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© 2019 by Virtual Assist USA

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Pittsburgh, PA USA

 No Commitment | No Contracts | No Fees

We have the know-how you need.

Flexible packages to use when and where you need them. By the package, not by the month.

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Option 1

15 hours

$570

$38/hour
Hours never expire

Option 2

30 hours 

$1,080

$36/hour
Hours never expire

BEST RATE 

Option 3

50 hours 

$1,750

$35/hour
Hours never expire

Option 4

Custom

Had something else in mind?

What we do differently than other Virtual Assistant companies

Dedicated Virtual Assistant with a trained back-up to cover illness or vacations
No locked-in contracts or cancellation penalties. We'll earn your business.
Our proprietary matching process pairs you with a Virtual Assistant based not only on skillset but on your personality and working style
Access to our entire team for specialist tasks like website work -- with no additional upcharge
Unlimited users. There's no extra charge for additional users-- you're free to have a co-worker, partner or family member utilize your hours
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.

Financial Comparisons

You may find yourself asking: What are the financial differences between utilizing Virtual Assist USA, finding a freelancer and hiring my own employee? We have compiled an independent comparison chart below and have done some of the math for you! 

Virtual Assist USA

Freelancer

Hiring an Employee

Average Cost

$33-36/hour

$30-75/hour

$38/hour + overhead

Additional Cost

None

Subscriptions to freelance sites, Payment processing fees

Unemployment Insurance, Vacation Days, Paid Breaks, Sick Time, Paid Holidays, Health Insurance, etc+

Money Back Guarantee

Yes

None

None

Team Access

Access to back up VA's, specialty VA's

None

None

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.

Potential Risks

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 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. 

Sunk Cost

Hiring Virtual Assist USA comes with no sunken costs. There are no upfront fees, added rates or resource 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.