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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KenShaddock Premium Featured Comment
Thank you Shirley for your encouragement "young lady", may I say. Plentymature one's here we know. I'm still working down here in Australia, selling pianos, my long time love and passion. Turning 72 in March. Must be respected, I hope anyway. Been in WA 9 months and enjoying the trainings, interaction, encouraging others and developing my sites and learning more of the affiliate marketing process. It will be a great year.
I look forward to hearing of your breakthroughs this year Shirley. Sure there will be many.
Ken
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williamsil Premium
Shirley thanks very much for sharing. I was 71 on the 8th of March and is looking forward to learning all that I can about ecommerce. I am moving from a 5 year industrial air filtration manufacturing company that I owned to a new career of business coaching and development of businesses.
Take care and look forward to hearing more from you in 2019.
Icy
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Pammy1906 Premium
I'm not quite 60 though am 59 this year. I have got to admit, I am struggling a bit with getting going here on WA. I have written a few blogs and been ranked on Google but nothing else has happened. The online success part seems to be eluding me at the moment. I seem to be writing for myself!! I need to crack on with the training and networking I think! I thought I would have a wander through other people's blogs today and learn from others successes. Pleased to meet you!
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cwpickett Premium
Pam, I feel the same way, writing for myself. But I keep my eye on the future because if other people at WA can make money, then it is possible for you and me, too! It takes a while. I don't know what the success rate is, but all the tools you need are here. So I'm following the successful people's advice, plowing ahead, and enjoying myself immensely. Follow Kyle's lead and give it a year. Good luck.
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Mark1957 Premium
Hey Shirley from a fellow 7th decader!!
Going on 62 later this year having been at WA since 2015, I've regularly dipped in and out but always retained my enthusiasm for the platform.
I didn't take computer science in school (left there in 1974 before they became common in classrooms), I've never had a job with computers, I don't understand the ins and outs of the hardware or software and I have no idea about coding or html or cascading style sheets but, but, but.....after going through the step by step training here at Wealthy Affiliate I can build a website, populate it with appropriate plugins, play around with menus and generally get it looking ok, all by just following along with Kyle, practicing and just doing it.
We 60 year olds can teach the young 'uns a thing or two!!
Mark
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sdawson Premium
So right Mark.
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BarbaraBC Premium
Mark: You are another inspiration! I love that people my age are here and progressing through the program. You sound like you have learned more than me, but I'm plugging along and hope to be like you and Shirley! Best to you!
Barbara
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Mark1957 Premium
Hey Barbara, I don't know about being an inspiration but it is very much "monkey see, monkey do" here at WA.
Watch it, do it, rinse and repeat!!
Good luck with your online efforts :-)
Mark
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BarbaraBC Premium
Thanks for this post. I am 67 and sometimes I feel like technology is passing me by. But your post is very very encouraging. I'm going to use it to motivate myself to continue on with succeeding here in WA.
As a senior, I find I don't understand many of the terms used in the training. I have to stop and research what they mean. But that's OK, it's never too late to learn something new.
You are an inspiration!
Barbara
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sdawson Premium
Definitely, we can learn lots more at our age. Keep up the good work. -shirley
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cwpickett Premium
I think anyone at any age or disability can learn how to build a webiste at WA. The lessons are easy to follow. I bet you will find a lot of people here over 60, me included, that are working to build their retirement online. I think WA is a perfect fit for retirees.
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sdawson Premium
I totally agree about the perfect fit - this is an awesome place to learn about affiliate marketing and building cool websites. -shirley
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phranell86 Premium
This is awesome @Sdawson. I am really challenged to take this whole thing more seriously. If at your age, you still find time to understand the training and put into use whatever information you are able to grab, then I have no excuse for failure. You are truly a role model.
Thanks for sharing your experience. Wishing greater success in 2019 and the years to come.
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sdawson Premium
Yes, you can certainly succeed with this, just keep on working through the training and implement it step by step, have patience and don't quit. Best wishes, -shirley
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imthedamo Premium
Awesome Shirly, I am 54 and just started my second year of WA. I love it here and find every progression I make is in direct proportion to my effort. The teaching and knowledge are there for the taking.

