Hello there, I’m Vera. 🙂
One day I was standing in one of my 5 retail stores, opened empty boxes all over the floor behind the showcases while I was busy pricing product and getting it all on the shelf.
It was one of those moments, I stopped for a second and looked down. As I was looking at the empty boxes I knew this wasn’t my dream to be stuck day in and day out inside a store.
I knew change was coming.
I launched my online business in the scrapbooking market back in 2004 and that’s where it all started.
I’ll always remember my little scrapbook podcast.
I started in the scrapbooking industry. I loved scrapbooking back then so it only made sense to share my hobby online as well. I’ll never forget the day I launched my scrapbooking podcast and how shocked I was that Kodak decided to sponsor it and supplied me with a monthly fee to advertise on it. I knew this the start of something very special and exciting!
My first product launch.
There I was standing inside one of my stores with my Mom by my side. I said to her, “are you ready Mom? I’m going to send the email now.”
We were both so excited! I had just executed my very first product launch on my scrapbooking site and this was “the” email that was going to show if the launch worked. It worked well and within 2 minutes of sending that very email, sales started pouring in.
We were both jumping up and down in the store that day! I knew my life would change forever.
Not long after that I started creating information products and my very first ebook I put up for sale was called, “Everything About Paper.”
I started sharing my experience with other online business owners and before I knew it people wanted to hire me to handle things for them as well.
This is when I decided to launch my first business planner. I knew that if my methods worked for me, they would work for others too.
That was the beginning to my online business back in 2004.
By 2007 I was able to sell 3 of my retail stores and close 2.
I was officially FREE!!!
I learned the foundation of online business and left the offline business world and I never looked back. To this day I still do go and visit my old friends who still have stores in the mall, it’s like I’m inside a time capsule when I see them, so wonderful yet I still feel that sense of huge freedom when I leave the mall.
My experience can be yours too. You just need to know the basic foundation of online business and you can apply it to the market you are passionate about.
I’ve taught tons of people (I can’t even count) on how to fill up the year with marketing messages, emails you send out to make you money, product launches and so much more.
I’m passionate about helping others.
Since my beautiful daughter fought cancer twice and beat it, I’m passionate about helping others. In 2013 I became a business partner to Al Lamons who I met in Bible class at church. We run 4 events every year for Make-A-Wish BC & Yukon to raise money for families battling critical illnesses including an epic golf tournament, two rollerskating events and glow party.
I always say, “there’s so much life ahead”
There really is and some of the best days of my life haven’t happened yet. Today I live in Surrey, BC. I have three awesome kids, one son-in-law and even a beautiful little grandbaby. I’m growing my online business every day and I’m very involved with my church family, I even started singing on the worship team. My foundation in life and business is rock solid.
All of this freedom is possible because I made some tough yet very exciting choices in my life.
Then I put in the hard work to get it all accomplished which I continue today.
This can be your story too.
What are you excited about?
I’ve helped a lot of people jump into their passion and build their business from nothing to something pretty spectacular.
So if you’d like to know more about how to build your own online business and what is required for that foundation you need, then please sign up for my daily updates.
I can’t wait to connect with you!
VeraJM.com – Your friend and partner in online business.