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The Virtual Assistant Report - Dec. 16th

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Hi Members,


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



A Note From Tawnya



How Positive Thoughts Can Lead to Success in 2013


“Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.” – Napoleon Hill


Ask any successful person or professional coach how to achieve your goals and the first piece of advice is likely to be, “think positively.” Positive thoughts are your key to achieving your dreams and goals in 2013. While being positive isn't the only ingredient and characteristic necessary, it is an essential one.


Positive thinking starts with you. Often we look at what we want to achieve and we’re able to think positively about the goal or the process but we’re unable to think positively about our abilities. What do you do well? Rather than focus on what you’re not so good at, spend time focusing on what you are good at. Enjoy and relish your strengths. These strengths are what will catapult you to your success. Instead of thinking “I can’t or I won’t be able to,” think “I can, I will, I am able to.”


Don’t put limits on your dreams. The only limit to your success are your thoughts, fears and limiting beliefs. When you can clear these, you leave room to make the once impossible, possible.


Surround yourself with like minded people at our VA Networking Forum in 2013. Participate (quit lurking) by sharing your knowledge about what you know. In exchange you'll not only learn from these people but make some good friends which will lead to new clients: http://www.VAnetworking.com/forum


Surrounding yourself with positive people who too are pursuing their dreams of success will help you attain your own goals. The trick however is that you must first be a positive thinker to attract these same people. Mastermind groups are an excellent example of the power of positive thoughts and action. Benjamin Franklin had a mastermind group, Henry Ford had a mastermind group and many of our historical and notable success figures found power and by surrounding themselves with like minded people.


Our VAinsiders Club has a mastermind group, so go ahead join it (only $7/mth) for 2013: http://www.VAinsiders.com


Create affirmations for success. Affirmations are positive statements that motivate you, inspire you, and keep your spirits and confidence high. Affirmations are personal and can only be written by you. Spend some time thinking about fears, limiting beliefs and areas where you lack confidence and write affirmations to help you change those limits into positive thoughts and positive action.


Most importantly, never give up. Changing your mindset to think positively will help you persevere. One of the common characteristics of successful people is their ability to fail, pick themselves up, fail, pick themselves up and continue this process until they succeed. There's no way you can suffer failures without a positive attitude. Mistakes and setbacks will happen. Will you be able to handle them and forge ahead? You will if you have the right attitude.


Success comes to those who focus on the good, who think positively about themselves and the world and who are able to persevere. If you think positive about your dreams and goals until they become part of who you are then you will be on your way to achieving the success you desire in 2013.




Virtual News You Can Use NOW!



1) Do Your Really Clients Trust You? It's almost 2013! Show credibility to your clients in your VA business this coming year by getting your VA certification.




Be the “right VA” every time with a VAcertified Seal just for demonstrating the talent and know-how you already have TODAY. Successful entrepreneurs have proven again and again that it’s not what you know but how you bring that knowledge and experience together in one, synergistic benefit package for clients.


When you display the VAcertified Seal on your website and in your other marketing materials, it says to prospective clients that you are the VA you say you are. Virtual Assistants who display the VAcertified seal have demonstrated to an elite peer group that they possess a unique combination of:


- Professional work experience

- Education and training

- Demonstrated contributions to the VA industry

- Think you have what it takes to become VAcertified?


Think you have what it takes to become VAcertified? Learn more at:




2) Want a cool business deal every day this month? Look no further than my friend David Perdew. He is offering you really affordable (I mean cheap - YAY!) deals every day for the month of December. From downloadable royalty free images to training to teach you how to give you some new HTML skills. He has a bag full of business holiday goodies that will change daily so it each and every day in December.


Here's the link to bookmark and check daily during December:





3) Want to be seen by more prospective clients?


We feature a VA Spotlight twice a month at our VA Client Blog. Our website ranks high in the search engines and has tens of thousands of hits every month from prospective clients wanting to learn more about outsourcing to a VA or download our fr-ee guide on hiring a VA. Our client blog is the most popular one online for clients to visit to learn more about virtual assistance. Why not be a spotlight while they are there?


