Cheap labour abroad is reshaping the North American economy. Why not let it reshape your life? For a few bucks, you can outsource your most boring, time-sucking chores and focus on the stuff that really matters. Like spending time with your family. And watching football.
Get Friday’s India-based virtual assistants can’t bring you coffee or give you a back rub. They can, however, manage your daybook, balance your chequebook and do just about anything else that doesn’t require a physical presence.
Case Study: Mike Nelson, a personal trainer, had his virtual assistant make dinner reservations and purchase concert tickets. Then he threw a curveball: “I had my VA send jokes to my fiancée. The jokes were horrible, but we both got a laugh out of it.”
Cost: $14/hour; $120/10-hour block
India’s leading remote executive assistant agency means you can outsource parts of your job; they’ll do anything from basic web research to creating blogs and e-newsletters.
Case Study: Brian Shillair, who owns a small data storage company, outsourced mind-numbing – but crucial – tasks, like managing his database and customer relation system. Now, he says, “I can focus on playing golf and watching football.”
Cost: From $15/hour
Do My Stuff
Post any task to this eBay-equivalent, and watch as folks from around the world bid to do your dirty work.
Case Study: Rob Watson, a home owner in Toronto, got someone to clean up the dog poop in his backyard. “Best twenty bucks I ever spent,” he says.
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