About Me


Hi! Alanna here. I’d like to welcome you to the Empty Nester Blog.  I started this website a few years ago when I saw that there was a real need for legitimate ways to make money online. It was born from making my own mistakes. Making money online can be a complicated journey but a journey I hope you will enjoy by reading the many different articles I have created here. Now I’m an empty nester I have a lot more time on my hands to generate online income.


Why Making Your Own Money Can Be An Attractive Option

Your reasons for choosing to make your own money from home can be born from many different situations. This blog is unique in the fact that I am a woman in my 50’s with an empty nest. Compound that with being an American living in a foreign country–Ireland–and you can see why making your own money can be an attractive option. I don’t regret any of the choices I made when it comes to leaving my job and raising my daughter. There can be no greater gift than to spend as much time as possible with your kids while they grow up. I know it’s not always possible for parents which is why I call it a gift.

When you are up into your 50’s it gets a lot harder to find decent paying full-time work. It’s even hard for young people these days. Sure, there are probably plenty of jobs out there but they don’t pay well and you may end up killing yourself working more than one job to make ends meet. My goal is to help you create a decent, work from home, online business for yourself. You’ll find product reviews, information on how to create an online business, tips and tricks, tools of the affiliate marketing trade and more.

How I Got Started

I started my journey into online marketing many years ago; I want to say it was probably around 2006 or so. There have been many changes since then and it would seem that affiliate marketing and making money online is a living breathing thing because of all the changes. When I first started out, I was writing HubPages and Squidoo articles and made nothing. Then I started an affiliate marketing site. I really wasn’t looking to learn affiliate marketing at the time. I wanted to learn how build websites with WordPress. Affiliate marketing allowed me to prove that having a website and monetizing it could actually work!




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