Everybody talks about cheap VA’s (virtual assistants) overseas. Including myself, sometimes. But what you’ve got to ask yourself is, is that the best thing for your business?
If you’ve got a VA who’s based in the UK or the USA and they know exactly the software you’re using, and they’ve worked with other clients just like you, it may well be that they can get a lot more done in half an hour, or an hour, than a cheap VA who hasn’t got a clue.
So, if you’re just looking for someone to do things like Word or Excel documents, or do research for you, then, by all means, look overseas.
But if you’re looking for someone who uses quite sophisticated software and who could get your jobs done in a much shorter time, then do think about using an experienced VA closer to home. It’s much more efficient sometimes.