Leverage your Operations and Administrative Expertise! Take Control of your Success and *Finally* Get Paid What you are Worth as the Person Who "Gets Stuff Done."

Put Yourself In Demand as an Online Business Manager and Get Your Pick of the Well-Paying, High-End Clients Who Are Leading Their Markets and Need YOUR Support!

TF-017-164From the desk of: Tina Forsyth, Author of Becoming an Online Business Manager & Founder of The International Association of Online Business Managers

Dear (aspiring) Online Business Manager,

Something unexpected happened after I wrote the book Becoming an Online Business Manager. You see, I wrote the book for you - the aspiring Online Business Manager who wanted to learn about this role and how they could start offering this level of service to their clients. (And a number of you have told me how much you LOVED the book and can't wait to officially start working as an OBM. Music to my ears!)

After Reading the Book a Tidal Wave Of Pent-Up Demand From Business Owners Ready (and sometimes desperate!) to HIRE an Online Business Manager Swept Through My Office.

You see, business owners have been reading the book too or hearing about it from their colleagues. And they are catching onto the idea of what an Online Business Manager can do for them and their business. Once they *get* what it means to have an Online Business Manager on their team, well let's just say that they can't wait to find and hire that person!

 

And so I receive emails like this on a regular basis now:

They are ready to hire NOW and are looking for a trusted professional who is ready to step in and rock this role!  They don't have the time (or the patience) for someone who isn't 100% ready to serve at the highest level. 

Likewise, I have had hundreds of conversations with people just like you who have expressed a strong interest in becoming an Online Business Manager, but you feel that you don't yet have the expertise and confidence to officially step into the role. I'm sure you can see where I'm going here - if you KNOW you are meant to work at this level, with a bit of training and support, you can be confident and ready to work with these business owners that are ready to hire you. Which is exactly why we've created this program specifically for you...

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"I considered myself a pretty high level virtual assistant who consistently makes in the six figure range, but I felt I had hit the ceiling on what I could charge my clients and how I could help them. I knew I could do more for my clients but I wasn't sure what that looked like or how I could get away from the "dollars for hours" grind. My VA practice was in the perfect position to revamp and switch to Online Business Manager mode and I loved the concept of base pay and incentives. The OBM class was amazing--I learned so much from Tina and her fantastic OBM, Tiffany. Certification week really stretched me but I did it (and passed with flying colors). I know I can do anything and move my practice in any direction that I want to. I have all the tools I need to really accelerate growth in my practice, make a bigger impact for my clients and have fun doing it! I highly recommend the Online Business Manager certification course--it changed my life!"

Sharon Broughton
Certified Online Business Manager™

"With the Online Business Manager Training, I discovered the key ingredients I needed in order to share my expertise & value to clients, so that they understood what I was worth and were willing to invest in me. I developed the confidence to let go of clients in order to pursue relationships with business owners I could assist with passion. Now I don't just deliver exceptional results to my clients, I organize their business, I pin-point the process to accomplishing their goals and I analyze the results.

I recommend the Online Business Manager Training and Certification course to anyone who wants to truly work hand-in-hand with successful business owners and are looking for a been there done that guide to show them exactly how to make the transition into playing bigger game with their clients. I could go on and on about the results I have achieved but I'll end there and simply state that this was the very best investment I have ever made in my business.  I have achieved all that I was hoping for with The Online Business Manager Training program and more!"

Raven Howard
Certified Online Business Manager™

The Online Business Manager Training
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A 90 Day Virtual Intensive for Get-It-Done Professionals Who Want to Play at a Higher Level With Their Clients (and Be Paid Well for Doing So)

If you are new to this concept, I'm sure you are wondering what an Online Business Manager is. The official definition of an Online Business Manager (OBM) is:

A virtual based support professional who manages the day-to-day activities of online based businesses, including the management of projects, operations and team members.

