There are a lot of people who are apprehensive of hiring offshore virtual assistants. They are afraid with entrusting confidential, valuable company information to someone whom they have never met, someone who might just be putting up a front. However, there are really ways around that.
The first thing that you have to remember is that with the mass of tasks now being done online, it is imperative that you devote a certain “department” for that. If you think that buying a new computer set and having another person to monitor is an unnecessary burden, then you should go for offshore virtual assistants.
Usually, the salary for these virtual assistants is just the same as the ones you hire in the office. The added value: no computer set, no extra office space, no extra monitoring and less threat of “lounging” into the job. After all, online work is better off measured by output (not by time).
This way, you will become more efficient because you will have someone focus on mainly online work, and you won’t suffocate your marketing officer or your liaison officer with so much sit-down work. That is a problem with some small and medium enterprises.
The trickiest part here, really, is finding the right persons for the job. However, don’t worry, with some stringent qualifications (experience, vision and stable internet connection), you can easily work your way on that.
Are you convinced already? Start seeing candidates for offshore virtual assistants now!