Hi My name is Maureen but lots of people call me Brownie. I have been struggling to make money online every since I retired back in 2006. I didn’t start right after retiring but the following year it was pretty obvious that my pension just wasn’t going to allow us to do too much. I shouldn’t complain since a lot of people do not even get a pension and a health benefit plan but really it just lets us live a modest life.
I have tried everything from surveys to writing articles to running an e-commerce store, to selling affiliate products. I spent a lot of time reading and researching on my own to learn how to do these various things.
Of course along the way I spent more money than I had. I seem to have an attraction to the shiny objects. I would come across something and think this was it! This was the information I was going to need to finally make money on the internet. I was going to be able to go on a couple of vacations a year with all my new found wealth.
However as it turned out the only ones going on a vacation were the ones I gave my money to. There were two particular courses that I signed up for that for some reason they just pulled the rug out from under its members. No real reason was given and there were quite a few ticked off people me being one of them.
So for the past 8 plus years it has kind of been a roller coaster ride as I try to earn money online. I for one never believed that it would be easy. I believed it would be hard work. You were not going to click your way to making a fortune online as some may have you believe.
For awhile I did get disheartened and took a break from my online endeavors. Last year I started back on my journey to make money online. So far I have not made my fortune but I have made some progress. The best part is I am on this journey with many liked minded people. When I run into problems I have someone to turn to for help. In fact I have a whole community that I can turn to. This community is known as Wealthy Affiliate. It has been around for many years and has many members from all over the world. They have one mission and that is to help you achieve online success.
You would think it would be quite expensive to belong to a community like this but you can actually sign up for free. Of course there is a paid membership also which most members end up joining but just think, where else can you go and actually look under the hood and go for a test drive without spending a dime!
So besides working on my online business my other interests include my love of animals, gardening, reading, crocheting and knitting. Right now we have one dog which we adopted from the shelter in 2013, a male cockatiel and 19 ducks.
So I may not have the most exciting life but it is mine and I am semi-content with it. I do want to travel though and I am nearing my goal with the help of Wealthy Affiliate. So if you are looking to fulfill some of your dreams and goals maybe Wealthy Affiliate can help you also.
If you have any questions about Wealthy Affiliate and how to get started online ask away. Remember the only stupid question is the one not asked! Feel free to use the contact form below.
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