Can old people (around 60 years of age) & little knowledge in computers venture in IM

by cbnet
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Dear Fellow warriors,

I have observed majority of the warriors on this forum are younger lot. I am 59 years of age & do not know much about computers except for using MS office, browsing, e-mailing etc. I am curious to know how many of you having little knowledge in computers (as I have) started late (around 60 years of age) & have succeeded. The fellow warriors please share there views/experience with oldies like me. This will be a good statistics to have.

Thanks & Regards.......cbnet
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  • Profile picture of the author John Taylor
    What's age got to do with it?

    If you have an aptitude and willingness to learn, then
    it doesn't matter how old you are.

    90% of success in any business venture, online or offline,
    is down to your motivation and mindset.

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  • Profile picture of the author MikeTucker
    You may have heard of a guy named "Bill Gates"? Apparently, this fellow founded a little company named "Microsoft."

    Anyway, he said back in 1995 that "The Internet is not going to belong to the Techies, but the Marketers."

    So, do you know anything about sales & marketing? If so, the Internet is just another medium for the same old thing. Do the marketing and pay someone to do the technical stuff for you.


    If you don't know much about marketing, well... There are some great resources on your local bookstore's shelf.
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    • Profile picture of the author nik0
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      Your aged so I bet you know a lot about certain things, a good thing would be to start blogging about them and get familiar with buying keywords.

      Maybe you saved funds, then you could try to find products with a good margin and use PPC campaigns to promote them. It requires some testing before you'll start to see patterns and once you get the clue of it it's just rinse and repeat.
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      • Profile picture of the author subten101
        As long as you have the motivation to succeed then age is just a number, if you are willing to learn as I am sure you are then anything is possible and also like another member of the forum said make a blog that interests and work from there.
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      • Profile picture of the author r0ny
        yep i agree with nik,you must be knowing something about something,just create a blog ,and start blogging about it on a regular basis,and of course in 6 month's time you will get a decent revenue ,and thats it

        Originally Posted by nik0 View Post

        Your aged so I bet you know a lot about certain things, a good thing would be to start blogging about them and get familiar with buying keywords.

        Maybe you saved funds, then you could try to find products with a good margin and use PPC campaigns to promote them. It requires some testing before you'll start to see patterns and once you get the clue of it it's just rinse and repeat.
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  • Profile picture of the author hdusch
    This is one I had to reply to. I have been a member for some time, I lurk but don't post. Also I just turned 61. The learning curve is steep, but this is the place to get information. I find this forum very useful when evaluating the multitude of legit offers and the scams. When I see something I want to try, before I even think about it, I check here first.

    The answer is yes! People of our generation can and do well with internet marketing. Just remember learn first spend second.

    Harold
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    • Profile picture of the author John Coutts
      Bad title! Old people around 60 years of age? You are as old as you feel, as they say, and 60 certainly isn't old. My father-in-law was putting in a couple of new windows in his living room just yesterday. He's 90, and as spry as a two-year-old.

      I've been doing this IM thing since 1994, and I'm doing fine. I've probably forgotten more about the subject than most of the "younger lot" will ever discover. I turned 61 last August, and I will be around for quite a few years yet.

      John.
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      • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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        Originally Posted by John Coutts View Post

        My father-in-law was putting in a couple of new windows in his living room just yesterday. He's 90, and as spry as a two-year-old.
        And probably a little more reliable than a two-year-old, for fitting windows, too? Can he also fit Windows 7?
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        • Profile picture of the author John Coutts
          Originally Posted by John Coutts View Post

          My father-in-law was putting in a couple of new windows in his living room just yesterday. He's 90, and as spry as a two-year-old.
          Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post

          And probably a little more reliable than a two-year-old, for fitting windows, too? Can he also fit Windows 7?
          Actually, he does use Windows 7. He talks to his brother-in-law who lives in the US through Skype. Sometimes we get a Skype call from him where we can hear him say, "Oh &%$!!#, I was trying to get Ted..." He gets it wrong sometimes, but he's quite prepared to try, and at 90 that's pretty good, I think.

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  • Profile picture of the author JimDucharme
    60 years is old?

    Your age has nothing to do with either technical knowledge or what channel you choose to market on. As Mike pointed out, focus on your strengths and experience and seek help with the technical stuff if need be.

    Don't buy into the hype that the web and computers are something for the young. Boomers are one of the fastest growing segements online in social media today. A computer is a tool you use to apply and leverage your knowledge and experience, nothing more.

    Regards,
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  • Profile picture of the author zamzung
    I would say that age doesn't have anything with ability to make money online in internet marketing... similar to that, your little knowledge about computers doesn't matter either, if you are willing to learn... and there are many examples of people who knew a little about computers and they become successful... Chris Farell, for example...
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  • Profile picture of the author hustlinsmoke
    This question irritates me a bit. Not to offend you but I am a Nurse.
    I graduated with 70 year olds that had a job the next day but you would not believe how many older people have told me (I wish I would of been a nurse) They think because there over middle age then they can not do things.

    As Bo and Nike would say. "Bo Knows Just Do It"

    By the way I'm approaching 50 fast. I started on the net in the military before it was public. I was one of the first on aol. What was that 5.95 a month for the first three hours and 3.95 an hour after that lol. Anyways, I do not think if I had no knowledge and was ten years older I would not go into it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rose Anderson
    I'm 53 and I'll be the first to admit I've had trouble with the technical side of IM. I learn what I need to and hire some else to do the things I can't figure out. It hasn't hampered my ability to make a living with my writing business.

    Rose
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  • Profile picture of the author Tim3
    Everything mentioned above, only you can talk yourself out of it.

    You biggest enemy may well be remembering everything you will learn, it is important to keep everything well organised and documented, you may feel this is not necessary, but believe me it will save you hours of frustration later on.

    Sort your gathered information like a book and cross reference and index everything to make it easy to find.
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  • Profile picture of the author Istvan Horvath
    What do you mean "old"?

    I turned 60 in last November and my wife keeps saying I am not old...

    Seriously, if you can use a browser, know how to write in M$Word, know how to use an email software - you could run a site using a CMS (content management system) to publish your content. Actually, the setup for such a site can be outsourced to young geeks from your country for (relatively) low price.

    That's the easier part, though.

    Whatever you do in the web - you need to market it. Now, marketing is the same for hundreds of years whether it's offline or online: the basic principles are always the same.
    When doing it online only the tools are (somewhat) different.

