When it comes to hiring virtual assistants, there are three main paths you can take: hiring them and training them yourself, turning to a company that will get you what you need, or getting the aid of a specialized and dedicated outsourcing company.
Each of these options has its own set of pros and cons, so it’s important to understand what each entails before making a decision that’s best for your business management plan.
So, I figured that we should go over each path and discuss the pros and cons of each one, help you make an informed decision, and all that.
Door #1 Doing It Yourself
The first option on the table for us today would be hiring the VAs yourself.
If you’re someone who likes to be in control of every aspect of your business, then hiring and training your own virtual assistant may be the best option for you.
With this method, you’ll have complete control over who you hire, what they do, and how they do it.
The cons? Well, it’s important to note that this option can be quite time-consuming and may not be the best use of your time. If you’re not careful, it can also lead to a lot of frustration on your part.
Not to mention that if the person you invested so much in ended up leaving or quitting, you’ll have to fully repeat the hiring process & the training, which over time will end up being super taxing to your time & your resources. Hardly sounds like the optimal option, doesn’t it?
Door #2 Pass It On To Someone Else
Hiring a company to source virtual assistants for you is another option to consider.
This is great because it can save you a lot of time and hassle. Though you’ll have less control over who is hired and what they do, which can be a bit of a deal-breaker.
Another downside to this option is that it can be more expensive than hiring and training your own virtual assistant. It too has many variables, and all that risk could end up costing you a lot instead of being remotely rewarding.
Feels like a half measure, right? Let’s take a peek behind door number 3, shall we?
Door #3 Specialized Assistance
There’s like a billion saying at least all around the world for assigning a job to the experts instead of risking messing it up.
The easiest thing you can do is get the aid of a specialized and dedicated outsourcing company.
This option can be very beneficial as these companies typically have a large pool of qualified candidates to choose from. They also usually have a rigorous screening process to ensure that only the best candidates are hired.
However, the downside to this option is that it can be more expensive than the other two options. What if someone leaves? Are you going to need to pay for a new VA? It could be a problem as it can take time for them to get you someone new to fill the position.
But, out of all the options you have available this is by far the least taxing in terms of resources you put in and the time you spend on training or familiarizing these new hires with your organization and system.
So, which option is right for you?
Ultimately, the decision comes down to your needs and preferences. If you want complete control over who is hired and what they do, then hiring and training your own virtual assistant may be the best option for you. If you’re looking to save time and money, then hiring a company to source virtual assistants for you may be the better option.
Though to be honest, using either of those options might not be worth the risk. It doesn’t sound like a wise investment given how often things can go wrong.
Doing loads of work in training and seeking out candidates yourself is time-consuming and resource-intensive because if they end up leaving, you have to repeat it again.
Even with the best turnover rates, that’s not the best thing for any business to deal with, especially for startups.
While having another company do all the sourcing for you does seem like a nice idea, in theory, there are still too many variables, and while they can bring you someone, again all the training will be done by you, getting them accustomed to your business’s inner workings and organization.
You’re still sinking a lot of resources in a bet with too many variables, not a good trade.
Maybe door number 3 can save us though, if you want the aid of a specialized and dedicated outsourcing company, then that may be the best option for you. Not only are they thorough with the hiring but they make sure you get a perfect fit for your business.
And while you may be concerned about the extra cost you may end up paying if you enlisted the aid of a dedicated company, it’s not always for nothing.
Especially if they offer a free forever guarantee to replace any VA that ends up leaving AND can even offer you compensation for any inconvenience that may happen.
Sounds too good to be true? Well, it is true. Because that’s what we’re offering.
It is a big commitment, but it’s worth it to get your business the help it deserves, business management is no joke after all, and the easier you can make it the better.
If however, you’d like to explore the option of getting some help a little bit more, how about you schedule a discovery call with us?
Let me try and help you figure out how to best help your business. What have you got to lose? Or better yet, think of all there is for you to gain.