I'm sure when it comes to hiring someone to take care of your Administration/Office work, you want the very best you can get.
Although hiring someone on a full time basis may be a great idea in the short term, when thinking long term solution it really does become very costly, especially when factoring in things such as wages, superannuation, pay reviews, purchasing office equipment - the list could go on forever.
The obvious difference about hiring a Virtual Assistant to carry out the same work is that all those overhead costs are something you don't have to think about, as we take care of that ourselves. You are simply paying for the hours we work and that's it.
Some VAs, like myself, simply charge a flat hourly rate plus the GST. Whatever equipment we need to carry out such work is a cost to us for running our business.
Of course if you only need someone to do a temporary project which may only take a week or two, when you look at the cost of hiring a casual you are generally paying a lot more again, as their hourly rate factors in them not receiving holiday's etc.
You can be assured that becoming a VA is not something that is easily done after only 1 or 2 years experience. I myself have been doing Administration work since the age of 16 when I first entered the work force.
You may also have reservations because we are not physically there to complete the work, but with resources like Skype, we can still have that interaction.
So if you think that having a VA may just be what you and your business need, feel free to get in touch with me to discuss your requirements.