Hi, my name is Amanda Colby. When I was in college studying electrical engineering (9+ years ago), I loved designing webpages and fiddling around with html and css.
Since I graduated, I have been practicing electrical engineering for nearly 9 years, designing lighting and power systems for architects. I am currently a professional engineer licensed in 4 states.
In the spring of 2016, while pregnant with my 4th child, I was searching for opportunities to earn money online. I stumbled across a website marketing Wealthy Affiliate. I knew in a vague way that bloggers had ways to make money but I didn’t know how.
It had been so long since I wrote any code for websites that I was hesitant at first. I read more about the WordPress content management system and how it helped alleviate the problems I remembered from designing and maintaining a website “the old-fashioned way”.
On a whim, I signed up for the 7 day free trial and jumped right into the first training course. I was hooked. Check out my full review: Wealthy Affiliate: Earn Money From Home [Review].
During that week long trial, I founded my first website Survival With Kids. I also finished the first training course and upgraded to a Premium membership so I could continue my training.
The knowledge I had learned during college was all coming back. I was starting to apply my analytical engineering skills to the business of internet marketing. I was soaking up everything I could.
Late that summer, during my maternity leave, I continued developing my website and realized I wanted to share the research I was doing to improve my website. That is when I decided to found this website.
I want to share my new knowledge about online marketing with other busy bloggers. Hopefully some of the information I am presenting will help save you some time with building your website.
In addition to contacting me via my email address below, you can always contact me via my Wealthy Affiliate profile, username: AColby.
~Amanda Colby, P.E.
Founder of The Online Marketing Engineer
Email: Amanda (at) TheOnlineMarketingEngineer.com