But this journey is also what sets me apart. You don’t last 10 years as an entrepreneur unless you have a solid foundation. My business foundation is based on passion, hard work, and not fearing the idea of failure – because it will happen in some regard. Below, explore my entrepreneurial journey from the very first year.
“Oh, I was job hunting.”
And playing Nintendo. And eating chili from a can. And being miserable. Yeah, life sucked.
But then, I just did it. I just started looking for online work. I found a website where I could publish my articles and make money. “Crazy,” I thought. But it wasn’t crazy. I was now making money, writing about everything from movies to television. I didn’t know it at the time, but this gig would introduce me to a crazy world of online writing, SEO, and the importance of having multiple clients. Within a year, I was balancing four clients.
It was here I decided to launch a publishing company. Passion is huge here. I’ve always been a bookworm, so I always knew I would have some work in the publishing industry. Voila – my first company was born. In a one bedroom apartment. This company is still active and has distributors in over 100 countries.
I also launched another company called Jorgensen Media Group, a company that owns and operates several websites and web portfolios.
During these days, I decided to write my first book. 7 ways to start an online business. 7 different business foundations that sell information, content, products or digital goods using the internet.
Then I wrote one more. And then one more. And then I wrote two books in three weeks. And then, after 8 books hit the market, I took a break.
This was my chance to be a big fish in a small pond. Because the business foundation was already there, I could jump right in. Within the almost three years we lived here, I had gotten nationwide press, become an award-winning speaker, and a bestselling author. It really was expansion in all ways.
And he did. And business became about changing diapers and catching sleep. More on this chapter of my life on The Boss and the Baby [link in menu], because – oh boy – it was quite the transition.
My background includes an Honours Bachelor’s degree in English Language and Literature with minor concentrations in Philosophy and Modern Languages (German). I also have a Master’s Degree in Psychology of Language Use. I’m currently doing a double-major Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Sociology. I also have diplomas in Art Appreciation, Photography, and Interior Design, and certifications in PR and business marketing.
All of my books are available through digital and print resellers around the world. Click on the book you wish to explore by heading to the menu, click on “Books,” and locate the book you wish to buy. Click on the specific book page to find buying links.
In 2009, Malene Jorgensen graduated from the University of Copenhagen, Denmark with a Master’s degree in Language Psychology. She immediately launched her online business, where she worked with clients in New York, Boston, Miami and Silicon Valley from her home base in the greater Toronto area (GTA).
In 2012, Jorgensen launched her own international publishing company and published her first book, How to Start an Internet Business: 7 Ways to Turn Your Passion into Profit. This book was followed by 7 more books about social media, blogging and book publishing, ranging from 2012 to 2015. Throughout this time, Jorgensen worked with major companies and websites that averaged over 10 million visitors per month. It was also during this time she launched her speaking career and offered support to other online writers and students through her work with The Professional Writer’s Association of Canada.
In 2016, Jorgensen decided to go back to school, earning three diplomas in Interior Design, Art Appreciation, and Professional Photography. Jorgensen also completed four specializations and certificates in bathroom and kitchen design, commercial design, home staging, and branding in interior design. She decided it was time to take a break from the tech space and focus on being a mother in 2017. When her son was 8 months old, she decided to get back into the game and started writing Why You Can’t Say No To SEO.
• In 2018, Malene pursued certifications in PR and business marketing
• In 2016, Malene graduated three college-level diploma programs: Interior Design, Art Appreciation, and Professional Photography. In 2017, she completed four specializations and certificates in bathroom and kitchen design, commercial design, home staging, and branding in interior design
• In 2016, Malene was nominated for the Entrepreneurial Award for the Women of Distinction Award by the YWCA
• In 2015 and 2016, Malene was nominated for CBC’s Future 40 Under 40 Award
• Malene was a member of the Professional Writer’s Association of Canada. You will often find her at events, so feel free to attend an event and come talk to her. In 2014, she was elected the Vice President of Professional Writer’s Association of Canada (SK). She moved back to Toronto in 2016
• Malene was a member of SYPE: Saskatchewan Young Professionals and Entrepreneurs from 2013 to 2016
• In 2014, she was nominated for the “Rethink Award” for Internet Week in Denmark for her contributions to the online business market and her unique online business ideas
• In 2014, her blog – The Personal Home – was nominated for Best International Interior Design Blog by Amara Interior Design Blog Awards from the UK. It was later sold.
• Malene currently holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English Language and Literature from the University of Windsor and a Master’s Degree in Language Psychology (or psychology of language use) from the University of Copenhagen. Her thesis, Individual, Psychological, and Interactional: An Examination of Credibility of Corporate Banking Websites from a Psychological Perspective, is available through the University of Copenhagen student library. She has also written a book based on her thesis for the mainstream market called How to Build a Successful Website: Making a Connection With Readers.
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