Tired of waiting on hold – outsource your waiting to India

It’s not just for Fortune 500 companies, you can use a company like Brickwork and pay someone $4/hr to sit on hold for you. From the website:

Remote Executive Assistant

  • Do you spend more time on routine administrative tasks instead of important business issues?
  • Are you suffering from information overload?
  • Are you finding less time to devote to your personal interests?
  • Are you up against a deadline and need help with research on your project?
  • Do you have an interesting idea but need help in creating a business plan?
  • Do you need assistance for extensive internet research and database creation?
  • Do you want to create/improve your website which gets you more customers?

Tasks they do:

  • Formatting/beautifying any MS office files like word, excel, PowerPoint
  • Quick mail mergers and sending mass mails in your name; Email & fax blast
  • Internet search or any other sources that you provide them access to
  • Designing customized greetings cards and sending them on your behalf
  • Fine tuning your logo, business cards and other stationary including converting image to vector
  • Data processing like data entry, OCR conversion; creating the PowerPoint presentation from the handwritten data;
  • Updation, normalization & standardization of database;
  • photo edits; b/w to color
  • Shopping
    assistance like comparison of models & prices, listing of shops
    within a specific area with address, phone number & route map

Has anyone tried this?

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