New Site Offers Comprehensive Resources to Start a Virtual Assistant Business

Gainesville, VA, February 06, 2012 --( Virtual assistants are a cost-effective alternative to full-time in-house support. has launched a new site with a comprehensive collection of documents and tools for starting and growing a successful virtual assistant business.

The demand for virtual business assistants has grown through the difficult economic times of the last few years. With technology, a virtual assistant can provide seamless support for a variety of business functions at less cost. With an entrepreneurial spirit, minimal capital and the right tools, one can start a financially and professionally rewarding virtual assistant business.

Katie Bauer created Her career as a virtual assistant began in early 2008. Since then, she has become a valuable asset deeply integrated into her client’s businesses. She equates much of her success to a professional, positive attitude along with systems and processes that have sustained growth as her business has expanded.

“It has been crucial to the success of my business to stay organized and to be efficient. Once I had systems and processes in place that kept my daily operational and marketing tasks to a minimum, I was able to focus my time on prospects and billable hours. The documents and tools I depend on to run my business need little revision from client to client which saves time and enables me to continue growing my business.”

Katie spent ten years in the corporate world. Her attention to detail and organization skills often made her the “go to” person for documenting departmental tasks and procedures. That experience gave her confidence that the resources she had developed for her business were of high quality and could be essential tools for other virtual assistants as well. launched in April 2011 promoting a comprehensive collection of virtual assistant startup documents.

In May 2010, Katie completed a Social Marketing Specialist Certification through VAClassroom. The program gave her the tools to develop highly sought out competitive skills. Since completing the course, she has developed Social Media Marketing campaigns for her own business and her clients. To maintain a consistent presence for multiple campaigns, she realized she needed new systems and tools for her Social Media Marketing tasks. Over the course of a year, as she improved her knowledge of Social Media Marketing, she developed a series of practical Social Media Management tools effective for every small business. In December 2011, was launched with a unique collection of Social Media Management tools to streamline and organize the overwhelming task of Social Media Marketing. is now the main site where the suite of virtual assistant products developed by Katie Bauer can be found. Currently, hosts virtual assistant startup documents and tools while hosts marketing management resources via both traditional and social media methods.

When asked why she decided to market her own business documentation Katie said, “I understand what it’s like to start a business with a lot of hope and a shoestring budget. The virtual assistant industry is full of like-minded, motivated professionals. My hope is that by offering quality products at an affordable cost, other virtual assistants can achieve similar success and a sense of accomplishment as I have been fortunate enough to experience over the last four years.”

Katie Bauer owns Effective Virtual Assistance, LLC providing administrative and marketing support to small businesses. She also manages, the best place on the web for easy to use and affordable startup and social media management resources for the Virtual Business Assistant. For more on Effective Virtual Assistance, LLC, visit For more on TheVAResource visit

Effective Virtual Assistance
Katie Bauer