Greetings! Welcome to the Shoestring Marketer!

My name is Norene and I have started this blog to help others who want an internet business but are struggling to start. There is so much information out there! I get it. I have been online for about 6 years and many of those years were spent going in circles.

I spent a lot of money testing out different ideas and often running into dead ends. But I didn’t quit. Why? Because I knew that making a living online was possible and I desperately needed the freedom and flexibility that having such a business would grant me.

I have a daughter who had a stroke when she was a baby. Yes, I didn’t know that was possible either. It has been a long haul for both of us, but she is now a young teen and simply amazing. She has taught me the true meaning of perseverance in the face of adversity. In the early years we spent countless hours in doctors’ offices and hospitals, and even more hours doing occupational and physical therapy.

As much as I tried to do all of this around a 9-5 job, most of the time it was not possible. For years I had wonderful bosses who understood this and realized that if I came into work at 10am because I had to take my daughter to the doctor at 9am, I would would work twice as long to make up that one hour.

Then, unfortunately, I got a boss who would no longer allow ANY time taken off for such appointments. I realized that it would be very difficult to go out and get another job and expect to be granted the flexibility that I needed to care for my daughter right out of the gate as a new employee. So instead, I turned to finding a way to make a living from home, online.

It has been 5 years as of April 23 that I have been out on my own. There have been struggles, but I am able to support myself and my two daughters. And I know that for whatever reason you want or need to be able to work from home and make a living online, you will be able to succeed too.

My goal now, is to find those people who are tired of living the life they were told to live, working 9 to 5. Those who are struggling to make ends meet now and hoping and praying they will be able to save enough to retire some day. I want to show them how to make money online so that they don’t ever have to work for a soul-crushing boss again and will never have to wake up to an alarm clock again — unless they want to. Is that you?

Come join me.

On this blog I will show you what is working for me and how to create a business online affordably. Believe it or not, there is so much that you can do for FREE! And a lot that costs just a little. You don’t need to spend hundreds or thousands to start.

You just need a plan, the ability to focus, and the desire to succeed.

I hope that you will join me on my journey, so that your journey may be easier. Please comment whenever you wish, and drop me a line through the “contact us” link if you have any questions.

Best wishes, and thank you for being here!  ~Norene