Seniors Becoming Involved in Internet Marketing

Seniors becoming involved in internet marketing are no longer a rarity. A number of factors are responsible for this phenomenon of senior marketing.

A very important driving force is the need to earn money. Many over 60’s rely on a pension, more fortunate retirees are self-funded and some may still have employment or business interests. However, with the Global Financial Crisis and its aftermath, a lot of pressure has been put on the finances of even the most fortunate senior or retiree. Lower interest rates have meant much lower returns for self-funded retirees, and with the collapse of many businesses, investments have been lost.

For the over 60 or even the over 40, employment opportunities are greatly reduced. In addition, with the advance of age comes the advance of illness and physical limitations, which adds to the reduction of opportunities. Therefore, utilising the resources of the internet becomes an attractive proposition.

Internet marketing gives seniors and retirees the chance to work from home to earn money. This means that the business can be built around the lifestyle and at a pace, to suit the senior or retiree.

Many seniors have grasped the computer/technical era with both hands. They have the time, they have the interest and are willing to learn. They have taken advantage of community courses or have become self-taught. One of the many benefits of the new learning is to keep the brain active, which, we know, is a huge plus in keeping that old Alzheimer at bay.

Many seniors entering the internet marketing arena will bring with them a multitude of skills from a lifetime of work. They need to capitalise on these skills when planning the direction of their senior internet marketing.

Where to Begin?

First of all it is important not to rush out and buy different programmes, systems etc that are advertised. All this will do is create confusion, cost money and create much frustration trying to work through the different systems. With all that comes the biggest problem for newcomers, information overload.

Instead of immediately purchasing any of the make money instantly style of systems, research the free information that is available. Go to a site like Wealthy Affiliate where there is plenty of good quality, free information. Sure there will be certain systems that you can then purchase there but do the basic research first to learn and then to find out what system or program to take on board. It’s all about developing an internet marketing strategy.

Affiliate marketing is probably the most popular form of internet marketing, but it is not the only way to make money online. Buying and selling physical products as well as digital products, surveys, buying and selling web sites and domain names and providing freelance services, are just some of the many avenues.

To become a senior marketer on the internet, first write down the strengths and weaknesses based on a lifetime of employment. Then, after doing the internet research into the many internet marketing options, decide which avenue is the one that suits best. Check out the programmes and opportunities that the research has highlighted.

Select one and start on the path to senior marketing and increased financial stability.

Seniors and internet marketing are not mutually exclusive!

It is a path of many frustrations and many rewards, and to all seniors, retirees, and over 60’s, take hold with both hands and go out and make money.

A Sеnіоr Cіtіzеn’ѕ Guide tо Sосіаl Networking

A peripheral article that concentrates on those seniors that are not yet confident or competent enough to start earning an income through online marketing or indeed just don’t feel comfortable using the internet or indeed computers.  We look at just how the use of social media can overcome feelings of disconnection or loneliness.

At the end of this short piece there are other places to go to learn more and videos where you can experience what the internet can do for you.  These are mainly concerning Australian citizens but if you reside outside these shores you can still participate in the programs and indeed  you are encouraged to do so.

Seniors whо mау live аlоnе, оr mау live far away frоm lоvеd оnеѕ and close frіеndѕ саn benefit іmmеnѕеlу frоm uѕіng ѕосіаl nеtwоrkіng ѕіtеѕ. Thеѕе social nеtwоrkіng ѕіtеѕ mау оffеr a wеlсоmе соnnесtіоn tо thе outside world fоr seniors whо may nоt be аblе to gеt out аѕ much as thеу would lіkе. Sосіаl websites mау be intimidating аt first, but оnсе уоu get thе hang оf іt, уоu’ll be ѕurfіng thе web іn nо tіmе, wіth thе proficiency of аnу teenager on your block. Thе fіrѕt thіng you must do is tо gеt оvеr уоur fear оf соmрutеrѕ аnd social nеtwоrkіng sites аnd dіvе rіght іn.

Sосіаl nеtwоrkіng sites саn be great рlасеѕ tо mееt реорlе, keep in соntасt wіth frіеndѕ and fаmіlу, share рісturеѕ аnd vіdеоѕ, еvеn tо mаkе nеw frіеndѕ all over thе wоrld. The first thing уоu’ll wаnt tо dо іѕ tо spend ѕоmе tіmе on уоur соmрutеr, реrhарѕ lооkіng uр interesting things in Gооglе, tо get a fееl fоr уоur соmрutеr. Mаnу ѕеnіоr сіtіzеnѕ аftеr a few wееkѕ bесоmе more рrоfісіеnt аt uѕіng the соmрutеr than any teenager or уоung adult, because оf their еxtеnѕіvе life experience аnd hіgh knоwlеdgе lеvеlѕ.

