Amazon For Wedding Gifts -Your Benefits

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An affiliate marketer can benefit in two ways from recommending amazon for wedding gifts. If you’re not an affiliate marketer yet, you can CLICK OVER to this article explaining that, and this page will stay open for you to resume here.

Recommend Top Items For Wedding Gifts

This blog is focused on seniors and seniors will be excited to hear that their children or grandchildren are getting married.

This family excitement includes nieces and nephews too! 

So let’s get to the presents, shall we?

Choosing categories of presents in my mind, follows two categories.

  1. Gifts for couples who do not have a household together
  2. Items needed for couples who have an established/semi-established household together

Amazon makes searching easy for best seller items. Your readers (from whom you can make commissions when they buy) can filter for top brands, per their budgets, and Prime delivery if they have it.

You can also promote Prime to them so they can get it through your affiliateID link (more about that below).

It’s pretty awesome to contemplate the commissions you can make for helping people find special gifts for their dearest ones, don’t you think? There is so much to contemplate:

  • Televisions/entertainment sets
  • Appliances
  • Chinaware – kitchen and fine
  • Linens
  • Cutlery sets
  • Crystal ware
  • Prints and Fine Art
  • Patio Furniture

How To Write A Blog About Amazon Wedding Gifts


Your first step is to create a blog the right way, to attract online shoppers to your web site. Competition can seem daunting, yet there are millions of shoppers looking for the exact right item for themselves, and in many cases, gifts.

A very easy platform (coded architecture for site building), or foundation, to write a blog on, is WordPress.

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“Tips on Building a Website With WordPress by Josh Argent

You need a blog. That’s a fact and
they are relatively easy to build so let’s look at how to build a blog
site. Some time ago, in the early years of the internet, somebody
decided that it would be a good idea to tell the world what they were
doing, what their opinions were, and anything else that happened to be
on their mind at the time. The figured out a way to post these thoughts
online and the world of blogging begun.

Since then, blogging has evolved in
to something much more complex and important. Although there are still
people who have personal opinion blogs, those people are either highly
influential people or have a blog that receives next to no traffic.
(Facebook has taken over the reigns for personal thoughts and opinions)

Blogging is used for ranking high in
search engines, advertising products, communicating valuable
information, and corporate awareness just to name a few uses. Let’s now
look at how to build a blog site:

Step 1: Pick Your Platform There are
many out there. WordPress is the most popular and it comes in an online
portal where you don’t have to install it on your website or the
self-hosted option where a little bit of webmaster experience is needed
to install it on your blog. (Assuming you have a website of your own.)

Take a look at WordPress as well as
other options and see which you like the best. One word of advice:
WordPress is hugely popular because it has a whole series of plugins to
expand the functionality of it. Smaller, less developed platforms do not
have as many plugins.”


I have quoted him from an article I wrote, with more detail for you, How To Build A Blog With WordPress. Just CLICK HERE to find out more.


No Overnight Riches But 24/7 Support For You


Would you like to be shown a step by step method of building a blog to make money with?

There is a professional look to a site that has been started with the right know-how about ecommerce, or, business online.

It may take several months to get noticed on the search engines (Google, Bing, Yahoo and more). This is true for everyone. Some folks may get mislead and purchase a course that throws up a one page site for you and sells you traffic, in the chance that you might make some sales that way.

I’m talking a few hundred dollars a month for that expense! But you’d want to invest as little as possible for the most ROI – Return On Investment, wouldn’t you?

Amazon Will Help You


Once your blog has some content, perhaps about twenty articles, you can apply for an affiliate ID.

This ID will be used to let Amazon know when a customer has arrived on its site, from your blog. Not only will you be paid a commission for the item you recommended, but you will be paid a commission for any other item purchased at that time.

Think about that for a moment!

Amazon also offers you an ID for other countries too, so folks shopping in Canada, the UK, and Europe may come to your blog and shop. You won’t miss out on those site visitors’ purchases. How cool is that?

You can create a blog for just one category, like Bedding, if you have enough interest and experience to write a lot of content about it. Or, you can have a blog with several categories you’d like to write about, or even “everything Amazon sells”.





This article may help you form some ideas: What Can I Write A Blog About.

The Best Training Online Can Lead You To Success


Wealthy Affiliate is my top recommendation for learning how to build a blog the right way. It has saved me so much time and money over the past few years.

It offers the step by step building blocks for your sites. Video classes and ongoing/updated discussions help with your comprehension. You can repeat any classes as you need to.

It instructs you in the use of keywords for you titles and headlines, so you can be found by people searching online.

It offers updates on legal requirements and other disclosures.

It offers help on choosing themes, or the appearance and format that best suit your blogs.

And here is the icing on the cake – it offers you a week to do classes free, and build two web sites! You can see these blogs appear before your eyes, and they will be live online!


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Try out Amazon for wedding gifts, to begin your marketing online.

Click Here to see my post How To Turn A Hobby Into Business for more marketing ideas.

Do you have blogs in the works now? Please do share, we’d love to hear about your web building



Personal Safety Tips Seniors Need To Consider

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Hello again readers, and thanks for visiting again today. While this is a home blogging business focused site, I recently have had my thoughts pinned on some personal safety tips seniors need to pre-emptively think about.

What Brought That On?


I fell on icy stairs and broke a bone. It’s winter here, and the driveway, sidewalks and stairs should have been rapidly attended to. Anyone who lives in a winter clime knows that temperature fluctuations cause slush to freeze, and then become hidden under new snow.

I knew that! I thought of staying at home for a couple of hours to see if the snow would stop, if the sun would come out, and if the snow would start melting.

But, I take care of a more senior person, and I decided to tackle the day. I was very careful descending the stairs, and luckily I was hanging onto the railing when my foot shot out from under me.

Has something like that ever happened to you? You don’t have to be a senior for that to happen. For anyone, it’s a life change in a nano second.

And hopefully not too drastic.

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Stay in!

Now That You’re Older Put Yourself First


Most of us are brought up to be considerate of others and help as needed, right? As a society we depend on each other to survive and thrive. Whether it’s family or friends, don’t we like to think we make ourselves available to people in need?

We take care of our spouses children, and eventually parents, and help with other people’s families too. Who doesn’t need a community and a network of safety nets?

I am not frail or lacking in surefooted steps, or balance. But accidents circumvent all that, don’t they?

My elderly would not have minded a bit if I had called and cancelled that day. Silly me.

Or, socially programmed me? And maybe you too?

We don’t want to feel we let someone down.

We want to be loyal to our values.

From a strict upbringing, we don’t want to be seen betraying our traditional dictates.

Altruists will just do the helpful thing without thinking it over.

