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 found Wealthy Affiliate (WA) among other programs that would teach you how to create your own online business with affiliate marketing. 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!

At that time, I didn’t have a clue what affiliate marketing was but the beauty of being a member of WA is that you are taught the tools to create any kind of affiliate marketing business you want. Wealthy Affiliate has changed dramatically over the 10+ years it’s been in existence. I’ve been a steady member for many years now and I have learned so much about creating your own business! I’ve had successes and failures, but to me, they are all successes because I learned so much from my mistakes.

I hope you will stick around and join me. You can find me helping people hanging out in live chat sometimes. I also help people by answering questions, writing blog posts and adding training. Every Friday I like to hang out with Jay for his live webinar training. The live training is an amazing opportunity to watch an expert walk you through the many different aspects of running an online business. At the end of each live webinar, there’s always a Q&A session so if you are confused about anything, your questions will be answered.

Don’t Be Afraid of a Little Hard Work

Should you join me, you’ll learn a lot and work hard. But you won’t be alone. There will be plenty of help from the WA community. Anytime you feel stuck, jump into live chat and talk about it. There’s always someone there to help. That’s what is so cool about WA and the reason I’m still there. In one word: support. I’ve never found any other program with support like this. And don’t be afraid to contact me!

If you’d like to get started building your online business, click on the link below and get started. I’m really looking forward to working with you! I’ll see you on the inside!

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