“Are you too old for affiliate marketing?” was the headline of an email we read in our inbox today (accompanied by this emoji ☠️) and felt compelled to write this article in answer to it
Because we’ve helped tons of people in their 50’s, 60’s. 70’s and even 80’s get going with their affiliate marketing businesses so in short the answer to “are you too old for affiliate marketing” is a BIG FAT NO!
That being said there are many people we know of a certain age who like the idea of affiliate marketing and even dip their toes into the water but don’t do anything more than that
“HOW TO START AN AFFILIATE MARKETING BUSINESS THE RIGHT WAY?”
There are tons of ways to start promoting affiliate products. But most of these ways are perceived as too difficult for someone without any prior skills in the online business arena. Luckily these days it doesn’t have to be that way and there are plenty of programs that will teach you step by step how to start an affiliate marketing business the right way.
In fact that was exactly where we started back in 2010 after we stepped away from our career as accountants and management consultants in our mid 50’s and started an affiliate marketing business (we confess we didn’t know that’s what it was called at the time though) and you can hear that story if you listen in to an interview with our friend here
There are hundreds if not thousands of niches and products that can be sold through affiliate marketing. We recommend you choose one that best suites you and which you are passionate about vs just the one you think you can make the most income from despite how nice that sounds. We personally work primarily in the education and training niche and sell digital products, courses and programs within that niche as affiliate marketers.
WHAT IS AFFILIATE MARKETING AND HOW DOES IT WORK
There is no need to complicate this. It is simply one person helping another sell something to someone else and in return receiving a payment usually known as a commission. There are various ways and means this is done but suffice to say most affiliate marketing is done online which makes it a perfect solution for those in their 50’s and 60’s in or approaching retirement as it’s a perfect location free business.
It means we have a reason to get up in the morning, a purpose , we can take care of family if we need to and best of all another stream of income to do those things we always promised to do in our retirement (like those wonderful vacations)
WHY AFFILIATE MARKETING FOR THE 50 PLUS?
Speaking again from experience these are the reasons that we would highlight
- Small capital outlay – just a computer to start
- Relatively low operating costs
- Can be done from anywhere where there is an internet connection
- No physical effort
- Can be done part time while you are still working if you haven’t yet retired (that’s what we did)
- You set your own hours
- You are your own boss
- No limit to what income you can generate
In summary, affiliate marketing is a great business for someone in their 50’s, 60’s and 70’s (or beyond) as it gives them flexibility in the hours they can work as well as another stream of income while doing something interesting and new and keeping their minds alive!
To balance the equation starting an affiliate marketing business will involve learning some new skills but if you work with people who are prepared to help and guide you and a program like this then you have every opportunity of being successful
So to answer the question — are you too old to get into affiliate marketing?
Absolutely not! But go into it with your eyes open, be prepared to learn some new skills and above all have fun
Thanks for reading and if we peaked your interest in affiliate marketing and want to chat further you can book a call with us here We don’t bite and we would love to meet you and find out your dreams and goals and see if we can help