Can you relate to those ideas?

I can’t claim to be altruistic but I do feel for someone who is worse off than I am. paralyzed on one side.

That’s what prompted me to forge ahead in the less than optimal conditions.

Don’t do that!

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CLICK on the picture to learn how to be your own boss!

My Full Time Blog Business – I’m Getting There!


Wouldn’t you love to make a comfortable income working on your computer? I am slowly getting there, and I certainly won’t give up!

All the posts on this blog are written for you, to inspire your ideas and know-how. To help you imagine what you might write a blog about.

Got a life long hobby that you love talking about? Talk to me!

You can earn commissions recommending products related to your hobby. Items that can be purchased on Amazon, at Walmart, Target, Home Depot and more.

After years of patching together numerous course on different aspects of this earning method called affiliate marketing, I discovered Wealthy Affiliate. It is an online training community where all the requirements of writing a good blog are assembled in order, with do-it-as-you-go classes.

Here are some relevant articles that will explain more.

How To Build A Blog With WordPress

How To Learn Online Marketing For Seniors

I Want To Work For Myself What Should I Do


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Generate Income With A Blog

Understand Your Healthcare System


I didn’t figure out till five days later that I never even saw a medical doctor at the Adventist Health ER, the only one in town. I saw an FNP according to my discharge papers. What is that? I suppose the fact that I didn’t know means I have been lucky enough not to end up there earlier, and am inexperienced. 

 A moment of gratitude for that! At this web page, I learned the following.

“Education: The FNP typically has a BSN (Bachelor’s
of Science in Nursing) and an MSN (Masters of Science in Nursing). The
Master’s program typically takes 1-2 years, therefore the total
schooling post high school is 5-6 years.


  • take health histories and provide examinations
  • diagnose and treat common illnesses and conditions
  • order appropriate diagnostic tests
  • interpret x-rays and lab results
  • prescribe and manage medications and other therapies
  • provide health teaching and counseling
  • refer patients to specialists as needed”

This explains my puzzlement as to why I could not get a cast or boot before discharge. I thought I was talking to a medical doctor and I thought he was being a weenie and just not making a decision. I knew this would lead to one or two follow up appointments and I wanted to keep it simple!

I worried about when I would get back to work. I bet you would have been too, right? How many weeks/months would I be on crutches?. If you have used crutches you know what a workout that is!

If you’ve never used crutches, here are two things you’ll be told:

  • Put your weight on your hands, not your armpits
  • Place your good foot between the crutches, not ahead of them.

Once I got home I quickly learned:

  • Push all the area rugs out of the way because they may slide
  • Wear something with pockets – you have no hands!
  • Use a bag or backpack to push water, food, and refreshed ice pack from the kitchen to your comfy place

If someone is there with you, let them do it all – it’s a hassle!

If someone is coming over to help, make a list so you don’t forget that one thing

Really important – posture – when you put your good foot down make a postural plumb line

So what is that? I am a retired ballet dancer/teacher. When my sciatic nerve and hip muscle started flaming up, I knew I was doing something wrong. Here is a brief video showing you good posture. You don’t have to watch it all, the first minute explains it.

If you get straight after every step, relax your shoulders and take a deep breath, you will benefit greatly.

You will still be sore from the initial few days of unexpected exertion, but you’ll be all right, in most cases.

Conclusion – The Best Work Is At Home


I hope you don’t slip and fall, ever. I am making extra income working at home, and my goal is a comfortable (or more!) monthly revenue. I will then never feel obliged to leave the house in bad and potentially dangerous conditions.

I recommend you do  a little thinking about personal safety tips seniors need to consider. Know what your boundaries (that you deserve!) might be in difficult situations.

If you’d like to learn with a no-cost experiment in building a blog,



Have you tried bogging? How did you learn? We’d love to hear your story, just use the comment box below.


Chronic Stress Affects Body Strength And Brain Power

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What can you do about it once you understand that chronic stress affects body functions?

Your Chronic Stress Affects Body Strength And Brain Power


Below is an excerpt from the article

“Sleep — Why You Need It and 50 Ways to Improve It”  at this page  on the Dr. Joseph Mercola website:

  • Estimates suggest 1 in 3 Americans gets less than seven hours of sleep a night and more than 83 million adults in the U.S. are sleep-deprived
  • Wakefulness is associated with mitochondrial stress and without sufficient sleep, neuron degeneration sets in, which can lead to dementia
  • When you upset your circadian rhythm, the results cascade through your system, raising blood pressure, dysregulating hunger hormones and blood sugar, increasing the expression of genes associated with inflammation, immune
    excitability, diabetes, cancer risk and stress, and much more
  • During sleep, your brain pulls together and extracts meaning from the day’s events, thereby fostering insight into the workings of your life. Sleep increases your ability to gain insights that would otherwise remain elusive by about 250 percent
  • Adults need seven to nine hours of sleep per night for optimal health. Included are 54 tips and tricks to help improve the quality and quantity of your sleep”

Good sleep is one of the bedrocks of health, which is why I bring up this topic first.

Here is an informative video with Prof. Matthew Walker about why we sleep. This video presents clear information about the benefits of sleep on the brain, and of the body. And, in particular, in the immune system.

Help Reverse The Effects Of Disturbed Sleep


Chronic stress is most simply defined as:

You fall asleep thinking of a worrying topic

You wake up thinking of the same worrying topic

Life is complicated! Very few people do not worry about issues in their life. Many find comfort in religion, in philosophy, and in loving relationships.

Yet, many find absolute faith to be an elusive factor.

Many philosophies don’t simplify life but incur more complications. High control groups demand purity, social isolation, extreme study/work schedules and charge high prices.

In these, people who have left those groups realize the inherent contradiction of seeking relief while being stressed to the max.

There are many stories of physical and mental breakdowns recounted by those who crawled through a long recovery, with or without help.

Many experienced autoimmune diseases, cancers and the like, all stemming from chronic stress.

In our work life, many pursue the large salary, intense lifestyle jobs, while being stressed to the max.

In both the subcultures of high control groups and in the mainstream, the main ingredient missing for all is good sleep, and enough good sleep.


man sleeping in meadow


Recovering Good Sleep Cycles


Good sleep will be a great benefit to all aspects of your life:

  • Your general well being
  • Your work
  • Your relationships (even if just with yourself)
  • Your creative life, hobbies/art involving others, or not
  • Your energy level and weight
  • Your inflammation levels and longevity
  • Your inflammation levels and pain
  • Your joint and muscle function
  • Your digestive system
  • Your mental acuity
  • Your blood sugar stability

In fact, when you have a poor night of sleep, your body is in a pre-diabetic condition for several hours. (per Dr. Walker)

 Insomnia Is Bad For Your Health is an article I wrote in an effort to guide readers to make a good choice for a dietary supplement to improve sleep.

