Hello there, I'm Pam, proud mom of 5 grown kids and a wonderful hard working husband living in the heartland of America. California valley girl meets NY stud while we were both in the Navy. 35 years later, with the kids all out on their own, we are now parents to 3 dogs....waiting for grand-babies someday! But in the meantime I need to make up some retirement money for all those years I stayed home raising kids. I have a NY paralegal degree that rotted away when I moved to the Heartland, I am totally boot-strapped self taught in everything I know about web work, A to Z.
Internet Marketing isn't new to me; I still get checks from Hubpages for a mousetrap niche I started in 2011, but I did a few gray hat tactics and Google eventually got my related website in 2012 and others. I originally learn to code HTML web design when our Girl Scout troop needed a web page, in 1996. I dabbled before that as a hobby, you know, the days when maybe one person per housing track had a PC in their house! Eeks, I am showing my age!
Ebay was an infant when I began reselling secondhand and wholesale items and that was a pretty good income, especially when you have a boatload of kids. Then Paypal and eBay mergerd and postage rates skyrocketed, so I searched for some familiar income stream. That was when I really learned about SEO, PPC and more promoting my own eBay linked website. Fast forward to 2000, Odesk/Upwork and like sites, made finding and getting paid for virtual work much easier.
SEO, PPC, Google Analytics and building WordPress are tasks I enjoy, but I tend to get lazy with social media. I can build out the asset design and information and post, but not so good at generating traffic through it--I think because it feels too much like a chore. When Google slapped so many websites on the planet, and I listened to the moaning and groaning of people in forums and such, I kind of threw in the towel as far as internet marketing went.
For the last three years I've been employed at brick and mortar stores building websites, and all that. When I work for someone else, I tend to give 200% (Kind of demanded, but unappreciated by my last employer) and after some long conversations with myself during my 90 minute daily commute, I decided that 200% should be put into my own business. So last month, I quit.