Amy Lynn Andrews

Hi, I'm Amy. I've been making things online for 20 years.

Active projects

Retired projects

  • 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.

About

I want time freedom. I don’t want to work 40+ hours a week running an online business empire. That’s why I like minimalist online business. Nimble. Easy to pivot. Low overhead, high profit margins. This mindset allowed me to retire at 46.