Do you work from home? Is remote working the new normal for 2021?
For us as virtual assistants, we’ve been working from home since 2004! This makes us experts in the virtual working arena.
So what exactly is remote working? Well it can be pretty much anything.
Here are a few examples of work from home jobs:
- Virtual Assistant
- Receptionist/Switchboard Operator
- On Line Retailer
- Content Management
- Copy Writer
- Order Processor
- Training Coordinator
- Customer Service Representative
- Social Media Manager/Marketer
- Web Designer
- Finance Assistant
- Professional Gamer
- Audio Transcriptionist
- Operations Administrator
- Small Business Owner
- Human Resources Generalist
- Recruitment Advisor
- Office Temp
- Technical Support
- Helpdesk Assistant
And the list goes on…..
Working from home as an employee means your employer determines and controls your working hours, holidays and work load.
As a self employed business owner you have more control over what you do and who you do it for.
So – what is the answer if you are self employed or if you’re a small business who doesn’t have any employees? Is it to employ remote staff?
Well, that’s one solution. But it also means you would have to pay your staff a certain amount each month. That would also include any holiday entitlement.
You would also be responsible for maternity and paternity pay for new parents. Plus any other employer contributions.
A simpler solution would be to invest in the services of another small business owner, such as a virtual assistant, or virtual office services business.
They would be able to carry out any or all of the above tasks and more, without any of the red tape.
So, it may cost a little bit more per hour but you would save on all the other employer costs. Plus you’re not usually tied in as you can normally pay as you go!
And the bonus is, if you’re not happy you can cancel anytime, or change service providers quite easily without any repercussions.
It’s certainly worth thinking about isn’t it?
So, if you want to know more then have a chat with us – just click the chat button bottom right to get started.