Why Have A Virtual Assistant?

  • Upscale, optimize and manage your business.

  • More time for family, travel and a personal life.

  • Save money.
  • I want to help others reach their business goals.

    You may often hear about acting on your passion. Well, I’m truly passionate about helping others and their businesses! I want to use my developed skill set to not only help others reach their business goals but also help them enhance the quality of their lives.

    Upscale, Optimize And Manage Your Business.

    Having access to someone with a specialized skill set for creativity and productivity may help you finally develop and grow out your business the way you’ve been wanting!

    No longer may you have to feel like you’re doing it all on your own. You may actually have the time to focus on the bigger picture of your business, rather than getting tied down by all the little things that come up!

    More Time For Family, Travel And A Personal Life.

    Imagine all the free time you could have if you could pass off all the tedious adminstration tasks of your business, all the tasks you don’t want to do and all the tasks you’re not even sure how to do!

    I bet a lot of us would love some more free time, whether it be with our friends or families, some time to see more of the world or even just some time alone to ourselves!

    Save Money

    Whether it’s from specialized knowledge, a stronger online presence or productivity, at the end of the day a virtual assistant may help you and your business save money.

    How many of us have worked a part-time or full-time job and experienced ‘down time’? Since a virtual assistant may only charge for work performed, a virtual assistant may be both more efficient and less costly than hiring a part-time or full-time worker.


    – Document Creation And Formatting
    – Scheduling And Calendar Management
    – Inbox Management
    – Proof Reading 
      – Data Collection And Entry
    – Price Comparison And Purchasing
    – Restaurant And Event Reservations
    – Personal Planning (Meal Planning Via Purchased Delivery)
    – Brain Storming And Project Conceptualization
    – Research 


    – Social Media Management
    – Blog Management
    – Content Writing
    – Email Marketing
    – Campaign Management (Kickstart, Indiegogo, etc.)
    – Advertising Campaign Management
    – Search Engine Optimization

    Creative Design

    – Web Design For Computers And Mobile 
    – Graphic Design (Logos, Mascot Design, Flyers, etc.)
    – Illustration
    – 3D Design
    – Animation
    – Videography
    – Video Editing
    – Music Design
    – Photography
    – Game Design
    – Sound Design
    – Creative Writing

    Software / Skills

    – Gmail 
    – Google Apps (a.k.a. GSuite, Google Docs, Drive, Calendar, etc.) 
    – Microsoft Office
    – DropBox
    – PayPal
    – WordPress
    – Skype
    – Adobe Suite (Acrobat Reader, Illustrator, Photoshop, After Effects, etc.)
    – Inkscape
    – GIMP
    – Blender
    – SketchUp
    – Windows, Mac OS, Android
    – and more!


    Professional multimedia for business. 

    In extension to my administration, research and organizational skills, I’ve been a professional multimedia artist for approximately 10+ years! I offer graphic design, illustration, animation, photography, videography, music, game design, creative writing, copywrighting and more! 


    What is it that your business needs? Let’s talk so I may find out how to help you.

    About Me

    I’m Joshua Townsend (the Virtual Assistant Guy)!

    I’ve been freelancing for approximately 10+ years, beginning as a freelance visual artist. For those of you who don’t know, my original intent never had anything to do with working as a business assistant. I just wanted to be an artist… or so I thought! After all, I had already dedicated years of my life to developing my artistic abilities…

    So as an artist looking to support himself, what was I to do? At the time, the idea of being a freelancer really appealed to me, and it’s not that I minded the idea of working in a company, it’s just that everything I came across didn’t seem to fit with me and my values. So what did I do? I created my own business and began searching for clients!

    Well, as you might imagine, beyond being an artist, I needed to develop some business skills as well! I was working for myself now. There was nobody else looking for my clients or telling me what I had to do. So in effort to help myself, I went on a quest to figure out who my market audience was. Who was it that I wanted to work for? Who did I want my business to appeal to? When I looked around, the most exciting and interesting market for me at the time was… other small businesses! I loved the idea of helping those who wanted to build their life with their unique skills and abilities… just like I was trying to do. So I went out and started looking to connect!

    Clients began to come in! New and exciting opportunities began to present themselves in a variety of different ways for me. I was doing it… I was actually creating artwork for small businesses like I wanted!

    As this was happening however, to my surprise, business owners began asking me to help them in other ways, in ways that was outside of artistic skill set (data entry, campaign management and an assortment of other things). I was glad to help. I enjoyed helping them and to be honest, I liked the idea of having more continual work (cashflow) with them. It seemed apparent that it was more about finding ways to help their business than just trying to sell myself as an artist.  

    Well, I already had many skills as an artist and I began developing more skills as a business assistant. Over time my abilities and experience expanded until I seemed quite capable of being a proficient business assistant in a variety of ways. So this year as I write this (2017), it seems like a ‘no-brainer’ to reach out further (via the internet) and offer my services to others in North America and around the world. So here I am, excited at the idea of connecting with new and interesting people who I may be able to help as well! This is a venture I’m very passionate about. I truly have enjoyed helping others in their business and their entrepreneural ventures!

    In my spare time I like hanging out with other people, enjoying the arts or playing video games. I really enjoy spending time with dogs… and occassionally cats! 

    That’s maybe enough about me for now. If you would like to connect, please scroll to the bottom of this page and fill out the contact form!

    Joshua J. Townsend

    Owner, Virtual Assistant Guy 


    Administration Services: $15 / hour
    Marketing Services: $15 / hour
    Multimedia And Creative Design: $30 – $60 / hour or project flat fee.

    Currently Available For Hire

    Part Time (1-20 Hours / Week)

    Availability May Increase After Christmas


    Please fill out the contact form to connect!