In light of the recent rise in popularity of virtual assistants, we thought that our readers would find a listing of virtual assistance providers to be useful. Executive Secretarial Services This company provides expert virtual assistance in paralegal matters, freelance office management and secretarial services. Kim Hughes and Company Kim Hughes and Company gives expert advice and assistance in real estate. They specialize in assisting real estate professionals attain their goals. Loose Ends Loose Ends is a VA company that provides a wide variety of services, a few of which are graphic design services, project management services and blog support services. Business … [Read more...] about Virtual Assistance Companies
Reader Question: Why isn’t my assistant saving me time?
I just got a personal assistant, but they aren't saving me any time. What am I doing wrong? Several people have asked me about this. There are many different issues that could be involved, but I see a lot of people who hire an assistant and then can't think of what they wanted them to do. Either that, or it turns out their original ideas are all things that really can't be handed off to someone else. Here are some of the things I have had assistants do for me. Some of these tasks can be done virtually, but many of them require physical presence. I'm leaving out most of the things my assistant helps me do for clients and trying to primarily give you some ideas of how your assistant … [Read more...] about Reader Question: Why isn’t my assistant saving me time?
I briefly spoke with Suvidh from TasksEveryday about their virtual assistant services. A full time VA from them runs $1116.20 per month. For a MBA, the cost is just under $3,000 per month. They were featured in a short piece on CNN and the video is on the front page of their site. … [Read more...] about Tasks Everyday
Virtual vs. Inperson Assistants
It is hard to beat having someone you can send to the store with your grocery list or wait in line for you at city hall. Maybe I just lucked out, but my non-virtual assistant is really cutting down on the amount of running around I have to do. … [Read more...] about Virtual vs. Inperson Assistants
Non-Virtual Assistant Story
Jed has a post about using a non-virtual assistant to facilitate going to a show in Chicago. … [Read more...] about Non-Virtual Assistant Story
Controversy over Virtual Assistants
My posts on virtual assistants generated more controversy than anything else I've written and got me called an ignorant coward. Check out the comments and add your opinions. … [Read more...] about Controversy over Virtual Assistants
Offending the Entire VA Industry
Let me start off by saying that this is a long post, but I wanted to share the story of my experience interacting with virtual assistants other than India over one of my previous posts. If you are an easily offended virtual assistant, you might want to skip this. If you think you might ever want to use a virtual assistant, read on. Ok, so I haven't offended the entire industry--just a subset of the people on the Virtual Assistant International Group. My Ultimate Guide to Virtual Assistants generated a lot of input from virtual assistants. Most of them were telling me that I could get much higher quality help if I was willing to pay more money. The idea that paying someone four times as … [Read more...] about Offending the Entire VA Industry