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Virtual Assistant Weekender Report - May 25th

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Hi Forum Members


Here's your Weekender Report to keep you "IN THE KNOW" with informative and entertaining resources for your virtual business success this coming week!


In This Issue:


*** A Note From Tawnya

*** Virtual News You Can Use NOW!

*** VAinsiders Club MotiVAtor

*** Webinar Schedule - Mark Your Calendar!

*** Who’s talking about what at the Forum...

*** YOUR Weekender Freebie

*** About Tawnya Sutherland, The VA Market Leader



A Note From Tawnya



It's tax week for me and I'm gathering up all my books, papers and bank information to hand over to my accountant. Not to mention I have friends arriving for a visit and I'm way behind on my housework and I have no idea how I'll pull it all together before they arrive.




It's no secret that work life can be stressful, especially for entrepreneurs who are often solely responsible for their own and their family's livelihood. When stressful business situations arise, a few simple steps can keep the stress at bay and help you keep your cool.


First, identify the source of your stress. Are you worried primarily about a rude email you have just received, or about the presentation you have due tomorrow? Try to pinpoint what is really bothering you.


Next, choose your response. Even if you are powerless to change the source of your stress, you can choose how to respond to it. You can face it head on or ignore it, depending on the answers to several questions:


* Does it really matter? A potential bankruptcy could haunt you for years, but you will soon forget about the idiot who cut you off in traffic. Consider how much the stressor will affect you in the long term.


* How much control do you have over the situation? You cannot control a traffic jam that's causing you to miss your meeting, but you can control the quality of the report you're writing.


* Is the stress's source in the past, present, or future? Let go of stressors rooted in the past, respond to present stressors, and prepare for future ones.


If the situation is beyond your control, you need to find ways to shake it off. Try one or several of these calming methods:


1) Practice deep-breathing exercises: inhale deeply through your nose, count to five, and exhale slowly as you again count to five. Repeat until the pattern feels comfortable.


2) Redirect your thoughts: think about something that makes you happy, such as your family or a vacation you have planned. Or concentrate on your plans for the day.


3) Visualize relaxing things: imagine a beautiful beach or mountain view. Picture even minor details of the scene, and imagine yourself there.


4) Escape the source: If you can, put physical distance between yourself and the stressor. Go somewhere else to gather your thoughts and put things in perspective.


5) Get some exercise. Take 10-20 minutes to run, stretch, do calisthenics or yoga, or simply to walk around. Go outdoors if you can. Getting plenty of exercise can help you respond better to stress in the long term, too.


Now when you're finally ready, face your stress head on. Procrastinating will only prolong or intensify your stress. Facing it is the only way to shake it off or resolve the situation.


If you can change the situation, overcome your fear by taking action as quickly as possible. If you feel paralyzed, start first by making a plan for tackling the situation. Include attainable goals and a time line for reaching them. Then take them on - one step at a time.


If your stress continues because you cannot seem to achieve your goals, revise your plan and lower your expectations. If you can't, the situation falls into the uncontrollable category. Learn from your experience and let it go.


Most important in alleviating or avoiding stress is looking at the big picture. When you find yourself getting bogged down in the negative details, take a step back and think about what really matters: your family, your faith, and other intangibles you value. A broader perspective will reveal how little a daily stressor really matters in the grand scheme of life.


Ok, back to finishing this Weekender Report, gathering up the papers for my accountant and cleaning my house. ;)



Virtual News You Can Use NOW!



1) Want to Become a Web Graphics VA Specialist?


As a Virtual Assistant have you ever encountered any client scenarios like…


> Your clients ended up with a busted project budget and graphics they hate?

> They were in BAD NEED of good advertising graphics with no idea where to turn?…

> You had a client with a website header in need of some quick, easy updates and they don’t know who to hire to get it done fast…

> Your client is onto the Pinterest social media rage and wants some simple yet very effective (and highly popular) ‘quotes’ graphics…

> Not to mention the social media backgrounds, timeline covers and other lucrative projects your clients really WANT help with!


If you have any desire to add a skill in very high-demand to you VA services then you really are in the right place at the right time. I’m so excited to share with you details on how to attend this FR-EE webinar on how you can become a Web Graphics VA Specialist and WOW your clients with the great work you do for them taught by the graphics mojo herself, Angela Wills.





