Doing Deeds

This from the L.A. Times is fascinating. The author tests out various local and long distance personal assistants. I’ve recently been reading a blog aimed at folks who do virtual assistant jobs, Apple Door Says NO to Bundy Clocks (I confess that a big part of the reason I’m reading it is the name, which is unexplained at the site).

I don’t have the patience or people skills to do something like that, but I have been idly thinking of things I might do to make money. My sister, Maureen, is making her income from ebay. It took a while to become profitable, but she worked her ass off the whole time and now it pays her bills. I’ve been momentarily attracted by the plethora of cell center type jobs that you can do from your computer, but since I’d rather have a white-hot curved metal rod shoved slowly through one eye and out the other and then while I scream my throat raw get gored to death by gene-engineered carnivorous miniature mammoths, that route is out.

The truth is that I don’t want to work from home or own my own business. I want to teach. Substituting is fun, but it doesn’t pay much, and it’s not as personally rewarding as having a class. I need to figure out how to make that happen, but that’s a whole ‘nother post.

LA Times link via BoingBoing


2 Responses

  1. Hi,

    Apple Door Says NO to Bundy Clocks because Apple Door is my name spelled backwards and I hate 9 to 5 jobs, which are symbolized by bundy clocks.

    I hope you’ll still read my blog now that you know the story behind the name. :-)

  2. I promise to keep reading. It’s an interesting area, virtual assistants. I suspect you’re have to be good at managing your client as much as the work.

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