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Increasing good sleep hours will benefit all your body’s functions.

And, you will stress less, which in turn will contribute to your ability to sleep.


Why We Sleep by Dr. Matthew Walker clears up much confusion and long held beliefs about good sleep.

“A thoughtful tour through the still dimly understood state of being asleep … Why We Sleep is
a book on a mission. Walker is in love with sleep and wants us to fall
in love with sleep, too. And it is urgent. He makes the argument,
persuasively, that we are in the midst of a ‘silent sleep loss epidemic’
that poses ‘the greatest public health challenge we face in the 21st
century’ … Why We Sleep mounts a persuasive, exuberant case for
addressing our societal sleep deficit and for the virtues of sleep
itself. It is recommended for night-table reading in the most pragmatic
New York Times Book Review

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Get A Plan To Improve Your Sleep


The Way Darkness Works

There is a special function of darkness that affects our sleep. Once light starts fading melatonin is secreted in our brains.

Melatonin is a hormone that prepares us for sleep. Overnight in the brain, melatonin helps the brain detox.

Melatonin blockers are:

  • Caffeine
  • Alcohol
  • Marijuana
  • Light, especially blue light.

It is essential to set your electronic reading devices to yellow light.

e reader in leaves


For television watching, you can wear UV ray blocking glasses, or clip-ons to your prescription glasses.




Eye shades to wear while sleeping, and black out curtains are a must for those who work a night shift and sleep during the day. However, night shifts are not healthy. You can’t stay in your Circadian Cycle reversing your sleep shifts from night to day.



Just a one time event of stress will disrupt your sleep.

Cortisol, the Stress Hormone, is secreted into your bloodstream. It is the cause of inflammation in your body. Inflammation is related to all degenerative conditions and aging.

Chronic stress contributes heavily to the most disastrous diseases like:

  • IBS
  • Cancers
  • Joint and muscle pain, and degeneration
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Hormonal imbalance/endocrine disruption
  • Insomnia

Dr. Walker also cites that if a person gets under seven hours of sleep in a night, tests show cognitive impairment. That’s of great concern if you think about how many nights in a month when you don’t achieve seven hours of quality sleep.

Insomnia also prevents good memory creation.

How can you reverse chronic stress? I’d say number one is to learn how to sleep better.

Meditation helps many people to break their stressing mode and relax. In my article about meditation, the focus is avoiding binge eating. But do people binge eat? Because of stress. You can CLICK HERE if you would like to read that.

Journaling can also help to release stressful thought patterns. CLICK HERE if you would like to get some ideas about keeping a journal to reverse a stress pattern. This article is also concerned with weight loss, but can be applied to any topic that may be occupying your thoughts.

Would you like to know how to write a blog post like this one?


How do you manage chronic stress? How do you get good sleep? I and my readers would love to hear about your strategy. Just use the comment box below.


Why It Is So Hard To Make Money Online

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Do you know a dozen or more people who make a living on line? I don’t personally know that many but I certainly read a lot about many who claim to. I know of hundreds who are working on it. And do they know why it is so hard to make money online?

What To Do When You’re Bored Online


Does that ever happen to you? It does to me sometimes even though the internet is so engaging, inspiring and marvelous. Yet, some days you need to relax, widen your focus a little and just drift.

Do you ever start a news article and then click on a featured news flash below or at the side and then end up reading half a dozen stories?

Then you realize you don’t care about any of them, truly. That’s boredom, isn’t it?

Other writers have learned how to guide your attention. And advertisers are tracking your every move (just notice what ads pop up on the sides – they are related to every topic you click on).

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Where am I going with this?

Add A Website To The Search Engines


Yes, you. Why not? (Please stay with me, I’m going to get to the point of the title of this post.)

You, seriously, could add a website of your own to the search engines. Consider the hours you doodle around reading news and Quora posts and FaceBook and the thousands of other forums and newsletters, even though you’re kinda bored!

I find myself doing this sometimes and yet oh-my-gosh I would certainly benefit by doing anything more productive.

And, know what? Years ago I started a blog, a free Blogger blog, writing about technical things I knew from a previous career.

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I thought I could make a little money writing online recommending amazon books and other sources of information on the subject.

But truly, it was also a great escape for me at a time when what I really needed to know, was what to do about a panic attack.

Because life seemed to be, at that time, an ongoing mild panic attack.

One day I searched that topic and lo! I discovered it was a topic of great interest. I found that many blogger posts I read about it promoted an ebook that a reader could instantly download and benefit from.

Clickbank Affiliate Marketing Made Easy


Not only did I discover that many bloggers online were promoting the same ebook, an instant download at an affordable price, but I discovered that there was an ebook in the category of my previous career.

It was on this same marketplace, called ClickBank.

I learned how to join and how to link my blog posts to that ebook. I eventually had over three hundred posts about the general subject.

You can CLICK HERE if you want to know more about ClickBank.

At this point I wasn’t even trying to make so much money online that I could quit my day job, or make a huge additional revenue in retirement.

Yet aside from the “lunch money” $1,200.00 I made in ebook commissions that year, I saved another $1,000.00 plus in taxes.

That was a surprise. My tax guy outlined the expenses I could claim, as I was now in business.

At that point, having replaced my “boredom” reading online with easy writing, I never would have wondered why it’s so hard to make money online.

hand and fishing reel

Is there anything you could write easily about? Like for fun!

  • Fishing?
  • Back yard gardening? (my mom could have!)
  • Composting?
  • Learning positive affirmations?
  • Exercise/workout/lose the belly fat?
  • Survivalist supplies?
  • Pets, kitty litter, increase your jump height?

And so many more…

ClickBank marketing can be made easy if you know how to write a blog.


I Want To Make Money Online For Free


A lot of people have said that to me. Free. Seriously? You already pay to read and even get bored online. To keep this in perspective, there will be some costs to make money writing a blog.

Yet these costs aren’t anything like starting a bricks and mortar storefront type of business.

You may decide to develop a web site you own (that excludes Blogger because it’s not a platform for commercial sites).

This involves having a specific place, or “real estate” on the internet. You will pay a monthly charge between twelve to twenty dollars.

You will need a domain name and it’s registry will have a yearly cost of about twenty dollars. Although you can save on that with buying two years or five years at a time.

And the most important element is…

You will need training on how to set up a blog properly for selling ebooks or physical products. You will at some point want some personal help from a blogger who has done what you’re trying to do.

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CLICK on the picture to learn how!

