RETIREMENT IN THE FUTURE? ALREADY RETIRED? WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS?
I am an old timer. I’ve been retired for a long time now. When I first moved into my house and the novelty of retiring started to wear thin, I began to consider going back to work.
Of course my finances were an important consideration in addition to the boredom.
After having worked the majority of my life I really wasn’t excited about returning to the work force. Just the opposite. But I was getting bored with staying at home. I called a few of my old friends and we chatted about the old life and politics, etc., but even that got old after awhile.
I checked the Internet for “work-from-home” jobs but they had “scam” written all over them. I wasn’t about to become another sucker. I had spent some time prior to my retirement fooling around on the Internet seeing if there was anything to this “myth” about people with no experience making millions overnight. Of course I knew it was mainly scam artists making those claims but fooling around on the net was fun and I was very careful when it came to my money.
Well, to make a long story short, I made the right choice. I’ll tell you all about that later. But the thing is, I got to thinking, how many other new retirees are going through the same thing? Maybe you are even now. Maybe you logged onto this post to get some answers. Maybe you’re getting bored with retirement and could use a few extra dollars each month. But you don’t know how to go about it.
Well I’m going to tell you how I did it and how you can too. But you have to promise to get rid of all your preconceived notions and listen to me with a clear and open mind. I won’t lie to you – I’ll tell you everything good and everything bad. So let’s begin.
I first heard about Wealthy Affiliate a long time ago. I had the preconceived ideas and notions that you probably have now. – Blogging? Me? I couldn’t possible be successful doing that. First of all I am just about computer illiterate. Secondly I wouldn’t call myself an authority on anything. And finally, I am not a writer – I had a rough time in high school with English.
Please – let me address each one of those points because I thought the exact same things when I first considered becoming a blogger.
But you know what? Wealthy Affiliate quickly made me realize – “none of that really mattered!” The only thing that really counted was whether or not I could follow directions, apply myself to my lessons, and never – never – give up. They treated me with the utmost respect and together with some of the top professors in the business, taught me how to start a blog, develop it, and most importantly, make money with it.
And yes, there were times when I thought I couldn’t do it. And yes, there were times when it seemed like a job. But overriding those feelings were a real sense of fulfillment; a feeling of being proud at having accomplished something; a sense of adventure and fun. The new friends I made, the success of my website and the financial rewards are all something I wouldn’t trade for anything.
I’m happier now than I ever was at work. I accepted a challenge and succeeded.
You can do the same!
Now let me explain why I know you will be successful. Because Wealthy Affiliate won’t have it any other way. They are all about seeing you succeed. They prove it to you. How? They let you have access to the program for free. You can stay a free member for as long as you want. Take your lessons, listen to the pros. They will build your first website for you – free! They will teach you how to fill out your “site” and how to monetize it. You’ll also learn everything else you need to know.
After your “trial” period some of the freebies will be cut off – but the basic program will remain and you will be able to stay a free member as long as you wish.
When you realize that you can be successful at blogging – you can upgrade and build your website as large as you want.
And can you make money with it? – One of my friends, a girl from Latin America, after two years of hard work, is now making over 10k a month.
Another friend of mine, from Scotland, recently had his first 50k month. Naturally these are the exceptions – and they didn’t get there overnight. But keep in mind how exciting it will be to achieve an extra $500 a month – and then $1000 – and then ???.
As you can see from the above chart – after 6 to 12 months you should be making anywhere from $1k-#2k per month and working to improve it by increasing your traffic and finding different ways to monetize it.
But it’s the next year that you’ll see the real fruits of your labor. By that time you will be almost totally knowledgeable about your website. Your traffic will more than likely be thousands of visitors each month and you’ll be surprised how companies will offer you money to advertise on your site. You will also get offers to purchase the entire site. There are many bloggers who do that for a living and nothing else. They start different blogs, get them running, build up their traffic – and then sell it. Sounds like fun, huh?
Now – can you make that kind of money? – Well, that’s entirely up to you. You can if you want to. But, there’s no denying it takes a lot of hard work. Only you know your work ethic and desire.
But I can tell you this. It will probably take you anywhere from 3 to 6 months before you see any financial reward. After that your site almost runs on auto-pilot. It’s at that time you will make the decision to upgrade and build a huge business or be satisfied with whatever amount you’re making then.
There are some many other advantages to Wealthy Affiliate. They are the acknowledged leader in the field of Internet Marketing higher education.
If I have sparked an interest in learning more about this fantastic opportunity, please visit my website and look it over. I think most of your questions will be addressed there. If not, please email me and I’ll be only to happy to talk things over with you.
My website (called “All About Blogging”) can be reached here: https://johnkalin.com
You know they say that “retirement” is the real spice of life. When you consider all the other options of staying home and making an income, blogging can be a tremendous outlet. Not only that is can be extremely lucrative for the person who is willing to put in the time and approach it with the right mental attitude.
You’re either retired or getting close to it. You have lived long enough to know for certain that nothing in life comes without hard work and dedication. Why not consider this honorable profession.
I don’t point these things out trying to scare you. It’s just that so many people are fooled by the Internet’s false promise of instant success. You will have to work to be a successful blogger. But probably not near as hard as you have throughout your working life.
To break it down to it’s simplest requirements, here’s the four elements to being a blogger:
- Choose An Interest
- Build A Website
- Attract Visitors
- Earn Revenue
Wealthy Affiliate will teach you everything you need to become a successful blogger. They have a saying: “We have not had the first person to fail who hasn’t quit!”
This is an exciting time of your life. Consider your choices well. You can’t go wrong choosing Wealthy Affiliate.
Wishing you all the best,