Direct Assist Online

An online business and social media consultancy and assistant service to business owners, franchises, coaches based in the UK and in South Africa.

To date Direct Assist Online has done no offline marketing. All business is generated through word of mouth coming from online marketing and in social networks.

Our proactive team is internet savvy and always up to date with new trends and technology. We encourage open-minded individuals to take risks, do things differently and adapt to new ways of working. Creating solutions to achieve effective results in the most efficient manner.

We communicate integrity and passion in what we do, believing in honest expectations and service quality.

Romany Thresher

Online Presence Strategist, Consultant, trainer and speaker

Romany Thresher from South Africa residing in the UK, often travels between the two countries and is the owner of Direct Assist Online. Romany started her online journey as a virtual assistant and during the course of her journey discovered her core passion is to create and generate ideas. She also has a natural ability to understand technology and is known in her network to be a girly geek.

Romany Thresher is an online presence strategist  consultant, trainer and speaker specialising in establishing your online presence using the internet and social media.

If you would like to take your business online or you have an idea for a business but don’t know how to set it up online that’s what Romany does.

Keeping up to date with industry related technologies and tools Romany has a sharp insight when it comes to the online world and can help you migrate into the digital arena. If you have an idea or would like to put your business on the internet she can guide and advise you on the best way to do this that will save you time and money and eliminate expensive and unnecessary costs.

Romany is passionate in sharing her knowledge and believes that empowering businesses in the use of social media and online tools will help them in the area of generating more business and increase their profit margin.

Romany Thresher values integrity and lives by it. Your success is what motivates her.


The Journey and creation of Direct Assist Online

Romany has been where most of you are right now. She had no knowledge of the internet and technology. Romany didn’t have a clue about how to start a business or how to  build a website, let alone know how to get her site ranked on Google. She  had never even heard of social media, it wasn’t even a term 4 years ago. She was working 9 to 5 for someone else  and hated the idea of it. She was desperate to get out and Google became her university. Romany learnt how to set up and start a business, build a website, learnt html, and what Google’s requirements were to try and get a site to rank in the top 10. Romany also  learnt how to use WordPress and then started networking in online forums.

When Romany decided to launch Direct Assist Online, she was petrified of face to face networking and also did not have the budget to do any offline marketing. Romany decided that she was going to promote Direct Assist Online using the internet and what is now called social media and took on the challenge of doing no offline marketing. It was do or die! If Direct Assist Online did not generate customers online using the internet, forums and sites like Twitter, Facebook and Linked In then we would not be in business today.

Romany was pleasantly surprised that all her hard work and efforts had paid off when people started approaching her with the introduction that they had found her on Google! To date, she still has not done any offline marketing for Direct Assist Online. She does not do any selling telemarketing or any cold calling.

All business comes through word of mouth business from social networking sites such as   Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.