Should you Hire an In-House or Virtual Assistant?

By: Abby | Updated: January 1, 2019
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When weighing your options between hiring an in-house employee or a Virtual Assistant, it’s important to have all the facts. There are many arguments to be made for and against each side, and once you start down the road to hiring a VA, you’ll want to carefully review all of the factors involved with bringing a VA into your business. Here’s some information to help with your decision:

The Numbers:
Below is a graphic comparing the costs between hiring an in-house assistant and hiring a Virtual Assistant.

The savings with a virtual assistant is amazing, isn’t it? So why not schedule a free consultation with us right now? And we’ll give you detailed numbers on how to save in your business!

Other Costs:
Many costs are not easy to quantify or may not be quite as tangible. For example, the time you expend to train them, the costs of advertising for your search, the time it takes to interview and hire someone, etc.
It would help if you also considered other costs such as office space, employee benefits, and hardware and software costs, among other things.

Note that Virtual Assistant will most likely already have their own equipment that they need to perform their tasks. Hiring virtually also means that you do not need to worry about office space.

Hiring a Virtual Assistant or an in-house employee may have a few similar necessities. For example, each will still require time to be trained and fully inculcated into your business set-up. The time you invest in getting them up and running will be a huge factor in their success.

Not just about the Money:

While numbers are a great way to gauge whether you should hire in-house or go virtual, it is important to keep other pros and cons in mind. For example, an interesting infographic from exhibits how Virtual Assistants may be more productive than in-house employees.

(Click here for full infographic)
At the end of the day, it all boils down to your needs. A Virtual Assistant can take care of almost everything an in-house employee can and will be just as skilled. However, there are still some things that you may need the physical presence of an in-house employee for.


MyOutDesk offers a unique experience because not only do we provide excellent Virtual Assistant services, but we also have a full support team in place. We find the talent to match yours and ensure we extend our movement by nurturing a lasting business relationship.

If you feel that a Virtual Assistant would be the perfect option for your business, be it in administrative, marketing, or prospecting tasks, give us a call or click here today and schedule your free no-obligation consultation and find out what a MyOutDesk Virtual assistant can do for you.

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