Meet Darcy

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“Greetings!”

You are seeing this page because you want to know more about me and my website. No need to waste any time; let’s get on with it already.

Who Am I?

My name is Darcy (fondly called Dee on the web) and I’ve been accessing and evaluating online home business opportunities for nearly a decade. I’ve had my fair share of life and gone through some rough patches of my own and it honestly has not been easy at all but it’s been quite an adventure.

My Journey to Online Success

I first had the idea of working from home while I was in my last year of high school. I experienced a stroke when I was 11 months old which caused me partial blindness and other maladies. So I am sure you can understand that learning in a traditional class setting did not come easy for me. This led me to conclude that if I had problems adapting in a high-school environment, then I really wouldn’t do well in College or University. So I started researching on opportunities to work from home.

Unfortunately, the opportunities I found did not suit my needs at all. I discovered several home data entry and customer service positions which would have been fine since they paid good money but applicants were required to know at least 2 languages or have a diploma. I also wasn’t sure if I was up to being tied to a desk or telephone for eight hours a day. So I put the idea aside temporarily and went to College for a year to learn graphic design.

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 Discovering Success Phase 1

I have to admit, what I learned while attending this course was invaluable, however the classes were fierce with a great deal of self-learning involved. I was functioning on 4 hours of sleep most days, which isn’t healthy to begin with, but also life threatening in my case, as an epileptic.

By the years end, I deemed myself unfit to continue onto the second year, so I got a part-time job at a drug store, and used my free-time to search for work from home opportunities.

Fortunately, I now had a whole year of internet research, web design and writing experience that all worked to my advantage – because as luck would have it, these are the core skills you need to start a stay-at-home business! Although I did not realize that right away. I started out following my passion for drawing, and sold digitally colored clip-arts by way of my own website and Paypal Express. The website generated moderate traffic and it brought in a few extra dollars every month. The experience of generating revenue while hanging out with family or chilling on the couch was truly a great feeling! It gave me confidence that I would be able to create a career that I would enjoy and be able to do well even with my disability.

 Discovering Success Phase 2

Selling digital products was a step in the right direction for sure, but I still wasn’t generating enough income to be comfortable. I felt underpaid at my physical job and my new business paid me in small spurts, so I applied for an online support position. (Fluent English and Grade 12 needed only.) As you can well imagine the competition for this job was huge and I really wasn’t expecting anything to come of it (nothing did), but while I was filling out the application I saw a notice on the website’s side bar that read: Learn how to build your own online business successfully with training.  Naturally I was interested, and just like that – I clicked my way into a community that would change my life forever.

That’s right! I had discovered (by accident) a very unique online university that teaches everything you need to know about being successful with online earnings. The best part was, I could create a free account and had the first 10 lessons free of charge. That way I got to see if the course was something I was interested in or not and what I learned within the first few days blew me away! I learned the basic process of earning money online, how to set up a proper website, and how to start generating traffic TO the website, all in the first four days. (No joke at all.)  I learned more in four days then I did in the first few months of College, and I paid hundreds of dollars for that course!  I felt at home quite quickly, I was able to learn at my own pace without worrying about grades and I was able to put what I learned into physical action right away.

Make no mistakes, learning how to create an online business is a steep learning curve, and huge results didn’t happen overnight, but nothing truly worthwhile ever happens that way.

I’m driven by my passion and committed to helping others reach their career goals, and this website is my way of sharing my knowledge with the world. With you!

Get In Touch

I am sure you have questions and comments. Please do not hesitate to get in touch with me through the Wealthy Affiliate University (Visit Here) or leave a reply below. Thank you again for visiting!

Warm regards,
Darcy

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34 Comments

  1. Amazon LaShaun

    You’re an amazing young woman. To overcome having a stroke at such a young age is remarkable. I didn’t even know it was possible for someone to have a stroke at that age.

    It’s great that you chose to use your free time productively instead of getting into trouble, which a lot of young people do. I’m going to bookmark your site. I’ll be stopping by regularly to see how you’re doing. I’m proud of you. Keep it going.

    • admin

      Why, thank you so much for your kind words and overwhelming support, Amazon!

      I was in shock myself, after discovering the true reason for my maladies. But over the years I discovered ways of turning a negative event into a positive one. 🙂

      I very much appreciate you taking time out of your day to visit my website. I look forward to receiving more of your feedback in the future!

