Internet marketing at 40!

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Should all marketers start their businesses before 40? Or is it true that the life of an Internet marketer begins at 40? If he begins to implement all the innovative ideas of IM he has learned between 30 and 40 then he should see no difficulty in selling products and services at 40! Any other views?
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  • Profile picture of the author franktwin
    Unless you have those years in Experience, I would have to say that any age is a good age to start marketing... Knowledge is Power.. Research the Products and do the best you can to market it...
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  • Profile picture of the author smadronia
    Originally Posted by prasanth5 View Post

    Should all marketers start their businesses before 40? Or is it true that the life of an Internet marketer begins at 40? If he begins to implement all the innovative ideas of IM he has learned between 30 and 40 then he should see no difficulty in selling products and services at 40! Any other views?
    I thought the saying was "life begins at 40"? :p

    I think if you're going to start your business, you need to start it as soon as you can. Look at the number of people who started in their late teens and 20s and are doing well now in their late 20s and early 30s. If they'd waited another 10-15 years, who knows where they would end up?

    The problem with innovative ideas is if you wait to long implement them, they may no longer work. And even if you implement them, there's no guarantee they're going to work at all if your approach is off.

    I think a person at 40 might have an edge in some areas over a person at 20. What areas those are, I can't say, but the additional 20 years of life experience could very well lend itself to more experience in certain areas.

    I think you should start your business as soon as you can after deciding to do it, whether you're 20, 40, or 60. Age doesn't matter as much in this business.
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    • Profile picture of the author neilshearing
      As someone who is 40 but has been selling my own products online since 1997, I have to say, the Internet changes so fast, the only things that stay with you long-term are the relationships you make with people and your reputation.

      You can start an online business at any age and succeed because there are always new opportunities and new niches, but have an eye on your relationships and reputation if you want to succeed long-term.
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      • Profile picture of the author Gijsbertus
        Originally Posted by neilshearing View Post

        As someone who is 40 but has been selling my own products online since 1997, I have to say, the Internet changes so fast, the only things that stay with you long-term are the relationships you make with people and your reputation.

        You can start an online business at any age and succeed because there are always new opportunities and new niches, but have an eye on your relationships and reputation if you want to succeed long-term.
        Plain truth here, DO NOT take the money and run...
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  • Profile picture of the author asiriusthoth
    I don't think age means much, it's all about experience & execution. I would take a person at 50 with 10 years of experience than a person at 30 with only 5 years.

    Originally Posted by neilshearing View Post

    As someone who is 40 but has been selling my own products online since 1997
    That is when I started with on-line marketing to; 97 =)
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  • Profile picture of the author surffab
    I would say it does not matter when you start... you just need to be committed to it and DO
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  • Profile picture of the author WillR
    Yeah, you're tool old. Give up. Leave it to us youngens ;-)
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    • Profile picture of the author agmccall
      I'm 50, should I stop?

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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Ten
    It is never too late nor too early to get started in business it seems.
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  • Profile picture of the author Joan Altz
    From stats I've seen, most people visiting the WF and wanting to start learning how to make money online are over the age of 45.
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  • Profile picture of the author rred
    I don't think age does matter, if you see top websites on internet were started
    by the 1 who were in their 20's and got success and money in very short time.
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  • Profile picture of the author CherryAffairs
    Do it when you have the capability do. It doesn't comes with age. Although in "Your magic power to be rich", Napolean Hill did talk about a statistic done which prove that most man will only get rich after 40. Where he goes round to talk about desire and sex transmuation, and I do agree with his point.
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  • Profile picture of the author MartinPlatt
    I don't think age has anything to do with success in business. It's motivation, a burning desire, not giving up.

    The reality is that when we're younger we probably don't have as much motivation for it, as we're out doing other things that at the time seem more important.
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  • Profile picture of the author Niko A Berezkin
    Why should age be a barrier to selling things? Be it on the internet, or door to door. There's a few technological hurdles. But if you can make something, and you can sell something, you will succeed. That's all internet marketing is.
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    • Profile picture of the author Melkur
      Originally Posted by Nikita A Beriozkin View Post

      Why should age be a barrier to selling things? Be it on the internet, or door to door. There's a few technological hurdles. But if you can make something, and you can sell something, you will succeed. That's all internet marketing is.
      This is absolutely true. I did door-to-door sales for a local company to make some money when I was a student (20+ years ago now - where does the time go!?). One of the guys on the team was in his 80s, working a few days every week because he was bored at home. He was the most amazing salesman I've ever seen - he couldn't walk nearly as fast as the rest of us, but in terms of sales he was streets ahead!

