I found in my inbox an email from a retired pensioner interesting in joining Wealthy Affiliate but not sure it was right for her.
Here's a snippet from the message she sent me:
“Will Wealthy Affiliate work for seniors like me? I’m not too good with computers and I’ve never done anything like this before."
Personally I don't know how old you have to be to be counted as a "senior" exactly but this got me thinking...
A couple of days ago I thought about the question Is Wealthy Affiliate for College Students? where I talked about millienials who have the edge when it comes social media and all things technological.
But what about baby boomers and older, what advantages do they have when it comes to online business and what do they have to offer maybe younger people don't?
Here's two main ideas I came up with:
1. Your life experience gives you an advantage
In the Wealthy Affiliate we learn how being successful online is about helping people. The more people you help, the more successful you will be.
When it comes to more senior members of our community, oftentimes they have the life experience it takes to be able to relate to what someone is going through, so you can help them solve it.
Many seniors have had a whole lifetime to develop in their chosen career path and by the times they've retired have wells of wisdom and knowledge they can share with the rest of us.
2. You have the patience and discipline to build a lasting online business
The truth is, building an online business takes time and slow and steady wins the race!
Creating the website is the easy bit, anyone can do that, but you have to put the effort in time and again for months before Google will ever sit up and start taking notice of you.
Most young people have the drive and energy but may lack the discipline required to stick it through in the medium to long term.
So if you're a senior thinking about Wealthy Affiliate and you realise things won't happen overnight and that you're going to have to put the work in upfront, then I think you'll find Wealthy Affiliate a good fit.
I hope I haven't generalised too much here but I can see how senior members of Wealthy Affiliate may have some advantages when it comes to this affiliate marketing thing :-)
I'd be really interested in hearing what you think at this point, whether you consider yourself 'senior' or not...