This post is about Wealthy Affiliate Review – A Comfort Zone for Retirees. In 2014 the following caption made sad reading for the citizens of United States of America:
“Traditionally, suicide prevention efforts have been focused mostly on youths and older adults, but recent evidence suggests that there have been substantial increases in suicide rates among middle-aged adults in the U.S.,” according to a 2013 report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
One may ask why the number of youths committing suicide should be getting lower than that of middle-aged adults. Is it not because some youths face an uncertain kind of future when they see the “haves” have everything to show off while they are in the “have-not” state of affairs? Is there a better solution for youths than suicide? How many such “better solutions” can the youths welcome in the midst of peer pressure and the demands of the parents and the nation at large?
The report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is worrisome. Why should there be an increase in suicides in the number of middle-aged adults? What are they thinking of that can cause them to commit suicide? Sometimes you hear of retired surgeons joining the band wagon of suicide victims.
How much money can one be satisfied with to live a comfortable life after retirement? This is the major reason why there should be growing suicidal figures. However, Wealthy Affiliate has a good solution to enable retirees have good social engagements within the Wealthy Affiliate community. When they join the community, they are kept very busy with social and training engagements. They are too busy to even think of committing suicide. Moreover, they start living a healthy lifestyle that makes them very happy to look forward to the dawn of a new day. They even start thinking of a day as being too short in the number of hours that they get occupied with. Here are examples of some retirees who have found life worthwhile:
Joined June 2019
Premium Rank 28619
I’m retired from a regular job and loved it! I started in the Tool and Die trade in 1967; I volunteered for the army the year before the Viet Nam War ended, but they rejected me for my physical condition. You can’t shoot if your vision is only in one eye it seems. I bounced around other jobs a while and went to aerospace running production machines. BORING! I moved into manufacturing engineering. After 14 years there, I moved to a wire manufacturing company as a shop manager. Upon being laid off from thereafter 12 years, I finished my career in the window industry as a Quality Control Manager.
I tried several small businesses over the years with little training and therefore little success.
I worked at what I loved, Hypnosis and Aromatherapy. Recently I’ve shelved those as hobbies. I loved the work, but in the end, it really is an expensive hobby. I’ve begun studying social media, email marketing, and more. My other hobbies are photography, music, reading, and woodworking. There’s a niche in there somewhere for me, or somewhere else. I’m still young at heart and I want to make a go if this.
My niche is Affiliate Marketing, and I am enrolled and progressing through Bootcamp. I see now I will go through a second time to get a fuller benefit.
My website is https://dave-mahen.com
My email is email@example.com
Joined December 2018
Premium Rank 334
After 48 years in IT, I retired reasonably well off. But a combination of bad luck and bad decisions left me broke at the age of 74. So I’m determined to derive a substantial on-line income and will devote whatever is necessary to achieve that.
For my age, I’m extraordinarily fit and healthy. I weigh the same as I did as an 18-year-old athlete; I bench press more than my own body weight, can hold a 5-minute plank and do 100km bike rides for fun. I take no drugs, prescription or over the counter, don’t go to the doctors and never get sick. Literally.
So fitness and health are an interest area for me. I’ve published books on Amazon in this genre and others with some success and have started to build supporting websites.
I’ve also built an e-commerce site on the Shopify platform. From that time, I expected big things from it, but it’s been a disaster. Despite my product images looking good and my pricing competitive, it’s hemorrhaging money. I’ve spent big on Google ads and FB marketing and have not made one sale.
So I’m looking for alternatives. Wealthy Affiliate is one such. I’ve upgraded to Premium and will document my journey on this platform.
Just adding a bit of personal information; I live on the beautiful Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia. I have 3 sons and a daughter, along with 3 granddaughters and a grandson. They are all lovely people.
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$500 While I Slept
Last Update: December 14, 2018
I just checked my Amazon publishing account and my little book of jokes made just under $500 in royalties for the past month. No big deal, but it’s totally passive income and, as I’m in Australia and virtually all the purchases were in the US and the UK, it was literally while I slept.
Now I realize that while this is to do with making money on the internet, but not specifically to do with WA, it might be regarded as off-topic.
So I’m looking for some guidance here.
If it’s of interest to my fellow WA members and allowed by the moderators, I’d be happy to create a course on becoming a published author on Amazon and make it freely available on WA.
Let me know if that would be OK.
