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Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Baby Boomers/Senior Adults

Baby Boomers as in Senior Adults often get a bad rap when it comes to keeping hep on the net. More often I see raps about "marketing to seniors," rather than "seniors marketing to." So, I have decided to take action and become a baby boomer marketer. My journey began because I was un-employed, and wanted to answer to myself rather than a boss. Enjoy the trip so far!

Pre-boomer times

I was only 13 when we got our first TV (black & white). Then a man walked on the moon. Our first computer- DOS. Cell phones, CD's, DVD's, HTDV, satelites cluttering space, internet...cyberspace. I wasn't in Kansas anymore. I can give myself a pat on the back for accepting and adjusting to all the "advances" in our culture. Most senior adults as in baby boomers have stayed hep with the times - minus internet marketing.

How Do We Define Ourselves

Baby Boomers at 40, 50, 60?

Various definitions of baby boomers as in senior adults are given for age. According to the ADEA (Age Discrimination in Employment Act), from age 40 on is when a person may not be discriminated against in employment. Some studies show distinctions such as: young-old = 55-74. It really only matters as to how we define ourselves - regardless of those generational media blasts that we are always comparing ourselves to.

Wondering Who I Was

Ideals

One thing I know is that senior adults as in baby boomers are rich in life experience. It takes a look back to come to the idea of growing old - as abandoning ideals. Personally, I have experienced waking up to find an empty nest, a job working for a business (not my own), a home in deep need of re-model, an ailing spouse, and bills to be paid. Time for me to spend some moments with myself came about, and the exploration began. The inner wings began to flutter, and I found myself wondering who I was, what were my ideals, and where did I want to be.

Living Just Fine

A Challenge

A major challenge appears in my senior moments. How will I stay financially independent in this technological society? Am I too old as a baby boomer as in senior adult to "get" the cyberspace aka internet marketing stuff I read about?
Gasp.
I've read that space on the internet is the most expensive real estate there is. Wow.
Gasp.
I've also read that many boomers are living just fine/well/great/handsomely with the independence they've gained through marketing on the net. More exploring this possibility led me to affiliate marketing. Aha! I began to pursue it.

A Discovery

Affiliate Marketing

I downloaded some e-books offering ways to make an income online. I joined an affiliate program. It was good, but pricey, and only taught one way to market. Let's see, that was beginning in August, 2008. I basically broke even on the money making side, then the economy went poof, and my stats showed zero's. I put that form of marketing on hold. I researched and studied freely online all that I could find out about internet marketing. Aha! I found the very best affiliate program called Wealthy Affiliate. A true community of members who share what they have learned works!

Booming today in cyberspace is a journey to venture into! Baby Boomers can have a piece of the market too, and learn how in the best online university available. No matter where the next frontier in cyberspace takes baby boomers as in senior adults, it is possible to journey with the best.

A University Online for Affiliate Marketers at Wealthy Affiliate

The benefits of membership outweigh any fears of the unknown internet marketing possibilities that I ever had. Major get-over-the-hurdle challenges like building/owning one's own website and all that entails is addressed ever so clearly and easily. An in-depth forum of very supportive members, research tools, and an 8 week training course are just a few of the ways that Wealthy Affiliate offers one to learn the tools of internet marketing successfully. Yes, members can build 3 websites, hosted and all! It is most commonly known as a one stop marketing university, and it truly outweighs anything I ever learned in college.

Join Me

My definition of baby boomers as in adult seniors has taken on a whole new meaning thanks to the independence I am gaining from affiliate marketing learned the right way. A powerful action taking on my part has given my cyberspace trip extra wings. Please feel free to explore and discover at WEALTHY AFFILIATE.


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