Thanks for sharing, Tony. Everyone is different, follows different paths and achieves success, if they do, in their own ways. We are all helped by learning from others when they share real life experiences, not fantastic stories that are found here and there.
What I have observed watching a lot of others over time is that income online most often increases exponentially when it comes at all. You have to overcome a lot of obstacles to get any money at all and you have established a solid base. Most successful people begin as you have, then increase earnings more and more as they improve their skills. I expect you will do the same.