Hello friends. Here Elisa from a little village in Holland. I’m married since 9 years to the love of my life and we have a 5 year old son.
Having my own web shop has always been a dream of mine and many times I have been on the edge of starting one. But what kept me from doing that was the investment (mainly the stock and package material that I would have to buy). Also lack of knowledge was in my way. I had no experience and no one to show me.
Somewhere around 2009 I made a website about being (and how to get) happy and I placed some affiliate links by the side. The website was visited well and I made just a few bucks with the affiliate links. That website was never about the earnings, I just wanted to get my word out.
End of 2010 I set up a local news website and I sold advertisement space to local companies. I enjoyed the designing of the ads. I loved doing the copywriting for the company presentations and also the SEO aspect was a juicy thing. In fact I loved doing the marketing and coming up with all kinds of juicy campaigns for promoting the website.
However there was also something about it that I hated… going to the companies and trying to talk the owners into buying an ad from me. Aaaarrrggggg… On days that I had to visit companies I would not feel good, first thing in the morning and that feeling would stay till after the visit was done.
One day I decided that it was enough with the suffering and I sold the website for a mild price.
I went back to my old profession, dog grooming. And I found a few side jobs to have some steady income. These days our income is okay, we can nicely get around from it.
But the dream of having my own web shop keeps haunting me. I just bought a course on how to set up your own web shop and was considering drop shipping as I ran into WA.
Nowwww… this is a great opportunity. This is like having my own web shop without having to invest in having stock. Now, here I find all the course material that I can dream of. And a whole community of people who love to help me (and I love to help them).
I started a website about dog grooming as that is something that I know a lot about. And you know what?! I now learn even more about dog grooming! It is so juicy to find a great keyword and then dive all the way into that topic. Since it is a great keyword it is always something that people are interested in a lot and then I discover so many details about that little aspect of dog grooming. I love it. It makes me a better groomer even!
My experience as a copywriter is of great service. My education in designing helps me greatly. My husband is a great photographer, providing me with tons of useful pictures. My passion for marketing finds a way out here.
All pieces of the puzzle fit together now. I am at my place here. Thank you WA !!!