Hiring virtual personal assistant from the Philippines


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Anyone has any experience with this?
Supposedly, for a few hundred dollars a month, you will have someone working for you and handle all the calls, email, administrative task while you focus on the more important things or go on vacation ;)


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No experience here, but I have a book at home that has offshore assistants as one of its topics. IIRC the author tried a bunch of them in India. They worked per hour, and IIRC you just had to be VERY clear in your instructions. Otherwise, they'd work mad hours on something that should really only take an hour tops. Their hourly rate was peanuts though, so the insane overage didn't cost a whole lot. I'll see if I can remember the title while I'm at work, otherwise I'll check and post it tonight.

Sadik B

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Ironic that I am from India and posting this, but well... I think this was mentioned on Shoemoney by one of the guest posts. If I remember correctly he said he had used craigslist to find an assistant for him and gave video instructions to them on exactly what to do.