You Can Succeed In Affiliate Marketing At Any Age

Last Update: May 19, 2020

Hi everyone,

One of the things I like to do every day is thank every member who sends through a follow.

I see many people mature in years ready to give this business all they have.

Friend, age is no barrier to achieving success.

Colonel Sanders of Kentucky Fried Chicken fame is someone who had great success over the age of sixty years.

Astronaut John Glenn returned to space at seventy-five.

Verdi wrote operas into his eighties.

Michelangelo was still producing masterpieces at eighty-nine

Monet was still painting at eighty-five.

Age is no barrier to success, you can achieve great things.

Have a great day, be strong and keep going.

Daz :)

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faruk2020 Premium
Thanks for this post Sir, great to see so many mature folks around that are in the same biz as myself. Its the doubts and excuses that do not let us move forward otherwise age is just a number.
I read somewhere that once you are above forty you must stuck to what you are good at and not try new things. Well I say that that's wrong as trying new things brings a sense of adventure and fun. So hats off to all the mature folks here and let this journey be as exciting as ever.
Cheers
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DarrenNicola Premium
Thanks for your comment, Faruk.
Age means nothing here in the WA platform.
Anyone of us can do great things.
All the best and have a great day and rest of the week.
Daz :)
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faruk2020 Premium
Thank you Darren and I wish you the same and more.
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DarrenNicola Premium
You are most welcome.
Daz :)
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GlennHall Premium
Hi Daz
Great post, makes me think of the flip side. Like Timothy lead to lead a church in his youth. I think it was estimated around 17 years old. But he was told to consider not thy youth. Goes to show that what ever your age you are able to kick goals and achieve more. Thank you again for inspiring thought and motivation.

Glenn ; )
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DarrenNicola Premium
Well said, Glenn.
Age is no barrier if you are 17 or 77.
If you are ready and believe you can do it, He will do the rest.
Have a great week.
Daz :)
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JeannineC Premium
I could give you countless examples of folks who started their affiliate marketing careers after they retired from their original occupations. I especially love it when, instead of working on their sites from their spare bedroom in their tiny house, they log in to add their latest post from a beach in St. Thomas or from their European Cruise Ship, all because they are earning so much in commissions that their entire retirements are different than anyone could ever imagine.
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DarrenNicola Premium
That is really exciting.
Thanks for sharing this today, Jeannine.
All the best.
Darren :)
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marchanna Premium
By all means then, provide just *one* example of a successful *older* retiree who is blogging about it. Not just examples of people who retired after getting started in their 20s to 50s; I'm aware of those, thanks :)
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JeannineC Premium
Checked with our legal team - I can't reveal names or I'd violate the Awin privacy policy.

BUT, I can tell you the categories of the ones I wanted to tell you about.

The first one was a travel blogger. She's older, (even older than me!) and walks a bit slower than most. So she writes about destinations which are beautiful but also comfortable for her to move about. She gets free trips and even paid for her posts, in addition to her affiliate commissions.

The second one is a food blogger. She's spent her life cooking for her family, and everyone begged her to share her recipes, so she did. Writing about cooking came very naturally to her, and she turned both the ingredients and the cookware and tools into affiliate links.

Each found something they enjoyed writing about, something they knew and could offer recommendations about. Their writing reflected that, and their readers responded. And success followed.
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marchanna Premium
I appreciate the effort Jeannine, I really do!

But without specifics on dollar earnings per year and actual names of people we can follow for real and get some insight that's not filtered by you or Awin, I'm not convinced they are making anything more than pocket money on the side, insufficient to funding their life expenses, obtained by other means.

That's not any evidence at all of "earning so much in commissions that their entire retirements are different than anyone could ever imagine."

Of course the legal team, whoever pays for them (Awin?) doesn't want us to track down specifics like that and naturally use the privacy policy as an excuse; very facile.

These aren't MMO niches either, and that's not surprising, btw.

You've said you could give countless examples -- your words -- and with all due respect, I still don't have solid evidence of even one.
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JeannineC Premium
I don't think anyone should promote MMO until they've actually done it. The examples I'm discussing are all MMO by converting their passions into an audience that buys what they suggest. There are other topics which can generate a nice income without being about MMO; in fact, I've seen more numerous success from those other verticals than I've seen from MMO sites.

You can find winners and losers in both columns. I've been doing this for 20+ years, and I'm over 60, so I do know a lot of examples. I'll see if any give me permission to share their info.

But more than that, I do want you to realize as well that this is not an industry with guarantees. You can spend hundreds of hours writing posts for your blog, but unless readers find your content useful, you will fail. That's why I used those two examples - they were writing about their passions and it showed in their posts and ignited their readers. Their posts were not book reports, and that makes all the difference in the world.

There is no magic formula to success online. If you are super skeptical about it, then it's not the right thing for you to do - find something you love and pursue that, especially if it's during retirement years.

I wish you all the best.
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marchanna Premium
your reply is useful, thank you!
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JeannineC Premium
Donna, the owner of this site, turned 70 today. https://myitchytravelfeet.com/
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GlendaV1 Premium
thanks for this post - truly age is just mere numbers
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DarrenNicola Premium
Thank you, Glenda.
Have a great week.
Daz :)
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