  2. Susan

    Your story is an amazing story of dedication, resourcefulness, perseverance, and drive. Many people in your situation would give up. I am so glad you are out there to inspire other people to start their own online business. I am ready to join you on that mission. What has been your experience with Wealthy Affiliate?

    • admin

      Hello Susan!

      Thank you so much for your lovely comment. My experience with Wealthy Affiliate has been a hard but wonderful one. The university has everything you need to succeed in your new online career from a highly powerful (and easy to use) website builder to live video classes! Internet marketing isn’t an easy skill to learn by any means… I have made a lot of mistakes in my journey, but the teachers, Kyle and Carson, have always been there to throw me a life jacket and show me how to swim!

  3. Jay

    Your story is amazing and has inspired me to do more with my life. I’m so happy you found a community that can help you follow your dreams. Thanks again for sharing such an amazing story and best of luck. Where can I learn more about wealthy affiliates and get started for free?

    • admin

      Hullo, Jay! It means so much to me that I inspired you. I wish the very best for you as well.

      In regards to your question: if you visit my homepage you will find my article about the Wealthy Affiliate University 🙂 It should provide you with all the info you need. And if you still have questions please do not hesitate to contact me.

      Thanks so much for visiting today!

  4. Alice

    Helly Darcy,

    I’m so blessed with your story. Not everyone who experienced what you’ve been through would come out strong and successful as you. I believe that succeeding is a choice we all have to make. We decide what our future will be like. You’re such an inspiration and I hope more people will read your amazing story and be challenged and encouraged by what you have achieved.

  5. Barb

    Hi, Darcy!

    Your story is somewhat like mine. I searched and searched to find a legitimate online business opportunity and I was so glad that I stumbled upon Wealthy Affiliate. I’ve been a member for almost a year now and I can truly say that it is the best online business opportunity out there.

    So many scam programs just want your money and leave you with a poor quality product or one that simply does not work at all. Wealthy Affiliate it top notch and you can join for free! What could be better than that?

    • admin

      I couldn’t agree more Barb! WA is a huge breath of fresh air and has helped so many people improve their lives. It is a pleasure to meet a fellow member!

      Thanks for commenting!

  6. Zahra

    You got me all teary!! What an inspirational booster you are Darcy!! It was an honor to come to your site. Everyone who comes to your site will walkout feeling humbled and grateful.
    May you live to dominate every dream
    your words are like gold, soothing my inspiration like an ice-cream
    may your legacy outshine beyond any realm!
    love you. stay blessed

    • admin

      Now you have me all tearing up! What a lovely thing to say! 

      May your days be blessed as well. Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts.

      Warm regards,

      Darcy

  7. Howard

    Darcy,

    I enjoyed reading your glowing testimonial for Wealthy Affiliate, and in particular, I am in awe of your personal courage and determination, it puts a lot of things into perspective. You have, despite everything, shown us all how never to give up on our dreams and aspirations.

    Thank you,

  8. Excelle

    Darcey, you are an inspiration. You have shown resilience in various struggles that life has thrown your way, epilepsy and stroke are no joke.

    Your online journey is commendable and glad that after all your search and determination, you landed on a solid footing like Wealthy Affiliate Online Program where they teach and guide you in every step of the way.

    I have always known that out here on the web, there is a safe place to learn real stuff for those who are serious about having a career online.

    • admin

      Thank you so much for the compliment, and for sharing your thoughts! I agree with you that out of all the scams out there, there has to be a handful of genuine opportunities. And I am very thankful that we both found one of them!

  9. Maja

    Hi Darcy,
    It’s quite inspiring to see such an amazing and successful young woman who is following her dream despite all the difficulties that you encountered in life. I really admire that, and I’m sure that your story will give hope and inspiration to many people. You are the living proof that everything is possible if you believe and never give up.
    I wish you all the best in your online business and life.
    Maja

    • admin

      Your comment has brought tears to my eyes, Maja. Thank you! 

      It is my goal to help others who are in a similar position that I was, and it is pleasing to know that I have already inspired quite a few individuals.

      I wish you all the best as well! Please do not hesitate to contact me, should you need anything.

      Warm regards,

      Darcy

  10. Israel

    Hi Darcy!

    This is a very inspirational story of self-improvement and how you can overcome anything that comes in your way.

    You should be proud of what you’ve accomplished and I’m sure you’ll succeed in anything you decide to do in your life.

    Thanks for sharing your story with us.

    Cheers and all the best! 🙂

    • admin

      You are very welcome 🙂

      I am thrilled that so many people have been inspired by my story. 

