Work Smarter With Virtual Assistants
Dec 16, 2011, 13:01 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Virtual assistants aren't new, but I'm a new convert and I'm
surprised by how many tech folks haven't even considered using
them. Many IT folks reject the idea that they have tasks that they
can pawn off on an 'assistant'--probably because they have the idea
that assistants are for executive types.
"Another objection is cost: Until you look into it, you don't
realize how inexpensive a virtual assistant can be. This is doubly
true when you compare the time you spend doing unskilled tasks
versus your hourly rate. Most of us pay somebody to change our oil,
not because we can't do it, but because the time and effort
involved is not worth it compared to using a service."