We are Barrie Davenport and Ron Clendenin — life partners, business partners, and the faces behind this site, Work From Home, and our podcast, Work From Home Duo. As of this writing, we’re in the process of moving from suburban Atlanta, Georgia to Asheville, North Carolina, to complete a lifestyle dream of living near the mountains in one of the coolest cities in the country in a home we’re designing and building from the ground up.
We’ve created Work From Home because we know how amazing it is to run a business from the comfort of home, doing meaningful work you feel passionate about, and having the freedom and flexibility that doesn’t come with most day jobs.
Both of us have passions that happen to be complimentary — passions which have allowed us to create a successful, profitable online business.
Barrie’s passion for personal development, coaching, writing, creating courses, and making connections has allowed her to build one of the top-ranked personal development blogs on the internet — Live Bold and Bloom. She’s also written and published a number of Amazon bestselling books.
Ron’s passions for design, online marketing, search engine optimization, social media, and podcasting have propelled our business in many exciting and profitable new directions. Live Bold and Bloom traffic has grown to over 350,000 page views under his experienced marketing direction, and he has helped many of his small business clients get similar results.
Both of us entered the online business world many years ago after burning out on our day jobs (Barrie in public relations, Ron in non-profit), and we’ve had the amazing fortune of not only finding our passions, but also finding a way to make a great income doing what we love.
So that leads us to you . . .
Over the years, we’ve had many people ask us how to do what we are doing — how to run an online business from home, or even just make some extra income online. These are people who felt stuck, unfulfilled, or out of place in their day jobs. They were looking to get out of the rat race, find work that was fun and meaningful, or simply find a way to express their passions and make some money at the same time.
We’ve coached many individuals on the side, helping them launch an online platform — from choosing their niche and target audience to every detail of building out the site, creating content, marketing, and monetizing.
As our business has grown, we’ve had less time available for individual business coaching. And that’s how the idea for Work At Home formed. We have ideas, expertise, and knowledge to share — and with this site and our podcast, we can reach so many more people who dream of working from home but don’t know how to begin or can’t get the traction they want.
There are a lot of great online experts out there, and we certainly don’t claim to own the market when it comes to teaching the tricks of the trade. But what does make us different is the unique combination of our skills and experience, as well as the unique difficulties we’ve each had to overcome to create success.
Here at Work From Home, we’re gonna share it all — the good, the bad, and the ugly. Creating an online presence and building a business is a lot of fun, but it takes a lot of work. We won’t be sharing a “get rich quick”scheme, because frankly it doesn’t exist.
We’ll show you exactly what you need to do, whether you’re a beginner or already have an online presence, to build, market, and monetize your site. And we’ll show you how to set up your home-based business so you stay organized, productive, and motivated. We’ll help you avoid some of the common mistakes and pitfalls that many new online biz owners encounter.
We’d love for you to join us here on a regular basis, so feel free to subscribe to our newsletter updating you with the latest and greatest online business ideas and get immediate access to our free ebook: (ebook name)
Our Podcast[Coming Soon]
In addition to regular articles on this site, we’ll be answering questions, sharing how-to information, and interviewing some of the top home-based online experts on the internet. We produce a new show 3 times a week, on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, and we hope you’ll join us to get top-level content and fresh ideas that are only available on the podcast.
We want to make sure you get your questions answered, so if there’s a topic you want us to cover or problem you’re experiencing with your business, please shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can. We might even feature your question on our podcast!
Thank you for taking the time to read this, and we look forward to getting to know you as you create your own home based online platform.
Ron and Barrie