    I think understanding and knowing marketing is way more important than techie skills...
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    • Profile picture of the author Richard Van
      I was 28 when I got into IM and I couldn't even use Word or Excel. I never had a computer studies lesson at school and I'd never even used a computer at work.

      I think a better thread title would have been...

      Can people (of any age) & little knowledge in computers venture in IM

      ...Because being "around 60" doesn't have a lot to do with it.
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      • Profile picture of the author Keepinitreal
        Simple example:

        Two kids, identical twins with the daunting task of riding their bike without training wheels.

        Twin#1 Says "i will learn, i will do it"
        Result : He struggles but after several failed attempts he succeeds. He learns to step out of his comfort zone, but more importantly he learns persistence, patience, and perseverance. What he doesn't realize is that he also learns to balance and counter steer; the physical adjustments and motor skills necessary to compliment momentum, velocity, and gravity while riding a two wheeler.

        Twin#2 Says "no i can't do it"
        Result : He will not do it. He will not be able to ride a bike. He learns nothing.

        The mind is like a double edge sword, capable of achieving great things and also the bearer of lost dreams. Your decisions affects your attitude, your attitude affects what you'll be able to accomplish in life.
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  • Profile picture of the author HairyPoppins
    Absolutely, old don't mean dead. You just have to put in the time and effort, focus on one thing at a time, and take action. Join the war room for $40 or whatever it is and find a wealth of info of how you can make it in this industry. Don't ever think cause you're old you can't do things. I see that a lot as a musician. A lot of older people who want to learn to lay an instrument don't because they think their too old to learn. It makes to sense to me. As long as you're alive you can learn.
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  • Profile picture of the author cardine
    It is easier for younger people to get started in affiliate marketing, mostly because they've been around computers and the internet their whole life.

    With that being said, anyone can get involved with internet marketing. The only 'technical' knowledge you need is how to use WordPress, and using WordPress is not much harder than all of the other computer stuff (MS Office/email) that you are already using.
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    • Profile picture of the author dfs_dean
      Originally Posted by cardine View Post

      It is easier for younger people to get started in affiliate marketing, mostly because they've been around computers and the internet their whole life.

      With that being said, anyone can get involved with internet marketing. The only 'technical' knowledge you need is how to use WordPress, and using WordPress is not much harder than all of the other computer stuff (MS Office/email) that you are already using.
      To apply a 'old folks' term, hogwash! Like others have said, it ain't an age thing it's an attitude/desire thing.

      I'm not sure how old 'younger people' are, but if I've been involved with computers and online technology since the days of Commodore, Atari, Adam, and Trash 80 (TRS-80); Prodigy, MicroNET, and CompuServe; Hayes and 300 baud; Mustang BBS, etc, I doubt those 'younger people' have any better insight than I do.

      I've also seen too many younger people on the other side of the sales counter that couldn't even make change if the cash register didn't tell them how much to give the customer. But that's a whole different sad commentary.

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  • Profile picture of the author mywebwork
    So since when is 60 "old"?

    I'm a 52 year old youngster who admittedly has more technical experience than the majority of people here, hand-built my first computer in 1976 and had my first e-mail address in 1988 (way before this "world wide web" thing happened).

    But I'll tell you something, as an Internet Marketer I have had nowhere near the success or experience (although I have been in IM since 2003) that many of the 20 year-olds here have.

    The technical experience helps, but not as much as you would think. Products like WordPress and shared hosting plans with simple GUI's like CPanel make the "tech stuff" very elementary - the computer experience you already have is sufficient to get a website built. And if it seems intimidating then just hire someone here to do it.

    It's the "M" in IM that is the real business - Internet Marketing is simply marketing on the Internet. And when it comes to marketing you have just as good a chance as anyone starting out, regardless of age.

    Your age wont prohibit you from learning about keyword research. It won't be a hindrance in selecting a niche, it doesn't impair your ability to write. As long as you are willing to learn and put in the effort you can succeed.

    My Dad is 85 years old and owns 4 computers - in the last year he's bought both a netbook and a new desktop. And although he's retired and not into Internet Marketing he is very proficient with all of them and uses them constantly. And I don't think of him as "old", just as "experienced".

    Leverage your experience, and the best of luck to you.

    Bill
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  • Profile picture of the author dmason
    You can purchase [for little $$$] a course on how to use Wordpress. Within two weeks you could have your first website up and running. You could then read about Google Adsense...simple procedure, install it o your website and you have now monetized!!! You could do all this within 60 days.
    Take Care,
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    • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
      Here's another 53 year old whippersnapper telling you to watch who you're calling old...

      Sometimes the perspective gained from a few more trips around the sun can more than offset any technical advantages.

      Just remember, it doesn't matter if there's snow on the roof if there's still fire in the boiler.
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  • Profile picture of the author DriftZ
    Absolutely YES!
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  • Profile picture of the author Mate
    Age doesnt really matter, but you need to be able to use your computer well
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  • Profile picture of the author thekaver
    Originally Posted by cbnet View Post

    Dear Fellow warriors,

    I have observed majority of the warriors on this forum are younger lot. I am 59 years of age & do not know much about computers except for using MS office, browsing, e-mailing etc. I am curious to know how many of you having little knowledge in computers (as I have) started late (around 60 years of age) & have succeeded. The fellow warriors please share there views/experience with oldies like me. This will be a good statistics to have.

    Thanks & Regards.......cbnet
    Ov course you can! Doesn't matter if you 80 years old!

    It's all down to the person! You can learn everything you need to know if you prepared to learn it!

    Thanks

    TheKaver
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    • Profile picture of the author HonestJ
      Hi,

      Age doesn't matter. My concern is, at that age, you should be enjoying life while supplementing your income. It would really be an injustice to see them spend the next 2 -3 years fumbling and failing and fumble some more...

      I would suggest that if any Senior citizen wants to make IM there monthly income, they would need to invest in a respected Mentor who can show them the ropes quickly and step by step, so they do waste precious years and start banking money within a month verses years.

      Cheers!
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      • Profile picture of the author John Coutts
        Originally Posted by HonestJ View Post

        Hi,

        Age doesn't matter. My concern is, at that age, you should be enjoying life while supplementing your income. It would really be an injustice to see them spend the next 2 -3 years fumbling and failing and fumble some more...

        I would suggest that if any Senior citizen wants to make IM there monthly income, they would need to invest in a respected Mentor who can show them the ropes quickly and step by step, so they do waste precious years and start banking money within a month verses years.

