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Check it out – An article below talks about Mom’s having the abilities to enter the business world through social media and other virtual business opportunities. 

They talk about how moms are the shoppers of the family, so they know what to buy, what the ‘right’ sales pitch is to get to your customers, and how to be able to negotiate and sell ‘vegies’ to her children, which is a marketable trait.  I totally loved this. 

As a new Virtual Assistant with TKM Virtual Services, and a mom, my oldest is 21 and youngest is 11 – with 1 in the middle, I feel that I have skills that are marketable.  Of course, for me, it helps to have had about 15 years in the Business world prior to and in the earliest days of my children. 

Let me know what you think Moms!  Yours – Anita

Mom’s – Good Internet Marketers – from a follower friend of mine on Twitter – Sam Sorenson


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Once again, through my friends at Twitter, I have found a website with the quote below and the owner’s comments.  I was moved to write some of my own about this. 

As a new Virtual Assistant, that is the way I feel – I have a dream and now I am so ready to roll up my sleeves and get to work.  It is a daily challenge and I do not seem to learn enough; fast enough.  I have been lucky enough to have folks along the way to help me. 

One great thing about being a Virtual Assistant is I can roll up the sleeves of my pj’s,  if I so wish.  Y’all can’t see me; although you know when I am here and I know that you are there 🙂  Enjoy the quote and I hope it is as inspirational to you as it was to me.

What do you think?  Do you have a dream?  How can I help you to fulfill your dream; or your Company’s dream?  – Anita

A wise person once said, “A person without a dream never had a dream come true. ”  So let’s roll up our sleeves and get to work on moving those mountains. Let’s get that idea out of your head and make your dream a reality.  

This came from a Tweeter friend that has been helpful to me – Here’s the website – Graphic Zen Website

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I found this website through my awesome Twitter connections.  I have pasted his article below and his website.  I was really moved by this as I personally feel this way.  If you fail, try again; don’t be afraid to make a mistake. 

As a Girl Scout Leader, I teach the Girls from their mistakes that they can learn how to do it the next time better.  It matters not if it is camping or planning a trip; each time you can improve.

This is also an applicable philosphy in Business and Social Media.  As a Virtual Assistant, I am learning that maybe it’s better to post something and it not ‘be perfect’ than not to try.  I have been lucky enough to have friends and collegues that have advised me and encouraged me.  Then I get better at it from learning from them.  You just have to keep trying.

What do you think?  What is your idea of perserverance?

Great Website

NapoleonHillI think that everyone in their life fails at something. It is what we do after we fail that determines where we will end up in life. The truth of the matter is that we have all been conditioned to view failure as a bad thing. In reality, failure is nothing but a question. The question is, “Do I want this enough to try again?” We need to embrace failure. We should view it as a gauge that lets us know if we are ready to win. I promise you that at the end of every failing streak, there arises a winner, and once you become that winner, you will never change back. If you want your goal enough, just don’t give up and it will come to you.

Ask yourself this question, “how many times am I willing to try before I give up?” If you answer this question with a number, you will never reach your goal.

“Edison failed 10,000 times before he made the electric light. Do not be discouraged if you fail a few times.”Napoleon Hill

I think this is a Great One  “From Middle Class to Millionaire”

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Virtual Magic

Patience and perseverance have a magical affect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.  John Quincy Adams

I Love this so much.  My new company that I am now officially working for is TKM Virtual Services – The Kingdom of Magic.  My wonderful owner, CEO and President, Kim A. Wesley, says that we will magically make your work get done right!  Our Faeries are here to work for you and spread pixie dust all over helping people.

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Well, for me, it is amazing when I find my daughter coming to me with a request to watch a YouTube video because it is about World Hunger.  Together we watched it – A Billion for A Billion – It was really cool to see her have information to give me on the internet.  The totally amazing part  (To Me) was that this video contained all this information about our growing social networks, you know, Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, & LinkedIn, just to name a few of them.

As a new Virtual Assistant,  (or Virtual Angel, as my fairy of a boss calls me), I have immersed myself into the world of social networking.  Now, I am watching this video where I think that Hannah and I are going to see hungry children, and we do, but,  in addition they supply us with information on the fast growing social network. 

In this wonderful donation request for the World Food Programme, they also inform us – In 60 seconds,

  •   83,273 Facebook friends will Log-in!  
  •    2,083 Tweets will go out on Twitter

  This is an amazing concept – that many people in the world – on together , but more than that – they are on Social Networks.  LinkedIn is becoming fast the first place that Employers check to find a new staff member.  Of course, let us not leave out the MySpace, Perfect Networkers, and the list goes on and on.


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Really – I’ve now had so many people ask me – So,  just what does a Virtual Assistant do ??

“Starting a home business sounds like a terrific idea, until you realize all that’s involved in getting it up and running. So getting some assistance really helps–especially if it doesn’t cost a lot of money.” – Washington Post

Yes, there is all that pesky paperwork that is involved in being a business owner, but being a Virtual Assistant (VA) is more than virtual paperwork.  As I have begun to learn,  from one whom I consider to be the very best at this VA stuff, Kim Wesley, of TKM Virtual Services, being a VA is so much More

Ok, so maybe I am making a huge leap here as I’m very new and in training ,  But,  if I may,  from all the many articles I’ve read, my own experience, my social media accounts, from books and from many VAs blogs, here is what I think a VA does. 

A VA helps clients to handle their social media accounts like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and their emails.  A VA also can help to establish, maintain and give reports on your business clients; creating a database from business contacts and social networking events.  A good VA will then use these to continue your online presence for your company.  (more…)

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Has there ever been in your life just that one person that touched you – made a difference in your life – I mean they weren’t looking for anything from you – just wanted to be there for you.

A great deal of the time you don’t even realize as you go through your crazy life – much has to be accomplished – family stuff,  work,  the shopping, etc. – And, then one day – the realization hits you like the hot sunshine of August in the south.  This person really cares about me.  They are a special gift from God.  Most times this ‘light bulb doesn’t come on’ until this Angel on earth is gone; whether by moving to a place far away where there is no daily contact or by joining God in heaven.   (more…)

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