I asked my remote executive assistant to put together a list of a few posts that discuss working with a remote/virtual assistant. Below are the results:
- The Personal Outsourcing Olympics: Bangalore Butler or American Assistant? – Tim Ferriss
Very appealing but informative article on the latest trend of entrepreneurs – Outsourcing. Having had a positive experience on all the jobs assigned to a virtual assistant, the author invites others to give their comments through this article. For a novice at outsourcing, he has chalked names of reputed companies in this field.
- How to get your virtual assistant to schedule your doctor’s appointments – Ramit Sethi
Should you have problems interacting with your virtual assistant, this article by Ramit, would assist you. It’s a mail to his remote executive assistant to fix an appointment with the dentist. Also, the reader gets suggestions on whom to contact, experience of another entrepreneur, and options to get effective output of outsourcing.
- Myth… Busted! You CAN Have Great Help on the Cheap – Patricia Mayo
Encouraging, one and all, to hire a virtual assistant. Very comprehensive about this technology and how effective and useful can the dealing with a remote executive be for someone with lot of innovative ideas. However, very slyly does mention about the drawback one might have to face.
- Working with a Virtual Assistant – David Phillips
Should you feel uneasy with the whole concept of Outsourcing, this article would put an end to it. Although it’s a personal experience that is narrated, but the basics, benefits and shortcoming of working with a remote executive assistant is well projected.
- Tips for Working with a Virtual Assistant (and Why You Might Want One) – Leo Babauta
The author narrates as to how he seized the opportunity that came by and satisfied his doubts on virtual assistance. The article also explains why, where, what and how aspects of remote executive assistance. Very informative for the reader who is seriously thinking about outsourcing tedious errands.
Christine Buffaloe says
I’m so glad you mentioned virtual assistants. I am a VA and one of the things I stress to my clients is when you are freed from administrative tasks, you can do what you do best and not be mired in daily tasks that hold you back.
Prabhu Tharmarajan says
This is a very helpful link to have a better idea on what VA’s do. I am also a Virtual Assistant and these are the advantages of having a VA.
Virtual assistants work around your schedule to provide you service whenever you need it. Think of them as your ‘on-call’ go to person. No need to hire part time employees and hope you have enough work to keep them busy for the hours they work. With a virtual assistant you only pay for time spent on YOUR project AND work can be done outside normal business hours.