Should You Hire Local Virtual Assistants or Look Overseas?
Everyone loves saving money, me included. You can get a real bargain sometimes, especially if you know where to look. The problem is when you start hunting for local virtual assistants who work for bargain basement rates. If this is you, then you’ve probably checked out virtual assistants from the Philippines or India. But before you sign on the dotted line, there are a few things you need to be aware of …
Saving Your Pennies: Is It Worth It?
I brought a bargain of a toaster the other month. 80% cheaper than the others and with a 12-month warranty, I thought I was home free. Until it stopped working the next day. Not a problem, I thought. I’ll just drive back down to the shop and swap it for a new one. But I couldn’t find the receipt. I spent two hours looking for that darn receipt, then half an hour in the car driving to and from the store. Don’t forget the 20 minutes in store describing the problem and getting my replacement to find it had the same fault two days later!
A wise man named Warren Buffet once said, “Price is what you pay. Value is what you get.” I may have paid a cheap price for my toaster and eventually got one that worked. But was it worth it? No! The time I spent chasing up for my replacement toaster I could have used way more productively.
The same can be said about hiring overseas virtual assistants. You spend an awfully large amount of your time making sure they are doing what you asked. Why? Here’s why …
Why Local Virtual Assistants Are Your Best Option
There are five reasons you should be looking local than overseas for your VA. Two of those reasons are that you don’t need to micro manage InDeed We Can VA’s and second, we won’t embarrass you.
To find out the remaining reasons, you’ll need to head over and check out my article on LinkedIn: Local Virtual Assistants Vs Overseas Virtual Assistants: Which is Better? But before you do, let’s dive into these two reasons first.
- Micro managing your VA takes you away from your business. It counteracts the reason why you chose to hire a VA in the first place. You wanted more time and the flexibility to do other things. You didn’t want to have to add to your job list!
- We understand Kiwi culture. We’re not going to make any embarrassing blunders, make awkward jokes or use inappropriate slang. Instead we’re going to demonstrate high levels of professionalism and workmanship.
Don’t forget that there are three more reasons why hiring local virtual assistants is your best choice. Head over to take a quick read of my article on LinkedIn now. Or if you are ready to get started, get in touch today and we’ll get started tomorrow!