        Cheers!
        Who is "fumbling and failing"? Certainly none of the "older" people who have responded here!

        I expect you mean well, but please...

        John.
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        • Profile picture of the author John Taylor
          John,

          Originally Posted by John Coutts View Post

          Who is "fumbling"?
          Hey! At my age I'll take all the "fumbling" I can get! ;-)

          John
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          • Profile picture of the author itrend
            I thing that if you compare a young 16 yr old, with a 60 yr old man.

            The advantage difference will be on the speed.
            I have a 12 year old cousin who can type 3x faster than I can.
            The new young generation are faster, no doubt about that.

            But having the right mindset and the right skill to make something happen,
            I don't think age matters.
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            • Profile picture of the author Kay King
              I'm one of the older members - and I type much faster than most kids I know. People are people at any age.

              Working online isn't about "brain power" or "learning speed". It's about work ethic, good planning, realistic expectations, integrity - things people learn with life lessons. Older folks may not learn as quickly - but their minds are already filled with a lot of useful information to apply online.

              Of course, doesn't hurt that an older marketer doesn't have to lie about his age when he signs up for Adsense or Paypal ...or that he doesn't have to worry about his parents telling him to get a job.

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          • Profile picture of the author John Coutts
            Originally Posted by John Taylor View Post

            John,



            Hey! At my age I'll take all the "fumbling" I can get! ;-)

            John
            Ah! Now that's something different all together. Maybe you have a point...
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          • Profile picture of the author MrWayne52
            I am also 63 and had 4 strokes in 2011 and the last one just last week. Now I am not about to believe that the web is for, or dominated by youngsters. I will learn IM and am well on my way.

            So don't worry about age just get it done

            Wayne
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          • Profile picture of the author remaniki
            Hi,
            Age has got nothing to do with what you want to do in life. If you have the inclination and the will to make it, any field is okay to enter. IM is no exception. Forget your age and start today!! Good luck!!
            Rema
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          • Profile picture of the author Shane Hon
            Regardless of age, I think it's great that a person has the willingness to learn a new skill. Learning new things always keeps the mind active and positive.

            So, don't take this as a race. Just enjoy what you are interested to learn and continue learning and get into the momentum

            Shane
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          • Profile picture of the author patselby
            I'm not telling anyone how old I am but, let's just say, that I was in accounting for almost 30 years before I started IM 4 years ago and I love it. There is a learning curve but it is worth it.

            Just keep a few things in mind:

            1. They are going to tell you that the money is in the list and this is so true. Concentrate on how to build your list.

            2. It is all marketing so opt in to people's lists and see how they market so you get a feel for it.

            3. Find good products to sell.

            4. Try not to let people rip you off. Do research on people and/or products before you take your wallet out. Every product sounds good and that is your aim. Make products sound really good so people buy them.

            5. Find someone who will mentor you if you can. I wish that I had.
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            • Profile picture of the author arnold55
              Originally Posted by patselby View Post

              I'm not telling anyone how old I am but, let's just say, that I was in accounting for almost 30 years before I started IM 4 years ago and I love it. There is a learning curve but it is worth it.

              Just keep a few things in mind:

              1. They are going to tell you that the money is in the list and this is so true. Concentrate on how to build your list.

              2. It is all marketing so opt in to people's lists and see how they market so you get a feel for it.

              3. Find good products to sell.

              4. Try not to let people rip you off. Do research on people and/or products before you take your wallet out. Every product sounds good and that is your aim. Make products sound really good so people buy them.

              5. Find someone who will mentor you if you can. I wish that I had.
              Pat,
              I could see by your photo that you are not quite 39! So no need for your age

              I certainly agree with finding a mentor as quickly as possible, starting a list and it is all about marketing.

              arnold55
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              • Profile picture of the author johhno131
                Arnold

                Go and have a look at the free ebook that is available from newbie hell below, it may give you some pointers as to what not to do and steer you in something like the right direction.

                It's taken me over 6 months to get my head around all of this.
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                • Profile picture of the author arnold55
                  Originally Posted by johhno131 View Post

                  Arnold

                  Go and have a look at the free ebook that is available from newbie hell below, it may give you some pointers as to what not to do and steer you in something like the right direction.

                  It's taken me over 6 months to get my head around all of this.
                  Thanx....
                  I am not new to IM and I am old enough to know that I do not know it all! So i'm checking out the download.

                  arnold55
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                  • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
                    I hope we didn't scare the OP away...
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                    • Profile picture of the author Richard Van
                      Originally Posted by JohnMcCabe View Post

                      I hope we didn't scare the OP away...
                      Nah, Cbnet started a great thread, self described as an "oldie" in the OP.

                      With the advice from the posts in this thread, I suspect he/she's busy on the computer now, knowing age is a positive, not a negative.
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          • Profile picture of the author Brad Spencer
            Originally Posted by cbnet View Post

            Dear Fellow warriors,

            I have observed majority of the warriors on this forum are younger lot. I am 59 years of age & do not know much about computers except for using MS office, browsing, e-mailing etc. I am curious to know how many of you having little knowledge in computers (as I have) started late (around 60 years of age) & have succeeded. The fellow warriors please share there views/experience with oldies like me. This will be a good statistics to have.

            Thanks & Regards.......cbnet
            Hey CB Net,

            Let me reframe your question from a "Young Turk's" perspective...do you know how jealous I am of your experience (around 60) compared to my (26 years) age? I'm grateful every day for the blessings of a relatively healthy life and exposure to this business game at a young age.

            But here's some things I struggle with that you might not struggle with since you've lived much longer than me...

            1. Patience- I have grown up in the most prosperous era in human history. I have never truly struggled to provide my basic human needs. I also have been blessed with an economy that for the most part has tons of jobs and opportunities.

            2. Perspective- since i have never struggled, I admit that I freak out about relatively small things from time to time. I get stressed by stuff that really isn't important even tomorrow or next month. That "calm-headedness" is something I"m REALLY working on but it will take me a lot of effort to get there compared to people who are older than me who grew up with MUCH less than I was blessed with.

            3. Communication- I'm a pretty good communicator and learned to type at a young age and I still write hand-written letters to people and pay my bills with checks. However, one thing that my age handicaps me on is communicating a lot of times with people older than me. Not everyone is like this but i have noticed when I owned my restaurant and cruise sales business that a lot of older people didn't quite know how to react to me.

            Do I trust this "kid"?

            Is he for real?

