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Working Online: How to Continue Working After Retirement

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For some, retirement isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.

Many people look forward to retirement and the ability to relax, perhaps to travel, or maybe just to have more time to spend with family. But for other people, retirement isn’t something to look forward to. In fact, they may dread the idea of not working anymore, especially if their job has been a large part of their identity for decades. For those people, finding ways to continue working after retirement can be a wonderful thing.

Staying Active, Staying Healthy

Are you bored with retirement?

Are you bored with retirement?

Not everyone wants to slow down and relax. While taking a break can be a wonderful thing, suddenly finding yourself without direction is not. If you have no hobbies and no family to spend time with, it can be quite easy to not only take a break upon retirement, but come to a complete stop.

Keeping your mind and body active is an important part of your overall health, and having a purpose each day helps with this. Fortunately, it is now quite possible fr you to continue working after retirement by working online. This can be both a means of keeping your mind occupied and also a manner in which to continue to earn a salary.

One of the best means of building a business online exists in the realm of affiliate marketing. The name may conjure up images of trying to force sales upon people, but in actuality, affiliate marketing is more about helping people find the goods and services that they are already seeking, as well as providing them with information to assist them in any decision-making they face before making a purchase.

If you have made any purchases online, consider your own experience. It is highly probable that at some point you dealt with an affiliate marketer. On average, a person will be presented with an item 7 times before purchasing. What this means is that when you are considering making a purchase, you will do your research and find out as much as you can about your options. Then, after being exposed to a product an average of seven times, you will likely be ready to make your purchase.

What an affiliate marketer does is help you to make a decision about whether a product is correct for you, often through writing reviews.

We all have things that we are passionate about, or which we find interesting. If you have a great deal of knowledge concerning high-definition televisions, for example, your knowledge might help someone decide which brand is best for them.

Easier Than Ever

Learning how to create your own website and start reaching out to potential customers is fun and exciting, and it offers you the opportunity to keep your mind engaged and the possibility of making a good income. Imagine not only being able to learn new skills, but putting them to use creating your own company, one where you are working entirely for yourself, investing as much or as little time as you like.

Becoming an affiliate marketer requires some skill and knowledge, but this is readily available to you through the amazing training offered at Wealthy Affiliate, where everything is laid out for you in straightforward, easy-to-follow training created by industry-leading experts. And if that isn’t enough, Wealthy Affiliate also boasts an incredibly supportive and knowledgeable community, full of people who would happily do what they could to help you succeed.

It’s much easier than you might think, but it will take a commitment of time and effort on your part. But as a retiree who isn’t ready to spend the day in front of the television, you will find plenty to keep you busy. You’ll learn how to create your own website, how to fill it with content, and how to reach out and find the people that would benefit from your knowledge.

Keeping happy and healthy by being active.

Keeping happy and healthy by being active.

A Little Extra Financial Assistance

If you find that your pension is not enough to get by, affiliate marketing offers you the opportunity to add to your income. It’s common enough to hear people say “I”ll never be able to afford to retire,” and there are frightening stories of workers losing their pensions entirely when a business goes under. By creating your own online business, you are no longer at the mercy of others. Depending on how much effort you are willing to invest, you can create a part- or even full-time income for yourself.

Retirement doesn’t need to mean becoming inactive, or struggling to make end meet. In fact, it could be the start of an entirely new, exciting career. You can absolutely continue working after retirement if you so choose.

Take some time to see what Wealthy Affiliate offers. The entire first course is free, and will give you an idea of the amazing opportunities that await you. Try it out now and see for yourself how your “retirement” can become the best job you have ever had!

 

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Craig Williams

Working online was a dream of mine for several years, and now I am doing it. You can too! I am here to help in any way I can!

  • Lisa says:

    Craig,
    I agree with you, Affiliate Marketing is a great choice for someone just retiring. It is a way to make money and remain active and involved all at the same time. I know many people that didn’t save enough for retirement and it could certainly supplement their income. Thanks for all the great information.
    Lisa

    • Hi Lisa. Thanks for taking the time to respond.
      I also know people who had a very hard time making ends meet after retirement and had to find part-time jobs in order to cover their bills. I really do think that this could be a great opportunity for may people!

  • You described my situation exactly. I’m retired, but not the type to just quit being active and involved one bit. To keep myself still in the game of life I have an eBay store that I have to tend to daily and I also blog about my passion which is vinyl records. And along with being retired it means I don’t have to punch a clock for anyone. That gives me the flexibility to do things I did was not able to do when I worked a regular job. I can not give back some of my time to the community doing volunteer work that not only keeps me active, but helps people in the community. As you so aptly noted, affiliate marketing is a wonderful opportunity for seniors to stay in the game longer, rather then retire to the rocker or recliner.

    • It really is important to keep yourself active. I have personally seen too many people retire and then after maybe another year or two of staying semi-active, they simply stop doing everything and start a slow (or sometimes fast) downward spiral. It makes me rather sad.
      If you have something that interests you and gives you a reason to keep your mind engaged, I think you will only benefit from it.

  • Paul says:

    Dear Craig,

    Thanks for the post. You addressed the problem and you provided a great solution. Yes wealthy affiliate is an awesome platform to learn everything we need to succeed online.

    Your Friend,
    Paul

    • I love Wealthy Affiliate. I really do believe it is an amazing platform.

      • Paul says:

        Dear Craig,

        Yes Indeed to be honest wealthy affiliate changed my life. Now I am a full time blogger although I am not earning much but able to run my family from the blogging income. I am looking forward for sure things will go to the next level.

        Your Friend,
        Paul

        • Well, the great thing is that you can continue to grow. This is your business now and over time, you can expand. You may not be earning a lot right now, but I am sure that as time passes and your site gains more authority and traffic,, you will find yourself doing quite well.

  • ariel says:

    Hello Craig, this was a such a great article. And its so true, we are never too old to learn. For me this has been such a great way to enter retirement.. I feel so young doing this! Thank you so much.. it does indeed keep our brains alive, vibrant and thriving. And loving every moment. In peace and gratitude, ariel

    • That’s great Ariel!
      I have known too many people who became inactive after retirement, and for many, they entered a downward spiral at a time when they should be enjoying their lives to the fullest.

  • Chris Towers says:

    I think it is really important to have a plan for later life.

    You can work all of your life, and pay your way, but when it comes to retirement, you pension is not always enough to make your way.

    Some extra money coming in never hurts and affiliate marketing is great for achieving this.

    Sound advice here. Thank you

    Chris

    • I have known a number of people for whom their pension could either just barely cover their needs, or not meet them. Affiliate marketing is something that nearly anyone can do, and it can provide some much needed financial support for people who have retired, or lost their job. It’s also a great way to keep your mind active.

      Thanks for commenting!

  • DianneBee says:

    Marketing on line is an excellent choices for retirees. I hope many see this Craig.
    I know some retirees who got bored and depressed after their work life ended. They weren’t terribly needy financially, but nor could they take off and play around the world. And for those who need more income – I too would recommend Wealthy Affiliate and its excellent training.

    • I, too, have known people who seemed to lose their way after retiring. They just didn’t know what to do with themselves anymore, and in some cases, their health went downhill rapidly as they became much less active and disinterested in pretty much everything.

      Whether it’s to earn a little extra money, create a part-time or full-time income, or even just for fun, affiliate marketing (and working online in general) can be a great option.

      Thanks for commenting!