How To Turn A Hobby Into Business

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Notice the resourcefulness of seniors you know. Today I was thinking of my mother, and how hard she worked when I was young. She didn’t go to work every day, but worked at home. With sheer determination, she learned how to turn a hobby into business income.

How To Start A Home Business With No Money

 

There are no “no money” opportunities, so don’t fall for that. You are already paying for an internet connection, you have a computer, tablet or phone, and you’ve paid for those.

 

Many decades before the internet, my mom had to learn everything about her home business – dog breeding – by writing away for information.

 

She needed to learn about:

  • The Kennel Club and breed certifications
  • Dogs known for producing good pups
  • Veterinarian costs for litters/health and nutrition needs
  • How close in terms of miles were appropriate studs (i.e., show champions)
  • How much did the breeding cost
  • The portion of the home needed for housing litters/yard needs
  • Business legalities and record keeping

 

She started with mailing costs, materials and a lot of waiting time.

 

If her hobby had been sewing – which she was skilled in – or knitting – also a skill of hers – the steps would have been the same.

 

What the web saves us from now, is time consumption.

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Don’t Waste Time!

 

If you are a senior or disabled person who needs to augment your income from home, you really don’t want to waste time, do you?

 

And I can help you with that!

How To Learn Internet Marketing Online

 

Fast forward to modern day small home business behavior…If your hobby is producing physical products like:

  • Wood carvings
  • Paintings/prints/wall decor/metal works
  • Sewn/knit/crochet products
  • Books or non-physical e-books
  • Collectibles like books, antiques, china sets, crystal sets, flatware sets no longer in production
  • Puppies
  • Self-help books or techniques
  • Recipe videos

 

You can find an outlet like your own Amazon store, where amazon will place your products on its site, and also place them in their warehouses and take care of the orders and shipping.

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How To Market Your Beautiful Products

 

 

A website like Etsy will also show your products and give you a web page with a shopping cart, to take orders. You do the shipping and state your terms as you like.

 

You can create your own Youtube channel with videos that promote your own or others’ products, and make money from advertisers.

Start Your Own Blog Free Online

 

 

You will need your own blog. You want the world of consumers to know that your products, or referrals to products, are available, and how to get them

 

What do I mean by your referrals?

 

This blog is all about affiliate marketing, or referral marketing. My referral to you, about how to learn to make a blog for business, is Wealthy Affiliate training.

 

I also am an affiliate with Amazon, a vitamin company, and Clickbank.

 

Here is my article explaining Clickbank, a digital marketplace where vendors place their products and you can refer them, and make commissions from sales.

 

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Good Affiliate Program Commission

Clickbank Affiliate Marketing System

 

If you shop on amazon and find a product on someone’s blog recommending it, they get a commission. That does not change your price, so it is a win-win situation.

My article about one example of amazon recommendations is Amazon For Wedding Gifts

 

 

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Gift Sets At Amazon

 

My vitamin and supplements blog is here.

 

For blog writing, I will share with you my heartily recommended choice, where I finally found the correct information about building a business site.

 

I found this incredible membership community after many attempts with blogging and marketing courses, all of which gave me only part of the picture.

 

To fulfill your dreams of turning a hobby, or perhaps your expertise from a wage job/career into a home business, I don’t want you to waste years and money pouring your heart into a blog that isn’t designed for marketing.

 

There is a place on line that offers you the big picture of marketing online and allows you to create two blogs online, published, with no up front cost whatsoever.

 

This offer is for a seven day period, as much as you can do.

 

You will have a community to engage with as you go. You will create as you go, and see the growing web site with every step.

 

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Get the BIG PICTURE

 

That’s pretty exciting isn’t it?

 

You’ll learn some important tips for making your blog visible to people who are searching for your hobby products, or your informational products about the hobby items.

 

That is called blog traffic.

How To Get More Traffic With Your Blog

 

Your ideal traffic is from people ready to buy whatever you are writing about.

 

Yet you can also draw readers who are searching for information. You can provide articles discussing the different specs or varieties of the product topic.

 

This why the first steps of designing your blog are so important. If you get those tracks laid properly, it will be easier to progress with your site building.

 

The general plan is to write a lot of content, up to at least one hundred articles. This is not going to be a problem, because you have chosen a topic you can go on and on about, right? A real passion!

 

 

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Start Writing Here

 

The specific plan is to form a site with some built-in advantages that allow you to track your progress with help from Google and other search engines.

 

My favorite teaching site provides this, including your two free blogs.

 

Click here for my article Learn To Find Keywords about finding key search words to enhance your content.

 

Are You Ready To Make Two Blogs For Free

 

Whether your mom had a home business, or your inspiration or need comes from where you have ended up in your life, this is do-able!

 

You can build a home business with online marketing.

 

It is not overnight.

 

It could be six months to a year before you start seeing significant income.

 

It may cost you $300 – $400 USD over your first year.

 

You will get about a 50% discount on domain name purchases (the www.yourblogname.com).

 

You will get your blogs placed on their servers, or hosted, for free.

 

Or pay $12.00 per month, per blog, elsewhere.

 

If you want to start now to find out what you can do, and how much is possible,

 

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Have you started blogging already? What was your inspiration? Please share your adventure with us! Use the comment box below.

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What Is A Good Side Hustle

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What Is A Good Side Hustle

As I was driving into work this morning I heard Chris Guillebeau (author of many books on the side hustle entrpreneurship) being interviewed on the radio show. What caught my attention was the radio host asking “So, what is a good side hustle anyway?”