            These were all questions I got explicitly and implicitly via body language.

            As an older person, you can learn stuff on Youtube for free then reteach it to your friends/peers and there's a "trust level" there that no matter how old I get I'll never have if that makes sense.

            So anyhow, keep on going because you can absolutely CRUSH it in this game. Age is NOT an inhibitor unless you make it and can be a HUGE ASSET if you let it too.

            Cheers,

            Brad

            Originally Posted by John Taylor View Post

            What's age got to do with it?

            If you have an aptitude and willingness to learn, then
            it doesn't matter how old you are.

            90% of success in any business venture, online or offline,
            is down to your motivation and mindset.

            John (Aged 59 1/2)
            Good lord why can't we get this attitude out there MORE

            Man...amazing how this is the only real stumbling block to online biz.
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          • Profile picture of the author nwservices
            Never said I can't just do it. You can do what every you sat your mind to do.

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          • Profile picture of the author petula
            Hi,

            I'm enjoying this thread.

            I'm in my early 60's, and have been trying to sort this out for around 3 years. Prior to my attempts with internet marketing, I could only email and search the web.

            I sometimes read, "that is the only knowledge needed", but I haven't found that to be so, but nonetheless I have now figured out a system that I can now use to start earning, and in fact in the last month, just made my first couple of sales. There are a number of techniques one needs to learn - even such as how to download, how to organize your files etc. If you have no one to show you, I find it takes a long time to learn these things. Learning the terms etc has been like learning a new language.

            I still find I'm slow, but I am slow by nature, but have now accepted that when slowness grinds me to a halt, then see if I can outsource for a reasonable cost, and then this gets me over that particular hurdle.

            I find you need persistence, and although at times, I have felt this is hopeless, I am now motivated even more this month with finally getting a tiny bit of income.

            Please, give it a go, and don't give up easily. You will meet some very fine people who are willing to give you a helping hand out of the goodness of their hearts, especially in this forum.

            Petula
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  • Profile picture of the author pizzatherapy
    Geez... And I thought I was the only old guy here..

    I'm honored to be in such great company..

    There is a learning curve when it come to IM for sure. However there are lots of great learning opportunities for you right here on the Warrior Forum..

    I have to agree with Cardine:

    The only 'technical' knowledge you need is how to use WordPress, and using WordPress is not much harder than all of the other computer stuff (MS Office/email) that you are already using.
    dmason
    You can purchase [for little $$$] a course on how to use Wordpress.
    .

    Wordpress makes creating websites, very easy.

    Honestly though, you can outsource everything if you need to...

    The most important thing is you need to learn the process of Marketing. I think that is more important than any technical knowledge you need.
    You will find some great mentors and role models right here...

    The Marketing part of Internet Marketing is way, way more important than any technical stuff.

    Anyone can learn technical stuff...not everyone will learn how to be a successful Internet Marketer.

    So yes someone who is over 60 (me) can make it in Internet Marketing.

    Am I successful?

    I make money every month and for that I am grateful.

    Just go for it!

    Good luck and keep us posted on how you are doing. And if you get stuck...this is a great place to ask!
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    I think some 60 year olds who think they're young can do internet marketing. It's not hard at all. But for alot of 60+ year olds... they still use typewriters. They hate computers and the internet. They find that turning on the computer is too complicated a task.
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    • Profile picture of the author John Coutts
      Originally Posted by Randall Magwood View Post

      I think some 60 year olds who think they're young can do internet marketing. It's not hard at all. But for alot of 60+ year olds... they still use typewriters. They hate computers and the internet. They find that turning on the computer is too complicated a task.
      Really? I think you are very mistaken. We are the baby boomers, remember. We are NEVER going to die!

      Well, perhaps slightly... someday... maybe...
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      • Profile picture of the author Bill Farnham
        Well, I'll be 60 this year, and I can tell you age has nothing to do with failing in IM.

        Heck even 13 year olds can fail at IM.

        The thing to remember is as long as you still have good motor skills and a decent command of the English langefio skifju dkapfik arvop jg jsi nfkl sd flkso fjqm, hh.

        ~schnarf
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        • Profile picture of the author John Coutts
          Originally Posted by Bill Farnham View Post

          The thing to remember is as long as you still have good motor skills and a decent command of the English langefio skifju dkapfik arvop jg jsi nfkl sd flkso fjqm, hh.

          ~schnarf
          And perhaps a sense of humour too?

          You made me laugh...
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        • Profile picture of the author Richard Van
          Originally Posted by Bill Farnham View Post

          The thing to remember is as long as you still have good motor skills and a decent command of the English langefio skifju dkapfik arvop jg jsi nfkl sd flkso fjqm, hh.

          ~schnarf
          Bill,

          I've just arrived at the office and turned on my computer to see this.

          Fortunately I haven't made a coffee yet or I'd be billing you for a new keyboard, however I think I may have put my shoulder out falling off my chair laughing.

          If laughter is good for you, I've just added another 5 years, the shoulder's buggered though.

          Originally Posted by Will Edwards View Post

          NO - they are simply too old and decrepit to tie up their own shoelaces let alone learn how to do anything new.

          Will
          I was trying to tie my shoelaces for hours after New Years Eve, so I could get home, then I realised I had shoes with those velcro thingys on.
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      • Profile picture of the author Istvan Horvath
        Originally Posted by John Coutts View Post

        Originally Posted by Randall Magwood View Post

        I think some 60 year olds who think they're young can do internet marketing. It's not hard at all. But for alot of 60+ year olds... they still use typewriters. They hate computers and the internet. They find that turning on the computer is too complicated a task.
        Really? I think you are very mistaken. We are the baby boomers, remember. We are NEVER going to die!
        Not to mention that we (the boomers) invented the world wide web (www) for all these guys :p
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    • Profile picture of the author Karen Blundell
      Originally Posted by Randall Magwood View Post

      I think some 60 year olds who think they're young can do internet marketing. It's not hard at all. But for alot of 60+ year olds... they still use typewriters. They hate computers and the internet. They find that turning on the computer is too complicated a task.
      that's a load of rubbish...You'd be surprised how many computer-savvy baby boomers I know in my area.

      I'm 57...very young at heart, been into computers since the 80's.

