It seems that the one thing we are always short on is time. In this digital age, getting help is sometimes only a click away. If you need help in many of your daily mundane tasks, one option is to hire a Virtual Assistant. This is like having a secretary only they are located in some far away place.
This is a great story written by Farhad Manjoo where he wanted help in some of his daily tasks. He decided to give the Virtual Assistant a try. No, I am not saying that ALL Virtual Assistants are this bad but this is not the only nightmare that I have heard (or read) about.
A Virtual Assistant can be quite helpful but you really need to screen them well AND remember the old adage that you typically get what you pay for.