Client Raves

Online Business Management

As a solopreneur, one of the biggest challenges is finding a resource who really cares about your business. Someone who believes in your cause and who feels a real sense of ownership in your venture.

Crystal fits that description exactly. Over the last 3-1/2 years, she's become much more than an OBM in my business. She's one of my key trusted advisors. Her operational expertise, combined with her  strategic thinking and overall street smarts makes her an invaluable  team member. It's a rare balance of skills. Plus, her work ethic is  one of the strongest of anyone I've worked with. I feel blessed to have her working with me.

-- Ed Gandia, Int'l Freelancers Academyheadshot-ed125x200

Project Management

Crystal is incredibly organized and makes perpetual progress on every project. By that I mean, even when there seems to be nothing, in my mind, to do on a project, Crystal either anticipates next steps (with incredible accuracy) and does them, or brings information to the next meeting that helps expedite my decision making.

Crystal is great at getting a project in motion, even when all the details aren't fleshed out. She does not need to wait for every little thing to be handed to her. Rather, she sets to work quickly, identifies unknowns as she goes, and either solves them or brings back smart and well thought out questions whenever she needs answers/direction from me.

She is particularly gifted at managing the big picture, while also making sure no details get left behind. This is a skill I have rarely encountered, and Crystal has it in spades.

-- Pete Savage, Savage Marketingheadshot-pete1

Operations & Systems:

Crystal, I can't thank you enough for  all the help you've given me in creating and launching the Mom Biz Academy.  You are an expert and a true professional.  I so appreciate being able to rely on you!

-- Lara Galloway, MomBiz Coach,

The (High-Income Business Writing) podcast wouldn't be possible without the amazing Crystal Coleman.  She's our VP of Operations here  (at International Freelancers Academy) and is a true whiz -- the real rock star behind the show!

-- Ed Gandia, International Freelancers Academy,

Here & There

The following is a compilation of comments received from satisfied clients as a virtual assistant and as an Online Business Manager.

January 27, 2013

LinkedIn: Crystal is an incredible service provider - I know this not only through my personal interactions with her via various online platforms, but through my interactions with at least two of her clients during a book launch she was helping to orchestrate (this included webinars, live calls, social media interactions, etc.). Crystal is not only ultra-professional with clear, responsive communication and the ability to get things done but she is a really nice person as well 🙂

-- Tess Strand, Business Consultant, Virtual Assistant Forums

March 12, 2010

From Twitter - EdGandia: Hats off to the best assistant in the world, @crystalmcoleman A true business partner and trusted adviser! You're awesome, Crystal! 🙂

- Ed Gandia, co-founder and co-author The Wealthy Freelancer, 12 Secrets to a Great Income and an Enviable Lifestyle - Retainer Client

December 1, 2009

I want to say it again; I am so thankful to have you on board. I have no idea what I would have done without you!

You're awesome!

- Connor Ferster, Braithwaite Wallets - Retainer Client

August 18, 2009

I want to get onto a twice-weekly publishing schedule for this, starting next week. Seeing how easy it is with your help is getting me motivated to do it.


- Pam McAllister, New Futures Press - Retainer Client

June 21, 2009

Just wanted to pause and thank you for everything you've been doing. I can't tell you what a shot in the arm it's been having you on board.

- Pam McAllister, New Futures Press-Retainer Client

May 11, 2009: 

Absolutely phenomenal! I gave this provider a rather large project to run on her own - and she's been doing an outstanding job. It's a project I had to hand off to someone - but no one in my office could handle it. Being able to hand it off to this provider has been a life-saver... and the results we're getting are amazing. I can't recommend this provider highly enough.

April 10, 2009: 

This provider was a dream to work with. I've spent well over $100,000 on elance over the lasts 9 years - and I've had good and bad experiences. This experience was one of my best! She went above and beyond the call of duty and did such great work. I can't tell you how happy I am to work with this provider. Truly a great pick. If she bids on your project, you can't go wrong by awarding it to her. Highly Recommended! Will definitely work with again (and again and again)

- Jeff Gardner,

March 9, 2009

Excellent work, very proactive with keeping me updated on progress and asking questions as called for. I've already started another project with this provider.

- repeat Elance client