The hardest thing about retirement
The hardest thing about retirement is to suddenly have a life with no structure, after living most of our life with some structure,
As hard workers, some of us working for more than 30 years as we grow older we tend to look forward to our retirement,
And finally the day comes and we are officially a retiree, and we are happy, no more 9-5 rush to go to work and to get home,
We can do as we please, we can sleep late, do some gardening, go to the mall, we have all the time for ourselves.
For me and I think a lot of us, this joy of newfound freedom lasted only for a short while, then we begin to miss the structure that the working world has.
We tend to have too much time on our hands, and we are at a loss as to how to fill our days, some of us become lethargic, and depress. We tend to put things off rot tomorrow, so we usually have full tomorrows but the today’s are empty.
Some of us had made plans to travel see different countries or cities and after retirement, we realize just how expensive that can be.
Not enough savings
We realize the plans we had is going to cost more than our savings will allow, but we can overcome this by adding some structure to our lives.
We can set a time to get out of bed in the mornings, time to exercise, time to do our chores whatever that may be.
We can give ourselves a change of scenery and it doesn’t have to cost much, we can go to nearby counties or visit some museum or some place of interest, and it doesn’t have to be every week it can be once a month.
We can offer your service as a volunteer, the hospitals sometimes need people to sit with patients, or to read to them, just find something that will help you to feel needed.
A job made you feel useful
Having a job gave you an identity, you knew what your job was, how to do your job and you felt fulfilled, you may have grown tired of it but now you miss that job
Well, you could start a new career. I met a gentleman he was in his 80’s and he worked at our supermarket once per week, and he said he did not need to work, he had retired from 2 companies and was getting a pension from both places but he told me that coming to work every Tuesday was what kept him alive.
I know for me I started feeling that my life had no meaning, sometimes in the morning when I awake I forgot what day it was, I felt useless everybody was gone to work except me.
I found a new career, affiliate marketing. not only is my day more structured, but my mind is engaged, and I am learning new things in my old age.
Anybody can find some sort of job online to keep you occupied if you just google make money online or jobs online you would be surprised to see the vast amount of opportunities that pop up.
Of course, as usual, there are also scams so you need to be careful, I had been scammed a couple of times then I found Wealthy Affiliate.
Wealthy Affiliate is a training platform that teaches the inside out of affiliate marketing and you can join the starter program for free.
The starter program comes with 2 websites, 12 themes to choose from and 10 lessons and at the end of these 10 lessons you will have your very own website up and running ready for business
The lessons are taught in a step by step manner which is easily understood, and if you need help there is a very active forum of members who are willing to assist you in any way they can.
You can join for free and check out the lessons and our awesome community I have left a
video of one of our lessons.
There is also the premium program, with this program all the necessary information and tools are made available for your success as an affiliate marketer.
Here are the billing option of the premium program
With the premium, there is a big difference if the information and tools that are provided here is a list of the tools and information that is available in both programs
If you are wondering if you could stay on the free program the answer is yes the free program never expires, will you be successful in doing affiliate marketing with a free membership, I do not know the answer to that I know members who are on the free membership for over a year I do not know how successful they are.
But I would highly recommend the upgrade especially if you are a novice like myself and need all the knowledge in affiliate marketing you can get.
There is also the added bonus if you upgrade within 7 days of becoming a free member you will get the first month for $19.
There is a saying int he business world that you should not join a company if it is lessthen5 years old Wealthy Affiliate has been around going on 15 years and have members drawn from all over the world193 countries and with a membership of over 1.4 million.
The Wealthy Affiliate website was built for all affiliate marketers whether you are new to affiliate marketing or you have done some affiliate marketing or you are a very experienced affiliate marketer.
On the Wealthy Affiliate platform, you are shown how to build your web your website which takes only 30 seconds.how to advertise your website how to monetize your website how to draw an audience to your website.
Now affiliate marketing is not a get rich overnight type of business you cant set it and forget it, it is like any business, you have to work, study. Persevere, and have patience.
I think having patience is the hardest part, but it takes patience to attract an audience and patience for you to gain their trust.
Now a website is not only good for affiliate marketing there other things you can do online, you can sell things for your self.mabe you have a hobby and you area creative person you can make things it would be good to have your own website,you could author an ebook, or offer you service to tutor or work for companies online
Maybe starting a new career does not appeal to you, but you can try it will cost you nothing, It did not appeal to me either. I thought I was too old to learn something new, I was not computer literate apart from entering data, I had no technical skill.
Today I am an affiliate marketer, I am not only learning about affiliate marketing but I am gaining knowledge in the niche I am writing about, health and wellness for boomers and this one especially for retirees like myself.
Remember you can become a starter member for free, so you can look around it will cost you nothing you have nothing to lose to look around, you can stay awhile and build your own website.
And should you decide to become a member you can click on any of the links in his post and I will contact you and answer any questions you may have, I will even be your mentor.
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