There actually are not very many LNCs on this forum. They don't hang out here, they are on other forums.
There are many LNCs here, but the vast majority of them are just getting started in their respective careers.:wink2:
Yes, there are other listserves, but the most popular are allnurses.com and the AALNC blogs, which I highly recommend joining.
And yes, there are more successful LNCs than you think. However, when you look at the numbers of nurses who have taken various courses - the majority that take the courses do not succeed at working as an LNC fulltime or even part time.
The biggest reason most are not fulltime or even part time is they become disillusioned with the career (hear, see, read a whole lot of fanfare about making mega bucks and stay at home) or realize, after the educative fact, that marketing is really difficult, then give up.
It can be done, but it takes a lot of perseverance, patience, and, unfortunately, disappointment.