Anna Jones

Owner

EXPERIENCE COUNTS


Before starting my practice in 1997, I worked for over 10 years supporting executive level professionals, partners and board members with a heavy concentration in sales and marketing, as well as executive office management and support.

In 1997, I opened up The Virtual Secretary providing virtual administrative assistant services. When I started my business, working virtually was unheard of. Now, it's commonplace to contract out positions and work remotely. I honestly feel that virtual assistants paved the path to understanding how much businesses can save by utilizing remote workers and hiring virtual assistants. After a few years working as a VA, I found my passion in online marketing which led me to open a new business offering web site and graphic design, SEO consulting and other internet marketing services.

The Virtual Link was established in 2000. The Virtual Link offers online internet marketing services, including but not limited to WordPress web sites, graphics, logos, email marketing campaigns, social media consulting and managment and more!

In 2000, I was approached about coaching an individual so she could start her own business. I really enjoyed helping her find her industry and start her business. It led me to open third business for virtual assistant coaching services, The 30 Day VA, to coach and guide others who want to own a VA business.

I became anIVAA Certified Virtual Assistantin 2001. As an IVAA CVA, you have been certified as a highly skilled and ethical Virtual Assistant through IVAA, the most respected Virtual Assistant organization in the industry. I have also held the certification of a Certified Real Estate Assistant (CREA),Certified Real Estate Support Specialist (CRESS) and worked for Allen Hainge of AFHseminars (CyberStars) as a preferred Real Estate Virtual Assistant.

The Virtual Link in the News:

Florida Real Estate's 2007 Real Estate Solutions Guide 
Search Feature - SEO Tips and Tricks Blog
May 2005 Planet Realtor 
Texas Realtor Magazine
Dallas Business Journal 
EpowerNews
EpowerNews
IVAA - Featured VA - Anna


Books

Anna Baron is featured in the book: The Entrepreneurial Parent

The Virtual Link is featured in the book: The Business of Being Virtual


Speaking Engagements:

Making Your Web Debut
Anna Baron - The Virtual Link

Reviews:

"She gave really good instruction on building a website. I've already put into practice some of what she shared."

"Very good; appreciated pros and cons approach."

"I enjoyed all three, but the most valuable to me was probably the "Making Your Web Debut". I'm now forced to start over and correct all of the web page faux pas I was creating in my web design..."

Favorite session: "The Making your Web Debut. I enjoyed hearing her give points and hints on web design and designers. I tell my clients many of the same things she has said and it really solidified my thinking on web design as well."