Do I need a PA or a boss?
February 5, 2014 9:38 AM Subscribe
I need to pay someone to keep me organized and contact other people for me and sort of, well, bully me into staying on task. But I don't know what sort of person that is. Who am I trying to hire? Details below.
posted by Gee, June! to Work & Money (12 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
Right now, I'm trying to balance a stressful day job with a side career as an author/illustrator (and, of course, my personal life at home with my boyfriend!). Eventually, I plan to leave my day job and transition into the side career full time, but I'm not prepared to make that switch just yet. In the mean time, I can't keep myself organized *at all*. I get requests to do lectures at schools and the occasional interview for small publications and blogs. I have deadlines for books and promotional stuff I have to prepare. It's kind of pathetic because it's not like I'm JK Rowling over here - but I get easily overwhelmed and find myself just sort of shoving these things off to the side until it's too late. That's not good. I need someone to help me stay organized and to occasionally bully me into doing what I need to do. But I don't know what kind of help I need! Is that what a personal assistant does? Is there something like a personal project manager you can hire? I don't even know what to look for. What type of person fits that job description, and how do you find them?