Virtual Assistants Can Order Your Shopping For You
Imagine this: Widespread Virtual Assistance Means You Never Have to Wash Up Again …
Virtual assistants let you get shot of any job you don’t want to do. There are digital ones, robots and now companies who do your shopping for you.
We have become accustomed to call centres, payrolls and data analysis being outsourced overseas to save on labour costs. But now this concept has become widely available to individuals too.
One company is based in India. GetFriday in Bangalore will assign you a virtual assistant (VA) who may be quite young but will be qualified in all sorts of skills from computers to research, from economics to psychology. TasksEveryDay will do the same and even search out and apply for employment for you!
Their VAs will keep you in touch by emails (or any other digital channel you want) and are available on demand to do the sort of things that may weary you and use a lot of your valuable time.
In the case of freelance writer Katie Glass telling the story to the Sunday Times magazine earlier this year, even researching and writing can be done by VAs. They will find and set up interviews with people for you. They will draft and edit. They will help you set up your own business.
Of course, these particular ones can’t wash up for you. But they can get somebody local in to do it (or babysit, clean, service your car) and order your shopping to be delivered. They can organise your diary for you so you don’t miss events or forget anniversaries.
Glass mentioned the website Fiverr where 1.8m people ‘from all over the world outsource their skills’. Its headline says, ‘what people will do for $5.’