They were mid interview and the phrase “side hustle” caught my attention. Pretty well everybody knows what it means – something you do on the side to “hustle” up some extra cash, right?

Chris went on to discuss how many side hustles are things a person is already doing. Except he or she gets a little structure, a little marketing, and sets up their skill or hobby to bring in some income.

And that made me think of a couple (short story, don’t worry!) I read about recently who escaped from a cult after twenty plus years of making ten or so dollars a week (that’s a long story which I won’t tell).

They got located first in a cheap room, then a small apartment with a little help. They had no identification papers or resume when they got out. So how to start working in the real world? Well, they were handy.

They started collecting used furniture from the trash and from thrift stores. They would refinish and repair these items and sell at a huge profit, considering the original low or no price.

This became a full time job for them for a while. They made a decent living from it.

Good Side Hustle Ideas

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Refurbishing.

Repair/refurbish/resell furniture is just one of many good side hustle ideas. I think of an elder person I knew a while back.

He really hated being retired. He spent a lot of time driving his wife crazy, being at her elbow constantly. At one point he joined one of those time consuming semi religious MLM’s and had boxes all over the house. His wife threatened divorce.

And he was a really good carpenter. I’d seen the items he’d made in their home, quite refined pieces.

They didn’t really need money for basics, but would have enjoyed more. And I can’t help but think if I was his neighbor now, I’d lean over the fence and say “Hey Hank, have you ever thought of repairing furniture and selling it?”

He would have been great at this, and I bet he would have made good money. I have to apologize to his wife belatedly for not thinking of that.

Side Hustles Make Money

Chris Guillbeau is emphatic that side hustles make money. He states that people often end up making a good living, and quit their day jobs.

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Side hustle at a flea market.

His book “Side Hustle: From Idea To Income in 27 Days”, is available on Amazon.  (That link is a sponsored link, and I’ll explain more about different kinds of links below).

Chris says:

“You don’t need entrepreneurial experience to launch a profitable side
hustle. You don’t need a business degree, know how to code, or be an
expert marketer. And you certainly don’t need employees or investors.”

How About Blogging For A Side Hustle

My website here is all about how to learn to make a good blog, for either the purpose of hobby writing, or a side hustle to make more money.

For seniors in retirement or disabled people who need to get paid to work from home, blogging is a really good solution.

And if you are in that position right now, you don’t necessarily know how to do that, do you? I am going to tell you how to find out.

For instance, that book title above is linked to Amazon. It is an affiliate link.

What that means is I will get a commission from Amazon if you click on that link, and buy the book. It doesn’t change your price if you get to Amazon this way, or just by signing in to your Amazon account.

Now picture this…What if you are a book lover and read all the time? Do you like talking about books you enjoy?

If so, a side hustle blog for you could be writing book reviews about the books you’ve read, with links to where book lovers could purchase them.

Do you think you could write about the things you like? You have your favorite things, don’t you? Things to do with:

  • Phones
  • Computers
  • Cars
  • Kitchens
  • Garages
  • Gardens
  • Toys
  • Drones (that link goes to another website, but is not an affiliate link, just to illustrate)
  • Jewelry
  • Bed And Bath
  • Patio Furniture (that link goes to a Category on a website)
  • Survival Equipment
  • Hockey Equipment
  • BBQ cookers and equipment
  • Indoor gardening supplies
  • Smart devices that work with Alexa
  • Camping gear
  • Solar powered items
  • Pet accessories

It is endless isn’t it? So much to like, so much to talk about.

And you don’t have to be a writer to communicate about products you can recommend.laptop on wooden table

Yet, of course there are ways to organize your pros and cons about an item you’d like to share with others (and get a little hustle income!)

How To Make A Good Blog

You certainly can learn how to make a good blog. I discovered my favorite place for training to work on the internet after a lot of piecemeal tutorials. They kept me going for a while.

But I wanted the best instruction, don’t you too?

You will put in considerable hours building a blog that will attract a lot of visitors. That’s why I recommend the training website Wealthy Affiliate. You can try it out for free!

CLICK HERE TO LEARN HOW TO MAKE A GOOD BLOG. START FOR FREE!

Remember what Chris Guillbeau said above?

“You don’t need a business degree, know how to code, or be an expert marketer.”

No, you don’t need to know coding.

Once you set up a free account at Wealthy Affiliate you can start a classroom immediately, choose a “www.pick a name for your blog” and create it with a few clicks.

Isn’t that exciting?

Take advantage of a free seven day trial. Doing so will illustrate to you just how much you can learn in a week.

You will be learning how to make a good blog. A real blog that can become a work-from-your-computer side hustle.

CLICK HERE TO GET THE BENEFITS OF THE WEALTHY AFFILIATE FREE CLASSES!

Do you already have a side hustle? Please do share it with us! And feel free to ask a question, below in the box.

Here is a video that may give you some more ideas about side hustles!

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How To Sell Information On The Internet

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How To Sell Information On The Internet

Have you ever wondered how people sell information on the internet? It is amazing how many billions of pieces of information is accessible to anyone who cares to search.

Actually it is really easy to learn how to sell information on the internet. Here’s how:

  • Find a source of information (one such place is called ClickBank)
  • Connect with the vendor of that information
  • Write a website about that package of information
  • Give your readers an opportunity to buy it by clicking on a link
  • They can download it instantly – you get a commission and everybody is happy

See how easy that is? You just learned how to do it.

The hard part – it is not really difficult but needs to be studied – is building a website that will attract those readers. More on that after we cover a couple of other things.