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Joined February 2017
Premium Rank 942
Hi everyone – I’m a stay-at-home “cat” mom, and I love to travel, eat, cook, and explore new ideas.
Hmm, what else? I am passionate about health and wellness, and I spend too much time reading the news. And I’m ALWAYS up for whiskey and board games!
Thanks for stopping by 🙂
Continued Progress – about $780 in November
Last Update: December 08, 2017
$280ish from Adsense
$260ish from Amazon.com
$120ish from Shareasale
$120ish from another merchant
This is incredibly encouraging.
I’m not the type of person who thinks ahead, much, but I’ve let my brain wander to “where will this be next year?”
Because even if the blog is pulling in twice what it did in November, that’s a big contribution to my income – nearly half my take-home salary from my full-time job. Seriously.
PS- I’d love to see more posts like this here, even if the numbers are much lower or much higher. I think we all want the “proof” that it works and since we’re a community, not competitors, it seems appropriate to post progress and where we’re getting our revenue. Thoughts?
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ShareASale & January Progress update
Last Update: February 04, 2018
ShareASale is finally starting to put out on a regular basis. This is the first time I’ve seen commissions on all three snaps of their “today at a glance” page.
My site made just over $1,000 in January, down from December but the internet told me to expect that, because of the holiday. I’m still cool with it. February is on track to meet and let’s hope exceed $1,000.
I have a feeling things are going to finally start accelerating upwards. I want this thing to make $3,000/month by the end of 2018. That’s a realistic goal.
I’m making myself write or ghost-write five articles a month, so at the end of the year I’ll have 100 articles on the blog total.
Thank you to everyone who helps me with comment exchanges and ideas! love you all!!
More Progress: December – revenue goal exceeded
Last Update: January 03, 2018
$591 from Adsense
$111 from Shareasale
And about $150 from another vendor.
Expenses: about $60 for ghostwriting, and whatever my monthly prorated WA fee is.
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Sold my first blog for $28,000 after 13 months
Last Update: May 03, 2018
My site was 13 months old and reflects about 6 months of work due to a period where I totally ignored it because of my other obligations. 13 months ago I had no idea how to sell a blog.
An established competitor in my niche reached out to buy it, and after much deliberation, I decided to sell my blog.
After factoring in my prior income from the blog, I’ve been paid almost $600 for each article (there were just under 60 total).
If you’d have told me that was my “salary” when writing, it would have been less of a chore!!
I never thought this hobby would be profitable so quickly, nor would I have imagined someone would want to buy my precious blog so soon. It was flattering to have someone established see that my “real estate” in the niche was valuable.
My mentor tells me to be patient for round 2, take the time to build up authority, and give my content a chance to mature. He’s right – this is the process. Even if I do flip my next blog, I’m going to give it more time to increase in value.
My buyer will benefit from the content that I’ve written over the last 6 months that isn’t yet ranked. It’s been interesting to see the changes that they’ve made to the blog even at this juncture.
At this moment, I can put this $ to good use, and I’m considering using some of it to buy another site that’s already established, build it up, and have that “head start” with google.
I was sloppy with this blog in many ways. I didn’t do social media, I didn’t do guest posts. But I rocked the heck out of getting traffic and keyword ranking. So, I know I can bring these skills to a new project.
Thank you for the outpouring of support for this venture. I may do a WA training on my “methods”, as many of you have requested. However, I really did just follow the training on the
Progress – about $500 in October!
Last Update: November 03, 2017
Much to my astonishment, my blog was working overtime while I was snoozing. Adsense started picking up, and the commissions started coming in. So I picked up the publishing pace in October, engaged in more comment trades, and I’m shocked to see from all sources I made almost $500.
About $140 from Adsense, $280 from amazon (US and UK and Canada combined), $8 from shareasale, and $40 from another product.
If this multiplies even by two, it will be a considerable addition to my income. By three, and I can pay the rent with it. By ten, and I can quit my job, or at least live high on the hog!
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From the excellent testimonies stated above, I am sure you can conclude that Wealthy Affiliate makes its members happy in every way possible. Now you shouldn’t think that Wealthy Affiliate is only for retirees. In fact the younger you are, the more years of success you would enjoy if you joined this wonderful community. To tell you the truth, the community is drawn from more than one hundred and ninety-two countries and that these people are from different backgrounds: unemployed, the employed and businessmen and women. You can join them freely by clicking on any of the images on this post.
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