I Love My Little Virtual Assistant Biz {Image}

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Image Source Love this “little biz” graphic that I originally found via Pinterest. Captures how I feel about my little Virtual Assistant business to a tee. Megan Barber is a the VA Mommy. She is wife and mom of 2 little ones, and a busy Mom Business Owner. As a Real Estate Virtual Assistant, she… read more »

What’s New in the VA Mommy World?

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I know it has been quiet here at VA Mommy, but the world of this Virtual Assistant Mom has been far from quiet! So what is new over here?  Lots of things! I guess the biggest news is that I am almost 6 months pregnant with Baby #2! Yeah, I’ve been holding that one in… read more »

Trista Sutter – A WAHM Who Has it Together

via workingmother.com This story caught my eye from the Working Mother publication I subscribe to. I usually don’t pay attention to what the “Celebrity Moms” are up to in the media because I can hardly relate to them. But Trista Sutter (of the Bachelorette fame) is one that I can identify with. Even though she… read more »

I Love Being Virtual!

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Today is one of those days that I am so glad that I picked this work at home business. I really do love being a Virtual Assistant. Today, I decided to have a little bit of a change of scenery. Since I had an outing planned with the Mr. tonight, I packed up the munchkin… read more »

I Always Know What’s For Dinner Now

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The first question that pops out of Mr. VAMommy’s mouth when he comes home is, “What’s for dinner?” We really try not to eat out more than once or twice a month, and the Mr. doesn’t cook, so it was always on me to figure out what to fix for dinner. So that question used… read more »

I’m a Working Mom?

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Me, a “working mom”? No way! That is what I had been telling myself for months since the birth of my son. I would think that I’m simply a stay at home mom who happens to run a business from home too. “Working moms” go to work outside the home and use daycare, nannies, etc,… read more »

Work At Home Moms, What Is Your Secret?

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I’m writing this post as a call to all work-at-home moms out there. Especially moms of the under 2 set (or those who have been there). I want to know what your secret is. What is your secret to having a happy child, happy spouse, happy clients/customers, a clean house, and keep your sanity? What… read more »

Learn 10 New Skills in 10 Weeks – VAClassroom

I don’t know about you, but I want to go to camp this summer. It’s not just for the kids anymore! VAClassroom has just announced their first Summer Skill Camp – a way to learn 10 new skills in 10 weeks, skills such as article writing, Facebook marketing and WordPress development.

On This Day Last Year…

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Our lives changed forever… Megan Barber is a the VA Mommy. She is wife and mom of 2 little ones, and a busy Mom Business Owner. As a Real Estate Virtual Assistant, she is owner of Barber Virtual Assisting Solutions and also co-founder of the Real Estate VA training center, REVA Acacemy. Related Posts:Mommy Biz… read more »

My IVAA Live Summit Recap

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I made it home late on Friday night after returning from Phoenix, AZ and one of the best IVAA Live Summits ever! I came to Phoenix with some ideas in my head, and came back with so much more and plans to really shake things up in my business. I had an amazing time with… read more »

Get Out of Your Home Office!

Image by davipt via Flickr Tomorrow, I’m leaving on a jet plane and I couldn’t be more excited. The past few days I have been preparing to to travel this week to Phoenix, for the IVAA’s 9th Annual Live VA Summit. I am super excited to get out of my office, drop off my little… read more »

How Can You Not Have a Website?

Image by alles-schlumpf via Flickr Is it necessary to have a website in order to be a successful VA? My answer is, YES IT IS! I get asked that question quite often by new and emerging VAs. My answer is, how can you NOT have a website? With all the free and low cost site… read more »

The Things We Do As Moms

Image by camknows via Flickr The things we do for our kids just to keep them happy… I was that mom today that bought her kid a pack of Tic Tacs in the checkout aisle, just to keep him occupied. Yep, that was me. Orange Tic Tacs. It was all I could do to keep… read more »

I’m a Mommy Virtual Assistant

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So what is my story? I opened my Virtual Assistant business in January 2005, loving that I found a work at home opportunity that was real and it was a perfect fit for me. After some horrible experiences with previous employers, I loved being my own boss. Both my husband and I thought it would… read more »

Welcome to the New VA Mommy!

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Welcome to my new project, VA Mommy. My name is Megan, I am a Virtual Assistant, small business owner, entrepreneur, social media nut, and as of May 2009, a mommy. Things have changed in my life, and my business has changed. I became a mom and started experiencing everything in a different way. So here… read more »

Entrepreneur.com Promotes the Social Marketing Niche

Image via CrunchBase Recently, Entrepreneur.com posted a fantastic article titled, “Should You Outsource Your Online Presence?“.  The article highlighted the value of outsourcing your social media marketing to Virtual Professionals. Check out this quote from the beginning of the article.. “Between blogging, tweeting, Facebooking and updating a LinkedIn profile, it’s a wonder how a business… read more »

Consider Your Home Office Security

As Virtual Assistants, a majority of us run our businesses out of our home, be it from a designated office, or a designated corner of the living room (hey, whatever works, right?). One major thing that may not be first mind is just how secure our office is. Working from home may give us a… read more »

Small Town or Large City… Does it Make a Difference?

Recently, someone had commented in another network on this recent post, that provoked a few thoughts in my mind. They suggested that perhaps some of the in-person networking tactics were better suited to those in larger cities where they appear to be more willing to pay more for an independent contractor. Now, this is just… read more »

VA Classroom – A Fabulous Resource for Virtual Assistants

Since I have started the Social Media Marketing training class, I have become a raving fan of Craig Cannings and the VA Classroom. I really think is is a great place for new and veteran Virtual Assistants alike to get comprehensive training on important niches like Internet Marketing and Social Media Marketing. This has become… read more »