Hi I'm Isabelle,
I have been an internet travel writer since August 2000. While I have never come close to SG's success, in my own sphere I am quite well know.
I have made enough to pay for my 9 grandchildrens Christmas gifts every year as well as parlayed my writing skills into free press trips and lots of other travel perks.
Helium has been a nice addition to my writing since now I can write about other things besides for travel, it has been very eye opening for me.
I like the community at Helium as well, though with all my years at Igougo.com I also have strong community ties there. We even had get togethers which might not be such a bad idea at Helium.
I guess I like making new friends almost as much as I like writing. I even submitted one of my poems on Helium, which since they are a very private part of me is a big deal.
Anyway it is great to know that we can all make some money with something we enjoy so much.