Do seniors want to work? Do seniors need to work?
In the United States, the largest retailer has to be Wal-Mart. There is very little that you won’t find in their stores or online.
I mention it because of the greeters. It is customary for someone to stand at the doors and greet customers as they enter. To see a greeter under the age of sixty is rare.
As I thought about it, I wondered how many of the readers here have the need or maybe the desire to earn extra income. There is a profile of seniors that says they have no interest or knowledge of computers or the internet. Hold On There . I’m Sixty Eight. I have knowledge concerning computers. I can do this. Why won’t others?
How About Legitimate Online Income Opportunities
The fact is, there is no reason that seniors can’t or shouldn’t use internet marketing, or affiliate marketing to create and income stream.
How Much Will A Senior Earn?
Depends. Ask yourself the question, “How much do I want to earn?”
Internet marketing has nothing to do with who you are or where you live. Your age means nothing. Health issues and handicaps? Makes no difference. Your education or lack thereof means nothing. None of it is important.
Internet marketing is all about effort. Making the effort to learn. Commitment to putting in the time. Paying attention and not trying to reinvent the wheel. For those who are new, being coachable is vital.
Recent figures reveal that there are now 3.4 billion users on the internet. That is a huge market for those wishing to earn money. It can be done from home using only a computer with an internet connection
What Does It Involve?
Internet marketing requires no inventory. A building, store or office are not necessary. There is no direct contact with the public and you don’t need to worry about accepting payments.
The ideal online business, places the marketer in the position of middleman. Affiliate marketers are simply selling other people’s products. Unlike the brick and mortar stores, there is no need for inventory.
Success in the venture boils down to skillfully building a website that ranks in search engines to send traffic to the site. SEO functions like a sign over a store. It lets people know where you are.
Website traffic means bringing visitors to the site. The performance of the site determines the success of the marketer. Quality content, usually informative articles bringing in what is called organic traffic. People naturally showing up because they wish to read or see the content on the site..
The second method is paid traffic. Marketers willing to spend money to have people view their website. Ads will generally appear in online venues such as Google, Facebook and YouTube. Paid traffic is dominated by the large brands.
Seniors interested in extra income using online sources are not typically the ones paying for traffic to their site.
What Can A Senior Do Online?
A trite answer would be, “Anything.”
A not so trite answer might be, “Anything.”
The serious answer would be, “Whatever the marketer wants.”
Income streams require only a website that is properly managed for search engine optimization, SEO. With quality content and high traffic, any website can earn revenue. Even when not selling a product.
A couple of cases, perhaps a little on the extreme, would be the Huffington Post and Lifezette. Neither are platforms for sales yet each are very profitable due to ad revenue. Both are online magazines.
The point of using them as examples is the issue of content. The sites are popular because they meet the needs of their readers.
A new marketer, wishing to generate income online may chose to build a website, such as, Hint’s and tips to be super grandparents. While not promoting any specific products, the site, with ample traffic could generate ad income.
The types of ads and the revenues from them are varied and many. The point is, income can be earned simply by having a popular website.
There Is More
That same entrepreneur may choose to promote products consistent with outdoor life. The survival niche is lucrative. Again, creating high website traffic via quality articles and other content will generate sales of items consistent with the niche.
In the case of survival sites, it might include prepared food products. The gear needed to survive during threatening times and the manuals to train the survivors are also popular. With the proper affiliate relationships, the entrepreneur can earn income from the sales.
The income from ads is still apart of the website revenue stream. It is referred to as monetization.
How Is This Accomplished?
I recommend the online marketing group Wealthy Affiliate. The group is comprised of several thousand members from around the world. They are committed to helping each other in navigating the online world of affiliate marketing.
Wealthy Affiliate, of which I am a member, offers a FREE membership. As they often say, no credit card required. The free membership offers extensive training in building and promoting a website in the marketing niche you choose.
The membership includes two FREE websites and the video training to get them producing. The membership also includes access to the forum of thousands of members asking and answering questions.
The training includes how to pick a niche or area of marketing, building the website and optimizing the site for traffic. The forums help in creating quality content.
A senior, or anybody else, simply needs a computer. As a member of Wealthy Affiliate, one works through the training. If it becomes to much work, or if one believes it is the wrong choice in business opportunities, they only need stop working at it. Nothing spent. With the exception of time and effort, there is nothing lost.
In the interest of full disclosure, should a referral from this site join Wealthy Affiliate and eventually upgrade their membership, I would be paid a referral fee, or an affiliate commission.
There is nothing that requires a member to upgrade their membership. It is generally done when the income warrants the upgrade.
If you have an interest, or just would like more information, just click on the Wealthy Affiliate graphic below.