For this page I just copied the first post of our new website, I’m pretty sure I said everything in that post and didn’t see why I shouldn’t post it on my “About” page. Anyway, at the time when we started this site, here’s what I had to say and other than that, I hope you enjoy the content and articles to come.
Also, be sure to check out our 2008-2009 Editorial Schedule, it’ll let you know what we plan to post over the next year or so. I’m so looking forward to getting everything published, I just need to put my head down and keep going and we’ll get there. I just wish I could get it ALL written and posted TODAY!! Patience, Reba, patience!
Here’s the first post that describes fairly well “where we’re coming from“:
There’s so much to talk about, I don’t know where to start. But I better get in gear because you’re here for a reason and I don’t need to be hemmin’ and hawin’, huh?
Well, first things first, I’ll give you a little background on why I’m excited about what we’re doing here. Brent can make his own post.
I’ve been working on the internet for over ten years now. It started when I bought my first HTML editor, Microsoft Front Page 97 and from that point forward, I was hooked. First I built websites for other companies, but that only lasted a year or so as I wanted to build sites for ME. Brent and I owned a wholesale company that sold stuffed animals to the amusement industry and I was getting bored. This internet stuff was so much fun, I wanted to just do that!
So ever since that time I’ve been piddling around trying to make money online and have never quite gotten it right. Every time I thought I was on to something, something would change or I’d get bored because the money was slow to come and I again would quit. Well, let’s face reality, it was me and my impatience, I never had the tenacity to hang in there and just MAKE IT WORK.
Well let me tell you, this time, I’m going to MAKE IT WORK and while everyone watches right here!
I’m a member of that great generation that was born between 1946 and 1964. Yes, I’m a member of the generation that made America what it is today. According to the Wikipedia, I’m a “Trailing Edge Boomer” or “Late Boomer” since I was born in 1959. I really like the “Late Boomer” label as that’s what I am in Internet Marketing as well, I’ve been online for 10 years and still haven’t Boomed! Yes, it’s taken me 10 years to realize and understand my role as an internet marketer, yes, I’m a “Late Boomer”.
As a Baby Boomer my concerns include things like:
- thinking about retirement that is just around the corner
- taking care of an aging parent
- making sure my kids graduate from college and preying they do it without too much debt
- working all day in a workforce where young fresh minds could replace me at a moments notice
- trying to turn my internet hobby into a full-time business
- and the list goes on, add a comment and let’s discuss your concerns as a Boomer
And that’s why I’m here. I want to share what I learn about internet marketing with others who want to become financially independent with their own company using the internet. I’ll share what works and what doesn’t, what products are good and which ones aren’t, and I’ll give you info on the latest fads and the latest crap.
There’s so much information on the internet about internet marketing that it’s mind boggling, it’s a full-time job keeping up with it all and I hope to make it my full-time job some day soon. But what will be different about the information I give, is I will filter it from a Boomer’s perspective assessing cost, risk level, time investment to outcome ratio, and much more.
I’m looking forward to this new journey with a group of people that “see things the way I see them”.