How much do you save with outsourcing?

There have been many discussions about the good and the bad of outsourcing. We could join the argument and present our facts but we thought we would do something different. 

In this article, we will look at how much it would cost you to have an in-house employee compared to an outsourced team member. We hope after reading this you will have a firm decision on whether outsourcing is the best practice for your business or not. 

What do the numbers say? 

Research has proven that hiring a full-time employee can cost you 50-100% above the agreed-upon salary. This means that while your chosen salary bracket is set you still have catered to an employee’s expenses, transport, health care and so much more which will amount to a pretty penny over time. 

Outsourcing on the other hand has proven to save businesses up to 71% in expenses. With outsourcing your team member is on a virtual system so they will have most of their expenses catered to in a once-off payment. 

Efficiency and productivity 

Setting up a good working environment is key to making sure your team is efficient and productive. Employing an in-house team member means you have to cater to office costs, infrastructure, hardware, and all the tools they may need while working. 

There is a noticeable difference when it comes to outsourcing. For an agreed fee, companies like ZimWorX will provide a virtual team member with a state of the art workstation. In addition, they provide world-class internet and data security. 

Outsourcing with a business partner like ZimWorX also means you are relieved from constantly monitoring your virtual team member. There is a set system of account managers ( Account Resource Managers or ARMs ) that make sure your team member is working efficiently and is conducting themselves professionally at all times. 

Do you get the same quality of employees? 

Salary rates are always a sore point when hiring an individual. The higher the education and experience the more a candidate feels entitled to a higher wage bracket and benefits. This means finding the right candidate at the right wage bracket for you can be a tall order when hiring. 

With outsourcing, you get limitless access to a qualified and skilled labour force from anywhere in the world.  ZimWorX has located its head office in Harare Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe is known as one of the most literate countries in Africa. This means it is rich in educated human resources for you to choose from. 

Which should you choose and why?

Business needs stability and efficiency. This means you need a person you can rely on to produce quality work on time every time. Whether you are working on a one-time project or need to have support for your team in the long term, we advise you pick a reliable service provider that you can hold accountable. We strongly recommend outsourcing dedicated virtual team members

Get a dedicated virtual assistant today

Many don’t like how time-consuming it is to hire a team member. ZimWorx has made that process simple and fast by limiting it to five simple steps

  1. You submit a job description to ZimWorX.
  2. We review all resumes/CVs & choose the top candidates.
  3. We set up video interviews.
  4. You select the best person for the job.
  5. The hiring process begins.

Every step of the way you are kept in the control of your outsourcing process. Get a virtual team member today from


Dedicated teams make it possible for you to grow your business and get more time. Accomplish more of your personal and business goals when you have a team member that is on call when you need them.

ZimWorX is a leading Texas-based outsourcing company that provides virtual assistants and administrative support for businesses. Moreover, we provide both short and long term virtual outsourcing services customized to suit your business process needs.