Punctual, hardworking and efficient team member
Marion has been assisting the UMF Honey Association for many months and has been incredibly valuable to our organisation.
She has consistently kept the UMF Honey Association’s website working at a very high-standard, and her hard work and diligence has been invaluable.
We would highly recommend Marion to any business looking for a punctual, hardworking and efficient team member who completes their work to the highest standard.
Marketing Communications Manager
UMF® Honey Association
Simplistic and functional - just what I had wanted to achieve
Marion and My Virtual Assistant were referred to me by a family member who had engaged her to build their website.
Upon detailing what I wanted to achieve for my new start up, Marion delivered an end result that was both simplistic and functional – just what I had wanted to achieve.
Even better, it flows perfectly with mobile devices; an area where most of my business is generated from.
I would be happy to recommend her fantastic service to anyone looking for an upgrade or new website – Thanks Marion!
Phoenix Environmental Solutions
Our website was re-created at a cost that was incredibly reasonable
In early 2019 we approached Marion Jackson from My Virtual Assistant with the view to upgrading our website and rebuilding it on a more user-friendly platform.
We had looked through websites that Marion has created for similar type of organisations, and were impressed with the design and functionality of the sites we viewed.
After contacting Marion, we met in person to discuss our needs and whether Marion could deliver our upgrade at reasonable cost. Consequently, we commissioned My Virtual Assistant to proceed.
Our website was re-created within a very short period; onto a platform that is easy to edit, and at a cost that was incredibly reasonable.
I am very pleased to be able to highly recommend both Marion Jackson and My Virtual Assistant to anyone wishing to create or upgrade their website. Our experience has been entirely positive. We can also contact Marion if we need to solve any issues with posting or editing.
Southern Stars Charitable Trust
Ability to troubleshoot and provide solutions
Marion is helpful and quick to get things completed.
I have been most impressed with her ability to troubleshoot and provide solutions.
I would happily recommend her services to anyone.
Blog - 'On Angels Wings'
Modern and fresh, with moving parts!
Marion has done a fabulous job of completely redesigning and modernising my tired boring old web site. It looks great, modern and fresh, with moving parts! I am so pleased with it.
She did everything - making the site, setting it up with the website people, the analytics - all I had to do was provide the text and the photos. And bonus - all done by email.
So easy to work with
Thanks to Marion our website has refreshed into something our prospective clients enjoy browsing through.
Marion was always quick for advice and gave us lots of ideas to improve our website. She is so easy to work with and was also very helpful with any challenges we had along the way.
Our website turned out better than we expected and we are extremely happy with the outcome.
Thanks again Marion for your amazing work!
Sarah and Trevor Lay
Castle European Ltd
MyVA newsletter feedback (and a LinkedIn video tip!)
Congratulations on your 10 year anniversary! That is a huge achievement. Yay for you and much respect.
A few thoughts… and a wee business birthday gift of advice...
I get your newsletter – thank you – as you are very good at regularly sending it out to your list and I can see that you put great work into your EDM’s and that you are very genuine and good at what you do. I have respect for that, too.
Today, I was enticed to watch your video draw – and I would like to praise you and give you a wee gift of my advice. You are wonderful on video. Do more. So likeable, fun and made for video content - I learned more about who you are (got a sense of you as a person and you are super likeable) in a few seconds on video than I felt I had gained through your regular EDM’s. I took greater notice of you. How cool is that!
Now for my advice. I am a LinkedIn specialist (as you may have seen) and LinkedIn native video is LOVED by the algorithm on LinkedIn. I advise you to stop saving your video to You Tube for LinkedIn use and instead upload it directly to the LinkedIn platform. This will garner you many more views. And rinse and repeat. I’d love to see more video from you on LinkedIn.
Enjoy your celebrations.
LinkedIn Specialist and Business Development Expert
Force of Nature
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I received the exact result I wanted
I would like to express my sincere gratitude to you for creating a very feminine, stylish, colourful, elegant and convenient website. It was so pleasing and easy to deal with you!
Thank you for all your support, recommendations, advice and details provided about setting up my website, which was very important to me being at the start-up stage of the business.
I would love to continue working with you in the future and would definitely recommend you to anyone who is looking for a modern and professional website.
I am very happy that I was referred to you at My Virtual Assistant to design my website and I appreciate receiving the exact result I wanted.
Thank you again for your professional excellent work.
Asten Skincare Ltd
You made all our dramas go away so swiftly!
Thank you for helping us to revamp our website. After a long time of looking for someone to help us, you came along and made all our dramas go away so swiftly!
Even though we had a nice looking website, it wasn't performing at its best and that is exactly what you did - you improved it, making it more user-friendly and so easy to navigate, and every single day we receive good feedback from our clients.
We just love those links you added and enabling our clients to book their appointments directly from the website is awesome!!!
We couldn't be happier and would definitely recommend your services and amazing support to anyone.
Keep up the good work!!!
Marcelo & Co hair design
Eden Terrace, Auckland CBD
I started getting enquiries within days of my website going live
I recently had Marion build a website for my business. Marion is organised, efficient and creative, and made the whole process easy - I'm very pleased with the result.
