The artice enumerates five ways in which a virtual assistant can assist a podcaster. I think we're all pretty familiar with the virtual assistant idea from a 'typical' corporate setup whereby some service answers your voicemail, email, and what not. Leesa proposes that there's a job market for a virtual assistant specializing in podcasters.
The list has merit and I agree that there are a lot of things in that list that I, as a podcaster, don't like doing at all. I'd love to farm that stuff out. I'm a little confused as to why Leesa thinks that
As I write this I'm considering the fact that my weekly show takes about 2 hours to research and prep for, about 45 minutes to record, and another 2-3 hours to edit and encode (I make an MP3 and an OGG Vorbis file). If I could cut out even the 2-3 hours post production (and possibly some of the prep and reasarch) that would make the show that much more enjoyable.
Now paying for someone to do that is a totally different story.