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.

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