You're Invited to My House Warming

Uncategorized Mar 02, 2018

Exciting times! I just became a new homeowner! Except there's one minor detail - I'm not literally a homeowner.

I've decided to settle online - and you're invited to my house warming!

My desire to live online started as early as birth. I was born of Filipino descent in Japan, and get this, I was born on American soil. From the very beginning, my definition of 'home' was anything but normal.

I was born into a military family. We moved multiple times throughout my early childhood years. Before I could fully process what was going on and establish some sense of 'home,' it was time to move again. Then life came to a screeching halt in 1998. At 10 years old, I received the news that I had lost my father.

We moved one more time before my mom became a traditional homeowner. But even though we finally had a physical home, my mind had a difficult time processing it. I had become hypersensitive to change, yet paranoid to settle.

A multitude of other transitions took place once again - every 1-3 years. The transition from two elementary schools, to middle school, then from one high school to the next.

The constant transitions of my childhood and teen years took shape during my adult years. In college, I changed my major three times, finally choosing Journalism with an emphasis in Public Relations and a minor in Educational Technology. But by my second year out of college, I had already been fired from four jobs. Yes, you read that right: I was fired from not one, not two, not three, but four jobs.

At this point, you might be thinking: Geez, Jen, when are you going to catch a break? Lol.

Well, have no fear, friends. I have good news.

In the midst of constant change and minimal time to make sense of everything, two major things stayed consistent. The first thing was writing.

Writing became the one activity for me to document observations, ask questions, and find clarity over life's events at my own pace. It was the one place I could count on that wasn't affected or often interrupted by external factors. 

Writing was the catalyst to the second, yet equally important, consistent thing in my life: the Internet. At 13 years old, one of my relatives introduced me to online chat rooms. I was hooked. Online chatting made my writing come alive. On any day at any time, I could engage in conversation. It was the perfect, consistent and controlled environment for a highly sensitive, emerging introvert such as myself. I taught myself to type, amongst many other computer skills, to enable my sense of belonging.

Soon enough, I found a way to marry the two most consistent things in my life through blogging. It was settled. Finally, I felt like I had a home that I could build upon. I have been blogging and building relationships online ever since.

With the Internet, I had my version of 'home' with me wherever I went. It was a safe space to think and respond to a world that tends to think out loud, talk too fast, and shift so often. No matter what I did as I got older, I would eventually drop my bags, kick off my shoes, and lounge back into the Internet.

Outside of my 'home' continued to be a challenge. Struggling to find solid ground for my professional career, I attempted to get into sales.

Turned out, I was horrible at sales. I burnt a lot of bridges and eventually found myself in toxic relationships. On top of that, I was extremely self conscious because I felt really young and I knew that I looked young. With limited income producing options, I continued to press forward and I did what I could to stand out.

One way of standing out was taking leadership roles. I found myself volunteering my time doing social media marketing for a business networking group. Then one day, I was asked, “So how much do you charge for your services?”

“You mean, social media?” I asked.

At this point, I had already been online for more than a decade. I had also assumed that everyone knew how to use the Internet by now. The online world was second nature to me, but it was also my home - not my workplace. Being online felt like living deep within the quiet woods, far away from the endless noise of the city. 

But that one simple question made me realize that what I enjoyed the most could be what I do for a living. So I gave myself a chance to start a business helping businesses go online and grow online.

The rest is history. (Click here to read a snapshot of the last five years I've been in business.) I discovered that the Internet was my place to live and work when I more than doubled my income for three years in a row, earning more than any of the jobs I had ever worked and sales that I had attempted.

Today, my physical home remains to be uncertain and ever changing. In fact, I've moved four times in the recent years, and even now, I don’t know where I’ll physically be in the next six months.

Yet, my 'home' has remained on the Internet for the last 17 years now. As far as I can tell, it’s not going anywhere anytime soon.

That's why, for the first time in my life, I've decided to make a full commitment to give away and take little of what I own to be an online homeowner.

I've just about settled in, which is why I'm now inviting you to my house warming! And because it's my home - it's free admission. Simply email me here to request an invitation.

With your free admission, you'll get a virtual tour of my home - including your guest room and our living room where others are always welcome to gather.

The beauty of living online is that there's space for everyone! In fact, once you receive your invitation, you'll receive your special set of keys so that you can come and go as you please.

Now, I’m aware that I cannot serve everyone nor do I want to invest the time to please everyone. So, before you choose to email me, here's what you need to know...

My home is for you if...

  • You are a business based in the United States
  • You earn less than $1 million of annual revenue
  • You're an independent contractor or have less than 10 employees
  • You want to start, run or grow your business (or parts of your business) online
  • You are interested in collaborating with Jen Amos Consulting
  • You're generally a DIY-er, but could use an online community to bounce ideas off of when needed
  • You desire to be in community or have convenient access to your peers online

My home isn't for you if...

  • You're solely looking to pitch your business
  • You're looking to connect just to 'study the competition'
  • You're looking for immediate sales or get-rich-quick schemes
  • You're looking for someone to handhold you throughout most of your business growth (actually, this can be negotiable... lol)
  • You've had an unpleasant history of working with online marketing agencies or tried it yourself to no avail - and have given up

The truth is, the Internet is more than just my home... it's become my ministry - my spiritual place. Some people feel most spiritually connected in nature, in their work, with family, etc. I feel that I am my most spiritual when I am online. With all that I am and all that I've been, I have learned that I am designed to not build a physical home, but a spiritual home.

Everything's almost ready for the house warming! I hope to see you there! Click here to RSVP now.

With Love,

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