Online Income Opportunities for Seniors
As we grow older, I think most of us are in a position where our retirement has become a time when our income and savings are not adequately meeting our daily needs.
Some of us are driven to the point where a decision has to be made, whether to buy food or medication; the thought of taking a vacation is entirely out of the picture. To find a job if you’re already retired at age 65-75 and beyond is not easy; I know the situation quite well as I was there myself.
The thought of going to a 9-5 job and traveling through traffic is not at all appealing; but thanks to the internet, it is possible to find online income opportunities for us seniors; I found a few myself until I found the one I am currently settled in affiliate marketing.
Some Online Jobs
Some of the jobs I have tried myself is customer service, which involves taking calls from customers for a call center company. Still, you will need to upgrade your computer, and if you have a shared wifi system, you will have to get a service for you alone, as usually ethernet is used instead of the internet and a headphone for taking and answering calls.
This job did not work out for me, and I found out that there are some coarse people out there, and my assignment was to get people who wanted to cancel their service to keep it.
Another thing I did was take surveys. You first must take a survey supplying some personal information ( your demographics)for the company to see how they can use you for their benefit.
Then you may have to take several surveys of various services and products.
They are trying to find the right fit for you; the most frustrating thing in taking is in the middle of taking a survey; sometimes, 15 minutes into the survey, a banner comes up, saying you are not qualified to complete this survey.
So, of course, another questionnaire comes up to determine your qualifications for another survey. And the same thing can occur again; it was not for me, and the income from taking surveys was minimal, change for your purse.
This brings me to affiliate marketing; according to Google dictionary, affiliate marketing is a marketing arrangement by which an online retailer pays a commission to an external website for traffic or sales generated from its referrals.
To succeed at affiliate marketing, you will have a website and choose what your website is about (your niche), write a blog, and apply to companies with products about your blog. Advertise their products and get a commission whenever something is purchased from you; your link.
Just in case you are thinking you don’t know how you have no technical knowledge, you are too old to try something new, forget it; a favorite quote of mine is Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.” – Napoleon Hill this, is something that I genuinely think and, I have this quote in quite a few of my posts.
I am a boomer in my mid 70’s, and I am doing it, and so can anyone.
The platform I am a part of is Wealthy Affiliate, which will teach you the ins and outs of affiliate marketing.
You can become a member of Wealthy Affiliate for free, and as a free member, you get one website plus themes to choose from for your websites.
You also get phase 1 of the Online Entrepreneur Course, comprised of 12 lessons; the best instructor does these lessons, and at the end of the 12 classes, you will have your website up and ready for business.
There is another tier in our membership that is the premium, this level is not free, but if you are serious about building an online business, I would suggest you upgrade to the premium,
There is so much more information and tools available to you which will further enable you to succeed in your online business.
The good thing about affiliate marketing is there are many possibilities of earning from promoting merchants’ goods and promoting yourself.
You can also sell stuff for yourself, write ebooks, and have them self-publish on Amazon or if you have knowledge of fixing things, you can have a website and a youtube video demonstrating how to build or improve items.
A wide variety of things can be done if you have a website, and by becoming a member of Wealthy Affiliate, these possibilities will be opened to you with the proper training.
Wealthy Affiliate has been around for more than 13 years and has membership from 193 countries, and there is an ongoing upgrade at Wealthy Affiliate, so there is always new and updated information and tools available.
The community of Wealthy Affiliates which, in my opinion, is one of the greatest assets of the company
WEALTHY AFFILIATE COMMUNITY
The community consists of a group of accommodating people ready to assist you in any way they can to help you achieve your goal.
The technical support crew is one of the best, and they are available 24/7, always courteous and prompt. And you can join for free.
There is money to be made in affiliate marketing. I am in no way saying it is a get-the-rich-quick opportunity; it is an opportunity to make a good income that you will be able to earn a livable income and be a source of passive income.
Do not let the fear of the unknown keep you from starting your own online business; it kept me away for a long time, but I am thankful I found this platform.
At least give it a try; you will not know unless you give it a try; it is free; you have nothing to lose; if you try and decide affiliate marketing is not for you, you will have lost nothing.
You can sign up for a free membership by clicking on any of the links below. I will then contact you and be your mentor to meet you on the Wealthy Affiliate platform.
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NOTE: This post includes affiliate links, which, if clicked on and a product purchased, I get a small commission (with no increase in cost to you).