums: $120/month

TOTAL: $637.50 x 2.35% + $120 = $772.48/week and $3,089.93/month


Virtual Assistant Remote Service:

Hourly Rate: $22.50
Hours worked per day: 4
Number of days per week: 5
TOTAL: $450/week or $1,800/month


A SAVINGS of $1,289.93 to hire a virtual assistant over having someone onsite.

(This doesn't take into account the cost of office supplies or potential transportation expenses to have an on site employee. The reduced hours of work per day for a virtual assistant reflect the removal of lunch and two 15 min breaks per day and a continuous work session that increases productivity. Hiring virtually also allows you to use the invoice as a tax deduction and you are not responsible for payroll tax deductions therefore reducing your time and money spent on these tasks)



Disaster Administration Job:


On site Admin:

Hourly Rate: $25

Hours worked per day: 8

Number of days per week: 7

Per Diem: $50/day

Airfare: $300

Hotel: $120/day

TOTAL: $2,590/week or $10,360/month plus $300 airfare


Virtual Assistant Remote Service:

Hourly Rate: $30

Hours worked per day: 8

Number of days per week: 7

TOTAL: $1,680/week or $6,720/month


A SAVINGS of $3,940 to hire a virtual assistant over having someone onsite. 

(This doesn't take into account the fees for insurance coverage for onsite employees for workers comp premiums which would increase the overall cost to employers for onsite employees)

Why Hire A Virtual Assistant?