Another hypocritical article from someone miseducating people in business: 5 Signs It’s Time to Hire an Assstant
If you’re going to hire an assistant, an assistant is an employee (whether they work from home or at a desk next to your office), and you better damn well expect to follow the employment laws that everyone else has to abide by— including paying taxes and not paying under the table.
If you don’t, not only are you a scofflaw, you’re a thief—stealing from those men and women their rightful wages and benefits they are due by law (i.e., Social Security, Medicare, etc.).
If you’re going to hire a professional, on the other hand, they are running a business:
1) They are not your assistants, and
2) They charge PROFESSIONAL fees.
This woman purports to be a champion for women in business—except when it comes to paying them, obviously.
No one in our industry can have a sustainable, profitable business charging a mere $20/hour. Ridiculous!
That’s an employee wage, not the fees that an independent professional charges who has done the proper business math and expects to have a sustainable, profitable business she can actually make a living from.
Someone telling your marketplace to expect those kind of fees is someone who is not in your corner. That’s someone who respects everyone but you as a business owner.
But you see where this comes from right? The term “assistant.”
When people think you are some lowly assistant (no matter how much they deny otherwise), they expect to pay you lowly wages as well.
You’re running a business, not working under the table for cheapskates who want to devalue and take advantage of you. You deserve more than that in your business and life.