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Virtual assistant vs in house employee what successful entrepreneurs choose







Hiring the right employees for your business is just not crucial, but also essential for the growth

of your business.

Finding the right talent is always challenging, time consuming and mentally draining.

If you are a startup owner and juggling between hiring a full time employee, or a virtual assistant – I would

help you with the dilemma of who you should choose – a virtual assistant or an in-house employee.

After you fnish reading this post, you will be able to make an

informed decision based on your needs.


In case you haven’t

heard about virtual

assistants before,

let me tell you that

they are not new.

Gone are the

days when virtual

assistants used to

be only virtual

personal assis


Now they are skilled

professionals who are

adept at completing a

wide range of tasks

from social media

promotion to eCom-

merce product listing.

So a virtual

assistant is not

someone who is

sitting in an ivory


Many successful

companies, such

asBufer, Mozilla,

Genuitec, etc.

only hire virtual


Instead, a virtual

assistant is a real

person who is

skilled in their

chosen skill set.

You might be wondering! What tasks can you assign to your virtual assistants?

Here is the list of some tasks that you

can outsource to a virtual assistant

Creating documents/spreadsheets/

PowerPoint presentations

Social media management

Newsletters (Aweber,

Constant Contact, InfusionSoft,

1ShoppingCart, MailChimp)

Email & chat support

Creating of a corporate blog

Real Estate

Emailing potential

new clients

Accounting & bookkeeping

Customer service

(calls, followup,

getting billing, etc.)

Internet research

Booking tickets / planning and

coordinating travel plans

eCommerce listing

Website creation / design / development /

maintenance (versed in WordPress,

Dreamweaver, Joomla and Weebly)

Administrative tasks such as

booking fights & hotels

Set up meetings, working schedule using

Google/Outlook calendar on your behalf






A virtual assistant or in-house employee?




Let us

answer this

question, let us

consider this imaginary

situation – you want to do

social media

promotion of your business.

consider you hire an

in-house employee for social

media promotion.

For social media managers salaries, Indeed’s

national average was $61,000 per annum.

While, Glassdoor’s national average was $47,190.

You have two options: the frst is to

hire an in-house employee and

the second is to

go for a virtual


And PayScale showed a median salary

of $46,984 per annum.

The point here is you will pay around $40,000 to $60,000 per annum for the social media

management of your business.

That makes around $23.43 per hour, considering an employee is working 40 hours per week with an

annual salary of $45,000.

Now, let us have a look at how much a virtual assistant costs.

This is a virtual assistant cost

comparison chart of Acelerar

Suppose you choose the Gold plan, you will have to pay $4.5 per hour*, while

you will have to pay $23.43 per hour for a regular employee.



Cost of Training

You can save $18.75 per hour

by hiring a virtual assistant.


Virtual assistant wages are so

low that you can save

lots of money.

Virtual assistants are skilled professionals. So you don’t have to

spend any money to train them.

In case you don’t like the work of a virtual assistant, you can

ask for a replacement.

Leading companies, such as Acelerar, easily replace virtual assistants if

clients are not satisfed with their work.

What’s more, Acelerar ofers a free trial of its virtual assistant services.

Sometimes, the employee you hire needs training. Of Course, it is you

who are going to bear the cost of training.

Cost of operation

Other Expenses

When you hire an employee, there is an operating

cost (ofce expenses & equipment) associated

with it.

Needless to say, when you hire an in-house employee,

you will have to think about payroll taxes and

vacation pay.

Even if you go for used work cubes, you

will spend around $2,000 to build a

proper working space and $1000+ for a

computer and $500 for useful software.

And don’t forget the periodic expensive


But if you hire a virtual assistant, you won’t

have to worry about anything.

Virtual assistants pay taxes themselves or

the agency sourcing them. And you will not

have to pay any retirement beneft to the

virtual assistant you hire.

Hiring a virtual assistant can save you more

than $3000 initially.

Here is a list of top benefts you need to

pay to a regular employee

Paid personal leave

Short term disability

Long term care insurance

Paid sick leave

Paid family leave

Health/medical care

Payroll taxes

If you hire a virtual assistant, you won’t have to provide these benefts. This can save you

a huge amount of money.

The biggest beneft of hiring virtual assistants is that you can scale up business

operations without any risk.

As virtual assistants are paid on an hourly basis, you can hire them as

long as you need them.

However, this is not the case with an in-house employee. You cannot ask them to

leave at your will, even when there is no work.

What’s more, virtual assistants work as per the schedules of their clients. So, they can add

fexibility to your business.

Suppose, if you want to ofer 24/7 phone support, hire a virtual assistant from a

diferent time-zone and you are all set.


Virtual assistants are a secret weapon for startup owners. By hiring a virtual

assistant, you not only save a great amount of money, but also add

fexibility to your organization.

You don’t need to train them, you don’t have to ofer them ofce space,

and you don’t have to provide them with sick or earned leaves.

Neither you have to provide them any retirement beneft.

So whenever you need to increase headcount in your

organization next time, think about hiring a

virtual assistant frst.