However I like to look at the role from a bit of a different angle - what is the purpose of an Online Business Manager beyond ‘what they do’? The role of the OBM boils down to one simple thing:

To free up the business owner so that they can focus their time and energy on the things that only THEY can do in their business.

Most business owners look to hire an Online Business Manager (OBM) when they simply cannot grow their business anymore being the only one in charge. In order for them to take their business to the next level they need to pull themselves out of the day-to-day management activities and focus on growth.

This includes areas such as product development, strategic alliances and big picture business planning, all of which are essential to the growth of a business. Everything else becomes the responsibility of the OBM.

Online Business Managers Collaborate With Amazing Business Owners Who are Doing Work That Matters and Changing Lives – Coaches, Speakers, Authors, Trainers and Transformation Agents

 

Despite the economic challenges we hear about daily on the news, online-based businesses continue to thrive. And there is a really good reason for this, as online-based businesses are uniquely structured to respond quickly to the ever changing needs of the market.

Compared to the more complex and slow-paced structure of the much larger (and often  suffering) companies, this gives online-based businesses a distinct advantage in our current economy. We can quickly implement new tools, strategies and methods of connecting to customers and providing them the value that they desire NOW and are willing to pay for.

What is so great about working as an Online Business Manager?

Before we tell you a bit more about the training, let's take a look at why you may want to consider becoming an Online Business Manager in the first place! The role isn't for everyone, but there certainly are some benefits to playing a bigger game with your clients as an OBM.

We Can Start With:

No Limit on Your Earnings, Ability To Pick Who you Want to Work With and Long-Term Client Relationships are just a few reasons that Certified Online Business Managers never go back after taking the leap

  • Significant Earning Potential - by setting up an incentive based payment structure you blow the roof off of the traditional and limiting 'time for money' model that most VAs and other online support professionals follow.
  • Work with a Select Few Clients - you get to choose to work with a small group of your ideal clients (usually no more than 3) vs. having to juggle the many-client-model that can be so tiring.
  • Establish Yourself as an Expert - when you help your clients create success, you will also be considered an expert in online business systems and your client's niche market... leading to new opportunities such as consulting, mentoring or training.
  • Find New Clients by Word of Mouth - likewise, when you help your client's create success word gets around *very* quickly to the point where you will find yourself having to say 'sorry, my business is full' to the many business owners who will pop up asking for your help.
  • Enjoy Longer Term Client Relationships- the Online Business Manager role is integral to your client's business, and as such it has a very low turnover... which means you will rarely have to look for new clients.
  • Co-creating with your Clients - many Online Business Managers will grow into creating new programs or products with their clients, and ultimately may have the opportunity to become a partner in the business itself.
  • Continuous Learning and Growth - the world of online business is constantly evolving, with new tools, strategies and ideas that seem to pop up every month. Let's just say you will never be bored!

In Other Words, When You Choose To Become An Online Business Manager, You Seize Control Over Your Career, Your Future, Your Lifestyle

 

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Let me introduce you to some of our Certified OBMs...

"I am truly grateful Tina. I have little tears in my eyes as I'm thinking of it, because I'm so relieved someone could answer the questions I didn't even know how to ask. Success is fabulous, but goodness gracious there is a cost.

The information and task overwhelm was huge! I've taking your advice on three things so far: setting time boundaries, creating Wiki documentation, and using her recommended Project Planning software. Just those three are producing peace and organization where previously there was frustration and overwhelm. It has improved internal relationships too, as we all have more clarity and better communication. I'm also working fewer evenings and weekends. And that's using only three things!

There are so many more that I can't wait to implement. Thanks Tina for a FABULOUS training. It was worth every penny. I have a feeling I'll be back to do more."

Suzanne Offner, Certified Online Business Manager™

"For me, working as an OBM is vastly different than working as a VA. I struggled financially for 9 years as a VA and I didn't feel the love and respect from my clients like I do as an OBM.

