UPDATE: I’m Officially a WAHM!
That’s right! My little one arrived on August 14, 2010. Thank goodness for Internet businesses – I get to stay home with him and continue to work (when he lets me).
What is FresheVenture.com?
FresheVenture.com is an Internet Business Blog designed for anyone looking to change their life by starting and growing a successful online business. From Internet business articles to how to videos and podcasts, I offer information on ecommerce, affiliate marketing, blogging, SEO, email marketing, web design, WordPress and more! Let me, Keller Hawthorne and Founder, help you learn about Internet businesses and succeed in growing your own!
In the Press:
- WE Magazine:
101 Women Bloggers to Watch in 2010
- John Chow’s Review of My Blog:
Boost Your Internet Business with Fresh eVenture
- The WordPress Chick Grills Me About Blogging:
Interview with Keller Hawthorne
- The Money Cult Interviews Me By Phone:
My 1st Phone Interview – A Real Life Success Story
- Bradley A. Harmon’s Review of My Blog:
Blog Walking: The Shameless Self-Promoter Keller Hawthorne
- Network Solutions Interview On My Ecommerce Stores:
Customer Spotlight – Theme Kitchen
- New Media Bloggers Interview:
Famous Blogger’s Club Interview of Keller Hawthorne
Who is Keller Hawthorne?
I am an online entrepreneur from the US. Five years ago, at the age of 22, I decided to open an online business. I really didn’t know what I was doing – I thought all I had to do was open a store or sign up with eBay and I would instantly make tons of money. As you may expect, that plan didn’t quite work out the way I thought it would.
Going Nowhere Fast.
I spent the first 6 months beating my head against a wall. I had opened an online store – The KBH Outlet (notice the name says nothing about the business – awesome rookie mistake!) – but it just wasn’t making it (I think I had 10 sales in my first year). How was that going to work? I couldn’t live on that income!
Ok, Let’s Start This Over.
The next 6 months, I finally got serious. I signed up for just about every free Internet marketing newsletter I could find and even invested in some courses (some useless, but others played a huge role in my success).
One year after opening The KBH Outlet, I decided to revamp my business. I sat down and did proper market research, signed up with a fantastic ecommerce host (Network Solutions – My Fav!), and started over. On September 13, 2006 Theme Kitchen was born!
By the time I graduated college, Theme Kitchen was earning me a full time income! Due to its success, I decided to launch a sister store in 2007 – Theme Bathroom – and I’m currently developing my third store.
Early on in my Internet marketing career, I discovered I had a passion for web design (I personally design and code all of my websites). So, I decided to offer professional web design services with my own company – KBH Web Marketing.
In 2008, I acquired a passion for beading and started selling my own handmade jewerly, Bella K Handmade Jewelry, on Etsy.com.
My latest creation is my Premium WordPress Theme site, Simply Fresh Themes, spawned from another new found passion – WordPress!
This is NOT another “I Can Help You Make Money Online Even Though I’ve Never Done It Myself!” blogs.
Let’s face it; as online entrepreneurs, we’re bombarded with useless Internet marketing newsletters, eBooks, courses and blogs. Everyone on the Internet seems to have the “magic formula” that’s supposed to make us money online. The worst part is most of these internet marketing “teachers” have never created a successful online business for themselves! They simply regurgitate information any one of us could find online.
Fortunately, through perseverance (and definitely a little stubbornness) I have found many Internet marketing gurus that are honest, experienced and absolutely worth listening to. With their guidence and my own experiences, I have become a successful online business owner. And now it’s time for me to give back!
Great! So, How Can FresheVenture.com Help Me?
Each week, I write about the many challenges and opportunities you will face as an online business owner. All you have to do is learn and take action! All of my knowledge and experience is free for you to listen to and utilize.
Is FresheVenture.com Right for Me?
If you’re looking to make a quick buck online by using a get-rich-quick scheme, FresheVenture.com is NOT for you. I’m here to help you create a legitimate and solid Internet business. I provide action steps for you to take, which require effort and motivation on your behalf. If you’re not willing to invest your time and attention in making money online, I’m afraid I won’t be of much help.
Where Should I Begin?
The first action I suggest you take on FresheVenture.com is signing up for my newsletter. This is a crucial step toward helping you create a successful online business! I really want to be here to help you with any questions or concerns you may have. So, before you do anything else, sign up to receive my latest articles and resources.
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Great, now go ahead and begin browsing through my articles and how to videos. And remember, you CAN do this if you work at it!
Have a FresheVenture!