A few years ago, I started using a virtual assistant. And dear god, I made every mistake in the book: I tried to save a few bucks by using international assistants (I paid between $2/hour and $10/hour), but I ended up wasting tons of time explaining exactly what I wanted. Then I switched to American assistants and got better results, but some were flaky, and sometimes I didn’t know how to use their skills.
Finally, I cracked the code.
I’ve now developed a “playbook” I use with my assistant, who is based in Florida. She anticipates what I want — for example, when I travel somewhere and land, I open my phone and my entire itinerary is there, including turn-by-turn directions, confirmation codes, and special notes about people I’ll meet. She also corrects my weak spots (e.g., not just reminding me to buy gifts for someone, but giving me 3 options along with a recommendation, so I can just reply and say “Yes”).
Working with a skilled virtual assistant — and using a SYSTEMATIC APPROACH to save time — has been one of the best investments I’ve ever made. I save over 30 hours every week, and I can spend time doing the things I love instead of booking travel and doing online research.
And now I want to hook you up.
As a thank-you for reading “I Will Teach You To Be Rich,” I’m offering one reader an entire year’s worth of virtual assistant services — free. No catch. I’ll even train them myself. And I’ll spend 30 minutes on the phone with you sharing the best ways to use your assistant’s skills.
If you don’t have hours of work per week to assign them, don’t worry. You can use them “on demand” whenever something comes up — through all of 2012.
All I ask is that you send me a few updates throughout the year telling me how it’s going.
This contest is free and you have a pretty good chance to win, so I hope you give yourself a chance to make next year the most productive year of your life.
Click to enter to win a year of virtual assistant services — free: