Retire From The 9 To 5, Work From Home!

Today, I am an Affiliate Marketer!

I worked for 39 years in the energy field in the production of oil and gas products for the US consumers. This work was challenging and time-consuming.

I applied my education of Mechanical Engineering well working the 9 to 5 career, but it was mostly 6 to 6 with a lot of weekends and holidays thrown in.

The work was demanding on my personal and family life.

As the years past, I witnessed the invention of the personal computer and the internet. Both technologies boomed so quickly you could not keep up with them as a consumer.

Personal computers gave the consumer the ability to do more work faster and more efficient.

The Internet opened the world to the consumer through the personal computer.

With these changes, new opportunities soon appeared for the ones bold enough to take the risk of operating in a new environment.

I have embraced that new horizon of opportunity. I am working as an Affiliate Marketer part of the Wealthy Affiliate family.

In this article I will explain how I got here, the opportunity once I got involved with Wealthy Affiliate, and what is on the horizon for me and my family.

The Internet, Fear It Or Not?

Everything and everyone is on the internet today.

Social media has brought us back together with our families and even with old friends that we haven’t connect with in years.

I remembered the day I signed on to Facebook and all of a sudden I was getting friend request from old high school classmates.

Most of these were people I haven’t seen or connected with over the last 40 years.

This connection is made possible be the smartphone, personal computer, and social media via the internet.

So why would I be so afraid to start or conduct business on the internet?

Was it the fear of my personal information getting out there?

Was it a fear of cyber security?

Was it the fear of the lack of privacy?

I do not know what I was afraid of. For anyone that has purchased or ordered anything on the internet, guess what, your information is out there.

I even electronically bank today (that is conducting business) and it is a great tool and convenience.

Even when I worked in the corporate world, every company had gone away from the old mainframe computers and they had embraced the internet as their platform to conduct their business.

This speed and efficiency has given many companies the competitive edge.

Most individuals such as myself have embraced the internet to conduct business and improve our way of life.

As people in my age group are starting to retire, some are seeking ways to make additional money to travel or explore other things.

For myself, I want my retirement to be mentally active and physically productive.

This is what has brought me to my latest adventure, Wealthy Affiliate, and the world of Online Affiliate Marketing.

You can read my Story by pressing this link and seeing in more detail why I am an affiliate marketer today.

Free To Join and Explore

Out of all the online businesses on the internet today, picking one that was safe and legitimate was my concern.

Wealthy Affiliate matched those requirements.

You can join for FREE with no commitment of time and explore their platform that is designed to help you learn about making money online and creating a passive income.

There is no credit card required to go online and join for free. This will give you the ability to see if this is a business or opportunity for you. No strings attached.

This was very appealing for me as I knew absolutely nothing (zero!) about working online, building a website, and I did not know what affiliate marketing was all about either.

It was simple as 1, 2, 3 to get started.

If you follow my personal link provided here, you will see this welcoming screen to get you started:

I personally will be involved in helping you get started and opening the world of affiliate marketing to you. All you need to provide on the welcoming screen is:

  • Full name
  • Email address
  • Password of your choice
  • Username

Now you have a Starter Membership in Wealthy Affiliate for free!

Once Inside Wealthy Affiliate?

The Free Starter Membership will provide you with:

  • First 7 days Live Help
  • 2 Free websites hosted by Wealthy Affiliate on the Site Rubix platform
  • Website backup
  • Beginner step by step training course
  • Personal Affiliate Blog
  • Affiliate Bootcamp, Phase 1
  • Video walk-throughs
  • 30 Keywords searches
  • 2 classroom training
  • Affiliate program
  • Earn while you learn
  • 7 days of 1 on 1 coaching
  • All for Free! No Time Limit! No credit card required!
Wealthy Affiliates is the only platform that provides the training necessary to succeed online.
This training is a structured learning process that you should take and do every step without skipping to get the most out of your experience.

This training platform teaches you how to build a website from zero knowledge, and use it to generate passive income through various ways such as affiliate marketing, google AdSense, and even selling your own products.

I have chosen the affiliate marketing approach for my online businesses. Many of Wealthy Affiliate’s competitors will entice you with low starting cost only to hammer you with hidden cost once you join. Not Wealthy Affiliate, there are no additional cost if you decide to join the Premium Membership.

If you do decide at a later date to upgrade to the Premium Membership, it’s payment options are $49/month or $389 Yearly. The Yearly payment is a 40% savings over the monthly payment option.

Step by step Training

As a member, you will receive step by step training. This is unique to Wealthy Affiliate and you will earn an Online Affiliate Marketing Certification.

As a beginner:


Knowledge, Learn from the Best!

Wealthy Affiliate was designed by affiliate marketers for affiliate marketers, Kyle and Carson. You will receive a personal welcome from each of them when you join your Free Starter Membership.

You can build relationships with the members that have been successful and they are always willing to share their knowledge to help you.

You will not be alone. Just ask and you will receive the answers and help you are looking for.

Believe me, I had MANY questions when I started!

Functionality, The New Look!

The Wealthy Affiliate website and platform is designed for ease of use and functionality. They have recently rolled out an update to the site that reduces the number of clicks to find the information you are looking for.

The site gives you access to all the tools, training, knowledge base, and the most helpful and engaged community on the internet. This will assist you in reaching your success as an affiliate marketer online.

I Haven’t Looked Back!

Everyone has thought of the idea to work from home and be your own boss.

With Wealthy Affiliate, you can make that dream come true. You can work when you want to, where you want to, and how you want to.

Since joining this online community, I have not looked back and I am currently working towards making my businesses successful as an Affiliate Marketer.

I have embraced the opportunity and challenge of working within this new environment and its unlimited possibilities.

There are 3.5 Million users on the internet and 1 Billion users on You Tube every day. This is a large audience to capture and convert to customers.

This is the best choice for the retired or nearly retired to make a passive income and have the FREEDOM to do what you want to do and when you want to do it.  You can work this business anywhere you have an internet connection.


If you would like to join me and get my personal help, you can join with your Free Starter Membership by pressing here.

Everyone can use more money and this is the way to produce a passive income while you do what you want.

I would love to hear what you think Wealthy Affiliate and how to Work From Home.

Please leave any comments below and I will get back to you ASAP.

2 thoughts on “Retire From The 9 To 5, Work From Home!

  1. This sounds like a great place to learn about working online. It can be very daunting if you were not brought up with computers like the young people of today.

    The internet is becoming a bigger part of my daily life today and I would love to earn an income from it if that is possible.
    How much knowledge of the internet do you need to be able to start a business with Wealthy Affiliate?

    1. I have tried to stay up on technology as it was developed, but it changed so fast that was hard to do.  I’ve worked with computers doing basic spreadsheets and Word documents, but I have never been able to have the ability that the younger generation and they are very creative.

      When I joined Wealthy Affiliate, I had ZERO knowledge of how to start a business online, much less affiliate marketing.  Developing a website was completely foreign to me.  

      The only knowledge of the internet that I had was Google search and Facebook.

      The step by step training that WA offers is the reason I joined. After 4 months, here I am with 3 websites gaining traction in the Google search engine.  I made my 1st affiliate sell this week and I look forward to many more.

      If I can do this, anyone can.

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