Over the years I have taught art on and off to K-12 and college students. Back when I was doing art I did big abstract paintings and exhibited nationally. I had a few art galleries too. But I learned early that it's hard to make good money this way. I still like to paint (when I have time) and hope to construct a large studio to put somewhere in our backyard.
I've also done a lot of writing in the business world in different office management and technical writer roles. Mostly boring and meticulous work BUT I began my 25 years interest in computers. I learned lots of different programs and began taking an interest in using the internet to start a business. I had some graphic arts experience and created several websites just for archiving photography of my artwork and occasionally sold one here and there.
It was interesting but building websites back in the mid-90's was not user-friendly enough yet (for me anyway!) so I would have to keep up the daily grind for a while longer. But it has all been a good learning process that has now brought me to Wealthy Affiliate where I can succeed with the enormous help from members, training and tools here!
My blog is about dog care. Why dog care? Well, for the last few years my husband, Doug, and I have run an online dog boarding business through Rover.com. We both have been lifelong dog owners and dog-enthusiasts so we really enjoy the doggy guests who come to our home! Doug is a computer geek (much more than me, even) who had his own brick-and-mortar computer store business many years ago. He's here at WA too! Anyway, we both have dogs, writing and computers in common and we really appreciate the freedom and control we have from running our businesses from our smartphones.
After almost four years things are going great and what we expected to be some extra income has turned into a thriving business. We actually are utilizing the internet for our income while doing what we love from home! And WA looks to have almost limitless potential since affiliate marketing has a worldwide reach!
I'm ready to succeed and make lots of new friends here!
This is going to be a wonderful journey!
First...go write a great post that will help people... :)
Hope to talk to you soon,
All the best,