Mаnу senior сіtіzеnѕ mау fееl сеrtаіn apprehensions аbоut using ѕосіаl nеtwоrkіng ѕіtеѕ duе to a multitude of rеаѕоnѕ. The truth іѕ thаt thе ѕеnіоr citizen аgе group іѕ оnе of thе fаѕtеѕt grоwіng dеmоgrарhісѕ оn SNS, as mоrе networking sites аrе ѕtаrtіng tо саtеr to аn older, more ѕорhіѕtісаtеd gеnеrаtіоn. Pорulаr sites like Facebook аnd Mуѕрасе have gоnе to grеаt lеngthѕ tо mаkе thеіr ѕіtеѕ mоrе ассеѕѕіblе to senior сіtіzеnѕ, аѕ well аѕ gіvіng them mоrе fеаturеѕ specifically dеѕіgnеd tо аn оldеr demographic.

Sосіаl networking іѕ not fоr kids аnуmоrе, just ask the Agеwеll Fоundаtіоn whо has rесеntlу announced рlаnѕ tо lаunсh InteractWell, a SNS specifically dеѕіgnеd fоr ѕеnіоr сіtіzеnѕ. Nоt оnlу іѕ it a place for ѕеnіоrѕ tо come together and interact, but a рlасе fоr thеm tо ѕhаrе thеіr vіеwѕ regarding life experiences, аll асrоѕѕ the glоbе. Sіtеѕ lіkе thеѕе offer ѕеnіоr сіtіzеnѕ a wау to interact with оthеr seniors whо mау feel аѕ аррrеhеnѕіvе аbоut ѕосіаl nеtwоrkіng аѕ thеу do. It іѕ a grеаt рlасе to mееt оthеr ѕеnіоrѕ whо have similar іntеrеѕtѕ, nоt to mention соntасt lоѕt frіеndѕ аnd fаmіlу that mау have grоwn оut оf tоuсh. With thе ѕuрроrt оf оthеr ѕеnіоrѕ lеаrnіng tо uѕе ѕосіаl nеtwоrkіng ѕіtеѕ fоr thе fіrѕt tіmе, іt will hеlр еаѕе уоur mіnd аbоut using thеѕе ѕіtеѕ аnd open уоu uр to a whоlе nеw world оf іntеrасtіоn аnd соmmunісаtіоn.

Mоѕt ѕосіаl networks аrе free and оnlу rеԛuіrе аn еmаіl аddrеѕѕ аnd раѕѕwоrd. Onсе уоu gо tо thе ѕіtе аnd ѕеt uр уоur free ассоunt уоu’rе ready tо uрlоаd pictures and start mаkіng frіеndѕ as ѕооn as роѕѕіblе. You саn ѕеt uр your рrоfіlе to еxрrеѕѕ yourself in any way you ѕее fit, and іntеrасt with реорlе frоm аll оvеr thе world, wіth thе ѕаmе раѕѕіоn аnd zеѕt fоr life as you have. All уоu have tо dо іѕ sign uр аnd ѕіgn on, and уоu’ll bе аn еxреrt in ѕосіаl nеtwоrkіng in nо tіmе.

If you need more basic help in getting started with not just Social Networking but computers in general, not matter how uneducated you feel to be about them, the I heartily recommend an Australian website called U3A Online.  (no affiliate link).  It is a Virtual University of the Third Age and is open for anyone wherever you may be in the World.  For an annual fee of AUS$30 you have access to a vast number of training programs, including  but not limited to:

Introduction to IT Skills

Basic English Grammar

Writing and Creativity

Ageing, Retirement and Lifestyle

Science

Mathematics

Photography

Philosophy

Nature

World Affairs and History

You can even learn to play the ukelele!

Through the Introduction to IT Skills program, you can be introduced to Using the Internet, Making a Video Phone Call for Free and Setting Up and Using an Email Account.  There is much more too.  Start your journey by clicking on this image:

Take your time and immerse yourself in the fun of the activities and enjoy the simple videos that explain just how things can work for you.

