I Love Being a
Virtual Assistant Coach!

There is no greater joy for me than helping someone become a virtual assistant. My favorite question is “How do I become a Virtual Assistant?” …get comfortable, I could go on for hours!

 – Anna Jones
   Virtual Assistant Coach

About Your Coach

The owner of The Virtual Secretary and The Virtual Link, Anna Jones opened her Virtual Assistant business in 1997 and has been coaching Virtual Assistants since 1999.

Meet Anna Jones

Hi, my name is Anna Jones and I’ve been a Virtual Assistant since 1997. I have over 20 years experience in this highly competitive industry and I have a lot of information to share with you.

My niche is in internet marketing and I promise to provide you with some great marketing pieces for your business. I’ve been coaching Virtual Assistants since 1999.

There’s no fluff, no frills, just a lot of work to that needs to get done to get your business going.  You can read more about me below, but honestly I’d prefer to quit talking about me and start talking about YOU!

Virtual Assistant Coach Anna Baron Jones - start a virtual assistant business in 30 days


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 sitesgraphicslogosemail marketing campaignssocial 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 an IVAA Certified Virtual Assistant in 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.


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 
IVAA – Featured VA – Anna


Anna Baron is featured in the book: The Entrepreneurial Parent

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


Making Your Web Debut
Anna Baron – The Virtual Link


“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.”