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Welcome to this page about
the folks (us) at Inside
are David and Linda (Lin) Schneider.
grew up on
the East Coast,
living in Pennsylvania first, then moving to other areas before
going to California in the early 1980s, where we eventually
was born in
Lima, Peru, and lived for much of my early life in South America. I
graduated high school and attended college in California. My two
sons were the products of a first marriage. Matt lives currently in
Maui, Hawaii, and Josh in California.
living in Hawaii, I met Lin (living in California) through mutual
friends. We were married in Kailua-Kona, the Big Island, where our
daughter Kelsey was born.
Living in "Other"
Countries: Because we
both work via the
internet, we have been free to live pretty much anywhere in
Besides living in various
states, including Pennsylvania, North Carolina, West Virginia,
California, and Washington, Lin and I have lived in 4
countries in Central and South America.
1992, we have spent many years in Ecuador, Bolivia, Nicaragua, and
Peru as volunteers
with Jehovah's Witnesses. During these
years, we have supported ourselves first as teachers and then
working via the internet.
through major empty nest syndrome when our daughter, Kelsey,
decided to stay in Bolivia, South America, where we had been living
during her teen years. Mom and Dad (us) moved to Jinotepe,
Nicaragua, for a year.
In 2005, Lin and
made the decision to say goodbye to the balmy evenings of
the tropics to move to the evergreen State of Washington to help
care for my aging parents, where we remained for 3
In December of 2009
Lin and I were
able to move again; this time to the "tropical desert" beach town
of Los Organos in Northern Peru. In Los Organos, we were able
to pursue two of our hobbies, surfing and collecting
glass (see the first website we built)
, during our
After living in Los
Organos a year and a half, we were back in Washington for health
reasons (not anything related to living in Latin America LOL).
Since mid 2013
we have been in Peru, this time settling in Huanchaco
, a beach town near
Having been born and
raised here in Peru and neighboring countries,
doing a website seemed like a natural progression of our web
experience...and an exciting and entertaining long-term project.
Thus, in early 2010,
Inside-Peru.com was born.
Also, at that time, since
we were living in a somewhat- isolated town on the North Coast of
Peru with an abundance of sunny day, we started a third
website, Solar-Energy-Pros.com, which we later sold..
Early in 2010, Kelsey
married a great guy, Cesar Mendizabal, and lives in Cochabamba,
Bolivia, one country south of us now.
Kelsey and Cesar
Here we are with David's
oldest son, Matt "Sharky" Schneider, a longtime surfer who lives some
Kauai, Hawaii and others in the Santa Cruz, California area.
David, Matt, and Lin
David's second son, Josh, with his wife Claudia and daughters
Arianna and Kiley, live in La Selva Beach, Northern California.
Josh,Claudia, and Kiley
All in all, we have a great family and friends, are spiritually
"well-nourished," and are able to live a fascinating life here in
Peru or elsewhere!
How we created this
We always wanted to do work
from home, from any part of the world, which would bring in a
We also wanted to work at our convenience and at the same time
enjoy doing it, too. We knew internet was the best way to
accomplish this. We had tried several things on the net, but
nothing came close to our expectations.
Then we stumbled upon SiteBuildIt
which we studied in detail. SBI had
everything we were looking for, in fact much more than we had
SBI guided us, non-techies, to build a successful website
step-by-step at our own pace, helping us to build a nice little
niche based on the passion and knowledge of sea glass
Started in December 2008, that site, OdysseySeaGlass.com
, has done way
better than we ever
expected with over 600 visitors a day now and around $300 a month
coming in from just the Google ads.
So early in 2010, we started two more sites, Inside-Peru.com,
and the afore-mentioned Solar-Energy-Pros.com (which we subsequently
We now enjoy every moment creating this site. During the process,
we have learned many new things that otherwise we wouldn't have
known at all.
If you too have a passion like us, whatever you are passionate
about, and want to go forward to fulfill your dream, you are most
welcome to have a look at how we did it.
Watch this Video
If you are a person capable of following the instructions on your
own to build your site and/or run a successful web business just
If you are a person who needs person to person help with an
instructor to take you through the steps to build and run a
successful web business, just click
here to take
the elearning course of 12 weeks.
It's of interest to know that the SBI course is taught in 25
Universities around the world at the time of this writing and more
are currently being added.
if you have questions about building a website like
We hope that you have success with your online business.
David and Lin Schneider