Firstly, what might your blog be about? You are going to do a lot of writing to give your site credibility, and attract lots of visitors.

It could be something you are knowledgeable about, or very passionate about.

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For instance if you love dogs or cats (or any kind of pet) you can write about that easily. And you’ll be able to find information people need when they get a pet. You can then recommend it to others.

How To Turn Your Hobby Into An Online Business

 

Sticking with the pet example, there is much to say about potty training, walking on a leash, pet anxieties and more.

You can write a lot about your personal experiences, as well as the topics covered in a particular ebook that you can invite your readers to buy, to help them with their pet.

Whether it is a dog, cat or monkey it needs to be:

  • Fed properly
  • Housed properly (beds, pillows, igloos, cage etc)
  • Trained to behave, effectively and kindly

Those are just a few of the many items to be discussed. And you may well be an expert, or at least competent if you have raised a few pets, am I right?

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Readers download information ebooks.

People with pets have problems, especially if they have a rescued animal. It has got baggage! 

Maybe it has medical problems! So your reader wants to know the best way to continue with this animal.

There is a lot to know about pets in general. 

So if you had an information package you could recommend, pet lovers will appreciate that.

Here are some examples of information or “how to” ebooks you can find on ClickBank. 

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Your Wealth Magnet

Real Money Streams

Secrets To Dog Training

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You’ll see the top title is a link, and you can click on it to see what your reader would see, to buy the product. 

YOU CAN CLICK HERE TO READ MORE ABOUT USING CLICKBANK.

How To Sell Ebooks Online

 

A reader who is interested and perhaps ready to buy has ended up on your blog for a reason. They entered specific search words in their search engine (Google, Bing etc.) and found you!

There is a particular way to find out what words are most used in searches. Those words are keywords. 

There is software you can use to find keywords, which will help you shape your writing and get found. 

Most keyword tools cost money to use. I don’t have to pay for keyword discovery because I joined a community of writers and entrepreneurs called Wealthy Affiliate. My membership fee covers the cost of the keyword tool.

Yet, a blogger can use it, it is called Jaaxy, independently of the community.

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Click on the image to see more about Jaaxy!

 

I am shortly going to tell you how to join a blog community too, I’ll share!

So, as to how to sell ebooks online, here are some more important points:

  • Find out how to write a blog and get started!
  • Make a list of topics to cover – the ebook you want to promote will be full of them!
  • Or, write your own ebook
  • Learn to find and add images (with free usage, even better) to make your pages visually interesting
  • Learn how to use your own images, make a brand logo, to individualize your site
  • Learn how to share your blog posts on social media, to attract more visitors
  • Get comments on your posts to enhance the value of each one, and do the same for others

Having a blog community would make that easier, wouldn’t it?

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Try Before You Buy Websites

 

Here’s where this gets really easy. 

In the Wealthy Affiliate Community you can build two websites for free. You have a seven day trial period to access the same beginner classrooms as a paid member.

You have a huge advantage over someone who is collecting web building information from here and there on the internet.

Yeah! I did that for years. I bought small (because that’s what I could afford) trainings that taught me pieces of the puzzle of blog creation. So I made very slow progress. 

You don’t want that, do you? 

And I want to save you from all the aggravation I went through, never having the big picture.

It can’t get easier than just making a few clicks – guided simply – and seeing a website appear!

And then, viewing classes that explain everything about how the site works, where to write, where to publish and then SEE IT! 

That would be a thrilling moment, don’t you think? To have your web page on the internet for all the world to view!

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And class by class you’ll learn more about the keywords, the formatting, how to add your affiliate links (the links your readers will click on to buy the ebook) making it all visually pleasing.

There are many more details about blog writing but you don’t have to learn them all at once. You don’t have to be perfect.

Most writers publish good content on a regular schedule. But when they learn a new tip from a more experienced writer, they go back and edit their blog posts to improve them.

See how that community factor works? 

Once writers get savvy enough to write mini-trainings for their fellows, Wealthy Affiliate actually pays them! 

Many members of this community have been there for years! Why you might ask?two facing computers one with credit card prortruding and the other with a shopping bag Because it goes way beyond learning how to create a business blog, and succeed at making income.

How To Create A Business Blog

 

Not everyone wants to know how to create a business blog, but that is the aim of most of my readers.

If you were to follow the step by step classes of Wealthy Affiliate, you’ll be able to create a business or hobby blog.

Either way you want as many readers as you can get, don’t you?

Regardless of your goals, you’ll follow the same instructions and get a beautiful result.

Tailor made by you!

CLICK HERE TO GET THE BENEFIT OF TWO TRY BEFORE YOU BUY WEBSITES!

Have you been trying to build a web site? How did it go? Please do tell! And feel free to leave any questions you might have, below.

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How To Escape From The Rat Race

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How To Escape From The Rat Race

Are you completely happy at working the nine to five (or later) employment job? If you have a career path that looks promising, then you probably are, aren’t you?

On the other hand if you’re a single parent juggling work, driving the kids to school, picking them up, arranging day care when they’re sick…been there done that! You too?

Have you hoped and dreamed for a break – as to how to escape from the rat race?

I’m going to help you with that! Exactly how – coming in just a bit.

There is a way and it will take a little planning.

I don’t mean that you can’t start right now, because you can.

How fast you progress will depend on what time you can set aside to learn a step by step extremely proficient way to build a blog or two that will become a work-at-home or work-while-you-travel or work-while-kids-are-busy Rat Race-free lifestyle!

The reason why I said “blog or two” just above is because I am going to direct you to where you can build two websites for no cost, no credit card or payment method asked up front.

