Updated July 2019
- I am kind of semi retired and have been for many years, so I have some real experience in the transition to retirement after you have been really busy, organised, and have something to do and then going to a totally different environment which is retirement even if you think you have prepared yourself for it.
- After the last time I retired found that I had more time on my hands then I knew what to do with which lead to boredom. You know they say there is a honeymoon period where you relax, do all the things you wanted to do and then what??
- One of the things that cropped up was that I quickly saw that the pension I thought was going to be sufficient for my needs was not. You know you don’t like to see this but in these days it can be a fact – a number of my friends say the same. So what do you do about it? Some friends are doing nothing, it will be okay if we cut back etc – this only works for a short while.
- So I had to find out how to make money when you are retired – simple.
Do you have these Retirement problems to deal with – boredom and not enough money?
- So I set about looking for an opportunity to learn to do something and also make money. Notice the learning bit here. In my life before retirement I had never had to worry about doing this type of thing and therefore I had NO knowledge of how to go about it – NONE. So where do you go to find out how you can make money on-line – the web of course where else?
- Believe me when I say that I found many opportunities that simply wanted my money and gave nothing in return. Please be aware of this. Once you have paid money out as I did there is not much hope of getting it back. The other thing is this – a sustainable business which gives you regular income is not going to be built overnight or even in a month – these things just don’t happen. So if you are being offered this please take it with a bag of salt, and make sure they will give you what they say they will. Ask for evidence up front and if they won’t provide it, move on.
- So having done a few of these and gotten nowhere I sat down and looked at what I needed to move forward. One of the things which I had learnt from all this was that affiliate marketing seemed to be the way to go. Why is that you say?Well as I understood it affiliate marketing was a way of getting people to buy things through your web site and you would get commission for this. Doesn’t this sound great – hang on a second that gave me palpitations because
– I had never built a web site
– I didn’t know anything at all about marketing as my background is operations.
– I wasn’t that good at writing stuff for the web site even if I had one.
So as good as it might seem this was something which had a few problems for me.
Does this sound the same to you?
- So I gave this some thought and by chance in a Newsletter from a lovely lady in Paris I got to hear about Wealthy Affiliate. Of course with my corporate experience and track record on opportunities I was very skeptical.For a start she told me this was free – huh!!! Yes free to get started and I could stay that way if I wanted to. If I wanted to expand from the free bit we are talking less than the cost of a cup of coffee each day.Do you think as I did that this all sounds too good to be true? But I figured as it was free and I could stop at any time, no cost that it was worth giving it a try. One of the things that made me do this was that she said everything I needed was in one place and it was simple – sounds about right for me!
So what happened then – What did it take to get set up?
It was a very simple and easy process.
– I signed up for Wealthy Affiliate – no credit card required.
– I completed my profile which was very easy
– I then started training using the Online Entrepreneur Certification course.
– This taught me how to build a website, choose a niche for myself and my interests and go ahead.
Let’s just stress here that I was able to learn these processes easily. Remember I said that I had no knowledge of this prior to retirement. It’s true; I lived and worked in a bubble where i didn’t need this so I didn’t learn it (wish I had now but that’s life)
And After 6 Years?
Well I have been here at Wealthy Affiliate now for over 6 years and can honestly say that it has not disappointed me at all.
• Have I made a fortune so far – no but I have made some money and it is increasing based on the effort I put into it.
• Have I enjoyed the learning experience – every bit and more.
• Am I bored now – quite the opposite.
• I have also learnt a new set of skills which I can sell to the outside world if I need to as well as making money from the business I have built up so far.
• I can help others to do what I have done and this is really important to me.
• Can I recommend Wealthy Affiliate – you bet.
Let’s just make one really important point – Wealthy Affiliate is for everyone and that includes retired folks.
• You are never too old to learn are you?
• You have more time than most to learn – right?
• You would be prepared to accept help if it was offered right?
• Being part of a community helps you move forward right?
• Having a mentor like me will also help you a great deal – right?
Look at what I have done. No knowledge at all of affiliate marketing, how to set up five web sites and got going. Just followed the training and it happened.
So what am I doing to make money at Wealthy Affiliate?
Five web sites
- Two Are promoting Wealthy Affiliate as I want to help others to get the benefit I have got.- this is an affiliate site where I get paid when people join Wealthy Affiliate
- One is promoting reducing use of electricity – I live in a country where electric is exceedingly costly so I am very aware of this – this is an affiliate site where I get paid if people buy things on Amazon through my site
- One is helping project managers regarding risk as I was for many years a project manager – this is a site where I give expert advice for no fee and if people want to buy my training course they can but are not obliged to
- One – just started to help people start their businesses – similar to my Wealthy Affiliate site but not just affiliates – this is just started.
So all of this and I knew NOTHING when I started.
SO – IF I CAN DO IT WHY NOT YOU?
There are hundreds of ways on how to make money which are taught at Wealthy Affiliate , but it all starts with you having a choice between two options – simple really.
Option 1 – You may have a passion or a hobby you have had for years (cooking, flying RC aircraft, golf….). The initial training course will show you how to take that passion and turn it into a full time business and make money on line with it.
Option 2 – You may not have a passion and in that case you can use the pre defined boot camp training which builds on a niche you can choose from hundreds that are listed in Wealthy Affiliate. You can build a business and you don’t need to know anything – the details are all there.
So lets get this right – you are going to learn how to take your passion or an interest and build an online business, and make money – sound good?
First no credit card required – and if you want to continue for ever as a free starter you can – no questions asked.
So what do you get at WA? As well as me as your mentor to help you get started – for free?
- Training – the WA education platform is specifically built to create success. Get trained, get answers, expand your business and accelerate your success, at the pace you want.
- Support – at WA you get live 24/7 support and I can tell you it works. There are also real time discussions, personal coaching if you need to take advantage of it, and WA is spam and predator free.
- Tools – as well as the highest possible level of support you will get all the tools you need at WA. Keyword research, Easy Web Builder, Content Publisher, Link Tracker and Campaign Management to mention just a few.
- Services – WA provides as part of your membership, High Performance Web Hosting, Website Monitoring and Security, a Website Support System, and an Affiliate Program.
Wealthy Affiliate is the only community in the world where you achieve an education in Online Business, build a reputation, interact with like-minded people, and have access to all tools required to achieve lasting success.
Wealthy affiliate is an Industry Leader continuing to define the online education and training World, with a unique and cutting edge platform built specifically to create success. Wouldn’t you like success? So why not join today as it’s free to join.
No Cost for starter Membership
Did I mention that the starter membership is free? It is and you need go no further to build your business unless you want to – there is no pressure here at all.
So put the credit card back in your wallet and how about giving it a try?