Virtual Assistant Services

Michelle’s Virtual Assistant Services

Are you overwhelmed with things that need to get done for your business but don’t have the time?! A Virtual Assistant could be exactly what you are looking for and I can help with that!


In addition to the social media skills that I have successfully put to work for Powered by Mom I also have over 20 years administrative experience from Executive Assistant to being a Manager of Communications Recruitment & Events, trainer of administrative staff and so much more! Being organized, getting the every day but still important tasks completed are just some of things I can help you with so that you have time to do what you enjoy, help your business grow and more!

Here are just some of the tasks that as a VA I could help with you, it’s not an exhaustive list so remember we can always discuss what you’re looking for. Why do the tasks you don’t have time for and really would rather someone else take care of it when I can do it for you?

Here’s that list of how I can help and as I said this is just the start!

  • Screen and priortize incoming communication such as emails and messages left on your website or blog, answering emails on your behalf how much I do is up to you but I can do it all
  • Bookkeeping – ie: creating and sending off invoices, following up unpaid invoices, tracking and recording expenses, and more
  • Plan, organize and execute events
  • Book travel arrangements
  • Perform research
  • Create newsletters
  • Manage all your social media accounts including writing and scheduling tweets and Facebook fan page updates
  • Write posts or articles for your website and/or blog
  • Data entry
  • Schedule and organize your calendar for in person, online and
  • Manage projects as needed

Anything else you can think of that you’d want a virtual assistant to do for you that would free up your time to concentrate on entrepreneurial part of your business. No task is mundane if it helps you.

If you would like more information on how we can work together and my rates please email me at I would be happy to share my resume and references, you won’t be disappointed.

About Michelle Sutter

As mentioned I have over 20 years of high level administrative experience and I have a Master of Arts in Leadership degree.

I created Powered by Mom in late 2011 and have been enjoying the community it has become a part of  and being able to utilize my professional skills in such a fun and rewarding environment. Building community is my passion and I enjoy being able to work from home after years (up until 2011) of working 50+hours/week outside the home.

I would love to put all of my administrative, social media, event and communications experience to work for you so you can concentrate on what you love to do the most as well. Being organized and doing such tasks as emails, tweeting, Facebook updates, newsletters etc.. are second nature to me so let me take those tasks off your hands. Looking forward to helping others in the future.


  1. This is really good to know! My daughter & son-in-law are trying to start their own cleaning business. They do commercial cleaning now, but work for someone else. That is why they thought, why not start a business of their own? They have a couple of clients now – nothing big – yet. If it really takes off, I know they won’t be able to do it all! F.Y.I.
    They would NEVER take the clients away from the business they work for now! They love & respect the owner & wouldn’t do them like that!!

  2. The Virtual Assistant sounds like a very great idea. I am glad you informed me of this, and I am going to check into this to have some assistance.

  3. DEBRA GIFFORD says:

    It’s wonderful that you are usig your blog to build on your professionalskills as well. Sounds like you are quite busy. I was going to begin a blog but have decided to wait until I am out of school. I hope to be able to work as well as keep up a blog. For now, I’m doing what is needed now to improve my overall health. Thank you!

  4. Good for you. I wish I had known that services like this existed when I was in the corporate world. Sure would have been a huge help.

  5. I just love to see the mommies get out here and do it on their own. I know it can be done and so many others do and you are doing it right along with many others!

  6. Marylou Sakosky says:

    Mine has more to do with health care and you just made me feel 20 yrs older.. Where do you find the time and do what you do already.? I am lucky to get out of the Pinterest’s you have us visit and continue the contest in a reasonable time …Lord . i need your energy .. Makes me know i can clean ..i can clean .. 😀

  7. Sandra Watts says:

    I was just reading about virtual assistants on another webpage I visited today. Sounds interesting.

  8. michelle oakley warner says:

    wow you are so talented to be able to do all of that stuff. phew, thats an awesome idea , the virtual assistant and i might be emailing you about my needs. Thanks for the find.

  9. Wow, I didn’t realize that this even existed. Where were you 5 years ago when i was working in a corporate setting and would have loved to have a VA 🙂

  10. millieoja says:

    I love the watch

  11. Tracy McKendry says:

    Thanks! It is not easy finding jobs like these.

  12. Avon Shay says:

    I’ve recently thought of becoming a VA. Thanks for sharing your great tips, it’s helpful!

  13. Sheila M. says:

    I am trying to start up as a Virtual Assistant, because I have been an office manager for over 10 years, and due to going back to school online, and having young children in the home, I feel that working from home would be for the best for my family. Do you have any advice or tips on how to get connected to people who might need services?

