My question is pretty specific. I am the American petitioner and my fiancé is the Colombian beneficiary. I lived in Latin American for 4 years - 2 years in Nicaragua and 2 years in Colombia, where I first met my fiancé. While I was living there I never made much money, I made so little that I was told it was unnecessary for me to file taxes. It was enough for me to live off of down there but I never had a lot of money.
For the past year and a half I have been teaching English online, and within the past year I have been making better money. The company I work for is Chinese, so they do not give me a W-2. I received a certificate of employment from them and a payment summary for 2017, but that's it. I would say my average is around $1800/month, sometimes much more but never much less than that. That would put my average income around $21,600, which is just barely above the 125% poverty guideline for a 2-person household. My earnings for 2017 were $22,000, before taxes. I paid taxes independently through my own accountant.
Our NOA1 was December 15th, so I am starting to get prepared for the NOA2 (hopefully!). Basically, my worry is that since I am an independent contractor and the online teaching company I work for is in China, it will not seem like sufficient evidence for the affidavit of support. I filed taxes last year so they can see my income from 2017, but the years before that I was not making enough to need to file. I am living in the States now while we wait for the NOA2 and I am applying to more stable, full-time jobs with benefits, however that could take another couple of months until I find something. I'd prefer not to use a sponsor for the I-134.
Sorry, this is a bit complicated, but if anyone has any insight into what steps I should be taking, please let me know! Thanks!