That is two websites for free, for real.

YOU CAN CLICK HERE TO GO THERE RIGHT NOW!

How To Escape From The 9 To 5

 

You’re probably already thinking about the benefits of getting away from the 9 to 5 schedule, doesn’t your mind just goperson carrying JOB sign on back there?

In that situation here are a few advantages I can think of:

  • You can work in your peak hours
  • Take care of your children/parent/pets as needed
  • Take care of yourself properly, for medical/dental, other appointments
  • Exercise more

Don’t all those things sound great? And why, you might ask, do I think you can get there from here?

Because the blog building training I referred to above (the CLICK link) is a comprehensive, professional level wealth of information.

It is highly organized with classrooms where you listen, view and DO the material, as you go.

That website, Wealthy Affiliate, has trained about a million entrepreneurs who work on their computers to earn an income.

It has trained college students, young parents, travelers, and seniors, to build a living income, or augment their wages or retirement pension.

And the door is open for you!

With no start up cost, you can go through the basic training classes and SEE your blog(s) develop before your eyes.

Senior Isolation Statistics – About You Or Someone You Know?

 

I came across this article a couple of days ago that troubled me. It starts with this:

Nobody relishes the prospect of aging without a spouse or elder man sitting alonefamily member at their side, without friends to help them laugh at the ridiculous parts and support them through the difficult times. Yet, that is just what many North American seniors face. As the baby boomer generation crosses the over-65 threshold, it grows; but many of our aging loved ones are still feeling alone in the crowd.”

The article goes on to make twenty main points about senior isolation statistics and their ramifications.

Here is a shorter list that catches my attention, as relevant to how an isolated person (senior, disabled, shy, socially phobic just as examples) might discover one of the great escape jobs involved with blogging.

  • Isolation increases the risk of mortality (dying)
  • Isolation increases blood pressure
  • Isolation can lead to depression
  • Geographical isolation may have no solution
  • Loneliness is contagious!

I’ve included this section because even if you’re not seeking information on how to escape from the rat race, you may be looking for more well being.

And that can include community, and connecting to others through writing a blog.

More well being may also include additional income for you.

Which is something a proficiently built blog, or a few, can lead to.

Great Escape Jobs

 

What can a parent, a senior, a college student, a lowly paid worker, a not-paid creative person or contract worker do to escape financial famine?

Most mothers or single dads would choose to work from home if they could.

Many seniors would be eager to prepare for retirement with more revenue coming in than they might be expecting.happy older couple

A college student might be willing to dedicate ten or more hours a week to blogging if it could bring in money.

So how do these great escape jobs come about?

If you’re wondering how to set up an opportunity to work on your computer you’re in luck!

The instruction website I’m recommending you join will show you how to:

  • Set up two free websites
  • Walk you through the legality content (copy/paste)
  • Explain how you are going to set up your site to be found on line
  • Teach you how to write the content you will publish
  • Provide a network of successful entrepreneurs to help you
  • Offer hundreds of FAQs to refer to
  • Access this site 24/7 as it is international – it never sleeps

How To Join A Blog Community

 

You can CLICK TO JOIN RIGHT HERE!

As I’ve said above, there is no cost to log in and start immediately watching the classroom trainings.You will have seven days to take advantage of these.Blog page shows on large and small monitors

You won’t be asked for a payment method of any kind. That comes later if you want to invest in an ongoing membership.

After a week, you will have the opportunity to access the entire website for a month, for only $19 USD. 

If you do, you’ll be building an Authority website that will be pushed to the top of the search pages.

And why does that matter?

Think about what you were searching for just now before you came to this article.

Some of the words you entered to find information are somewhere in this blog post. And here we are!

(You can read more about that by CLICKING TO THIS ARTICLE.)

So, fast forward to you having just one blog, well designed, attractive to look at, and easy to read.

And you have written a volume of interesting and useful content.

Some, if not all, of that material will contain links to retailers and information vendors.a link

Your readers will follow those links and in many cases, buy a product you have discussed and recommended.

And that’s where you will be paid a commission from their purchase.

That is called Affiliate Marketing. You are the affiliate and those links are called Affiliate Links.

Writing pleasant, resourceful and informative reviews is a skill you can learn, if you don’t have it right now. That is a main focus of the training at Wealthy Affiliate.

Another method of blogging is writing about your own craft or artisan product, or popular collections (vintage jewelry, coins etc.) that you sell on a site like Etsy.

Your blog posts will then link your readers to your Etsy page to buy.

I hope I’ve made it simple to understand these opportunities about how to escape from the rat race.

Wealthy Affiliate training will show you how to shape your vision and create well being in your future.

CLICK HERE TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS OPPORTUNITY RIGHT NOW!

What’s your situation today? Are you ready for a new plan? Please share if you like, or leave any questions you have below.

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Make Money Writing At Home

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Make Money Writing At Home

Do you wonder if you can ever retire and be truly comfortable? Oh dear, you can’t? Do you want to make money writing at home?

O.K. so I just  threw that right out there. (Duck! lol).

I know if you’re anywhere near being in the same boat I have been in – you need this.

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Totally sunk!

And yet to succeed at a business working from home you need to be prepared, right? This is not something anyone jumps into without knowing the precise way to proceed.

I am going to help you find out how to do that. How to get detailed, step by step, precision training on building a business on line.

I bet that if you need more money in retirement than you’re currently expecting to have, you might be anxious, frustrated and even angry. It doesn’t seem fair.

