René Agredano and Jim Nelson founded Agreda Communications from their home in Eureka, California in the Spring of 1998. Over the next ten years they delivered premiere marketing communications, print and publishing solutions to clients ranging from mom and pop retailers to Fortune 500 companies.
When their dog Jerry was diagnosed with bone cancer and given only a few months to live in late 2006, they quickly made plans that changed their lives forever. By June, 2007 they had sold their business, home and nearly everything they owned. They hit the road in an RV to explore the country with Jerry – leaving the corporate world behind – and never looked back.
René and Jim’s story of their travels with Jerry was featured in the documentary episode of Nature, Why We Love Cats and Dogs which first aired on PBS in 2009.
Over the next three years they traveled the country in search of the next big thing. After building a couple online communities and considering various business opportunities, they realized they could never return to typical day jobs but needed a way to support their lifestyle.
Jim and René have now partnered with a company* that helps them maintain their goal of personal wellness and financial freedom. They operate a business helping others do the same, from the comfort of their own home – wherever it may be parked today.
During the Summer months, Jim and René work from the mountain home they call Jerry’s Acres nestled in the Rocky Mountains about an hour from Fort Collins, Colorado.
When the snow begins to fall, Jim and René pack up the mobile headquarters of Team Agreda and head south for the winter. They currently spend about half the year traveling the southwest with new Tripawds spokesdog Wyatt, spreading the word about how you can live life the way you want to.
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In my previous life I was an expert graphic designer specializing in publication design, product packaging, and the development of professional corporate identity materials and marketing collateral. After doing time as a Marketing Communications manager in the tech industry during its heyday, I escaped the rat race to start our own design and marketing firm, Agreda Communications. After years of preparing custom proposals, I decided to work smarter instead of harder and created the online graphics storefront we sold before hitting the road to follow our dreams.
At first I was skeptical about our new business venture. But once I did the math and realized we would be saving on products we already buy every month simply by switching stores, the prospect of residual income piqued my interest. Now I’m enjoying the benefits of building a remote marketing team for a company that directly manages all customer relations.
This business has allowed me to be selective when choosing contract opportunities, but I am always happy to consider working with corporate clients in need of graphic assistance. Please review some samples from my portfolio and then drop me a line to see how I might be of assistance.
Always the square peg when it came to fitting into any kind of organized structure, I’ve always known that the key to my happiness is calling my own shots. As a self-employed entrepreneur since 1998 and a freelance writer, communications consultant and advocacy journalist for causes near and dear to my heart, I’ve been fortunate enough to make a living in my pajamas for the last 10 plus years.
But writing isn’t exactly the most lucrative career. Yes, you can do what you love and the money will indeed follow, but supplemental income is always a good thing. That’s why I’m so happy that we started this new business venture. I still get to enjoy the independence I treasure, while having an awesome support network of other like-minded entrepreneurs who love making this world a better place through health and wellness.
I warmly welcome anyone in need of professional writing services to contact me for details about how I can help.
*Contact Team Agreda today for complete details about the company’s products and compensation plan.