About Us

Feeling a little overwhelmed or on the verge of burnout?

Your business or your life is not as simple as it once was and it is a good thing. You, like many entrepreneurs and thought leaders, suddenly feel overwhelmed and strapped for time to do all the things you were once able to accomplish. The struggle to keep up with your own growth has reached a breaking point.

That’s where I come in. I’m your ‘Phone-a-Friend’ lifeline.

I’m Sharon, a tech-savvy Virtual Assistant who founded Digital Marketing by Design with the singular focus of helping clients on their growth trajectory who needed both administrative and technical assistance in their business. Combining these two areas means that I can help take care of many aspects of your business all at once. This one-stop-shop approach allows you to utilize all the digital marketing and technical skills I have acquired over the years to assist you with your day-to-day needs and keep you and your business moving forward.

We are eager to roll up our sleeves, get things done, and help you check things off their To-Do List. We want you to get on with the business of running your business and we will work diligently behind the scenes. What is even better? We get to serve clients worldwide.

My Story

I’m not one who likes talking about myself. For starters, I’m an introvert and my business suits me perfectly. But, don’t get me wrong, I love meeting and connecting with new people, hearing their stories, and sharing our life journeys… Here’s mine.

I’m a bit of a techie I love tinkering with new apps, tools, and software that create efficiencies and workflows for myself and my clients so we can get more done in less time! As a mom of 3, I really need to get a lot of things done, quickly!!

The past 5 years have been so transformative for me personally and professionally since starting my business. Tired of the corporate culture and the endless 4-hour daily commutes, I decided to give my life a bit of a makeover. Balancing my life was the best decision I could make as I now get to spend more time with my family but also am able to handle the challenges of being a part of the sandwich generation without feeling like I am always needing a life preserver.

I am loving every minute of my entrepreneurial-mom life and this journey has taught me so much about who I am and what I am truly capable of. I am constantly learning new things and working with each client has been instrumental in my growth and success because everyone’s needs and challenges are unique and I am thankful to be a part of it all. 

 

I would love to be a part of your success.

Why work with us?

We help small business owners and entrepreneurs take care of their digital marketing and technology so that they can focus on the revenue-generating activities of their businesses. 

Sharon King has over 20 years of corporate experience and has amassed a lot of skills in digital marketing and technology. Over the past decade, she has committed herself to learn new skills so that she can offer her clients the administrative and technical support they need from one solution provider. These combined skills are so valuable as virtual support professionals because we can then wear many hats, figuratively speaking. Working with a diverse group of clients, we also get to put our hands in a lot of cookie jars and by being flexible and adaptable, we fit into your workflow seamlessly!

The writing on the wall…

“Let me just say how much I appreciate your hard work and the impact you have made here at Habitat HM!  We are nothing without the support of volunteers like you, you are our secret power, I just want you to know that your work hasn’t gone unnoticed. Thank you for all that you do!”

Julie Svensson Watt

It was always very pleasant working with Sharon. She is very positive and strives to please never letting negative situations get her down. Foremost amongst her strengths is her ability to organize and attention to detail. Sharon put together a number of excellent training documents for our team. Her attitude was always professional and she brings her best to each task she tackles.

Mike E.

“Working with Sharon has been a pleasure and exactly what I needed! I wanted to find ways to expand my business and prepare for future growth. Sharon really understood what I was trying to achieve and from our very first working call, she proved to be resourceful, creative and a problem-solver.”

Mary Trentadue

“It was such a pleasure to work with Sharon. She worked with me on several different marketing projects and was a great addition to my team. She is very detail-oriented and helped keep me organized, which is so important when you have a lot of things on the go at once. Sharon always delivered more than I expected. I never had to worry whether anything was done – because it always was!”

Tracey D’Aviero

“Sharon has been a pleasure to work with, bringing her attention to detail to every aspect of the tasks we set out for her. Her communication and interpersonal skills are excellent, and she always met our tight deadlines. This can be attributed to her strong organizational skills, efficiency and responsiveness to our requests, regardless of the lead time she was presented with. I can highly recommend her based on her technical and interpersonal skills. Sharon was always very easy to work with, reliable, and accommodating. Those involved with the project would be more than happy to work with her again.”

Daphne T.

What sets us apart?

Experience.

With over 20+ years of administrative and technical experience, we can help manage your day-to-day tasks, projects, teams, or business virtually. Exceptional communication skills and strong detail to detail are what sets us apart.

Knowledge.

A lifelong learner and a seasoned multi-tasker, I utilize my knowledge of software applications and productivity tools to help create efficiencies so that your day and business run smoothly and with a lot less stress. You can rest easy knowing your tasks are taken care of.

Professionalism.

Having experience in the corporate world, we understand that every client and business is different. We create a tailored, custom plan designed especially for your business and work according to your workflow and style to minimize disruption and grow together.

Get to know me…

The Pro-down

I’m a proud alumni of the University of Toronto

I graduated with a degree in Psychology but worked mostly in Technology

In a previous life, I was a Quality Assurance Analyst (but still am a Web Developer)

I’ve taken on many customer service roles (the most fun being at the movie theatre in my teens!)

In my career, I spent many years in the Investment Software and Digital Marketing industries

I’m humbled to be following in my parent’s entrepreneurial footsteps

 

Fun Facts!

I tend to eat, or at least try, anything with caramel in or on it

Who doesn’t love clothes with pockets?!

Ruffles Sour Cream and Bacon potato chips are my weakness

I’m 13 minutes wiser than my identical twin sister

I learned to ride a bike in my 40s!

Raised in sunny South Africa, I am terrible at speaking Afrikaans

I hate snakes (or snakeskin anything!)

I’ve been a freelancer for a long time but a proud business owner for 5+ years

 

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