That’s where Wealthy Affiliate comes in, a vast training site of organized classes and tons of peeps who will help you learn.

You can click here to find out more about that training!

Because It is So Hard To Make Money Online Without…

  • Training
  • Examples
  • Live help
  • Mentors
  • Using images skillfully
  • Adding or making relevant videos
  • Getting found online
  • Writing an engaging blog post
  • Signing up with affiliate marketing vendors (Amazon, Target, Home Depot, Walgreens and many other retailers)

You have probably shopped on Amazon. Look at how many categories there are! And then look at how many individual items there are in each category. It’s overwhelming.

If you are inspired to write about any of those categories and items in them, Amazon will pay you for recommending them to buyers. Imagine!

The average American spends 24 hours a week online. There is an interesting reference about that information here.

Without the right training, making money on line is really hard. It always takes focus and effort. Yet it can be very rewarding.

It is certainly never boring!

Have you ever wondered about how all this works? Have you tried blogging? Please share your story if you have! How did you get started?

Just use the comment box below.


How To Learn Online Marketing For Seniors

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Are you among the demographic of seniors who would like to make some additional revenue in retirement? Is there a special place on the web where an inexperienced blogger can learn how to learn online marketing for seniors? Yes, there is and I am going to tell you about it.

When To Retire From Work

For some people, when to stop working (outside of the home, or for someone else) is an idea they avoid. What’s to lose?

  • Community
  • A sense of structure
  • A sense of purpose
  • Keeping abreast of the constantly changing social norms
  • The paycheck!
  • A sense of security
  • A long held routine
  • Creativity and the rewards experienced in some lines of work

And what if you don’t even want to retire? I found this article today which is quite interesting,

“I Don’t Think I’ll Ever Retire.Here’s Why.”

(you can click on that for the whole article)

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Here’s her conclusion:

“Not earning an income for what could be a
30-year period or longer is a scary prospect, but if you find a job that brings you true enjoyment, you’ll be more motivated to keep at it in some form when you’re older, thereby buying yourself the financial security so many seniors crave.”

Help I Don’t Get It

But what if you’re not one of those lucky seniors with especially inspiring jobs. Or what if you don’t have a job, and maybe have never had a job with great retirement benefits, as those pensions are no longer the norm.

You are curious about making money with your computer, right? How does one even begin?

Without the right training, you’ll never get it.

Competition is fierce.

You read about the amazing opportunities every day, don’t you?

  • Make money on line for free – not!
  • Make $20,000 a week online – not really an opportunity for most of us

What are the chances that you can learn enough (without taking years) to “get it” and achieve a measure of financial success to make your senior years more satisfying, more secure?

First, you need to build a blog that is set up properly to support marketing. You can click on these articles below to learn more:

I Want To Work For Myself What Should I Do

How To Build A Blog With WordPress

Health Benefits Of Working At Home

These will give you a range of ideas to help you shape a vision of your future in marketing online.

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Learn The Business Of Writing A Blog – The Right Way

If you’re ready to start, you can simply click on the link below to join a blogging community.


You can learn a lot in seven days.

You need a computer and a connection to the web.

You don’t need additional software like Microsoft Office, you don’t need to spend any money on a word processing suite, or download the free one.

You will get two free web sites to practice on, and they will be live on the web in a very short time.

You will learn how to write, edit, add pictures, make headlines, and create an attractive post.

You will learn how to add the About Me (You) page. You will learn about the mandatory Disclosure page where you explain to your market how you earn commissions when they link to a shop from your blog.

HERE is mine, as an example.

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I also have a notice that shows regardless of what page you’re on within my site, an Amazon link disclosure. That’s because occasionally in my posts, I recommend an Amazon product that when purchased from my link, makes me a commission.

There are many more retailers you can work with this way.

See how this works? Isn’t that exciting?

The Exact Benefits Of Wealthy Affiliate Training

Wealthy Affiliate is a huge blogging community of the lesser experienced, including beginners, and the very experienced business people who will help you along your way. As to the benefits:

  • No coding needed
  • No Control Panel experience needed, no uploading any software to build your site on
  • Once you log in for the free seven days, you will be guided through the basic training, no time wasted!
  • Each lesson is “doing”, not simply reading about “how to”
  • Each lesson has a discussion thread with questions and answers

I read an article someone at Wealthy Affiliate posted today. He has been marketing on line for years, and he has obtained results that you may get too.

He reports $10,000.00 sales results in August, 2018. Yes!

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This successful marketer emphasizes all the important points of progressing with an online business:

Follow the program

Keep following the program

Reach out when you need help (it is a 24/7 world wide community)

Monetize your site with affiliate sales links (like Amazon, Home Depot and many more)

Move on to display ads once you have gained some traction (you get paid for leads)

Your no cost training week includes much more information provided about the details of blog building, choosing attractive and appropriate looking themes, writing easy to read posts and even color selections.

Themes are supplied by WordPress for free. WordPress is the software you will use when you build your blog.

Another great benefit of the Wealthy Affiliate community is that while the rules and popular formats of blogging on the web can change, bloggers are updated immediately with the new information and how to apply it.

You are never left on your own to figure things out.

Wrapping It Up…

Those reasons above are why I recommend Wealthy Affiliate training to learn blog building and writing the correct way.

You will learn that you can choose your products or category of products to promote. You never have to grind out information about things you’re not personally enthusiastic about.

If you make your own products to sell, for example on a site like Etsy, you can build a blog that will direct shoppers to your Etsy shop.

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You can set up shop within Amazon, promote it with a blog, and ship to Amazon which in turn will deliver purchases to your buyers.

There are so many ways you can set up a business for online marketing. Each to his/her own!

You can succeed with a properly built marketing blog. It is work and requires consistency. The easy part is you need a much smaller financial investment to get started, and a low and predictable financial output to continue.


Have you tried blogging before? Have you searched for the right data on online marketing? Please do share your story – use the comment box below.



Strength Training Exercises Seniors Choose

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What are the concerns seniors have in selecting strength training exercises? Cost of equipment? Their own fitness level? Can they be done at home? It turns out that there is a time-proven guide for the strength training exercises seniors choose the most.

The Exercise Seniors Video First Choice

When anyone chooses a video for exercise these are the things they look for:

  • Cost – not everyone, but seniors on a limited income will consider this
  • Equipment for strength training anf flexibility and its cost
  • Is there enough space at home or is a gym space needed
  • Is there real science behind the exercise style
  • Will I hurt myself if I’m out of shape
  • How much time will it take if I’m still working (even if I’m working at home)
  • What if I’m arthritic and stiff
  • What if I have high blood pressure
  • What if I have crippling joint pain

The exercises and information I recommend addresses all these considerations. You can do fitness regimens at home, requiring little space.