How does it feel to consider having a home line of work? While it still is a fact that you have to work, you can have choice over:

  • How hard you work
  • How many hours, and which hours in the day you will work
  • Whether you work at home or while visiting family
  • When you stop for meals, exercise, other tasks, or socializing
  • Arranging your training times to maximize saving money

How Can Seniors Save Money

Speaking of saving money, how can you do that if you were training on your computer, at home? You will save on:

  • Gas
  • Time commuting to a job
  • A dress code wardrobe or uniforms
  • Buying food away from homeless
  • Other work supplies or equipment

I’m getting to where you can find the best training to succeed in creating a comfortable home based business, but first think about what you want that life to look like. And feel like.

Do you have a small country town, or a waterfront location where you’d like to retire, but can’t? (Yet!)

Do you want to buy an RV and travel around, but your old age pension can’t support that?

I’d like to do all the above! We should all aim high, shouldn’t we?

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AHHHHHahhhh….

Will you be able to get rich fast? No. Yet I can see why you’d think that for a second.

I’m thinking that you are getting close to retirement age, or maybe you’re already there and you’re still working.

The title of this blog post caught your eye. Or maybe another title on this blog. It’s all geared toward how to get trained to make money writing at home.

Before I get to that, here’s a little back story.

Years ago I was thinking ahead. I cashed in a retirement fund and with an investment partner I bought some rental property. That trundled along just fine until the banks went down the rabbit hole taking us all with them.

Down, down, down.

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Oops! Wrong way!

Did you go down that one too? Or was it divorce or death of a spouse that brought you up short? Getting laid off?

You know, truly, if you feel like telling your story, please do in the comment section below. I and other readers of this blog like good company! If it’s long…please tell! We must hang together.

So we bought two properties in a small country town I planned to retire in. Those went down the rabbit hole, but I later got relief and new hope by signing up for authentic instruction about web site building.

CLICK that link to see how you can benefit too.

In explaining how I can help you – here’s an example of how you can work on line, help people, and make money.

Today I got up and recalled that it’s time to order more water filters for my counter top Aquasana water filter. Why did I think of that?

Because on the news there was a report about how likely there would be an earthquake in my area within two days! (It never happened.)

Two days! Oh my gosh it’s time to empty out some emergency water bottles and refill them with fresh water! That’s a bit of work…

Then my mind took me to writing a blog post on my amazon affiliate blog (I’ll explain that in a minute), promoting this water filter system.

Because weren’t other people wondering about an easy way to filter water too?

The benefits of this system?  It is affordable for both home owners and small apartment dwellers. (Which would be me after the rabbit hole.)

Affiliate Marketing Explanation

Since I have mentioned my amazon affiliate blog, let me at least briefly explain.

You probably shop on Amazon, or know that you can. My amazon affiliate blog reviews many products and if you look for one of them, you may find my blog.

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Be an amazon affiliate!

And then, you may follow a link from it to amazon and make a purchase.

If you were to shop that way, I would make a small commission. Not a lot. But if one hundred shoppers did the same…see where I’m going here? A blog writer can be an affiliate with:

  • Target
  • Macys
  • Home Depot
  • Lowes
  • Walmart
  • Walgreens
  • Ebay

And, many, many smaller businesses too.

That is just one way you can earn an income with your computer. So now on to help you make money writing at home!

How can you get started? How did I?

I had lots of help. It was disorganized and practically accidental, but I got going writing about my first profession, classical ballet. I could write technical articles in my sleep.

I don’t even remember how I found The Perfect Pointe Book which way back, was a ClickBank

book about pointe shoes
Another book I made commissions on.

product. A digital instant download book – and excellent!

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You may be surprised to find that you are an expert on one of the topics which have a best selling product on the ClickBank Marketplace.

There are articles on this web site about what to write about and how to find keywords (words that shoppers use to search for items they want) and many other aspects of generating an income with your computer.

The point of this article is “how can you learn to do this right?”.

Wouldn’t you love to have a week’s dry run at this training for free?

Would you like to set up a free web site with a few clicks and just start building it up with some content? Well you can!

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Healthy Food Near Me – Farm To Table Or Home Grown

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Healthy Food Near Me – Farm To Table Or Home Grown

I was lucky to discover a source of healthy food near me recently. I had become interested in the farm to table movement in food acquisition.

I started a habit of reading the entire city newspaper (it’s small!) every week, and kept an eye out for fresh food sources.

Because I want to stay my healthiest in retirement – and you do too, don’t you?

One aspect of success in having a work at home job as a senior, is health. And aspects of health are:

  • Good sleep
  • Exercise appropriate for your age and general condition
  • Good fresh food with no chemicals and bad fats to increase our inflammation levels
  • Good company including pets if you can have one

What Is The Farm To Table Process?

Farm-to-table (or farm-to-fork, and in some cases farm-to-school) is a social movement which promotes serving local food at restaurants and school cafeterias, preferably through direct acquisition from the producer (which might be a winery, brewery, ranch, fishery, or other type of food producer which is not strictly a “farm”).- Wikipedia 

What Does The Farm To Table Food Network Hope To Accomplish?

  • Provide optimal health and nutrients to communities and decrease the risk of diseases that are related to diet
  • Introduce seasonal foods that are produced locally
  • Offer a healthy diet and fresh food to all members of a community
  • Create a direct connection between those who farm the food and those who consume it
  • Help the environment and the community by alleviating the need for the transportation of food from other states or countries
  • Encourage the public to participate in the promotion of local food and community
  • Help strengthen local businesses so that the communities can grow financially and monetary funds can circulate

That list is from Eco Caters

Can The Farm To Table Food Trend Help You To Stay Healthy?

