Donny's Ramblings

Welcome to My Office

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I’ve wanted to blog more often about something other than religious opinions and learnings. This fits that description…

My Office

Several minutes ago I took a break from working to post on a message board I frequent (seen on the screen of my laptop in the photo above). Now I’m taking a break from taking a break from working to write to you and show off my mobile office. What you see in that photo is almost all I need to make a living these days.

I love being self employed. I get to choose when and where I work. On some days I may work from home until 3am, while other times I’ll head to Starbucks or Barnes and Noble or some other wireless hotspot with my MacBook Pro in tow. My home internet account also includes free wifi access at more than 10,000 locations across the country. I make good use of it, rarely working two days in a row from the same location. Tonight just happens to find me sitting in Barnes and Noble.

A different location a day keeps the boredom away, I say.

I manage and market auto dealer websites. I’m good at what I do. When I owned porn sites I figured out how to obtain decent search engine results for the terms I was seeking. While many Internet users may not find my current subject matter as interesting as what I used to “sell”, the same concepts apply to anything I wish to market online. My current clients have been seeing very good results.

Perhaps God really CAN use all things for good?

I’ve recently been working on something that, if successful, will expand my business to the point of needing a few more employees. For now, my son’s mother works for me. Because of this, she has a nice boss that allows her to work her own hours, enabling her to spend time in my son’s classroom any time she chooses to do so. If my expansion plan comes to fruition I’m considering the idea of hiring other single mothers, granting them that same freedom.

8 thoughts on “Welcome to My Office

  1. I really enjoy what you have to say. Thank you for sharing and you are very blessed to have the capability to work on your own.

    God is so good! Enjoy your week.

  2. I really enjoy what you have to say. Thank you for sharing and you are very blessed to have the capability to work on your own.

    God is so good! Enjoy your week.

  3. Having you own office is a tememdous help. Especially for me. I take my office to starbucks or anywhere where Wi-FI is free.

  4. Having you own office is a tememdous help. Especially for me. I take my office to starbucks or anywhere where Wi-FI is free.

  5. Dear Donny,
    Wow. Wish I could make the connect to success online. Tried it briefly but haven’t found the right nitch. Without any real starting capital (or anything in the bank for that matter), I couldn’t sustain the needed take-off time to make a real go at it. Could use it too, seeing that I am now 1-1/2 years unemployed with a new baby here for a month now, and my wife of course has had to stop working and will be for a about 4 months or so. Besides the single mom consideration, which I think is an excellent idea, maybe you’d consider a mom and pop and their 2 kids (well, maybe they’ll just go for the extra mouths to feed – lol).
    Anyway, I am so glad that you’ve been able to not only have God turn your life around, but also, help you turn your work around too.
    You mentioned that God can really use all things for good. This little scenario reminded me of how Jesus took some fishermen and taught them how to be fisher of men. Same patience, same throwing out the line, same finding the “right bait”, etc. and using it to draw in the “fish”.
    Also wondered how the bible school work was going. Haven’t been able to check things out online much, so I figured I missed some of your blogs or moments of sharing.
    Brother, God bless you in all that God is “fleshing out” in you and through you, to His honor and glory.

  6. Dear Donny,
    Wow. Wish I could make the connect to success online. Tried it briefly but haven’t found the right nitch. Without any real starting capital (or anything in the bank for that matter), I couldn’t sustain the needed take-off time to make a real go at it. Could use it too, seeing that I am now 1-1/2 years unemployed with a new baby here for a month now, and my wife of course has had to stop working and will be for a about 4 months or so. Besides the single mom consideration, which I think is an excellent idea, maybe you’d consider a mom and pop and their 2 kids (well, maybe they’ll just go for the extra mouths to feed – lol).
    Anyway, I am so glad that you’ve been able to not only have God turn your life around, but also, help you turn your work around too.
    You mentioned that God can really use all things for good. This little scenario reminded me of how Jesus took some fishermen and taught them how to be fisher of men. Same patience, same throwing out the line, same finding the “right bait”, etc. and using it to draw in the “fish”.
    Also wondered how the bible school work was going. Haven’t been able to check things out online much, so I figured I missed some of your blogs or moments of sharing.
    Brother, God bless you in all that God is “fleshing out” in you and through you, to His honor and glory.

  7. Sounds good Donny! The flexibility is such a great bonus. I am not a single mom, but I’m a stay at home mom in need of more income….I’d certainly be interested in talking if you end up needing some employees.

  8. Sounds good Donny! The flexibility is such a great bonus. I am not a single mom, but I’m a stay at home mom in need of more income….I’d certainly be interested in talking if you end up needing some employees.

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