As a VA, it would take 8-10 clients to maintain a decent monthly revenue and now I have 2 main clients who provide me steadily with more money than I made as a VA. Not only am I playing a bigger role and I'm more invested in my clients' success but they are playing a bigger role with me too. They are fully invested in me too (my personal welfare, my happiness in my role as OBM and they have a long-term "we're in this for the long haul" mindset) so I feel much more secure with 2 clients than I ever did with 8-10 clients.

Becoming certified helped me feel confident and competent in my new role and I don't regret investing the money to become certified."

Karen Croll, Certified Online Business Manager™

"OBM Certification Training changed my business in every respect.


Before certification, I was a struggling VA billing by the hour. My monthly invoices averaged $250 per client. After certification, my monthly retainers now average in the multiple $1000's every month. Certification helped me discover my passion and gave me the confidence to charge what I'm worth."

Michael Stetina, Certified Online Business Manager™

"The program brought all my knowledge from previous training courses together into a complete action guide on how to help grow my clients' businesses most effectively. It also gave me contacts in the industry and tips on how to deal with difficult situations.

Since taking the course, I have made a big leap. Even my husband commented that he noticed this sudden leap in my business that really surprised him. I had been a bit hesitant and overly cautious in the past. The course equipped me with the confidence and knowledge to boldly pursue my goal of stepping up."

Heike Miller, Certified Online Business Manager™

"Before becoming a Certified OBM, I questioned so much about myself such as my skills, my methods, my rates and if I was doing it "right".

I knew I was more than a VA, and I didn't want to be the implementer anymore, yet I wasn't positive I could fully be and work at the OBM level. I also didn't want to do anything that would consume every aspect of my life again, I wanted to be with my family a lot more. I had been missing out on so much at home as I struggled to find and keep up with work at my low VA rate.

Since becoming a Certified OBM, I've gained so much confidence in what I bring to my clients, I continue to grow my leadership skills, and my business, as well as my clients' businesses have soared! Having the certification has also helped with my credibility because people know the level of training Certified OBMs receive is top notch! More importantly, I'm home every day with my family, I attend my kids' activities and school events, and I feel like my business has been built around my life instead of the other way around!

Life is so different for me than it was a year ago!"

Jenn Sebastian, Certified Online Business Manager™

"I would definitely NOT be where I am right now in my business and my career without having gone through the OBM certification course.


If you take the course and implement fully what Tina and Tiffany teach you, you will be so prepared to serve clients at this level. I had always regretted not getting my MBA until after I saw how putting into practice the principles they teach meant that I really did know how to work with clients in their businesses without a high-priced education. Since then, I’ve had MBAs under me who have learned from ME how to run a small business. The training is that practical. I highly recommend the OBM certification training if you think that you are ready to step into this role.

Charla Mahon, Certified Online Business Manager™

"I invested over $25K in online training over the past 2 years from a variety of vendors and have to say this program is the most professional, thoughtful and well put together of them all.  I love how the program exemplifies the principles that we're learning about and is its own case study in the power of solid online business management." 

Chamika Ailapperuma, Certified Online Business Manager™

What exactly will you be learning in this program?
Let's break it down...

The OBM Certification Training is a comprehensive program broken out into 7 distinct modules that have been designed to give you the skills & confidence you need to thrive in this role

Building an Online Business – Models and Marketing

It’s fundamental – you simply cannot play a bigger role in your client’s business if you don’t truly understand what they are building and how. So we lay that foundation in Module 1. During this module on you will learn:Module 1

  • the generosity based platform  that is the standard for most information-based businesses (authors, speakers, coaches, consultants, and other experts)
  • the 7 most popular business models for online businesses
  • an overview of internet marketing strategies, including social media, SEO, email marketing, blogging and much more
  • how others are doing it exactly, with case studies of real  businesses that demonstrate the key strategies

Becoming an OBM – Leadership

In our experience it’s not only about *what* you are doing – it’s also about *how* you do it. The Competencies are the leadership skills of being an Online Business Manager, with a focus on how to be proactive, responsible and truly “own” the role. These competencies are the foundation of all the work you do as an Online Business Manager and can truly make-or-break your success and enjoyment (and how happy your clients are with you!) During this module on you will learn about:
Module 2

