Hi Angela here with That Helpful Chick. Welcome to our very first episode of our new podcast.
Today I thought I would start with just a little introduction and let you get to know us.
To be honest there are so many people out there online doing videos, doing podcast, building websites – and you’re probably asking yourself, who do I need to listen to? who should I listen to?
And maybe you’re asking yourself why should I listen to this chick? and you should ask yourself that not only in regards to me but in regards to anyone out there.
What are people offering you to make you want to follow them? So I think the best place for us to start is to just tell you a little bit about how I got started and how I got to where I’m at now and maybe explain why I’m actually doing a podcast.
So I started working online three years ago and the reason was -well it was kind of a few different reasons. About that time I was diagnosed with degenerative disc. I had gone to the doctor because my back pain was was really bad. It was difficult for me to stand for long periods of time, sit for long periods of time. It was just hard to work a regular job, so I went to the doctor and I got diagnosed and at that same time in my life my daughter I was splitting up with the father of her 2 kids.
She was going to need some help. Just all around general help with the kids.
At that time I decided to quit working and stay home and help my daughter. but after a few months of my daughter supporting me, I realized that that wasn’t for me. It didn’t sit well with me that my daughter was supporting me – her mother – that’s not the way it’s supposed to be.
So I began searching online to find a way to make money to help support myself and I did find a very good Training Program. I found a program which taught me how to build websites. I learned wordpress, SEO and I learned affiliate marketing.
And I tried that for a while but it wasn’t as easy as I thought it was going to be or maybe it was just me. So for probably about the first year I didn’t make any money I was building a website I was doing affiliate marketing but I wasn’t making any money.
So I decided to take the knowledge that I had learned and offer my services to other people. I began building websites for other people and maintaining websites for other people and starting to get a little bit of monthly income then.
It wasn’t enough to pay all my bills but it was enough that I could buy my daily needs – the essentials.
What I found was that as I learned, the more I wanted to learn. I really just love all the techy stuff that has to do with the on the back end of a business. About two years ago I started working with a really good client who is not only great to work for but is very knowledgeable in working in the online world so it was a bonus for me.
Not only do I get to learn by watching what she does but, the longer I worked with her the more I was learning about other softwares and applications that people use in business online. And now I know how to work in just about any application or tool that someone might want to use in their online business.
And with that knowledge I’ve gained more clients and I am able to help them in so many different ways and that’s the important part.
So as you listen to this podcast and any future ones that I record, I just want to give you a little idea of what to expect. One thing you won’t get is bullshit. I believe in telling things like it is. I believe in not sugar coating. None of us have time for that.
I believe in helping people because you can, not because of what you can get from them in return.
I plan to share many stories with you about things I’ve experienced in my journey of the last three and a half years, I will be sharing Lessons Learned not only in business but in life
So if nothing else, out of this podcast you may just get a good laugh. That’s all for today I want to thank you for listening. In the next episode you can listen to my biggest pet peeve from online marketers.