Well, what can I say? It all started by accident….or did it?
I grew up in Peoria, IL, went to Bradley University, and earned a degree in Marketing. I always thought I would go into the health care field because I like helping others. My sophomore year in college, I took a half semester class that helps you determine what career fields would suit you best, and to my surprise, I ranked highest in business, followed closely by health care. I decided to take a few intro business courses and quickly discovered a love for marketing.
Getting into Business
After graduation, I turned my two year internship into a full-time position, and several months later, a managerial position. A year in, I decided it was no longer a good fit for me, and I began working on the business side of the health care industry, which was a great fit.
I was in that position for five and a half years, and in that time, I even moved to another state and was able to keep my job. A year after moving, I decided to change companies and positions for something more flexible, yet still on the business side of the health care field.
My husband’s job requires us to move from time to time, so I wanted something where I could work from home most of the time because we’d be making another move (although a local move this time), and I would be much further away from the office.
In this time, I began working, just for fun, in the network marketing industry. I enjoyed having my own little business, and the extra money was nice. That worked well for about a year and a half, when again, another move came up, this time thirteen hours from where we currently lived.
It was at this time that I decided to take my network marketing business and turn it into a full-time gig with social media marketing. I had learned a lot through network marketing, and through my education and experience in marketing, I knew that social media marketing was what I wanted to do. So, I started my own business as a freelance social media marketer, working only with small businesses. Many times these businesses only have 1 – 10 employees, and it allows me to really make a difference in their marketing efforts. If your business isn’t using social media, then you’re missing out!
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