About Us

So who makes up this crazy bunch at OnlineBusinessManager.com? Given that we try to do 7 years worth of work in a year (like dog years, hehe) it takes a certain kind of person to be on the team and keep up.

Tina Forsyth
Founder and Driving Force behind it all

Below is my official bio – for the “behind the scenes” scoop on what makes me tick click here to learn more about moi.

get hired as a VATina Forsyth is a leading authority on building virtual teams to help your business thrive. As the author of Becoming an Online Business Manager and founder of the International Association of Online Business Managers she specializes in training & coaching business owners and high-end virtual support professionals on creating revenue streams, operations management and team development to create a strong foundation for a thriving business.

Since 1999 she has helped to build and manage many 6 and 7 figure businesses and knows firsthand how to implement a strong business foundation and the team to support it. Her latest project is the THRIVE Hiring System where she helps entrepreneurs get clear on who they need to hire, where to find them and how to work together to get the right support to help your business thrive.

Her mission is two-fold – to train the best high-level virtual support professionals out there and connect them with the business owners who desperately need their help…

Tiffany Johnson
Online Business Manager, Master Implementer & Right Hand Gal

Grow your online businessTiffany Johnson is a seasoned Online Business Manager who is passionate about supporting Online Business Managers in LIVING their success dream. She excels in team development, systems/process management and project leadership.  As an entrepreneur herself, she understands the challenges and successes of running, maintaining and developing a strong foundational business.  Tiffany believes fully her success lies only in the success of the businesses she serves.

Fondly referred to as the OBM’s OBM [ :-) ], Tiffany is Tina’s right hand gal and is responsible for ensuring that ‘stuff gets done’, balls aren’t dropped, customers are happy and everything is in place to support the growth of Online Business Managers and the business owners who need their help.

Marki Talley
Ezine Wrangler and Tech Wiz

virtual assistant training programMarki is the around tech whiz for the team, taking care of all ezines & websites. She’s had her hands in HTML since the glory days before Dreamweaver, and began her ezine work in 1999 maintaining Thomas Leonard’s daily ezines – which is also where she met Tina!  Having witnessed the cutting edge of both coaching and web business, Marki is convinced this is the perfect time for OBMs to bring their talents to the online business world.


Ashley Newman
Virtual Assistant and Master Administrator

Ashley Newman  is the Manager of the International Association of Online Business Managers – she’s the “face” you’ll see when you become a member. In addition the IAOBM she is our ‘get it done’ gal.. and basically keeps Tiffany out of the hotseat with assisting in the many day to day task of running this THRIVING business!

If you have questions likely it will be Ashley who will respond with answers…


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Lynne Jacob June 17, 2010 at 5:11 pm

Hi, Tina

I’ve just hired a part-time personal assistant who does some type of internet work from her home and she just learned from me about VAs. She’s interested in learning how to become one, and of course I said: “Only by studying, please! Do not just call yourself one!” :-)
So, where would you send her? Do you have a VA training program?

And … how’s Tina? I hope all is going swimmingly well for you. Look forward to reconnecting next month.


Tina Manolitsas August 21, 2010 at 2:37 am

Hi Tina & Team

I’m from Australia and am looking to venture into new areas to generate revenue. I am currently full time employed as a Marketing/Communications & Event Director, enjoy my job however I would like to venture into new things however do not have the time. I had my own marketing consultancy and found it far too much effort for the return.

I would like to develop an online business as this would free up my time and hopefully replace my income.I have just finished reading Tim Ferriss’s book 4hr work week which was full of great information.

Look forward to hearing from you.



Diane December 1, 2010 at 9:46 am

Hi Tina,

A colleague passed your information by my desk, as she believes being a part of your OBM program would be beneficial to the overall growth of our virtual executive firm. I must agree that your program sounds promising. I would like to learn more about your rate structure.

Can you tell me more?


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