Alternatively, watch the video that follows to get more of a feel as to whether this program could be for you:

5 Occupational Skills for Seniors


John Salinas, aged 91, (above) says weekly ICT classes have given him a new lease of life, allowing him to benefit from community opportunities (https://www.theguardian.com/adult-learning/lifelong-learning-key-to-happiness)

Lеаrnіng bесоmеѕ more dіffісult the lеѕѕ you dо іt.

Whеn уоu аrе young уоu hаvе tо lеаrn соntіnuоuѕlу juѕt tо get bу аnd соре wіth thе сhаllengеѕ you face еасh dау.  Thе рlаѕtісіtу оf thе humаn brаіn rеѕроndѕ tо thе dеmаndѕ рut оn іt. If you keep trying tо learn nеw things thе рlаѕtісіtу wіll rеmаіn mоѕtlу unaffected as уоu age. So, learn mоrе, tо bе аblе tо learn mоrе easily.  It therefore isn’t true that learning becomes more difficult as you age but like a lot of things:  Use it or lose it!

Keeping аn асtіvе mental ѕtаtе оn all lеvеlѕ іѕ grеаt fоr bоth mеntаl аnd рhуѕісаl hеаlth аѕ уоu age.

After a career where you may believe that you have learned everything that is to be learned relative to the job, retirees may seek to relax rather than initiating learning and continuously developing new skills.

Owing to their lifespans, people perceive there is no longer any need to learn. Yet ongoing learning will enable seniors to attain economic, intellectual, social and emotional benefits through the processes of obtaining skills on a continual basis.

Here are 5 Ways for Seniors to Learn New Skills

1.  Begin a Work From Home Business

Being senior doesn’t mean that you must give up working. There are many ways to continue to utilize the skills that you have developed within the workforce and enhance your mental well-being.

Taking on an online business that can satisfy your interests and can be completed at your own pace is an effective way to maintain continuous learning.  This could be based on a hobby or pastime, or may even be an extension of your former career.

Exploring and discovering jobs such as writing an ebook, creating and selling goods online or affiliate marketing are all ventures that can be fulfilling as well as potentially providing you with a source of income directly or via a company that you may establish.

2.  Volunteer Work

You may wish to support the community without any monetary incentive through volunteering. With every task or problem that you will confront from your volunteering experience you will be developing new skills and learning opportunities on an ongoing basis.  Volunteering opportunities can include working for charities, gardening, childcare, creating art, food preparation and music entertainment.

3.  Take a course

If you are considering taking on a business, volunteering or other opportunities that require specific skills and qualifications, taking courses will allow you to develop the capabilities that you need.  Taking short courses through Udemy or other online training programs geared to the niche in which you choose to work is an easy and cost effective way to attain qualifications and knowledge, at your own pace and in the comfort of your own home.

Or you may be able to find a mentor or someone who holds experience in a skill you wish to acquire.  This is a great way to develop new skills. The personal interaction between an experienced individual will allow an easier communication process and will help you to be more confident in raising any issues or difficulties that you may come across.

4.  Teach

An effective way of retaining information and exercise skills is by teaching what you have learned. Look for opportunities to teach and explain a skill to friends or within your local community. Set up your course on Udemy, Skillshare or Teachable.  If you don’t know how to do that refer to point 3, above and especially that relating to Udemy.

This allows you to have a full understanding of the skill as you are required to present well and answer questions that may arise. Not only does teaching assist your own development of skills, but also aids others as they gain valuable information and insights from your abilities.

5. Travel

If finances and fitness allow, travel is a way to enjoy yourself while learning and developing new skills.. Not only will this be a guaranteed enjoyable experience but it will also act as a learning opportunity in itself. You will be able to develop and enhance practical skills, cultural awareness, as well as learning new languages and technologies to simplify your travelling journey.  Again point 3, above is pertinent.

Travel preparation will also give you the opportunity to learn how to effectively use smartphones and other electronic media where travel applications will assist you to find hotels, restaurants and events that are suitable for your needs.

The Benefits of Learning for Seniors

Evidence of the benefits of learning  and undertaking a new skill during the latter stages of life is overwhelming say the Alzheimer’s Society in United Kingdom, whose research has shown that it can delay the onset of the disease, thereby reducing dependency on welfare support.  “It [learning] has significant benefits in terms of improving people’s mental health and reducing their reliance on medication” says Fiona Aldridge, National Institute of Adult Continuing Education programme director and author of a recent report into lifelong learning.

