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networking, Page 2 Partners Launch Members-only Expert Outsourcing Network

Jodi Diehl of and Angela Parker of, saw a growing need for a high-caliber network of remote professionals. With over 11 years as independent offsite professionals and over five years in leadership roles in a non-profit virtual assistant organization,
these partners knew first-hand the difficulty of locating highly specialized professional outsourcing providers.

Yesterday, the two solved this problem with the launch of
This membership-only expert network is the first of its kind for independent providers in the outsourcing community.


It’s a Matter of Perspective

IVAA increases the power of the individual Virtual Assistant by providing a network of skilled, available talent to serve as a resource, a sounding board, to offer guidance, and to provide a sense of camaraderie in what could be an essentially solitary career pursuit.

The importance of this “hit home” for me a few weeks back when a family friend told me: “I don’t see how you can work like that, never getting away, staying in front of that computer all the time without any human interaction.” He concluded with conviction “I couldn’t stand it, I’m a people person!” He was decidedly serious, but it struck me as funny. It’s been years since I’ve considered my work “solitary.” I’ve not considered it that way since I joined IVAA, as a matter of fact.

Writing on the Road

A lighthearted view on the trials and tribulations of "going mobile" with your computer, your work and your life. Written by a Kentucky Virtual Assistant…

I just "jumped over" into the world of MOBILE computing! I can now work from "virtually" ANYWHERE! I bought my first laptop and cannot believe the freedom of this 3.5-pound wonder. I’ve wanted one for years, but could never justify it. With my life-style and mobile work-style, I finally managed to convince myself that I needed one. It arrived two months ago. It has been in arms-reach since the moment I unpacked it.