Darren Barefoot wrote an article recently about virtual personal assistants and I thought I should tell you guys about some of the successes and failures with them. And, I’ll give you an awesome treat near the end of this post.
The difference between the good personal assistants and the bad personal assistants has everything to do with promptness.
The best VA’s will be the ones who see your request and have completed it within 24 hours. But, even beyond the timeliness of their responses, the top 1% will take your requests on as if they were their own tasks. For instance, writing letters that have more than just the facts in them. They know who you are and your motivations. I’ve found a few personal assistants who can do that, and they are priceless.
The worst VA’s will be the ones who don’t complete a timely request, get it incorrect, or cost more dollars or emotional expense than doing it yourself. These ones you should be able to see within 1 or 2 tasks. Fire them quickly and move on.
Now, here’s the treat. My personal assistant that I currently have has been so outstanding and quick that I’ve run out of things for her to do. So, she has some spare time, and she’s agreed that it would be ok for me to offer her services to you, my friendly and loyal readers. Obviously, she has a limited amount of time, so I suggest you act on this now if you’re interested in having a personal assistant of your own. She will work virtually if you need, but she lives in the San Diego area, speaks perfect english, and is very prompt. So, she can run local errands as well.
If you’re interested in experiencing what one of the best personal assistants I’ve ever had can do, contact me and I’ll share the info with you. As I said, though, she has a limited amount of time open.
If you know of anyone else who might need a VA/PA, feel free to link your visitors to this post.