Best of all, I started getting enquires within days of my website going live.
Doig Building & Renovation Ltd
You have saved me so much time
Wonderful - this is perfect! You have saved me so much time on this task which I wasn't looking forward to sorting out.
It is wonderful to be able to call on your services when I need assistance with various administration tasks so I can carry on running my business knowing that you will do a great job. It's great to have this service for businesses like mine which cannot justify a full time assistant, but is available when I need help from time to time.
Thanks again for your hard work.
Marked increase in traffic
Our new website was put together by My Virtual Assistant. We found Marion to be ultimately efficient, processing the information we supplied within 24 hours or less.
Once our website went live we had a marked increase in traffic and ‘cold’ enquiries, plus several compliments on the layout, visual impression, and ease of use of the site.
Acryform Plastics Design & Fabrication
Beach Haven, Auckland
Marion gives ongoing support to her clients
I've been one of Marion's clients for over six years now and I couldn't be happier with her standard of professionalism and the high quality work she has produced.
My Virtual Assistant is value for money and people often comment that my website is both stylish and functional.
Marion gives ongoing support to her clients and that personal touch makes all the difference. Highly recommended.
Writer & Author
More than exceeded our expectations
Burn Support Group would like to acknowledge and thank Marion Jackson from My Virtual Assistant for her prompt, reliable and hassle free service.
Marion has more than exceeded our expectations with the design and presentation of our new website. We welcomed her positive feedback and ideas.
Comments passed back to us from our website visitors have been more than favourable; with the easy, manageable and direct entry to information needed or shared.
Office Administrator/Events Manager
Burns Support Group Charitable Trust Inc
Fresh ideas and professionalism
Marion was very approachable and accommodated my wish list for a website very well.
I wanted a modern, easy on the eye, user friendly website. Marion's fresh ideas and professionalism gave me full confidence that she would get the job done without issues.
The result was a vast improvement from my previously outdated website, and after the website went 'live', I was impressed with how easy changes could be made on my end.
Thanks Marion for a job well done.
Dr Ray Khoo
Howick Health & Medical Centre
Love, love, love my website and so do my clients
If you are looking at getting a website that will truly generate business, then Marion is your contact.
I left all the design/colour/picture choices up to Marion, (and ended up not changing a thing!) I just fed her the information and poof, just like that, my awesome website was born! Love, love, love my website and so do my clients.
No more printing brochures, no more spending hours selling myself and my services, my website does that all and more.
Thank you Marion for you patience and diligence in creating me a master site.
Dawn 2 Dusk
Bucklands Beach, Auckland
Marion's expertise was invaluable
Online presence was an area of our business that we knew we needed to work on but didn’t know where to start.
Marion guided us in the right direction to get us started (with our website) and then efficiently managed the process for us. She was very quick with any changes we requested and was creative in her suggestions for promotional ideas.
A great asset to our team and would highly recommend Marion; her expertise in this area was invaluable.
Sharine Burns, Licensed Real Estate Salesperson
Love my website!
The website is better than I expected and I have had loads of comments of how fabulous it is!
Thank you, Marion - love my website!
Marion seemed to know exactly what we wanted
Barbara and I would just like to thank you for the amazing job you have done on our website.
After months of dealing with another company, we had been left feeling very frustrated and felt we would have been better off doing it ourselves.
After speaking to you, you decided to come into the salon to get a feel for our environment. You then whizzed up this great site for us; you seemed to know exactly what we wanted and captured us perfectly!
We have had great feedback from our clients who have found the site easy to navigate and informative.
Once again thank you so much for making this so stress free for us, we will definitely be recommending you to others in the future.
Katie Howes and Barbara Nicol
Creations Hair Design
Cockle Bay, Auckland
A cost effective website
Thank you for creating such a wonderful website.
You were very easy to deal with and completed the website very efficiently, and on time. You also translated and co-ordinated my little ideas brilliantly.
I will have no hesitation in recommending you to my contacts for a cost effective website.
Thank you for a job well done.
Phoenix Financial Consultants Ltd
Blockhouse Bay, Auckland
Marion was on my wavelength
My existing website really wasn't cutting the mustard, and I needed a site that showcased who I am and what I do.
After talking to a few website designers, I came back to Marion at My Virtual Assistant because I liked the look of a lot of the websites she had already created, and after discussing ideas with her, I felt she was on my wavelength.
When Marion sent through the initial draft for my website, I was very happy with it. There was nothing about it that I wanted to change.
I am more than happy to personally recommend My Virtual Assistant to anyone thinking about getting a new website for their business.
You produced my website speedily and professionally
Thank you for your work on my website. I have no hesitation in recommending you to anyone who needs a website developed for them.
I have never worked on developing a website before, and your guidance was greatly appreciated.
You made the process easy and produced my website speedily and professionally. I am really happy with the final product and look forward to using your services again in the future.
A huge weight off my shoulders
Marion did an AMAZING job on my website!
I started up my business last year in June 2015 and had no idea what to do about setting up a website. I was referred to Marion by a friend, and also the East Auckland Grapevine page on Facebook.
