My name is Karen and I live in beautiful New Zealand!

Writing has always been a passion for me. I wrote my first fiction novel a couple of years ago, with a sequel slowly on it’s way. I’ve always been a mad keen blogger & social media marketeer.

Over the years my career has been loosely aligned to my interests – everything from my hobbies, marketing & sales, business development, training manager, and most recently, project managing the operational aspects of an industry database and people manager.

Then… I lost my oomph!

One day I woke up and thought – ‘Is this IT?’

Yip, in 2016, life just hit me in the face. It was then that I realized that I’d lost all passion for my ‘day job. Given that I’d always been very motivated and career minded, this was an extremely tough pill to swallow.

However, it was time for the big question;

Where to from here?

West Coast – Untamed Natural Wilderness!

After much angst, discussion and debate, my husband and I  agreed to embark on a complete change of direction, career and a brand new adventure. We packed our bags, and sold our home in the suburbs, to purchase a boutique accommodation business on the sparsely populated West Coast of the South Island. To say motel ownership has been a whole new learning curve, is a complete understatement!

But I’m pleased to say that making the change has been the best thing we could have done. We are both enjoying a more stress free lifestyle, no more being stuck in traffic and the constraints of a 9-5 office job.

I am extremely fortunate to be in a position where I can focus on my writing and growing an online business. This is one opportunity I’m not going to squander!

KD Forsman | Freelance Writer, Blogger & Affiliate Marketer!

Yes, that’s me, and I never get sick of the sound or sight of that 🙂

My journey towards building a successful online business has been an interesting one, and I’m not going to lie to you; there’s a fair amount of commitment and work required each and every day, particularly in the early stages of defining my niches and establishing my websites. That said; I’m also learning a ton of new skills as I go, thanks to the training, support and community at Wealthy Affiliate. In my opinion, it’s one of the best platforms out there on which to build a profitable and sustainable online business.

Now that my websites are up and running, I spend on average between 3-4 hours per day on my affiliate marketing business (as the rest of my time is tied up with our motel), but even with that small time commitment I’m seeing incremental improvements in my online income every month. I’ve got a clear vision in my sights and I’m well on the way to achieving that goal.

Some days I wake up and pinch myself, my work life looks so different now than it did 2 years ago!

An online business is not for everyone, but it might be for you?

Do you;

  • Have a hobby, an interest, or an area of expertise?
  • Like writing, blogging or keeping a journal?
  • Enjoy helping other people?
  • Want to keep learning and expanding your horizon?

Perhaps like me, you’ve got a new story to write. And it looks nothing like your past.

Let’s talk

Connecting with like minded people makes it all worth while, so please… get in touch.

Whether you are interested in creating your very first blog – or whether you’re an established writer wanting to up-skill or learn how to effectively monetize your website – let’s talk; I’d love to hear from you.

Your big opportunity may be right where you are now

Please leave me a comment below, visit me at Wealthy Affiliate, or send me an email.

Best wishes and happy writing!

Tauranga Bay, Cape Foulwind, West Coast, New Zealand

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