Suzi Beech and Family

This blog is about my family and my trials and tribulations as a work-from-home mom of twins.

My new Beech Marketing blog! October 13, 2009

beech marketing - new media specialists

beech marketing - new media specialists

It’s here, it’s here, my new company blog is here!  It’s still a work in progress, it doesn’t actually have any content yet, but at least I’ve found a spare minute to get my logo on it!

Launching a new company is difficult.  It’s made even more difficult by the fact that I’ve been so swamped with work for others (paying customers, paying customers!!), that I haven’t had time to finish my own sites, marketing campaigns, videos, etc.  No worries, I know it will all get done in due time.  I’m so pleased to be busy, I certainly will not complain!

The new site is Beech Marketing Online and it will be full of information related to new media marketing, keyword research, search engine optimization (seo), video marketing and the like.  It’s a marketing business, so it’s only natural for me to fill the site with marketing information, right?

Visit the new site now so you will know how it all started.  In the not-too-distant future we’ll be able to look back and laugh at how barren and lonely it looked.  For now, at least, it’s a lovely place to hang my logo! =)

 

How to Find a Legitimate Online Business May 19, 2009

Award of Excellence Working from home is more popular than ever. The advent of the internet and modern computer technology has made working from home easier and more economical than in any other time. If you are considering becoming a work-from-home employee or starting your own business from home, there are a few steps you need to take to get started.

Search online. Start with a search engine such as Google or Yahoo. Type in the kind of work you’d be interested in or are qualified for, such as sales, data entry, or marketing, to name just a few possibilities. Make sure to include “work from home” or “home-based business” in your search. Try to make your search as specific as possible using keywords that pertain to your experience or education such as “work-from-home administrative assistant” or “work-from-home tax advisor.”

Ask around. Your friends might have some good leads or words of caution for you. Someone you know might have just started an online business they’re really excited about or they may caution you against one you’re already considering. Remember to take everything they say with a grain of salt. You’re looking for the right business for you, which doesn’t always mean it would be the right business for them. Subscribe to online forums centered on the kind of work you would be doing. You can gain valuable insight into companies by listening to what those involved in them are saying.

Check with the Better Business Bureau. Make sure you are diligent in researching any companies you’re considering getting involved with. The BBB is a great place to start. You can type in the company name and see how many or if any complaints have been filed against them. In addition, you can see if the complaint was resolved or if there are many outstanding complaints.

Use your best judgement when moving forward. Search for a variety of companies and jobs. Talk with others involved or previously involved in areas you’re considering. Ask questions online or, if provided, call the company directly. Use the internet to your advantage and explore many potential companies and jobs before making a decision.

 

Hello and Thanks for Visiting! May 11, 2009

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I’m glad you stopped by to check me out.  I would love to tell you a little about myself, what I do and how I’ve become a successful network marketer and business owner.

First of all, my name is Suzi and I live in Portland, Oregon.  I am originally from Peoria, Illinois and have also lived in Arizona and California.  I’ve been married to my husband, Philip, for 16 years.  We have twins, Ruby and Gus, that were born in July, 2001.

I opened my first home-based business in Santa Monica, CA in 2000.  It was called The Beech Agency and was a talent agency where I represented cinematographers, production designers and film editors for feature films and television.  It was a great business.  The thing I enjoyed most about being an agent was helping my clients grow and expand their careers.

After a long battle with infertility, we became pregnant with our twins.  I loved being able to work from my home office during my pregnancy and after the kids were born.  It was so nice to be able to see them throughout the day and to have the freedom to manage my time as I saw fit, rather than working in an office somewhere or for someone else.

In 2002 we decided to relocate to Portland.  We sold our house and moved in February of 2003.  The kids were not yet 2.  In hindsight, there are things I would’ve done differently regarding the move, but it’s not a decision I regret in any way.  I didn’t work for the first year we lived here, which was great.  I loved being home with the kids 24/7 and spending so much quality time with them.  It also gave me the opportunity to join local Mommy groups and develop friendships in our new hometown.

I went back to work in 2004 for a well-known Chinese Restaurant chain.  I started as a part-time food server and ended, four years later, working 70+ hours per week as a manager.  I missed out on way too much of my life, my kids’ activities and achievements, spending time with my husband…even my pets suffered.  I felt like my life wasn’t even mine anymore.  It was all work, work, work and for what?  A meager salary with mediocre bonuses?  All the Chinese food I could possibly eat?  Well, it just wasn’t a fair trade in my book.  I knew I need to make a change, but what would I do instead?

Philip was also dissatisfied with his j.o.b. and wanted to go into business for himself.  After much research, he chose a franchise and the Portland branch of Home Video Studio was opened.  There is something so satisfying about building your own business, as Philip is now finding out.

That still left me looking for an opportunity for myself so I could, once again, be my own boss and work from home.  I was doing the marketing for Home Video Studio, but really wanted something that I could call my own.  Enter the wonderful world of network marketing!  I have been a fan of Web 2.0 and social networking and that, combined with my other marketing experience, made this enterprise very appealing to me.  But, the question of whether or not I could make any money still remained to be seen.  Luckily, I entered into a company where the steps to becoming successful were already mapped out for me.  You can see about it for yourself here.

My intention of writing this blog is to help others (maybe even you!) learn how to be successful with network marketing, too.  I hope you’ll come back to see how I’m doing and read some tips and tricks I’ve learned!  Until next time…