Once I had my first meeting with Marion it was a huge weight off my shoulders; she was professional, friendly and fun to deal with. She put me at ease and went about 'getting it done'. I am so pleased with the end result and it has been just super-easy for me.
If you or anyone you know needs a website set up don’t think twice, just leave it in Marion from My Virtual Assistant's capable hands and relax as all will be done, and to a very high standard.
The Learning Ladder
The project was completed with ease
Just a note to thank you for your support with the development of our website.
Our team had researched a number of vendors and we were so pleased we engaged your services.
From our first meeting to twigging the final detail, the experience was a good one and the processes you have in place ensured the project was completed with ease.
The goal was to provide our clients with a simple introduction to NZPGS, our products, services and people; this was achieved.
Having completed the site in a timely manner ensured we were prepared to enter the market seamlessly and cost effectively.
I will be passing on your details to others in my network looking for a website solution.
New Zealand Pump & Generators
A real human being who cares about her work and clients
Kia ora Koutou! Karen Jones here! I have had two websites made by Marion and am on the cusp of a third.
I really enjoyed working with Marion. She is very direct and professional. She is very clear about what needs doing and what she has done. I like that as it makes it easy to work with her. She is also a good listener and tries hard to think like my clients. I like the personal approach Marion has. Nothing ever seems to be a problem and she is so patient. I love the styles of her websites.
Marion is a real human being who cares about her work and clients. A breath of fresh air! Keep up the great work Marion!
Professionalism, excellent communication and high quality end product
After many years working with a web designer who never replied to our messages or actioned our requests adequately, we were thrilled to have found and worked with Marion from My Virtual Assistant.
From the moment I first messaged Marion she immediately replied, letting me know when we could talk and schedule in time to develop our new website. Her communication has been exemplary throughout the process and her after service follow-up and small amendments we request are updated very promptly.
Marion has ensured the back end of our website is all correctly linked which has significantly increased our web visitor rate and level of enquiry.
I recommend her to any organisation that is looking for professionalism, excellent communication and delivery of high quality end product and welcome you to contact me should you wish to ask any questions about the level of service she provides.
Talented Tots Childcare
Mt Albert & Glen Eden, Auckland
Great job from beginning to end
We are happy with our new website and have had an enquiry off the ute, which came back through the website too!
Marion did a great job from beginning to end. There are such a lot of steps that we were unaware of and Marion showed her expertise in all these areas.
Very happy to recommend her services to anyone wanting a great website.
Handy Andy Property
This was an awesome newsletter – totally inspirational. Well done you! As someone who has known you for a long time now (even though we’ve never met in real life!) I find the buzz behind your newsletters motivational.
Thank you for your persistence in getting my very slack husband’s business online. If you only knew what a bloody miracle that was!
You are a real star.
This feedback was sent in response to My Virtual Assistant newsletter, October 2015.
Our website is over and above my wildest expectations
I have recently had the pleasure of working with Marion Jackson, from My Virtual Assistant, over the past few weeks. My Virtual Assistant was recommended to me on Facebook's Howick Grapevine Page.
I visited Marion's webpage that evening and was thrilled to receive an instant reply. The wheels were in motion and from the idea's, suggestions and guidance that came from My Virtual Assistant that night, I knew I had found a master of her trade.
Marion engineered, designed and pieced together the most outstanding and incredible Company Logo and Website, for our new business. Her work ethics, professionalism and her wealth of knowledge is faultless.
Being afraid of looking at a computer, let alone touching one, Marion has guided me, effortlessly, every step of the way. Her valuable skills and industry know how, have been my company's biggest asset to date.
Our website is over and above my wildest expectations.
My business has started with a bang and I can not thank Marion enough for all her hard work, time, effort and energy.
We are so proud of our website - it's spectacular!
Good luck for the future Marion. I'm forever grateful to you and your company.
Funky Cool Klobber
Very cost effective
Marion's prompt, professional and creative service delivered exactly the results I was looking for.
I had a concept for a logo, in my mind's eye, that I communicated to Marion and she was able to run with the idea and deliver a range of options. Changes were made promptly and we quickly had a result that represents exactly what I was looking for.
Her work was also very cost effective which is a huge bonus in a field where even the simplest projects can be expensive.
I look forward to using My Virtual Assistant again.
When Words Matter
$23,600 raised for Gastro Intestinal Cancer Research
Wow, wow, wow! What an outstanding result and we couldn't have got off the ground without you.
We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the hours of work and loads of emails back and forth.
You are truly a star and we so appreciate all your hard work for the cause.
Christine and Tony Bull
My Virtual Assistant is proud to support 'Raising It For Hilz', a luncheon to raise awareness and support for Gastro Intestinal Cancer Research.
My Virtual Assistant created and updated the website for this event.
Marion is such an amazing onto-it person
I had been looking around for someone to fix up my website and add a shopping trolley, which my site did not have.
Every website designer I rang said, yes we can do it, but you will have to do a new website and get rid of the one that you have now. This will cost you around $3000 to $5000, plus a monthly fee to keep the website updated. I was approached by a web design and SEO company their cost was up to $5000. I did not get sucked into their offers, I am not stupid, and if I was dumb I would have signed up and now been in debt of $5000.