      So no, I don't think age is a barrier to anything, young or old, unless there is some actual, physical, practical or legal impediment that prevents you from achieving your aims.
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  • Profile picture of the author ryanmilligan
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    No age limit in this business, any business really actually - I've been doing this since 15.
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  • Profile picture of the author sam770
    40 is great age for IM
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  • Profile picture of the author laurencewins
    Age is a state of mind. I began my online work because my health got too bad to cope with a traditional job after being unlawfully terminated from my last J.O.B.
    I have my writing and proofreading skills. At the end of this year I turn 50 but it is no big deal. I have this work to keep me busy until I can't do it anymore.
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  • Profile picture of the author Chri5123
    Originally Posted by prasanth5 View Post

    Should all marketers start their businesses before 40? Or is it true that the life of an Internet marketer begins at 40? If he begins to implement all the innovative ideas of IM he has learned between 30 and 40 then he should see no difficulty in selling products and services at 40! Any other views?
    I have no idea what this means.

    I just hope you are wrong because I started out at 23 and now I am 32 and have my own LTD company due to IM.

    If it hasn't even begun yet roll on 40 is all I can say...
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  • Profile picture of the author Alex Blades
    If you start IM at the age of 40, imagine how far you would have been had you started decades ago. There are 15 year olds making more money online than teachers.
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  • Profile picture of the author smonline
    I think only drawback with age is that you have more responsibilities, so you have to manage yourself and your time very well to find time to focus on your business.

    In fact, if you know how to focus, you do not need much time to work on your business.

    It is not the age, it is the business knowledge (a combination of education and experience) that counts. With better knowledge, you can run things really fast.
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    • Profile picture of the author sonas
      I've always liked Mark Twain's quote on age:

      "Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter."
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  • Profile picture of the author lior199
    I dont think you must be 40 to success on IM.In my country i know someone 18 years old that now millioner from IM.
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  • Profile picture of the author moneymakerway
    It doesn't matter how old are you in order to
    start your IM business!
    I think that there are a few major things related
    to online business. And these are having a plan, strategy,
    consistency, providing value to others and putting action into it!
    You can succeed if you're thinking on long term benefits!
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  • Profile picture of the author prasanth5
    You need to observe your competitors in order to succeed at the higher levels of IM. This can eat away a few years of your marketing career as well. Therefore successful IM life begins at 40!
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  • Profile picture of the author Ernie G
    Hopefully each year will give you a little more life experience and maturity to make you even a better marketer.

    I'm 53 and dont feel like I'm behind at all.

    Of course my wife my argue against the age = maturity thing though, LOL

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  • Profile picture of the author PerformanceMan
    I am 98 years old and I still do the Internet Marketing....

    It's either this or work at WalMart.
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  • Profile picture of the author Coby
    I'm only 28 - but according to Quantcast.com the majority of my audience is 45 plus (and male)...

    I think it's because I'm a "southern boy" so I talk kinda slow and it's easier for folks of all ages to follow along and understand...

    So, I don't think there is an "age limit" only a "knowledge limit" - if they can do basic stuff on a computer then they can learn IM at any age.

    Cheers,
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    • Profile picture of the author Dan Hower
      I was not able to start IM before 40 because there was not Internet at that time.

      However, now it helps me a lot to have over 40 years experience with computers dating back to the days when a program instruction looked somehow like:

      1001 1000 1100 1110

      and there was neither mouse nor monitor.

      So no problems with IM at over 60.
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  • Profile picture of the author nicholasb
    age is nothing but a number, age means absolutely nothing. I started when I was like 22 or 23 and I plan on being retired by 35. But it doesn't really matter how old you are when you decide to do do something.

    My grandpa was asking me how he could start a business one day and he's in his mid 80's
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  • Profile picture of the author Anomalous
    I'll be 37 shortly, and I have a smarter, more agile, and more creative mind than I did at 21. I am more disciplined than I was back then, I have a greater sense of purpose, and a life that means more. I have stronger principles, and I have recognized the value of taking action for action's sake without an overwhelming need for certainty. I have confidence that I didn't have then.

