SamanthaFor years I paid the bills by working for someone else but never felt inspired.

Other people love having a job that they’re good at but I’ve come to realize that I have the spirit of an entrepreneur. I’m probably never going to be truly satisfied with my work until I am working 100% for myself.

It wasn’t always like that though. I worked for many years in a couple different industries. For about 5 years I worked in the food industry – fast food first, then waiting tables. I learned a lot about customer service and how to work with difficult people.

After a while I decided that I wanted to get into the business world so I started out working in a bank as a check processor. Over the years I worked in various office positions – inventory clerk, legal assistant, winery coordinator, and bookkeeper, to name a few. Never satisfied.

Searching for Inspiration

I dreamt of working for myself but never knew how I would accomplish that. I dabbled a little in home businesses but didn’t care for direct sales and a craft business didn’t really pay the bills. So I kept searching.

Hearing about how some people were making money working from home on their computers intrigued me. So I set out to see what it was all about.

I spent a lot of time and a load of money on programs that promised a life of leisure and magical riches.

Bah! It didn’t work for me. It didn’t work because there is no such thing. You have to work hard to get what you want. That’s when I began discovering ethical marketers who would lead me on the path to building my own online business.

I’ve discovered a love for blogging and get a lot of personal gratification from helping others. I’ve decided to bring it together here on Advancing Steps.

I believe…

in helping people learn how to make money online, not just push a button or wish upon a star for some magic money that never materializes. I hate it when people get scammed out of their money with empty promises and I want to help with real solutions.

samSo, what you’ll read here are my real experiences. What I’m learning, what I’m doing and how it’s working out financially. I’ll share my opinions, successes and even my failures. I’m dedicated to complete transparency in my online business and my hope is to help others begin to build theirs as well.

A little more about me…

We live in the center of the beautiful state of Washington, only about an hour from Lake Chelan. I’m married and we have three children (quite the spread), our oldest boy is 23, our middle girl is 19 and our youngest boy just turned 8, and two dogs, Daisy and Cesar.

Here’s a few pictures my family:

My Family

I love to create beautiful things…

So needless to say my hobbies are mostly visual – photography, graphics, drawing/doodling and candle making.

Let’s Connect!

I’d love to connect with you here and/or on social media. Please introduce yourself! 🙂