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global economic meltdown
cold winter days
retirement funds
part time job
job hunting
learning curve
low interest rates
modern technology
I Retired Too Early
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I Retired Too Early

Many people, when they are working, look forward to a time when they are able to cease their daily commute to the work place and take it easy in their retirement. They look forward to, and invoke images of long summer days of leisurely strolls ending with a pub lunch or a relaxing game of golf with like-minded friends on a warm summer’s morning, even relaxing with their partner on a lazy beach somewhere exotic – well you get the picture. Sadly in this day and age the shocking reality is that many of these retirement dreams and plans will never come in to fruition, and worse, many come to the realisation that they may have retired too early.

The global economic meltdown has affected the weight of retirement funds and personal pensions due to low interest rates, company cutbacks and the high cost of living. Now instead of long lazy days of leisure, part-time job hunting is the order of the day. Not exactly what was in mind for those latter years.

Collecting trolleys in a supermarket car park or working a checkout till have been some of the dominant jobs for older and retired folk. That does still mean a daily commute though, no matter how much nearer to home it may be, it is just not what you were looking for.

It’s amazing though with the availability of modern technology, and the wonders of the World Wide Web that it is possible to earn money from the comfort of your living room without having to venture outside. And let’s face it who would not sooner stay indoors on these short dark cold winter days?

A lot of people now retired considered learning new hobbies and pastimes. What if you could learn something new and also earn extra money at the same time? Many have used the internet to successfully build up their own businesses and supplemented their retirement funds at the same time.

A great feature about a home-based business is that the start up costs are very low and once you have completed the necessary learning curve, the skills gained make it fun and simple to work around your lifestyle. Working from home gives you great freedom from the monotony of the 9-5 rat race, and money earned can give motivation and encouragement to learn other new skills.

One of the best businesses for home employment is called affiliate marketing. This involves selling products for a commission, and there are thousands of retailers and products out there who pay out high commissions to you for sending buyers to their websites. The best thing about this market is that you don’t need to buy or store any products. The only real investment is your time, effort and a small one-off amount of cash, to get set up.

As an affiliate marketer there is a great advantage for earning money whilst not working a traditional job. It is well worth the learning curve and opens up a whole new world of knowledge and acumen. It is probably one of the better options for those wanting to learn new skills whilst earning money from home.


Street Talk

Hi, I have to agree with you about how the community today has had many problems with the retirement of individuals like you, especially within the U.S. The national debt we have for one is a major factor of why individuals like you (I think) aren't able to fully enjoy the benefits of there retirement. As for Wealthy Affiliate, I've actually been a member in it myself and I don't suggest any other. I've quit temporarily however, learned about everything so far on my own time, and pretty much in the zone of 'needing to put in the work'. Affilorama is also pretty good but WA is still better. Even so, I like you you made the landing page very similar to Wealthy Affiliate's page. Very smart. It really doesn't matter the domain ending as long as you're getting all your traffic from your articles, Youtube, and everything else. I recently wrote an article called How to Rank High With Street Articles if you're interested in checking that out. I wish you a lot of luck with advertising Wealthy Affiliate, creating the money you need for being able to enjoy your retirement benefits and everything else. Oh yea, if that's you in the main picture I think you look great. ;)

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  about 9 years ago
  

Hi Seth, thank you for your feedback. Yes, it is me in the photo, thank you, but I've not actually retired yet - coming up to a young 50 this month! My husband is near to retiring, and my article is really aimed at the baby boomer generation who made the decision to retire, but now regret doing so in hindsight, of which I know a few. I will check your article out, and best wishes to you with your college and band success. :)

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  about 9 years ago
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