The space your body takes up with arms outstretched.

That’s one hurdle overcome, am I right?

Safe Exercises Seniors Need


I used to teach older people classical ballet. That’s pretty challenging fitness training but I know why it was a routine of safe exercises.

Individuals, maybe seniors, doing ballet are only challenged by their personal limitations of strength and flexibility. A class of seniors can do the same exercises.

If taught correctly there is no strain on muscles or joints.

There is no over exertion required at least, not by a professionally trained teacher.

But where is the science in this? And who is going to explain it to me so I can understand?

I don’t get cellular biology or chemical behaviour in the body that might get me aging backwards.

Did I say Aging Backwards?

Yes I did and that is the body of information I am recommending you get to launch your personal journey reversing your aging process.

Wouldn’t it be wonderful to truly understand how your cells and muscles work to keep you younger and slow down aging?


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That image above shows that the link will take a reader to Amazon, and if a purchase is made I will make a small commission. This blog is all about blogging for money

Most of us know that our brains are sending messages to our body every millionth of a second, or something like that.

Did you know that some of the most important messages that come back to your brain are from the cells in your muscles?


Physical Exercises Seniors Can Love


When I was teaching seniors I always explained why the ballet exercises could benefit them in their daily life. For instance:

  • The deep knee bends strengthened the hips, back, thighs and calves, increasing balance
  • The quick foot exercises increased balance and reflexes
  • The arm exercises opened up the chest muscles and deepened breathing
  • The leg lifting exercises strengthened the back muscles
  • The short jumping exercises increased lung capacity – good for longevity and heart health

The book Aging Backwards is not based on ballet, but the author’s experience is. She is a graduate of The National Ballet School of Canada, one of the best in the world.

Like many retired dancers she went on to explore many aspects of physical training and injury rehabilitation needed by many athletes.

 She underwent treatment for breast cancer and created “Classical Stretch – The Esmonde Technique: Breast Cancer Rehabilitation Post-Surgery”.

This is rehabilitation for the traumatized muscles and connective tissues after surgery.


Exercise Seniors Video – Two Choices


The book Aging Backwards is where you start. After you have read about how your muscles determine how fast you age, and how you can start reversing that, you will want one or both of these videos.

One is “Age Reversing Workouts for Beginners: Mobility and Bone Strengthening – Classical Stretch by ESSENTRICS”

And the other is
Age Reversing Workouts for Beginners: Posture & Pain Relief – Classical Stretch by ESSENTRICS”

These two sell as a box set for a discount. Amazon describes the book:

“An updated edition of the
eye-opening guide to anti-aging…”,

..”Every day, we have a very clear choice: We can grow older or we can grow younger.”

In recent years the field of aging research has exploded with new clinical findings. Many widely accepted ideas about aging—including those about
the inevitability of our declining metabolism, our dying brain cells, and our deteriorating muscles and bones—have been debunked. Today we know that the physical signs of aging are far more a product of
lifestyle choices than of calendar years. Aging Backwards offers an exciting and comprehensive plan for actively slowing down and even reversing the aging process through gentle exercise that develops
strong, flexible muscles.

Why focus on strengthening muscles?
Because as Miranda Esmonde-White, PBS fitness personality and creator of the Essentrics technique, explains, our muscle cells are the keys to our longevity. The powerhouses of our cells, the mitochondria, keep us looking and feeling young—and muscle cells contain more mitochondria
than any other part of our body. If we can keep our mitochondrian fires burning, our muscles—not to mention our bones, hearts, lungs, and skin—can all experience the vitality of youth. And the best news of all is that it takes just thirty minutes a day of gentle exercise to keep muscles strong. 

With eight basic age-reversing workouts that
build core strength, lengthen and tone muscle, increase flexibility, and speed weight loss, Aging Backwards offers the information and tools to live longer, healthier, and happier lives.”

That’s pretty incredible, isn’t it? 

If I were only Over 40 now, I’d still want to start these exercises! Stretching and strengthening combined, plus the anti-aging messages to the brain – I’d be on it!

Aren’t you, truly, seriously?


We can only start where we are.

If you have medical conditions, please consult with your doctor.

Here is a video of Miranda talking about this book Aging Backwards.


OR HERE FOR THE DVD Age Reversing Workouts for Beginners: Mobility and Bone Strengthening

AND HERE FOR THE DVD Age Reversing Workouts for Beginners: Posture & Pain Relief

Are you a senior who exercises? Please tell your story, share your experience with your workouts. Use the comment box below.

I explain how to write a blog like this in another article.

CLICK HERE to view how!


How Can Seniors Save Money

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How CAN Seniors Save Money?

I think I have some useful ideas about how seniors can save money. And I don’t mean by just cutting coupons or shopping for everything at the dollar store.

If you’re reading this blog for the first time, I want to tell you that it’s mission is about “how can seniors make money”.

It includes the disabled/disabled vets as well. Or anyone who wants to learn how to make money from home.

I’ve covered many ideas about that on this site including a review of the best training system for learning to make money at home online.

But even if you are already doing that, given that millions of seniors are retiring (or not, because they can’t) for what it’s worth, here are some great ways to save money that work for me.

After four and a half decades of being a consumer, I have become skeptical and savvy. And I swear, even if I were a millionaire, I wouldn’t buy the products that I won’t buy now.

And as to buying online, be it Amazon, Ebay and other great sites to find deals, Ebates gives you cash back! Get an account, and shop via ebates on your favorite sites. Ebates places cash back into your account as you shop.

I prefer the organic or non-GMO category of product. Whether I’m going to eat it, put it on my skin, or wash my belongings in it, I’m going for the least contaminated product I can get.

For two years I bought a non-detergent (not made from crude oil) clothes washing soap. It was expensive. But hey – I didn’t want to be absorbing petroleum through my skin. Related to cancers of the nether regions, for both men and women.

Then I learned that commercial detergents don’t even have soap in them! Yep, they contain “brighteners” that reflect a fake clean and colors back to your eye. But no soap!

So now I make my laundry soap from equal parts washing soda and baking soda. Borax can be added for tough stains. If you would like to add scent, grate a bar of soap into it.

How To Save Money On The Heating Bill

This method will reduce your heating bill wherever you are. I am in not such a cold place, but this method will reduce your at home heating needs.

You need a microwave oven.

You need a large sock, or a tube sock, and a bag of rice – about two pounds. You fill the sock with the rice but leave room to sew or tie it tightly to keep the rice to save money on the heating bill

I’m sure another grain would work, though I have only done this with rice.

