What is a Virtual Assistant?

What is a Virtual Assistant?

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Daven Michaels

New York Times Bestselling Author, 30-year business veteran, and Executive Chairman of CurrentC Group.

VAAn outsourced rep or virtual assistant is specialized in the tasks that can help grow your business. Internet marketing, networking, call center management, research, inventory and billing are just a few of the duties that your personal rep can perform. He can be the perfect solution for a busy business owner.

A virtual assistant offers several advantages over a paid employee. When you hire a virtual assistant you get all the benefits of outsourcing – no employee tax and benefits issues, coupled with the loyalty and steadiness of a company employee.

If you have found that traditional staffing solutions don’t work for you there may be many reasons. Temps are a transient solution, and they can be expensive. If you need someone only a few hours a day or week, a temp can prove more costly in terms of training than he is worth. Most are also looking for full time employment, so as soon as you find someone you like, he has left the temp service for greener pastures.

Paid employees come also come with a host of issues. You not only must provide tech equipment and furniture for them, you also have state and federal obligations, and employer compliance and unemployment liabilities. Then there are the benefits packages – sick leave, vacation time. It is estimated that the true cost of an employee is over double and sometimes triple the cost of their annual salary in terms of benefits and liabilities. There is a better solution. Find out how to grow your business while saving a ton of money.

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

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