I kept on persevering, asking around and finally I was at the Mt Eden Market selling my skincare and I met a lady that told me about My Virtual Assistant, run by a lady called Marion Jackson who specialises in template websites and more. Well I was so thrilled I rang Marion straight away.
Marion is such an amazing onto-it person; she explained to me what she needed; I sent the information photos, product prices and all the stuff that Marion needed to revamp my website.
The very next day Marion had done all of these things, keeping me informed of what changes were made. Every single bit of information that I sent to Marion was done straight away, there was no mucking around. When I viewed my website to check prices, etc, to my amazement my website was so brilliant! What Marion had done to it was just amazing.
By the way it only took two and a half weeks for Marion to complete everything and the cost was under $1,500! I am a very happy customer. If it had not been for My Virtual Assistant I don’t know what I would have done. I highly recommend Marion Jackson to all of you people out there that are having problems with their websites.
Marion Jackson you’re the best!
Diane's Organic Skincare
Took the stress away from me
If you are looking for a professional website tailored to your company's specifics then look no further than My Virtual Assistant. Marion Jackson is not only professional, she's reliable, honest and fun to work with.
She took the stress away from me, so I could stick with the fun bits - making jewellery! While Marion was creative with my website, I could be creative within my workshop - 'making my workshop dreams become a website reality!'
Sandy Feet Gallery
Cockle Bay, Auckland
Takes such great pride in her work, as if it was her own website
I have toiled away with my websites for years and as a boat designer and builder I wanted to be able to update with regular news and advances. The hope was that if it was easy enough, I could do it myself to get the information I wanted across. What I found was that it was so cumbersome to make changes that I ended up shying away from doing it all. You almost needed a tech degree to sort it out!
I met with Marion and discussed my website, and agreed she would take control of it.
The results have been outstanding. Firstly she provided a platform that is very simple and user friendly, so I can make changes if I wish. But through the process Marion takes such great pride in her work, as if it was her own website, and presents the information in a very professional and clear way, that I have now just left it to her. Her experience and ability to write in a clear and context sensitive way has enhanced my website hugely and is a very big improvement on what I had.
She is very easy to work with and speaks in language you can understand, so it gives you the ability to stay connected and be part of the process as the site is being developed. You are able to understand and follow her through the process, which allows you to be involved as much or as little as you like.
I highly recommend My Virtual Assistant to anyone thinking of setting up a website. No matter how big your company is, Marion will develop you a professional easy to use website, tailored to your business, that you can be proud of and will enhance your business.
Rêvolution Yachts Ltd
Highest possible standard
Marion has been a pleasure to work with. I found Marion via asking for recommendations on the East Auckland Grapevine (on Facebook), and everyone that answered recommended her.
We had an old website which needed upgrading and she has certainly given it a new lease of life. We are delighted with it. She came up with some great ideas and was able to turn our old website into something that looks amazing and easy to get around.
Marion is very easy to work with, punctual with replies and answers to questions, and does everything to the highest possible standard. I would highly recommend her to anyone.
Coral Palms Exclusive Beachfront Resort, Fiji
We were referred to Marion at My Virtual Assistant to design various Power Point presentations for a Trade Show.
With very little notice Marion worked swiftly to put these together for us with fabulous results.
We would highly recommend Marion and will definitely work with her again.
Topcoat Specialist Coatings Limited
East Tamaki, Auckland
The right person to help me
I found Marion from My Virtual Assistant, on a Facebook page. After reading about her work, I felt that she would be the right person to help me, and I was right.
Marion has been thoughtful and intuitive at bringing together my discordant ideas into a cohesive and well thought out website, easy to understand and read, which I am very satisfied with. She also provided an interesting logo, which she incorporated onto my new business card.
Thank you, Marion, for guiding me. I recommend you to all, and especially to those not totally familiar with techonology.
Best wishes for the continuation of your work. I have enjoyed working with you.
Spiritual Life Coach
Prompt timeframe and a very reasonable cost
I was referred to Marion by a large group of people on a local-based page on Facebook. It seems she has quite a following.
I had produced a rather limited tri-fold brochure for my diabetes counselling practice but realised it just wasn't professional enough to be taken seriously in the health sector. Marion produced an incredible version for me, in a very prompt timeframe, at a very reasonable cost, all accompanied by timely, knowledgeable and professional communication.
I can't rate her highly enough.
Specialist Diabetes and Health Counsellor
Marion has been a pleasure to work with. For my 'new look' website, she came up with great ideas and formats that I would never have thought of and she does all of this with great ease. She was able to take my ideas and visions in my head and turn them into something that not only looks amazing, but is functional as well.
Marion is very easy to work with and does everything to the highest possible standard. I would not hesitate to utilise Marion’s skills again and highly recommend her to anyone.
Bowen and Myfascial Release Therapist
Marion really listened to me
I was looking to build a website for my new massage business, so I went and asked around, did the Facebook post to all my friends, and I was referred to Marion by another massage therapist.
