My business journey has been a roller coaster filled with ups and downs, sharp turns, and unexpected pauses that suddenly rushed backward. Unlike roller coasters, the experience wasn’t as fun, but it was definitely eye-opening and worth it for my character growth. Here are some short summaries of my past businesses!

2017

In 2017 I decided to create a watch that was designed to call your phone at the push of a button. It was meant to be a safety watch that allowed people to feel safe in uncomfortable situations. I was still in my senior year of high school, so all I had created were blueprints to be patented. I spent a lot of that year designing and trying to find a patent agent. When I wasn’t focused on my watch invention, I was focused on my photography. I was planning to attend Antonelli Institute. Everything took a rapid u-turn, unfortunately, in the summer of 2017. In the same week, I found out that my watch business was already patented overseas. I also found out that my dream college that I had my eyes on for two years shut down three weeks before I was supposed to go. After these two bombshells, I took a year off of business.

2019

In 2019 at the prime age of 19, I decided I was going to become a realtor. This was after going to an inspiring seminar with my mom, where I met very successful realtors. This was my first experience with people that were much more financially successful than myself ( even though that wasn’t too hard to do considering I was only 19). I know it sounds cheesy, but as a college student who had no real idea where I wanted to go in my life, this felt like an unexpected door had opened.

That winter break, I decided to go to realtor school. I took a month to learn about real estate, and if the stars aligned, I would pass the class with flying colors and take the final state exam to become a realtor. Unfortunately for me, I didn’t even pass the class. I failed miserably, and even though I went outside my comfort zone, it just led to disappointment.

In March of 2019, I decided to try again. I had the opportunity to retake the first realtor class final test, and if I failed this time, I would have to retake the class. After spending months studying, I was confident I knew just enough to pass the class. However, the stars once again did not align in my favor, and I failed the class’s final test for the second time.

At this point, the real estate dream crashed before it even took off.

2020

2020 was a hell of a year. Like most people, I lost my job. Many people were forced into unemployment in the states, and I was part of that group. The biggest blessing that happened for me was that I lived with my parents. I didn’t have many bills to pay for, and the ones I did have to pay for were not that large. My mom, a teacher, never lost her job, and my dad, a handyman, never really lost his. All of these factors allowed me to try once again in creating my own business. This time it was eCommerce.

I found two mentors that helped me learn e-commerce and made many stores for myself and others. I got very good at website design because of eCommerce. One of my mentors realized I was very fast at making sites and decided to partner up with me. I made the necessary sites and he focused on the analytics. Everything was going great, but as time went on, our personalities clashed, and I stopped creating websites for him. My other mentor only had me make one website that was a general store. This is where he taught me how to make a brand, and this was a very successful time in my life. I wasn’t making a buttload of money, but I was making a profit.

That store, unfortunately, didn’t last long. At that time, I was in therapy, and I was not in the best mental space. Even though I created a business that made me money, I was mentally and emotionally not in a good place. After many therapy sessions discussing the importance of listening to your heart and not wasting time on things that didn’t make me happy, I decided to break away from e-commerce and follow my heart. Some might say this was a crazy decision, but what I had learned in therapy was if you are going to put your heart and soul into something, you should put it into a thing that you love. This led me to app development.

2021

Now I will admit that app development is not my passion. Photography is and was when I decided to get into app development. Now you might have had to read that twice, but yes, photography was the reason I got into app development. Around the same week that I decided to leave the e-commerce space, I discovered apps without code. I felt that photography wasn’t a practical dream, but creating a photography app was.

I spent most of 2021 creating my photography app that I was going to sell to schools, but the theme of the stars not aligning in my favor continued into 2021. In April, my birthday month of all months, life took an unexpected turn of unfortunate events. I felt like I was part of the Beauregarde family.

I was officially out of money and not like, oh, I’m out of money, but I can actually still live. Like no, I was out of money as in broke. I was no longer receiving unemployment money, and I thought my app business would take off like my e-commerce business, but reality slapped me real hard. The app business was not going as well as I hoped, and I thought back to my therapist and her saying, with following your passion. I realized I was playing life safe and had held my app business back because I was afraid of selling my app to future clients. My app worked, but I was a new developer, and as someone who doesn’t leave her comfort zone enough, I unintentionally dug my own grave.

