|Name: Sara Lingenfelter
Company: Virtual Biz Partner
Website URL: http://www.virtualbizpartner.com/
Location: Kansas City, Missouri
Time Zone: Central
My Experience, I am an:
Experienced OBM – currently working in this capacity for 1 or more clients
My Client Intake status is:
Open – I am looking to work with new clients
I’ve been working online since:
My online journey started in 2011 when I decided I wasn’t happy at a regular 9 to 5 office job and started looking for more. That’s when I learned about becoming a Virtual Assistant and the incredible world of online business. Then in 2012 I started Tina’s course and became a certified OBM.
I am an Online Business Strategist and the founder of Virtual Biz Partner. I team up with empire building online business owners to help take care of day-to-day business management and set a strategy for lasting growth. With 4 years experience in this role, plus 10 years as a bookkeeper, I have a proven track record of managing and growing businesses while simplifying strategies, systems and technology.
Based in small town Missouri, Sara is the busy mom to an amazing son. In her spare time she enjoys the outdoors, music, art, traveling and is currently learning to play the guitar.
Why I love working as an OBM:
I love helping online business owners to get their business in order to take it to the next level. I love a challenge, solving problems, and helping clients make more money. I am not content just staying at the same level, so that’s always driving me to take it up a notch and my clients benefit greatly from that. I’m also a very strategic person and get the “bigger picture” of things, I see what others cannot always see and love growing and shaping successful businesses. This is why I love the work I do as an OBM, I get to play a big role in helping clients to create the life and business they desire!
My Strengths and Areas of Specialty:
My top 6 themes from the StrengthsFinder are:
1. Input – I crave to know more (I love information).
2. Command – I take control of situations and make decisions.
3. Learner – I desire to know more and continuously improve.
4. Achiever – I work hard, I like to be “busy” and productive.
5. Responsibility – I take psychological ownership of what I say I will do, honestly and loyalty are important to me.
6. Activator – I make things happen, less talk and more action!
According to the Kolbe A I am excellent in situations that require strategic organization of information. I set priorities and put them into appropriate sequences.
I think that sums up pretty well what an OBM and strategist does. I am also very strong at: research, establishing priorities, defining objectives, developing complex strategies, creating plans, binging focus to situations, not afraid to try new ideas, can mediate between the vision an the given, can imagine the end results. I am a starter and a finisher and love creating new revenue streams!
I’ve also been using Infusionsoft since 2011 and LOVE it. I prefer to work with clients that use it or will be using it for their business eventually.
My favorite kind of client to work with is… :
My ideal client is female, has children (or understands the importance of family life), has been in business 3+ years, is making at least $100,000 a year, a healthy life is important to her, makes time for family and friends (there is more to life than just business), feels she has a important message to bring to the world, looks for ways to always be learning, is willing to admit that she isn’t perfect, values honesty and integrity, feels boundaries are important, has a mentor or coach for her business, and realizes that saying no often times is more important than saying yes.
My Business Goals for this year are….:
1) To double my revenue this year. This will be done through OBM clients, joint ventures, and the launch of my certification program.
2) To launch my podcast and have it be of great value to online business owners! I want to be a go to resource for online business owners.
3) Officially launch my Virtual Assistant training program for moms that want to make their family a priority as well as bring in an income.