Marion has been fantastic. She really listened to me, used what information I could give her and has made me a beautiful website. She used the font I had specifically chosen and the colours I am using for my business. She took what was in my head and put it into digital format :)
I would recommend her to anyone and everyone, she has been very good to me.
Ties in perfectly with my existing brand
I am so happy with the work that Marion Jackson has done for me. She is super organised and so easy to deal with. She took on the design of my website quietly and diligently with almost no direction whatsoever and came up with something I truly love. It is logical, clear, easy to navigate, and ties in perfectly with my existing brand.
Marion also takes care of my social media pages for The Cath Vincent Show and quickly increased my followers in a short space of time.
I can highly recommend her for a fuss-free service.
Television Show Host and Award Winning Speaker
Looks great, is refreshing and it works!
I can highly recommend Marion Jackson from My Virtual Assistant to help create a fabulous website for you and your business. She did mine and I am thrilled with the results, and have gained considerable business traction since it went live.
Marion gets on with the job and is fantastic at creating something that looks great, is refreshing and it works! She is a delight and easy to work with, and I look forward to doing more business projects with her soon.
Lisa Williams PR & Marketing
So pleased with the results
Working with Marion on our website was a dream. She interpreted our needs and wants well and was extremely responsive to the changes we required.
We were so pleased with the results, we are now planning another website with Marion for a different organisation.
Di Paton and Jenny Harper
So much fun to work with
My business involves women in their mature years, so a complicated website is out of the question and it must be user friendly, which is why I have chosen Marion to design my website.
If you're looking to set up a website, Marion is amazing! She currently has my website under construction and she is coming up with some fantastic and very creative ideas, plus she is so much fun to work with.
I thoroughly recommend her service and its money well spent to get a professional who knows her stuff and puts the right ingredients into your website so it works for you. I often struggle trying to navigate around websites so a lot of people miss out on my business because I just give up!
Marion takes all the stress and pressure off me so I can get on with the things I am good at... thank you Marion!
Marion, my words are from the heart...and well deserved. I don't comment where it's not appropriate...but you ARE the best!
Breast Care Essentials
Expertise and valuable guidance
For the last 15 years I have not had to rely on advertising my dressmaking business because recommendations from a number of my clients have helped build up my business. So when we decided to move from the South East to the North East of the UK I had to think about advertising and decided to have a website built.
I had no idea where to start, but there was no need to panic because I got in touch with Marion. Her expertise, valuable guidance and advice made things easy for me, and she has built and launched an amazing website for my business. I am absolutely thrilled and delighted with the result.
Marion is so professional and replied to all of my queries promptly. At this stage, my website has only been up and running for two weeks and it has already started to generate clients.
I am so pleased with the website and I check the Stats every day and did not think I would - it is so exciting to see how many people have looked at it and I have acquired two new clients just this week!
Thank you Marion, you are amazing!
From your very chuffed client!
My Virtual Assistant newsletter feedback
Some feedback: I rarely read newsletters from companies because mostly they are full of useless self promotional stuff, but I have to say that yours is GREAT! (There, I never thought I would say it!). I have an IPAD and am pretty well a technological desert that blooms only enough to get by but it is difficult sometimes. Ta da... some useful tips from you. Thanks!
Marion's experience was evident
Marion worked with us to redesign our website. Her prompt, relevant responses ensured the process went smoothly and her experience was evident in the questions asked of us and subsequent communications. Marion was willing to experiment to get the look and functionality Kite was after.
We are very happy with Marion’s service and pleased to recommend her.
Hastings, New Zealand
Marion is an absolute superstar at being a virtual assistant. Her depth of knowledge and out-of-box ideas add a lot of value to businesses.
I highly recommend Marion for her creativity, being reliable and her excellent work.
She loves what she does and you can absolutely see that in the quality of the job she does for you.
Senior Insurance Adviser
Quick and efficient
I engaged Marion Jackson of My Virtual Assistant to design my website. She effectively converted my ideas into a workable website and has been really quick and efficient whenever I requested changes.
From my experience, I would fully endorse Marion for website design.
D C Grant
High level support
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"Marion is super responsive, very friendly, highly professional, and is one of those people who has clearly worked in high level administrative roles for a long time and has a great sense as to what is needed and expected in this kind of support. She delivers a high quality product, on time, in a manner that is efficient and cost effective. She asks all the right clarifying questions along the way, without being too "needy", and is exactly the kind of high level support that I am used to dealing with in very well resourced organisations, but which I don't always get the pleasure of working with, and certainly can't always find (or afford) to hire when I'm working on my own. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her.
I think that having a VA is a really important step for a business operator, having the right person at hand to help you - someone who is also business savvy and knows what both running a business and doing the substance of their role as a VA is about - is vital to help you perform at your best. I found Marion to really understand this well."
Service Category: Virtual Assistant
Year first hired: 2010 (hired more than once)
Top Qualities: Great Results, Personable, High Integrity
Great eye for detail
Marion has worked with us on a number of projects. She's flexible, responsive and has a great eye for detail.
Marion works with us on producing major documents for use internationally and she has a good eye for look and feel so that outputs are enjoyable for recipients to engage with.
If you don't have a full time PA, Marion works very well remotely, is very professional and delivers!
