During my foray into “building my social media platform” (yawn), I did have one positive experience when I happened across a lovely young woman named Danielle Boyd. Danielle was starting up two (!) online magazines (geared towards mothers) and was seeking submissions.
I wrote an article called Considering Homeschooling for her Mom and Baby Magazine which, if you are so inclined, you can read here. I was struck by Danielle’s professionalism, ambition and her entrepreneurial spirit and thought it would be fun to share with you a little about her and her mission! Please feel free to contact Danielle if you are interested in writing an article for either of her magazines or if you need help with web design.
So tell us Danielle, how does a mother of two decide to start up two online magazines?
I started as a Mom on a mission, beginning an adventure into the Internet World.
When I was in 6th grade, I took a programming class but never touched a computer again until about 10 years later. At age 23, I had my first daughter and she was my everything and more. As I continued to work outside the home I was leaving my daughter at a day care that was dreadful as well was as unclean, to say the least. I was at work the day of 9/11, I worked at a Newspaper station and I watched the news as it was happening live, buildings were burning and people were screaming. I watched with so much fear in my eyes. All I could think about was my daughter and what the future would be like not knowing the outcome. As I watched day after day, I realized I needed do something meaningful in my life. I found a company called "Moms on a Mission" in which we helped moms work from home.
I am currently still with the company, yet we go by a different name, and this is also a home based business. In pursuing my new career as a stay at home mom who worked from home, I learned a ton of discipline as well as goal oriented activities. I learned to set my goals and work as hard as I could no matter what someone else said or did. In my 10 years of working from home I learned how to learn again and to teach myself things no one else would. Business success is one thing that can't really be taught in my beliefs. Business is all about the pursuit and the activities that you do on a daily basis. I learned you can't watch TV all day and expect to make money. My daily activities are what drive my Business as a Teacher, Marketer, Publisher and Entrepreneur.
Back in 2009 I decided to go back to school for Multi Media Design where I learned Web Design, Graphics, Animation and Illustration. I utilized the skills I learned in school, then applied those skills to today's real world tactics. My goal is to become a successful publisher in the sometimes-not-taken-seriously Mom/Business/Women world in which we live in.
I created www.
In my spare time I teach Joomla and WordPress to professionals who no longer want to be held hostage by their web designers. You can view my tutorials here and you can find me here on Google Plus.