You could use this rice-filled sock when in bed, or while sitting on the couch or a chair.

You would microwave the sock for 3-4 minutes. When you get it out, you may need oven mitts – it will be hot!

You will place this at the end of a bed – where your skin will not touch it. You can place it behind your feet if you’re sitting on the couch, on an easy chair, or at a desk. If you put a lap blanket over your legs and feet you will have a heater for hours!

This means you can turn your heat down during the day, and overnight.

How To Save Money On Toiletries

Let’s say you barely have a dollar, or equivalent, to buy a bar of soap. If you go to the dollar store and can find a huge bar of castille soap (usually made with olive oil), get one!how to save money on toiletries

You can, at about a quarter of that bar at a time, grate it (with a cheese grater) into a large pot. Add water (about two quarts to a quarter bar) and let it dissolve. You can stir it once in a while. It will turn into a liquid soap with which you can:

  • Wash your hair
  • Shave
  • Use as a shower soap
  • Pet shampoo
  • Wash your car
  • Er – wash anything!

How inexpensive is that? It is so much cheaper than buying the harsh detergent shampoos and soaps at a dollar a piece!

Dangers – Dryer Sheets

I had read a few things previously about dangers in dryer sheets. And just today I see a page at the Dr. Axe site explains a lot more. You can click on the link if you want to get the details on some of the chemicals you release into your air and absorb through your skin.

One great recommendation of his is to use wool dryer balls. You can buy them scented, or add your own favorite safe scent with an essential oil of your choice.

I read some customer reviews on a few of the brands. One thing that many said was that drying time was less with these wool dryer balls. You save money two ways:

  • No more buying dryer sheets
  • Use less energy to dry clothes

Here are some I found on amazon, a whole page of brands and prices to choose from.


See how I made that link big and easy to click? I did that so you could click, and buy some if you want.

Then I would get a small commission from amazon for sending you there. That’s the purpose of this web site, to show you how to make some extra revenue. More about that here.

How To Wash Your Home For Cheap

Invest in a gallon of white vinegar. You can wash windows, your kitchen, your bathroom and your floors with it. You can flush your drains with vinegar and baking soda.

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Re-use brand bottles

Get a dollar store spray bottle (or re-use an empty brand bottle). It will be for mixing half vinegar and half water for washing glass, counter tops and floors.

For scrubbing the tub and shower walls you can use the spray with baking soda and a brush. Voila! Gleaming clean.

Pretty, colored, and artificially scented cleaners are expensive. And some are related to cancers because of their chemistry. Who needs it!

Home Made Bug Killer

I use two.

  • Diatomaceous Earth
  • Liquid soap with essential oils

I buy the diatomaceous earth from amazon and the oils from Swanson Vitamins. Some brands call the earth “insect dust” because it is like a powder.

You can scatter the dust around areas where you see bugs. It is a bit messy but is non toxic, it won’t hurt your pets or kids. Some people buy the food grade and eat it, and give it to their pets to get rid of parasites. If you want to do that do some search on the topic.home made bug killer

You can dust pet beds and rugs if there are fleas. You can also dust your pet’s fur, avoiding the face.

I have used it for house spiders too. I have dusted around the edge of the bed sheet with it, and under the bed, as spiders like to bite. Ugh!

It can be used for bed bugs. I haven’t had to try that application – whew! I would seek professional advice if I needed to.

Liquid soap  – as made above – with one part to about eight parts water in a spray bottle with 10 drops peppermint oil, will kill most bugs. I used to have more bugs coming in (crickets, centipedes, the garden variety). I spray around the door outside and they don’t come near it.

A Rescue Blanket Will Help Keep Heat Out

These are at the dollar stores. If you have a large window that is positioned to heat up a room, you can tape one up over the whole window. They let light in, but will make a significant difference to the temperature inside.keep heat out

This is not home decor and it might look weird to the neighbors but your room will be ten to fifteen degrees cooler. I began using them because the owners here butchered the shade trees that made a tight canopy which covered all the big windows.

They tear easily, but work.

Thrift Store Clothing

Thrift store clothing should be washed separately and immediately. It should be put in a hot dryer for an hour. This heat will kill bed bugs, just in case.

Bed bugs can come into your home via new clothes too. New clothes may be saturated with pesticides so I always wash them before wearing.

Natural Wood Polish, Homemade

I buy organic coconut oil for cooking. A tablespoon in a saucer with a couple of drops of lavender oil is enough to polish my furniture. Use any oil scent you like!

Essential oils seem expensive but half an ounce will last a long time. The cheap oils are just perfumed -er – cheap oils!

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Get the USDA Certified Organic

Essential oil quality isn’t well regulated. “Therapeutic grade” and “natural” don’t mean much. I recommend the Certified Organic.

I keep old cotton socks for polishing wood. I put it over my hand and I can then get into the carved or small places.

These tips will really trim your budget down a lot.

Homemade cleaners are so much better for the environment too!

Do you have any ideas you would like to add to this? Please share in the comment section!

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Are you wondering how I learned to write a blog like this?


The Work From Home Guidebook

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The Work From Home Guidebook

I know that there are millions of searches a month on search engines, made by people looking for a real work at home opportunity. Many would buy a guide to working at home online, and there are many of those.

I have bought a couple myself. I’m a reader who loves to read, so I bought them.

Quite honestly though, I have to say that the best way to learn is to do.

I have already written many articles about working at home. Selling repaired furniture, working at a call center from home, dog walking, babysitting, all worth while side hustles.

Maybe I could write my own work at home guidebook. But for you, I have a better idea.

The side hustles I mentioned above all require that you are at home. In the same place all the time, ready to receive customers.

That’s perfect for people who don’t want or need to go anywhere.

Or, who advertise that they are available on certain days of the week, which gives them options to be absent.

Seniors in retirement especially, want options to travel to visit family or simply take in new sights.

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What Is The Laptop Lifestyle About


You’ve read the term ‘laptop lifestyle, haven’t you? It’s kind of everywhere right now!

Don’t worry, I haven’t forgotten about the work from home guidebook!

The laptop lifestyle encapsulates the idea of not just working from home, but – from wherever you are!

Here’s an example. You’re a retired senior but you need more money.

You have started a dog sitting and a baby sitting business. You have to get up and go to your clients, or have them come into your home. Whatever works. You need money!

Both dogs and babies sleep, don’t they? When they do, you pull out your laptop and write a blog post about an indoor herb garden kit that sells on amazon. Like this one, you can click to see it here.

See how that herbal garden kit is linked right to amazon? When your readers click there and end up buying one, amazon will pay you a commission.