I also believe not only are there plenty of seniors working online but it is a very misunderstood demographic. I, myself am going after it. I figure I have about 15 years left to do physical work, which I enjoy but have no pension and have not done well by way of saving and investing. I don't think I am the exception. I think there are bazillions of folks like me facing retirement in the next 5 - 15 years with not much to show for it.

The irony is so many of these folks have an amazing work ethic and just need to be educated on the opportunities abound.

Thanks for the post and all the best to you.
Damo
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sdawson Premium
I agree lots of seniors can make use of the WA training to help them in retirement. That's my niche in fact. -Shirley
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michelleplr Premium
Damo,

Well said! I totally agree.
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Absama Premium
Hi Shirley,
Thanks for sharing.
Yes we have a very helpful community at WA and I get any issues fixed within a short time.
I sought and received good feedback about my new site from Site Feedback and offered comments and received some about one of my posts from Site Comment.
I wish you all the best!
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Swangirl Premium
I am not near 60 yet but I feel like 70 many days. I am still 38.

I want to have this all set up and ready to go so I can "retire" early. Between websites and real estate my husband and I WILL retire early. My health issues make it difficult to work a regular job so I am working very hard now at 3 jobs (State Government job, real estate rentals and property management and websites) to make sure I can support myself no matter what.

I think WA will be an amazing game changer for many seniors and if you start early it should definitely secure your retirement!
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sdawson Premium
You are still a baby, but its a good idea to work toward retirement even at your young age.
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raybrannum Premium
Hey, you are just a child. I have a daughter about your age. I still work 5 days a week, sometime 7 doing commercial real estate appraisals. My wife, who is my best friend, works with me each day. We have been married 66 years. I have been retired my adult life as I enjoy what I do. I like WA because it helps me advertise my business and at the same time meet a lot of great folks and learn something new almost every day. I am a serious believer in God and thank him for all the herbs he populated this earth with. If we used natural medicine there would not be overdose death from big pharmacy's money making chemicals. Sorry for the rant. LOL

With WA and your dedication you will continue grow a successful business.
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sdawson Premium
Hi there Ray, I'm a Jesus believer too and also use natural meds a lot. Best wishes for your journey here.
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Sorayacge Premium
Yaay! Nice post!
I love WA even though I haven't yet made my financial goals. I don't see it as failure at all - I see it as exciting progress that I'm learning a language which I knew nothing about before. I've been here for 2 years and it's part of my life now! And the goals will come for sure. :)
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idthompson3 Premium
Age has everything and nothing to do with it. You have experience and wisdom many others cannot claim. The format may have changed, but we all have something to learn. I am 63 myself. A retired (disabled) physician intent on becoming successful at something I do best. Editing, proof reading and writing killer thank you notes you'd be confident to send Queen Elizabeth. Don't mistake the value to good etiquette, people. Success is measured in many avenues. Whether you are graduating from Law School, or getting married, not writing a gracious note of thanks for gifts is sometimes all it takes to drop you from a guest list. It your penmanship is poor, you will be judged. Why not leave it to a professional. You may ask, what does this have to do with being a doctor? I was a debutante also. Leave the paper to me, also. Linen will do nicely. You may find 10 notes for a $1.00 at a discount, and it's better than nothing, but the paper counts, too. Yes, Leave your note to me.
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julesnp Premium
Age is just a number Shirley,

When we are healthy, have drive, dedication, focus and have happiness in your heart, there is nothing stopping us from achieving our goals and "Learn Something New" every day.

We are all very proud of you and wish you the very best Shirley.

Have a wonderful day.

