Janet Hall, trainer and developer has been in the computer business since the 1970’s, before Microsoft® was even ‘born’. Janet’s company, OverHall Consulting, specializes in helping and training women, small business owners and people new to the Internet get a web site, get on the Internet, market their web site and software/computer training. Janet teaches on-site, via phone, at the College of Southern Maryland, and maintains a satellite office in Central Ohio.
My computer experience started long before PC’s were on every desk or the Internet. At first I was a key card operator. I typed information onto a long card, a Holerith (History of this can be found at http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/slubar/fsm.html). Some of you might remember these cards in your phone or utility bill. DO NOT BEND, FOLD, STAPLE, or PUNCH!
I was taught by Bendix Corporation how to do Data Entry on punch cards. We had BIG Bulky machines and it was interesting work, even through I really didn’t know how to type very well, I held my own. Then technology improved some and we switched over to a smaller card. My next couple of jobs over the years as a data entry operator we were soon typing information into a computer and NOT using cards.
I went from punching cards to working in the computer department of The Tobacco Institute and while I was there along came a software program, ALL-IN-1 by Digital Equipment Corporation. This was before Microsoft times and at the beginning of when PC’s started to appear on everyone’s desk. I was sent to “Digital School” and was the main person to train other users in the company. Then I got a big break and was offered a training position with a private company to teach ALL-IN-1 to a division of the government. I helped create user manuals and did class room training. I loved this! We didn’t have a mouse, the Internet was not available at this time (I guess Al Gore was still working on it <g>). That was back in the 70’s.
Fast forward to 1996 when I first got a “freebie” web site to advertise my organizing services. I took HTML classes so I could code my site and make it look the way I wanted. Within a few years I purchased my first domain, overhall.com and purchased a hosting and shopping cart package and for two years I hardly made any money.
Then I met my mentor and Internet Marketing Guru, Tom Antion. I listened to everything Tom was learning and doing. I watched him make TONS of money and so my journey began. I started implementing the techniques he was using and I started making money. I went on to study, and still do, under many other Guru’s, such as the late Corey Rudl, John Reese, Jim Edwards, Perry Marshall, and Mark Joyner, that are making REAL money from their Internet business as well.
I’m currently working towards my certification for WordPress Design.
I’ve been training others in the Internet business for seven years now. I currently have produced six audio CD’s on various web site development and techniques and created a multimedia CD, FrontPage Show and Tell. I also have 24 audio CD’s about getting organized, feng shui, and energy work, four e-books, two e-mail courses, and a complete system on how to become an organizer. It’s all selling! I have two electronic newsletters, a blog, over 70 web sites and I learned how to sell other people’s products and make GOOD money from that also.
I also get more clients and interviews because the Internet is where people are turning to to locate help or an expert. All this can happen to you too with a little training or I can do the work for you.
Business is BOOMING and I can teach you how to do all this too! Call me today and I can help you get on the Internet too!