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Hello! My name is Jodi Carwan, I’m an Online Marketer specializing in helping others achieve their online marketing goals all while growing leaps and bounds in their personal lives. Personal development as it relates to owning and running a home based business go hand in hand because of the tremendous amount of discipline necessary to focus and achieve BIG goals. On this blog you will find a lot information about how you can succeed at any network marketing business using the Internet to create the results you deserve. I will be sharing very openly and give you as much insight and knowledge about my personal and professional journey along with tips, tactics and strategies that I hope will help reshape your life in many different ways. So let’s have some fun shall we?!
A Quick Version About Jodi
I grew up in suburban Oregon, in a place called Beaverton, my family was solid, we never moved and I grew up enjoying my surroundings and building long lasting relationships. I come from a small family of 4; my wonderful parents, Jim & Anne have been married 45 years and live on a beautiful ranch in eastern Oregon called Crooked River. I have an amazing sister named Karrie who lives in Camas Washington only a few minutes from where I live; her and her husband David have raised their sons, Blake & Sam to be adoring young men; they are all fun, active and balanced. I’m a proud Auntie and very blessed to be able to spend a lot of time together with all of them.
Growing up I always did my own thing, I loved school and the social aspect, I played sports and aspired to do many things. Once I graduated, I was driven to find my way to what I wanted to do, not what I was supposed to do. I never considered myself to be an Entrepreneur back then but sitting here now and reflecting on the journey so far, that is how I would describe myself. I have never been one to sit idle, after school I traveled and explored life. Once I decided on a career in Real Estate I settled into new home construction and built a linear business that gave me 12 years of incredible experience. Although I grew up in a conservative family, I was different than that, still am and always will be. I have grown to find my true passion in working for myself, knowing I can accomplish whatever I put my mind to. And it is funny, just when I think I’m done transitioning into something new, it never fails, something else comes along… but I will say this, even though I have experienced enough to know what I want for myself, I will always transition because I want to grow and change into a better person. I am the driving force of my own passion; I am dedicated to helping others achieve greatness in their personal and professional quest for a more abundant life. I will use my talents and gifts to give freely to others; sharing ways to use online marketing from home and grow whatever size home base business people desire. I want to work with those who have the hunger for a bigger life than their own.
Marrying My Best Friend For Life
I am a blessed woman; in 2005 after a 5 years courtship and a 7 year relationship with my best friend, my husband asked me to marry him on Valentines day in Maui. Two years later we said our vows at sunset on the beaches of Maui in front of 65 of our friends and family… and at the same resort where he proposed. My wedding day was magical and a day I will never forget! Introducing, my best friend and the love of my life, Frank Carwan…
Past Business and my Journey onto the Internet…
After 12 years of working with builders and developers in the new home construction industry, the market crash of 2006, and 2007 took a major toll on my business, in fact any work I had in the pipeline, and any potential work was gone; even though it happened over the course of time, it still felt like an over night crash. I had worked in Corporate America for big, known name builders, I had worked every aspect of sales and marketing for all sized builders, I had run my own business as a consultant to builders and developers so what was left to do? – I had done all that I knew how to do so I felt like it was a sign to move on and start something new.
I have always enjoyed building relationships and networks, in fact my friends have always complimented me on my ability to arrange and coordinate plans and events, and I say it simply comes natural and is something I love to do.
So I’ve met a lot of fabulous people, enjoyed a wonderful career in Real Estate so what next? … what is that saying, “when your not looking, you find what your really looking for?” … well that holds a lot of truth. In 2007 when I wasn’t really looking I was introduced to a network marketing company in the health and wellness industry that sparked my interest so I gave it a shot. After a couple years of building a big business, I decided to take my business online and when I did, I was told not to. Knowing that was going to be the way to take my business to the next level, and knowing I was unable to do so was a very frustrating place to be. Long and short of the story is I moved onto the company I’m with now and have never looked back; call it what you will, but bottom line is I wasn’t interested in limitation when the sky was the limit on the Internet so instead of settling for less than what I knew I could do, I parted ways and found a company that allowed the freedom of using the Internet.