It can, absolutely, yet here is where my farm to table food ideas departs somewhat. I’m talking about food going from a farm to your table, directly.

If the produce is local, it should be less expensive, right? And a lot of it is.

But first, what’s in your local stores? Buying organic foods at super markets is expensive, generally.

You can explore your local stores and check the pricing. Go to the store manager and ask them what the most local produce is. Just be friendly and be sure to thank the person for their time.

In one of my local markets there is a bulk section. I discovered that organic steel cut oats are half the price of non-organic Quaker and other brand oats. Nuts and mixes are also cheaper than the same packaged produce.

Check out the local farmers market. The fresh produce isn’t always organic, but one thing you can count on – it’s fresh!

There are special washes you can buy to rinse off food sprays. Hot water and vinegar will rinse off sprays and shellacs too.

Visit the Local Harvest site and see where you can shop or order food online.

How Can I Eat Healthy And Cheap?

Need some healthy food ideas?

First, think of fresh, unprocessed foods.Foods like:

  • Vegetables
  • Salads
  • Nuts
  • Eggs
  • Dairy
  • Meats/fish

Canned foods and cartons of vegetable/chicken/beef broths are great to have in the cupboard for back ups when you get snowed in, or otherwise blocked from shopping for fresh produce.

For daily meals, plan to eat at home, and make meals as you go, or bag and freeze portions while fresh.

Bear in mind, I am talking to seniors here, not families. If you are a senior living with a family, all the better! However, it seems many seniors live alone or in a couple.

I am also considering in this article, that many seniors are living on a pretty low income. So you need some thought to get a food budget drilled down. A budget that will provide for fresh healthy foods.

My lucky find was:

Brite Farm newspaper ad

You can click on the photo of the Brite Creek Farm ad to see the website. 

Being able to buy fresh eggs and pasture raised beef is is a huge boost for getting healthier food in my diet. I can get grass fed beef in the grocery store, but it is from New Zealand and Canada (not specified per package) and how can I tell how long the shipping took? I really don’t know. The Brite Creek Farm beef is frozen fresh, in small batches.

Works for me!

I would hope you can find such a source. The ground beef is $6.99 a pound. Broken down to 1/4 pound in a meal, it is way cheaper than the fast food/frozen with additives/processed on feed lot/from South America which is burning down the rain forest to pasture beef…You get my argument right?

If you live in a big city, find the nearest rural centered small town, and check their newspaper. There are two adds for fresh eggs in my area, and once I drove around I saw several other signs for eggs. 

I found another farm selling fresh apples, pears, both in several varieties. They were one third less in price than the local super markets. Because they don’t have to be shipped, right?

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Brite Creek Farm Air Stream Boutique Store at Christmas

 

The following contributed article gives some good ideas if you will consider growing your own food, in a limited space.

Container Vegetable Gardening Basics by Larry L. Taylor

Gardening can be a lot of fun, but for those who do not have a yard or sufficient space to spread out, container gardening is a great alternative. Not only is container vegetable gardening easy for beginners to pick up, it’s also possible to grow a large variety of vegetables in a container garden.

In order to grow a successful container garden, there are a few basic tips that can help you get started. Most vegetables require six hours or more of sunlight every day. Ensure that there is a place where the vegetables can be placed where they will be warm and receive a lot of sunlight. If living in an area where there is a lot of sunlight, you might have to add some shade in order to protect them.

In addition to sunlight, vegetables also need to be watered constantly. During their peak growing time, the soil in the container should be moist to the touch, although not dripping. Adding too much water will cause the roots to rot while not enough water will stunt their growth. Test the moisture levels in the soil every day by sticking your finger in.

Temperature is an important part of maintaining a garden. When it starts to get cold outside, the vegetable containers should be brought inside since freezing temperatures can kill them. If the containers are too large to make moving easy, it is possible to use a garden fleece to protect them.

When choosing a container for the vegetable garden, the sky is the limit. you may want to use traditional garden planters and pots which are well-ventilated. The wooden ones are decorative and can look very nice on a patio or a balcony. For a non-traditional container choice, think outside the box and even consider making your own. Remember that any container must have some sort of drainage system. The container should have a small hole in the bottom so that excess water won’t build up. Each container should have one hole that’s larger as well as several small ones.

If you travel a lot or don’t have much time to water the vegetables, consider self-watering containers. However, you will need to make sure that any excess water has space to be poured away. Plastic, ceramic, and terracotta are some of the more popular choices.

Once you’ve chosen the containers for the vegetables, fill them with a potting soil. Buy prepared potting soil from a gardening store to get the best results. Also, be sure to pick up some garden fertilizer to promote the health of your vegetables. After filling the containers, start to plant vegetables. You can either plant seeds or young plants, although beginning gardeners usually have better results with young plants.

The sky is the limit as far as vegetable choices, but some of the easiest vegetables to grow are peas, tomatoes, carrots, lettuce, zucchini, and radishes. If you have a long planter, you can also grow beans or other vegetables which need room to spread out.

Container gardening is a great option for the avid gardener who may not have room for a traditional garden. They are an attractive addition to a patio or balcony and are a lot of fun throughout the year.

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The photo at top shows an herb garden grown vertically on a balcony.

Have you grown herbs, sprouts (easy to grow in the kitchen) or vegetables at home? Please do share your experience!

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Write For A Blog

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Write For A Blog

Welcome to my blog about making money at home! Can I tell you all about that on this page? Well, yes and er – no. Well, mostly yes.

Source of top image.

