Thursday instead of spending all evening looking at garage sales on Craigslist, I got to take the entire night off while a VA was doing the work for me – all for under $7.00. This past weekend was garage sale days in our area, and I had a Virtual Assistant compile a summary of garage sales in the area, what stuff they were selling, hours open, etc. Not only that, but also wanted to know which houses might have the best stuff. Checking out an areal and street view of each house is a good way to find out. This can be time consuming, but is also pretty easy to instruct an inexpensive VA to do it for you.
Here’s how the project turned out:
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I decided to have a little fun and post a somewhat challenging project involving my Honda Odyssey. Ok, mine doesn’t look as nice as this one, and I don’t look nearly as cool as Mr. Clooney near mine, but that’s beside the point.
My 2006 Honda Odysssey doesn’t have the hardware to support a seatbelt for the 2nd row middle seat as supporting a middle seat would evidently exceed the Gross Vehicle Weight of the vehicle, assuming there were eight 150 pound passengers, due to the already increased weight of the vehicle due to the Navigation and other features. Or something like that. However, the middle seat does fit nicely in, just with no seatbelt.
Hire some VAs to explore possible solutions to installing a seatbelt, providing links and other resources required to have said seatbelt installed.
The Job Post
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The terms “Virtual Assistant”, “Freelancer”, “Outsourced” etc. are rather vague terms, and can mean a wide range of thing to different people. The vast majority of VAs I use are based oversees, and cost between $2-$10/hr. To understand how and why, and how they compare to other types of VAs out there, here is a breakdown of types of VAs commonly referred to as “Virtual Assistants” or “Freelancers”.
The Traditional Domestic VA
Historically, assistants, or personal assistants, performed secretarial work for managers and CEOS etc, so adding the term “virtual” in front of a traditional assistant role indicated someone who did not have to physically reside at the business location. Indeed, there are a number of VAs who still fit this category. [click to continue…]