Here at Trusty Oak, we have a special place in our hearts for authors (who are often also speakers) because we love learning and we believe reading is a critical element to an entrepreneur's professional development. Of course, we also love working with authors, and there are several ways virtual assistants can help them with their personal brand and book promotion. Read on for eight ways to use virtual assistants for authors and speakers and estimated costs.
What a time to be alive: as technology advances, we're all hurtling at lightning speed toward a new economy and a new way of working. The eight-hour workday seems to be going the way of the dinosaur while desktop computers are becoming a scarce sight. A tell-tale sign of this shift is the continued growth of the contract worker sector—the freelancer who works in the so-called "gig economy," often offering services and expertise from home. Intuit predicts that by 2020, 40% of the U.S. workforce will be made up of freelancers.