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"The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond them into the impossible"

~ Anonymous

Tea Time with Liv


Lately spam has been an issue in many areas. Especially in Social groups. As a WAHM you need to get informed. Read on.

What is spam?

spam [ spam ]
noun (plural spams)
electronic junk mail: an unsolicited, often commercial, message transmitted through the Internet as a mass mailing to a large number of recipients
transitive and intransitive verb (past and past participle spammed, present participle spam·ming, 3rd person present singular spams)

1. send unwanted e-mail: to send an unsolicited e-mail message, often an advertisement, to many people
2. post unwanted electronic messages: to post a message many times to a newsgroup, or an inappropriate message to multiple newsgroups
[Late 20th century. Probably from a sketch in the U.K. television comedy series Monty Python's Flying Circus in which all items on a menu contained Spam(tm)]
spam·mer noun


Spamming is the abuse of electronic messaging systems to indiscriminately send unsolicited bulk messages. While the most widely recognized form of spam is e-mail spam, the term is applied to similar abuses in other media: instant messaging spam, Usenet newsgroup spam, Web search engine spam, spam in blogs, wiki spam, Online classified ads spam, mobile phone messaging spam, Internet forum spam and junk fax transmissions.
Spamming remains economically viable because advertisers have no operating costs beyond the management of their mailing lists, and it is difficult to hold senders accountable for their mass mailings. Because the barrier to entry is so low, spammers are numerous, and the volume of unsolicited mail has become very high. The costs, such as lost productivity and fraud, are borne by the public and by Internet service providers, which have been forced to add extra capacity to cope with the deluge. Spamming is widely reviled, and has been the subject of legislation in many jurisdictions.Persons who create electronic spam are called spammers.


Types of Spam include but not limited to:

Instant Messaging
Mobile Phone
Online Game Messaging
Blog, wiki, and guestbook

Did you know spamming is illegal? It sure is. It is not just illegal for companies but also individuals.

Did you know that each spam you send or engage in can cost you up to $11,000? And you thought a gallon of milk was expensive.

Read more about spam on the Federal Trade Commission site at http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/conline/pubs/buspubs/canspam.shtm and http://www.ftc.gov/spam/

Don't get caught in something you thought was harmless. Get informed. As a WAHM you are in business and you are required to follow the laws of spam.

Many times we are taught to send emails to all of our friends and family about sales and new business ventures. While these are rarely ever thought of spam and friends and family do not mind them, they are spam. If you choose to send these emails, they must be brief, to the point, and include an opt out message.

Rule of thumb - DO NOT send any emails, postings, instant messages, to anyone if they have not specifically asked for you to send them information. If you are asked ALWAYS have an explanation how to opt out of future messages and emails.

Olivia Vidal© Copyright 2008

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People are watching

Recently I have witnessed some very disturbing actions and reactions by so called professionalWAHMs. Because of this I felt it necessary to talk about it for a moment.

From time to time anger gets the best of us. When this happens we do not always act and react in the best of manners. We are only human. It happens. What we need to remember is people are always watching.

I witnessed this very thing in the past week. While I understand why the anger, I did not understand the unprofessional public reactions. No matter whether these actions are felt justified, they are never to be made public in such a manner. Furthermore they are never to be made in public to entice others into siding turning what could have been taken to the person or persons for further discussion on the matter. This only creates what I like to call the WAHM posse. You may feel you having those others on your side will win your case but you could actually be hurting them. Think about that.

The WAHM posse is what I affectionately call those who join and attack to protect another WAHM because that is the right thing to do. The other would do it for them so they must unite and fight is the attitude. This is why so many feel there are too many cliques in the WAHM world.

I bring this up as a business owner, a manager, and a representative. I have worn all hats so I see things from many different sides. Along with other business owners, managers, and representatives, we see these reactions. We take notice who they are and how they are handling a situation. We think about how poorly the situation is handled and think to ourselves - Do we really want this person with our company? If this person were to join our company would we consider their application to management? Is this the type of behavior we want to represent our company, co-consultants/co-affiliates, our management, our products and image? Do I want someone on my team that acts unprofessional? The answer to these are all no.

If you are caught up in a situation where you feel you have been wronged in some way, first calm down. Sometimes it is better said than done but it must happen. Before you react take a walk. Get a drink of water. Close your eyes and count to 50 in a quiet room. Dance around your house to a fun and energetic song. Whatever you need to do to enter than calm state. Only when you are calm will you be able to think and react in the most professional way. Next approach the person(s) who you feel have wronged you and explain your feelings and why you feel that way. Ask them for an explanation on why the situation has come to the point it has. This is not the time to attack and tell them they are wrong and they don't know what they are losing. That will only put others on the defense and the situation will never reach a resolve. If you feel there is no resolution, leave in a professional way.

Remember that saying - never burn your bridges?

You are not being judged based on the situation so don't get me wrong here. You are soley being judged on the actions and reactions. If you will do it to one, who says you won't do it to another if given the same anger level. Many say they will not judge you but in the end you are always being judged in business. Even potential customers are judging you even if they are a fellow consultant/affiliate in one company.

If you see another in distress, don't automatically jump to their aid. The biggest problem the WAHM world has is the cliques. Far too many. Many feel excluded even when in the same company. They see a linch mob formed over one persons word and they run from the posse. They did not sign up for drama and neither did you. Silly actions as this is mine and will never be yours just makes for a childish preception that nobody wants.

Always always remember no matter the situation you must conduct yourself in the most professional manner possible whether online or offline.

Don't kill your business over one heated situation. Retaliation is never the answer and never the reputation you want to be left with. If you must vent, do so with your friends. Just don't let the business world see it. You don't want your reputation ruined over one incident.

Olivia Vidal© Copyright 2008

Calling all pet lovers

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All of our Critter Snackz are made without wheat, corn, bi-products or chemicals of any kind. So, you can rest assured that your Critter will Love our Critter Snackz.

Even better, Critter Snackz is owned and operated by a WAHM!

My pets favorites are the pizza snackz. They look just like real mini pizzas! Not only are they are cute treat but actually good for them. Original puppy snackz are a great every day snack.

They also have some great accessories from collars to beds to clothes. Being we live in the snow country, clothes are not just an outrageous accessory. Its a nessesity for my littlest of pets. Their little bodies do not have the body fat needed to stay warm in the snow not to mention their little feet get too cold for pitty breaks. If you have a little one, you need to check out the great line.

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Do you Twitter?

If you haven't twittered, its about time you do! What a fun way to stay connected with others. Not only do I stay connected with friends, made new ones, I have brought awareness to my businesses, learned about important issues during the current political campaign, and found some great resources as a WAHM.

Come see what everyone is talking about. Don't forget to connect with me while you are there http://twitter.com/girlzstylin

See you there!

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