I've been self employed for a number of years, bit of a jack of all trades. I have an electronics/computer background and am ex-services.
Currently 55 years old and recently had to close down my business due to a combination of the recession and failing health.
I joined WA to try to suppliment my income until pension age.
I always joke that about the only thing i cannot do is plumbing ! Not sure why but i've always been able to absorb information and understand new things but for some reason my brain cannot retain anything about plumbing !
I started programming websites around 1996-7 and even sold a few but one thing that has always eluded me is the ability to take payment online. In those days the only way to make money online was to take credit/debit cards
On WA not only do we get the use of Wordpress but we get a whole community of people willing to help AND a full tutorial to get us started.