Hello! Who are you and what business did you start?
Hey there! My name is Kristin Hanes and I’m the publisher at The Wayward Home and podcaster at The Wayward Home Podcast, an online business dedicated to helping people achieve alternative living dreams, whether that’s van life, RVing, living on a sailboat or buying a tiny home.
My readers are a combination of people who either A) want a new American dream, away from 9-5 jobs, mortgages, car payments, and the “daily grind”, and B) retirees looking for an affordable way to explore and live and C) people who can no longer afford rent and expenses and looking for a new way of living.
There are so many people out there who are craving something different: freedom and adventure over stuff, more time outside, and living life on their terms. I hope to inspire these people and help them move from a “sticks and bricks” home to a new way of being.
While my signature product is my website and email list, I am working on developing other digital products as well. The very first course I created in 2022-2023 is called Niche Sites Made Easy: The Nomads Guide to Making Money Online, and in my first year, I sold $25,000 of this course. Many people out there want to live nomadically or but aren’t sure how to make enough money to do so. This course lays out the exact blueprint I wish I had when launching The Wayward Home way back in 2017. I hope to help others like me make money blogging, just like I do, as I think it’s the best way to make money as a nomad.
Over the past six years, I’ve grown my site to make up to $28,000 per month during peak season. Unfortunately, I was recently hit by a Google update called the Helpful Content Update in September of 2023, bringing my monthly revenue down to $10,000.
But this is just part of blogging, and I’m resilient and dedicated to bringing my revenue back up, and even to higher levels. Blips in the road are just one part of entrepreneurship and something all of us must…
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