Will Wealthy Affiliate Work for Seniors?

Absolutely, and here’s how …

More and more Baby Boomers are starting their own businesses after retiring or approaching retirement.  Retirement doesn’t always come easy and there is often a real need to continue working in some capacity whether to keep the mind active, for additional income, or both.

I’m not speaking of some menial, casual Mr Fix-it type jobs but something which is challenging (not overwhelming) and through which self-worth can be maintained.

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More than any other age-group, seniors and retirees are the most determined to see a thing done properly and have been brought up with the tenacity and single-mindedness to succeed in whatever is ventured into.

Your home-based business should allow you to choose how much time you wish to spend on it and consequently the level of income that is proportionate to that effort.  You will enjoy learning how to set up your business and operate it profitably because that is how you are.  You will want and expect to receive the best possible support and training to achieve success.

You won’t mind spending money to achieve your goals but will take great care to ensure what money you do invest in your business will be well-considered and justified.  Introducing Wealthy Affiliate.

This Internet Marketing program was established in 2005 and today is the premier online training facility with immense learning opportunities including how to create your own website and have it hosted under the one roof together with probably the most interactive and helpful community.  So, you can be comfortable in the knowledge that Wealthy Affiliate has been around for a long while, is stable and reliable, and will be around for a very long time more.

It is not a stagnant presence either, the owners – Kyle and Carson – have developed the facility to meet the constant and ever changing needs that online marketing demands in terms of both techniques and technology.

Everything you need to start and grow your online business is provided by this superb, all-inclusive platform!  And I mean everything!

And what’s more, a large amount of the training is completely free.  This is the initial stages of your learning and is explained later in this article.

What is Affiliate Marketing?

But before looking in detail at Wealthy Affiliate platform, it is necessary just to define the concept that is Affiliate Marketing.

While the term Internet Marketing is a catch-all one relating to the many forms of earning a living online, Affiliate Marketing is the promotion of other people’s or other business’s goods or services by you on your website in return for a commission when you are successful in introducing buyers to that other party’s products.

There are literally thousands of products and services available to purchase or hire via the internet – you only need to look at the volume of activity that sites like Amazon and eBay generate to see that and, yes, you can promote products from those online stores on your website and earn a commission if you introduce a buyer to them.

It would be a nightmare however to try to promote every item on those stores – it just wouldn’t be practical.  So the answer is to choose something that is of interest to you, that you really love and would be happy to promote.  It could be a hobby, a passion, something that you are interested in and could talk about for ever if asked!

Then, having chosen your subject (niche) you will build a website – as shown by Wealthy Affiliate – and tell the world, or at least the world’s inhabitants that share your interest in your niche, all about it and how to buy the products that relate to your subject through your website.  In that way you will earn yourself a commission.  Do that a few times and you are earning yourself a decent income.

The Wealthy Affiliate website illustrates that procedure as follows:

The Nice Affiliate Marketing Business Model

Your training at Wealthy Affiliate will show you in great detail just how that simplistic process will translate to your own activities.  Even if you have never built a website before you will be given the tools to build one now for free in the subject of your choice.

You’ll learn that writing content is of paramount importance in attracting like-minded readers/viewers to you site and engaging with them both now and ongoing as you enhance your website pages with compelling articles and discussion.  You will even be shown how and where to get good written content because you believe you aren’t any good at writing!

You will be taught that the use of Keywords is invaluable in attracting your audience and you will learn how to find those keywords and phrases and apply them.  In doing so you will come to understand the importance of Search Engines such as Google, Bing etc in having your website and its content noticed and visited.

And what’s more the teaching isn’t vested in just one or two experts, it comes from your fellow students and those going through the same training as you, sharing their experiences and successes and simply learning from each other.  Community is an extremely important aspect of belonging to Wealthy Affiliate with over 400,000 members joining up over 10 years, a significant proportion of whom are in their maturer years.  Such a diverse age range, interest range, experience range shows that we can all still learn and give such a lot from and to each other.

It Takes How Long?

The work ethic is strong with the Baby Boomer generation and this fits very nicely into the ethos of Wealthy Affiliate.  As I stated in an early blog, if you are looking for Wealthy Affiliate to create overnight riches for you then it isn’t the vehicle you’re looking for.  It certainly doesn’t claim to provide you with wealth overnight and indeed states quite clearly that rewards will take time and effort to be acquired.

