Hi, Christie, and a belated welcome to SBI!,
I'm at a point where I don't know if I should walk away and do something else or if putting effort into this is realistically going to provide me the income I need.
There's some great advice here, and I'm not going to repeat it. I'm just going to say these things:
1. I do make that kind of money. But I have two sites, I have worked really hard on them both, and I have been with SBI! for several years. This is not a "get rich quick" scheme. It takes time and it takes effort.
2. I made sure that I followed the Action Guide to the letter in the first 1-5 DAYs, so I have niches which I knew, with as much certainty as possible, would work and offer different monetising possibilities. The Action Guide is long and detailed and it takes time and patience to go through it.
3. I have developed different ways of monetising and again, it's the AG which helped me do that. If you're prepared to use not just passive ways of monetising but to be active with your own products, it can be done. The AG and other articles in Site Central will all help with that.
4. There were times when I got so dispirited that I nearly gave up (and people in the forums saved me from myself!). You just have to keep plugging through those times. If you're prepared to do that and invest time in it, then you have as much chance as anyone else of creating a successful business. Will it make you $1,000 a month? As Jacki says, impossible to guarantee, and if you look at companies which promise that kind of thing as a matter of certainty I can tell you now, they're not being honest.
5. I would never have learned what I have, and made the friends I have, without SBI! Some of my best friends are people I've met here on the forums and at local and national meet-ups. That's not hard cash, but for me it's an important "life" factor. It's part of what I think SBI! does best - it offers much more than just a website builder. It provides brilliant tools and it provides a network of people always ready to wade in and help. It helps create a business whilst surrounded by support, and that's priceless.
So tell me: what's holding you back? I accept the issue of dyslexia - my nephew is chronically dyslexic so I do have a level of understanding about it. Is there something else?
Should you walk away and try something different? that's entirely for you to decide, of course. But what I would say is that until you start working your way through the AG you won't know for sure whether or not it's something you can work with. Lurking in the forums is always a good thing (I do it whenever I can!
) but it's starting work with the AG that matters.
Everyone here will do their utmost to help. But at the end of the day, you have got to want to do it, and you've got to be prepared to work at it.
I hope you'll decide to go for it!
PS Are you in Gloucester, UK? Because there's a London group which meets and the next meeting is this month. If you are let me know and I'll link you into their forum posts.