A little background, I'll make it brief as possible. I've been an electrician for the last 15 years in the construction, repair and maintenance trades. I've gotten to the point where I'm no longer fulfilled in the work that I do and the bills still don't get paid on time, even after being in the industry for so long.
My long term goal is to set up a passive income system that will allow me to live a comfortable life without having to work 9 to 5. I'm a fairly simple man so by "comfortable" I don't mean filthy rich, I'd just like to be able to travel, eat out when I want to, finally afford that swimming pool my wife has been dreaming about, etc. I know this won't happen overnight and am perfectly fine with that. I'm not expecting to get rich quick (although it would be nice ).
Should I start with building a small niche content site? Should I just start blogging about a subject the interests me then attempt to monetize the site later? Should I focus on ebay or amazon type sites and offer reviews and comparisons? Should I write an ebook?
I've thought about writing an ebook for home electrical repair DIY'ers containing things such as adding or changing ceiling fans, how to install recessed lighting, how to add receptacles, how to troubleshoot a tripping breaker, etc. Do you think this would be a good idea? My writing skills are a little sub par but my knowledge in this field is rather wide. Other than that my interests are mainly in the health and fitness fields.
In a nutshell, what can I do right now that will at least get the ball rolling with limited computer and marketing skills, and very little start up capital? My goal is to start something now then learn as I go, rather than the other way around which is why I believe so many people fail to ever really take action.
Thanks in advance.