Are you Prepared for later life or early retirement?
Baby Boomers and Social Security are becoming a much spoken about topic and as you will be aware, there are millions of baby boomers all over the world, some who have prepared properly for retirement, some who want to retire early and some that are still not ready for those later years.
I am 61 this year and because of a life-changing moment back in 2006, all my resources (savings) were used to survive while I was recovering from life-saving brain surgery and I have never managed to replenish my savings to a point where I feel comfortable about retirement until recently.
I began Affiliate Marketing, not knowing anything about this field of online business building and now I feel safe knowing the more I continue to grow my businesses online, the more income I will create.
So let’s look at what I do and maybe, just maybe, this is something you might like to consider as well so let’s get into this in more depth so you can gain a better understanding of the process.
How Wealthy Affiliate changed my Life
I had been looking online for some time and I hadn’t found a suitable place to learn how to make money online. I came across a lot of Scams and was feeling quite despondent until one evening when I researching a business opportunity for a friend and I came across a review of Wealthy Affiliate and decided to take a look and read through this review.
Kevin, the man who had written this review was very thorough and by the time I had read this great review, I decided to join Wealthy Affiliate for free and look further on the inside of this platform.
Within a couple of hours, I also recommended to my friend that she join as well which she did- She was 64 at the time and even though she had a small nest egg, she admitted it was not going to give her the choices she wanted when she was a little older and living off social security.
What I found inside Wealthy Affiliate
I was amazed at how many resources were inside the platform and there were also 2 training programs to go through to teach people all they need to become successful at Affiliate Marketing and I made a decision to go premium and really put 100% into learning everything and creating and building a nest egg for myself so I could travel, buy things I enjoy, give to my family and anything else that made me smile.
My friend, Linda and I went Premium and got started on the Online Entrepreneur Certification Course (OEC) which consists of 50 lessons starting at the beginning.
Creating my 1st Website
First I chose a niche which was Dogs, then I chose a theme from over 3000 WordPress themes available inside WA, then I bought my 1st .com domain name for my niche- delightfuldoggies4u.com and then I pushed the create website button and within around 30 seconds my very 1st WordPress Website was waiting there for me to build.
Off to the next lesson and step by step I went through all the training and created a really good website – for me this niche wasn’t what my passion was and I gave this site to anther member inside Wealthy Affiliate to help her out and the site is still going and Susan loves it and works hard continuing to grow her business/niche on Dogs.
I then started this site- money and freedom online so I could help people learn how to make a serious income online by doing what I did and this is my passion as it is so exciting when people join Wealthy Affiliate and get started on their journey and share their successes and progress as they build.
Inside Wealthy Affiliate people from all over the world, different cultures, different ages and different skill levels are members of Wealthy Affiliate and everyone in the community inside this great platform, support and encourage each other along the way.
I think the youngest member Ani is 17 and our oldest member is 84 and this proves the platform works for anyone who wants to learn and build a business online.
I tried MLM, Network Marketing and Direct Selling over the years and nothing has come close to Affiliate Marketing and the simplicity of the process.
So what is Affiliate Marketing?
You have your website with your chosen niche, you add content which is keyword researched and once you have a good foundation for your site, you apply to different companies to become an affiliate for them and once you are accepted, you place links and banners on your website and when people visit your site to learn about your niche and click on the links and banners, they are immediately taken to the company’s website where if they purchase a product, you receive a commission for your help.
No products to handle, no selling, no recruiting people, just simply by adding well-written content, you can make a substantial amount of passive income and this is how your nest egg grows.
Yes, it takes time and I remember when I wrote my goals out I decided to give myself 5 years from the get-go to learn 1st, then build a future income earning business online and I can tell you, I have been doing this for 13 months and have already made over $500 which doesn’t sound like a lot but this amount keeps growing and becoming more and more as I keep building.
Jerry, one our young members make a lot of money and he has only been doing this for 2 years but he has put in the consistent effort with his building and it is certainly paying him well for his efforts.
Here is a screenshot:
Here is another one:
Notice this amount is in English pounds as Debs comes from London and she is doing amazing too.
Here is one more image with another great member success
Inside Wealthy Affiliate there are loads of success blogs where member share their successes with other members and this is so inspiring to me as I know with continued effort my income is going to explode, especially once I reach the 2 year mark as this is typically when any business that is started from scratch gets it momentum and start to turn a profit and I figure online business building is similar to the bricks and mortar business building except the overheads/costs are minimal.
One of our members sold his blog for $28k after 13months which is pretty darn awesome when you consider what it cost to build it. We are talking about serious profit.
What are great websites worth?
Websites that are built correctly and have been loved and have loads of great information and many visitors are worth loads of money and I am always amazed when I read on www.flippa.com what websites sell for. Incredible not to mention if you decided to create a few excellent domain names and then on-sell those as well.
One of our members has added this hobby as another investment for her future and I have got a few myself which I will hold onto for now.
Time plus Investment
Many people join a platform like Wealthy Affiliate and the 1st question they ask is “When will I make money?”
Wealthy Affiliate has been around for over 14 years and is ranked as the no.1 platform on the internet for anyone who truly wants to learn how to become an excellent Affiliate Marketer owning their own business online and for the people who ask this question, we all answer them with this. This is a not a scammy get rich rip-off, it is the real deal.
Your investment: Building your own business requires an investment in your business, patience, learning and loads of consistent effort and if you are this person, then Wealthy Affiliate is definitely for you.
The cost to join Wealthy Affiliate is free and this is great as you get to check everything out, maybe do the 1st few lessons to see if it’s for you and then if you decide it is, you would then invest in yourself and your business and pay $19 if you do this within the 1st 7 days and $49 per month after that.
Here is what you get for the 2 memberships offered at Wealthy Affiliate- Of course if you decide to pay 6 monthly or yearly there is an extra discounted price so the options are there for you.
I went yearly and it cost $359 so it’s a really good way to go if money allows however there is no pressure to do anything of course. It is up to each individual and your circumstances.
As I mentioned earlier I have looked at a lot of business models and programs over the years and I can tell you from my heart, that Wealthy Affiliate has everything you need to grow a really great future online and create the nest egg for your future.
Baby Boomers and Social Security people in fact anyone that has a great work ethic and is prepared to learn can create a substantial nest egg and I invite you to join me inside this platform to get you started on this new and exciting journey to future financial freedom
GO well and thank you for taking the time to read this post.
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Vicki, signing off for today