Part 1

2021

Now some of you might read the next few lines in shock and maybe even in disgust. All I can say to defend myself is you only live once, and as my therapist once told me, if you are going to put your heart and soul into something, you should put it into a thing that you love. Some might have already guessed, but yes, I changed my business strategy once again. This time it was website designing. Was this, in hindsight, the wisest decision, not one bit, but as my back was against a very sharp and painful wall, I was forced to be brutally honest with myself.
What drove this decision was not logic, but heart and faith. I had spent hours and weeks crying and praying to Spirit hoping to receive an answer to my very obvious question, what do I do now? The answer was website design. It was a skill I had built for most of 2020 and it was a skill that I found internal joy with—that joy of being creative. Yes, I know disgusting but very true. Unlike my other business ventures that had no substance to them, this one allowed me to design and create. On top of that, I would be able to apply my knowledge of website conversion to this new business venture.

Now in the present moment, I write this with the happy message of saying that I have found my niche. I am happy with what I am creating, and I have somehow been able to create a business that allows me to show off my design skill while also helping other people express their skills and talents. I am financially, emotionally, mentally sound, and I actually look forward to living.

The way I got here was risky, stupid, and unconventional, to say the least, but it worked, and that is how J.E. Templates was created. Thank you for reading my story, and I hope whatever you are going through ends with a happy ending.

Part 2

Mom

Thank you, Mom, for being my lifelong rock. Having a mom that allows me the opportunity to open my wing and fly, even if it is in multiple directions, has allowed me to find myself. I have become myself because of you.

Dad

Thank you, Dad, for being my lifelong torch. You have helped me see things in myself that I didn't realize existed. I have become stronger because of you.

Tarah

Thank you, Tarah, for helping me see life from a new perspective. You played an enormous role in me seeing life from a birds-eye view. I can fly because of you.

Lisa

Thank you, Lisa, for helping me when I wanted to become a realtor. You helped me build confidence in my ability to chase my dream.

Hallmark Family

Thank you to my Hallmark family Elsie, Noreen, Kristin, Michelle, Jason, Lisa, Lily, Brooke, Evelyn, Kaia, Lauren, Vicky, Judy. When I first started working there, I was a turtle in her shell, but each year I learned to become myself more and more. You guys helped me distance myself from my anxiety and embrace myself.

Teachers

Thank you to my high school teachers Mrs. Marshall, Mr. Watson, Ms. Hoponick, Mr. Hunt, Mr. Mulcahy, Mr. Noland. You guys all helped me in one of the lowest parts of my life. I may have been a quiet and reserved student, but you all still listened when I spoke, so thank you. You all helped me feel seen.

Spirit

Thank you, spirit, for guiding me when I was lost and putting the right people in front of me when I felt alone. You have seen me cry tears no one will no, and you have heard prayers that no one will hear. Thank you for helping me find my light within myself and loving me unconditionally.

JEWELS REPORT

JAY

This website is Entrepromarket.com, and it is one of the first websites I co-created with the fantastic soul Jay. Jay is a creative genius and helped me realize that creativity is everlasting. This collaboration was the first time in a long time that I had to trust my creative process 100%.

This website is Thatgirlconnections.org, and this was the first time someone gave me free rein on a website that was not one of my own. LaWanda was a patient soul that allowed me the profound opportunity to trust my intuition when it came to designing her website. 

LAWANDA

My Past Work

J.E. Purpose

BUSINESS
-A place for customers to contact you.
-A place to show off your portfolio.
-A home base on the internet that is controlled and organized by you.

PERSONAL
-A place to establish credibility in your field.
-A place to show off your character & authenticity.

OTHER
-Analytics & organization of your progress as a business.
-The importance of self-expression through your business.
-How to handle the next step of your journey because no one wants to make a website unless they are ready for the next phase of their life.

-The importance of how a website/business should express/represent you socially and emotionally. Showing what you bring to the table. Also showing why you love what you do and how that love will be transferred to your business/website.

-The importance of emotional health & maturity and mental health & maturity and how that can affect your business on the ups/positivities and downs/negativities.

-Making quality, useful, luxurious websites that will allow people & business owners to express themselves & their business.

-Help customers reach achievements that are caused by having a website, like;

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What if I'm not tech savvy?

Can You Customize The Template For Me?

How do I launch my site?

Can I use my own fonts and colors?

How Do I Customize This Template?

Are the Templates Customizable?

IS Showit SEO friendly?

Is There Anything Else I Need?

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Can I add my Wordpress Blog to Showit?

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