      In my opinion, age has nothing at all to do with whether or not one can succeed in IM. But your attitude does. If you have the right attitude, anything is possible.
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      • Profile picture of the author jordancburke
        I totally agree with Karen - who's the other person saying we still use typewriters. I have younger people asking me how to do things on the computer and i'm 60. They just came out of college and don't know sometimes. And some know way more than me. So let's not make judgments.
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  • Profile picture of the author steven sanderson
    Age has nothing to do with it, 60 is young and you have the internet at your fingertips so all the very best to you

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    • Profile picture of the author DGFletcher
      On "too old blah blah blah" here's what I've noticed:

      When you're 20 and you don't know how to do something, everybody shrugs and says 'try anyway, duy'. When you're 20 and you walk into your kitchen and go 'wait, why am I here?', nobody notices. When you're 20 and you forget somebody's name, everybody laughs and goes 'yeah, I'm bad with names, too'.

      When you're 60 and you don't know how to do something, everybody goes 'oh, let me do it, you're too old'. When you're 60 and you walk into your kitchen and go 'wait, why am I here?' everybody notices and tells you you're senile. When you're 60 and you forget somebody's name, the room goes quiet and they all look at you like 'do you remember YOUR name?'

      You have a massive amount of information in your mind. Start pouring it into info packages. What did you learn in high school, 'cause it's better than the high schools now, that you could write a 7 page PDF how-to program on? What did you learn raising your family that you could write a guide on and put it on Clickbank and stuff?

      Write-sell-write-sell-write-sell. Seriously. You can even use your 'I'm old' as a marketing spiel if you'd like. Check out Burt Goldman and see how he does it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Richard Van
    Originally Posted by cbnet View Post

    The fellow warriors please share there views/experience with oldies like me.
    Well cbnet, I think this thread is proof enough, you're not old at all and you've every chance to do this if it's what you want to do and I for one wish you all the luck.

    Go for it.
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  • Profile picture of the author martyJames
    Hey , 60 now is what 40 used to be 20 yrs ago. At 60 your just a spring chicken!
    Im 51 and started seriously in IM in 2011 . Learned WP , SEO and COMBINED it with my 20 year experience in business and sales. Its going well after less than 12 months , so it can be beneficial to have a few years (and pounds?) under your belt!


    cheers

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  • Profile picture of the author SandyDuPlessis
    Originally Posted by cbnet View Post

    Dear Fellow warriors,

    I have observed majority of the warriors on this forum are younger lot. I am 59 years of age & do not know much about computers except for using MS office, browsing, e-mailing etc. I am curious to know how many of you having little knowledge in computers (as I have) started late (around 60 years of age) & have succeeded. The fellow warriors please share there views/experience with oldies like me. This will be a good statistics to have.

    Thanks & Regards.......cbnet
    You deserve a smack across the head for even thinking that 60 is old! it is the new "middle age". Heck, I am 60 and can still climb trees to rescue my 5 year old grandson when he gets stuck.

    As for IM - I have no problem understanding what is going on and learning what I need to do. I love some parts of the work and dislike others. Those things that I do not like or that are monotonous get outsourced.

    As for prior experience mine was no different to yours. Until a few years ago, I had never even heard of Skype, but I could browse the web and send emails and that is what got me started.

    If I can do it then you can do it as well.
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  • Profile picture of the author chiknock
    Hello I'm 63, I only just joined in few minutes ago. Age is not a hindrance. You can be as young as you think. Good luck to the challenge and have fun.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dailybread
    Anyone can use the internet. It is the most democratic tool ever created. Turn your computer on, connect to the Warrior Forum and find something you would like to do and DO IT!
    Buy some WSOs that interest you. Learn. Live. Laugh.
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  • Profile picture of the author CharlesRivera
    You know, I'm 36yo and I use to always question if I was too old to do this? I look around and see young guys and girls starting online and making a lot of money, but then I take notice to the majority of online marketers who are more seasoned then those young kids.

    The thing is, the Internet is still so new that you have all of your offline marketers who were just killing in their niche and they made the transition to the web to make even more. Unless you're a young dot com millionaire, the majority of wealthy marketers are a lot older then the young crowd you're concerned about. And with so much money being made today through just socializing and building friendships with each other it doesn't matter what age you are!

    Best of luck to you brother!
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  • Profile picture of the author chiknock
    Hello, That's how I feel .too. I'm 63 and don't know much about internet marketing. But I think with the help of our co-warriors, we will be guided by the young computer literate marketers and we will succeed.

    I only just joined in few minutes ago with the hope of learning from the forum.
    Age is never a hindrance to learning anything. We are the new 40's of today. So good luck
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  • Profile picture of the author imasong
    Really it's not the age in my opinion, it's if you find enjoyment in the process. Putting all the pieces of the puzzle together can be fun and rewarding, but it might drive some people to the insane asylum! No harm in learning and trying, to see if you enjoy the tasks required to do it. On the other hand, if the only goal is to make some cash, and you don't really enjoy the process, as they say in the Sopranos - Fuhgedaboudit
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  • Profile picture of the author tmcca
    Hi,,, Well I am 73 and still going strong in IM,,,I have several sites that I maintain and host,
    You have to be flexible and constantly learn,,,I taking a course on Video production at the moment,,,most all the information and training is on the net and a lot if it is free..So go for it........
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  • Profile picture of the author jamesnewton
    My advice is that you WILL need to become more savvy in some aspects of the internet and the tools you need to use to be successful. Unless you can find some ready made thing that you can plop into a traffic buy that produces profits on autopilot you will need to learn how to select and buy a domain and use hosting and auto responder services, put up a WordPress site and work at least a little bit with HTML. If you can't do any of those things your options will be extremely limited. That said, these are all learn-able things for anyone from puberty on up. Age is not a factor. As far as being great at marketing I think that is way over rated. I see alot of people succeed who don't know squat about marketing but plenty about self-promotion. However, if you are going to sell tangible products and not just dreams, then you will need to know something about marketing.
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  • Profile picture of the author PatriciaJ
    Hey, Less of the old talk, there's a law against being ageist in the UK.

    I'm not that much younger than you and think of my business as a bonus pension fund. A lot of people start home businesses as they get older because they want to keep their minds active even if their bodies aint so nimble. I'm still learning and love it.

    So go for it you are in good company it seems from the replies.
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  • i think they people over 60+ have a better chance of being successful online if they use the "small town" entrepreneur style , cuz that is coming full circle
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  • Profile picture of the author mrdomains
    I would sage that IM is the ideal occupation for the mature population since it requires work, but no physical effort. But, while you donĀ“t have to be a computer wiz, or even know a single line of code, everything you will be doing will happen through the computer - even if you decide to target offline ventures - most of it happens on the computer.

