Amy Lynn Andrews
Hi, I'm Amy. I've been making things online for 20 years.
2004-2010: Lifestyle blogger
2010-2020: Taught others how to blog
2013-2021: Wrote the Useletter®, a weekly email for online business owners
How it started
In 2004, I started a blog on a brand new, obscure platform called WordPress. I had zero blogging knowledge. I could never imagine what the next 17 years would bring.I spent countless hours googling HMTL and CSS tutorials. I was surprised to discover I enjoyed the technical parts of blogging much more than the writing part.By 2010, after many requests to “pick my brain” about WordPress, I quit blogging about my life and focused on teaching others how to start a blog themselves.Along the way I tried things. I built and ran an online community (old school style, long before Facebook Groups). I provided client services including web design, coaching, consulting and virtual assistance. Eventually I settled into a steady income.Fast forward to 2013. I suspected an email newsletter was a better opportunity. The Useletter® was born. I sent a weekly email for over 7 years. I retired at the end of 2020.
Make money online tools I recommend
I've tried countless tools while making money online. Consider the following a quick-hit list. I've paid for and still use (or have used) everything. These are my affiliate links. At no extra cost to you, I earn a commission if you purchase them too.
Email list (what I use now): ConvertKit
One-page websites (like the one you're reading): Carrd
WordPress hosting (what I use now): Rocket
WordPress hosting (what I used the first 10 years): Bluehost
My simple, honed, 10-minute checklist to start on WordPress: Get a Blog
How to make money with a blog, website or YouTube channel: Project 24
How to make a living as a book writer: Self Publishing Launchpad
How to get organic traffic from social media: Makers
Privacy / Disclaimer / Terms templates: Plug and Law’s Legal Bundle
Database tool to organize content & affiliate links: Airtable