Having a virtual assistant in the Philippines has many benefits. For instance, you do not need to pay for taxes, sick days, holiday leave, worker’s compensation, and medical benefits of the assistant because they are independent contractors. You only need to pay the salary of a virtual assistant when they work for you.
Virtual assistants are also proven to increase productivity in the workplace as they have no office distractions from doing their work. Because they’re self-employed, their number one goal is client satisfaction. A virtual assistant that does not do their job correctly can be easily replaced; that is why they work harder than most full-time employees.
Virtual assistants also have the opportunity to have a flexible schedule compared to full-time employees that are required to work eight hours a day. If the VA that you hired lives in a different time zone, then you are in advantage because they can get work done even during your closed hours.
However, having a virtual assistant is not only fun and games. There are also challenges upon hiring a virtual assistant. If you want to know what these disadvantages are, you can read this infographic from OVA virtual.