In a home based business, what do you do when you need help? After all, you just can’t do everything. You could hire someone as an employee or you could use a contractor from a Virtual Assistant staffing agency. Unlike hiring someone as an employee, using a contractor means you won’t have to pay them benefits or worry about employment taxes and such. Also you probably don’t have a place to accommodate a permanent employee in your home office. A Virtual Assistant staffing agency will take care of both of these issues because the virtual assistants are probably also working from their home!
An example of a Virtual Assistant staffing agency is Team Double-Click. A big difference between Virtual Assistant staffing agencies and standard staffing agencies (such as Kelly Services) is that the Virtual Assistants are not employees of the company: they are independent business owners working under a contract arrangement with the company. The Virtual Assistant staffing agency pays their contractors and you pay the Virtual Assistant staffing agency.
Virtual agencies make finding help very easy because they eliminate the guesswork of searching online to find contractors. The contractors working for agencies like Team Double-Click are already pre-qualified. When you go through a site such as Elance or Get a Freelancer, you must do the work of weeding through the prospective Virtual Assistants yourself. Furthermore, virtual agencies will attempt to fit each client with an virtual assistant who will likely be a good match. In addition to just qualifications, they will look at things such as personality type, work style, and hours of availability.
So if you need help with something like Accounting, Bookkeeping, Marketing or any number of other things – try a Virtual Agency to fill that need.