My name is Rebecca and I am a single mother, travel lover, and online marketer. If you have a home based business of any kind, I want to help you get found on the internet. I want to help set up a sales funnel and a blog so that you can attract customers from all over the world while you are playing with your kids, enjoying life, or even sleeping.
And if you are interested in knowing a bit about me, read on. Otherwise, click here and send me a message telling me exactly how I can help you.
I grew up in a small Canadian town, and studied French and Fine Art at the University of Guelph. I took my second year off to be an ‘au pair’ in Paris, France. I loved France so much, I went back for my third year on an exchange to the University of Nice. Then I thought I better learn Canadian French too, so I did a semester at McGill University in Montreal. It took me 5 and a half years to get a four year degree but I had a ton of fun doing it!
After I graduated, I really didn’t know what to do so I went backpacking for a year.
I backpacked around Asia for five months and Australia for seven. When I got home, I REALLY didn’t want to start a ‘normal’ life, so I left for Vancouver where I lived for half a year before I found a job teaching English in Japan.
I ended up in Japan for the next five years, teaching English and running a bed and breakfast out of my mountain home with my boyfriend. We started a company called “Konichiwalks” for foreigners living in Tokyo who wanted to get out of the city and enjoy mountain biking and hiking in the Japanese Alps with us.
We continued on to Australia to learn the Aussie pie business. We spent six months in Sydney before opening a franchise of “Shakespeares Pies” in Whistler, B.C.
We had our son in Whistler in 2001, then two years later sold our half of the pie shop to our partners. While owning a franchise was a great business experience, we had zero freedom plus the extra headaches of all those hungover staff that often didn’t show up. It was like having a job you could never escape from and that didn’t sit well with me in the big picture of life.
We decided to move to Canmore, Alberta. We bought a house, fixed it up, rented it out, and then threw the baby, our bikes, and a guitar in the jeep, and drove down to sunny California.
In California, my (now ex) husband worked with a friend finding land and building mid-century modern homes and I was a stay at home mom and was not allowed to work in the US. Because I was not allowed to work at a regular job, I discovered the home based business industry and jumped in.
I had my second baby in California …a wonderful home birth in Palm Desert.
Things were going really well. And then they weren’t. The market started to crash (2006) so we sold our house and headed back to Canada.
We bought a house in Kelowna in the beautiful Okanagan Valley and met a lot of great people. However… after two years, and losing my father to cancer, I decided it was time to go home. By now it was 2009 and I had been ‘away’ since 1993!
Once again, we sold our house, and most of what we owned. We bought an RV and drove east. As it turned out, we landed in Collingwood which is a small town about two hours north of Toronto that has decent skiing, nice beaches, and a ton of cool people.
At that point, I was working from home but turning away from traditional network marketing in favour of internet marketing. I started learning about how I could use the internet to make extra money fso that I could be home with my kids when I was needed.
At this point my marriage was on shaky ground, and to top it off my travel bug was not being satisfied. Something needed to change so I made a promise to myself to take a trip somewhere every year with my kids.
That year we took an all inclusive vacation to the Dominican Republic. It was just what I needed at that point in time.
The following year, my son was chosen to compete in the World Karate Championships in Japan so off we went. He competed in Osaka, which was an incredible experience, and we revisited the mountain village where we had lived long ago. My dream of taking my kids back to Japan became a reality.
During that trip, we reconnected with an old friend who was still in Japan and who now owns a ski school and vegan cafe in Hakuba. He asked us to come back and work for him for the winter since we knew the area and the language. At that point, my marriage was on even shakier ground, and I thought the adventure of getting away might rekindle things.
We rented our house, took the kids out of school (to homeschool temporarily), and bought our tickets. It ended up being a great experience for us individually …but not in terms of healing our relationship.
The following winter, my husband decided he was going back to Japan with or without us …and that was a big wake up call for me about the state of my marriage. I decided to take the kids to Japan again… but not for the whole winter. The kids and I went for 8 weeks out of the 16, and enjoyed the Japanese culture and skiing for another season. When the kids and I returned to Canada, I knew the winds of change were coming. Then when my ex got back, we made the decision to officially separate.
I felt like a weight had been lifted off my shoulders immediately.
Since then, I have found myself a cute house near my kid’s school, leased my first ever new car, re-established friendships, rediscovered my passion for art …and reconnected with myself on so many levels. I have created a bucket list of things I want to do and am working my way through it. I also have clarity in my life for the first time in a long time and my heart is bursting with happiness.
I know it sounds weird to be full of joy after separating, but sometimes when you are on the wrong path, you don’t realize it until you change direction. And when you are on the right path, things just seem to fall into place.
I realize now that I had initially become involved in home business as a way to escape my marriage and that is not a good starting point for any business. But now I am doing it as a way to better myself and create a life I own for me and my kids. It’s a healthier place to be and way more fun. And I am more committed to it than ever.
I know without a doubt that in one year’s time, I will fully “location independent”.
I believe in creating the life you want as opposed to letting someone else decide. I love travel, am devoted to my kids, and am building an online business through blogging and video marketing. I encourage everyone to follow their passions and create a life that they love using today’s technology.
If you have a home based business, my goal is to help you get your business found on the internet and ditch the home party model. If you are willing to let me help you set up a blog and a sales funnel for your company, you will see what I mean.
My online focus is to help you create a blog around your business or passion, get found on the internet, and create a real ‘work form anywhere’ lifestyle so you can have more time to do the things you love.
I encourage you to step into your power and follow your heart. Love yourself. Be kind. Dare to be amazing. Become an entrepreneur.
Life’s a journey and everything happens for a reason.
And if you are wanting to get your business found on the internet, it all starts with knowing how to market. If you know how to market correctly, you can promote anything you like and find success.
Contact me if you have any questions at all.