Remote Worker or VA, Which is The Best Fit For You?
One of the best ways to grow a business is to have a supportive team behind it. As Henry Ford once said: “If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself,” teamwork has the extraordinary ability to increase productivity, job satisfaction, and the overall performance of a company.
If you are a business owner who is looking to establish a team but are not sure what to pick between a remote worker or a VA, this blog post is for you!
What is a Remote Worker?
A remote worker is a specialized person in a certain area, those areas might include finances, marketing, legal advisors, etc. These workers operate under a flexible working arrangement that allows them to work outside of an office. Their contracts may be established as temporary or permanent, part-time or full-time.
Hiring a Remote Worker
The process of hiring a remote worker can be different if you have always hired on-site workers in the past. You can hire a remote worker privately, that is, through freelance directory platforms like Fiverr and Upwork or through agencies such as There is Talent.
Keep in mind that with a freelancer directory platform, you have to dedicate yourself to the selection of the ideal person for the position. One of the important and sometimes ignored details is that you can’t always find the expected quality of work.
Benefits Remote Worker
One of the greatest benefits of remote workers is that there is no training involved. The remote worker you’ll be hiring often counts with a university diploma that certifies their experience and knowledge in specific fields.
What is a VA?
A virtual assistant is a person that provides all kinds of administrative services to a client. They also operate off-site, they are characterized by being intelligent, tech-savvy individuals that can be trained in all areas of expertise. Virtual assistants may count on some years of experience in different administrative or office tasks, nonetheless, there is a growing demand for VAs that are skilled in marketing, social media, blog post writing, graphic design, etc.
Hiring a Virtual Assistant
Businesses of all sizes are hiring VAs to reduce costs and increase productivity. In the last few years, there has been a growing demand for Latino VAs since U.S business owners have noticed their strong work ethic. Also, the currency exchange is a benefit for many entrepreneurs since they can save anywhere from 40%-75% on expenses compared to hiring a VA based in the U.S
Virtual assistants also have a fully equipped workstation, high-speed internet services, and common software programs for which the contractor does not have to make an investment.
Benefits of a VA
The contractor has the flexibility to hire the VA just for the specific service they need. This allows businesses of all sizes to free up valuable time that can be invested in growing the business. Outsourcing tasks is one of the best decisions you can make for a company, space is necessary to grow and a remote worker or a virtual assistant gives you just that.
Which is The Best Fit For You?
Outsourcing tasks is the best investment a company can make, so you’ll be making a great decision either with a VA or a remote worker. Both types of services will allow you to free up time so you can focus on core strategies, like increasing sales and growing your businesses.
If you need help with very specific tasks and don’t count on the time to train an employee, your best option is a remote worker (keep in mind remote workers can be more costly due to their experience).
But, if you need someone who is a fast learner, and tech-savvy, and training is not an issue for you, hiring a virtual assistant can get you the same results.
Where to Hire a VA or a Remote Worker?
There are primarily two ways to hire a remote worker or a VA; one is through freelancer platforms and the other is through outsourcing agencies such as There is Talent.
In general, freelancer platforms offer you a direct deal and to be in control of the whole hiring process; however, it is a process that tends to be very time-consuming. It could take months until you find the right fit.
If you use an outsourcing company like There is Talent, you can find the right match without any hassle. At There is Talent we have monthly plans where we offer you support and follow-up as well as a backup, we work with the best Latino virtual assistants and remote workers located in Colombia. We are certain they can be an amazing asset to your business.
Book a strategic call with our director Claudia and start enjoying the benefits of outsourcing tasks to our talented staff!