Tuesday, January 16, 2018

What is it like being a VA for 16 yrs | AMF Typing Services (Est 2001)

What is it like being a VA for 16 yrs | AMF Typing Services (Est 2001)

Doggie Journal | AMF Typing Services (Est 2001)

Doggie Journal | AMF Typing Services (Est 2001)

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Coming soon at http://amftyping.co.za/?p=3407 40 x articles to assist and give information to Virtual Assistants. The aim is to assist VAs in learning how to be a Virtual Assistant, to assist them in the steps it takes to do the job. Being a VA is not easy so every step that we can assist with, will make the progress a bit better and a little less overwhelming,


Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Friday, September 29, 2017

bidorbuy South Africa - Bid, Buy or Sell cameras, computers, diamonds, coins, cars & more on auction at cheap prices

TAVASA - The Transcribers and Virtual Assistants of South Africa

Emails: gaynor@typewritetranscription.co.za or amftyping@mweb.co.za

Our group was founded 8th August 2008 by Gaynor Paynter from Typewrite Transcription and Typing Services cc, Cell: +27834424689, Web: www.typewritetranscription.co.za and Alison Fourie from AMF Typing Services cc, Cell: +270828713452, Web: www.amftyping.co.za. Tavasa was formed as there was a need for a support group within South Africa.
  • We provide support for people in our industries
  • We bring together a group of professionals who can support each other
  • We advertise job leads and subcontractor positions on the Tavasa forum, you are welcome to apply
  • We share our VA and Transcription knowledge with you
Because we like to have immediate access to queries that arise from our members, and because many people in South Africa still find it easier to access email on a regular basis as opposed to accessing an internet browser regularly, our main means of communication is an yahoo group online, email discussion forum, and you can join our group at http://finance.groups.yahoo.com/group/tavasa/ free membership.
  • Our aim is to promote the Transcribers and Virtual Assistants industries within South Africa.
  • To guide new Transcribers and Virtual Assistants to set up their businesses within the industry.

You will feel by belonging to our forum you have now joined the South Africa family of VAs and Transcribers within South Africa. All questions are welcome and we would love you to participate and meet everyone. No questions are too stupid to ask as there will always be someone wanting to ask that question. Join us. Send us an introduction email telling everyone what you do, if you are married or single, have children, what services you offer, how you feel about working from home, you will get lots of response saying welcome, our team is very friendly. Ebooks for sale:

  • VA Handbook for sale R130.00, explaining all about starting up a VA business within SA. This handbooks content includes marketing, networking, prices/rates, business plan details/info. Just send an email to amftyping@mweb.co.za, requesting the guide and I will then forward you an invoice, on receipt of your payment, I will forward your Guide to you via email, it is a PDF document. This Guide is updated on a continual basis.
Please note we are not a recruitment company, It is up to individual Virtual Assistants and Transcribers to find their own work and clients.

I hope the information above is helpful to you.
Contact us:

Emails: gaynor@typewritetranscription.co.za or amftyping@mweb.co.za


Thursday, August 24, 2017

Chat with a VA Leader

Check out the latest Blog to be added to my Blog Roll,  24 Hour Secretary, Sharon is interviewing Australia's most famous Virtual Assistant Kathie Thomas, its a must listen to interview. Kathie gives lots of tips about the Industry and talks about being a Virtual Assistant.

Monday, July 3, 2017

History of the First 25 Years of the Virtual Assistant Industry

The Virtual Assistant Industry has a rich but little-known history of pioneering individuals and organizations that saw opportunity in the work-at-home arena to develop and grow businesses that could support and sustain families. This infographic recognizes and shares the story of the industry’s first 25-years. It acknowledges the many women and men who walked the walk and talked the talk that propelled virtual assisting to become the small business resource it is today.
Congratulations to all of the pioneering VAs, and Thank You.

Our Story (from my perspective):

Let’s go back in time, way back, way, way back, to 1981. That’s right! That’s when the concept of secretaries working from home was the exception instead of the norm. As a matter of fact, working from home was frowned upon and individuals who worked from home were considered “second-class workers”; not really contributing to an industry or their household incomes…hobbyist…you name it. Call it what you want, but working from home in the 80s always carried a negative connotation.

However, knowing where you come from, acknowledging all the hard work of those that paved the way — using determination, sweat, time and energy to build the industry, starting new, innovative thinking groups, professionally and positively — spreading the message of how businesses benefits.

Knowing your history helps you understand your foundation, where you come from and most important WHY you can now build a long term, sustainable business – it’s because of those that came before you, 10, 15, 20, 25 years ago – people who walked the walk, talked the talk, and spent many hours answering questions and overcoming obstacles, that have paved the way for you be the Virtual Assistant you are today.

Please don’t forget where you came from. Your History is Your Future!

Sunday, April 2, 2017

AMF Typing Services celebrates 16 years 1st April 2017



Cell: +27 082 871 3452 • Office: +27 011 768 5028 Skype: amftyping, • Fax: 086  514  8475
Emails: amftyping@mweb.co.za • alison@amftyping.co.za

Friday, February 26, 2016

The Early Bird always catches the Worm

My philosophy has always been ‘get in first’, ‘be ahead of the crowd’, and to ‘stand out from my peers’ and I do just that in South Africa. I go by the phrase ‘An early Bird always catches the Worm’ and I do. I have always had clients contacting me all the time and always found it easy to talk the client into using my services at my price rather than go to the next VA down the line. If I want a job I will go all out to get that job, I will convince the client of how good and how I am able to assist. My office has a continuous flow of typing and my main service that I offer clients is Typing. If it can be typed I can do it. I am very old school and I find that saying this to clients helps draw them to using my services.

I started out wanting to run a typing company and never thought I would get to this point, but I’ve done it and proved that you can run a company just doing typing. I know where to look for my clients, if I want to take on more clients, I know how to get clients and am not afraid to sell my services and tell clients how good I am at what I do.

I answer emails fasts, as an email comes in and I see that it’s from a prospective client I then quickly respond, clients are impressed with a fast response, they want a VA who is pro-active and assertive.

I love the variety that I get with typing. You would think typing would be boring, typing the same thing over and over, yet I don’t I have such a variety in typing from PowerPoint presentations to graphs, tables, charts, and graphics. This is the job I always wanted to do.


Be like me and be the early bird that catches the worm. The faster you respond the better chance to get the prospective client.



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