Virtual Assistant Services

Blog Post Cleanup

  • Edit blog posts for clarity, precision, and impact
  • Proofread for typos and other mistakes
  • Assign metadata
  • Compose excerpt for SEO purposes
  • Find and upload featured images
  • Manage post scheduling

Podcast Booking

  • Research potential podcasts and screen them for suitability
  • Draft podcast pitches
  • Facilitate scheduling
  • Collect listen links from various platforms
  • Maintain podcast appearances page on author website

Correspondence Manger

  • Handle non-critical communications to free your day for content creation 
  • Manage details on collaborations and interviews, saving you time
  • Politely decline invitations on your behalf
  • Follow up on conversations without taking away from your time

WordPress Website Management

  • Create pages & posts in WordPress
  • Design post category hierarchy
  • Properly disclose affiliate links
  • Site design with user in mind
  • Insert custom code using HTML block (client must provide code)
  • Integrate with email services

Goal Management

  • Work with you to identify your goals
  • Break large goals down into tasks
  • Organize tasks by quarter and month
  • Identify smaller steps within tasks
  • Track progress (Trello is the preferred program)
  • Adjust goals as your vision changes

Graphics Creation

  • Create graphics using templates in paid tier of Canva
  • Instagram posts & stories
  • Facebook posts & events
  • Hero images
  • Graphic design for printed materials
  • Business cards, book marks, posters, table runners

Event Planning

  • Create and manage to-do lists
  • Schedule staff, performers, volunteers
  • Research venues
  • Develop event program
  • Plan marketing efforts

Library Program Pitching

  • Insider-knowledge from previous career
  • Help with drafting the program pitch and contacting libraries to get you in the door

Collaboration & Partnerships

  • Help you build short-term and long-term partners with people serving the same audience as you
  • Research existing collaboration opportunities
  • Help you design new initiatives to invite others into
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Baby Author Coaching

Totally new to the author gig?

  • Coach you on first steps and early decisions that will lay the foundation for your career
  • Help you avoid common beginner mistakes
  • Equip you with excellent ongoing educational resources
  • Mentoring on how to pick your first book project strategically

Vellum Manuscript Creation

Don’t want an assistant? Just need someone to format your manuscript in Vellum?

I can do that, too! Experienced creating…

  • Lightly-illustrated children’s chapter books
  • Historical picture book (Amazon listing pending)

Client Testimonials

I can’t say enough about Amanda.  She [has a] smile and a ‘can do’ attitude. She is ready with input, workarounds, and a Plan B. She didn’t just give me a fish to eat for a day…she taught me HOW to fish to sustain me for a publishing lifetime!”

Education

  • Novel Marketing podcast, Author Media (ongoing)
  • Sell More Books ShowBryan Cohen (ongoing)
  • Obscure No More, Author Media (ongoing)
  • $0 to $1k/Month in Book Sales, Your First 10,000 Readers (2022)
  • 5-Day Author Ad Profit Challenge, Bryan Cohen (2022)
  • How to Run Author Group Promos, StoryOrigin (2022)
  • Book Launch BlueprintAuthor Media (2021)
  • How to Get Booked as a Podcast Guest, Author Media (2021)
  • Masters of Library & Information Science, Kent State (2016)
  • Christian Writers Guild (2009-2013)
  • English BA, Malone University (2014)

 

VA Experience

  • Katie J. Trent | Christian, homeschool, inspirational, nonfiction (April 2021-December 2021)
  • Susan M. Webb | Nonfiction, historical, children’s (January 2022-ongoing)

 

Book Launch Experience

  • Raising Prayerful Kids: Fun and Easy Activities for Building Lifelong Habits of Prayer by Stephanie Thurling and Sarah Holmstrom (team member)
  • Fruit Full: 100 Family Experiences for Growing in the Fruit of the Spirit by Christie Thomas (team member)
  • Dishing Up Devotions: 36 Faith-Building Activities for Homeschooling Families by Katie J. Trent (team leader)
  • Bertie: The Best Stuttering King by Susan M. Webb (team leader)
  • Collar Cases books 1-3 (my books)

 

My Rate & Critical Info

My rate is $20/hour.

I consider temporary and long-term partnerships. You’ll get maximum value for your money if you are an author serving the Christian community, especially homeschoolers and/or children and teens.

I do not work with erotica material.

“I can’t afford an assistant!”

You might be surprised.

Ask yourself..

How much money am I losing by paying myself to do mundane tasks?

How much could I increase my income if I wrote more books, faster?

Free Your Time & Protect Your Budget

You and I will work together to establish an hourly cap.

(Example: 10 hours/week, 5 hours/month, etc.)

This allows you to decide how much you want to spend on support services each month.

When it comes to paying for an assistant, the question you need to ask yourself is: How much more money could you be making by focusing on the tasks only you can do?

Anyone can clean up your blog posts, pitch podcasts, and manage your inbox.

Only you can write the material you’re meant to write. Hiring an assistant helps free you from ordinary tasks so that you can focus on the ultimate objective: write more.

As an author myself, I know how hard you worked to earn every dime of your money. So I guard your time with the ferver of a Rottweiler! I’ll get as much done as possible within your limit, and I’ll never go over without approval.

You’ll receive timesheet reports from me at the end of each period with a breakdown of how your time was spent. I also send you regular progress reports as I finish tasks.

Availablity

I am looking for a new client who needs 5-8 hours of help per month, starting June 2022.

Schedule a free consultation with me! We can discuss your needs and evaluate if I am a good fit to help you.

Reach me at amanda@jtrumpower.com. Put “Prospective VA Client: Your Name” in the subject line.Or, if you’d like to put yourself on my waitlist, use the button below to fill out the Google form.

Thank you for your interest! It’s an honor to support fellow authors in their writing vision.

All my best,

Amanda

Email

amanda@jtrumpower.com

Phone

(330) 354-5455

Address

1967 East Maple Street

Unit 134

North Canton OH 44720

Time Zone

EST