If you hire another full-time employee, you’ll not only have to pay his salary but also:
• Taxes • Sick days • Holiday leave • Worker’s compensation • Medical/dental benefits
On the other hand, virtual assistants work as independent contractors. This means they handle all their own expenses, including taxes and insurance.
You simply hire them to perform a specific job, pay them for their time, and that is it. Think of all the money you will save that can be better used elsewhere!