Virtual Assistant Drops Clues During 45 Day Podcast and Blog Hopping Tour

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1st week of international blog and podcast tour a success as traveler leaves clues while promoting Virtual Assistant industry.

You can usually find what you're looking for by following foot prints or other clues. That's just what Virtual Assistants and Small Business owners alike are doing as they follow Sharon Williams on her adventure around the Web. The Podcast and Blog Hopping Virtual Assistant leaves clues at each of her stops - there will be 45 in all. Participants follow Williams around the Web as she travels from blog to podcast on her quest to promote the virtual assistant industry and collect the clue of the day. The clue is a scrambled word that they must unscramble and then record on a puzzle board. Puzzle boards are available on the OIVAC site.

Once participants have visited all 45 blogs and collected and unscrambled all the clues - they are ready to try their skill at deciphering the phrase. A drawing will be held of all the correct entries and the grand prize winner will receive a prize valued at $500. Additional prizes donated by VAs and business entrepreneurs will be awarded during the 2nd Annual Online International Virtual Assistant Convention held May 17-19. Participants learn something in the process. Williams answers questions posed by the blog owners and some of them are quite thought provoking. "I've had to really do my homework on a couple of them!" chuckles Williams. The whole idea is to educate the public about the virtual assistant industry and that seems to be happening with the variety of questions being asked and the number of stops planned.

The second week's schedule is as follows:

  • Sunday, April 8, 2007 -- Vermont Shortbread Company (
  • Monday, April 9, 2007 - Healthier Outcomes (
  • Tuesday, April 10, 2007 - Hightlight This (
  • Wednesday, April 11, 2007 - Davis VAs (
  • Thursday, April 12, 2007 - 1st VA (
  • Friday, April 13, 2007 - Healthier Outcomes (
  • Saturday, April 14, 2007 - Business Resource Podcast Directory (

Prize drawings will occur during the International Virtual Assistant Day (IVAD) recognition and awards ceremony scheduled, Friday, May 18, 2007, at 5:30 p.m. EDT. The IVAD celebration is online, free and open to the public. Detail can be found at For more information contact Sharon Williams by phone at 410-521-7001 or via the OIVAC Web site.

About Online International Virtual Assistants Convention (OIVAC)

The 2nd annual Online International Virtual Assistants Convention, sponsored by the Alliance for Virtual Businesses (, is the annual convention of professional Virtual Assistants. The convention is conducted in an online VoIP environment and will be held Thursday, May 17 -- Saturday, May 19, 2007. Visit for details.

About Sharon Williams

Sharon is the Chairperson of the Alliance for Virtual Businesses and OIVAC, and president of The 24 Hour Secretary ( an administrative, secretarial and internet-based marketing support services company. She is the 2006 recipient of the Thomas Leonard International Virtual Assistant of Distinction Award and co-founder of Virtual Business University ( an e-learning environment for entrepreneurs willing to step towards their greatness.

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