  • Leading Yourself – who you are being will always be more important and impacting then what you are doing.  During this session we focus on how you step into the natural leader you were created to be based of your unique strengths and experiences.
  • Leading the Business – often we tell OBM’s you are not here solely to support your client but even more importantly to be an advocate of the business.  What does this look like, well a sneak peak is:  vision, goal setting, communication… etc…
  • Leading the Client – Often as the OBM we are experts in area of business and online business development and have to learn the art of leading our clients in the direction that is best for the business, even if its not the most comfortable place for our clients.

Project Planning and Launch Management

Well if there is a recurring theme in the day and life of an OBM it’s the ability to stay in that place of pro-activity.  How do we do that?  Through planning… plan for what we want, plan for what happens if we don’t get it and plan for everything in between!  Specifically when it comes down to projects and marketing (launch) initiatives… there can not be enough planning when it comes to these elements.Module 3

  1. Project Management – how to setup a simple project management plan that works for YOU and your client, including a comparison of the *many* project management tools available (so you can pick one that fits you best)
  2. Launch Management – find out the EXACT strategies top marketers are using to launch products and services for your clients.  This is an all inclusive training with worksheets, checklists, etc… An effective launch will often determine the success of revenue goals, we intent to ensure you have a clear picture to what that success looks like.  Specific launches we will cover:
    • Simple Launch – this is the most common launch folks do, generally can be planned within 4-6 weeks and works well for any click and buy options.
    • Big Kahuna launch – this launch really fits its name :) Will likely take up to 6 months to plan and prepare for.  It will require multi moving pieces, could be JV/Affiliate, could be multi-speakers, could be a live event… etc…

 Automation and Operations Management

This module is the *meat* of the training, and quite honestly is worth its weight in ‘virtual’ gold! As an OBM you need to know the steps, elements and processes of various projects in order to ensure that they get done quickly and effectively.Module 4

  •  Learn the Top 10 Business Systems and how to implement them into EVERY business you serve.
  • Find out the Top 10 Business Tools needed to build and grow an online business.
  • Get full access to a pre-populated SOP build out in the Teamwork Project Management tool.  This particular tool is worth the investment in this program :)
  • Learn how to use the SOP to readily manage a clients business.
    • Quarterly tasks and initiatives to be focused on
    • Monthly expectations
    • Weekly tasks
    • Daily todo’s
  • Essentially a behind the scenes this is how we get it done peak into business.
  • Checklists, spreadsheets, flowcharts, etc…

Virtual Team Management

Learn the art of building strong sustainable teams WITH virtual contractors… yes, it requires purposeful navigation, but it is doable.  You can build a team of experts and implementers that will not only be loyal but also committed to doing great work with you on the behalf of your clients.

All of the skills in the OBM Certification Training are must haves, but this particular skill will absolutely determine your success and your ability to build a scalable business around your vision :)Module 5

  • “Do I have to have my own team?”  this is one of the most asked questions I get.   The answer is no, but in this module we will cover what it looks like to have your own team and what it looks like to lead your clients team (when you are not the one paying their invoices.)
  • Learn top strategies to working with virtual teams – core strategies will help you successfully build strong relationships with team members that allow you to lead them effectively
  • Dive in even deeper to what being a leader looks like as it pertains to being the type of person a team and team mates will follow.

Building Your OBM Business

Now that you’ve got the skills it’s time to get clients, but of course! As an Online Business Manager it’s essential that you know how to find your ideal clients and the best way to connect with them so that they are chomping at the bit to hire you. During this module on you will learn about:Module 6

  • Your Ideal Client – how to know who is ready (or not ready) to hire an OBM and how to identify your ideal client based on your strengths.
  • Having the (sometimes dreaded) sales conversation – how to talk to potential clients so that they say a resounding “yes!” to hiring you.
  • OBM Compensation Options – it’s not just about being paid hourly, in fact we recommend an incentive-based payment structure that allows you to be paid more as the business grows.
  • Inner Game of Being an OBM – Being an Online Business Manager is not for the faint of heart. You need to have a strong sense of purpose, both for you and your clients, in order to make the role an enjoyable and mutually beneficial experience.
  • Managing Your Business – getting clear on what you want, what you offer and how you want to build your business are essential. As much as you are here to serve your clients, you are ultimately here to build a business that serves you first.