    There are a million reasons that 40 can be a great age to get involved in IM, or anything else for that matter.
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    • Profile picture of the author prasanth5
      Originally Posted by Anomalous View Post

      I'll be 37 shortly, and I have a smarter, more agile, and more creative mind than I did at 21. I am more disciplined than I was back then, I have a greater sense of purpose, and a life that means more. I have stronger principles, and I have recognized the value of taking action for action's sake without an overwhelming need for certainty. I have confidence that I didn't have then.

      There are a million reasons that 40 can be a great age to get involved in IM, or anything else for that matter.
      Absolutely right! Even artists tend to become perfectionists from 40! I was only saying our mind tends to become steady and receptive only after 40 as in the case of artists!
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      • Profile picture of the author Enfusia
        Why would it matter how old you are? Does your keyboard make dusty letters for you because you're so ancient?

        By the way, I'm 49.

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      • Profile picture of the author Beatrice
        You seem to have a fixation about the age of 40. To me it seems obvious that abilities, intelligence and work ethics are more determinant factors of success than age.

        You can meet old and young fools everywhere, not just in IM :p
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  • Profile picture of the author Gengis
    You're obviously not listening to Jay-Z.. Didn't you know 40 is the new 25?
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  • Profile picture of the author madstan
    If I was 40 I would want to start my own brick and mortar company and work on making it grow for the next ten years then sell it for a huge profit and invest most of it in bonds and bills then go retire somewhere.
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    • Profile picture of the author prasanth5
      Originally Posted by madstan View Post

      If I was 40 I would want to start my own brick and mortar company and work on making it grow for the next ten years then sell it for a huge profit and invest most of it in bonds and bills then go retire somewhere.
      It is not the question of beginning IM at 40; it is all about getting accustomed to the practices of IM before 40 and plunge at 40, anything wrong with the assumption?
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      • Profile picture of the author madstan
        Originally Posted by prasanth5 View Post

        It is not the question of beginning IM at 40; it is all about getting accustomed to the practices of IM before 40 and plunge at 40, anything wrong with the assumption?

        To me once you reach that age and assuming you did a good job of managing your finances, you should have a decent size nest egg saved up by that point and should not have to rely on IM as a source of income. When you reach that age I feel you should be looking to invest a nice portion of your savings in solid and steady investments with almost immediate returns such as bonds, as IM is alot riskier IMO espcially for older persons. Even if you don't have a nest egg saved up working offline would still be a better alternative than IM because it is guaranteed income which is needed even more as you get older.

        Unless you are an established successful online marketer by that age of course, then the above statement need not apply.
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    I got started when i was 18. Didn't know anything, didnt even know how to make money with ebay. Took me some years to learn, but i've never heard that the average age is around 40 lol. Then again, my cousin is 37, and know he wants to sell online using one of my old sites that i had up.
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  • Profile picture of the author prasanth5
    Although I too started IM at about 36, a few years rolled by paying advertising fee, signing up for many PTC programs so on and so forth. I could not settle down quickly. Of course it may not happen to everybody.
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  • Profile picture of the author lpalad
    Is not what happens that determines your future BUT rather what you do about it !!!!

    Here's my advice:

    THINK BIG AND KISS ASS !!!!!!!!!
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    • Profile picture of the author ymest
      Originally Posted by ceenote100 View Post

      It doesn't matter what age you start. What matters most is your dedication.
      Originally Posted by lpalad View Post

      Is not what happens that determines your future BUT rather what you do about it !!!!

      Here's my advice:

      THINK BIG AND KISS ASS !!!!!!!!!
      Ahha, SO TRUE! You made my day!
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      • Profile picture of the author lpalad
        Originally Posted by ymest View Post

        Ahha, SO TRUE! You made my day!
        You're welcome!

        What happened happens to everybody but the KEY is what you do about it!