Growth strategy specialist, Entrepreneur coach,
Management buyout adviser, Facilitator, Presenter and Webinar expert
Updates every step of the way so there are no hidden surprises
Marion is a very communicative and professional person.
What we like about working with Marion is she always updates you every step of the way so there are no hidden surprises. She is also very versatile and open to assisting across a diverse range of tasks.
Marion is trustworthy and operates with high standards and integrity.
Global CV Solutions
Fast, efficient and helpful assistance
You are my right hand woman! Without your fast, efficient and helpful assistance my new venture would not have looked so professional.
From coming up with a great name for my boutique, setting up my website and Facebook page, right through to creating a database, designing flyers and a monthly newsletter - all of which I would not have been able to achieve on my own, but know it’s so important in this computer/social media age, in the development and promotion of my business.
Thank you, Marion.
Great work on our brochures
Thank you for all your great work on our brochures, Marion. They look very smart and we used them at the Show Home over Auckland Anniversary weekend. We are very happy with how they turned out.
Anne and Ross Faulkner
Reliable and proactive
Marion has provided admin and marketing support to me since November 2011 and I find her to be incredibly reliable, proactive and great at communicating with me.
She demonstrates great initiative - I know I can send her something with minimal info and she'll take it and sort it. It's great to have this kind of support in my business!
Thanks Marion - I really appreciate your thorough communication, prompt responses and efficiency.
Coaching | Training | Advisory
Really appreciate your attitude and support
Grateful thanks to Marion Jackson, My Virtual Assistant, for helping me learn the basics of MailChimp ... whew ... it's easy when someone tells you how!!!
Can't thank you enough for your help and support with my new format innerVISIONS e-news. Really appreciate your attitude and support - thank you!
Knowledgeable, trusted and reliable
Marion is the first person I think of when I need help! Thank goodness a friend gave me Marion's name and number.
I am a busy Mum looking after my business, consulting from my home office. I was able to keep on top of my client's business needs, but my own needs were always being put at the bottom of the to do list! I needed a website, marketing materials and to start using some social media. Marion was fantastic in helping me create all of these. Since then, I use Marion on a regular basis for any changes I need to make to marketing and admin type tasks that I just can't get to myself.
I have found that having fantastic help on hand from Marion means my time is better spent looking after my clients, while Marion looks after me! Marion completes all my requests in a very timely manner and to the highest standard. Marion is also very proactive with keeping in touch and offering suggestions for improvements.
I thoroughly recommend Marion as a knowledgeable, trusted and reliable assistant for your business needs.
Jane Foote BCom CA
Wharekaho View Accommodation, Whitianga
Marion is one of the most adaptable, can-do-it people I’ve met.
She is the type of person you want around you in a fast growing environment, where all you know, is there will be a constant of change. This demands having access to the kind of resource that is flexible, self starting and can adapt to any request.
An incredibly adaptable person - she is able to turn her hand to anything and is amazingly flexible about dealing to the time pressures in business.
Marion gets it done without fluster and with a smile. She is a joy to have around.
breakthrough > to fresh thinking that works
planning > personal brands > innovation > GenC
Help and support
Well done for helping us with the TEC day yesterday.
Thank you for your involvement in all the different ways. What an exceptional place to have a meeting, not just because the 'classroom' was perfect (AV, Whiteboard, etc), but because of the GREAT staff that came and saw us, and helped.
And the lunch bags - magic!
We have at least two budding 007 types who brandished their guns for the rest of the day shooting things (lucky the speaker had left!)
Many thanks for your help and support.
Executive Coach and Innovative Visionary
Marion has been amazing to work with. She is extremely knowledgeable and goes out of her way to ensure everything is done to a high standard.
I have had so much positive feedback from the wonderful website Marion has created for my business, that it is overwhelming.
Nothing is stressful when dealing with Marion. She empowers your vision and works fast and efficiently in creating it.
I highly recommend her and will certainly be using her services again.
Ticks all the boxes
There are a few times in one's working life when one comes across someone who ticks all the boxes and then some. Marion is one of these people.
Marion makes the business of doing business much easier and delivers over and above one's expectations. When I was late getting material to her for my website she explained that she couldn't get to it until after Christmas, but then promptly proceeded to complete the whole thing well before Christmas much to my absolute delight. Not only that but she was even happy to make minor adjustments right up to her last day of work before the Christmas break.
Nothing is too much trouble for Marion, she is always cheerful, is readily able to tune into a client's needs and comes up with some excellent ideas. I look forward to a continued working relationship with Marion.
Incidentally - I keep getting terrific feedback about my website - people really like it and the messages that it conveys. So, well done you! You got my website just soooo RIGHT!
Christine Norton MBA
Forget-Me-Not Life Stories
Omokoroa, New Zealand
Gets the job done on time
Marion has excellent attention to detail, knowlege and advice, and is always well versed with the latest ideas and processes. I have always found Marion very efficient in getting the job done on time.
A strength of Marion's is her ability to advise on areas that skirt on the periphery of her core services - something that I greatly appreciate especially when it comes to taste/design - as let's face it, us men don't always shine in that field!
