About 3dandelions
Joined April 2015
Hello!
My name is Emily.
I am a successfully self-employed single mom.

I have three loves in my life - my 3 Dandelions - my forever 2 little girl and two happy, healthy boys who have filled my heart with more love than I ever could have wished upon a dandelion for. Each day, as I inhale their sweet essence, I exhale upon my growing dandelions, my wishes for them to realize in life, more than their hearts and souls could ever have dreamed.

I started a decorated apparel and promotional products business, 3 Dandelions Custom Promotions, out of my home, to enable working around my 3dandelions' schedules and continue to be an "at-home" mom. I am grateful for my success in achieving my goal to provide for us and be at home for them.

Once I had achieved my first goal of working from home, I was ready to begin my next goal - to employ other mothers: mom's looking for extra income during school hours, mom's needing flexible job hours to work around their spouses and children's schedules or mothers who have suddenly found themselves raising their children on their own and need immediate employment, while in transition to the next step of their lives.

It was with this next goal in mind that I expanded beyond decorated apparel and added ad specialty (promotional products) to my business offerings, enabling others to work as independent contractors in sales. The start-up cost is a box of business cards and time invested in learning about the products and the markets for them. There is full access to a learning center within the ad-specialty organization that I belong to, somewhat like what we have here at WA, along with marketing materials, my list of preferred suppliers and support from me as they learn to navigate the ordering system and narrow down their selling niches. They have the freedom to work around family schedules, to work from anywhere, and to take a sales career as far as one would like to.

Along the way, I also investigated selling on eBay. I researched buying direct from manufacturers and have a few products listed that bring in a bit of extra cash each month. I also go to the scrap yard now and again with my dad and salvage used auto parts to sell. It's a nice field trip for some time with my dad with the bonus of adding a bit to the extra cash flow!

Another added bonus of eBay - easy charitable giving! With just a couple of clicks, every purchase sends a percentage of the sale directly to the charity of your choice. Mine is The St. Baldrick's Foundation, a charity near to my heart. If you're selling on eBay, check out this feature that so easily enables you to support a cause you are interested in!

And now that I have mentioned The St. Baldrick's Foundation, I have to tell you a little bit about this fantastic organization. SB is a volunteer-powered charity committed to funding the most promising research to find cures for childhood cancers and give survivors long, healthy lives. I became involved with SB after losing my daughter to Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma when she was two. Every year, I organize head-shaving events to raise funds and I shave my head in solidarity with the kids, in exchange for donations. PM me if you would like to know more about The St. Baldrick's Foundation. It is a cause I am always happy to inform people about.

So, how did I come to be at WA?
Still looking for more opportunities to expand the cash inflow, and enable me to help others, I googled Car Wrap Advertising. As my apparel business started as a sister company to a Design & Graphics company, specializing in vehicle graphics, I had thought, how about those cars you see driving around with corporate advertising? Wonder how that works? In my search, I learned that individuals seeking to earn income through corporate car wrap advertising are a huge target for scams. A couple of testimonials to that end, and that was enough for me to move on…

With my last search at a dead-end, I then thought, what about other ways to advertise for other companies? I searched in regards to the companies whose products I sell every day. Not only did I find that there are affiliate programs for companies that I do business with daily, I found Steve @I've Tried That (thank you Steve!) and information on residual income through affiliate marketing here at Wealthy Affiliate.

And that's how I ended up here. I'm ready for my next journey!
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To start, I would be happy earning $200 a week
I would be over the moon if I could earn enough to live off of 10% and give the rest to those more in need
A couple of hours every day, early morning, before opening the door to my decorated apparel business
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To start, I would be happy earning $200 a week
I would be over the moon if I could earn enough to live off of 10% and give the rest to those more in need
A couple of hours every day, early morning, before opening the door to my decorated apparel business
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bournesol Premium
I like your idea of having a enough money for yourself and giving the rest a way. Keep at it. You will get there.
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Carson Premium
Really good to see that you've added some goals Emily!

These are both realistic and achievable. Your time investment will be key to achieving these goals and you certainly are willing to invest the time :)

Take your time, take action on what you learn, and ask for help when you need it! There are many helpful folks within the Wealthy Affiliate community who have the answers you will be looking for. I personally look forward to helping out in every way I can.

Carson
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Kyle Premium
I can totally appreciate you wanting to spend all the time with your children, I have a little one (1.5 year old daughter) and I feel so fortunate to be able to work at home.

I can tell you that it is possible and the Internet presents this opportunity Emily. You can literally take any passion/interest that you may have and turn it into a full time business and we are going to teach you how to do this here at WA. It will require some work and dedication, but it is well worth it.

You have a community of support behind you, myself included. If you ever need anything or just want to say hi, simply reply to this. Would love to hear from you. :)

PS. I hope you are having an awesome week thus far!
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IveTriedThat Premium
What's going on Emily? Hope you have had an awesome week here at WA and you are making some good progress through the training. If you need a little kick in the pants, I've got just the thing for you.

It's my training here titled 'Starting from Scratch: The Strategies I Use to Build & Maintain Successful Websites' It is a Premium training so you may have to check back after you upgrade to get full access!

In the meantime, let me know if there's anything I can do to help!
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Labman Premium
Hi and welcome to WA, Thanks for following me back.
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IveTriedThat Premium
Hey Emily! Just wanted to follow up and see how you're doing so far. I was checking your profile and saw it hasn't quite been setup yet. I thought I'd share this video in case there were any problems on your end: Definitely get your account setup. It'll lead to better help within the community. You'll make a better connection with other members with a picture and a short description. We are all people after all.

Anyway, let me know if you have any questions or need a hand with anything! Look forward to seeing you around the site more! :)
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3dandelions Premium
Hi Steve. I have started the Level 1 courses and have my profile picture and description set up.
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IveTriedThat Premium
Very cool, nice to meet you Emily!
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IveTriedThat Premium
Hey Emily and welcome to Wealthy Affiliate!

My name is Steve and I'm the owner of IveTriedThat. You signed up through me and I thought I'd tell you a little about myself. I joined Wealthy Affiliate back in 2009, over 5 years ago. I was looking to learn how to supplement my income through Internet Marketing and what I've found was so much more.

By 2010, I was working full-time from home. These days, ALL of my income comes from my ventures online. In fact, my wife just recently quit her job to start her own business as well. Internet Marketing and Wealthy Affiliate have provided us with amazing opportunities (we've bought a house, get to travel the world, and best of all, no longer spend time "going to work") and I'm incredibly thankful to the training, tools, and support here that made it all possible. :)

I'd love for you to see the same level of success. So, if you ever have any questions or need a hand with anything, do not hesitate to get in touch with me. I am here to help!

To get started, you should add a short description and upload a picture. Wealthy Affiliate is a community and having a profile and a picture will really help get you acquainted here.

Anyways, thought I would just introduce myself. If there's anything I can do for you Emily, just let me know!

Cheers!

Steve

PS. Hit the reply button and say hi so I know you made it here OK!
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3dandelions Premium
Hi Steve. I found your I've Tried That website when searching for info about car wrap advertising. Thank you for the very helpful reviews!
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IveTriedThat Premium
You're very welcome Emily! I'm glad to see you've made it here to WA! I look forward to working with you and if you ever need a hand with anything, I am here to help.
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