Just how long it takes to be earning a living is explained in a brilliant Wealthy Affiliate article written by a young man named Jacob Highley (jacob@financialsuccessbook.com) – see here for the full piece – which can be summarised thus:

“The average for people who work 7-10 hours a week, will be financially free in 3-5 years. This is a very reasonable estimate and is actually proven with WA as most people who work at least an hour a day per week get financially free in about 3 years”.

This is an average, an indicator.  There are those on Wealthy Affiliate that begin earning within weeks of developing their websites, for many it is 3-6 months.  Jacob is stating that by his formula it will take from 3 years to be financially free, that is to say earning a solid income.

The other point to note here too is the emphasis, again, on the need to work.  You may be retired but you will need to put in the hours to be successful.  Sounds familiar though doesn’t it?

Redefining and Reinventing Yourself with Wealthy Affiliate

Redefining and reinventing yourself is a popular notion, especially later in life. A message that asks, “What can I do to reinvent myself?” is extremely poignant.  You may have retired from the daily grind of 9-5 but that doesn’t mean you are not seeking new ventures to keep yourself physically and mentally fit.  Heavens, there are only so many rounds of golf or ends of bowls that you will want to partake in.

Life continues to be a series of opportunities to improve yourself and if being independent is integral to your well-being then the empowerment of small business ownership may be for you.

Wealthy Affiliate provides the wherewithal for you to become yourself again.

Learn with an open mind and a passion to succeed and Wealthy Affiliate will show you the road to be travelled as well as the vehicle in which to do it.

So Where Do I Start?

If you’re ready to dive into the wonderful waters of Wealthy Affiliate, click this banner now:

There is no obligation, no commitment, nothing to fear.

If however you need more convincing that it is right for you, read on …

This Is Not a Trial

Your Starter membership is not a free trial.  That should be made clear from the off.  Wealthy Affiliate actually give you access to their full beginners training course, completely free, for as long as you choose!

And this is the 10 lesson training program you get access to:

And these are not theoretic lessons but actual hands-on with tasks to be completed at each of the ten stages.  They are fun and educational and as you know when learning is fun more understanding is had.

Throughout these initial 10 lessons (and I did say initial – see below for the further training programs) you will:

  • Learn how to immediately get “immersed” in the awesome community at Wealthy Affiliate;
  • Discover the process of earning revenue online;
  • Create and start working towards a list of new financial and non-financial goals;
  • Gain instant access to over 590,000 niches;
  • Choose your starting point NICHE for your business;
  • Build your very OWN niche website;
  • Learn how to optimize your website using WordPress;
  • Learn how to create quality website content (that gets ranked);
  • Understand the keyword research process;
  • Quickly and easily create your own low competition keyword lists.

And, I repeat, that is all for free, for as long as you like.

From there, you will probably want to continue the learning process throughout a further 4 levels of courses:

And it doesn’t stop there:

Wealthy Affiliate Classrooms

And even then it doesn’t stop there as there are further training programs in which you can participate:

Affiliate Bootcamp Training

A training program for anyone interested in promoting the WA platform as their niche

Training By Members

In addition to the  main training, above, there are literally hundreds of training modules created by members of the WA community.

How Much Does Membership Really Cost?

As already mentioned, the basic membership and training truly is free.  Here you can really get a feel for what Wealthy Affiliate is about.

You then have the option of moving on to the next membership level – Premium.  You will have completed the free lessons, got your websites started, learned a lot about affiliate marketing leaving you itching to learn more.  Premium Membership is the Learn More.  Here you will really develop your business.

The cost of taking this step up is $29.90 per month if paid annually in advance or $49.00 per month on a casual basis.

Here is what you get in each membership category:

So What’s the Catch?

No catch but for Wealthy Affiliate to work for you, you will need to be dedicated, focussed and prepared to put in the effort.

You may feel somewhat overwhelmed with the amount of information that is available and presented to you, especially at first when you are keen to absorb as much knowledge as possible.  Resist that temptation and stick to the training program.  Share with the community too in both your joys and your concerns but be careful not to get bogged down in the social side of Wealthy Affiliate (unless of course you want to) as it will eat away at your time and direction

Ready to Dive In?

Click the banner above right now.

Still Not Sure?  Have Some Questions?

Will Wealthy Affiliate Work for Seniors?  Hopefully I have been able to give you opportunity to answer that question for yourself now.  Just remember the only thing you will stand to lose by looking further into this great program is a little of your retirement time.

