I've been building businesses since 2008. After being in a touring punk band for a few years, I decided I wanted income in between tours and got started online. I started out on Etsy selling vintage clothes and sunglasses I would find at thrift stores for a profit. Then I purchased, renovated, and flipped vintage camper trailers for a few years. I became a public speaker, developed a proprietary curriculum for high school girls that I toured around the country, and even did freelance museum curation.
Then, after burning out on selling physical products on Etsy and my crazy speaking/teaching travel schedule, I let go of my profitable but crazy businesses to pursue "online courses" and get REAL freedom back. I set a goal to replace my Etsy and speaking income with leveraged, passive online courses. 30 days later, I had made $10k selling a course about living in a vintage camper. That was 4 years ago!
It changed everything and set me on the path I am on today - helping people turn their weird passions and unique skills into leveraged digital products.