Jules
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Acornoak Premium
You are an inspiration Shirley, and true reflection that anything can be accomplished when you put your mind to it, as age is just a number, wisdom is gained by choosing the right path, and WA is proving to be the right path for many. Thanks for lighting the way, you are a trailblazer.
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NemiraB Premium
Hm, I remember one smart and funny guy with impressive life stories. I think that his name was Weber and he joked about his tattoo on his butt. He had German Shepard dogs, a horse, plenty of family members around. He wrote reviews and helped others. He was over 90 old. How about that?
As one anchor from ABC told that age is just a number.
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NuriaCorbi Premium
Thank you so much for sharing this Shirley, such an inspiring post. I haven't been very active on here lately but every time I pop in, I feel like I've been missing out, such a lovely community here. I'm not over 60 yet, but I'm heading that way and there are so many much younger people building businesses online that I do feel part of the oldies. Like you, I'm learning a lot and love that so many members are staying here to help others. All the best to you and hopefully we will one day give back to this community.

Nuria
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roydio Premium
I just celebrated my 70th birthday on October 9, 2018 in Sanur, Bali with family and friends, the group came October 5-17, we had a blast. My wife and I love to travel and since January 2005 I have been helping in the tsunami area of Banda Aceh, Sumatra, Indonesia. I was tsunami relief Coordinator for Saddleback church. When my contract with the church ended a year later, we wanted to find a way to continue helping. We found these primitively handmade handbags and we brought some samples home to California. My wife had her 1st home party and it was a success. We started a factory with 12 women, all survivors, today we are helping over 400. I just finished my 33rd trip from LA to Indonesia in October 2018, it has been quite an adventure and journey. If you have time, google Laga Handbags and you can see our products. This site has been done by a web developer, so pretty advanced. I have 3 domains I owned for quite a while, and now I am working on them and they are somewhat live with just a few buttons, onlinetradingcenter, onlinetradingguru, and nanotimer (this one I haven't switched servers yet). Hope all is well and wish you the best.
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sdawson Premium
You are doing some awesome things for the people there. Good for you.
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roydio Premium
Thank you
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michaelvgATN Premium
Hi Sdawson,

I feel completely privileged to be able to follow and be followed by you, also to be able to share a successful journey that which we both desire.

Also helping me that time buying through my site, you were very nice, so thank you.

Wishing you all the best with your future endeavours and hoping you reach success.

If you have questions please reach out and ask me, i'm always available.

Thanks again,

Michael V
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DBCrist Premium
Just turned 67 in Dec. The beauty about the internet is that there is no age discrimination. For me life is about having goals and learning the skills necessary to reach them. To intelligently say and write what I want, in my blogs is important to me, and I know I'm not the only one who feels the way I do. Pushing one's self technically and intellectually keeps the mind working at a high level. To dream and imagine a desired future, helps keep the present in perspective. Having discipline and perseverance in overcoming seemingly insurmountable obstacles makes me feel alive.I'm going to start following you, thanks for being so transparent. Dave.
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NidaV Premium
I am not 60 but I left my job to be a better mother and wife as I have been in the rat race for over 26 years, though it was good financially..It was not for my family relationship. Thus I joined WA hoping to make money online.

You are so inspiring and hoping that when I reach 60 I'll be as excited as you are to do online business.

Keep it up! Take care!

Nida
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sdawson Premium
Best of luck to you. Stick with it. -Shirley
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IMTim Premium
I refuse to grow up! But 60 comes pretty fast when you stay busy learning everything life has to teach.

I think WA should be required class for all of us baby boomers, very beneficial to have goals, ongoing education, companionship and annual trips to Las Vegas wouldn’t be so bad either!

Thanks for calling us out Shirley ~ Timo
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RuthlynB Premium
Hi, Shirley, I am older than you I am 71 years old and retired I joined WA last April I love it here and I hope never to leave, like you I thought I would have found the lessons hard but I think Kyle did an awesome job in making it easy to understand and as you said your questions are answered Marion Black is my go-to person
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sdawson Premium
Yes, Marion is awesome!
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jkGst Premium
Hi: You are just a kid!! I am 86, born in October of 1932. I have a son your age. Yes, I am doing quite well on WA and do not plan to slow down. At least we have a lot of memories to help us in writing articles !! I am following you. It would be nice to be real friends,
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sfortson Premium
I am not over 60, but I get closer every year.

I do not have a pension plan or any other retirement plan, that is why I am here. I am hoping to be earning enough by 50 to stop working my hourly job.

I just turned 46 on the 4th, so that is only 4 years to get my crap together and build a successful online business.

