Hi! I'm Dane Carlson, and welcome to the Business Opportunities Weblog. I've been publishing this website, by myself, and sometimes with the help of others for over twelve years now. You'll notice two things about this site right away:

  • We have tons of content. In fact, since November 2011, I've published more than 26,000 posts on thousands of different business ideas and opportunities.
  • We don't sell much advertising. In late 2013, I realized that by selling advertising, what I was really selling was my readers. In 2014, I've already radically cut down on the number of ads and will hopefully keep cutting.

Once a week or so I’m going to profile the very special people who read this site. If you’d like to participate, shoot me an email.

Today’s profile is of Angela Shupe, a longtime blogger for this site.

Hi Angela, tell us about yourself.

As you already know, my name is Angela. I am 25 years old, and I live in Michigan. I am the mom of a feisty 6 year old girl. She keeps me on my toes! I am also a college student at University of Phoenix. I am just a few weeks shy of finishing my first year, and so far I am doing so with a shiny 4.0! I am currently in the Associate of Arts program with a concentration in Foundations of Business (AAFB). I want to move on to my Bachelor of Science degree in business/e-business after I am done.

Tell us about your work or business.

I am a freelance writer for you and virtual assistant. Nothing can beat the work I do, I love it! It doesn’t matter if I am writing or just acting as an assistant. Although I have not taken on any extra work since I started school, it is definitely something I love doing.

How long have you been reading the site?

Since I started posting here in March of 2007.

What’s your favorite kind of post?

My favorite posts are the interviews, of course! However, it is not because I do a lot of them. I enjoy contacting the owners, learning about their business, and sharing that information with others. I can often remember the basis of my favorite interviews a year or more after it was completed. Some of the advice they have shared tends to stick with me.

Do you have a specific favorite post?

I have quite a few favorites. If I must limit it to one, though, it would be the Sippy Straw Cleaner interview. I found Jennifer Reyes particularly inspiring. Not only did she create a viable product, she did so in three months! In just over a week, she launched, brought in two wholesale accounts, and began distributing internationally. When people imagine the stereotypical super mom, I cannot help but wonder if they are thinking of her.

Is there something that you’d like us to be writing about that we’re not?

Personally, I would not mind more information related to ecommerce. However, I think that would come down to me finding it first? ;-)

What other sites do you read regularly?

I guess I am a little old fashioned. I do not read many websites for entertainment. However, I have a large magazine subscription list that includes Star Lee Magazine’s Success on Your Terms, Time magazine, Fast Company, and Inc.

Is the glass half empty or half full?

Half-full, of course!

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Originally posted by Dane Carlson on February 21, 2011 in Meet the Readers.


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