As we grow older and I think most of us are in the position where our retirement has become a period 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 for medication, the thought of taking a vacation for some of us is completely out of the picture.
And to find a job if you’re already retired at our age 65-75 and beyond is not easy, I know the situation quite well as I was there myself.
And the thought of going to a 9-5 job 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 of the jobs I have tried myself is customer service which involves taking calls from customers for a call center company but for this, 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 I found out that there are some very rude people out there and my assignment was to get people who wanted to cancel their service to keep it.
Another thing I did was to take surveys. In taking surveys you first have to take a survey in order for the company to see how you can be used for their benefit.
Then you may have to take several surveys consisting of many different services and or 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 and it says you are not qualified to complete this survey.
So of course, another questioner comes up to try to determine your qualifications for another survey. And the same thing can occur again it was definitely not for me and the income from taking surveys was very small just 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
What this means you will have a website and you will choose what your website is about (your niche) write a blog and apply to companies that have products pertaining to 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 or you have no technical knowledge or 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 truly believe and I have this quote in quite a few of my posts
The platform that I am a part of is Wealthy Affiliate and they 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 2 websites plus themes to choose from for your websites, phase 1 of the Online Entrepreneur Course which comprises of 12 lessons these lessons are done by the very best instructor, and at the end of the 12 lessons 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 really serious in building an online business I would suggest you upgrade to the premium,
There is so much more information and tools that are made 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 not only from promoting merchants goods but you can also promote yourself you can sell things for yourself you can write ebooks and have them self publish on Amazon or if you have knowledge of fixing things you can have a website along with a youtube video demonstrating how to build or fix things
There is a wide variety of things that can be done if you have a website and by becoming a member of Wealthy Affiliate these possibilities will be opened to you
Wealthy Affiliate has been around for more than 13 years and has membership from 193 countries, there is an ongoing upgrade at Wealthy Affiliate so there is always fresh and updated information and tools available.
The community of Wealthy Affiliate which in my opinion is one of the greatest assets of the company
WEALTHY AFFILIATE COMMUNITY
The community consist of a group of people that are extremely helpful and are ready to assist you in any way they can to help you in achieving 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 can also be a source of a 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 so 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 you decide affiliate marketing is not for you, you would have lost nothing.
You can sign up for a free membership by clicking on any of the links in this post I will then contact you and be your mentor, looking forward to meeting 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).