Certification Week

Open exclusively to participants in this Training, you will have the opportunity to participate in the OBM Certification Week and apply to become a Certified Online Business Manager™.Module 7

  • Upon successful completion of the Certification process (as evaluated by our Certification Committee)
  • you will be awarded the credential of Certified Online Business Manager™
  • and join the ranks of select few in our industry. Certification is a process of being able to
    demonstrate, in real-life situations, that you have the knowledge, expertise and fortitude required to excel as an Online Business Manager.
  • During Certification Week you will get the chance to apply everything you’ve been learning by working as an Online Business Manager in a series of business scenarios that we get direct from the business owners themselves. We don’t want to give away too much yet, but rest assured that it will be a challenging, busy and at times crazy week. In the same way that you might decide to train for a marathon, the first 6 modules are your ‘training plan’ so that you are ready to run the big race that is Certification Week.
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"Do I really need to be certified?" 

Really great question, and the answer is of course "it depends".

Certification is certainly not a requirement of working as an Online Business Manager... and in fact there are many excellent people working in this role without need of certification.

However because this is virgin territory, Certification is currently one of the only ways for OBMs and their potential clients to gain confidence in each other.

  • When a client hires a Certified Online Business Manager™,they are confident that the person has the knowledge and expertise required to play this role
  • When an Online Business Manager is connecting with potential new clients they are confident that they have the proper knowledge and expertise at hand (vs. just figuring it out as they go).

Certification allows you to connect faster with new clients and start off in a relationship of mutual trust based on this common knowledge and expertise.

Plus it also shows clients that you are serious about working as an Online Business Manager. The fact that you've made the investment of time and energy to pursue training and certification proves that this isn't something you are just going to "try and see how it goes" - this kind of commitment speaks volumes about your dedication and intention.

I put my name, 8 years of experience delivering OBM services to six and seven figure businesses, right on the line for this thriving industry

 

Some of the things covered in this training may not be new to you - and in fact you may already be quite proficient in some areas! (We expect that you have a certain level of skill/understanding already, or you’ll find this training quite a bit out of your depth.)

What is different in this training is that everything will be taught to you from the perspective of the Online Business Manager. Other training programs are directed to the business owner (how to start and grow your own business), however this is truly the only training that is specifically and purposefully taught from the perspective of being the OBM for these business owners. So the content may be familiar, but the orientation, values and depth will be very different.

This training is not about how to 'be' the business owner, it is about how to 'be' the Online Business Manager who supports other business owners - A subtle but hugely important difference that we teach from our own experience of being an OBM for years.

When you've completed the OBM Training Program you will be effective and confident in a profound new way for your clients:

  • Give them a sigh of relief, knowing that they FINALLY have someone on their team who is taking the day-to-day management off their plate (and believe me, for some business owners this sigh of relief may be a strong gale wind!)
  • Grab the reigns of a project and take it through to completion (including those projects that may have been sitting half-done for months or even years!)
  • Find, hire and manage virtual team members for all aspects of their business, so that they don't have to struggle with this themselves anymore (this is the biggest challenge business owners have)
  • Streamline and simplify the systems and processes in the business, including which tools are the best (and the least expensive!)
  • Give them an accurate report on their business metrics, so that they are able to see what is going on in their business and make informed decisions. (you would be surprised to know how many business owners aren't really aware of this yet!)
  • Implement and manage new revenue streams, taking the business owners ideas and expertise and packaging it to be ready for sale (which is at the heart of any online business)
  • Act on their behalf, making decisions and taking care of the things that shouldn't be on the shoulders of your client (protecting them from the little things so they can focus on the big things)
  • Take care of issues when they arise, everything from conflicts in the team to technology challenges (so that there is minimum interruption to the business activities)
  • Be the calm in the eye of the storm, when things are super busy and it seems like everything is up in the air, you are the one that keeps it all together (the 'glue' that prevents things from falling apart)
  • Drive income, create value, and help build a business that can proudly grow to its full potential

