A little bit about me…
Hello, I’m so glad you stopped by!
My name is Joanna Slodownik, and I’m a blogger, author, web designer, social media ninja, green smoothie and juicing addict, ethical vegan, and online strategy consultant on a mission to help vegans (you!?) and other changemakers use the power of online technology and business building strategies to take our online presence and activism to the next level, while also helping you make more money.
I strongly believe that by building a MASSIVE PLATFORM online for positive change (and profits), including creating websites, EXPLODING SOCIAL MEDIA presence, writing and PUBLISHING E-BOOKS, creating educational products, e-courses, newsletters, webinars, podcasts, and membership sites; as well as using various business building strategies, we can create more LEVERAGE, build more MOMENTUM, and start taking our MESSAGE out to the world in a BIG WAY to make a bigger difference for the animals, while living the ethical lifestyle that we want.
Truth is there are many people out there TODAY, right this minute, surfing the internet, searching for information, who are READY to hear this message, but are not hearing it.
And they will not hear it if all of us, vegans, keep our mouths shut and wait for the world to notice.
My online journey started ten years ago, when after birth of my son, I quit my job and was searching for a new way to make a living. I wanted a way to be able to work from home, so I decided to try to make money online, and I’ve been doing that ever since, building websites and promoting healthy living, juicing and green smoothies. Three years ago I became vegan and it has been really a life-changing experience for me.
I would like to use my skills and experience online to help spread the word about VEGANISM as the ethical, just, compassionate, fun and delicious (!) way of living.
Why I Started This Website
Even though veganism has made great advances in the past decades, it’s still on the sidelines of the mainstream culture, so even people who are ready to hear this message, aren’t hearing it.
I know because used to be one of them.
I have always been interested in a healthy living, and I’ve been reading lot about health and nutrition, but the topic of ethics, justice and environment as it relates to our food choices never (or rarely) came up. Of course, deep down I must have known about what was really going on, but because animal exploitation is so deeply rooted in our culture, I convinced myself that it’s okay to do it. After all, everybody is doing it, right?
I was afraid to go there to explore all the truth – I think partly for fear of discovering something very upsetting, while at the same feeling powerless and unable to do anything about it.
Another reason was that I did not believe I could ever become vegan. My few attempts to go vegetarian failed miserably – I could not stick with it for more than a few days. I didn’t have the knowledge how to do it right and I didn’t have any support system.
You see, I never even personally met a vegan in my life – until I became vegan myself, and began seeking them out. I’d met a few vegetarians years ago – but they were not close to me – just people I met once or twice, never to see them again. For most part my family and friends are very meat oriented in their food choices (I come from Poland, the land of pork chops and kielbasa), and when I tried even reducing meat consumption in my diet – I was met with strong opposition, harsh criticism, and ridicule (I’m sure none of you can relate to that…LOL).
Then, in 2012, I participated in Green Festival in New York City and witnessed a panel discussion of five (!) vegans about plant based diet – that was more vegans in one day than vegetarians that I’ve met in my entire life!
They looked normal – more than that – they looked great. They seemed like interesting people: book authors who spoke with joy and enthusiasm about their choices – not some weird hippies or malnourished zealots that many people picture vegans to be.
While at the festival, I stopped by a few tables of organizations promoting veganism and picked up some brochures, but I was still putting off reading them.
Then, I read “Eating Animals” that I found in my local library. It was sitting on the shelf right next to the Cooking section, and although I noticed it before, I kept avoiding it for fear it will be too upsetting. I finally mastered the courage to read it – and that was it.
That, and a comment made by my close family member about vegans being like fascists. The comment was made after a vegan friend took my family member and his guest to a vegan restaurant, where there was “nothing to eat.” This sparked a discussion about how the vegan friend was selfish and inconsiderate–like FASCISTS (!)– not to take into account the non-vegan appetites.
That comment hit me like sack of bricks.
I could not believe my ears.
For the first time I felt shame and anger, like never before, for not standing up for something that I deeply cared about.
I was upset at the person who made the comment and at myself, for being such a hypocrite and a coward.
That was it.
I became vegan on the spot.
I was at the ripe age of 46.
I wish I’d done it sooner.
That’s why I want to help get this message out to more people using the online marketing tools and business building strategies that I have learned over the years.
I want to show you how ANYONE –– whether you are a blogger, author, coach, activist, self-employed professional, stay-at-home-mom, small business owner, or simply an individual with a passion – to build a PLATFORM and use the Internet, and all the incredible tools and resources that are available to us today ONLINE – to LEVERAGE your real life skills to PROMOTE VEGANISM and other IDEAS THAT YOU VALUE…and perhaps even start generating EXTRA INCOME online!
Whatever your OFFLINE expertise or passion, you can do what you love, make a BIGGER DIFFERENCE, while also making money ONLINE, without compromising your values.
Don’t wait another year, don’t wait another day.
Start building something online TODAY.
1. Choose your AUDIENCE
2. Build a MASSIVE PLATFORM (website, email list, social media profiles) for positive change and profits
3. Provide VALUE (share links, write blog posts, publish ebooks, create and sell products and courses)
4. Build a COMMUNITY of people who love you and value your opinion
5. Ask and LISTEN to what your audience wants & give it to them
6. Tell YOUR STORY and educate them about VEGANISM
7. Make money in the process, so you can do more of the above to BUILD MOMENTUM and make an even BIGGER DIFFERENCE for the animals.
What can I help you with?
I provide one-on-one consultations and done-for-you services. Also, check out my courses and coaching programs (coming soon!).
- How to choose your topic and niche (no, you don’t have to start another vegan recipe website, unless you really want to, but even then there is the RIGHT way to do it, and I can show you how).
- How to build an audience and attract big following of not just vegans, but people who are not vegans YET, but are ready to hear this message (so you are not preaching to a choir).
- Why and how to build an email list of followers – your greatest asset (even if you have a huge following on the social pages – you still MUST build a list, and I’ll tell you WHY and HOW).
- How to setup a website for best results and biggest impact. No programming or HTML skills required! No need to spend thousands of dollars.
- How to make money online without compromising your values–by writing ebooks, creating courses, recording webinars, etc. I’ll show you how to do it, regardless of your background and expertise (you don’t have to write another vegan recipe book, unless you really want to).
- How to promote your website, your books and products to a large audience.
- And much more…!
Remember, nothing will happen, until you take action!
You can post your questions in the comments area on my blog.
I also provide help with website setup and marketing services, if you prefer that somebody else does the work for you.
Get in touch with me to have a quick chat via email, Skype or phone.
Let’s change the world TOGETHER, SOONER rather than later!
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