For as long as I can remember I have always been an entrepreneur, maybe not the wealthiest, but certainly relentless. I believe the only true failure in life is to stop trying…to stop pursuing your dreams, to just accept that “this is as good as it gets.”
My “internet” experience began in 2007 when I was a long haul truck driver with my then husband. We had this great idea to do “drop shipping” on a massive website, and I built it. We worked 16 hour days everyday, him driving until he couldn’t anymore, me in the “jump seat” on the laptop until I needed to take the wheel awhile….this went on for several months.
I literally uploaded 2500 plus Poker, Bar, and Billiards products and setup an account with the wholesaler who would actually ship these products as if they came from our company. (www.TruckinTreasures.com) We thought it was brilliant, and after all our hard work and finalizing the site with our new merchant account to accept credit cards, we finally clicked the “OPEN FOR BUSINESS” button and our site went live. We were so naive in thinking that when we woke up the next morning we would check the site to see how much money we made while sleeping, only to begin the never ending education of Search Engine Optimization. Oh how we never anticipated that our lovely site would not be found by any other human for more than six months. 🙁 This is truly where my journey began, and it is one that cost us over 5 thousand to various “guru’s”, but priceless in what I have managed to learn, no college degree could have taught me what I know now.
Truckin Treasures went away in two years by the hands of that merchant account, a sad story I won’t get into publicly….so I will just tell you that I progressed into affiliate marketing, and this is where I have been honing my website building skills and SEO knowledge for the past 5 years.
I still have a couple of affiliate sites, but honestly time has been such a factor working as hard as I do outside of the home. While I truly love my job and all the people I work with, my hope with Pinetop Web Design is to provide invaluable services at an affordable cost, thus allowing me to finally work from home full-time, while being a part of the success of many others.