A Little More Background…
Let me give you a bit more about me and my background before I continue on about my discovery to online marketing. When I began as a self employed entrepreneur in the Real Estate profession, I learned how to adhere to structure, with the ability to be creative; this is how I learned how to stay within the boundaries yet consult my ideas to drive new business and discover what worked. During the course of my 15 years in the Real Estate industry, I not only kept learning and perfecting the trade, but many doors opened along the way and I became a leader and coach with many reputable New Home Builders. I acquired many licenses and designations and have successfully created millions of dollars in revenue to builders and developers on massive projects all over the Northwest. Since May 2005 I not only worked in Real Estate, that is when I began taking network marketing more seriously as a plan B. I started building a community base and social network of new friends, and started growing my business at the local level. I was and still am very enthusiastic about sharing with others and finding great strength in community support through networking events and charity functions.
With Internet systems in place I knew one thing for certain, I was onto something bigger and better than anything I had ever done before. Bound by determination, and supported by solid systems and experienced leaders, I took this on at full speed to figure out how to generate a ton of traffic, get leads to convert on auto pilot, all without leaving the comfort of my home to do so.
My Journey on the Internet…
I began digging deeper, I was hungry to see what online marketers were all about and I discovered they are different, they are well-postured, confident, and had qualities that were inspiring. To be brave and bold, I will say that I do have something in common with successful entrepreneurs who make millions; I have the same mindset, and I knew I wanted to be a part of and collaborate with a community of like minded people, so I had to take action, massive action and stop “selling and telling” and to start learning new strategies that were proven to work through the Internet. When I started playing a different game and by new rules, I simply stuck to my plan with the right mindset, and started seeing more opportunity and possibility. There is a lot of room for good people who want to learn and grow a web presence on the Internet. Truth is, we are all imperfect and will all have to face the reality of challenges and pushing through them in order to win and succeed. When you can win and succeed with the right team and within the right community, it becomes the recipe for success in surviving within your niche. Once I found the people, the tools, and gained the knowledge, I had all I needed to stay on course and create my own success through online marketing. I would like to help you do the same and allow you to learn with me as well as give you whatever you need so you can create new business and grow to new heights.
Why the Internet…
The Internet has created countless opportunities for “virtual” businesses, particularly over the last five years with so many people shopping, meeting and communicating online the massive transition of social media. There are literally millions of business opportunities online if you know where to look and how to develop them, or if you simply connect with someone who can show you the ropes. The Internet has become a multi-purpose business tool that brings individual entrepreneurs together with entire common-interest communities to provide vast resources for business leads and clients, connections to partners, suppliers, product delivery systems, support networks and quality training from successful professionals. Why go through the pains of starting a business, complete with overhead costs, and employee headaches if you don’t have to? You can find a way to turn your passion into a business, without searching for a job that ultimately may or may not be a good fit for you, by using the power of the Internet and social media.
Over the next few years…
I submerged myself into everything about the Internet, specifically how to get the search engines to pull up my website through optimization… yes, I’m talking about SEO. After building up my own sites, it wasn’t long before I wanted to help others learn what I did so I acquired many of clients in my local area who did not have a web presence but wanted one, also helped educate how to use social media, video and blogging as hot marketing strategies. In 2009 I opened up my own Internet Marketing business and began promoting products and services within my market.
Over time I have decided to work less on building clients websites, and assisting in their marketing; instead putting more time into promoting my passion to help people in network marketing to develop the skills they need to promote whatever they want, to whoever they want, wherever they want. I love the creation of good content, so I have enjoyed creating organic content surrounding better health and wellness in America; how you can look, feel and be a better person by making simple changes.
I’ve been blessed to train and work along side some of the top trainers in the online marketing industry; it is through my experience and knowledge that propels me to want to give the same to others so that a community in which I am a part of is one that will thrive together.
I know as my journey continues to open up around me, I will be blessed to meet and work with new people. I look ahead with optimism and can’t wait to be completely moved by what is yet to come.
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To Your Success and Prosperity,