Some people look at 4 years as a long time, I do not! The years seem to just slip right by so fast!

Thank you for posting. Even though I am not over 60, I appreciate your inspiring post!

Stacie
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NWTDennis Premium
It's been awhile since I was 60. I was looking for a way to stay mentally engaged in retirement ... you know the use or loose it theory. Mission accomplished.

Oh, and I was hoping to fund my passion for golf. Still working on that mission. My progress has been delayed this past year due to my wife's health, but I'm still in the game.
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Chezbrown Premium
Hi Shirley, I can't say I am over 60 just yet but I do know a few people who are over 60, over 70 and some are even in their 80's which I think is amazing and so nice to see.

You have done great and I would love to say I hope I have followed in your footsteps by the time I have been hear for 5 years.

Have a great 2019. xxx
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CandP Premium
Hey, Shirley, we are 66 and 61 and we feel certain that we will reach our goals eventually with the training here at WA. We have big plans and we work on them daily.
Our generation doesn't sit on the rocking chair on the porch!
It's just not our style at all.
Let's rock it together.
You go, girl!
C and P
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kwgal Premium
I couldn't agree more!
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RDulloo Premium
I'm actually only 25 and it's been a little over a year ago since I came to WA. You're so right about the steps and lessons within WA being easy to follow.

WOW! 5 YEARS! Congrats on being with the WA team for so long. It's never too late to do whatever you want in your life and it's great that you stuck it out for so long.

I'm happy that you're seeing results with your online business and that it's getting better and better. :) Thanks for sharing your experiences. I'm sure your blog will be an inspiration to EVERYBODY, not just WAers over the age of 60.

Reyhana
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rose442 Premium
Shirley, I really enjoyed your post! I am in the same age ballpark. I've been with WA almost 2 months and I love it. I really love learning as well, so I spend most of my time going through the lessons and setting up my site.
I am a bit backwards when it comes to the social element and that is what I find most difficult. But, I am slowly learning.

Your post has been very encouraging.

Thanks so much
Rose
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MozMary Premium
Lessons over social side any day ;)
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Marley2016 Premium
Shirley,
I had to leave the workforce when I was 50 due to my
disabilities, not that I wanted to because I had a great
job I just could not do it anymore.

I am now 62 and finding WA is a Godsend for me I need
something to fill my time and add income to my monthly
income to make my life more comfortable. I live check
to check and it only pays the bills barely!

With that learning here at WA for me was not only easy
because of my background with computers but with the
community we have you cannot ask for more. If they
cannot answer then we always have Kyle and Carson to
lead us to where we need to go, oops almost forgot Jay!

I recommend everyone I can to come here people are far
to skeptical of learning new things and it has nothing to
do with age - it is all a Mind Set with them.

Great post and you keep doing you are great and
an awesome friend for me,
Susie ::)) ((xoxo))
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kwgal Premium
You're preaching to my choir!
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mlight56 Premium
Being over 60 isn't so bad ... it's the trying to find a job part that is a bit more difficult ... this a community that rocks ... the best that I have found up to now there is nothing that you you can't achieve if you put the work into it ... on-wards and upwards is the motto .... cheers everyone ... Michel
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Kerjackie Premium
Great post, Shirley, I have been here for 15 months, and I'm right here with you at 74, I've been enjoying the community a lot, I'm still trying to figure out how to make the extra income I need though! and trying to improve my writing skills, English is my third language, I believe to learn new things it is not the age matter, it's the interest you put on.
I will keep going as long as I can, I have to make it!
Jacqueline
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MozMary Premium
Fantastic Jacqueline!, your English looks amazing btw!
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sdawson Premium
3 languages - wow! I only have English. If you need someone to read over any of your posts who is native English - let me know. -Shirley
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Kerjackie Premium
Thank you, I love hearing this compliment!
Jacqueline
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webcash2us Premium
Great post, I think WA is good for any age and the comments on this post seem to reflect that. I went premium in Dec. 2018 so I'm too new for the success end of things other than with the WA lessons and watching my rank go down. I think I will still be here next year and for many years to come, I just like the community here at WA.
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sdawson Premium
That's why I'm still here going on 5 years. I love the community and the training is great and keeps on going, getting better and better. -shirley
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chender684 Premium
I have been here one whole year and I just turned 61. Retired at 59 and 1/2 because I was totally done with the grind. It wasn't 9-5, it was more like 7-9, 7 days a week and I was just tired.

