Looking for an online business to make some extra cash

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I'm very new to internet marketing. I'm looking for some kind of an internet business to make some extra cash. I don't know where to begin?

I'd like something I can do part time. I'm 67 and I'm far from an internet expert.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you, Ron
#business #cash #extra #make #online
  • Profile picture of the author Rory Singh
    Oh no you didn't...

    Now you will get PMs coming out of the woodwork.

    Don't buy into anything just yet (even my offers).

    67 has nothing to do with your ability to have success online.

    What will is your 'willingness' to learn new skills but more importantly...

    Implementing what you learn.

    Now you say extra cash.

    Just so you understand...

    It could take you 3 to 6 months (depending on what you decide to do along with how much work you're willing to put into your business).

    Just to get going!

    Now let me ask you a question...

    What do you honestly feel you can do online...what can you offer?
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    • Profile picture of the author Ronmcguffin
      Yah, I'm kinda overwhelmed don't know what direction to go?
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      • Profile picture of the author trafficwave
        Originally Posted by Ronmcguffin View Post

        Yah, I'm kinda overwhelmed don't know what direction to go?
        What is your professional / hobby / employment experience?
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      • Profile picture of the author Brent Stangel
        Originally Posted by Ronmcguffin View Post

        Yah, I'm kinda overwhelmed don't know what direction to go?
        While age is not a deterrent it can be an asset.

        Check out Medical Alert Devices. There is a great affiliate opportunity on SAS. Promote it via social media.
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        Get Off The Warrior Forum Now & Don't Come Back If You Want To Succeed!
        All The Real Marketers Are Gone. There's Nothing Left But Weak, Sniveling Wanna-Bees!
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  • Profile picture of the author redchilliesmedia
    Change start from within. You know what you are good at. Keeping that in mind, start searching for resources in this forum as well as on Google. Read, read and read. In one month time, you will have a good idea about what is a good strategy for you.
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    • Profile picture of the author ryanbiddulph
      I dig that 1 month time frame R Smart. I was in a big hurry WAY back in the day, when I wanted to grow my online business nearly 1 decade ago. I reined the impatience in, eventually, but giving yourself weeks and up to a month to pick your passion, to do research, and to match your passion with a customer problem or pain point, is the smart way to go.
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  • Profile picture of the author mladen720
    Im in your same boat but i also am not thinking how i can make money , but how can i help people better their life...this is the new mindset you need to take on from now on
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  • Profile picture of the author Monetize
    Hello Ron!

    There are so many ways to earn extra income online it is amazing, but
    for me the easiest method has always been affiliate marketing. That is
    where you promote products from different companies, such as Amazon
    and ClickBank, and when someone buys through your links you earn a
    commission. There are endless possibilities with this.

    There's a bit of work involved to get set up but once you get things going
    it's fabulous!!!
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  • Profile picture of the author ryanbiddulph
    Think of your passions Ron.

    What do you enjoy? What sounds fun to you?

    I love following my passion....but of course, I match my passion with a pressing problem, to build the online business on solid ground.

    Following my passion also helps me put in the time to practice, to hone my skills, even when I am not making money in the beginning. Rory notes that 3-6 month building period, where little or no cash flows in. To even earn extra cash you will need to go to school - symbolically - by learning and practicing certain skills.
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    • Profile picture of the author kmnkumaran
      Originally Posted by ryanbiddulph View Post

      Think of your passions Ron.

      What do you enjoy? What sounds fun to you?

      I love following my passion....but of course, I match my passion with a pressing problem, to build the online business on solid ground.

      Following my passion also helps me put in the time to practice, to hone my skills, even when I am not making money in the beginning. Rory notes that 3-6 month building period, where little or no cash flows in. To even earn extra cash you will need to go to school - symbolically - by learning and practicing certain skills.
      one of the best advices you can get !!!
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  • Profile picture of the author abhijith2011
    Hey Ron,
    Age has nothing to do with this and all you need to do is learn about what you don't know

    My suggestion would be please don't buy into those $7 offers as it won't be much of help as you will require some knowledge to understand and implement it.

    Instead, find a system that will convert for you without putting much effort.
    Also, Consider building an email list - this is the way to go

    I can easily bombard you with awesome offers but that'd be overwhelming for you.

    So,
    Find a system (for affiliate marketing) that can build your list + generate you recurring income every month.If you want to know what I am working with - I can refer you there without any cost and you can learn all about affiliate marketing and building list from there - and then you can decide if you want to spend money or not (without knowing about something and spending money won't take you far)

    Good Luck buddy
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  • Profile picture of the author trafficwave
    You've got some good responses here. Just remember to keep your focus on how you can provide a solution for someone. What sort of conversations do you find yourself having where you are able to offer advice to folks? You may find some good ideas in those conversations.

    And, I have to agree. Being 67 isn't really an issue. In fact, your real life experience gives you a lot of advantages.

    Provide a solution and you will find your answer.
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  • Profile picture of the author yukon
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    Originally Posted by Ronmcguffin View Post

    I'm very new to internet marketing. I'm looking for some kind of an internet business to make some extra cash. I don't know where to begin?

