When to Choose an Offshore Virtual Assistant Over a Local VA?

Via the Metropolitan Organizing Blog, Tess Strand on offshore outsourcing versus working with a 'local' virtual assistant:

When should a business owner choose an offshore virtual assistant over a local one?

The truth is that any business owner going offshore for virtual support is doing so because of cost alone.

With that said, if a business owner finds an offshore virtual assistant with an excellent command of the English language who delivers not only tasks as requested but can strategize business growth with them and offer expertise in social media or web design, or real estate – whatever the VA’s specialty is – if you find a VA who can offer all of that, consistently, at ‘offshore’ prices then of course it’s a good business decision.

But any business owner basing this investment in their business on price alone is going to get what they pay for. That applies to VAs in... Continue reading our Virtual Assistant Information Blog...

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