Let’s start with the top pros of hiring a Virtual Assistant. VA’s come with their own workstations and equipment. This means that paying their hourly rate is the limit of your expenses. Virtual assistants are motivated to perform so that you give them a good referral or call on them for future work whereas some permanent staff lack motivation. Some cons of hiring a VA is you can’t be sure that he or she is working and not playing video games. And the most obvious con is that the VA is not in the same office as you, which can put a strain on communication and on completing tasks at hand. Overcome this obstacle by scheduling regular catch ups and timeframes for when you are both contactable.