Hello, Friend! I’m Morgan Reece, author, homeschool mom, and unexpected advocate for creatives on Etsy and Merch By Amazon. So glad you stopped by! I value your time, so here’s a quick intro to what you’ll find on this site:
Letter of Protest Training
My current passion project is focused on ending frivolous trademarks in the print-on-demand industry. I’ve learned how to fight frivolous trademarks. Now I’ll show you, but with a twist: I want to teach other newbies like me what I’ve learned about trademarks so they can choose a brand name for keeps, avoid wasting gobs of money filing applications that will be refused, and set systems in place to protect their brand(s) and creative content.
For most of 2018, I worked (with many others) to learn the USPTO Letter of Protest system. It’s a free tool to fight frivolous trademarks.
Making Money From Home
Frivolous trademarks affect people I care about, cost thousands or even millions of dollars in lost income and legal fees, and stifle legitimate competition in the marketplace. So when my eyes were opened to the ramifications of this problem, I did what any OCD mama would do. I dove in deep.
Along the way, I learned about more than just the Letter of Protest system. I learned there are a whole lot of IP, legal, and techie (website) mistakes that new business owners are likely to make. And I stumbled across gobs of creative ways to take my business to the next level while making money from home. I plan to deposit all the information here before it leaks out of my head.
Books, Music, and ASL
It’s a royal pain having my former creative efforts scattered around the Internet. I’ll be moving everything onto this site. The projects include:
- a memoir/tribute to my mom;
- Children’s book;
- original Christian music;
- 10-week beginner course in American Sign Language;
- everything I’m learning about self-publishing, print on demand, website set-up and security, blogging, personal development, and, well, leaning into who God created me to be.
Encouragement and Support
This website is also my opportunity to minister to your needs, whether that means supporting your side hustle, encouraging your relationships, reminding you to take care of yourself, or helping you believe God is good and He loves you, all the time.
I’ll also be posting resources and ideas to help you:
- Find a Side Hustle
- Stay Happily Married
- Raise Successful Kids
- Practice Self Care
- Read Encouraging Bible Verses
A Welcoming Place For All
Hey, don’t get nervous about the “Encouraging Bible Verses,” okay? You don’t have to be a clone of me to be welcome here; you don’t even have to believe in God. There was a time I wasn’t all that certain He even existed, so if that’s where you are right now, it’s okay. I hope you’ll stick around and not be offended if I talk about Jesus once in a while — He loves us so much!
And if you only want help with the “secular stuff” like trademarks and making money from home, well, that’s fine too.
You may think you’ve stumbled across this page by accident, but I don’t believe that for a minute. Because even if we’ve never met in person, I know God loves you, and He wants me to remind you just now.
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