If you are just starting out as an investor in real estate, and you find yourself running all over the place. You don’t really need a full time or part time employee; just maybe 2 hours a day would help you out a lot. When you tell someone you may only need them for maybe 10 hours a week; they don’t want a job like that as most people are looking for full or part time jobs.
Most business owners are trying not to have to pay employee tax or credit. If you employ someone for more than 25 hours a week, you have to give them some type of insurance, and that will cost you a large sum of money.
If you are trying to avoid all that were mentioned, then you should look into hiring a virtual assistant.
Virtual assistant duties
We can make a list of things that can be of big help to you; this will free up some of your time. We will list just a few down to give you an idea.
Email your old clients to ask them for a referral
- Respond to emails
- Confirm appointments
- Basic bookkeeping
These are only a few; we can go on and on. They are trained before they get put out in the field to assist you. They need to have good English and a high school diploma as well as a good laptop with stable internet.
Salary of a virtual assistant
This just depends on what type of work they are doing for you. If you are in need of a real estate virtual assistant, you will only pay the company for the hours that he or she put in; this is recorded by their login time. Most don’t work any longer than 8 to 10 hours a week. They will have to turn in a time sheet to the company. You will not have to worry about paying the employee.
A few reminders
They are not allowed to ask for any type of favors. They will only handle the work that you want them to do. Because this is in the Philippines, there are a lot of scams going around, so make sure to look up the company and see how long they have been in business. Do not give anyone an account number. Make sure all your transactions go through Pay Pal. This will allow only the trusted institutions to pull any type of funds from your account.