"Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast."
- Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking Glass
Once upon a time there was a naive girl who traded a cow for magic beans. That's the story of how my adult life began—only the cow was cash and the magic beans a college degree. Sadly, the degree wasn't actually magical and the only giant I encountered was my student loan bill.
After college, I found myself stranded in an economic recession with no cash and no marketable skills. I started working at a call center making $14 an hour, driving a car without heat, and trying to figure out how I could pay my student loan bill and afford rent. (Spoiler: I couldn't.)
I did happen to meet a handsome prince, but he didn't exactly ride to my rescue. In fact, he was 20 minutes late to our first date! However, I forgave (and eventually married) him after he showed me something that kind of was magical: Google Ads.
After that initial introduction, I promptly fell down the digital marketing rabbit hole.
I went from not knowing what Google Ads was to making more there than I was at my full time job in less than a year. So, I quit and became a full time freelancer. The whole thing has been an adventure I've thoroughly enjoyed, and it's taught me more about myself than I could have imagined possible.
I can say with confidence that I wouldn't be where I am today, the VP of Digital Strategy for a thriving agency and living in gorgeous Montana, if I hadn't embraced the digital wonderland we all have access to.
Digital marketing can do the same for you. I know it. I'm living it.
Here I'll share my experiences as a (former) freelancer, long time remote worker (8+ years), and digital marketer as well as digital marketing tips and tricks that may come in handy. Don't worry, I'm not selling magic beans—you can keep your cash and/or any cows!
Thanks for joining me on this journey, and here's to achieving happily ever after!
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