        Have a great day.
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      • Profile picture of the author mangarola
        Hey I'm 61 and I still don't know what I want to be when I grow up
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        • Profile picture of the author letsmakeit
          Originally Posted by mangarola View Post

          Hey I'm 61 and I still don't know what I want to be when I grow up

          You may be the oldest person I ever heard doing IM. But honestly some of the richest and highest earring people in IM are old.
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        • Profile picture of the author Bri777
          Originally Posted by mangarola View Post

          Hey I'm 61 and I still don't know what I want to be when I grow up
          hahahah that made me laugh man
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  • Profile picture of the author january14n
    In our todays era I think age doesn't matter as long as you know what you are doing.
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  • Profile picture of the author khooster1
    Who care if you are 40, 35 or even 25.

    In my country Singapore, there are few well-known IM gurus who are in their early 20s

    Age does not matter, it is the guts and determination that going to pull you through.
    And Also your friends, JV partners.
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  • Profile picture of the author JohnV88
    I started when I was 21 now I m 24 still learning & expanding my business.
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  • Profile picture of the author ceenote100
    It doesn't matter what age you start. What matters most is your dedication.
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    • Profile picture of the author ymest
      Originally Posted by ceenote100 View Post

      It doesn't matter what age you start. What matters most is your dedication.
      Totally agree with this!!!!!!!
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  • Profile picture of the author ymest
    Just start whenever you feel like it! I wish people stopped with these " something starts at"!! We can learn until our very LAST BREATH if God allows us to! There's one thing I'll never stop doing until I am COLD, it's learning new stuff, be it IM, sports, music, you name it!

    If someone was to tell me '"you can't do that, you're not 18 anymore, I'd put in 300% into it, just to prove that idiot wrong'! Ah, let's just ENJOY everything we do and do everything we enjoy!
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  • Profile picture of the author newBum76
    I read somewhere that people throughout history who accomplished great things most often accomplished those things after age 40. But age really doesn't mean much, I know people in their early 20's who have the maturity and discipline of most people in their 50's, and I know people in their 50's who think and act like 10-year-olds.
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    • Profile picture of the author Nile Vincent
      When you're young...oh, I guess in your teens and 20's...you just
      assume life is today and tomorrow and tomorrow...

      30's...with some experience (life's) behind you, you start looking a
      little more closer at the yrs ahead...

      Into the 50's and 60's...you've begun getting a handle on a few things...

      70's...80's...90's...these are the yrs that you're aware of all past, present and future...

      At 100, you look around...and say "wow...one hell of a ride!'...
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    • Profile picture of the author Bri777
      IMO, start asap if you are really committed.

      This is very time-consuming in terms of learning curve. We learn who's who and which is which and what is what soon enough. But you'll never know unless you start doing.

      Much better is to find some insider that you can trust and lead you to the right direction.

      I mean, I'm just new and I'm thankful I have seen a lot already. HAHA

      As with anything it's up to the individual to find his way through the BS.

      I'm like "I have all these courses but I can't study them ALL AT ONCE. Let me try what I know now and see what works and build from there."
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    • Profile picture of the author Tim Bazley
      One of the great things about internet marketing is all the 'isms' issues just disappear, including age-ism.

      Doesn't matter what age, race, sex or religion you are, there's room for everybody and I know of many people in their 60's, 70's and beyond who are making great livings online.

      If you want to start an IM biz at 40, or even 100, then go for it, is what I say!
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      • Profile picture of the author Vassago
        Reading this thread it's inspiring to see that not only is it true that people are starting successful IM businesses at 40, technically middle age, or mid career age, but also after retirement, and even at the very start of their career.

        The underlying message here seems to be that it's only you that could limit yourself into believing your age could be a factor. If you believe that it is not, then in is not.

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  • Profile picture of the author Sue McDonald
    You can start at any age. Some people are fortunate and learn how to market while they are younger while others have a job to support their family and lifestyle and start online part time hoping to supplement their income. It does not matter how old you are as long as you are prepared to learn and take action.
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  • Profile picture of the author drbrucehoag
    Age has nothing to do with it. And it doesn't matter if you're online or offline, either. Remember Colonel Sanders of KFC fame? He was in his 70s before he started pitching his chicken recipe to restaurant owners.
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    • Profile picture of the author mikeink
      MMMMM!

      All I know is that 40 is a number that is used to indicate many things. it is just anything out there. Especially $$$$$$$.

