I have nothing against standalone virtual assistants. It is the age of the internet, and anyone – I mean ANYONE! – can access the internet and pose to be a professional or guru in any business field. So, it is important that you ensure that you do business with a reputable company, especially when it comes to getting an outsourced employee.
Small and large companies usually have to handle a lot of management functions and paperwork which often times disrupt more important work functions such as following due dates, concluding plans, making deliverables and so on. The financial expenses of these companies seldom allow them to employ more staff. Thanks to the internet, company owners have the choice of hiring full and part time outsourced employees or virtual assistants (VA).
Virtual Assistants are your company’s companions; offshore outsourced VA’s have a lot to offer your company. But, I need to lay emphasis on hiring VA’s from a reputable offshore outsourcing company.
When you hire a virtual assistant from a reputable firm, you can count on the following:
Reliability – unlike one person, you can trust a company to provide you with virtual assistants that are ready and willing to provide you with quality service. Remember this, a standalone VA will restrict his/her work to their bodily and mind order. This makes it quite hard to rely on them, as they can decide to quit their service at any time due to reasons best known to him/her.
Knowledge and Specialization – a reputable offshore outsourcing company will provide you with VA’s that have the specialty and knowledge you require for your type of business.
Continuous Service – standalone VA’s can become overloaded with work or tired and cause delay in getting your tasks done. Reputable outsourcing company with a lot of resources will be able to offer you uninterrupted VA services. Even if a person gets tired, the company can immediately get a replacement; thus guaranteeing 100 percent business continuation.
A Large Pool of Disciplines – no matter how talented a standalone VA is, he/she cannot bring a large pool disciplines on the table. VA companies can provide you with different solutions as virtual assistants run work functions for a variety of business requirements. This means that you can get different solutions under one roof. Whether it is marketing, medical billing, back office tasks, customer support, sales etc.
A key job will demand the knowledge and expertise of workers who know their onions. A reputable offshore outsourcing company will only employ individuals with the skills and knowledge that you need in your business.
For the sake of quality; only choose offshore virtual assistants from a reputable outsourcing company.
Daven Michaels is an award-winning outsourcer and author of the book, ‘Outsource This!’ Daven has been honored more than any other individual or outsourcing organization. You can get more information on outsourcing by visiting www.123Employee.com