    The most vital part perhaps is to get enough computer skills so that you are not slowed down by inexperience. Apart from that - go for it!
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  • Profile picture of the author xboxps3wow
    I'm in my 20s, so I couldn't tell you from experience, but I would think that it doesn't make much difference. How long have you been using a computer? If it's more than few years.. you should be good to go. You just need to learn what people like in a website etc...
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    • Profile picture of the author papeter
      60 is the new 40.....didn't you know?

      I was sitting next to a lady on a plane to Chicago approx ten years ago
      she was about 70 something...and she told me that her passion was designing
      and selling websites!

      So there you go mate!

      BTW, KFC franchise was started by Colonel Sanders in his middle 60's
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  • Profile picture of the author dennismoore2
    Hi Cbnet,

    I really don't think age has anything to do with it. If you have the capacity, willingness and time to learn, then you can do it. In fact, you might have an advantage over these younger kids here because if you are retired then you have a lot more time to make IM work, whereas the younger ones are still trying to quit their day JOB. Thus they are juggling their JOB plus all of the work that goes along with IM.
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  • Profile picture of the author ColinT
    Anything is possible as long as you have the passion to learn so age is no barrier
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  • Profile picture of the author FreeMeal
    Think it depends on the "Old person". My dad is in his sixties, and he doesn't even know how to switch a computer on. I don't think he even knows what exactly a computer does, or the internet is. I try to encourage him because I think he would actually really like it.

    You should see him try and use a mouse. He can't fully get his head around the relationship between the cursor and the movement of the mouse. He just ends up getting angry with it and giving up. Quite funny.

    Having said that, he can still beat me in an arm-wrestle, and if i need some home improvements, he's the man to ask.

    It's also known that as we get older, our ability to learn decreases. The vast majority of that learning ability diminishes after our teens, so the gap between the ages 25 and 55 isn't as great as the ages between 7 and 25 in terms of ability to absorb and learn. As long as you know your own abilities, play to your strengths, accelerate at those strengths then try to push yourself a little further, there's no reason why you should achieve some level of success.
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  • Profile picture of the author ezmystic
    Originally Posted by cbnet View Post

    Dear Fellow warriors,

    I have observed majority of the warriors on this forum are younger lot. I am 59 years of age & do not know much about computers except for using MS office, browsing, e-mailing etc. I am curious to know how many of you having little knowledge in computers (as I have) started late (around 60 years of age) & have succeeded. The fellow warriors please share there views/experience with oldies like me. This will be a good statistics to have.

    Thanks & Regards.......cbnet
    I know several people around 60+ in IM and are doing just fine, I think it just takes a willingness to listen and learn a new skill, and scientific studies have shown that older people 60/70+ have about the same learning capabilities as a 30 year old. Just don't get 'stuck in your ways' and always keep your mind open to new things and you should be fine.
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  • Profile picture of the author donza
    As long as you are willing to learn I see being sixty as a huge advantage. Think of all those hundreds of millions of plus sixties who now use the net. Think of all the wealth they have accumulated over the years.

    Who understands their wants and needs? Who can speak to them in their own idiom. You can.
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  • Profile picture of the author giseo
    Sure. Create some blogs and learn the basics of SEO and affiliate marketing and you are good to go.
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  • Profile picture of the author BurgerBoy
    I'm 70 years old and maintain 10 datafeed sites with millions of pages and products - and you know what - I have the young people that think they know everything asking me to teach them how to build sites and get into Affiliate Marketing.
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  • Profile picture of the author WishfulDoing
    Seems to me, the older you get the more your true age becomes a lifestyle choice. Many "older people" are healthy, active and involved. They live their lives like much younger people. Age becomes a very individual thing.

    As for whether or not to start learning IM, age is not the factor here. Your desire, determination and perseverance are. If you really want it, go for it!
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  • Profile picture of the author Matt Banks
    Depends on how your mindset is with relation to understanding techology. Maybe there is a niche you could go for.
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  • Profile picture of the author isimrikasharma
    According to me, the thing is not when you start, but it is actually how you start. Remove all apprehensions and good luck.
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  • Profile picture of the author Will Edwards
    NO - they are simply too old and decrepit to tie up their own shoelaces let alone learn how to do anything new.

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  • Profile picture of the author Gesh
    I was 60 in September and absorbing everything I can. Hey I need a pension
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  • Profile picture of the author greenleaf5
    Age is not a barrier to venture into IM. Spend at least a few hours a day to learn about IM. When you are ready to launch your business, you can outsource work that's outside your area of experience. All the best to you.
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  • Profile picture of the author Eyecat Cher
    Originally Posted by cbnet View Post

    Dear Fellow warriors,

    I have observed majority of the warriors on this forum are younger lot. I am 59 years of age & do not know much about computers except for using MS office, browsing, e-mailing etc. I am curious to know how many of you having little knowledge in computers (as I have) started late (around 60 years of age) & have succeeded. The fellow warriors please share there views/experience with oldies like me. This will be a good statistics to have.

    Thanks & Regards.......cbnet
    cb net,
    your age is not a reason to stop learning and explore things. Go on, pursue what you mind wants.. What's important is the knowledge and dedication in the thing(computers) you want.
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  • Profile picture of the author TrueBrit
    Originally Posted by cbnet View Post

    Dear Fellow warriors,

    I have observed majority of the warriors on this forum are younger lot. I am 59 years of age & do not know much about computers except for using MS office, browsing, e-mailing etc. I am curious to know how many of you having little knowledge in computers (as I have) started late (around 60 years of age) & have succeeded. The fellow warriors please share there views/experience with oldies like me. This will be a good statistics to have.

    Thanks & Regards.......cbnet
    A friendly warning from another 'oldie'...I have to mention this...You do not need to pay any of the 'gurus' $1000s to learn the stuff you will need to be able to do.

    New people with hardly any knowledge of the internet marketing world are exactly the kind they like to approach. So be aware of this. First, they like to get a phone number, then their sales staff will call you...repeatedly if necessary. Many people have lost a lot of money learning things that are actually freely available online, or
    available much, much cheaper than the prices these people would charge you. I was 'bitten' in my early days, so I definitely know. Sorry to sound so serious after this thread has given me so many laughs tonight, but someone needed to say it. IMHO.
    Good luck with whatever you choose to do. (60ish old? Hmmm...Not so.)
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  • Profile picture of the author HeySal
    Can old people (around 60 years of age) & little knowledge in computers venture in IM
    OUUUh - um...dude.... - 57 here and not believing I just read that one. LMAO.

