Anyone can afford just about anything on the Internet these days. We’re not merely referring to goods that can be ordered online and be shipped straight to your home, but also services, and services include extra manpower, a good example of which are online personal assistants.
Many companies and individuals hire online personal assistants to help them out with a variety of tasks as they focus on doing whatever they do to be more productive. Many would often find it strange and would question why they’d prefer hiring such online employees in place of an assistant like a secretary that could work closely with them in an office.
More often than not, people who have hired virtual office assistants will simply reason out that hiring such employees are convenient and quite satisfactory. Here’s why:
- Online personal assistants are trained in multiple administrative fields and often have the most basic skills in most administrative tasks. When they find themselves lacking, they can always turn to their expertise in using the Internet to research what they’ll need to do.
- Virtual office assistants aren’t exactly as resource-hungry – so to speak – as physically-present office employees. They can work on their own office and save their clients the time of setting up their assistant’s desk and money to purchase them equipment.
- Online personal assistants are not covered by business taxes, at least in the US, and don’t require benefits as they are considered contractors. This would mean that clients only pay these assistants their salaries, a cost that is far less than what one would spend monthly on a regular office-based employee.
- One can hire personal assistants from off-shore locations like India and the Philippines where the rates are far less than in developed countries like UK and the US. Also, it helps a lot that foreign virtual assistants can generally speak and understand English, which is essential in communications.