I recently posted this on my Facebook. I can’t freaking WAIT to get back to in-person chats, too. I thrive on unlimited, authentic and genuine conversations. It’s not the easiest thing to find online but when I write I feel like I’m closer to that because I get to share my feelings and HOPE that someone with respond with theirs and we’ll get to a discussion. This is why I write emails like this one I turned into a blog post below… I want to CONNECT in the truest sense of the word. And what
Hi I'm Angela Wills.
Welcome to my site. Isn't it fun meeting someone new? I love it!
I love finding out their story, understanding what makes them tick, learning about their passions.
When I meet new business owners I ALWAYS want to hear about what they're doing to fulfill their need for an income (like we all have) and to fill their heart to the brim with excitement and passion!
A little on me and why this site exists:
I'm a mom of two, Hayden (19) and Ella (7). I started my first business when Hayden was four months old. I wrote my first HTML code in 1999 and built a website for fun! In 2002 when Hayden was born I took those hobby-skills of writing a simple website and I turned it into an online business.
I've sold TONS of things online - bath & body products, candles, makeup, digital products, services, coaching and more. I use my experience to help others succeed and I'd love to help you, too!
Oh and I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the beach and am so grateful to live less than 10 mins from Lake Ontario.
In 1999 I created my very first web page on Yahoo! Geocities with a simple sheet of HTML my friend and lab partner gave me. The site was just for fun. I put up the hobby jewellery I made and sold on occassion to friends and family. Fast forward to 2002 and my son Hayden was born. I was determined to stay home with him so I started a business and I took what I knew with making hobby sites and created an online store selling my homemade soaps, bath salts, bath bombs, etc. That first sale
Trying to control the outcome in any business situation is a futile effort and this is especially true in networking. You know how it goes… You go to an in-person networking event and you meet someone who seems real nice. You have a good connection. You have a nice chat. You exchange contact info and you suggest that you reconnect again. And then things go totally downhill. When you reconnect it’s clear the other person is after one thing and one thing only… your money. This leaves us feeling USED and LIED TO. That’s not
I’ve struggled for years to use social media for my business in a way that feels productive to me and like I’m not just playing and calling it “work”. Can you relate? I can’t be alone, right? Earlier this year I decided to take a 60 day break from social media and I didn’t even last the full 60 days. I blogged about that. I don’t want to quit social media. I just want to use it in a way that’s NOT addictive feeling, NOT obsessive. And so I’m getting to work on that. I
I’ve recently acquired two new websites and in the process of purchasing both sites I also acquired the email subscribers to those sites. I wasn’t intending to switch email software and was doing pretty good with Active Campaign, but as soon as I saw and used MailerLite I fell in love! First off… I love that the list growth stats are right on the dashboard. It’s a simple thing but it keeps list building top of mind and shows me immediately upon accessing my account how I’m doing with that. Next.. I had to contact
The last six months of this pandemic have been hard for me. My son went to college in September of last year, my childhood and into adult best friend passed away in October, like millions of others we didn’t see family during Christmas in December, in January my birthday was BLAH and in Feb I decided to pivot my entire business! I bet you have a laundry list of things that have affected you, too. And while all these things are going on we need to: take care of the kidsmake healthy food choices &
Since my son Hayden was born in 2002 I have been selling things online.At the beginning of 2020 I joked that I was isolating LONG BEFORE it was cool.It’s not so funny anymore because isolating gets old but working from home, for me, NEVER got old.I’ve been teaching others how to sell online or helping them do it through services since 2005! I LOVE showing people how to use the internet to build a lifestyle that they can control.I have TONS of experience in so many things.In the services area I was a Virtual Assistant,
Here are some of the things I think that matter most when building a business that stands the test of time (in no particular order): RelationshipsConsistencyDirectionVisibilityServiceAuthenticityAccountabilityHonestyResultsImpactPrideSalesProfit For me, these combined create a business that is profitable, that I’m proud of and that rewards me financially over and over again.Today I wanted to talk about relationships with you, the first item.When I first got online I just wanted to sell soap from my website. I figured I’d just put up a website, sell to strangers on the internet and go about my daily life.But then I
My daughter is homeschooling this week which means no more beach trips together first thing in the morning. I can’t remember if I sent you a pic from last week. Here we are >>> I LOVE being at the water, it’s my natural anti-anxiety treatment and much needed after the year we shall no longer talk about lol! Moving into the new year I’m sooo freaking excited. The possibilities.The fresh start.The goals. I mentioned the other day I suddenly realized that I had been a bottled up writer and that I’ve let myself out of
Hey there! Do you feel like you’re in limbo right now waiting for 2020 to end? It’s a weird little week, the one between Christmas and New Years. Some of us are buckling down to get a jump on the new year and some are taking a very well deserved rest. Today I wanted to talk with you about how LOST I got for the last seven years. This just occurred to me this week and it was some sort of freaking epiphany. Here’s what happened: I had my daughter Ella in 2014. In the
I love this photo of me from a business photoshoot in 2019. I’m kind of iffy about photoshoots because I DO want great photos to use for my business but I don’t want anything that looks or feels fake. This photo is so real, though. We were moving from one spot to another and my photographer just snapped this one as I walked. It represents so much of what I’m about and love… the cup carries a comfort drink and really to me that represents the comfort of having freedom. the laptop was my lifeline to
People think running a business, especially online, is complicated. It’s not. We’re seeing so many local businesses close their doors and it’s so tragic and heartbreaking that it’s happening on a large scale. Changes over time often result in business owners having to change and shift. That part is not new. Entrepreneurs know that people ALWAYS need and and want things and they are willing to exchange money for that, even in times like these. The only option anyone is to continue to look for those needs, continue to listen, continue to be creative and
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