Internet Entrepreneur • Blogger • Lifestyle Marketing • Professional Speaker • “Top Retailers” 2012 & 2013 for MarketAmerica/Shop.com • Conquer Lifestyle Liaison
Born and raised in Staten Island NY. I lived most of my life in the Northeast. I met my husband in his restaurant in Connecticut we married in 1989. Our wedding aired on Lifetime television with Matt Lauer narrating the segment. We moved to North Carolina November 2014 and have fallen in love with the state. I have been a business owner for over 28 years but can say for the first time; “I own my business it doesn’t own me.” I have traded in my Brick and Mortar for a Click and Order. This gives me financial and time freedom. My business operates 24 hours a day 7 days a week with no employees. I wake up when I am done sleeping and am able to work anywhere in the world there is a Wi-Fi connection. June of 2017 I will be spending the month in Australia training entrepreneurs how they can get paid for the everyday items they buy. From diapers to depends we are all consumers. Due to the digital age there is advertising dollars and digital savings that you can now receive bringing an income back to the consumer for the first time in history. I never thought I would be traveling the globe speaking in front of tens of thousands of people. I recall 20 years ago the Internet was called the World Wide Web and people referred to what we were doing as a hobby. We realized very quickly what they called a hobby was outpacing our full time income. We made the decision to sell our Italian restaurant and concentrate 100% on our thriving Internet business and we never looked back.
Life holds so many possibilities and potential you just need to open your eyes sometimes.
When we started on the Internet there was no how to books, no videos, and no webinars on how to build an Internet business. Through trial and error we persevered. Like any marketing system new technology emerges as a better way to distributing products to the end consumer. In order to stay ahead of these curves you must be willing to make changes and advancements to your business. In November 2009 we did just that. We realized a shift was taking place online large stores we positioning themselves to dominate smaller sites. We needed to find a way to compete and that is why we partnered with SHOP.com powered by Market America. We are able to offer a preloaded website that combines drop shipping and Affiliate marketing to anyone looking to get started with an online business. This gives us the ability to create leveraged residual income.
We have achieved many accomplishments with our business. Here are a few that stand out:
• “Shop Consultant of the year 2011”
• “Global Top Retailer 2012 and 2013”
• Matt Lauer narrates our wedding for Lifetime Television 1989
• Television Shop.com Lifestyle Liaison –
• Global professional speaker with audiences up to 25,000 – USA, Canada, Mexico and Australia