To start this program off the spotlight is on my VA, Danielle Beauchemin and you can view her in the VA Spotlight here:



All Virtual Assistants at our free network may apply to be spotlighted. However, we do have a waiting list and we will fill available slots up first with our VAinsiders.com Club members. Increase your chances of being spotlighted by signing up to our VAinsider Club today. Upon acceptance you'll be able to sport our Spotlight VA Badge and link it to your interview at your website.


So what are you waiting for? Go get spotlighted and be seen by prospecting clients visiting our website.





4) Looking for Affordable Seasonal Greeting Cards With Your Logo?


With the holiday season right around the corner learn how you can send out 10 professional, personalized, glossy greeting cards for under $10 (plus postage) right from the convenience of your home/office computer, iPad or iPhone! If you follow the link below, you can even send one card for FR-EE which I will even pay for.


What are you waiting for? Send a greeting card today to your client to say thanks






VAinsiders Club MotiVAtor



Do you set yourself up for success? When you allow yourself to take on tasks and work towards projects that are sure to be a success it can be a huge confidence booster. Many of us do not set ourselves up for success. We take on tasks that are bigger than our capabilities, we establish timelines and deadlines that are next to impossible to achieve and we set goals for ourselves we know are way too big. When you do these things it can be a huge draw on our self-confidence and self-esteem. Starting today begin setting yourself up for success … you will be amazed at how the increase in self-confidence and self-esteem will turn into a new-found enthusiasm for your business.


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 HERE: http://www.VAinsiders.com




Webinar VA Training Schedule - Mark Your Calendar!



Keep yourself notified our our FR-EE VA Training webinars at our network by signing up to our newsletter at: http://www.VAnetworking.com/seminars


FR-EE VAjot Social Webinar


Join Tawnya Sutherland and fellow Virtual Assistants for our popular VAjot Socials. It’s a social networking webinar for Virtual Assistants to get together and JOT down everything on our minds, from introducing new members to discussing positive flows within our businesses. It's a very laid back time to socialize with others in the VA business just like you. 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. Please hook up your microphone for more interaction between members.


DATE: Dec. 20th, 2012 at 1PM PST

Webinar Room Link: http://vanetworking.....com/vatraining




VAinsider Club Webinars this week...


DATE: Tuesday, December 18th, 2012

LEVEL: Supercharge Only

SERIES: Thriving Business Series

TOPIC: Contracts, Data Maintenance & Storage & Business Resources


This class will first cover contracts and what aspects you should be considering with respect to contracts for your business. We will also cover best practices for maintaining data on your computer, backing that data up and retrieval of information. Finally we will cover business resources that every business owner should consider using. Once this section of your manual is complete anyone should be able to find important documents in your business.


Learn more about upcoming VAinsider Club webinars and how you can join to be a part of them by clicking here: http://vainsiders.com/proactive-vas/



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 136,000 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.




**You must be signed into the forum to view these else you will receive a message saying "Sorry, we couldn't find that! Maybe you need to login first" Membership is FR-EE so signup and learn from each other


What are everyone's plans for the holidays?



How can I give access to my social media accounts?



How did you start out as a VA?




** Follow our hashtag on Twitter for new topics daily at our forum #VAforum




Getting Started as a Virtual Assistant



Succeeding as an Affiliate Marketer



Steps to Protecting Your Business Information Online





Don't forget to be seen by getting "IN THE FACE" of your target market >>> Potential clients and VAs looking to outsource! Comment today at "The VA Blog"






YOUR Weekender Freebie



Get Karon Thackston's Kindle book at Amazon for FR-EE. The ebook is called "How Correcting 3 Common Website Mistakes Increased Sales 86%". It's only fr-ee for December 16th so get it while you can!


CLICK HERE: http://www.vajot.com/karonkindlefree



To Your Virtual $uccess,


Tawnya Sutherland, CIMBS

Founder of The Leading Virtual Assistant Networking Forum Since 2003



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