Vodis Automobile Ltd
Fast and accurate
Running a local rental property company means constantly keeping our website updated with the latest available properties, allowing prospective tenants to see what's currently available for rent.
Before I found Marion, I struggled to find the time to regularly maintain our website and sometimes had disappointed clients on the other end of the phone when they discovered a property they had seen on our website had already been rented out.
Marion quickly learned the process of adding and removing property information and photographs onto our website, which she uploads as needed and this can be several times a week. She has been working with me for a full year now and her response to our requests is always fast and accurate, and as a result our website is always current.
I'm very happy with the service I receive and recommend Marion to anyone wanting to keep their website up-to-date.
Elite Property Management
Make your working life easier
Marion Jackson has been updating our websites since 2009 and always does a fabulous job.
The Mountfort Estate Agents - Ray White Eastern group comprises of seven offices, with individual websites for each office. Any changes to one site must be duplicated across the other six. Marion always responds promptly to my requests, and makes the necessary changes quickly, easily and accurately.
Recently our websites changed platforms, which required a complete rebuild within the Ray White template. Marion took on the task with her customary efficiency and quickly learned the necessary programming changes. She made a complicated process look easy.
I would happily recommend Marion to anyone who requires secretarial or website assistance – she will make your working life much easier!
Ray White Eastern Group
Entirely rely on Marion
I am writing this testimonial for Marion Jackson from My Virtual Assistant, and boy-oh-boy is she virtual!
In the busy world of real estate you need to be one step ahead of your fellow agents and with Marion’s help I have a brand new website that I believe gives me another dimension to my business.
When I first decided to develop a new site I did some research into costs and bang for your buck. After talking to Marion she basically persuaded me in a millisecond that she could take over the whole project from end to end.
I had the basic idea of what I wanted from the site and Marion picked those ideas up and ran with them to produce a fantastic addition to my business profile. Not only did Marion produce a superb website she also did this in quick time and extremely seamless, she was virtually inside my head space.
I like to be across things in my business, controlling most aspects of my day-to-day schedule and workflow, not allowing others to take over the development of my website would normally be my thought process. After a very short time frame I realised I could entirely rely on Marion to work through everything with very little affect on my time.
Marion also managed the change of service provider and reduced my website hosting costs.
I would highly recommend Marion if you have any administration needs and I don't think there is anything she can't put her hand to. I am sure I will continue to work alongside Marion in future business.
Thanks again, awesome job, Marion!
Ray White Real Estate
Understanding of our needs
Thank you so much for the wonderful work that you have done for Stoney Grove.
You seemingly effortlessly have linked website, Twitter, Facebook and emails together to make them work much more efficiently, sent out a nice simple and effective newsletter to all of our contacts, added us to all sorts of sites to increase our profile – all of which we could have done for ourselves, eventually, after many hours of research and headaches. It was an absolute pleasure to hand everything over to you knowing that you would take care of it all for us.
Your efficiency and understanding of our needs has been refreshing.
Stoney Grove – Macadamias and Almonds
Nelson, New Zealand
A life saver!
A great service. Not only did Marion deliver on time and offer us quality input into possible improvements to our marketing collateral content, she also picked up spellng and grammatical errors that had already been proof read by three different people - a life saver!
Vesey Creative Design
Always happy to help
Marion was recommended to me by a close friend, to help with the promotional and advertising side of my business.
The best thing I ever did was pick up the phone and ring Marion. She has been so helpful and had a clear understanding of what I needed after only one visit, and within a matter of weeks, I now have a new professional website up and running, as well as monthly newsletters that we are proud to send our clients, all at a fraction of the cost.
I think Marion is absolutely fantastic she has done an amazing job and I love the fact that if I need to change something it's done instantly. If there's ever a problem she's always happy to help. She has made life so much easier and taken the stress and hassle out of advertising my business.
I would be happy to recommend Marion, (I have done so already!), to anyone looking to market their business professionally and quickly. Marion, I can't thank you enough for everything you've done so far, and I look forward to continue working with you in the future.
I'm glad I found you, too!
A fabulous job
A Summer Wrap @ Valley de Sol, on Saturday 19 March 2011, was an enormous success. We are delighted to let you know that we raised $22,000, which will be split evenly between Hospice South Auckland and the Christchurch Earthquake Appeal.
We had a truly enjoyable day. The atmosphere was positively buzzing and it was fabulous to see so many people having a good time. Valley de Sol was bursting with positive energy, enthusiasm and overwhelming support for our two charities.
We sincerely thank you for all the work you did setting up the concert website and managing it. You did a fabulous job and it was very reassuring knowing that the sponsor's names appeared as soon as they had contributed. Your generosity to A Summer Wrap @ Valley de Sol had a big impact on our end result and we are extremely grateful for the professionalism you brought to the concert.
A special thank you for sharing the afternoon with us.
And all the BNI Business Brunch Members
Howick, Auckland, New Zealand
Thank you for your support
Marion, words are hard to describe just how appreciative we all are for the hard work you put into Dad's Order Of Service and other 'Virtual Assistant' duties.
I would also like to personally thank you for the support you have given me over the past few weeks.