The facts are clear. OBMs are in high demand by high-paying clients and will be snapped up quickly. The only thing uncertain yet is:

 

Are you ready to become an Online Business Manager?

 

We find that people have a pretty strong reaction once they understand what the role of the Online Business Manager is. In fact, this was my goal when writing the book Becoming an Online Business Manager. I wanted people to have a strong feeling of either:

  • "Yes! I would love to become an Online Business Manager, bring it on!"
  • "No Thanks, this isn't for me so i'll pass."

Please take your application to join the OBM Training seriously

If You:

  • have worked as a virtual assistant or other online support professional for at least six months.
  • have read or will commit to reading the book Becoming an Online Business Manager - so you can make sure this role is for you! (You can get a copy here.)
  • have a good working knowledge of the foundational online business systems that clients use, including the shopping cart, autoresponder systems, etc (or are willing to take additional training to learn these systems.)
  • are setup with a home-based office and are committed to the long-term success of your career of an Online Business Manager.
  • are able to dedicate the time necessary to do the entire 90-day intensive training as outlined below

The Online Business Manager Training
& Certification Program


90 Day Virtual Intensive for Get-It-Done Professionals Who Want to Play at a Higher Level With Their Clients (and Be Paid Well for Doing So)

We urge you to join us on this grand adventure...

Online Business Manager Certification Training
90-Day Virtual Intensive

The program is delivered virtually (via online video training), in an intimate and intensive 90-day format, led by Tina Forsyth, Founder of the International Association of Online Business Managers along with Training Manager (and one of the very first Certified OBMs) Tiffany Johnson.

Our goal is to give you everything we possibly can in this 90-day journey, so that you can take your new skills and start using them with clients *right away*. This includes:

  • Instant access to the OBM Training curriculum - our interactive video training is ready when you are, so you can dive in and get started right away!
  • The Online Business Manager Manual, which includes complete notes, worksheets, flowcharts and supplemental materials for all modules.
  • Twice monthly live Q&A calls - hosted by Tina or Tiffany, to give you a place to ask all your questions during the training process.
  • Weekly check-in and direct support from Tiffany during the full 90-days.
  • An invitation to a private OBM Training forum - where you can connect with your fellow trainees and start to build your OBM community (SO important in this journey.)

NOTE: there is no expiry date on the training - you will continue to have access to all sessions for years to come, as we know you'll want to go back and review from time to time.

Plus, a few extra-added goodies (aka bonuses)

1) One year free in the International Association of Online Business Managers - the official home of the Certified Online Business Manager™, offering monthly trainings, resources and access to the OBM community. ($107 annual fee)

2) A premium listing in the exclusive Online Business Manager Directory and RFP System - the only place where we refer business owners who are ready and excited to hire an OBM! "On average I receive 3-4 emails a month of folks wanting to work with me referred from the OBM directory.

3) A copy of the Compensation Conversation: Breaking Free From The Time For Money Trap. This Multimedia Kit includes a 182 page Workbook containing step-by-step Conversation Templates and 6 Audio CDs to help you create incentive-based compensation agreements with your clients - essential for any Online Business Manager! (sells for $297)

4) The ongoing support of your fellow trainees and Online Business Managers. I really can't stress this enough - the other people who participate in this training with you will become your biggest supporters and resources throughout the training and beyond. Within this group there is no question or challenge that will be left unanswered for you (truly priceless).

A reminder of what is taught in the program as detailed above.

