Hi, my name is Ellie Rezk, and I am a Jersey Shore-based blogger and founder of Real Jersey Shore, where I encourage entrepreneurial-spirited women to creatively combine their strengths, interests/passions, skills, and story to create and grow their own personal online business.
Think about it-- you are a unique combination of strengths, interests and skills cultivated over years of life experience, and there are things that you have mastered or are very knowledgeable and passionate about that you can help others learn about, conquer, and/or navigate too!
And creating a business around something you are passionate about, while serving others and making a positive impact on their lives sounds pretty ideal, right?
Given today's technology, a growing number of people are doing just that-- creating their own jobs by growing online businesses.
A Little About How I Got Here
Before staying at home full-time to take care of my three kids, I worked for many years in Sales at a large financial corporation in Boston.
Although I learned many skills in the financial services industry, since being at home with my kids, I've had the opportunity to explore and develop other skills that I enjoy-- skills like writing, blogging, photography, website building, content marketing, online business, personal branding, and social media marketing.
Not only would returning to my financial services career not tap into many things I've enjoyed learning and developing since being at home, it would also be difficult to maintain a balance between family and work.
So now that my kids are older and I'm more freed up, I found myself at somewhat of a crossroads-- either "play it safe and settle" by finding a job that I can balance with my responsibilities as a mom of three (but most likely doesn't make a lasting impact in the world or have much upside potential) or "think outside of the box" by creating my own job (that I enjoy, makes and impact, and has upside potential)?
Well, here I am. I built this blog to combine and put to work my personal interests, skills, past experience and unique perspective with the goal of building and serving an online community of people who are at a similar crossroads.
So, what do you think? Have you ever considered putting to work (for yourself!) your passions, skills, and life experiences in such a way so that you can help others?
Why I'm Here ... To Help You
Through my blog I document and share what I'm learning along my journey building my personal online business to teach and encourage you to take action on your ideas.
If you're someone who wants to use your interests and skills to make an IMPACT in the world, but you're not sure how you'll go about doing that or where to start, my blog is for you.
You're in the right place if ...
- You want to create your own online gig but don't have a clear idea of what to do.
- You have some ideas but you don't know where to begin.
- You've started to take action, but you're stuck or open to learning more and connecting with a community of like-minded, go-getters!
Maybe you ...
- Would love to serve a community of people who share the same interest or passion that you do
- Have a brilliant business idea that's been tugging at you for some time
- Have an important message or personal story that you feel others would benefit from hearing
- Would love to share how you're succeeding in an area of life where others are struggling
Because your idea is unique to you, the possibilities are endless, really!
Like I mentioned, given the technology available today, it has never been easier to reach the people who would love to hear from you and create a business around serving your community.
I believe that everyone has a unique expression of value to offer the world, and there are people "out there" who want or need to hear from you. The most important thing is to start somewhere, and I can assure you that you'll find your way as you go.
What You Can Expect From Real Jersey Shore
So my intentions are simple-- to be as honest, real and generous as possible while teaching you what I'm learning.
Once a week I will share insights and lessons I am learning and resources I am finding along my journey on topics related to:
- Finding Your Niche & Defining Your Audience
- Creating Your Brand
- Building Your Platform/Website
- Growing Your Community With Social Media
- Building Trust By Providing Ongoing Value To Your Community
- Creating & Marketing Products
- Lifestyle Tips Related To Well Being & Strong Living