#54: Tactical Tuesday: Increase your Productivity and Output with an Executive or Virtual Assistant


Jason A. Duprat, MBA, CRNA

Jason A. Duprat, MBA, CRNA

November 26, 2019

Jason A. Duprat, Entrepreneur, Healthcare Practitioner and Host of the Healthcare Entrepreneur Academy Podcast shares his advice regarding executive assistants and virtual assistants. He clarifies the differences between the two roles, how you should source either role and how both can help you amp up your business productivity and output.


Episode Highlights:

  • Jason explains the difference between an executive assistant (EA) and a virtual assistant (VA).  
  • VAs handle tasks that are more tactical versus strategic. Tasks are repetitive in nature and don’t take too much time away from revenue-generating initiatives. 
  • VAs are less expensive to hire than executive assistants.  
  • Jason elaborates on the types of jobs a VA would do for a business.   
  • Consider offering a competitive salary to secure a good EA.  
  • Jason highlights the types of tasks you should pass off to an EA.   
  • VAs and EAs increase productivity and output. 
  • Should your VA or EA be local or remote? 
  • How do you go about posting a job for a VA or EA for your business?  
  • Jason shares a few online tools for sharing passwords, posting jobs and automating the interview process.  


3 Key Points:

  1. VAs are more focused on repetitive tasks that don’t necessarily require a higher strategic level of expertise and can be hired at about $7 or $8 an hour.   
  2. You can pay an EA anywhere from $13 an hour, all the way up to $30, $40 or $50 an hour depending on where they’re located – either in the US or internationally.  
  3. You can source a quality EA online in the US, Europe, the Middle East, India and Pakistan. Make sure to test their English language skills via a phone call or video chat.  


Tweetable Quotes:

  • “A VA tends to do more tasks that don’t require a lot of thought processes. It’s very tasky. So, maybe like transferring data into spreadsheets or uploading a spreadsheet to your email hosting software.” – Jason Duprat
  • “64% of Phillipinos speak English, and really good English. So, that’s a place to hire somebody online who works remotely, speaks English, and doesn’t cost a fortune.” – Jason Duprat
  • “An executive assistant essentially is going to take tasks off your plate. They’re sort of a replica of you. They’re going to learn how you’d respond to something and they’re going to be able to use high-level thinking.” – Jason Duprat


Resources Mentioned:


#HealthcareEntrepreneurAcademy #HealthcareBoss #healthcare #entrepreneurship #entrepreneur #virtualassistant #executiveassistant #startup #bizstrategy

Jason A. Duprat, MBA, CRNA

Jason A. Duprat, MBA, CRNA


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