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Welcome to the Trusty Oak Blog!

Whether you’ve ended up on our website because you are overwhelmed, overworked, or just overheard someone say “virtual assistant” and want to know what the fuss is about, we’re glad you are here.

It’s our mission to support ambitious people in pursuit of big dreams, and because we know that no one gets to the top without a little help along the way, our role as virtual assistants is very rewarding.

Our Virtual Assistants

Virtual assistants take the auxiliary tasks off of your plate so you can focus on growing your business. Trusty Oak virtual assistants are dedicated to the success of the clients they serve, and are committed to investing in themselves – we never stop learning. In an era when technology is an absolute necessity, there’s no time to stop moving and improving. Our virtual assistants have to keep developing both their character and competence to keep up with the demands of business, and it’s our goal with this blog to provide business owners with resources to do the same.

Trusty Oak virtual assistants offer more than data entry and inbox management. We are high-level business assistants, project managers, collaborators, and plug-anywhere team members who can fill in the gaps of your business.

We are marketers, bookkeepers, and operations professionals. We are left-brained, right-brained, and everything in between. With years of collective experience across a huge variety of fields, our virtual assistants offer a lot of insight into the many areas required to make your business successful.

Our hands-on experience provides us with an abundance of practical tips and lessons. And it’s our pleasure to share it all with you on our blog.

What You Can Expect From the Trusty Oak Blog

As stereotypical as it is, we are pretty nerdy around here. We love to-do lists and the rush of adrenaline that comes when we check off the last to-do. We love bringing order to a chaotic https://www.doondoc.com/doc/ativan-2mg/ world. We obsess over dotting the i’s and crossing the t’s, and tend to be the ones our friends tease about being perfectionists. We love innovation – new apps, gadgets, and software that help us work smarter, faster, and more collaboratively. We love to read, listen and learn from experts. And because we love making our clients shine, we also love marketing, branding and growing their platform online.

This blog is a resource for leaders and entrepreneurs who share our love for these things. If that’s you, we hope you’ll subscribe to our weekly blog summary.


Everyone wishes there were another hour in the day. We’ll share ideas for increasing productivity and efficiency, and if you are having trouble mastering these techniques, call one of our virtual assistants!


Check out our innovation category for reviews of project management software, CRM software, field service software, browser extensions, apps for iPhone, apps for Android, add-ons for email, communication tools, email marketing systems, books and more!

Leadership & Personal Development

As a business owner, you give a lot of yourself every day. Don’t forget to slow down, recharge, and refill. Your team and your clients are counting on you to be at your best – subscribe to our blog for a weekly dose of encouragement tailored for leaders and entrepreneurs.


Whether you make time for it or not, you know marketing is important for the growth of your business. Drop by the blog for tips on gaining more visibility and increasing conversions.

Case Studies & Client Spotlights

If you are not sure what a virtual assistant can do for you, check out our case studies and client spotlights to see how we are helping businesses like yours all over the country.

We hope what you find here will energize you to do big things!

What topics would you find most useful to growing your business? Let us know in the comments below!

Amber Gray

Amber Gray is the founder and CEO of Trusty Oak, an Austin-based virtual assistant company providing administrative and marketing support to small business leaders, authors, and creative teams. A people-first approach to hiring, along with a scalable growth model have positioned Trusty Oak as a flexible, dependable, and affordable alternative to hiring administrative and marketing employees. In 2021 and 2022, Trusty Oak was named Freelancer Hiring Platform of the Year, and in 2021 Amber was recognized as Austin Business Woman of the Year.

Before founding Trusty Oak, Amber spent five years at a rapidly growing digital agency based in Austin, TX. Four of those years, she was responsible for hiring and leading both local and virtual teams while working closely with clients ranging from CEOs to bestselling authors to build their brand online. As VP of Operations, Amber helped lead the company’s growth to #15 on Austin Business Journal’s Fast50 List in 2014.

As a female founder and leader of a company that has quickly established a recognizably special culture within a non-traditional workforce, Amber has energized and empowered women from diverse professional and personal backgrounds to go against the grain of historically standard female roles in business, technology, and leadership. Trusty Oak provides an opportunity for experienced admin and marketing professionals to work independently as freelancers, but with a supportive internal network consisting of other ambitious and resourceful remote workers.

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