Several years ago, I received a call from a friend of mine in a city about 2 hours away. She and another had just started an new company in medical consulting and needed someone to come and do about 3 days of data entry. She asked me, know- ing I was in between careers, and familiar with Medical Terms and Technology, would I come and spend 3 days and do computer work.
My first reaction was, "No", because I did not know anything about a computer, and or data entry stuff. I had used a lap top in previous work I was in, but it was not "data entry" stuff. So I said, "I'd think about it."
My friend then had her teenage daughter call me, because she really liked me and so she sweet talked me into going.
I went for 3 days, and what came from that was begin- ning of what is now my livelihood, which I run completely online.
As I was getting familiar with their business over those 3 days, and since I have a knack for promotion, I saw potential they were missing. So I said, here is where you are, and here is where I can help you go, if you want to go . They said yes, and I became VP of Marketing.
Along with growth came new computers, and Internet, and me learning some new things & expanding my knowledge of how Internet worked.
Up until that time, I had taken up residence in that distance city, but ultimately wanted to return home. I had done all I could do for them as they soon began some partnership squabbles, and it came time for me to move on, as I'm not interested in that energy.
They asked me to stay. I said, "I'd stay if they would open up a satellite office in my city, and I would do my part from there."
That's when things really began to happen for me online.
During that time, more partnership squabbles, they then began to lose money because they would not agree and they were always fighting and not working business in a productive way.
Then they got behind in payments to me. And long story short at end of it all, I kept computer & other office materials to compensate a small percentage of arrears in payment to me.
I had begun playing on some Internet forums. I got to be known as someone who knew her stuff. I then decided to put out 2 of my own free newsletters, when I still was not sure what I was doing or how to do it. At this point I had not thought of writing a book, although I did have a handbook that I began promoting on line in my newsletters.
Folks wanted my newsletters, which was such a grand feeling!