Dear Gritty VA:
I am very new to the Virtual Assistant business world. I have a question about hiring employees. I am a sole proprieter and would like to hire virtual recruiters, administrative assistants and sales/promotional/marketing staff. What is the best salary structure to offer potential employees? So many people are burned by work-at-home scams, I want to be able to offer a reasonable salary to potential virtual staff without insulting them with minimum wage or hiring them as independent contractors. What do other Virtual Assistant business owners do? CT
Well, I’m not sure why you’re writing the Gritty VA since this column has to do with Virtual Assistants, not employees so I don’t have much to offer you.
What I can tell you is you really need to talk with an accountant. Employers are governed by both federal and state laws. There are a host of obligations you are required to meet and provide when you work with employees so it’s imperative you go to the governing agencies for your information, not other Virtual Assistants. Talking with an accountant will get you started in the right direction.