Blog Writing For Beginners

 

Have you ever thought about this and wished you could wave a magic wand (or make a few point-and-clicks) and have a blogmagic wand with stars appear? And just start writing?

If you have, then I’m going to tell you how you can almost give the magic wand wave, and actually see your blog appear right before your eyes. Truly.

If you could start a blog with a few clicks – that is, have all the “install” work done for you, you could go for that, right?

 

Free Blogs VS Blogs To Make Money

 

The platform on which your blog, or web site, will be built, is like the foundation of a house.

The most used free blogger sites are owned by Google and WordPress. Those are platforms with the structure already installed for you. You have a space to write and edit, and add images and videos.

And those are great for writing memoirs, family vay-cay blogs and that kind of thing.

Because they are provided by Blogger and WordPress in order to create interesting content for readers (and ultimately, advertisers) they are not intended to be used as commercial spaces.

On the other hand, this blog uses space that is paid for, and theW letter in circle site that hosts it is called Wealthy Affiliate. That is where you will learn how to build a blog with wordpress. Full explanation following…

So you arrived here at this write-for-a-blog site for a reason – making money on line at home. Every blog post on this site is meant to help you sort out the why’s and wherefore’s of the opportunities to work on your computer:

  • Without leaving your home
  • While Rv-ing and maybe that’s your home now
  • Being free to visit family when you want, while earning money
  • Seeing your on line income starting small and growing
  • Feeling the relief from not having enough money in retirement

What To Write For Your Blog

 

On one hand a blog can be sheer indulgence on the writer’s part. Because you can write about what you love talking about!

Or maybe you write because you don’t like talking much! It works for introverts and extroverts, professional marketers and peeps who just love to share.

You will write about your favorite topics and the products that help you to engage in your favorite activities. That simple!

 

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Can you make a quick list right now of the products you need and have bought for your hobbies or self-employed work so far? Or the ones you have always wished you could have? It could include some of these:

  • Computer and supplies
  • Boating and supplies
  • Wood working and supplies
  • Crafting
  • Cooking
  • Renovating
  • Interior design
  • Garden design

Just to name a few!

When you share your enthusiasm and your knowledge and skill sets about the use and advantages of these products that peeps can buy on Amazon, Target, Home Depot, Walmart, etc., you can set up your blog to link your reader to those, and that’s where they will buy.

This is called affiliate marketing.

And that’s why Wealthy Affiliate is – well, Wealthy Affiliate 🙂

Because those retailers and many more affiliate vendor sites pay you a commission when someone you send over buys!

How To Write For Blogs

 

Basically, it’s conversational. You need good grammar and spelling. Not too long sentences. You know how you read on line. You kinda scan, right?

You see short paragraphs with descriptive headlines so you know if you want to slow down and absorb the information.

You will see “recent posts” on the side and you might want to jump on over if a title interests you.

You may see Social Media icons you click on if you want to share the information with friends.

You may see images on the article that you save to your Pinterest board if you have one.

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You can follow a Pinterest board of mine, CLICK here.

How To Blog For Seniors

 

Seniors contemplating retirement or forced into retirement by downsizing companies/lay-offs may be scrambling for ideas as to what will they do next.

You may have lots of experience writing on web sites, but have you built one?

You may have zero experience writing on line yet you can still learn how.

The Wealthy Affiliate training for starting an on line business provides point by point video training where you are looking at the trainer’s computer screen as the instructor shows you how to start a no-cost site, name it, and put up the essential pages.

 

And I bet I know what you’re thinking this second – “what’s it gonna cost me!” And that’s exactly what you should be wondering!

You don’t want to be paying anybody for anything until you’re sure it’s not a scam.

I sure can help you get started-CLICK HERE.

You’ve probably seen lots of training offers on line ranging from a $37.00 course to a $297.00 per month membership training club with a forum, tutorials, private messaging with other members (some very skilled!) and a sense of community.

Those can be great but here is what I use for $299.00 a year! There is an annual Black Friday Special for three days which gets you that price forever on the Wealthy Affiliate University community.

At all other times, you can participate with a monthly membership of  $49.00.

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Even better than that, I can show you where to start learning the true professional way to write on line with hours of instruction, and it won’t cost you anything.

Remember when the Fuller brush man would leave a product at your house to use for a whole week than come back to see if you wanted to buy it? That free trial model still exists!

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 If you’re really feeling scared about the rising cost of good food, a good neighborhood, medical and vet bills…I won’t go on, because it’s just too scary…this blog is to give you hope, and much more than that, an optimistic concept of the future.

If you have experience with web sites, you will click through setting up your first site – zoom!

As a beginner you will proceed at your own pace and have seven days to keep shaping your first web site.

After that week, you can keep following the training for a month, at a $19.00 cost. I mean, wow, that’s two Big Macs!

The Wealthy Affiliate training walks you through building your blog, to include everything you need.

Eventually it can become about making money.

Initially, it is about building the kind of site that can go in any direction you want.

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If I see you on the other side I’ll give you more tips too!

If you have any questions, please leave them below. I’ll get back to you!

 

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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.

person in bed

 

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
sense.”
New York Times Book Review

book cover why we sleep

 

CLICK HERE TO GET YOUR COPY NOW

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.

 

CLICK HERE TO SEE A VARIETY OF UV BLOCK LENSES

 

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.

Conclusion

 

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?

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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.

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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.

keyboard and coffee cup

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.

CLICK HERE TO SEE HOW IT’S DONE

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.