We only have 100 seats so don't dilly dally, make sure you register right now for this FR-EE webinar.



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3) It's that time of year again when we are looking for volunteers at VAnetworking.com


If you love to write, enjoy networking in a forum atmosphere or just want to help out an organization with a special skill you may have that is working hard to educate the public about virtual assistance, look no further.


We are currently looking for:

- Guest bloggers

- Moderators at forum


There are many benefits to volunteering at our network from learning collaboration skills to gaining work experience to add to your portfolio.


We look forward to hearing from you, just contact us by submitting your name to my VA, Danielle, together with qualifications you have and time you could give per week/month to our network.


Email Danielle @ our network (VAnetworking.com) for more volunteer information.



VAinsiders Club MotiVAtor



Don’t cheat yourself or your business; always give 100% to each task. By doing the best that you can and getting excited about each and every task, you will begin to find that even the dullest of tasks becomes a joy. Don’t forget to take the time and pat yourself on the back after completing a task that wasn’t an easy feat. Always reward yourself and even more importantly when you need some encouragement, don’t ever be afraid to ask.


Receive more motiVAtional moments plus business strategies by Becoming a VAinsider Club member today!


Your VAinsider Club membership starts at only $7/mth. Not much to pay nowadays to help your business get the upper hand in the virtual service world. What are you waiting for?


JOIN TODAY at http://www.VAinsiders.com



Webinar Schedule - Mark Your Calendar!





DATE: Thursday, May 17th, 2012 at 3PM PDT


TOPIC: VAjot Socials every Thursday for #VAjot Socials at 3pm PDT.


It’s a social networking webinar to JOT down everything on our minds, from introducing new members to discussing positive flows within our businesses. We guarantee it will be a fun and informative social night for all to hang with their peers in the VA industry! All Virtual Assistants (or wanna-bees?) welcomed and please bring your URL with you to promote to us.


ENTER/REGISTER VAjot room here: http://www.VAjot.com

Password: educate





DATE: Tuesday, May 29th, 2012 at 3PM PDT

LEVEL: Supercharge


Topic: Internet Marketing Q & A – LIVE Website Reviews


Bring your mic and internet marketing questions to our LIVE open-air webinar Q & A with Tawnya Sutherland, a Certified Internet Marketing Business Strategist. She will help, guide, advise and find you the resources you’ll need for success with your online marketing plan. Each week Tawnya will bring to light your most darkest issues surrounding how to be seen online by your market and how to strategically entice your market to easily buy from your website. Who would have known making money online was this easy?


Learn more about upcoming VAinsider Club webinars at:




Who’s talking about what at the Forum...



If you haven't joined our FREE Virtual Assistant Networking Forum http://www.VirtualAssistantForum.com you are sorely missing out on a huge resource for your business. With over 15,000 registered members and over 134,000 topics and posts, you'll find the answers to every question imaginable about virtual assistance. And if you don't find the answer, then just post your question and within minutes someone will kindly help you out.


Our Motto: No question is ever stupid, stupidity comes from not asking when you have the opportunity (VAnetworking.com) to do so.




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YOUR Weekender Freebie



Want to Make some extra moola in your service business with affiliate marketing? Then watch this FR-EE video:




Learn how to add another revenue stream to your service business that can lead into more passive income by offering other people’s stuff for sale online. The magical part about affiliate marketing is that you don’t have to spend time and effort to create products on your website to sell. Affiliate marketing can help you make more money online besides just selling your services. You can be set up and ready to go within a few days and there is no need to spend any time creating your own products or purchasing inventory.


You’ll learn:


**What is Affiliate Marketing?

**How to choose the right affiliate programs for your VA business

**Strategic ways to earn affiliate moola

**Why Every Affiliate Marketer Needs a List

**Mistakes to avoid in Affiliate Marketing


FR-EEBIE: The VAaffiliate Marketing Guide includes 13 surefire ways to help you generate an income with your Virtual Assistant website. The great thing is you can apply these tips to all the affiliate programs you are involved with.


Download it here: http://www.VAaffiliates.com/VAaffiliatesGuide.pdf


To your virtual $uccess!


Tawnya Sutherland

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