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Increase Productivity with these Web Tools

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Fast Company had an article about the unknown gems lying in cyber space. Here they are:

Myna:  recording, editing and mixing audio

Pixlr:  Photo editing – like Photoshop

Zamzar: Convert files from one format to another quickly

lmo.im: Your chats in one place- Skype, GTalk, AIM, MSN and Facebook

SlideRocket: Creating Powerpoint- like presentations

CopyPasteCharacter: Copy and paste those hard to type characters such as  (©) and (®)

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Save Time using Virtual Assistants

In the book, ‘The 4 hour Workweek’ by Tim Ferriss,  it explains how to create and maintain the life you want while still making a decent living. One of the points he made is to hire a virtual assistant. I know, sounds crazy but he made some interesting points. These assistants are located overseas so they’re cheap. Once they are trained, they will do everything from ordering your mother flowers to inputing products onto Amazon. There’s an assistant for everyone- some are more expensive than others while others will charge in 5 minute increments. Ferriss made a great point: Why waste your time doing meaningless work that will cost you pennies to outsource, when you can be working on the bigger projects that will make and create more room for more money.

Here’s a list of assistants given in the book:

  1. cvac.ca
  2. elance.com
  3. Guru.com
  4. TryaAkSunday.com
  5. b2kcorp.com
  6. TaskEveryday.com
  7. YourManInIndia.com

eLance came highly recommend but check them all out and see which one works for you.

If you have any recommendations, let us know.