Greetings! If you reached my site today chances are that you are looking to Supplement A Retirement Income, am I right? Well, you are in the right place!
When I got faced with early retirement due to my husband’s illness, I was not ready for that yet. I was lost and didn’t know where to turn. I needed to supplement my income so I can care for him.
I figured that an online business would be good to start, so I tried different online programs, and guess what? Yep, you guessed right! They all turned out to be scams and I was their victim!
Don’t get me wrong, there are still legit companies online, but you need to do your due diligence before getting involved. Don’t get me wrong, there are still legit companies online, but you need to do your due diligence before getting involved. There are always two parts to business research:
- The Company
- It’s Founders
You need to check both!
Ways to Supplement a Retirement Income:
A lot of retirees need to supplement their retirement income to survive, sad but true! You have to admit that as a retiree it is not always easy to find work.
You also have retirees that want to work, by choice because it keeps them alive, so they look for a home-based business, using their knowledge.
Whatever your situation is, it is always nice to earn extra income, agree?
So follow me, I will show you the road to a new beginning so you can supplement your income by creating your online business.
Affiliate Marketing would be an excellent way to supplement your retirement income. It is not a “Get Rich Quick.” You need to work it as it takes time and perseverance, but as a retiree, you do have the time 🙂
Here are some great 2017 Forbes articles on Affiliate Marketing that you can check out:
5 Signs That Affiliate Marketing Is Not Dead by Steve Olenski
The Definitive Guide To Affiliate Marketing by R.L. Adams
How Affiliate Networks Have Taken Affiliate Marketing Mainstream by Arya Bina
Steps to follow to build an online business
Build a business based on your passion and knowledge
Are you passionate about something? We all have something that excites us. Get a pen and paper; I will wait for you!
Let’s write things that you love and never really had the chance to do thoroughly because of kids, a full-time job, and so on. Write what is your expertise and how can you help people that are passionate about the same thing than you.
Now start narrow down your list. You don’t want it too broad because you will have too much competition. For instance, if you are passionate about health, this would be too broad to target.
You can narrow your target niche by targeting “over 55 years old wanting to improve health.”
I use this keywords tool all the time to narrow down.
Here is a Niche Video that can help you understand more about a niche. It is a video from Kyle co-founder of Wealthy Affiliate
What is next after I found my niche?
You will need to build a website. Oh no, I have no idea about how coding works, it seems so complicated!
Not so fast! I am still here to help 🙂 Technical has never been up to my alley either. But guess what? I built this site; it is not too bad, right? I know you can do that same!
Learning how to start Building a Website in today’s market is a must for your business to grow. There is a lot of sites available online to build your website. They provide you with the basic. The one I used and recommend is SiteRubix.
Learn from the best!
Don’t you want to learn from people who are successful and know what works today? Learn to build a strong foundation so you can secure a supplement retirement income.
Don’t try to do it on your own. Why? I have been there and done that! It is best to use an affiliate marketing training program with a platform. I highly recommend Wealthy Affiliate. They have been around for over 12 years now.
Do you know what the best part is? The Starter Membership is FREE. It is not a free trial, it is FREE for as long as you want and you can learn, build a website, monetize it too. You don’t need a credit card either to sign up!
Your starter membership includes two websites, hosting, and ten lessons! It will give you plenty to decide if affiliate marketing is for you!
Take a look at the Ten lessons included in your FREE Starter Membership
Take a peek at the free Starter Kit. You will be amazed! See if this is something that will work for you. It could be a great tool to archive your goals! Sign up for your FREE online certification classes, you have nothing to lose not even money! 😉
Can I ask a favor?
If you feel this is not for you can you share this page, it might help somebody that is looking to supplement their retirement income. If you have any questions or comment please use the comment box!
First, I love your formatting in your blog. Thank you for all of this great information on affiliate marketing and finding a niche. You are awesome!
I think most of us want to have that second income that works for us even when we’re not working. it sounds like a no-risk prospect to try affiliate marketing, especially if it’s free to learn and free to set up a website! thanks for the info 🙂
Thanks for your comment Penelope. Yes you are right, there is no-risk to try Wealthy Affiliate as the starter membership is Free, you can’t beat that!
This line of work have gotten so much attention because of the any benefits that it offers that so many people are now getting involved. I believe that having and online business is a great way to prepare for retirement.
Hello Norman and thanks for your comment! Nowadays it is very much so a great way to supplement your retirement income!
Great Blog post, and something close to my heart as I am trying to plan for the years ahead. I am loving Affiliate Marketing (and WA as well). It’s true, we are learning from the best!
Thanks for your comment Dee! I am glad You signed up with Wealthy Affiliate and that you like it. I have been trying lot of online business but nothing compare to WA. 🙂
I appreciate this article, because it talks about something that I’ve done years ago. I’ve got into real estate and that last me away from my 9 to 5. Not having a 9 to 5 is very freeing. However I do find myself looking to increase my net worth, and my income. I love that you linked article sources in to support your statements. The formatting on this blog is very clean and straightforward. There is no fluff when you get to the bottom line and that’s something I really appreciate when reading information online. How long did it take you to quit your 9 to 5?
Hi Jerome! I can understand that. Freeing yourself from the 9 to 5 world is very rewarding. Online business is not a Get Rich Quick thing. You have to work it like you will work an offline business. It takes time and you have to put the work into it. It took me about one year to get something going and again it all depends how much time you put into your business.