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Hey! I’m Dr. Marcella Wilson and welcome to my blog. I am a wife and mom of 3 (great) girls. I became a stay-at-home mom after I finished my doctoral studies. My hubby and I wanted to have another baby and didn’t see the point in me getting a full time job. Plus, I wasn’t ready to put my baby in daycare all day. As fate would have it, I did get pregnant again, with not one but two babies! Yes, we were having twins.
After I had my twins, I was offered a job teaching graduate courses online. I was ecstatic that I could work and stay at home with my children. However, my job wasn’t full time and there was no guarantee that there would be classes for me to teach each semester. Also, I felt out of the loop because I wasn’t working a 9-to-5 in the workplace. Now, don’t get me wrong, I was happy and blessed to stay at home with my babies and work online. But I needed a way to stay current in my field and bring in consistent income. That’s where blogging came in. In my blog post, “3 Reasons Why You Should Start a Mom Blog”, I go into detail about this time in my life and why I started blogging.
Blogging Was a Game Changer for Me
I began blogging as a way to stay current in technology. In the early days of my blog, I blogged solely about technology. I got a lot of media attention and was interviewed on numerous online, radio and print media outlets including Redbook magazine, MSNBC News, Fox News, and The Detroit Press. But then a funny thing happened. Many of my family, friends and people I met through this blog, asked me to help them create blogs and show them how they too can work from home. Therefore, I decided to shift the focus of my blog and make it a resource for moms who want to start a business online.
So, if you’re a mom who want to turn your “side hustle” into a full-time gig so you can work independent of location and dictate their own schedule, welcome. This blog is dedicated to helping moms follow the passion or gift they have been given and turn it into a profitable business. What I do here is provide learning opportunities (free webinars, eBooks, eCourses, etc.) to women who are trying to build their business online so they can spend more time with their family, contribute to the household or just follow their dream.
I’ll Help Make Your Blog the Bomb!
On my blog, you’ll find informative blog posts that give you step-by-step instructions on how to start a blog and how to write a blog post that sells. If you want to start a blog but are intimidated by blogging or clueless about how to begin, download my popular eBook called “Want to Create a Blog? Read This First!”. Or if you’re blog is already up and running, start learning how to turn your blog into a bank by signing up for my “Blogging 4 Bucks” online course. You’ll also find fun stuff about our latest family vacation, how I dropped the baby weight and my latest haul at H&M.
I know there are a lot of folks out there teaching people how to blog. And I’m not knocking them. But remember I am a professor trained to teach tech in easy-to-understand methods. I teach graduate Information Systems courses, design blogs, interact with the media and coach others – without ever leaving my home. I am happy to share with you how to start a blog, monetize it and grow your email list. I am excited to help other moms pursue their passion so they can have the freedom to live the life they want with their family. Email me at marcella at marcellawilson dot com if you wanna say hi or have any questions I can answer. I look forward to chatting with you.
Dr. Marcella Wilson
10 Fun Facts About Dr. Marcella Wilson
- I love Snapchat and Prince. That pic to the right is me using the Helllo Kitty Snapchat filter when I just touched down in Minneapolis to go visit Paisley Park.
- I cannot tell my twins apart but thankfully their personalities are like night and day. My oldest daughter can always tell them apart and sometimes I have to ask her to tell me who is who. I know they will trick me when they get older and I’m okay with that – lol!
- I check my H&M app every day to see what’s on sale.
- I think I love the Disney movies more than my kids do! And yes, I know all the words to all the songs – especially the songs in Moana and Frozen. “Let it gooooooo…”
- I am a cookie monster.
- And speaking of food, I have a steel stomach. I will eat anything. I could have been on that show “Fear Factor” eating crazy stuff!
- Since we’re on the subject of TV, my favorite shows are “The Walking Dead”, “Game of Thrones”, “Homeland” and reality singing show competitions (I know, I’m kinda ashamed to admit that…) . I miss “Breaking Bad” and “Dexter”
- Paris is my favorite international city. New Orleans is my favorite American city.
- I don’t watch scary movies anymore. I’m a scardy cat. I will watch a slasher flick if it’s not too gory. But horror films? Nope, can’t do it.
- I skipped the 2nd grade.
Dr. Wilson has a doctorate and master’s degree in computer science. She has conducted extensive studies on how online social networks impact face-to-face social networks. Her dissertation was the first to document how older adults use online social networks. Her cutting-edge research also examined the contrast between how older adults, young adults and the general population use social media, blogs and email. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in Journalism.
As a result of her dissertation work, Dr. Wilson became a sought out expert in the media on how to effectively mix technology with your life, love and work. Dr. Wilson has been featured on Fox 45 News and WUSA 9 News. She has also been interviewed in numerous online, radio and print media outlets including Redbook magazine, MSNBC News, Fox News, and The Detroit Press.
During Dr. Wilson’s educational career, she received numerous fellowships from NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Bowie State University and the University of Maryland Baltimore County. During her professional career, Dr. Wilson has been honored numerous times by NASA Goddard Space Flight Center and Bowie State University for her research achievements in the area of social media networks. Currently, Dr. Wilson teaches graduate Information Systems courses at the University of Maryland Baltimore County.
While Dr. Wilson’s education, experience and accolades are plentiful, it is her passion is helping moms use their blogs to increase their brand, get media attention, attract clients that excites her most. “At least once a day, I get asked by a friend, acquaintance or via email how to run a business online or how to blog or how to use their blog to get more money and clients. It is my joy to help others turn their expertise, dream or passion into viable online business and show them how to make money so they can live a lifestyle they dream of” she says.