      Wishing you all the best in return!

      Please do not hesitate to contact me should you need anything.

  11. Louise

    Wow, what an inspiring read. As other people say, you are remarkable for overcoming such a difficult and traumatic experience – it’s great that you’ve decided to not let it beat you and branch off on your own and find the right opportunity for you.

    I also have joined Wealthy Affiliate and agree that it is absolutely brilliant for anyone and everyone! The training and information available is second to none.

    Good luck with it all and thanks for sharing your story and being an inspiration 🙂

    • admin

      Thank you for the support, Louise. It hasn’t been an easy journey and I am overwhelmed (and delighted) by all the positive feedback! I had no idea so many people would be inspired by my story. This is wonderful.

      I wish you the very best of luck with your online journey! Do not hesitate to contact me should you need anything 🙂

      Warm regards,

      Darcy 

  12. Dave

    Hey Darcy,

    That is one thing we have in common, I also didn’t do well in college and I am also not a huge fan of the typical 9 to 5 jobs.

    Something that also comes very close to what you did is me getting to know the work at home opportunity a year after I cleared my high school education. Yours was a year before.

    Both ways, aren’t we happy to have discovered this opportunity?

    • admin

      Absolutely Dave! We are both very fortunate people to have discovered such an opportunity. I am excited to meet someone who shares such a similar experience. 

      I look forward to getting to know you!

      Thanks for your comment 🙂

  13. Very nice Darcy! Love your encouraging experiences you’ve just shared here. You’re doing it! Just continue to grow in your confidence and don’t forget to have a ton of fun along the way!

    Love,

    Adrienne

    • admin

      That is excellent advice, Adrienne. It can be hard to remember to have fun sometimes, but I enjoy what I do very very much and wouldn’t trade it for anything in the world! I will remember to take some time for fun. Thanks for the reminder.

      Warm regards,
      Darcy

  14. jeremy

    Congrats to you miss for overcoming your struggles. Your perseverance is paying off and as always it doesn’t come easy. It seems to be the biggest challenge for some reason to get people to really understand that in order for things to happen, you’re going to hit low points. You just have to hang in there. Good job and good luck on your future success.

    • admin

      Very wise words Jeremy 🙂 

      Life is a mixture of good and bad things, but without the dark there would be no light.

      Thanks so much for your insightful comment.

  15. Norman

    It is so encouraging to see that even though you had these challenges in your life you did not give up which shows that you are a strong woman with great ambitions and because of this you will go far with the help of God. Continue to keep up the good work because I believe that you are and encouragement to so many people.

    • admin

      It is an absolute pleasure to know you, Norman. I have found that in life, perseverance is everything. If you fail the first time just take a breath and start again. Failure isn’t something to be feared but something that should be embraced. After all without failure there will be no success 🙂

  16. ZEGU

    Hi, Darcy, I love your approach in getting straight to the point by telling your site visitors what your website is about. That is, accessing and evaluating online home business opportunities. This establishes an instant connection between you and your visitors.

    I also like the idea of you openly sharing the obstacles you have come face to face with along your personal life. Its so encouraging how you have managed to progress against all odds.

    Honestly, your About Me Page is like a magnet that attracts visitors to read more of your content, after reading it.

    • admin

      I really appreciate your comment and honesty about my page. I find getting right to the point is the best way to get my message across. I want my readers to feel comfortable while browsing my site, and being completely honest is the best way to help with that. Just be yourself!

  17. Ashley

    Hello Dee!

    I have loved reading and getting to know you. I am 33 and pretty new to affiliate marketing so it is a bit overwhelming right now. It is, however something I am really enjoying and passionate about making a fulltime job of. Did you find yourself becoming a better writer over time or have you always been a great writer with great ideas? I find myself getting writers’ block a lot and not feeling very confident in my writing. Any tips?

    • admin

      Hi Ashley!

      Writers block is very common, especially at the begging. It still happens to me on and off and it can take me quite a while before another article is published. But in all honesty it is just a matter of perseverance. When I feel myself getting overwhelmed I take a deep breath and remind myself that this is what I want. I want to be able to write for the web, so I push myself to finish my thoughts even if they don’t make complete sense. After I have all my points down I come back to it the next day and re-organize the thoughts into proper sentences.

      I actually created a training module on how to write for the web as well  🙂

      Feel free to take a look: https://my.wealthyaffiliate.co

      I wish you the very best of luck!!! Thanks so much for your delightful comment.

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