Buying Time, LLC is a woman-owned business based in California. Our mission is to support business owners in various aspects of their operations. We aim to become an extension of the organization and use our collective expertise to give back valuable time while improving productivity through efficiency.
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 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 clear understanding of the major marketing channels. Her working experience in social media is extensive, she is able to generate, edit, publish and share daily content on social platforms.
She possess a positive attitude, is able to 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 3 years now and lives in Southern California and supports 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.
John is an entrepreneur from the UK who helps clients around the world build and maintain their marketing funnels, automations and Facebook ads, by implementing the latest technologies and strategies.
He has great experience in many tools which businesses use for their marketing today such as WordPress (+100’s of plugins and themes), ActiveCampaign, Infusionsoft, MailChimp, Campaign Monitor, Click Funnels, Unbounce, LeadPages, LeadDyno, Zapier, GoToMeeting, Chargify and a whole lot more.
John loves learning new systems that can be used to benefit clients that he services.
When John is not at work, he makes the most of his time, by spending it with his family and learning more to enhance his skillset, mainly in the Digital Marketing space.
Prior to working with Buying Time David Barnes worked in Event Marketing. He was an Event Coordinator and Executive Assistant in the San Francisco Bay Area. He has a marketing degree and is now a small business Entrepreneur.
David has been working with Buying Time for over 4 years and is currently one of our lead Project Managers. His experience and knowledge base with small business, digital marketing as well as the ever-evolving Coaching Industry is refreshing. When it comes to troubleshooting or Infusionsoft, David is our in-house guru..
David is typically the first team member that you will be in contact with during your intake process. He will assist you with building greater trust in what you’ve already created, while bringing clarity to your goals and ideas to more easily incorporate into your already existing business. By bridging the gap with materials presented, Dave is highly adept at identifying new skills and/or programs to best suit the client and her/his needs.
In his free time Dave is an avid Instagram user. Creativity and learning are what David THRIVES on. His hobbies include travel, photography, hiking, nature, his dog Maddie and meditation.
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.
Living in Southern California, Stephanie enjoys spending her personal time with her family, watching good movies and reading good books, and enjoying the great outdoors.
Linda has over 15 years of experience in the bookkeeping field, working in construction and healthcare. She is currently the CFO for Buying Time as well as assists with several bookkeeping clients. She loves working with our clients helping them save time and money on their tax preparation and reporting needs. Linda is a QBO Certified ProAdvisor.
Linda lives in Southern California with her husband and cares for her aging mom. Outside of work hours, Linda loves hanging out with friends, attending community events, and dancing. She is very involved with the South Bay Women’s Association and is current Finance Chair for the South Bay Women’s Conference.
Martha Gerber is a Denver girl who loves a good plan. Martha gets knee to knee with insightful, hard-working, fast-moving online entrepreneurs who have a growing business and really need a partner to help them manage everything – the team, the projects, the launches.
Martha has a BA in Communications from the University of Utah. When Martha is not slaying Project Management – she is riding her electric bike with her husband and kiddos.
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.
23 years old, Chris graduated from Marymount California University with a degree in Business Management and Global & Community Development while serving as President of 3 Student Organizations. Through his work in social media and web design, he found that a lot of clients were in serious need of more attractive websites, basic design services, and assistance with growing their social media presence.
Being these were all areas of strength for Chris, he decided to use his passions to help others reach their goals and grow their businesses. When he’s not pushing up social points, you can find him at home making digital art, cooking, and indulging in classic English literature.
Tami has a 25+ year background of finance and accounting in automotive dealerships before she joined the Buying Time bookkeeping team. She enjoys sharing her experience with clients and helping them to understand Quickbooks. She also assists with proofreading and various other administrative duties.
Originally from the San Francisco and Sacramento areas of Northern California, she is proud to call herself a California Girl and has been in the Southern California area for 35 years. When not working, Tami enjoys living at the beach, reading rock star autobiographies and going to concerts
Brittany offers 5 years of corporate experience in all areas of executive assisting, business strategy, outsourcing strategy and project management.
Brittany helps solopreneurs, professionals, and small businesses design and delegate processes to save time and generate more leads. Brittany has played an extremely large roll in assisting in the advancement of many of her client’s businesses around the world for many years.
Brittany’s natural strength is in organizing, developing and implementing systems within a business to aid in growth and expansion over time. Brittany brings innovative ideas and strategies to the table, and offers a rare combination of organization and time-management skills that have been proven extremely effective in helping her many clients move forward with their business ventures.
Some of our clients include
Physicians | Therapists