    • Sheila, you just have to start looking out there in the online world, join forums, join online communities and put your names with those services who connect VAs to people. My work has been all word of mouth since I was already part of the online world and through my blogger connections. Best of luck!

  14. Would you mind giving some tips for pursuing a position such as this? I am trying to figure out what stay-at-home job would be a good fit for me. Thanks!!

    • Hi Heather,

      I would search for virtual assistant jobs online, there are some companies that will refer you I don’t recall the names as I don’t use any of them my work is all word of mouth, I have over 15 years executive assistant experience, management, communications etc.. so my work is done through my contacts. I would just start applying join online communities etc to get your feet wet, concentrate on areas where you ahve experience. Good luck 🙂

  15. Jen Rodrigues says:

    I am a virtual assistant and I am trying to get clients. I think I am starting to think I should start a blog. I just don’t know how to start?

  16. Catherine Infantino Polachek says:

    I really didn’t know what a virtual assistant did. What agreat job to do at home to have the flexiblity to be able to work and be there for the kids. Great article!

  17. Debra Gibbs says:

    I am working on starting my own blog and I read your blog often. You truly are one that I would want to fashion my own blog after. You are so well organized, keep your work up to date and have the greatest way of making one feel as though they are not just reading what your review and write,but that they are reading what a FRIEND has written. Thank you for your page I do enjoy it so.

  18. Cara Daymude says:

    Great Idea

  19. md kennedy says:

    I am recently retired but do want to keep busy, not so much for the money but to keep my brain active. However, I don’t want a “job” per se. I may give being a VA a consideration! Thanks for the idea..

  20. What a great idea. Never thought of it before.

  21. Patricia Zyska-Pickett says:

    Reading through your blog, I think you would make an excellent Virtual Assistant! Hope all is going well for you in this career. Keep up the good work!

  22. Stephanie Thompson says:

    This is something I need because it would save so much time once I was set up. I am working on getting my house organized also so that things should flow much smoother. Thanks for sharing it will be a huge help.

  23. Vikki Cousin says:

    This is nice. In the day I would ask friends to give me reminders but everyone is busy now.

  24. Evielynne Sanchez says:

    I would like to know the rates – to hire….

  25. Dona Keyton says:

    I am so impressed with the blog, and love the title of Virtual Assistant! How do I become one? I love that this gives you a wonderful opportunity to stay at home with your children.

    • Dona, you just have to start somewhere, search out companies, join online communities and have an online presence. I have an administrative/communications/social media background so I was doing this type of work in offices and have now just switched it to online.

  26. I am hoping to become a VA sometime this year, so seeing your information is very helpful. It’s hard to know just what someone will be looking for.

  27. I have seen ads looking for Virtual Assistants, but never could figure out exactly WHAT they would do. Thank you for clarifying!

  28. Erica Ardali says:

    This is something I will be looking into further this year. My business is growing, I’m not at the place yet where this is needed but I’m close!

  29. Maddie K. says:

    I have been an admin for years and would perfer to do it at home, especially since I’m not working at the moment. I’d be interested in knowing how you base your pricing and what you charge and how you base that. Thanks.

    • Hi Maddie,

      Thanks to be honest, pricing was the hardest thing to decide on. As someone with several years of Executive Assistant experience and being a Manager I could certainly ask for a higher wage when working almost anywhere else (non-virtual) but as I’m newer the VA world I thought I had to start lower to break in if you will and based on what others seem to charge which is also varied. I also took into account the money I save from working from home. It’s not easy to figure out what to charge so I just had to experiment a bit, started out low but already after a month I’m increasing it something I’m more comfortable with that is still not high. From the feedback I’ve seen from other VAs that’s their biggest challenge as to what to charge, I prefer a straight hourly rate over commission splits but many do well with commission splits too.

  30. This is basically what I do part of the time and it’s great. I need one of my own but, alas, I cannot afford it. Good luck!

  31. cathy henatyszen says:

    this is an interesting job from home for sure

  32. Juana Rose says:

    Being a virtual assistant is great even when you’re unemployed from a daytime job and at times is better than a full-time job 😉

  33. Eva Mitton says:

    Good reference point and tucked away for future consideration. Re-entering the workforce, also a part time home business. Will keep this information onhand, great opportunity.

  34. I love your blog, it motivates me to keep wotking on things for our troops. Just when I feel let down or seem too tired to go on sewing I get a whiff of all that you do and it energizes me . Thank you

  35. Roberta Henry says:

    I admire you for all you do!! I have often thought that being a VA might be a great idea. Good for you! Wishing you the best, and have a wonderful Holiday Season!

  36. Motivational…glad I read this

  37. Susan Wood says:

    I don’t have a funny Christmas tree story.

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