Really happy to be here and can't wait until I turn this into a full time income and beyond.
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Sui_generis Premium
I'm right here with you at 66. I retired earlier than I had planned as well. I was tired of the commute AND politics. So, WA has been a lifeline. I love learning new things, earning some extra money AND the community is awesome.

I'm not leaving anytime soon although I'd like to earn more. I get sidetracked with life though. I guess I need to step it up. lol

Best wishes to you and keep it up.

~Debbi
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Roybretton Premium
Thank you for your excellent blog post Shirley, I think Internet marketing is a great thing for retired people to take on and also benefit from the extra income, I already know what I'll be doing when I retire! Having said that I have a few years yet thankfully!

I believe that there are actually quite a few members who are retired and working on an online business, as humans, we have to keep busy, you cannot retire and do nothing!

Keep up the good work Shirley and all the best for 2019.

Roy
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FKelso Premium
Shirley, I am 80 and I am loving WA. It gives me an opportunity to do something worthwhile with my retirement, and perhaps to add to a very limited income. I've had a few problems with tech matters, but so far have found the answers I've needed.

I feel that WA is the answer I was looking for.
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MozMary Premium
Oh we all have problems with tech matters lol! But I love you as a role model, was telling my parents about your blog on goals at the start of the new year...no excuses folks, follow Fran's example :)
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FKelso Premium
Thank you so much! I am living proof that you are never too old to learn.
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NWTDennis Premium
I was going to comment that I'm probably the oldest one on the block here, but maybe not. Age is just a number ... right?
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FKelso Premium
Nope, and I am not the oldest either. I saw a man on here a couple of days ago that I believe is 86 -- he is a retired real estate guy. If he can do it, we sure as well can. And, yes, age is just a number. It's how you and your age are getting along that makes the difference.
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DebbieSt Premium
You are an inspiration, Shirley!
I loved reading your post and have read every comment here too.
I am amazed at the number of people here who are in their 60's and beyond and are learning and giving it their best shot, and no doubt, making a success of it.
I am 51 and decided to start this to hopefully retire early from the corporate world.
Feeling re-energized.....thank you!
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merlynmac Premium
I'm not to the 60 mark yet but I was thinking about bringing my mother and mother-in-law into the WA fold and seeing if they'd be interested in creating a blog about one of their hobbies.

My only concern is their computer skill level. I am their support so I might be adding a bit of a workload to my schedule if I do.

BTW, I see your heading image here and then I look at your profile image...wow, you look so much younger. What's your secret? LoL, just kidding, I know you used a stock image.
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LOConnor1 Premium
You are in inspiration Shirley. My Dad and Stepmom are both over 60 and are convinced that things aren't good and you can't make money here. I haven't made money yet but I have had some of my articles makes page 1 and some even #1 in Google. I've never been able to do that so that shows the techniques work.

All the best.
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lakbar12 Premium
I am not over 60 but, hey I plan on being here until I am 60 and beyond. I love this post. It is very inspiring and I am so glad that you have seen success here.

I have to agree WA is an awesome community and there is a lot to learn, with many very helpful people.

Thanks, Shirley for sharing this lovely post.
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LeeMcQuay Premium
Shirley, you are an amazing lady to begin with. Like Anusuya stated, age is only a number. What matters is who you are and the strength you have to do what you want to do in life.

You are a great contributor here and we greatly appreciate you. Keep on beating the numbers (age). I am sure you will have a very successful year.

