Hi. I'm Heather Plude.
I love to hike, golf, travel, play pool, play pinball, hang out with friends and family, make new friends, swim, snorkel, scuba dive, listen to good music, laugh and go on adventures. I especially like hiking to waterfalls and The Addams Family pinball machine. I could play all night. 🙂
Of course – there are more things I love – I just can't list them all.
I love to meet new people and help them do what they love. See the “Do What You Love” invitation for more info to the right? I'll send you emails, you send me emails –
I really want to know–
What do you love to do?
I enjoy making websites –
we used to call that website design.
Web design is practically obsolete and my job has morphed over the years. But I still help people get business websites started. I have been doing that for over 20 years.
When I started my first website, I wish I had someone helping me learn about how to make a website, Internet marketing, Affiliate marketing, SEO, keyword research, ranking in the search engines and all you need to earn money online.
I used search engines, other blogs, forums, groups and YouTube as my educators. Eventually – I will include all that stuff in this blog – remember – I just started this blog and I have a lot of tips and tricks to share.
Someone who is new to the Internet, marketing, copy writing, advertising and running an online business could really benefit from my years of knowledge – and I'm still doing it. I'm still in the trenches. I'm still hungry.
Because I am still doing Internet marketing and affiliate marketing myself, and I am taking the training seriously – as if I were taking a college exam – the information that I'm writing in this blog is current. It's what's happening today.
I started this blog on March 12, 2018 – so I could document and teach how well this training program works if you follow everything they teach. I have gone a little out of the box trying to increase traffic with backlinks – because I can't just forget everything I already know! (another blog coming soon – to update the backlink experiment)
Sometimes Work is Play
If love what you do, you will never work a day in your life – most people can't say that they live that way.
I can. And I do!
I hope you can too. I wrote a blog about following your bliss – I think it's super important to love what you do. That way, when you wake up in the morning you are ready to go out of the gate. You can't wait to get started on your work.
One of my daughters was painting lifelike portraits of celebreties, she was paid to paint a couple of signs for businesses and I said she should do this as a business and she said NO WAY – she would wind up hating it.
Some people feel that way. Chrissy Scivicque wrote an article for Forbes magazine that says she feels this is not good advice. She writes that she loves writing but sometimes feels like a “writer monkey” and she resents that she has to write for a living. I looked her up and she is a speaker and a writer — with her own website and branding herself – and it looks like she is doing great. I wonder if she has changed her mind in the 7 years since she wrote that Forbes article.
I think if you do what you love on your own terms and you can make money at it so you can do more of what you love, help more people financially and with your knowledge and drive – because you are doing what you love — ahhhhhhhhh heaven. I need to calm down – that was a monster run on sentence. But this stuff gets me excited!
Do what you love. As much and as often as you can.
Always be looking for more ways to do what you love.
Do More of What You Love
I know a lot of retired bloggers and affiliate marketers. They have enough and they are done teaching and even doing online marketing. I can understand that! I'm just not there yet.
I was stuck at a certain income (I'm not going to say that number) Last year I hired 2 coaches and neither one of them helped me increase my income – one of them was helping me with paid advertising so that failed experiment cost way too much money. And it was failed.
We learn more from our failures than from our successes.
We celebrate success – but rarely study it.
When we fail, it is important we fail fast so that we can get on with our next success.
Don't live in a failure. Move on.
I was looking for a coach or a training program that could get me to the next level and I found one called AWOL Academy – but it cost a lot of money. I was looking for training to make more money and they wanted $17,997 for their highest level of training and coaching.
That's when I discovered the new and always improving Wealthy Affiliate.
There used to be some technical setup in putting up a WordPress Blog – one of my businesses was doing “Turnkey blogs” which is the setup of a website on wordpress – but now that I found Wealthy Affiliate, even the starting a website is easy.
You can literally build a website that is ready for content in 30 seconds.
Have you ever built a website? I have built 100's – maybe even 1,000's. The first site I built was in 1997 – times have changed! For anyone who has been building websites as long as I have, you know what I mean. Everyone else, I won't bore you with too many details.
I like figuring things out. I LOVE jigsaw puzzles, crosswords, sudoku, Candy Crush, and playing games. We play cards every Friday night. Pitch. Ever play? It's a lot of fun.
Ah, again. I'm off on a tangent about me.
What else do you want to know about me. You've probably heard enough!
Let's talk about you.
I want to help you start a business website that actually brings money into your bank account.
My Family is all Spread Out
So, it gives me a reason to travel more!
Like I need a reason!
The picture to the right is the last time I was together with all my children. Sounds like a soap opera – doesn't it. Far from it. I miss those smiling faces.
That's Cullen, Me and Dayna in the back and Jackie and Jocelyn in the front. Great kids. I love them all and I miss the three oldest – they live so far away. Cosmic scrunch – kiddos. I'm hugging you in my mind.
Cullen is in Florida, Dayna and Jackie are in Hawaii – on Kauai and my youngest daughter has one year left in High School. So, I am coming up on a crossroads! Where will we be living after she graduates. I think it's time to pick a warm place and get the heck out of upstate New York. Maybe within the next year.
I have been working from home off and on for over 30 years!
My first home business was baby-sitting and odd jobs. I made enough from that to buy a car, a truck, a 4-wheeler, skis, a motor-cycle and put myself through a couple years of college (I never finished)
I have done network marketing, auto repairs, sales, marketing, web design, search engine optimization and so much more. I guess you can say I am an entrepreneur at heart. I have never kept a job long because I would rather work for myself – and I know there is more promise of a better life with self employment.
Big Risks = Big Rewards
When you decide to work from home – you give up the security of a regular paycheck.
Your success depends on you – and nobody else.
I have traveled all over, golfed many places and spent months at a time on “vacation” – I bring my job with me.
I can work anywhere – as long as I have a laptop and a phone.
I Control my Work Environment
I got sick from toxic mold and I can't work in any old building.
I have to be careful that the air is clean and no toxins are making me sick.
Working at home & on my own terms anywhere in the world –
I can control my environment and keep it clean.
There are a ton of people like me – who are too sick to work a normal job – whether that is because they are completely disabled, they are chemically or mold sensitive, or they are sick a lot and have to call out so they get fired.
If you ever need a hand or have any questions, feel free to leave them below or email me and I will be more than happy to help you out.
I listed some of my interests. What are yours? Comment below.
All the best,