About Tdesjardins
Joined October 2016
Hello everyone! My name is Tabitha Desjardins and I am 28 years old. I graduated from Lincoln College of New England about 4 years ago and earned my Associates Degree in Applied Sciences, with a focus in Health Information Technology. I have recently received my Registered Health Information Technician certification from AHIMA and am currently an active member of AHIMA. I work at a company called Rhode Island Primary Care Physicians Corporation as a clinical data abstractor and I help out with Epic support calls.

After graduating college, it was very difficult to find a job. Colleges always promise that you will learn valuable lessons and will be a huge asset to the working community. They also promise that your career choice is desirable and that the jobs are plentiful once you graduate. Well after graduating, I found out that wasn't the case at all. I wanted to work for a hospital or physicians office as a medical coder, but those positions are unattainable without years of experience. Even with the degree and certifications, no one would hire me or give me a chance to show them what I can do. They expected me to get experience before I actually got experience. This in turn caused me to bump around in a temp agency from temp job to temp job, but never land any full time work. After about a year, I did finally secure a full time position, but it was for a data entry job. After all the work I had put in working two jobs while taking classes online, I had ended up in an entry level job that I could have gotten without my education.

It was then that I realized that the only way I was going to get into the career I wanted, was to work my way from the bottom up. Now I work as a clinical data abstractor, which is a step up from straight data entry, and hope to advance within the company in the future. In the meantime, I have forty thousand dollars in student loans that I have to pay back, as well as countless continuing education credits I will have to earn and pay for to keep my certification active. The thing that bothers me is that I am stuck paying for all of this even though I am currently not utilizing my degree or my certification, because I don't have at least three years of experience.

This brings me to the reason why I decided to join Wealthy Affiliate. I want to learn all there is to learn from this program and use it to better myself and my life. I am the kind of person who needs to constantly keep my mind busy and loves to learn new things. That's one of the reasons why I chose the healthcare field, because it is constantly changing and there is always something new to learn. However I feel that college has failed me and I am ready to find a new way to better myself and expand my knowledge, without spending thousands of dollars in a college environment. I am a very hard working person and am excited for the opportunity to build something great for myself and my future. I look forward to putting all I can into this new endeavor and learning as much as possible from this great experience.
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I would like to earn about $500 a month.
I would love to earn about $1000 a month.
I am willing to invest abut 2-3 hours a day while still working my "regular" full time job.
Money I would be happy earning
Money I would be ecstatic earning
Time I'm willing to invest to achieve my goals
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tdesjardins Premium
I would like to earn about $500 a month.
I would love to earn about $1000 a month.
I am willing to invest abut 2-3 hours a day while still working my "regular" full time job.
BeMyExpert Premium
Ahhh, I totally get the whole higher-education and student loan results, Tabitha!!

Got a BS and MS myself in research Psychology, and yes, my first job was not too different than your step up from data-entry.

I'm very excited now to be in WA. After all, what was school for us? We paid for information and experience from experts (teachers) and we where cast out in the world to do our best with it.

Here at WA, I have not only learned a lot, but a week in and I am making concrete, progressive steps toward an income building website.

So, I wish you the best, I am following you and if you like please follow me back.

Hopefully, in a few months we will have wonderful advice (and teachings) for each other, without all the student loans!!


All the best!

Kyle Premium
So awesome Tabitha, I know from experience that goals are what lead us to success. Work relentlessly in pursuit of these goals and they CAN and WILL happen.

In fact, wipe failure out of your mind right now. It simply won't happen. You have too much help, support and an entire community of help behind you to ever let that happen :)

If you need anything going forward, just let me known and I will be happy to give you a hand.
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Kyle Premium
Just wanted to shoot you a quick message and see how things were going thus far Tabitha? I am here to help if you ever need a hand with anything, just holler!

PS. Also, quick reminder. Today is the last day to get your first month discount/bonuses. No rush, no worries. Just a simple reminder here. :)
wendyjane Premium
I hope things are going well. I know you are getting rolling within the training and there is ONE thing that always tends to confuse people and that is "what is my niche?".

I know, same thing happened to me when I started.

I just wanted to reach out and let you know that I am here if you ever want to run any niche "ideas" by me or you have any questions about finding your niche.

Get back to me when you get the chance! :)
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Hey Tabitha, here's welcoming you to WA community, an excellent internet training, and online business arena, backed up by a friendly and helpful community. I think we can be very successful here by being focused on the training, and by pursuing business actions. I wish you serious focus, great business actions, and much financial success.
immistermike Premium
Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate. Tabitha! I think you’ll find that this is a great place to be a part of! The training is second to none – tons of tutorials, training videos and Entrepreneur Certification courses. The first 10-lesson course is free to Starter Members but it tells you everything you need to know to get your website up and running. You’ve probably been pointed in that direction but here’s the link to the first lesson I highly recommend that you jump into the lesson and course!

If I can do anything to help, please don't hesitate to let me know. I'm here to help!

Also, I want to take a moment to wish you the very best!
wendyjane Premium
Hey there Tabitha and welcome to Wealthy Affiliate. I'm Wendy, and I'm here to help you along the way! If you ever need a hand or have a question, just let me know.

So you're here to learn how to make money, right? First things first, make sure you start by checking out the "Online Entrepreneur Certification - Getting Started" course (Level 1). This is a task based step by step guide that will walk you through setting up your online business. Here's the link: Something you'll soon learn about the community here is there are tons of helpful people always willing to lend a hand. Feel free to dive in and ask any questions within the community you may have. Those that interact are more likely to succeed. :) You can access the getting started classroom here:


You can also jump into live chat anytime, or drop me a message on my profile!

★★★How to Get Your Bonus★★★

If you decide to go premium within your first 7 days, here are the bonuses I will be giving you:

✓ You are going to be getting a 59% discount on your first months premium - (that's just $19)

✓ You'll get personal and private access to me. If you ever need any help going forward, I'll be here to help you out.

✓ I will send you Jay's live video training "Live Case Study in Real Time" - you'll get to watch an expert build a niche website in REAL TIME!

✓ You'll get Rebecca's "How to Quickly Identify your Online Money Making Niche" - learn how to select the right niche for you!

✓ I also am going to send you Steve's "Business From Scratch" tutorial. This is an awesome piece of training that can really clear up any initial confusion you may have.

✓Lastly, you'll get "10 Hot Niches for 2016 and 2017" to give you some more niche ideas and (hopefully) spark some new ones!

But only if you upgrade within your first 7 days... (this is what I call my "action takers" bonus).

Anyway, I just thought I'd get in touch and introduce myself. Remember if you have any questions about anything please let me know. I'd be more than happy to help out.

It's great to have you here as a member Tabitha. I sincerely look forward to working with you and getting to know you better. :)

Your friend,