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Work Smarter With Virtual Assistants

Dec 16, 2011, 13:01 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe Brockmeier)

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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."

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