(I’m actually writing this myself for a change. No voice mail transcription for me today!)
I’m happy every time I see that my VA focusses hard on the work I give to him. Today, he has worked 5 hours without a (notable) break.
Without his hard work, which has been going on for over a year now – or has it been 2 years? – the fast progress of ideal-helper and my other outsourced projects would not have been possible.
I’m writing this post for two reasons:
- To say thank you to my virtual assistant.
- To do some writing myself for a change, since I normally use voicemail transcription in most cases to create my content.
- And to make a sort of “positive rant”.
Yes I know, that’s 3 reasons. Bite me. 😛
Perhaps this is just me being unable to focus for that long.
Perhaps it is a difference in culture, with the eastern countries being more disciplined than the sometimes spoiled west.
I really don’t want to make this a personal issue here. All I know is that I am easily distracted and easy to procrastinate.
Why else would I have a section about being productive online on this site 😉
It IS true that I have worked with dozens of different oDesk providers in my time. And it takes a bit of screening, fine-tuning and training to find an assistant as helpful as mine.
Still, this is possible for anyone. And that is one of the main reasons I built this site.
If anyone visits my site (hey there, buddy, be sure to leave a note at the bottom!), reads what I have to share here, and goes and gets himself a dedicated helper as good as mine – then this site has served its purpose.
Unfortunately, many won’t. And you’ll miss out. Because it’s too “weird”. Or not mainstream enough. Or you don’t know yet what to do with a VA.
(Saving tons of time, anyone?!)
But I can’t force you, of course. 😉
And this is not what this post is all about. I just wanted to acknowledge what I saw in today’s Work Diary in oDesk. And that it is by far not the first time I saw this high productivity.
This is not the first time this happened. As my virtual assistant discussed in this recent blog post, I (his employer) should not overestimate his productivity.
I say he is just modest.
So here is a big “thank you” for today’s hard work 🙂