    I waited 18 freaking years of my life to be able to do whatever I wanted and have no intentions of stopping now. If I listened to people that tell me I'm too old for something, I'd never get up those mountains to the really kewl gemstones. Still have to take some nice young buff men with me now and again to help carry the stuff down the hill (oh wahhh right? )

    Anyhow, in direct answer to your incredibly insane question -- you can actually be a techno-moron and still grab a piece of the action if you have any business skills whatsoever.... LOL - trust me on that one.

    That reminds me - I have to go find my tech. I have no clue how to cloak an affiliate link. crap. I know I can market a sweet product I just found out about, though. That's all good - he gets a % for letting me be a pain in his patoot. If you get the drift of what I just said, you can do just fine.

    60. Old. Funny. Real freaking funny.
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  • Age here is not a factor. First of all take your little knowledge of computer to be an advantage rather than a scare. Internet marketing is just as a true market as any. Once you have the marketing skills and can employ them, Internet marketing will be an open place for you. Dedication is what you need and your can have your technical experts at your hand for you in running your endevours. Get into it and learn much yourself.
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    • Profile picture of the author John Coutts
      Let's not forget that it was the "older" generation of people who gave you the personal computer - and the @#*!$#&! Internet, for goodness sakes!

      The younger lot had nothing to do but just walk in and pick it up.

      Can older people figure out computers and IM? Without the contribution of us "older people" there would be no such discussion!

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  • Profile picture of the author Awesomo
    Age is just a number. Besides, I believe you have something valuable to offer like wisdom, knowledge and experience (non-IM).

    Moreover, you don't have to know how to do everything, just know the process and workflow of doing things.

    I know someone who just only get clients/sales, after which he outsourced everything cheaply (creating website, SEO, PPC, etc) and just pocket the difference.
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  • Profile picture of the author arnold55
    Originally Posted by cbnet View Post

    Dear Fellow warriors,

    I have observed majority of the warriors on this forum are younger lot. I am 59 years of age & do not know much about computers except for using MS office, browsing, e-mailing etc. I am curious to know how many of you having little knowledge in computers (as I have) started late (around 60 years of age) & have succeeded. The fellow warriors please share there views/experience with oldies like me. This will be a good statistics to have.

    Thanks & Regards.......cbnet
    By god you are the perfect age!!
    You are at the age where you can recognize bull shi* from good.

    you are at the age where your mind is not occupied 99.99% of the time on getting laid (FYI i only think of it 50% now in my waking hours)

    you are at the age where you don't give a shi* what others think

    you are at the age where you have more time to dedicate to a new vocation (internet marketing)

    you are at the age where you no right from wrong and care and chose accordingly.

    you are at the age where you have the knowledge of "old school" and can implement old school ways.

    my list stops here.....
    other can take over and you can ad your own.

    I used to say "live hard, die young" now I say "what was I thinking!"

    the "young" 56 year old

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    • Profile picture of the author John Coutts
      Originally Posted by arnold55 View Post

      I used to say "live hard, die young" now I say "what was I thinking!"
      Yeah... I used to think a bit like that too, back when "old" was still decades away; when raging hormones ruled; when I was part of a new generation, the very first people ever to discover sex, booze and great music; when we were all invincible...

      You only really grow old if your mind grows old. You can't stop what happens to your body, but you can stay young at heart.

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      • Profile picture of the author arnold55
        Originally Posted by John Coutts View Post

        Yeah... I used to think a bit like that too, back when "old" was still decades away; when raging hormones ruled; when I was part of a new generation, the very first people ever to discover sex, booze and great music; when we were all invincible...

        You only really grow old if your mind grows old. You can't stop what happens to your body, but you can stay young at heart.

        John.
        Lets have a drink to that!
        and...I still can whip any man "twice" my age!!

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        • Profile picture of the author johhno131
          The key to succeeding in internet marketing is not about building the websites and doing the tech work but concentrating on building the business.

          Age in this industry has no meaning, and what you bring to the table in the way of organizational skills and common sense means you will be able to grow the business and employ outsourced workers to develop the ideas you probably have but don't know how to code.

          I feel quite young now at 51.

          Good luck.
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          • Profile picture of the author arnold55
            Originally Posted by johhno131 View Post

            The key to succeeding in internet marketing is not about building the websites and doing the tech work but concentrating on building the business.

            Age in this industry has no meaning, and what you bring to the table in the way of organizational skills and common sense means you will be able to grow the business and employ outsourced workers to develop the ideas you probably have but don't know how to code.

            I feel quite young now at 51.

            Good luck.
            What you say is a truth and most people do not understand this at any age. It's not the website, the seo , the internet and so on. It is the business and those are just resources and tools.

            Thanx for keeping it real!

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  • Profile picture of the author yoangov
    To the OP - yeah they can. My grandmother is using facebook and google
    Why not to create a blog on something she knows and start banking? hehe ;p

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  • Profile picture of the author Haikela84
    Age is only a number. Of course, maybe you are going to need help when it comes to setting up a site initially (an issue that can be easily overcome, thanks to WP, the best CMS ever), but you can still catch up with the IM buzz. You may even do better than some younger IMers after all "Forty is the old age of youth, fifty is the youth of old age."
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  • Profile picture of the author Gene Pimentel
    Guy 1: "I'm 60 years old, and I'm worried I'm too old to go back to school. That would make me at least 64 in 4 years when I graduate.

    Guy 2: How old will you be in 4 years if you DON'T graduate?
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  • Profile picture of the author Mike Hill
    Originally Posted by cbnet View Post

    Dear Fellow warriors,

    I have observed majority of the warriors on this forum are younger lot. I am 59 years of age & do not know much about computers except for using MS office, browsing, e-mailing etc. I am curious to know how many of you having little knowledge in computers (as I have) started late (around 60 years of age) & have succeeded. The fellow warriors please share there views/experience with oldies like me. This will be a good statistics to have.

    Thanks & Regards.......cbnet

    Here, I'll do you a favor... You need to get your mind right. Age has nothing to do with success or failure. If you don't know much about computers then you need to learn it. Here is a video that may help you out... It's a speech by Art Williams called Just Do It!

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  • Profile picture of the author Don Luis
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    Miguel Cevantes wrote Don Quixote when he was almost seventy years old.