If you would like answers to any remaining queries I invite you to use the comments box below or to contact me directly at support@steadfast61.com.  I shall be more than happy to assist.

Enjoy Wealthy Affiliate and your business, whatever you decide it should be.

Adrian Stead

What Is Internet Marketing? Is It For Me?

If you sell, promote or build a website (more on that later) for any reason at all and you do it online so that anyone can access your website and read what you have to say then you are undertaking Internet Marketing.

You could create a website just for fun.  You could create a website that gives out information or ideas.  You can create a website from which you sell something.

You will write about whatever your website is related to on individual pages or in a sequential, date specific, post area called a blog.  You may include photographs or other images;  you may even include some articles that you have seen elsewhere about your subject.  Just be careful that you have the correct copyright permissions of course.

The subject that you write about is your “niche”, a term you will come across often in your internet marketing activities.  If you choose to write about Sport, say, then that is your niche (subject).  “Sport” however is an extremely broad subject and there will be thousands of people writing about it.  Your website will be just another voice in the tumult trying to be heard.

‘Trying to be heard’ is an important consideration here, too, because if you don’t want people to hear what you have to say then why bother creating a medium in which to express your ideas and opinion?  If you are wanting to write about Sport for your own pleasure and satisfaction, then write a journal or book and keep it private.

Human nature is such however that if you have a love of something you will want others to know about it, to share it, so being heard is actually important.  How then do you make your voice stand out in the crowd?  You may have the most earth-shattering fact you want to share but if no one hears it then it is of no value except to you.

One method of getting heard is to narrow down your niche so that the crowd isn’t as great.  “Cycling” is a much smaller crowd than “Sport” but even then it is still large.  Can the niche get smaller?  You need to think about which specific sub-niche you want to be heard in and then you are getting closer.  There is an optimum level at which your niche should be geared.  There are many ways which that level can be found and we’ll discover how in due course.  For the moment this simple introduction is meant as food for thought for you and for you to be able to answer the topic’s question.

Such is the art of Internet Marketing.  People have been asking the question of how to be heard for years.  If you can get heard then you are going to be successful especially if others agree and empathise with what you are saying.  That way your website will get visited regularly as you make new comments and observations about your subject and that is when you can start to earn money from your site (if you choose) and we will look at how that can be done later on also.

So, do you have a subject that you love and have opinions about that you’d like to share?  If you do, then Internet Marketing would be a good vehicle for you.  The mechanics of it will be considered in future posts.

Throughout my website and these posts I will place links (see the one following in red) that can be clicked on to a training website called Wealthy Affiliate.  Without doubt this website is the very best place to learn about Internet marketing as well as other forms of earning an online living.  The free part of the training is invaluable and extensive in understanding what it’s all about and how to go about it.  You don’t have to give any credit card details, it is truly a free package.

Setting up a website is easy through Wealthy Affiliate and you can start your online presence within minutes.  The getting of visitors and the making of money however is not so easy.  If you are focussed, patient and committed then studying how to achieve success will bring those opportunities to you.  Wealthy Affiliate, like any centre of learning, requires dedication, effort and above all time to learn what you need to know to be a successful website owner.  Too many people see it as a panacea for a quick income – not so!

I talk more about Wealthy Affiliate elsewhere on this site, so either visit my dedicated page and posts or visit their website directly through those links.

Oh, and don’t think Internet marketing is just for young ‘uns.  Far from it, we oldies know how to learn and not bad at earning either, so this site will be aimed primarily at the more senior segment of society but, as in life, younger persons may learn a few things too if they wish!

4 Essential Steps To Making Money Online

Introduction

If you’re looking for a legitimate way to make $300 per day doing nothing but checking emails for 10 minutes, and then lying on the beach the rest of the day…

…then this is NOT for you.

On the other hand if you want to have a proven plan that works, and will continue to work over the long term, something you can focus on and work on, then you need to read this report.

You don’t need me to tell you that to make serious money online, you’re going to need to work at it, stay focused, and be committed.

Sure, it’d be nice to make a lot of money without doing any work, but it doesn’t work like that.

I’m sure you’ve spent some time looking for a product that reveals some method to make $100 per day, or some kind of loophole that you can exploit for $1000s.

I know all you want is to make $1000 per week, and you’d be set.

But the thing is, you don’t make that kind of money by trying a bunch of random things.

You achieve that level of success, and much more, by following a proven plan and staying focused on that plan.

