It's Never Too Late
I've always loved to write. Back in 2003, I published a children's picture book. I then published some novels with a small publisher before going indie and creating my own publishing imprint. I have since published several sweet romance novels and novellas.
I love writing books, but I don't write them very fast. Because I do have ten kids and eight grandkids, I don't have a lot of extra time on my hands and novels take me a long time to write. I know authors who can produce a book in a month, but I can't. I've finally stopped beating myself up that I can't produce a book a month.
My husband has been the bread winner for the last 34 years. When he lost his job unexpectedly due to "reorganization" at the company where he'd worked for 29 years, we found ourselves in a tough situation. Since I've been a stay-at-home mom, I didn't have any real marketable skills (other than changing diapers, wiping boogers, and doing laundry). And I still have kids at home, including one with special needs.
I felt like I needed to do something with the possibility of earning money while still being able to be home to take care of my family and the house. I also want to be available to tend my grandkids. So, I thought about writing again. I knew I couldn't write fast enough or produce enough books to really make any money, so I thought about blogging.
I'd always wanted to have a parenting/mom blog but didn't know how to monetize it. Even though I'm far from being an expert on raising kids, I have had considerable experiences and thought maybe someone might benefit from my experiences.
After researching about profitable blogging, I found WA and was impressed with the one-stop shop for all things blogging. Being able to buy my domain and host it here as well as having access to images and training and the awesome network of bloggers was enough motivation for me to create www.raisingtenkids.com.
I'm still working the kinks out. I've switched themes at least six times so far. I've been an Amazon Affiliate for years, but I'm now learning other ways to make money. I'm also learning tips and tricks I didn't know before with WordPress.
I'm old (I remember when phones were attached to the wall, no one had a personal computer, and the internet wasn't even a twinkle in anyone's eye), but I'm hoping to leverage my experience in my niche to help others who are traveling the same road of parenting and to make some money along the way.
It's never too late to learn something new and to create something you want to create.