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 writer and blogger.
Over the years my blogs have been somewhat aligned to my interests – everything from hobbies, horses, health and fitness, parenting, my job and anything else that captured my imagination at that phase or stage of my life.
I’ve been extremely fortunate to have had a rewarding and diverse career over the years mainly in marketing & sales, business development, training. Most recently I held a role as a project manager within the Dairy Farming industry, managing the operational aspects of an industry bench-marking database.
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.
It was time for that big question.
Those three little words gave me the kick in the pants needed to have a complete change of direction. Life would never be the same again…
Where to from here?
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 sold our home in suburbs of Hamilton, North Island, packed our bags, and headed south to purchase a boutique accommodation business on the sparsely populated West Coast of the South Island, New Zealand.
To say motel ownership has been a whole new learning curve, is a complete understatement!
But I’m pleased to say that making this huge life change has been the best thing we could have done. My husband and I are enjoying a more stress free lifestyle, no more being stuck in traffic and the constraints of a 9-5 office job.
PLUS… 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 and Affiliate Marketer!
Yes, that’s me, and I never get sick of the sound or sight of that 🙂
My new 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 required each and every day, particularly in the early stages of defining my niches and establishing my websites.
That said; I’ve also learned so many new skills and I try to learn something new everyday, made possible to the training, support and community online. Yes, I have found a wonderful community of motivated and inspiring individuals at Wealthy Affiliate, which, in my opinion, it’s one of the best platforms out there on which to build a profitable and sustainable online business.
Now that our websites are up and running, I spend an average of three to four hours a day on my online business activities, and it never ceases to amaze me that even with that small time commitment, I’m seeing and achieving an increase in our online income each and every month.
Wealthy Affiliate has given me a clear template for success and plenty of training, so I’m well on the way to creating a full time income through this business model. In the not too distant future this income will match and exceed my previous corporate salary and that is a great feeling.
But the best part is that I get to help fellow writers and bloggers achieve their own personal goals on a daily basis and that feels fantastic! 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?
- 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.
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
Drop me a line in the comments below, or visit me over at Wealthy Affiliate
I hope to hear from you soon,