So here are 4 proven ways you can build a real Internet business and profit wildly right now, and in the long run as well.

#1 – Create and sell Your Own Information Products

Did you know that you may be sitting on an idea that someone would be willing to pay you to learn about? Think about it…

  • Have you done something phenomenal like lost a lot of weight? Then you can teach others how to do it.
  • Maybe you know about extreme couponing and how to stretch your dollar. People will pay to learn these tips.
  • Perhaps you have a special skill like craft making, you could start your own business making and selling craft tips and strategies.
  • Maybe you know a lot about caring for dogs. Maybe you’re a good motivator. There are many people that could use your help, so why not get them to pay for it?

That’s just 4 ideas, but I’m sure there are a lot more you could add to that list.

So, take some time to think about all the talents and abilities you have, and you’ll realize that there is a lot that you know. Now take the time to write them down.

And the nice thing is you don’t have to do it all yourself, because there are some great freelancers out there that you can outsource to if you wish.

Here are the steps you need to take to create your own information product.

  1. Make sure your idea is profitable. That’s going to take some market research but it’s not what you’re thinking, because you don’t have to find a market and then convince them to buy your product. What you have to do is, find a hungry niche, and then give them a product that they are already buying.
  2. Know your competition and what they are selling. This will help you to make your product better. That means your product won’t be the same as your competitors, instead, it will be a unique product, that’s not at all like the rest. When you know the competitors’ products all you need to do is make yours better.
  3. Create the product. You’re going to have to shut yourself away, don’t take any calls or answer any emails until you have meet your goal of writing XXXX of words per day. The important thing is to start, it gets easier after that, all you have to do is type; you can leave the editing for later. If the idea of creating new products is too much for you to handle, then you can always outsource the job to freelancers on Elance.com.
  4. Set up your website. You can do it yourself using a free website building tool like WordPress, but be sure to include a lead-capture system. Then write a sales letter about your ebook and upload it to the website. You can attract subscribers to your newsletter by setting up a squeeze page with an autoresponder. Most people won’t buy your ebook on the first visit to your site, that’s the reason why sales, and ultimately the money, will depend on your list.
  5. Make sure you have a backend sales system. Many people don’t know this, but the backend of the business is a storehouse of wealth. That’s where the money is made. It’s the place that the customers you have can buy more and more, so that you can make more and more.

    So while you’re concentrating on creating that first product, don’t neglect your backend sales system. It is vital to your efforts, because you won’t get rich selling one product. You have to entice your existing customers to buy additional products. How? Use the tools you have like blogs, emails, membership site forums, and social media.

That’s it! The 5 step program that will make you rich!

It’s not that hard to do, you simply have to identify a hungry market and give them what they want.

That’s the key that will open the door to start you on the road to earning good money every month. But you can get there even faster when you click here for more information

#2 – Start With Affiliate Marketing

If you want to make money, but would rather not create your own products initially, then there is always affiliate marketing.

What is affiliate marketing? It’s the merger of two marketers to create sales from which they split the profits. One marketer has the product, and the other has the audience. The affiliate has the audience, which they direct to the sales page of the product creator.  It’s the product creator’s job to close the sale, and then the affiliate gets paid a commission for each referral.

What can you become an affiliate for? Just about anything and I mean that literally. From computers to books to airline tickets to car parts. The choice is yours.

However, the commission on affiliate programs that include physical products is small. You only get about a 5 or 10 percent commission. But don’t toss out the idea just yet. There’s more.

You can promote downloadable products like ebooks, and that’s where you can really make some money, because you can get a commission of up to 75%. That’s right 75%, and if you land a hot deal, you can even get a full 100% commission (and that’s for every sale you make).

If you’re selling a product that costs $100, just imagine the type of commissions that you can rack up.

Here are the steps to successful affiliate marketing:

  • Find a market that’s hungry. We explained this earlier but just in case you missed it. A hungry market is a ready market just waiting to buy what you have to sell. There’s no need to go looking for a product first.
  • Give them what they are already buying. If you have a market awash with cash, simply give them the products they want to buy. That’s the easy way to make money online.
  • Find the right vendors. You can find affiliate products that the market is already buying at places like Clickbank.com and JVZoo.com. Always be sure to do your research on the vendors, to make certain that they are fair players in the marketplace.
  • Set up a lead-capture page. You should first set up an autoresponder series to get the leads on your mailing list, and then you can recommend that they purchase specific products.  You should never send your leads direct to the vendor’s page without first getting them on your list.
  • Send Traffic to your lead-capture page. There are several ways to do this including SEO, article marketing, blogging, social media marketing, pay per click marketing, solo ads, ad swaps, and forum marketing. Choose one method and stick with that until you see consistent traffic.

