Over 60 and achieving online success!

Last Update: January 16, 2019

I'm over 60 years of age - are you?

As I sat at my computer desk this morning, I wondered "how many seniors, like myself, are building a business online? I'm currently 65 and I became a Premium member of WA at age 60. I'm on my 5th year here at WA.

When i found Wealthy Affiliate, I had been looking for a way to make some extra money online for several years. I had retired at age 53 - a little early because of a bad work situaton and even though I had a decent pension, I was still wanting to contribute and to earn a little more. Finding WA came at a very good time for me. I've enjoyed learning and the community here tremendously and I've actually began earning extra money - enough to pay for my WA subscription each year and support my online habit. I'm still working on reaching my major financial goals, but its getting better each month.

You might think at my age, learning what WA has to teach and implementing it would be difficult. But actually I've had very little problem going through the learning steps and implementing them for the most part. And whenever I did get stuck, I asked my questions within the community and got plenty of help very quickly.

I've grown to love this community and the many, many helpful members who are so willing to share their expertise. I'm met members who have achieved their financial goals and yet stay here to help others.

So, how many of you fellow WAers are over age 60?

And how to do feel about WA and reaching or not reaching your financial goals?

-Shirley

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lmridge Premium
Hi, Shirley-

I am currently 65, also. I am still working full time. I joined WA a couple of years ago in an effort to supplement my retirement income. Like a lot of people, I don't like how my retirement numbers look.

I plan to reach the goal of building an income through WA, because I still have many things I want to do that I am unable to do while working full time.

Last year I had some limited success here, so I am digging deeper into the training to make this year much better.

Looking forward to seeing your success here.

Lydia
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sdawson Premium
Here's to your having a big successful 2019.
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AlejandraB Premium
I'm a new member of this club, I've been here at WA for 4 years and I love what I learn and I love working on online business!
Today I can say there's no better place to be than Wealthy Affiliate to learn and to build up an online business no matter how young we are!
Alejandra.
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - not quite there yet, I will be 55 this year. I was made redundant from the civil service seven years ago and became a freelance web writer and proofreader. Unfortunately, the government keeps moving the goalposts here in the UK. I should be able to claim my state pension at 60, but now have to wait until I am 66! This is why I joined WA to try and see me through those extra years.
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mytreebark Premium
I am 64 and work part time. I just started here. Right now I have a hard time writing content. So far it hasn't gotten any better. I will keep trying.
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sdawson Premium
Yes, the content creation is the hardest thing for me also. However, I keep truckin and eventually, I'll get those 200 posts. -Shirley
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YanFellow Premium
Hi Shirley and myhtreebark - what sort of difficulties are you having writing content?

Ian
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mytreebark Premium
I wind up staring at a blank page in google documents and that's just how my mind feels, blank. I find it extremely difficult to write anything.
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YanFellow Premium
There's probably training on how to write content :-)

Essentially, don't start with a blank page :-) Decide what you're going to review or write about by trawling the web for products and ideas then test for keywords.

Take a look at Grace's Road To Vegas series:
https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/littlemama/training

It;s incredubly inspiring but in particular, look at the Produc Review ones where she lays out a template she uses for writing.

Hope that helps,
Ian
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sdawson Premium
Ian, mostly procrastination and I tend to start a lot of posts but don't finish them.
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MozMary Premium
the key is to know your niche, then it flows...
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NWTDennis Premium
You got me again Ian ... myhtreebark???
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NWTDennis Premium
Grace was like a machine when it came to doing product reviews and her diligence rewarded her with a trip to Las Vagus to the annual WA SAC this year.
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YanFellow Premium
Ah, then you need a plan :-)

I've got degress in procrastination. But I keep putting off collecting them :-)

Decide what you're going to write before you start, Do keuword research. Plan the article. Eg, Intro, features, benefits, Pros, Cons, Conclusiosn, etc.

Ian
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YanFellow Premium
Not a mysterious acronym :-)

The commenter above who was also saying they had a problem writing content :-)

Ian
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YanFellow Premium
Indeed! Grace is amazing!

Er, no word play intended :-)
Ian
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NWTDennis Premium
I actually got that one. :-)
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YanFellow Premium
🤣
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Robert-A Premium
Hi Shirley and good on you for sticking with it.
I have been here since 2014 as well and I will be 70 this year and still going strong.
Onwards and Upwards.
Have an awesome Wednesday.
Robert
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GlenPalo Premium
I will be 70 this year as well.

Cheers,
Glen
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Robert-A Premium
Happy 70th Birthday when it comes around Glen.
Robert
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GlenPalo Premium
Same to you, Robert!
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