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Never Too Old
My great granddaughter said I was too old to learn how to use a computer.
The trouble with the younger generation is that, they think that just because you are getting old, you are also becoming stupid. At seventy three, I suppose, I do seem ancient to a twelve year old.
I soon had myself set up with ‘Freeserve’, with my very own email address. They call themselves Wannadoo now.
It was not long before I was getting e-mails from hundreds of people and companies that I have never heard of before.
I learned my lesson regarding junk mail. I changed my email account and started all over again.
There was an affiliate program that looked interesting. I kept on getting references to it from various sources. The idea of earning a little extra money to boost my pension was very appealing.
I took the plunge and signed up. They gave me a ready set-up web page with everything controlled from the home base. All that I had to do was to advertise the program and the money would come pouring in. (What a hope.)
Two months went by with no income. Just outgoings.
Ten days later I received an e-mail from PayPal saying that two payments had been made into my account, A total of eighty six dollars. Not a great amount, but the first of many.
It was working because I was working a system. If you work the system, the system will work for you. (I proved it.)
I expanded the system by signing up to a new affiliate program every couple of weeks. I set up my own website with links to each of them. It is easier to advertise one website with links to several affiliate programs than to advertise each one individually.
Besides, by using your own website, it is easy to capture the email addresses of your prospects and customers so that you have the opportunity to mail them with other offers.
I am affiliated to nine companies at present. I was going to aim for a dozen, but I would rather have more time with my grandchildren and their children than have to work that extra hour each week. After all, I am supposed to be retired.
As long as I can find time to reply to my e-mails and make a few other checks, I can do whatever I like, when I like.
I can even do it on holidays using my brand new laptop.
Hurrah! for the younger generation.
You are never too old. I proved it.
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