Hello, everyone! I suppose it’s my turn to introduce myself :).

My name is Elina Balashova, Sunshine 🙂 Why Sunshine? Elina means ray of light in Greek. Pat remade it into the Sunshine, and I noticed already before that some people were calling me sunshine when I’m in a very good mood. But yes, with Pat it became very stable, that is why if you see online a team named SunshineClickers (at 1MS, SX, Legacy, Ninja, SAS, LegacyTeamCoop, etc.), it’s pretty sure mine :).

About myself a bit. I was born and raised in Estonia, one small Baltic country with Finland as a neighbor on one side and Russia on another. When I was born, Estonia was still one of the Soviet Union republics, but in the beginning of the 90-s we became independent.

Estonia is quite small and not very rich in some minerals and stuff, so I think we are mostly known as the IT-country with WiFi almost everywhere available and Internet speed and the access to the internet itself very good. So, when some tourists come to visit Estonia, they are all overwhelmed by everything available and done over the internet: banking, paying, ordering, even voting is all online. I think it’s pretty cool that Estonians were in a Skype development team, that gadget is helping lots of people around the world 🙂

Ok, got away from the theme LOL. I am always somewhere in between and I suppose that is why I am mostly very tolerant to different things. I have a bilingual family, mom Estonian, dad Russian. I studied in Russian school and Estonian University, so everything is mixed up in many ways, languages, culture… I have a diploma of the teacher of Estonian as the second language. Gave some classes, but right after the graduation I was invited to work at the university to one of the administrative positions. At first I thought in the ideal would be great to be 50% administrative and 50% teaching, but administrative part grew and grew and didn’t leave time for anything else. My university “epoch” ended in February 2014 after I moved, but that’s a different story :).

A few years ago, I was very bored at home and suddenly found myself looking at online earning options. Of course it was all very bizarre and information was all over the place. So, of course, I joined some silly sites that I forgot about in a few weeks. And yes-yes, of course joined stupid things a’la 10-dollar-clicks or however they were called. Later joined one ptp with chat and at that time not many sites had chat, so it was very nice to meet different people and talk to them day after day. That became very addictive. On one of those days I met Pat, who as a joke said that no one ever sends him mails. As a joke, I did 🙂 We started talking, more and more every day. And even when I was absolutely 100% sure that online relationships never work and all those stories are fiction and fairy tales, we couldn’t stop. So, one time when I had working trip with transfer through Holland, we decided to meet at the airport. Even if he turns out to be a perv, he won’t harm me at the airport, I thought :). We met, and it was sure that we will find ways to see each other again :). To make a long story short, in March 2014, I left everything behind and moved to Holland to Pat :). I still think that having a relationship from meeting someone online is very rare, so, kids, don’t do that! hahaha

Ok, what about online work? Well, seriously it started with CTP. I signed up, looked at it, didn’t understand a thing and left. After some months, when one of the badges came along on one of the TE-s I was surfing at, I started looking up CTP again to find out what is that all about. And that’s pretty much it! Hooked up! Started collecting, playing, meeting other people, signing up, signing up, and yes, signing up at more and more TE-s.

What am I proud of online? Winning CTP badge hunt 3 times. Two times shared winnings and the 3rd time won it alone. That 3rd hunt was a disaster in all ways 🙂 It was difficult, it was in a totally bad time (I was finishing everything at work, packing at home, getting ready to move to a totally different country). So, that win means the most to me. Very tough physically and emotionally. But I wanted to do it. Not sure I will ever be able to repeat it though 🙂 And luckily, Pat supported me by all means and especially by telling me I CAN do it and shouldn’t stop half way. I think any other man would break-up and send me to live with CTP, so I’m a very lucky gal 🙂

What am I doing now? Having my tiny site sunshineclickers.com where I’m describing some earning options. Daily promo codes are popular there and hopefully help some surfers to save time from searching codes from different e-mails.

Also, participating in CTP team challenges (go go go Lucky13!) and doing some other programs like 1MS, CSN, TERL etc etc.

I think this story became way too long, so we can continue somewhere online 🙂

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