I'm a freelance writer with a diverse professional background. For the past eight years, I've been working for myself and struggling to get an online business off the ground. I say 'struggling' because I've been through many ups ad downs on my journey to be an entrepreneur. I want to learn from the experts and other experienced affiliates-- and gain a firm understanding of how to be successful in affiliate marketing. As my initial goal, I want to earn enough passive income to cover my living expenses. I see this as my most basic level of financial freedom. This will give me the leverage I need to focus without constant pressure to make ends meet. I love being a freelancer, but I also want to save money and be able to take care of my personal needs and help my family-- just like we all do! I left the corporate world eight years ago, but I'm still trading hours for dollars. (I could never go back to that lifestyle of commuting to and from the office to sit at a desk inside a cubicle from 9:00 - 5:00!) At 54, I want to live my dreams while continuing to grow, learn and help others succeed. I'm so grateful to be a part of this community!