Virtual Assistance Helps You Fix What Technology Can't

BANGALORE, June 25, 2015 /CNW/ - With GTD apps to manage your appointments, remind you and manage every facet of your productive time, one would imagine that missed tasks and appointments would be a thing of the past. Apparently, that isn't the case. People still miss doing the really important things that have a profound impact on their life and work, over and over again.


After a chaotic week, the last thing you need is to forget sending money to your mother for her rent or perhaps forget to leave the keys for the cleaner on a Monday. But it happens, nevertheless. How could that be, if reminders were promptly set on multiple devices? Should the person wallow in guilt for overlooking an important task or should technology be blamed for it? The truth of the matter is neither. Fact is that for most people, immediate priorities chronically take precedence over several important ones, leading to unintentional misses.

Nonetheless, such issues can damage your relationships with family, friends and co-workers. Shee Ling, a working professional, who missed sending money to her mother couple of times, realized this and wanted to fix the problem. She believed it would be a lot easier to manage her time, if only she had a dependable source to remind her to get important work done in a timely, organized fashion. Someone, you can't snooze out.

That's when Shee Ling decided to hire a virtual personal assistant (VPA) from 'GetFriday', a leading Virtual Assistance (VA) firm based in Bangalore, India. Her virtual assistant helped her organize her schedule and sent her friendly reminders and periodic calls to run her by the upcoming tasks and events, every single day. The result, not one single task or event was missed.

So all it required was a bit of pushing and motivation to ensure things don't slip. As humans, we all crave for attention and a personal touch. Your personal fitness trainer at the gym helps you train harder by providing personal attention and words of motivation to goad you. Try that with a fitness blog or a fitness app. Would you be just as motivated?

Getting a human VA to remind Shee about important tasks/dates proved to be successful giving her hours of free time everyday. It also brought about a positive change in the way she managed her time.

Much like Shee who outsourced her personal work to GetFriday, Jenny Tse is a client who has been outsourcing business tasks since 2010. As a working professional and author, Jenny had no time to pursue her personal hobbies and interests. She wanted to change that. After signing up with GetFriday, she initially outsourced some personal tasks that included grocery shopping. But pretty soon impressed with the quality of work, she signed on as a client of GetFridayAce, the business support division of GetFriday.

Jenny began outsourcing more and more complex business tasks, some of them critical to her business. From managing her website blogs, creating powerpoint presentations for seminars, creating landing-pages, email-management, reconciling bank-statements for accounting, she has outsourced it all. This partnership based on trust has not only improved her personal productivity but also helped her attain a good work-life balance.

GetFriday has served 13000+ clients in 60 countries, since 2005. Call 1-877-469-8275 to make life better!

About GetFriday

GetFriday is a division of TTK Services Pvt. Ltd. First featured in a life outsourcing experiment by Esquire Editor AJ Jacobs (2005) it became globally popular after featuring in the NYTimes bestseller 'The 4-Hour Workweek" by Timothy Ferriss.

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