Pros & Cons of hiring a Virtual Assistant

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Pros & Cons of hiring a Virtual Assistant

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Pros & Cons of hiring a Virtual Assistant

  1. 1. Hiring Virtual Assistants
  2. 2. Background • Laborious Tasks • Non-billable • True cost/value of time • Skills I didn’t have couldn’t not afford
  3. 3. Options • Admin • Data Entry – list building for direct marketing • Technical Skills • Web Design • Graphic Design • Animated Video • Audio
  4. 4. Website • oDesk.com • eLance.com • Fiverr.com
  5. 5. Pros • Save time – if task is clear • Save money - if task is done correctly • Usually available on Skype
  6. 6. Cons • Little to no creative input • Learning how to use the sites • Instructions get lost in translation • ‘Kiss a lot of frogs before you find the prince’ • Face-to-Face meetings are better for certain tasks
  7. 7. Shop Local? • Not considering it could affect local businesses

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