Welcome to my little corner of the Interwebs.
You’re here because you want to know a little bit about me. But first, I want you to know that you and I have a lot in common. You’re a blogger or freelancer (or dare I say a mompreneur?), like I am. However, you tend to struggle with the whole Internet thing. You understand that it’s important, but you’d rather not deal with all of the techie stuff like setting up a WordPress blog, maintaining your WordPress blog, or logging in on social media sites a bazillion times a day to maintain your online presence.
That’s where I come in! It is my passion to help mompreneurs and solopreneurs shine online by learning how to work at home as a freelance writer and blogger. I hope that my posts and pages will help you start down your own path to a career where you are in charge. But if you need a little more help, please keep reading.
How do I do this? Well, I’m glad you asked…
In one capacity or another, I have performed the following freelance services over the past few years:
- Social media manager (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram)
- Blogger (WordPress and Squarespace)
- Writer (SEO content, blog content)
- Ad and Internet rater (Google and Bing)
- Transcriber (audio and video)
And during this time, I’ve learned a few things:
- I love setting up blogs. I’m a blog setter-upper junkie, if there is such a thing.
- I love social media. It is by far my favorite means of promotion and marketing, mainly because it is inexpensive yet effective.
- I love helping people like you be successful.
My mission…which I chose to accept
Most recently, though, I made the discovery that what I have basically been doing for all of this time could be put to use as a consultant, of sorts. So, I applied with and was hired as a contract virtual assistant by a company called Time Etc. Doing this has allowed me to gain valuable knowledge, and more importantly, know for sure that there are folks out there who need my help!
What makes me tick
But before all of this freelancing stuff, I worked for 12 years in the educational publishing industry as a print project manager (like herding cats, only much harder) and then as a production technology analyst (see, I even gravitated toward the techie side of publishing). More recently, however, I was an editor for content quality assurance, where I cracked the whip in making sure our staff writers adhered to our company’s style and grammar standards (yes, I am a grammar nerd!). So, I come by some of this stuff naturally.
However, back in October of 2011, little did I know how much my life would change. My husband and I found out that we would be having not one baby, but TWO! (You can imagine my jaw hitting the floor…which it did). After learning that daycare for newborn twins was going to cost more than the mortgage on our house (about twice as much, actually) we had a decision to make. Did I go back to work and basically make half of my income? Or, did I stay at home with our kids, and I’d try my best to work part-time out of our home? Hmm.
Seeing as how you’re here reading about my foray into freelancing, I bet you can guess which avenue I took. And boy, I’m glad I did, because it has allowed me to discover my true purpose, helping folks like you.