    John Milton wrote Paradise Regained when he was sixty-three.

    Noah Webster wrote his monumental dictionary at age seventy.

    Benjamin Franklin helped to frame the US Constitution at age eighty-one.

    Alfred Tennyson published the memorable poem Crossing The Bar at age eighty-three.

    Michelangelo was in his late eighties when he painted some of his Masterpieces.

    Galileo made his greatest discovery when he was seventy-three.

    Thomas Edison still worked in his laboratory at eighty-three.

    Arturo Toscanini conducted an orchestra at eighty-seven.

    Mark Twain wrote "Eve's Diary" and "The $30,000 Bequest" at seventy-one.

    Titian painted his great work "The Battle of Lepanto" at age ninety-five and his "Last Supper" at age ninety-nine.

    You're never too old to achieve great things in life.
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  • Profile picture of the author wfhblueprints
    Some excellent posts on this thread!

    Age is what you make of it! I really don't get ageist people (In either extreme)

    Age brings experience and wisdom (Or so they say...) but both are relative!

    You can do a lot with little knowledge out of sheer determination and do sod all with a hell of a lot of knowledge and a lack of motivation....

    So if you are motivated and determined.....that is what matters
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  • Profile picture of the author mimi k
    I'm not in the senior set but I have to say in this game, it is nothing they teach you in school so we all start off from scratch as newbies and have lots to learn. I am definitely not very techie, but I am willing to learn what I need to know and I think that and attitude is the most important thing.
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  • Profile picture of the author comp123
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    I'm 83, bought my first computer less than 2 years ago. Probably the last one i'll ever have to buy!
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    • Profile picture of the author John Coutts
      Originally Posted by comp123 View Post

      I'm 83, bought my first computer less than 2 years ago. Probably the last one i'll ever have to buy!
      Don't think like that! Start planning for your next computer purchase. I bet you'll need it.

      John.
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  • Profile picture of the author jordancburke
    Gee, I really hope so, or I need to quit now.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jeannie Crabtree
    It all starts in the mind, no matter your age. If you think you can, or have a big enough why, you can!

    I am about the same age as the op, I started on the computer, being computer illiterate, but knowing how to type. I did have one short computer entry job for a nutritionist for a little while, but just checked off info and entered info, back when computers were big and clunky.

    So when I started, I bought a computer and forced myself to learn some tech skills such as making websites at the same time I was learning to use the computer. The manual for pagemill was about three or four inches thick!

    I don't consider myself a technical person but forced myself to learn some of it. It all starts with ones mindset. And what you can't do, or have not learned yet, you can find someone else that will do it.

    Jeannie
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  • Profile picture of the author Sansfaim
    Hey I'm 70.

    I have somebody who builds my sites, somebody who writes articles for me, a plugin that drip feeds them, somebody who builds backlinksfor me, a company who sells products for me (Amazon), a bank who collects my money and a wife who spends it.

    What do I need IT skills for?

    BTW I made 68 sales today including a TV for $2440.
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    • Profile picture of the author Gijsbertus
      Originally Posted by Sansfaim View Post

      Hey I'm 70.

      I have somebody who builds my sites, somebody who writes articles for me, a plugin that drip feeds them, somebody who builds backlinksfor me, a company who sells products for me (Amazon), a bank who collects my money and a wife who spends it.

      What do I need IT skills for?

      BTW I made 68 sales today including a TV for $2440.
      and congratz for the sales today ! Your wife will be happy
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  • Profile picture of the author Damielle
    I don't think age is a big factor. The fact that you are not a 'techie' can be a good thing.
    For example I waste a lot of time because I am a 'techie' and like to mess with code and stuff like that.

    You can always outsource that stuff and focus on what will make you money the 'Marketing'.

    As John Taylor said "90% of success in any business venture, online or offline,
    is down to your motivation and mindset".

    So just work hard and take action and you will do just fine.
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  • Profile picture of the author The Noid
    I saw a documentary on Netflix the other day "Touching The Void" where a mountain climber breaks his leg (and a super complicated break at that) at 21,000 feet in the Andes, loses his partner, and somehow makes it back down without food for 7 days.

    So based on that, I'd say you can do whatever you want to do.

    Go for it!
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  • Profile picture of the author Looking4Mentor
    What?

    Age has nothing to do with being successful with IM! If anything someone in there 60's may show more drive, more tinacity, and more patience than the young bunch.

    Go all in!

    Peace.
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  • Profile picture of the author Thomas Wilkinson
    OLD? Who is the OP calling old? If he has the balls to show up around here again I'll show him who's old.
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    • Profile picture of the author Richard Van
      Originally Posted by Thomas Wilkinson View Post

      OLD? Who is the OP calling old? If he has the balls to show up around here again I'll show him who's old.
      Relax Thomas. The OP is 59 and was asking if it's possible for people like him/her to succeed with little computer knowledge.

      He/she has been back and may not have balls or be a man .

      Like I've already said, great thread and I certainly don't think they meant any offence.

      I am 59 years of age & do not know much about computers except for using MS office, browsing, e-mailing etc. I am curious to know how many of you having little knowledge in computers (as I have) started late (around 60 years of age) & have succeeded. The fellow warriors please share there views/experience with oldies like me. This will be a good statistics to have.
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  • Profile picture of the author Marvin Johnston
    Originally Posted by cbnet View Post

    I am 59 years of age & do not know much about computers except for using MS office, browsing, e-mailing etc. I am curious to know how many of you having little knowledge in computers (as I have) started late (around 60 years of age) & have succeeded. The fellow warriors please share there views/experience with oldies like me. This will be a good statistics to have.
    Darn kids cluttering up the forum .

    That said, physical age is not really a factor unless someone makes it so.

    Some people may be 60 in physical age, but have just repeated their first year 60 times.

    Others make each year build upon itself and actually end up with 60 years of solid experience.

    What is far more important is the ability to learn and apply. And that is a function of mindset, not age.

    Marvin
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  • Profile picture of the author redhwk63
    Just when you think something is new its not. Was watching a game show and the question was what does LOL stand for and Laugh Out Loud was not one of the answers. Its from the 1940'S its for Little Old Lady. Well over 60 years.
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  • Profile picture of the author deefondee
    Like the man said, if you want to....if you have a passion...if you are dedicated....and so on, age doesn't matter. Besides, you've got lots of knowledge tucked away that can come to use on the 'net.
    Start with something that you love. I'm older than you and having a grand time
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