During the Intensive Virtual Training we will be covering:

Module 1: Online Business Models and Marketing

Module 2: Become an OBM - Leadership

Module 3: Project Planning and Launch Management

Module 4: Automation and Operations Management

Module 5: Virtual Team Management

Module 6: Building Your OBM Business

And after the training you are exclusively invited to participate in:

Module 7:  Certification Week

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"I learned lots about human behavior, team management, communications,.... during my economics degree and afterwards in my international MBA....lots of theory and tactics...however I had never seen insights so "to the point" and practical as I have with this training!

In my past I was responsible for the organization of the administrative/financial division of large companies and collaborated with other areas, restructuring them from scratch. There were no procedures, no rules, people had been doing the same for the last 20 years and were not considering whether it was the best way or not....the first thing I tried was to create a SOP and define tasks and timelines.....let´s say it was a mess.

While I'm reading the OBM course material I think: "at least someone agrees with what I was saying!!! I wasn't wrong!" . I wish many managers knew this basic things you say, specially the ones related with operations management, automation, team management!!! The world would be so much easier!!!!"

Teresa Campos, Certified Online Business Manager™

"For those that think they have been there, done that, and they know it all, The Online Business Manager Training program challenges your expertise so that you think outside the box. It is a great opportunity to polish your skills."

Lara Nieberding, Certified Online Business Manager™

The 'I Swear On My Laptop' Guarantee

Satisfaction GuaranteedAs a service provider who has been around the block awhile, you'll want to know that my goal is your absolute satisfaction.

If by the end of the 3rd training video (or live session) you decide this program isn't for you, we will cheerfully refund whatever portion (or full amount) of tuition you've paid. I swear on my laptop...

I have a simple wish for you and your business, and it is this:

For you to discover what YOU enjoy most and WHO you serve best - and to build your business around that.

Whether it is as an Online Business Manager or in any of the other virtual support specialties that we have the privilege of choosing from in today's marketplace, we are truly blessed to be able to create our own path to success in the work that we do. Life is too short to have it any other way! (And I'm guessing you didn't get into business for yourself to do stuff that you don't want to do - we could have stayed in our regular day jobs for that! 😉

I for one am thrilled (and quite frankly honored) to be able to support you should you decide that the Online Business Manager is the role for you.

To your success,

Tina Forsyth

Author of Becoming an Online Business Manager: Playing a Bigger Game with your Clients (and Yourself)

Founder of the International Association of Online Business Managers

 

"I was what you'd call a 'healthy skeptic' about taking Tina's OBM Certification training. I'd been a VA for about 8 years and had worked with many wonderful clients and several not-so-wonderful online marketing 'gurus' that had somewhat jaded me to whether the training and 'certification' was REAL or not. So over several years, I ate up all of Tina's FREE and low-cost things I could get my hands on. This helped me learn about her, her integrity, the quality of what she was teaching, etc... It took me finally being sick and tired of spinning my wheels as an UNcertified online business manager to take my business to the next level. Becoming a Certified OBM was the way to go! There HAD to be a better way to do this and I knew who could help me get there!!

I found the course itself to be laid out very efficiently and was easy to use and follow along. The quality of the content far exceeded what I'd expected. Even now, I find myself referring back to the content over and over because I consistently learn something new each time I do. The support of Tiffany and team during and after the training made me feel like they were on my side and wanted my success as much as I did. I was concerned that the 'certificate' would essentially be a piece of paper that was just paid for. BUT, that is not the case. The training gives you all of the necessary information you need to make it through Certification Week...but you definitely EARN your certification and feel such a sense of accomplishment when it's complete.

I've already decreased the number of hours I work by 1/3 and have doubled my income. My main client is on an incentive based payment program with me with a nice sized monthly retainer and revenue sharing. I am open to working with other clients and responding to Requests for Proposals as they come through the OBM website. Being a Certified OBM has exponentially increased my confidence level in my skills.

My advice to those of you thinking about becoming a Certified OBM is to 'Just Do It!' You won't regret it!"

