Many years since the last job..what to say to a job interview?
The crisis hit in Italy and you had problems getting a job, like so many other people of your age and qualifications. So you did some research and set up a website where you sold advertising space and negotiated for rates and basically did the best you could to make an income.
However, the website market is getting tougher and you are struggling to make a decent income in proportion to your time investment, and you hope that an employer will see that you do have drive and dedication and are a self starter and that they will see the time you have spent as productive.
Remember, a LOT of people cannot motivate themselves; you can, that is your strength, and you should sell that side of you.
Also, even in this day and age, many people seem to think that things you do on the computer aren't "real" and don't require any skills or take any time. (I remember when I was in physical rehabilitation for my MS a few years ago and the occupational therapist asked me about my hobbies, and then cut me off with a snappy "the computer doesn't count!" before I even got two words out when I began to tell her my main hobby was making stuff for TS2. How about you let me explain what it is I actually do before you decide it "doesn't count?" ) Put them straight if they try that, and let them know how much work and skill it actually takes to maintain your site.
Edit: In addition to what Lee said, remember, you could have chosen to spend your unemployed years doing nothing but sitting around, watching tv or playing computer games (other computer games, I mean ), but you didn't: You set up your site instead and did something with your time. This, too, is something you should point out to employers.
sorry for reply so late. I wanted to thank everyone for the answers. You're right, I should just try to say what I did in those years, with website etc then if they want me ok, otherwise patience, sooner or later I'll find a small place also for me. Then I think the most important thing is how a person looks, how she is and so, if they don't want me because I have no experience patience, I will invent something else