    I'd like something I can do part time. I'm 67 and I'm far from an internet expert.

    Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you, Ron



    What have you learned in 67 years?

    Sell it.
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  • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
    Originally Posted by Ronmcguffin View Post

    I'm very new to internet marketing. I'm looking for some kind of an internet business to make some extra cash. I don't know where to begin?

    I'd like something I can do part time. I'm 67 and I'm far from an internet expert.

    Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you, Ron
    You may not be an "internet expert", but at age 67 you have something these whiz kids won't have for a long, long time - a lifetime of experience.

    Start with your current life. What do people come to you for advice on? What currently gets you jazzed or riled up. What did you do for a living? All can be excellent starting points for building a business.

    Since you say you are just looking for some extra cash, keep the fun factor in mind.

    Here's a warning. You will likely be bombarded with an assortment of get-rich "systems" with big promises and small performance.

    Even some of the well-meaning folks who have posted answers here seem to suffer from "Hammer Syndrome". That's where, if all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail. You need to take their suggestions with a grain of salt and look for what works for you.

    All Internet businesses involve selling something.

    > You can be an affiliate, and sell connections and attention. Your real customer is the vendor, because what you are selling is the attention of someone who may want their product or service.

    > You can sell stuff (products and services) directly. As the late Zig Ziglar put it, you trade your big stack of benefits for the buyer's little stack of money.

    > You can sell pure attention by providing entertainment, surrounded by ads. In the very early days, advertising rates made this a popular choice. Changes in the marketplace have reduced ad fees to the point where you need millions of ad exposures to generate any real income. Just go to the website for your local paper and count the number of ad servers that have to load before you can read a story - and then the bulk of the story will be behind a pay wall.

    I'm crowding 60 myself, and I can tell you that having life experience and people skills is more important than being an Internet expert.
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  • Profile picture of the author jikanv
    Make a list of what do you enjoy doing. I am saying -Enjoy-.
    Like doing and enjoy doing is totally different. Make a list what do you enjoy and do that online. If you enjoy it it's a hobby and you'll make money online, because you are an expert and expert advice is needed everywhere.
    If it's gardening than do gardening online. Kapish?
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  • Profile picture of the author Rose Anderson
    Hey Ron,

    Welcome to a fellow Floridian! What part of the state are you in? I'm on Amelia Island, north of Jax.

    I'm 58 and a complete technophobe.

    However, I write well and I now have a solid base of ghostwriting clients. I started by running an ad here on the Warrior Forum.

    As others have said, don't spend a lot of money at first. Search through the forum until you find one business model you'd like to learn about. Then read every thread about that model and ask specific questions. Follow those who've had success with that model. Sign up for their mailing lists.

    Then buy a few products that teach that one method. Dive in and give it a try. You'll learn the most by doing.

    I echo what John has said. You have a lot of wisdom and experience worth sharing. Think about what you've done in your life and think of ways you can share that knowledge.

    Rose
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  • Profile picture of the author michaelandy
    Well, if you are looking to start some online business to make some extra cash then join some business partnerships program on the online business portal like BusinessPartners. Here, you can get many business ideas and partners for your online business. BusinessPartners also offer an affiliate program through which you can earn some extra money by referring someone who is willing to start a business or looking for some business partners.
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  • Profile picture of the author Isandy
    Hello Ron,

    There are a lot of options to make extra cash online, but none of these can bring you to the successful online lifestyle.

    I would recommend you to learn a little more about different strategies and systems to make money online.

    And then answers these questions to yourself:

    What I'm willing to learn?
    What do I like to do in my spare time?
    What skills do I need to develop to follow this system?
    For extra cash I mean $______
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    If you are one of those people that are looking for a way to make it online, then we should be in contact...

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  • Profile picture of the author xpatlifestyle
    the best online business model for you is affiliate marketing, you don't need to make any product, all you have to do is drive traffic and marketing the product, the owner will pay you a % from every sale you made.

    i suggest a complete education, training and affiliate program may help you, here is some basic steps for you to take to start with

    1. learn the affiliate marketing system, how is it work
    2. apply the knowledge, take action by smaller step
    3. focus on bring quality traffic from different sources.

    as i said, if you are a newbie, i recommend you need a systematic training, some companys offer very good and complete affiliate education, you could learn from A-Z.
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  • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
    Ron, as you now see, asking questions like this tends to bring out the self-promoters urging you to buy into whatever they're selling as the "best" way to make money. Some are more subtle than others, but they're starting to come out in force in this thread.

    Here's another area where having been around the block a few times helps. You have a better chance of seperating the real apples from the "road apples."
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  • Profile picture of the author chanks2015
    You must know your interest first. Keep on researching on google, warrior forum and others.

    Age don't matter in internet marketing. Take advice from all the people but at the end you have to decide which is best for you.

    Regards.
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    • Profile picture of the author Pedro Campos
      Trying to take advice only from a few sources, because once you start to listen to everybody you are gonna get confused and overwhelmed.
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  • Profile picture of the author Regional Warrior
    Think the horse has bolted he has not been back for 9 days!
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