That was simple enough! Start with a list of targeted subscribers, find affiliate products that they are willing to buy, and then recommend the products to them.

It’s that easy to start earning good money every month!

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#3 – Create A Powerful Sales Funnel

In case you missed an important fact in the previous money making options, then let’s make it clear.  The money is in your LIST not in your products.

Also, note the key to making more money faster is when you sell the backend of your business, i.e. sell additional products, as well as more expensive products to existing customers.

Smart marketers invest time in their backend sales systems, i.e. they build their sales funnels.

They know that when they get the prospect into the funnel, then they have gotten over the biggest hurdle. After that the prospect will end up buying more, as long as their needs are being satisfied, and the buying experience is good.

That’s why smart marketers never stop trying new things. They are always thinking of ways to keep existing customers buying, by creating new products, and developing new marketing strategies.

Don’t miss that, because it’s the key to the success of your online business. If you sell a product to a prospect, and then you automatically sell them additional products in the months following without having to do any additional marketing, then you will make more money, and your business will grow.

There is a way for you to make the most of the backend income and make extra money. How?

Create a monthly membership site.

So you set up a membership site and charge a monthly fee, when you do that, you don’t have to try to sell your customers a new product every month.  Customers can be billed automatically, and the site will be up-dated monthly.  You also have the option to outsource this task if you wish.

Here are some membership sites you could set up:

  • Offer a service: Web hosting is in-demand these days, but there are others that you could try as well.
  • Offer lessons on a specific topic. You could offer lessons on how to become an affiliate marketer, or setting up an online business.
  • Offer a new product each month. This might be something as simple as an ebook or a link to an informative webinar.

There’s so much more you can come up with. Just think about some of the sites that you have visited and what they offer.  What sites are you a member of, and what new product do you get every month? It may be new software or downloadable ebooks or something similar.

But for a lot of people you probably won’t get started with a membership site.

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#4 – Provide Online Services To Offline Businesses

Most offline businesses don’t know the first thing about online marketing, and establishing an online presence. They may have a Facebook page or a Twitter profile, but chances are they are not making the most of it, nor are they using it to grow their business.

Businesses like these present you with an amazing opportunity. You can set them up for a fee by offering them SEO services, and suggestions on utilizing social media to get more customers. You can also tell them how to advertise and sell their products via social media. Or even offer to manage their social media accounts. It’s a great way to get multiple clients and earn extra money at the same time.

If you think that you may want to become a marketing consultant, then here are some tips to get you started:

  1. Create a portfolio

Many marketers neglect this fundamental rule. A portfolio is a great way to showcase your skills. It lets potential customers know what you can do. Your portfolio should include the different websites that have benefitted from your marketing expertise. If you are just starting out and don’t have any clients, then write blogs and promote them online and get them looking good. Another way to build your portfolio is to volunteer your services to a charitable group for a short time.

  1. Visit the manager of the offline business

This is a deal maker. Cold calling is fine, but nothing can replace a face to face visit. It also gives you the opportunity to show off your work, so make sure to take along your portfolio with you.

  1. Avoid using automated software

Automated software may end up hindering, rather than helping your clients. Why? Although they are supposed to make your work easier, many of them don’t work the way you really need them to. If you want to make your life easier when offering services, just outsource it to others on Elance or Fiverr.

  1. Give them results

If you deliver the results clients want, then they will believe that what you are doing is worthwhile, and so they will be more than happy to give you referrals. More referrals mean more business, and that means more money for you.  So make sure to deliver measurable results.

If you need to know what to charge, you can do an online check and see what your competitors are charging.  Then get a few clients onboard, deliver on your promises, and your business will be off and running.

So there you have it; four proven ways to make a great income online.

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How Can I Earn Money Online?

How many times have you asked yourself  that question? 

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Thank you so much for visiting my site.  I know you will find lots of information about how you can seriously benefit from the right sort of learning to enable you to create an online business that will be lucrative and highly enjoyable no matter what stage of life you are in.

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This site looks at a small number of experiences where you can learn to earn.  It is geared to older people – and by that I don’t mean to be demeaning in any way, just that the content will focus more on the impact that earning money online is likely to have on that sector of society.

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