Buying Time, LLC is a woman-owned business based in California. Our mission is to provide virtual solutions to support business owners and entrepreneurs by creating a partnership with a skilled and diverse team to give them back their time.
Our Committment To Our Clients
- Communicate Often and Effectively
- Listen First and Ask Questions Later
- Be Honest
- Be Accountable
- Provide Guidance and Support
- Be Forward Thinking
- Be Solution Minded
- Overcome Obstacles Through Innovation
- Integrate With Your Organization’s Value System
- Build a Mutually Professional and Courteous Environment
- To Grow With You
- Seamless Interaction With Your Clients
Our Awesome Team
Before starting my own virtual assistant service business, Buying Time, I spent 22 years in the corporate world working for companies like North American Logistics and UPS Supply Chain. During my time with UPS as National Vendor Manager, I had the highest performing center, while being the youngest and only female manager amongst my peers.
I built a culture that created the largest percentage of promotions from my direct hires. And I also worked with all the centers to create over $2.7 million in annual payroll savings from efficiency and productivity analysis and single-handedly led the implementation of those improvements across all the US locations.
My experiences in the corporate arena, as well as my Infusionsoft and Six Sigma certifications, translate directly to helping entrepreneurs and small business owners understand the value of time management and setting up systems to do the work for them.
In addition to helping businesses with expert implementation and virtual administration jobs, I’m also a regular speaker and workshop facilitator. Through fun, informative sessions, I help business owners learn how to let go of all the day-to-day tasks that either don’t suit them or waste their time. They are suddenly free to work “on” their businesses, not “in” their businesses. Once they begin working this way, many experience significant growth in revenues as well as improved company morale.
Julz has a working knowledge of online marketing and a clear understanding of the major marketing channels. Her working experience in social media is extensive, she can generate, edit, publish, and share daily content on social platforms. As a Level 2 V.A., Julz can provide email marketing support, customer service tasks, and much more.
She possesses a positive attitude, can focus on several areas at the same time and has exceptional organizational skills with great attention to detail. Julz has been with Buying Time for over 5 years now and lives in Southern California while supporting our clients all over the country.
Julie McElroy is an independent entrepreneur who works as a virtual assistant to clients throughout the United States. She provides administrative, creative, and technical services. Her clients deliver their request and project instructions by phone, email, and instant message.
Her administrative services include customer service, data entry, bill processing, social media updating, email and campaign blasts. In addition, Julie has expertise in the following online apps/services: Infusionsoft, Lead Pages, One Shopping Cart, WordPress, Payment Gateways, Merchant Services, Evernote, Asana, Webex, Click Meeting, Go to Webinar, and more. She excels in communicating with her clients to fulfill their business needs effectively and keeping them organized and on track.
Stephanie previously worked as an Operations Manager for a consumer reporting agency and is new to the virtual assistant field. Throughout her work experience, she has worked closely with clients to ensure a great customer experience.
Born and raised in Southern California, Stephanie now lives in Texas with her husband. She enjoys watching good movies, reading good books, enjoying the great outdoors, travel, and, most importantly, couch cuddles with her dog, Hank.
Astrid has worked as an office manager and on independent film sets. She is excited to have the opportunity to now work with people all around the U.S. in the virtual assistant field. Her favorite tasks are editing films and audio clips for clients’ social media and podcasts.
Outside of work, Astrid loves learning new tricks in Adobe, going on hikes with her dog, spending time with her family, filming small projects, and writing.
Carrie graduated with a BA in Fashion Design from AIU-London and has since turned her design skills to the world of graphics. Carrie was a freelance designer for various clients before moving into a role at a global corporation as Graphic Designer and Marketing Specialist for 6 years.
Carrie’s role at Buying Time is to design graphics that help promote our client’s businesses. This includes event collateral, logo design, website design, social media images and more. Carrie prides herself in creating every unique project to fit each one-of-a-kind client that we have.
Jessica has previously worked in office assistant roles that have required her to problem solve and provide knowledgeable feedback, take leadership roles and consistently provide excellent customer service. She has enjoyed getting to know customers, understanding their needs, and being able to execute day to day tasks on a small or large scale. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family and gardening. She is a South Bay Native and loves spending time outside and coaching volleyball in her spare time.
Tamara is the primary Web Designer and Junior Web Developer at Buying Time. She specializes in WordPress websites and is comfortable working with a variety of themes and page builders including Elementor, Divi, and WP Bakery. Tamara manages several Squarespace, Wix, and Shopify websites as well, and is currently taking several additional coding classes. She has always maintained client-facing roles and has a strong preference for working for family-owned companies or small businesses.
Throughout her life, she has always had a strong interest in technology and sustainability, as well as conservation. Born and raised on the island of Kauai, the ocean holds a dear place in her heart, and the removal of plastic from our seas and the protection of our marine animals are passions of hers. She is currently on the board of directors for a local South Bay plant conservation nonprofit and volunteers in her spare time restoring native plants to her local communities.
I’m a Project Manager/Account Specialist at Buying Time. I’m here to be the main point of contact for my clients to streamline communication, keep everything on track, and every one up to speed.
Some of Our Clients Include
Physicians | Therapists