Before being an online marketer I spent 18 years growing up, the daughter of an IBM computer repairman. Spending time with my dad was the greatest thing there was. I remember going with him to fix a card punch when computers took up a whole room.
Dad passed away in 1991 & is looking down in shock that I have 2 computers on my kitchen table.
We had a red brick house in the middle of a field in Olney, IL. Our front yard was bigger than a football field & the drive was lined with blue spruce trees. Out back there was an orchard, barns, & garden. The garden had an endless supply of worms for fishing in the pond, down in the field. My dad & I spent much of our time together fishing, raising animals that had lost their mothers to tractors, enjoying the outdoors, & woodworking in the winter. I am not sure if my love for plants and animals was taught to me or just part of my DNA.
At 18, I left home & worked at a grocery store during the day & tended bar at night. Getting tired of living in the same town I thought I needed a change - I got married. We had 2 daughters & the Navy moved us all a crossed the US. Having figured out that the change that I wanted did not really work out so well – I divorced.
In 1993 I found myself pregnant & then Caitlinn entered the world. When she was about 2, I went through massage therapy school. I found that Washington State would not allow you to work on animals with out some vet training & that was out. So, I went back to working construction during the day & bartending at night.
Meeting Brad was a blessing. For the 1st time I had a chance to stay home. We settled in Las Vegas & that is when we 1st got a computer online. Brad thought it would be great to get a home business. After a long search I started with the Wholefood Farmacy.
About 1 year ago Brad & another person decided to start an online training community. That was just fine until Brads job changed & he was gone so many hours. He had told the other co founder that I would help here & there, if I could. Well that turned into 18 -24 hours a day learning everything I could & endless hours helping other members. My stay with that community has come to an end.
What is the coolest? Since I homeschool Cait, she has been here learning just as much. Cait is only 13, has her own business & is learning about social networking, forums, autoresponders, splash pages, FTP transfer, HTML, hosting, affiliate systems…..
Brad, Cait, & I are now setting up a new community on a phpbb3 script. We are getting programs set up to do as a team. We have implemented a $2.50 monthly fee to keep out spammers & people that are not serious about building a business. This will also help cover the cost of benefits for the community.I have started stringing the RSS feeds for our BLog Co-Op section and already see the hits coming in.Stop by if you would like to meet other serious marketers. The Blog Co-Op will have members posting mini post that describes the latest article. This is so everyone can visit, comment, and bookmark other peoples blogs & all start building.The Internet Marketers Guild