I have randomly come by this forum occasionally, just looking at peoples experiences, goals, attempts, success stories, etc. I feel it's time to immerse myself socially with this great community here, and perhaps see what I can get, and what I can offer over time by being a part of it.
I have been goofing around the web for years, and before this year had no true care for income from the internet world until I underwent neck surgery, and am no longer to do the heavier manual labor work that I was ever so more reliant on.
I have programmed a multitude of things, ranging from simple online morpg games to simple & complicated websites. I have made bits of cash here and there, but nothing truly income worthy for long.
I can efficiently program with vb.net, php & mysql, xhtml/css, and flash (as3), with tidbits of experience in many other languages. I am pretty strong with network programming (client-server apps).
I have a pretty big interest in game development, or even a good website idea, but I lack any competence in art whatsoever.
A Starting Point
-Programming (including anything using databases/server-side)
-Working Alone (Never held a team, or worked with one long-term)
-Marketing on my own.
With my absolutely terrible mix of strengths and weaknesses, I really have no idea where to start, and recent attempts leave me only disappointed, and losing faith in myself to accomplish anything when at this point in time, I need it the most.
If anyone has ever started in a similar position, and has any guidance to offer, I would highly appreciate reading your thoughts.