In the beginning….

As you might be able to tell from the title, this blog is dedicated to Virtual Assistants and Remote Offices.

This first entry is about the creation of GetFriday. Let’s set the scene:

It was the summer of 2005. Your Man In India (GetFriday’s sister service) had been around since 2000, providing services in India and carrying out physical tasks in India for non-resident Indians across the world.

They were approached by AJ Jacobs, an editor-at-large for Esquire. He had just finished reading The World is Flat, and had an interesting idea: Can individuals outsource their personal tasks across the world. YMI took up the challenge and launched a brief pilot. You can read Jacob’s article here.

GetFriday was officially launched in August of 2005, dedicated to providing outsourcing solutions for small businesses and busy individuals across the world.

A simple story launching a simple but incredibly powerful service. Stay tuned to this blog to see the things that GetFriday is capable of.

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