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Virtual Assistant Outsourcing 101

These days, it is practically a must to have a virtual assistant (VA). If you have never employed an offshore virtual assistant before; here is some useful information that will help you understand the whole process better. 

Trust me; hiring an offshore virtual assistant is not rocket science, as a matter of fact. The process is as simple as 123! All you need to do is to share your requirements with the offshore outsourcing firm; they will then assign a virtual assistant who understands and will be able to deliver results.

Want to set your VA's hours and days? Well, of course you can set the hours and days that will suit your business requirements. A reputable outsourcing company runs round the clock and have clients from all over the world.

When you hire an offshore virtual assistant from the Philippines, you get to enjoy time zone advantage. Because the Philippines is twelve hrs ahead of EST  - when it is 9pm in the Philippines, it is 9 am in New York – you can assign tasks and be sure of getting them done way ahead of your US time. Most of offshore employees work all through the night as well, so they can match your company's operating hours.

Are you a little concerned about signing contracts? Hey do not sweat it. Many reputable offshore outsourcing firms such as 123Employee offer their services on a month to month basis; this means you are not obligated to sign a contract.

A reputable and reliable offshore outsourcing company will be more than happy to provide references. This is because they provide quality service and have a long list of very satisfied customers who will be very happy to share their experience with the outsourcing firm.

"How do I know that my outsourced employee is actually working? " This is perhaps, the most common question that many clients ask me. Hey, no one wants an employee who slacks off and gets paid at the end of the month. Well at 123Employee, your dedicated virtual assistants are effectively managed in house by professional American managers in our Philippines based facilities. A good offshore outsourcing partner have managers and dedicated representatives who know your business front to back and maintain the quality of service that is virtually at par with the services provided in the West, at a much lower rates. When each shift has come to an end, you will be provided with a detailed report documenting what transpired all through the day. Furthermore, you should also have the option of ordering call recording.  With this option, the company will send an email to you containing all the audio files from your VA's calls during work hours.

So you see, the process of hiring a virtual assistant is pretty simple.

Daven Michaels is an award-winning outsourcer and author of the book, ‘Outsource This!’ Daven has been honored more than any other individual or outsourcing organization. You can get more information on outsourcing by visiting http://www.123Employee.com

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