Hi there! I’m glad you’re curious to learn more about your future virtual assistant.
So about me… well I sort of became a virtual assistant by accident (best thing that ever happened so far) and I never looked back. I worked as a registered nurse for 2 years and I loved making my patients’ stay at the hospital a bit more bearable. I was the nurse with the big smile on her face every time I enter the ward or room. I enjoyed every minute of being a nurse. But then life happened. I almost lost 2 family members when I heard a gunshot outside our home. It was all over the news the next day. To make the long story short, I had to find a way to help get my dad the 2nd surgery he needed. Enter the VA world. A family friend introduced me to the world of freelancing and I never even knew the virtual assistant world existed. So why am I telling you this very personal story (which my family and I don’t really talk about often)? You see, I originally come from a profession that cares about people. And caring for a loved one introduced me to this amazing profession, as a virtual assistant. You would want to work with someone who cares about you and your business.
Fast forward to 8 years and here I am, working with amazing entrepreneurs. It has been quite a ride. I made mistakes along the way, learned from them, and reinvented myself. This quote pretty much sums up what I have learned from my journey as a virtual assistant:
I believe that God has put gifts and talents and ability on the inside of every one of us. When you develop that and you believe in yourself and you believe that you’re a person of influence and a person of purpose, I believe you can rise up out of any situation. ~ Joel Osteen
You probably have worked with a virtual assistant already or maybe this is your first time. I’m not the type of virtual assistant who waits for tasks to be delegated to me. You’re already overwhelmed as it is, so my goal is to make sure that I make your life a whole lot easier.
So let’s say you want to launch a book, a training program, telesummit, or just want to start doing videos on YouTube. All you have to do is tell me what you want to launch or do, and I’ll make it happen. Think of me as your fairy godmother. I’ll take care of mapping out what needs to get done, give you a list of what I need from you, and bam! While you’re reading this, you have my promise that I’ll be the best virtual assistant you’ll ever have.
So here goes the professional bio…
Karen Dela Cruz is a certified social media marketing specialist and internet marketing virtual assistant. She is a visionary, problem solver and creative powerhouse working behind the scenes of her amazing clients’ businesses. A former medical-surgical registered nurse by profession, journalist by training, and writer by passion, Karen combines her critical thinking skills and writing skills, and online marketing training to help her clients create an authentic online presence and attract clients by showcasing their expertise through different new media channels.
As the founder and CEO of KD & Co. Virtual Biz Solutions, Karen helps online business owners and service-based solopreneurs such as coaches, authors, speakers, trainers, thought leaders, and consultants, leverage online media to build brand awareness and create buzz about their products and services. When working with clients, she immerses herself into her clients’ businesses, and treats their businesses as if it were her own. She assists clients with administrative support, graphics, virtual event support, product launches, newsletters, content creation and online marketing.
Karen resides in Daytona Beach, Florida with her husband.
Certifications: Social Marketing Specialist, Internet Marketing Virtual Assistant, Online Book Marketing Specialist, Digital Publishing Specialist, Project Management Superstar, Virtual Events Specialist, Social Networking Specialist, Technical Training for Virtual Assistants, Membership Site Management for VAs, Product Launch Training, Social Media Manager Pro Training
Some personal tidbits about Karen: happily married, dog lover, loves the following in no particular order: shoes, milk tea, caramel latte, chocolate, sticky notes, organizers/planners, cooking, making the best crème caramel in the world