How a virtual employee scores over a freelancer


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The virtual employee model of outsourcing far supersedes the freelancing model due to its reliability, scalability and ability to provide business control along with data security.

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How a virtual employee scores over a freelancer

  1. 1. How A Virtual Employee Scores Over A Freelancer
  2. 2. Freelancers and virtualemployees are different  Virtual employees and freelancers cater to very different segments of the market  Both are significant players in the burgeoning outsourcing market  Both have their own set of strengths  The market offers enough business for both these resources
  3. 3. Who is a VirtualEmployee?  A remote dedicated resource who works full time for a client like an in-house employee  Work like local employees except that they do so from the remote vendors office  Easy to manage, control and communicate with online
  4. 4. Virtual employee scores overfreelancer: Professionalism  Virtual employees work out of the well-maintained office of the service provider  Has access to the best infrastructure, hardware, software and technology  This ease of working makes them the best resources  Can easily handle high-end specialized functions like engineering and animation  A freelancer usually works from home  Cannot replicate the office environment and infrastructure at home
  5. 5. Virtual employee scores overfreelancer: Collaboration  A long-term IT work calls for intensive levels of collaboration  A virtual employee provides better collaboration than a freelancer  Close collaboration with a freelancer is almost impossible  This is due to the time zone differences between India and the western countries  A freelancer does not have advanced communication technology at home  A virtual employee, on the other hand, can work the same shift hours as the western client
  6. 6. Virtual employee scores overfreelancer: Duration of work  Freelancers work alone and usually handle more than one client at a time  Virtual employees work from a supervised office and only for one client at a time  Freelancers are tailor-made for short-term work  Virtual employees are ideal for both short-term and long-term work  It is risky to hire freelancers for long-term work for they are not accessible  With a virtual employee, you can collaborate as per your convenience  Freelancer have limited time and resources  Virtual employees have access to the best resources
  7. 7. Virtual employee scores overfreelancer: Data security  Control and data security are the main concerns of clients  These concerns apply more to freelancers  Freelancers play the lone hand and work unsupervised  They work on several varied assignments at the same time  Remote dedicated employees operate from supervised and  controlled offices of the vendor  These offices are well equipped with data safety hardware and software
  8. 8. Virtual employee scores overfreelancer: Different demands • A virtual employee can work for years with the same client • A freelancer cannot do so as they give priority to better paying jobs • A virtual employee can do high end jobs like engineering and IT development • Freelancers can only handle low-end and short-term work
  9. 9. Thank YouShould I Hire Overseas Freelancers