Retired And Need Extra Money? Why Not Blog For It?


Retired And Need Extra Money?

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Like many baby boomers in 2018 I have found myself in a position on a set income and needed to find a way to supplement that income. For many baby boomers who found success in the 80’s and 90’s the coming decades have been somewhat difficult for them to sustain their way of living. Gone are the days of pushing the body to the limits in manual type of jobs and with technology being more geared towards younger generations of workers, many baby boomers have found themselves wondering what the future holds. But, all is not lost if you are one of these people who feel they have been left behind. In fact there is an industry which is available for those who feel forgotten and can actually boost self esteem and allow themselves to make an income.

That way of making an income is BLOGGING!

What am I talking about here? Simple really and it’s something I started over two years ago when I realized I had too much time on my hands and not enough disposable income to make me feel comfortable in my 50’s. Retired from electrical work and the Marine Corps I found myself saying I’m retired and need extra money. I researched the topic and found that yes, many people do make money as bloggers and that’s all I needed to know. I found that there was a way to create a niche, build a website and make money with that website. Here is what I learned.

Find out how to build your own niche website HEREin your spare time.


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Here is where you have to trust me in what I am telling you. Yes, blogging really can make you money but it won’t come overnight. In fact it may not come for months but if you put in the time and effort you can and will make money at it. You just have to believe in yourself, work hard and dedicate yourself and learn how to apply some basic principles of the industry.

My blogging venture now has allowed me to do what I want when I want. I no longer stress about making ends meet and can see my future becoming brighter with each blog that I write. How does it work? On this website I earn commissions from those who sign up for a free Wealthy Affiliate account. But on my other website I earn when someone buys something through my affiliate links. And that is the way you can earn money with your own website. The key is to keep building your site until it gets traffic which then can produce some awesome sales. You really can earn two ways with the program I use. By building a website with affiliate links to products or earning comissions from people who sign up on the platform used for training to become an affiliate marketer.

Are You Motivated To Earn Extra Money?

Whether you are motivated to earn with your blog or you just really want to try something to see if it’s a fit I would encourage you to check out blogging for an income. And the faster you start the quicker you can earn. It’s that simple. It’s not like digging a ditch or working a nine to five job either. The trickiest part will be learning how to blog effectively and to market that blog. And HERE is how I learned.

I was thinking I was retired and need extra money so I put my mind to thinking outside the norm. I didn’t want to accept I was done so I found blogging. It didn’t cost me alot to learn the process either. About a dollar a day to get full training and a platform that had support and the web builder and everything I needed to get started. And free hosting! All I had to do was go through the lessons and apply them to my writing of my blog. With time this website has grown quite large with good traffic and referrals.

I look at my life now as a blogger who shows other aspiring entrepreneurs how to build their own blog and make money doing it. It isn’t rocket science and it’s a lot of fun. You just have to trust me when I tell you that it does pay off. Whether you’re retired like me or just starting out in the work force I think you can succeed at this. Just give it a chance.

Start your blogging career HERE!

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8 thoughts on “Retired And Need Extra Money? Why Not Blog For It?”

  1. This is exactly what I wanted to know so I can do this with any niche because I was thinking something like online video games or PC gaming and yes I’m so tired of the rat race pay check to pay check just to make ends meet.

    I want to work to live not live to work love this article and I wish to be just as successful as you one day I to want to build an online business, and I now have a pretty good idea where to start 🙂

  2. A very honest true statement my friend. Yes this is the new age and we need all the help we can get, thank you, It is the digital age these days

  3. I agree that more and more people are looking for ways to make extra money, even if it’s something they can do just part time. I’ve only just started blogging, but I’ve already learned a lot and am excited about the potential affiliate marketing can offer me. Great information! What’s the most important piece of advice you can give to someone brand new with blogging? Thanks!

  4. Hello Dave
    I read your article and i think blogging can be my side income initially
    I’m a teacher by profession and have plenty of time in the afternoon, hence i can use it to blog and earn some decent money
    Thank you

  5. Hi Dave – you have a lot of useful information on your site – I’ve often thought about blogging but honestly didn’t know where to begin. I’ve read about Wealthy Affiliate before and based on the research I’ve done I think it is the best training and resource available on the web. Do you find the community of members helpful given that there are so many? Do you feel “lost in the crowd”? Or does the community actually provide answers and support?

    • Hey Christy. No I don’t feel lost in the crowd because I don’t really go on the social media side of WA. I’m always working on my site or reading up on tutorials or watching videos on the plat form. The support is definitely there but I’ve been with WA for 2 1/2 years now so I don’t use the support too much anymore. It really just takes commitment and a good work ethic and the rest is easy. Thanks for the comment!


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