 That is called affiliate marketing. Amazon helps you sign up to be an affiliate, gives you advertising help and tracks everything for you.

You can promote anything from amazon. And you can do the same with the many retailers and vendors who have an affiliate program.

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Better Than A Work From Home Guidebook


When I use the term guidebook, I mean the small books one finds to buy as e-books. I have bought a couple and written one, which is available on Kindle from amazon.

The better way to learn, which is to do, is accessible at Wealthy Affiliate, a huge web site, with many training classes on working from home online.

The training is geared for affiliate marketing, yet you can use it to create business blogs for products you create too.

For example, if I look at these basic training classes:

  • Lesson 1, Getting Rolling! 
  • Understanding How to Make Money Online
  • What’s My Niche
  • Building Your Own Niche Website

I view four out of ten FREE to study classes that are the first part of their blog building training.

And I see that the textual content is the equivalent of the basic guidebook content that one pays about $2.99 US for on amazon Kindle.

A quick download. There are thousands of these e-book guides on a zillion subjects.

Aside from saving $2.99 ( I know that’s no big deal but stay with me here), this free trial opportunity gives you videos, and hundreds of Q & A’s related to each class.

And even more, you DO as you go. What is that worth?


Work From Home Network Marketing


Another incredible bonus you can get, even during your seven day free trial, is a huge network of fellow newbies and seasoned successful web site owners.

As requirements for web sites increase on line, like the upcoming European GDPR rules (which involve data collection or deletion), and as search engine biggies like Google changes how it values our site content, the savvier entrepreneurs are out front at Wealthy Affiliate.

Their personal posts with information and their self-created video walk-throughs about the latest demands helps the network of a few hundred thousand people, keep up.

And there is even more value here.

Writing as a profession can be quite lonely.

It is usually a solo mission, yet most of us are pack animals.

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It is really really good to have a live feed question and answer section for when you hit a wall and just can’t figure something out.

It is terribly frustrating to keep trying to re-size an image or change the font size for your web site, and fail.

At Wealthy Affiliate you are not alone! It is a world wide site and is open 24/7.

You don’t need to be lonesome, and don’t be a stranger! Always ask when you need help.

There is also a huge search area where you may find a dozen answers to a question.

The Live And Kicking Guide To Working At Home Online


I think of Wealthy Affiliate as a very animated guidance system.

There is a weekly live webinar on crucial topics, or new marketing tips which are all uploaded to view again and again.

You can get feedback on your beginner blogging efforts right at the start, both for encouragement and to hone your skills as you go.

Contributing to the feedback threads you also get a good view of how other people are doing. You can keep improving your own work this way.

If you are a senior who needs more money in retirement, or a disabled person who needs to work at home, you won’t waste any time learning within the Wealthy Affiliate system.

No matter what you’re doing at any given moment, you’re always gaining not just knowledge, but experience.

Did I mention you’ll get to build two websites, also at no cost during the free trial? Yours to keep!

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Do you have any questions about all this? If so, feel free to leave them below. 


Start An Online Business For Free Now

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Start An Online Business For Free Now


I found this article “26 Businesses You Can Start For Free”  and I thought I’d mention the top five here.

They are not all online business ideas. I am going to mention some that are.

Guess what Number One is! (my personal fave, fyi).

Blogging, as in monetized blogging.

The author, Briana Morgaine, discusses the elements a would-be blogger needs to work toward success:

  • Pick a topic or niche you are passionate about
  • See if vendors of this product (digital or physical) have an affiliate program so you can sign up to promote it
  • If you want to write an ebook where can you get the best format/publishing/ guide

Those three points encompass a lot of know-how.


Just click on that link to start learning the easiest and best way with detailed classroom instruction.


Resume Writing


Especially if you’ve had work in HR and participated in the hiring process, you could do very well at this.

Even if you haven’t, knowing or learning Microsoft Office or Libre Office (a comparable free office suite) will set you up to write good resumes.

You can learn almost anything on Youtube!

If you chose this area in which to make money you would do the following:

  • Learn to write a blog with which you could promote your resume business
  • Sign up on Fiverr to advertise your services
  • Sign up to Canva and learn how to make images (good for your blog posts too)

Study your competition to see what their web sites look like. This will help you develop a unique approach so you can stand out and get clients.

Start now.

If you’re working full time and are over 50 or over 60, decide how long you will take to learn the skills you need to move forward.

Decide how many hours a week you will work on this project.


When you click on that link, know that you’ll have seven days to study professional classrooms. Clear your social schedule lol!

Related material:


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How To Make A lIving On Fiverr

Example – Gardening And Landscaping


Are you a retired gardener or landscaper? Or have you grown a garden for years and acquired the green thumb skills?

The physical aspect of this business requires strength (or hiring it) and up front money for products.

Here’s where I’m going – without laying out those thousands of dollars, you can make money blogging about:

  • Gardening equipment
  • Outdoor patio furniture
  • Soil mixes
  • Compost bins
  • Seeds pots and planters
  • Containers for gardens
  • Potted trees
  • Gardening aprons, stools, sun hats, sun glasses and sunblock!

You could easily write more than a hundred product reviews about all those items.

Think about where your readers would go to buy them:

  • Target
  • Walmart
  • Amazon
  • Ebay
  • Etsy
  • Home Depot
  • Lowes
  • Overstock

And others.

You can sign up to be an affiliate marketer for any or all of those retailers. When your readers go to them from your blog links, you will make a commission from their purchases.

I explain more about this here:

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How To Create A Website On My Own

The place I recommend for where you get started, the Wealthy Affiliate web site, teaches you the necessary legalities of affiliate marketing and makes it easy for you to include disclosures on your blog.

How To Start An Online Business by Paypal


I picked this article to review because it is the most recently written article on page 1 of google results today. Also, I had no idea Paypal ran articles like this, because I’m in such a hurry when I log in to do a transaction! 🙂

A major point this Paypal article makes is, do you want to buy a website or make your own?

Buying a website may involve thousands of dollars!

And then, you may end up hiring someone to customize it, which won’t be cheap.

You can use Wix, Weebly or Blogger to make a site, but it won’t be “dot com”. It will be Wix, Weebly or And you won’t own it! They will.

Investing the time into making your own website(s) gives you a huge advantage. You will know what’s “under the hood”.


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Pixabay offers free to use images

Want to change the image heading an article? That will take you a few minutes. You will have learned how to:

  • Find free images
  • Resize, crop, compress, and otherwise customize them for your blog
  • Put on or take off borders
  • Add text like your site url or your brand phrase

That’s just one thing you’ll be able to do. That’s just one skill out of hundreds you will learn.

Your blog is your business and you will have control over its appearance.

