Tawyna Sutherland, who is the owner of the VA Networking forum, started her business Mediamage Business Solutions in 1999. She started the business as a means of putting food on the table whilst still having time to spend with her kids. She is now an internet marketing expert. She has ploughed all her knowledge into the Virtual Business Startup System to allow VAs to get their businesses up and running quickly and easily.
It was here that I found out all I know about software that a Virtual Assistant uses. I have devised a software bible which is available as part of my From a PA to a VA course.
About a year into my membership Tawyna decided to introduce a paid membership the VA Insider. She gave all members a low first year rate. I decided to join and was not disappointed.
Tawyna had added a lot of valuable information including forms and tips. Only VA Insiders had access to the RFPs (Request for Proposal). This gave VA Insiders a greater chance of acquiring a VA position.
When I was a member the majority of the RFP’s were from people based in the US. As you know a VA can work with anyone, anywhere in the world but it is surprising how many people want to work with VAs that live close to them!
Saying that I have clients in Bermuda and I worked with an Internet Marketer in Indianapolis!
I found the VAs on this forum to be extremely helpful, supportive and knowledgeable. I had a problem with my website and posted it on the forum. An html expert, who is now a moderator on the forum, checked out my code and told me the solution within 2 hours of me posting the problem.
If you have been or are a member of VA Networking and would like to share your experience please leave a comment below.