Retirement is not the end
Almost all of us who work for a living think about how to earn money after retirement. You may have seen articles on how to retire doing something you love, but is this realistic? Good paying, work at home retirement jobs could be hard to find. Many people don’t get to work at a fun job or have careers that are rewarding, so after retirement they may wonder how to find a job that makes you happy.
Since happiness is different for each of us, that can be many, many things. Some of us want to help people. Some want to create things. Others hate working with people and would rather work alone. Yet others would like to earn money while sitting on the beach.
What if you could do some or all of these things together?
If you have a computer and have at least minimal skills, you could earn money doing something fun, creative, help people, or even do some writing that you’ve always wanted to do.
Did you know that you can make money being a blogger?
This is a real possibility. You can actually write about things you are interested in and earn cash for doing it. You don’t even have to be the greatest writer; you can just write about things that you are knowledgeable about or spark your interest. Many people write reviews and make money for their opinions. If you review items, you can put links to them in your blog and when people click on them, you can get commissions if they buy them. This is called affiliate marketing.
How can I learn how to do affiliate marketing?
Most of us know that there are no “get rich quick” schemes out there that really work. If you want to make money, you have to work at it at and there is no quick way. BUT…if you are willing to learn, there is a step-by-step way to get trained on how to do affiliate marketing and get a lot of help from a knowledgeable community along the way. The community I’m talking about is called Wealthy Affiliate.
What is this Wealthy Affiliate you speak of?
You may have heard of Wealthy Affiliate before and wondered what it is. The best way I can describe it is that it’s an online affiliate university for building websites and learning how to do affiliate marketing. Here are a few of the things you can get for FREE at Wealthy Affiliate:
1) FREE access to in-depth training including hundreds of videos
2) FREE website hosting
3) Two FREE websites (Click here to get your FREE websites)
4) FREE WordPress Access (WordPress is an online open source website creation tool)
5) FREE Affiliate Bootcamp Training
6) FREE website backup
These are all things you can use to get started with your website and online business before you ever pay a dime. Of course, you can sign up for the premium membership and get much, much more.
Sure you could go to GoDaddy or one of the other website hosting sites and create a website. And from what I hear, they are pretty easy to set up and get started. BUT, will they teach you how to set up affiliate marketing and will there be hundreds and even thousands of people available and willing to help you? I don’t think so.
Probably one of the coolest things about Wealthy Affiliate is the people who are hanging out there chatting and helping each other. There is an activity dashboard wall which is similar to Facebook where people are asking questions, much like an online help forum. And, you can get pretty much any question answered, or help if you get stuck, from people who were in the same place as you. This is invaluable. Wealthy Affiliate is perfect for younger people who may or may not be super computer savvy, and especially for older people who may be intimidated by newer technology, and want the easy-to-follow training sessions.
Take a look at this video overview on what’s available at Wealthy Affiliate
Still not convinced?
Okay, so it’s good to be skeptical. It keeps you safe from scams and keeps money in your pocket. But, if you can sign up for free and start learning and there is never any obligation, then what do you have to lose?
This is a sampling of what you get at Wealthy Affiliate:
So this is how I got started with my websites. I stumbled, by accident, on Wealthy Affiliate and took a leap of faith and now I have three websites which are earning me money. It’s taken some months of learning and quite a bit of writing and thought, but I have to say it hasn’t been that hard. And, I’ve actually learned to be a better writer (which I never thought I was) and I’m enjoying it. These are the websites I’ve created through Wealthy Affiliate:
BizOnlineFromHome.com (The website you are currently on)
LEDLightingInfo.com (I recently sold this website to focus on my others)
Before I started this journey, I had NO idea how to build a website, let alone make money doing it. I had some computer experience, but this was all completely new to me. And, once you look around Wealthy Affiliate and their awesome training programs, you will see that you can start a website about pretty much anything, and be able to incorporate affiliate marketing into it. It’s pretty incredible.
Please just give it a few minutes and take a look. I really think you’ll be happy you did.