How we do it differently than other Virtual Assistant companies?
Dedicated Virtual Assistant with a trained back-up to cover illness or vacations
Access to our entire team for specialist tasks like website work -- with no upcharge
No long term contracts or cancellation penalties. We'll earn your business
Unlimited users. No extra charge for additional users-- have a co-worker, partner or family member utilize your hours
Our matching process pairs you with a Virtual Assistant based on personality and working style
Our Virtual Assistants are our employees. Unlike other companies, we don't work with contractors, freelancers or part-timers. Read more about what makes that special.
Virtual Assist USA
Hiring an Employee
$38/hour + overhead
Subscriptions to freelance sites, Payment processing fees
Unemployment Insurance, Vacation Days, Paid Breaks, Sick Time, Paid Holidays, Health Insurance, etc+
Money Back Guarantee
Access to back up VA's, specialty VA's
Comparisons: A Deeper Dive
We've included the comparisons below so that you can decide which option will be the best for you and your company. There are significant differences between risks, expenses, turnaround times, etc. The placement of liability, responsibility, and trust are also factors to consider when choosing which route to go for assistance.
When using a Virtual Assistant company, you are using a shared economy service. The pro is that this model makes it easier, faster and cheaper to hire an employee. However, it does mean that you're sharing your assistant and your assistant may have multiple clients. This is a similar situation with a freelancer. However, you do run risks with a freelancer of 1099 compliance, limited skill sets and lack of availability. You also run the risk of re-finding fees to re-assign work. Hiring an employee may run the most risk as there are risks for discriminatory pay cases, lawsuits, fines, and fees.
Turnover / Training Cost
Virtual Assist USA accumulates no turnover or re-training costs-- if you need to switch a Virtual Assistant, we will absorb the cost, as well as the training costs to add more assistants to your team. Hiring a freelancer can accumulate costs near $100+ depending on service-- not including time for recruiting, interviewing and any training time. The most costly is hiring an employee. Replacing/firing an employee according to SHRM costs a company 6-9 months of an employee's salary.
Hiring Virtual Assist USA comes with no sunken costs. There are no upfront fees, added rates or costs. A freelancer's sunken cost comes from resources with onboarding programs. When hiring an employee, according to MIT, the average cost to maintain having an employee is 1.25 to 1.5 times base salary range- e.g. the cost range for a $50,000/year employee might $62,500 to $70,000. These are large sunken costs that are the price to pay for having an employee on staff. What will work best for you and your company?
Cost / Days to Launch
Virtual Assist USA costs nothing in start-up or launch costs. You can begin with your Virtual Assistant as quickly as one business day. When it comes to a freelancer, it depends on the availability of the Freelancer to being work and availability to complete tasks. The average cost for hiring an employee in the USA is around $4,100 with around 50 days to fill a position.