I'm in my late 30's and my only human child recently graduated high school. It feels a little weird to be done with that phase of my life as she gets ready to start college. I'm here hoping to learn how to create a sustainable online income that will allow me to use my new freedom to do some traveling while I am still young enough to enjoy it.
Before August 2018, my experience earning online had been mostly very small things - transcription, mturk, and content creation. The content creation started with ghost writing for BlogMutt clients and has expanded a bit to include a few freelance clients for articles and custom erotica. I have also earned small amounts with amazon affiliates in the past but have not yet grown anything large.
As of January 2019, I am still working part-time in a retirement community. I also have freelance clients and sometimes write for BlogMutt/Verblio clients. I'm participating in A Round of Words in 80 Days writing challenge this year and I included my niche site writing into my writing goals. The challenge helps keep me accountable, which I really like.
I'm comfortable with content creation once I have keywords and a post goal in front of me. I'm okay with WordPress on hosting like BlueHost so the Weathly Affiliate hosted version is even easier to use. My problem areas are things like attracting visitors, having realistic site goals, and finding the motivation to stick to the plan. Those are the parts that make it a business and not just a personal blog. I decided to try Wealthy Affiliate because I wanted clear step by step instructions to follow, not only in building the site but also scaling up to something that can function as an actual business.