Hello and welcome to salehoo. I am jimmy_salehoo I also live in illinios, in Decatur. I can relate to both of you.
I started as a carpenter long ago and became a partner in that company. Got the bug that there had to be something better and have spent the last 12 years working as hard as I can to learn everything I can about making money online.
After alot of hard work I finally got a company off the ground and have been working very hard but doing good.
I have to warn you though. Online work is awesome when your making money. But it is also very hard work. I only sleep 2-4 hours a day and work the remaining. I run 2 websites, A warehouse, My own ebay and amazon sales, I run the state selling my products at fairs and spend about 4 hours a day answering messages on salehoo and ebay and 2 email accounts I have. And Im also a part time pirotechnitian.
But the great thing is I do get to see more of my kids and my wife. Even though im working most of the time. Make sure to spend time in your day to do as much research as you can and spend some time with the family.
I would recommend you read up on the stickies and the announcements in each forum as you will learn alot from them. And you may find a route you want to try to earn an income online.
If you think you dont know something google it. google is your friend. And so is salehoo. Any question you may have ASK on salehoo. If you dont get a response. ASK AGAIN.
Anyways good luck to both of you.