You will also have control over its Presence. Meaning, how easily the search engine users find you.

Search Engine Optimization is an acquired skill.

You want to pick the search words, or keywords, that people are using to find things on the web.

There are many good keyword search tools that you can buy to hone this.

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The keyword tool Jaaxy is included in the Wealthy Affiliate Membership.

30 searches in Jaaxy are included in the Free Trial you can view here.

You can also get Jaaxy to use outside of Wealthy Affiliate.


To Wrap This Up

There are different ways to start an online business for free now.

Make a list of your skills, interests and hobbies. What stands out?

Do you make something that you could sell? A craft work, jewelry, or art work? That could go on Etsy, Amazon or Ebay.

You will need a blog to promote it, just like you would affiliate products.

You might see articles on line about promoting products without a web site.

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When you follow the information you’ll find that you need to buy traffic to make this work. Will that be $100 USD a month or $500 USD a month?

Ka-ching! It’s easy to see who is making the money there! Don’t go for those!


With the Wealthy Affiliate system, you’ll have help all the way.

I think you’ll be awestruck, quite honestly, to see how much help is offered by the seasoned members of the site who design images, buttons, short cuts, and just give them away!

Any questions? I’ll answer them here, or I’ll see you in there!


An Affiliate Marketing How To Guide

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Need An Affiliate Marketing How To Guide?

Who are the people looking for an affiliate marketing how to guide? The ones I’ve talked to about learning to do something on line and make an income come from these  categories:

  • Sick and tired of a commute that keeps getting longer
  • Too sick to go to work (chronic fatigue and other auto immune or anxiety disorders
  • Work in a shrinking industry
  • Want to get ready now for retirement and relocation to a cheaper economy

Why would someone’s commute get longer? Right now rental costs are skyrocketing in some areas. That means that when a rental increase happens, people may elect to move farther out from central. They need the cheaper rent, but will have a grueling commute if they can’t get a job where they have to live.

The people who suffer from the chronic exhausting auto immune system conditions aren’t helpless. But given the ongoing treatments and periodic flare ups, many need remote jobs (work at home for a company).

Those who can’t get those have asked me about how to learn about affiliate marketing.

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Encore Careers After 50


“In the first decade of this century, America lost 56,190 factories, 15 a day.” Industry Week reported in 2016.

Carrier in Indiana paid workers $20 an hour but elected to move to Monterrey, Mexico where workers would get $3 an hour.

Workers “openly wept as United Technologies shattered their hopes, their dreams, their means to pay middle-class mortgages.” (United Technologies owns Carrier).

“Carrier took $5. 1 million of those tax credits in 2013.” Those were tax credits “established specifically to ensure that green manufacturing jobs remained in the United States.”

A different way to outsource jobs is for a company to lay off skilled workers and hire temps. They can use them weekly as needed, no commitment, no benefits. And at a lower wage.

If a person is over 50, they aren’t willing to have that happen again! You wouldn’t, would you?

I’ve told my friends (I’m not a career consultant or anything) to look at learning to blog, and develop a business on line. During the next few years while they take what they can in terms of employment, they could end up making a real income on their computers.

Stay with me or scroll down. I am going to tell you where to get the how to guide for that!

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Jobs For Seniors Over 60 Working From Home

Related material: What Is A Good Side Hustle

Driving Jobs For Retirees

I had looked into this category for a friend recently. I’m not going to recommend Lyft or Uber. There are too many complaints about those companies with many accounts of people averaging $2 an hour.

What was more appealing were driving jobs with transit companies for seniors who qualified – Medicare beneficiaries. There was another area of transit to transport rehab patients to the correct facilities which could be longer trips and paid for mileage covered as well as an hourly wage. 

Part Time Jobs For Older Workers

“Part-time jobs are more likely to be lower-level positions in industries like retail and health care. And even for these positions, older workers must still brush up on computer skills and evaluate whether they need to expand their skill sets. But with a bit of insight and creativity, older workers can land part-time jobs that provide stimulation and challenges – and pay more than minimum wage.” – from Monster dot com.

 Five Popular Online Jobs For Retired Persons

The AARP site has a good page with elaborations on the following categories:

  • Customer service representative
  • Online Juror (I find this one fascinating!)
  • Virtual Asistant
  • Online Tutor with or without certification. If you can tutor math and Physics or SAT prep you’ve struck gold.
  • Writer-Editor

This AARP page also mentions Christine Durst, an internet fraud and safety expert and cofounder of, a website that screens job leads on home-based jobs. Good to know someone is taking care of the frauds and scams aspect!

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How To Make Money By Working Online


Maybe you haven’t been suddenly laid off, nor are you partially disabled or sickly, and you don’t have a terrible commute.

Maybe the idea of working at home (or from anywhere!) just appeals to you! Whatever your situation, here is my recommendation for an affiliate marketing how to guide.

Wealthy Affiliate University. No, you’re not going to get a degree. But you’re going to get what you want. You’re going to learn everything.

  • What is affiliate marketing/how do I make money
  • Can I promote my own products (yes!)as well as be an affiliate
  • Can I build the right kind of website for marketing by myself (yes!)
  • Can I learn how to compete for customers (yes!)
  • But – can I really make a professional looking blog? Yes!

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How To Be Your Own Boss At Home

That’s how you want to end up, right? Your own boss at home or

  • At the family cottage
  • At your kid’s house visiting the family
  • On your RV trip
  • At your brother-in-law’s vacation house in Tuscany (dream big!)

It’s great to dream and I highly recommend it. Do those vision boards where you paste up pictures of things you want. Feed your brain the good stuff!

You’ll need to look at it while you learn the nitty-gritty.

But you won’t be alone!

Aside from having support from a spouse or partner (if you both learn this you’ll have twice the results!) with Wealthy Affiliate you’ll have a huge community of beginner – to – experienced – to – expert web site owners who are all marketing online.

You will be able to join mini-groups whose members help each other on social media.

You may pick up a personal mentor who will help you fast forward your progress.

You will see weekly live cutting edge webinars that review specific marketing strategies.

You can also CLICK HERE to see the first 10 classes for FREE!

It’s a seven day trial and you can immerse yourself. You can build TWO web sites to practice with.

Both can be converted to a professional dot-com blog with a couple of clicks so you won’t have to rebuild.

You will learn because you will DO every step as you study. Lots of ‘how to’ information.

I think that’s exciting, don’t you?

If you decide to join I will see you in there and I will personally help you in any way I can.

What’s your vision board – mental is all you need. What’s on it?

You can have it. You’ll work for it. But you can have it.

Any questions or ideas you want to add? Would love to hear from you.


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