The Trusty Oak Blog

Trusty Oak By the Numbers: Celebrating 6 Years in Business

It’s one thing to simply connect entrepreneurs with freelancers. That’s the basics of what we do here at Trusty Oak, and have been doing now for six years. But our… Read more »

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How to Hire a Virtual Assistant: Your Guide to Outsourcing and Delegating Virtually

For many entrepreneurs, getting help is a tall order. Hiring someone to take on part of your workload can feel like an impossible task, especially when you consider the cost,… Read more »

Trusty Oak Named “Freelancer Hiring Platform of the Year” in 2021 RemoteTech Breakthrough Awards Program

Annual Awards Program Recognizes Innovation in the Global Remote Technology Industry. 

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Amber Gray Named Austin Business Woman of the Year

I am absolutely beside myself and happy to share that I was named Austin Business Woman of the Year 2021! I am so grateful to all of you that nominated… Read more »

Virtual Assistant: Not Just a Side Hustle, a Dream Gig

This time last year, I was preparing for what I believed to be the opportunity of a lifetime. I had a signed contract, and I would be journeying across the… Read more »

Why Brand Identity and Consistency is Essential for Your Business

When I start working with clients as a graphic designer and marketing VA at Trusty Oak, one of the first questions I ask during a kick-off call is “do you… Read more »

Virtual Assistants Help Small Businesses Scale: 7 Reasons to Hire a VA

As a business owner, it goes without saying that your time is extremely precious. We all know that there are only so many hours in a day and you don’t… Read more »

What Are Virtual Assistant Jobs Like? An Interview with Jamie Williams, VA

Wondering what it’s like to be a virtual assistant or are you simply curious about what VAs can do for your business? Find out in this recent interview with our… Read more »

Amber Gray

How Women-Led, Values-Based Companies are Transforming Remote Work

When I started my virtual assistant business in 2015, the remote-work revolution was in its early stages. I was looking for something more and dreaming of a business supporting ambitious… Read more »

Four Creative Virtual Fundraising Event Ideas for 2021

Ditch the boring online gala this year and plan a virtual fundraiser that your nonprofit’s donors will never forget! A virtual fundraiser should be an experience people can be part… Read more »

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Five Ways AI Can Help Small Businesses (Beyond Smart CRMs)

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been creatively integrated in hundreds of affordable tools that can help small business owners reach new heights in 2021.  

This Coaching Software Helps Us Work Better Remotely

When I started working remotely as a virtual assistant, I’ll admit I wasn’t an instant success. 

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