Warm thanks on behalf of my family - Kerry, Julie, Susannah and I.
Marion is a whizz!
Thanks to Marion Jackson of My Virtual Assistant, we have made a few changes to our newsletter. She is a whizz and if you want a hand with this sort of thing, she would be delighted to help you out.
New Zealand Showcase
What a great job!
Wow, that was quick! When you said you'd start work on the Geneva Guide this week I certainly hadn't expected to receive it already on Monday! What a great job! This is really excellent, thanks so much. This is exactly what I had in mind, as it makes the Guide much more readable.
The pictures look fabulous and made me smile - you definitely found great ones to reflect the issues discussed in the Guide, and good shots of the accommodation, which will make it more 'real' for the students.
Thanks Marion, this is looking really good!
International Human Rights Lawyer
Don't know how I've ever managed without Marion
I didn't even know what a Virtual Assistant was until a few weeks ago, and now I don't know how I've ever managed without one! Or more specifically, without Marion.
In mere moments and with minimal and scattered instruction, she's streamlined my process and paperwork, set up wonderful communications including newsletters, YouTube links and book trailers, and even designed and put together a whole new website for me.
This is all for a fraction of the money that I've shelled out to other folks who didn't really finish the job, or that I wasted trying to sort it all out for myself.
Marion is a treasure, an absolute find, and I can't recommend her highly enough.
New Zealand & England
I'm so glad I found you
It is with pleasure that I provide Marion with my personal recommendation.
Marion has helped from the beginning of MJ & MJ Trading Limited’s launch. With her amazing skill set she was able to put together all my product catalogues, produce and create my website, organise various mediums to promote my business in local directories and even a wonderful little YouTube presentation.
Marion takes away the hassle and stress that can be created because I don’t have the skills and time to do the parts of business that I don’t enjoy, leaving me the ability to concentrate on the parts that I do enjoy and put my skill set into good use in my business, making it a pleasure to run and a successful small business.
Marion has saved me an immense amount of time, enabling me to focus on the important part of my business - sales creation.
Thanks Marion, for all your help and our continued business relationship. I’m so glad I found you!
MJ & MJ Trading Limited
A breath of fresh air
I have to share with you how fantastic it is having Marion as my Virtual Assistant - she is like a breath of fresh air. She has incredible understanding and insight into what you want. You can give Marion minimal instructions and she understands what you are looking for.
Marion has prepared templates for Abfab Business Results incorporating some really boring stuff and she enhanced this by adding original and thought provoking images. After seeing the completed documents, which were returned well before deadline, I was so impressed I even told Marion her prices were too low!
Abfab Business Results
A real passion
Marion was my Executive Assistant for four years in the ‘real’ world and she's a fantastic assistant.
Marion’s got a real passion for what she does and pays close attention to getting the job done right, first time. She’s saved me a lot of time, is reliable and very efficient.
Now that Marion’s set up her own business, I love the fact that I can call on her whenever I need her, and I know she’ll always do a fantastic job.
EnviroWaste Services Limited
Cost effective and professional service
I would like to thank you very much for the excellent work you did on my PowerPoint presentation, on “How to get Re-enthused in a Recession”.
Firstly, it was just a week’s notice and you delivered before deadline with awesome follow up making sure it was up to my standards and expectations.
Secondly, a very cost effective and professional service.
Finally, loved the creative slides you sourced for the brief I gave you. No questions, no fuss, just terrific service.
Happy to talk to anyone, Marion, if they want a reference to your great service.
Keep up that great virtual assisting!
Paul R Meyer
The Re-enthuser Expert
Keynote Speaker and author of The Naked Career
Auckland NSANZ, New Zealand
Thank you for the profiling work you recently completed for me.
It was nice to be dealt with in such a professional manner and I am very pleased with the end result.
I certainly look forward to calling on your services again in the future.
Residential Sales Agent
Bayleys Real Estate
Kept us informed
Marion at 'My Virtual Assistant' was very friendly and willing to help.
No job was too daunting for Marion. She really looked after us and created great value in the day to day work and strategic online presence.
Marion kept us informed of her progress on the tasks we asked her to do and we recommend her services without hesitation.
Year first hired: 2011
Top Qualities: Personable, good value, on time
Exceeded my expectations
The following is an extract from a reference written by a former employer and refers to my role as Executive Assistant to the Chief Executive Officer:
During the time she worked for me at Excell Corporation, I found Marion to be an extremely competent person who quickly and easily understood both my requirements and the fuller requirements of the role, and undertook them brilliantly. In every aspect of her duties Marion’s performance met and exceeded my expectations.
Marion is an intelligent and intuitive individual who displays excellent motivation and innovation. These skill sets were well used in her wider role with particular emphasis on her duties, assisting me in developing a much stronger brand image for the company. Marion also took the lead in Communications and Media Relations and I feel strongly that our public profile was never better than during her time in that position.
As a result of the above, I have no hesitation in fully endorsing Marion, as I know from direct experience she will bring excellent interpersonal skills, dedication and commitment, as well as a high level of professional delivery.
Chief Executive Officer
Excell Corporation Limited
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