Kimberly Wise
Certified Online Business Manager™

"The program offers you an opportunity to step into a bigger role that is not about you, but is about supporting someone else to grow their business, and at the same time, you will grow yours.  If you are proactive, creative, and willing to lead the way, then this is the course for you.  You will be able to have more control over how you work with your clients, you will have an opportunity to earn more money, you will enhance your skills, you will switch from a “doing” mindset to a “marketing” mindset and best of all, everything you learn you will be able to apply in your own business – It’s a great way to practice your new skills."

Nicole Graham
Certified Online Business Manager™

"Not even in my undergraduate program (with a triple major and double minor) or my MBA program have I ever learned so much useful information as I did in my Online Business Manager training week.  It left my brain on overload (in a good way) and gave me newfound motivation to move both my business and my client's businesses forward in a profound way.  I'm eternally grateful for the boost in skills as well as my confidence levels - it's made an amazing difference in my life and it's only been a week!"

Ericka Pardun
Certified Online Business Manager™

"I was drowning in my VA business - going from task to task, project to project - not having the time to be proactive in helping to grow my client's business. I discovered Tina's Online Business Model, read her book and it was like a light turning on - this was the new way I wanted to serve my clients.

The OBM Certification program was exciting, challenging and business-changing for me. I had to wrap my head around some new concepts which were awkward for me at first. However, the program has helped me to step into this new role with confidence and expertise in my field. Not only do I have happier clients with growing businesses, but I have also increased my bottom line (and have reclaimed my weekends!)."

Deborah Davis
Certified Online Business Manager™

"I've already told several people that it's the best training money I've spent since I became a VA. The classes were informative, in depth, well-presented and far from boring. If someone's been a VA for awhile and is wondering what the next step is, she should look into becoming an OBM; if the definition describes her, then this training is a MUST!"

Debbie Lonergan
Certified Online Business Manager™

"If you are looking to hone your online business skills, get great strategic perspective and tactical tools and resources and if you would like to experience community during the process – sign up now! Your trainers are absolutely top-notch professionals who know their stuff and generously provide their knowledge in an organized, intelligent way that will build your confidence, knowledge and skills. The learning environment they create is safe, productive and well worth the money."

Donna Frindt
Certified Online Business Manager™

"I would love to give you a long and glowing testimonial.....the truth is:

I trained for 4 months from October - January in your OBM Training program

Invested in your 6 month "Get Clients" Mentorship program

Had "Certification Week" in January

Received my Certification logo in February

Got my 1st OBM client in March

Got my 2nd OBM client in April

Traveled to Washington, DC & Banff, AB as an OBM in April & May

Invested in your next 6 month "Leverage" Mentorship program

Got my 3rd OBM client the beginning of June

I'm working on learning my new clients' businesses

Hiring a team to support me

Have local leads that I'm nurturing

...and more clients waiting, in the wings for the fall
...I'm just too darned busy and loving every minute of it!

I want to thank both of you for everything; empowering me to see just how great it can be to work with your "Ideal Client"! The confidence I've gained has been astonishing. I couldn't have done it without you both and I can't imagine wasting the energy trying!! Your team & programs are the best; I'm a huge fan!!"

Camilla Bignell
Certified Online Business Manager™

"The certification program was excellent, by the way. There was much more to the program than I thought there would be, and the supplementary training modules were great.

Even though I've been working online for several years now, there's always something new to learn! I also found the module on incentivized compensation to be incredibly helpful and eye-opening as a new way for me to partner with my clients and let them know that I really do invest myself in their business(es)."

Kasey Traeger

"The OBM Training is packed with great information on everything from how to be an OBM and handle the day-to-day work to the mindset you need to work with business owners and keep them focused.  Tina has a way of presenting the information that keeps you engaged and wanting more.  I was bummed when the week was over.  It was definitely worth the time and money.  One small warning: The training week is intense -- definitely don't try to work your regular job during that week!"

LeAnn Erimli
Certified Online Business Manager™