Thanks for stopping by! Please let me introduce myself because I AM a real person! My name is Lori and I live in southeast Michigan with my husband David and our dog, Bear. I also have a grown son who is an engineer and a delightful 5 year old grandson.
In the Past
I recently semi-retired from 20 years in the real estate business. For the past twelve years I was, and still am, the broker/owner of my own small company. Previous to real estate I was an educator, and prior to that a custom dress maker.
Although the real estate industry served me well, I decided to move my office home and slow things down. I wanted to spend more time with my grandson and start doing some of the things I liked to do prior to having a business, such as water color painting, making preserves, and canning.
Sometimes You Just Can’t Sit Still
Although I was enjoying this slower pace I realized that I wasn’t really ready to completely retire. However, I wanted to find something that I could do from home and that did not involve real estate. I searched online for “work at home” opportunities and came across a few that seemed interesting. However, once I started to investigate I realized that there was always a big investment to make, just to get started. And there were no guarantees. One program wanted over $6,000 in order to get commissions on all the products they sold! Others were multi-level-marking (MLM) programs where you have to get your friends and family to join, as well as spend a minimum amount of money on products you don’t really need. Really, it’s just my husband and me. There was no way I could spend $100 every month on products that I wasn’t completely interested in.
Finally, I came across Wealthy Affiliate, an affiliate marketing program that teaches you how to build a website and how to make money with that website. Now here was a program that I could try out for FREE. I could decide if I wanted to join the “club,” just keep my FREE membership, or leave altogether. It was an opportunity to try something for nothing. And that to me, is the way a good business should be run. After all, I am a real estate broker. I get to list your house at no cost to you and the only way I get paid is to sell it! And that is how Wealthy Affiliate works. If you like what it is helping you accomplish you continue using it, either FREE or by joining the program. If not, bye bye. No hard feelings.
My focus for this website is to show you ways to make money without winning the lottery. I will also show you how you can use Wealthy Affiliate for other things. You do not have to do affiliate marketing with it. Perhaps you just want a really nice website for your business. I’ll show you how to do it. Finally, in case you are a devoted lottery player, I’ll throw in some reviews on ways to increase your chance of winning the lottery, just to keep things really fun!
In addition to this website I’ve also created a website about my Mixed Golden Retriever, Bear. You can check it out here. I also created a second website http://bearisadog.com for my book “Bear and the Meaning of Christmas” Believe me, I had NO idea how to build or make money on a website prior to joining Wealthy Affiliate. Now you can try it too!
P.S. Please note that I have not recently done anything with these websites. After taking a two year hiatus from affiliate marketing to write my book, I am now getting back into the swing of things. But my websites can show you what can be accomplished by even a novice like me!
I wish you all the best, and if you keep buying lottery tickets, I hope you get The Winning Lottery Ticket!
Please feel free to ask me questions or leave a comment.