Valentina Bellicova, Internet Marketer, www.sitbooboosit.com
MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: Valentina Bellicova
Internet Marketer, www.sitbooboosit.com



June 3, 2007 Social Butterfly Club Member Interview: Valentina Bellicova
Internet Marketer, Sit Boo Boo Sit.com
Reporter: Alice Zhou

 
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MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: Valentina Bellicova
Internet Marketer, www.sitbooboosit.com



June 3, 2007 Social Butterfly Club Member Interview: Valentina Bellicova
Internet Marketer, Sit Boo Boo Sit.com
Reporter: Alice Zhou

A: What is www.sitbooboosit.com all about?
V: We’re a one stop shop for all things for dogs - the Conde Naste for dog owners. Through our newsletter we inform on the newest and the latest trends, give useful tips on caring for your furry friend and feature a “Dear BooBoo” column where your most pressing doggie questions are answered. We have stocked our “Bootique” store with selected quality products from GeorgeSF – collars, leads, coats, sweaters treats and toys. You can even have a beautiful enamel ID Tag custom engraved with your dog’s important information. Our most popular is the “Good Dog” series – a complete ensemble for your dog to step out in style.

A: Where were you born Valentina?
V: I was born in Yokohama, Japan.

A: Japan?
V: My family were early immigrants who escaped from Russia during the revolution. My paternal grandfather did business near the boarder of Russia and China in the city of Harbin and then moved the family to Japan. Similarly on my mother’s side, the family packed up and left Russia on anything that was moving – in this case a train heading east. Mom was just 3 at the time. . My mom and dad met in Japan during World War II. At the time there were big Russian communities in Japan, particularly in Tokyo, Yokohama and Kobe. Most moved to the United States, usually to San Francisco where there were historical Russian roots already.

A: How interesting! Do you speak Japanese then? And where did you go to school?
V: I can get by in Japanese, you know, do shop and socialize, I would definitely be lost in a business situation. I was a stateless person for the first 25 years of my life, as Japan does not provide citizenship unless you are ethnically Japanese. I became a Canadian at 25. I attended St. Maur’s International in Yokohama which is a famous school in Japan now. It was run by a French order of nuns who were all Irish!

A: What were some of the jobs you’ve had in the past?
V: My first job at age 14 was being the social columnist for the daily English newspaper The Mainichi. I wrote a column titled “Yokohama Jottings.” My editor liked my style and I was invited to write a second column which I titled “Teen Talk” which was a take on trendy fashions and things to do. Payment was based on the length of the columns.

Career wise, I became a secretary to a big steamship company in Japan, then executive secretary for Royal Dutch Airlines where my main duties were to conduct media relations for celebrities and VIP’s etc. Once I immigrated to Canada, I stayed in the tour and travel industry, took sales and marketing at the Sauder School of Business at UBC which then took me back into the corporate world with American Express. Ultimately, the draw of independence took me into network marketing with Melaleuca where I am a Senior Director III. A Senior Director’s average income is US$55K pa and continues to increase year over year. I believe that this is the best way for entrepreneurs to get started in business. My opinion has been echoed by none other than Robert Kiyosaki and Donald Trump. In between I got married, had a son and a daughter and raised them. It is interesting to note that they are now role models for me.

Most recently I launched Sit BooBoo Sit which will serve as the cornerstone for my entry into virtual real estate. This is a whole new arena for me and I am truly excited by the prospect.

A: What a colorful past you have? How was the network marketing business, I heard most people don’t make any money and lose friends and family from doing this type of business?

V: I didn’t know that it’s a difficult business, and I had the support of a lot of friends. They liked the products, and don’t mind the residual income! The referral marketing process took hold and has grown to over 800 people in my organization. At a point I began to plateau and decided to turn to marketing the business on the internet which in turn led me to my new business. You know the wisdom of multiple streams of income – well, I’m on number 2 and it too is designed to bring in a passive income.

A: What is this new business? Tell me a bit more about virtual real estate.

V: Well, the concept of virtual real estate is not new, but it’s not old yet either. It addresses itself to ecommerce. It is not much different from the bricks and mortar type of business except here your real estate is your website, the income it generates and other considerations which add value. Consider a stable of complimentary sites, each targeting a unique niche market. What do you think happens to the value of these sites when they are bundled? It is your choice at this point to continue to reap the monetary rewards on an ongoing basis or sell for a massive profit. Somewhat similar to “assembling” land for a project.

A: What a brilliant idea!
V: Wish I could take credit for it! The gurus are already appearing in cyberspace. But yes, that is the direction I am heading with my dog business. There is a lot in the works but much too early to note here. Perhaps we can revisit in the not too distant future.


A: If I’m interested in getting into the Virtual Real Estate market, how can I get started?
V: A friend of mine has an amazing offer of a $100 program to teach you everything you need to know about internet marketing and setting up a virtual business – you then just take it from there. You can sign up now at www.milliondollarroadmap.com/idaf/idevaffiliate.php?id=314. I’ve benefited a tremendous amount from this program.

If you'd like to contact Valentina, the founder of an advanced toastmaster club called Politically Speaking, and find a good treat for your pooch, contact:

Valentina Bellicova
Tel: 604-943-9062
Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

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