Wishing you the best in all you do
Lee Ann
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trymetoday Premium
They say age is just a number, the years seem to have dissapeared and my working life now seems an age away, retired at 63 and started with an affiate program, now rapidly approaching 73 in March this year, need to apply for driving licence again. I think you have stayed the course well if your now into your 5th year, i am just into my 3rd Month and have found a true home here at WA. I am pleased to hear your now earning, may this continue and grow throughout 2019.
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TedBliss Premium
Welcome to the club. WA is a great place for anyone to start a business online, including us old folk. Younger people can learn a lot from us, and we can provide the experience to help a lot of people. It's great! And, we learn the modern technology along the way. Many Blessings. Ted
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ECV82 Premium
Shirley,
I just retired at age 62 and had always planned to do something online when I retired. I could not work online while I was employed for various reasons. Although not in a technical job, my husband and I have always had computers starting in 1982 with the Commodore Vic 20 - it had 20K of RAM and a cassette drive for storage.
Ellen
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trymetoday Premium
The Vic 20 what a great way to start, so many of us had one as our first , thanks for the memory.
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beachwood Premium
This is a great post and very inspiring for not only our more "seasoned" members but to those of us knocking on the door of over 60.. It is good to know that if I do what is taught here that I will be able to do this till the day I die!

Chris
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stevetug52 Premium
My wife and I are right there with you Shirley. And we are using what we learn here for two purposes. First, we are building a business to supplement our retirement income. And second, we are helping establish a website and social media outreach for our church. It actually helps me to have several outlets. If I get stuck on one, I can easily switch to the other to get the creative juices flowing again.

We wish all our fellow retirees much success here. As the saying goes, “What should you do on your 65th birthday? Plant a tree!” So let’s all plant trees (websites) with lots of branches and leaves (content) and help them grow tall and wide for the next 30 years.
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keishalina9 Premium
'LiKe!' ... Yes, fantastic idea -- plant more trees! ... :)
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AJ2012 Premium
Thank you, Shirley and all the other seasoned WA members. I have had thoughts that I'm nearly 50 years old and it's too late for me to create a nest egg for myself or even to have anything to pass on to my 5 boys and grandkids. I was a stay at home mom for most of my adult life and have only entered the workforce in the past 6 years. As you may know, not many companies hire full-time anymore, to avoid paying benefits. I have a JOB and I'm getting no where. After reading your posts, I feel hopeful that it's not too late for me.
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sdawson Premium
This can be a job too if you treat it like one. And with hard work, time and correct training, you WILL succeed. -Shirley
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MGriffiths2 Premium
Yup... 65 here... retired in April of last year. Looked at a few (turned out to be scams) "opportunities over the last several months and then found my mentor's (Miren) website on scam buster style content. Clicked on her link and have never looked back nor felt any remorse since I joined WA (2 weeks ago now)

All the back to the "Siver Premium" brigade... we're Golden :)
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Nrichards Premium
This is so encouraging. I hope that many would see this post and realize that there are no excuses. If we really want something bad enough we will do whatever it takes to get it. I once learned of a lady who got her law degree at age 70.

I just learnt last year of another lady in here 80's got her associates degree and said she is going for her bachelors. If we want it and as long as God gives us life and health we can achieve it. Thanks so much for sharing.
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sdawson Premium
I agree, no reason to stop learning. I dropped out of college at age 19, went into the workforce and had a 33-year career with FDA before I retired. But during that time I took the time to go to 5 more colleges and complete my degree finally in 1990.
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Femoo Premium
Thanks Shirley,
Nice post.
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JWillard1 Premium
HI Shirley,
I am 61 and have been a member for almost a year. I am still working full time and hope to end that as soon as I can. I am fulfilling my dream of opening a spice store here at WA because I just don't have the physical stamina to run a shop full time on my own anymore. Besides, this is fun! And I can do it on my own time. Maybe we should start an "Over 60 Club!!! Enjoy your day.
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mattmike Premium
Hi Shirley, age is just a number. I'm over 65 and love WA. Hoping to build a good business model to pass down to my children. Deanna
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GlenPalo Premium
I am over 60 and still going strong. I enjoy getting up early every day to work on my online business.

My mom was my inspiration. She was 64 years old when she and a business partner started a construction company in the middle of a recession (1974). She retired in her late 70's. Today, the company is international in scope with projects in far off lands.

So don't let age hold you back.
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nadishia28 Premium
Thats a great accomplishment, good for your mom
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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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