Hello and welcome!
My name is Rebecca and I am a Ph.D. candidate, professional blogger, and twin mommy.
That is a picture of me with my husband and my now 3 year old twin boys (they were just over 2 years old in that picture).
As I write this right now, I am a full time Ph.D. student at McMaster University. I am on track to be finished my Ph.D. within the year (I hope!) and I actually have a fantastic job (sort of) lined up for when I am done. It is something that I LOVE. Something that is fulfilling and meaningful and plays to my strengths and interests. It is something that, when I get up in the morning, I will be able to say, "Oh boy, I get to go to work today!" Instead of "Ugh. Monday. Work. I hate Mondays."
So what does that have to do with you being here on this page? Well, that dream job doesn't pay very much. It is a volunteer position at first, and if I can raise enough interest in my projects and raise enough money from donors, then it turns into a fundraised position. My dream job! But it doesn't really pay the bills.
So that is why I decided to get into internet marketing: I want to bring in an income and help support my family (swimming lessons for the kids, yoga for mommy, a house with a granny suite), but I did not want to have to sacrifice what I am passionate about and take I job that I hate.
Actually, I got into network marketing first, found out that I HATED the traditional "talk to everyone you know and everyone you meet about your business" style of marketing, and that hosting parties and doing business presentations for an MLM company is a very, very slow and arduous road for financial freedom. It can work, yes, and it works wonderfully for some people, but getting people to commit to hosting events and actually following through is like trying to herd cats (and I know, I have cats): you have to focus on 6 different things at once, everyone is running away in different directions, and nobody really listens to you.
Enter online marketing and attraction marketing.
This is what I do best. I create content. I research things. I solve problems. I write about the solutions to those problems. And I can get paid to do that? Score!
That is attraction marketing in a nutshell: find something you are passionate about, do some research and find problems that people are having in that niche market, solve those problems, and drive traffic (people on the internet) to your content.
The fact that you are here reading this right now is proof that this strategy works.
So that is what I do. I create sustainable online businesses (businesses that are profitable, and that create residual, passive income for their creators, so that they can sustain themselves over the long haul) and I teach others how to do the same.
This page right here is an example of a sustainable online business. My niche market? New moms who want to contribute to their family's income, and be able to afford things like good food and unlimited yoga memberships, soccer for the kids, a yearly vacation, or whatever else it is that they love to do, but who don't want to have to go out and take a job that they hate. I teach these ambitious, passionate, (and sometimes exhausted) women to create thriving online businesses.
To see another example of what I do, head over to Live Simple Live Organic. This website is devoted to all things organic and natural.
Want to learn how to do this yourself? Take a stroll through my website, sign up for my email newsletter, and send me a quick message at rebecca (at) rebeccavendetti (dot) com. I would be more than happy to help you out.
Other Projects by Rebecca Vendetti
Live Simple Live Organic is a website devoted to helping you navigate the chemical maze and make better choices in personal care products.
Dump Trucks and Downward Dog is a mommy wellness project that has simple DIY projects, detox tips, kid activities, and stories that I've collected under the category #momlife.
Four Years with Lewis is a blog devoted to Christianity, spirituality, and apologetics. It chronicles my encounter with Christianity and provides resources for the intellectual Christian, the Christian parent, and the hardened skeptic. This project is still in its infancy, but it has big dreams for when it grows up.