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Senior Poverty Statistics

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Senior Poverty Statistics

The article below discusses some senior poverty statistics. It was written in late 2008 by a senior citizen in the US. So what’s changed? Anything? The author notes that:

  • “6 out of 10 workers over the age of 45 and older were already planning to delay retirement for at least 5 years
  • 34% for men and 26% of women at 65 are either still working or looking for work
  • 13% of Americans over the age of 45 have already taken funds out of their retirement accounts
  • Senior options are “ spend less and continue working and retire much later”

Source of image above.

I take senior poverty very seriously. If you’re reading this, I know you do too. You’re probably looking for a way to –

Find Ideas For Making Money In Retirement

And now on to the article by Jerry Lewis.

Newly Retired Or Nearly Retired Seniors

Over the past few months, seniors who have recently retired or who are getting close to retirement, have found it necessary to adjust there retirement plans and often delay their plans completely.

Even seniors who felt they planned well and saved enough fore a comfortable retirement have had to rethink their plans. A recent survey by the Assoc. of Retired Persons found that 6 out of 10 workers over the age of 45 and older were already planning to delay retirement for at least 5 years and some as long as 10. On top of that, they find themselves working longer hours to try and make up what they have lost because of this recent turn down we find ourselves in. Unfortunately, time is our real enemy here.

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Back in 1985, only about 15% of men and 8% of women were still working over the age of 65. Today, that percentage is up to 34% for men and 26% of women at 65 are either still working or looking for work.”

Senior Living In Retirement

“Fewer than 1 in 5 seniors surveyed felt they would be able to maintain their standard of living after retirement.

Women are at a greater disadvantage because, generally, they made less money and are living longer. Who ever thought that living longer would pose a problem.

Many senior women, after retirement, live on less than $10,000 per year. More and more seniors, men and women, find themselves at the poverty level once retired.

This only get worse as the years go on. We are out living our money. Bankruptcy in the over 70 age group is up something like 400%.”

 

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Source. So many losses!

“Women are at a greater disadvantage…” There is one place of work (you can probably guess what I’m referring to from the title of this blog! 🙂 ) where you’ll find equal pay for the same job and at least that’s one factor you won’t have to deal with!

 

“Unfortunately, these figures will only get higher. In a recent survey by The American Assoc. of Retired Persons found that 13% of Americans over the age of 45 have already taken funds out of their retirement accounts. That decision will create a double penalty on these people. They not only lose that portion of their retirement funds but also the interest compounding they could have gained as well.

We’re all looking at this train wreck that’s coming our way and there is no way of stopping it, at least not soon enough to help the over 50 who are already caught up in this disaster. What are our options and some solutions to this problem? The only two I keep reading about is that we must spend less and continue working and retire much later. Many fear that retirement is no longer in their future.”

How Can I Make Money In Retirement?

“However, there is one more option they all seem to overlook. Starting your own small home based business is that third option. To continue to work is an OK option if you really enjoy what you are doing. But what happens if your company does not allow you to continue working or your among the legions of workers who have been laid off because of cutbacks or outsourcing.

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This brings us back to starting our own small business. The internet is a great place to do that without all the expense usually associated with starting a traditional business.

The senior market is one of the fastest growing markets on the internet and who knows seniors better than other seniors. What they need, what they want. Its been said that about 68% of internet users are over the age of 40 and has grown by about 65% since 1997.

They have money to spend and are on the internet about 38 hours per week doing a lot more that surfing and emailing family.”

And that’s why I wrote Careers For Seniors Over 60 Click on that link and read it if you want help to sort out your options.

“As far as what kind of business or what should you market, that’s up to you. The internet is an unending source of information and anyone can find something that they would be interested in. The only real question that needs to be answered is how.

The answer to that question is attraction marketing. This process is completely generic and can be applied to anything you decide to market be that online or offline. Plus, when applied properly you will find it can be done at very low cost and much of it at no cost to you.

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There is real help for you!

The main thing you must know when going into your own business is how to market. There is no way around it. Without marketing there is no business, at least not long term which is what we all want. Learn the Attraction Marketing process and by this time next year, that train wreck we talked about will be well out of your life and you will be none the worse for the experience.

Thank You

Jerry Lewis

My name is Jerry and I am of the senior citizen generation that I write about. I know many of the problems we face today with everything that’s going on out there. We all know what they are. But we do have options and internet marketing is one of them. This will teach you how to create a web of content on the internet with hundreds, and soon, thousands of links all pointing back at you and your product. You will be the hunted and not the hunter. It is working for me and it will work for anyone who is willing to learn and apply whats learned. Create Your Home Biz Here [http://createyourinternethomebizhere.com]:

Here you will only find what works. No theory here. We only show what we have and do use to build our own million dollar business over the past 10 years+.”

Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/expert/Jerry_Lewis/201678

So Jerry’s site that he recommended doesn’t seem to be there anymore.

One additional way that seniors can become impoverished is by financial fraud. Here is a real story at “Recent Fraud Stories- Senior Targeted“.

But I have discovered and reviewed an amazing site called Wealthy Affiliate. It has been helping people get started and succeed at earning a second paycheck, if not a full time income, for years.

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>>CLICK HERE to view the benefits of Wealthy Affiliate training.<<

 

This instructional community of experts and bloggers who are still learning, covers the basic info you need to know (and how to get more, for free) and will get you starting a couple of websites of your own (for no cost!).

I hope I’m helping you hope! With some investment of your time, you can plan how to make extra money in retirement. And you won’t be part of those senior poverty statistics!

Have you ever tried blogging? How did you learn it? Please share below, or feel free to ask questions. I will get back to you!

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