My great granddaughter said I was too old to learn 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. Never mind. I decided to show them by
example. A second hand computer and an old Epson printer cost me
£200.00. Evening classes on how to use the internet were free to
oldies like me.
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 had 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
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. It was then
that I discovered a book called ‘30 Days to success.’ By Stone
Evans. (You can get it for free.) This is one man who knows what
he is talking about. It showed me exactly where I was going
Ten days later I received an e-mail from PayPal to say 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 not long before I had a steady couple of hundred dollars
coming in each month. It was working because I was working to a
system. If you work the system, the system will work for you. (I
proved it.) What will work with one affiliate program will work
with others. I expanded the system by signing up to a new
affiliate program every two 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, 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. I can
now afford to send the whole family to Disney-land without
having to count the cost. I work about fifteen hours a week and
leave the rest to the autoresponder, clickbank and PayPal. 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 holiday using my brand new laptop. If my
great granddaughter had not told me that I was too old to learn
new tricks in the first place, I would still be counting the
pennies and watching television for the rest of my days. Hurrah!
for the younger generation. You are never too old. I proved it.