      I will be 67 in March, many people half that age have a hard time doing things I do. If you want to call me an old billy goat then go ahead.

      You are never to lod to learn new things.. Even stuff you said you would never do, this is the best part of been older and wiser.

      Now if YOU want to stop learning at 40 you may. You will not advance in life much that way.

      Never Stop Learning!! Education is something you need every day of your LIFE.

      Now stop learning and be a polictian or a government employee. Then age 40 is correct. Nothing against the government people, as there are some smart ones out there.

      Well now I wrote this I have to go and have 2 hour nap. LOLOLOLOLO
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  • Profile picture of the author taranisman
    That's the great thing about IM. Anyone, at any age can do it. Just teach yourself the essentials through YouTube videos and WSO and other IM stuff and take a little bit from each course and give it your own twist.

    I am definitely focusing on my Rep management biz as I feel better when I am actually helping the people that are paying me as opposed to trying to sell some scammy get rich quick crap on a IM review site. Which I have done.

    I feel better about my offline biz though. It's more rewarding, you just have to actually talk to people, which is what I enjoy.
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  • Profile picture of the author BarberShop
    Originally Posted by prasanth5 View Post

    Should all marketers start their businesses before 40? Or is it true that the life of an Internet marketer begins at 40? If he begins to implement all the innovative ideas of IM he has learned between 30 and 40 then he should see no difficulty in selling products and services at 40! Any other views?
    You are in India. Consider that your blessings. I will probably learn programming languages and monetize from that by undercutting American competition on Elance.
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  • Profile picture of the author Paul Gram
    Originally Posted by prasanth5 View Post

    Should all marketers start their businesses before 40? Or is it true that the life of an Internet marketer begins at 40? If he begins to implement all the innovative ideas of IM he has learned between 30 and 40 then he should see no difficulty in selling products and services at 40! Any other views?
    Why would an age matter? I don't get why you would ask that question? Doesn't matter if your 18, 40, or 90...age has nothing to do with it.
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  • Profile picture of the author howtogurus
    Age doesn't matter,
    Drive matters,
    Knowledge matters,
    Experience sure helps,

    You can work on those at any age
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  • Profile picture of the author philrich21
    Hi prasanth5,

    I don't think it matters what age you start an Internet Marketing business as long as your apply yourself diligently.
    Younger people have the belief that they can do anything and hence are not afraid to try new things.
    Older people have the benefit of previous experiences and this may make them better at longer term strategies which may require more patience but I dont this precludes people under 40.

    Remember how much experience you have just depends on when you started not how old you are, you can have concert pianists at 20 because they started when they were 10.
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  • Profile picture of the author athusbangk
    I started my online business at the age of 40 even with no idea at all functions of the computer keyboard. :p
    And two years later I was able to make money online here.

    Age is not a barrier if you are serious about learning a lot from other people's successes were even younger than you.
    Internet is changing very fast and you do not need to have super skills to be successful.
    The important thing is to learn a lot according to your interests and practice it immediately!
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  • Profile picture of the author EmilyAbbott
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    I do not see why age should be a problem in IM!
    Are you creative enough? Are you motivated enough? Do you feel like you still have a lot to say? Then you should go for it!
    Ar 40 you are wiser and things are looked at through new perspectives :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author newBum76
    Age is pretty much irrelevant. What matters is how excited you get at the thought of making money. If you get yourself all jazzed up about it, you will find a way to figure it out. My motivation has gone up and down in the few years I've been in IM, and the amount of work I get done and money I make has always been directly proportionate to how excited I was to see the results.
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  • Profile picture of the author jofa
    You can start an online business for sure at any age and succeed! I am 50 and have only been doing this for 2 years now. I am always learning and perfecting my online craft.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jgmurray
    It's just a number. Some of us achieve a little more maturity a little later in life. This business takes a certain amount of discipline and often that comes with age.

    40 is actually when a lot of people branch out into a new business if they are going to do it. It's a little less stressful because there is some money in the bank, but also, the we notice the clock ticking and the 'time is now' mentality often kicks in.

    That's where I'm at, so prasanth5 my friend, you are in good company!
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  • Profile picture of the author vne5
    Im 41, have been doing IM and my business for the last 2yrs. and before was a professional musician for 18. I think 40 (or near it) is a great age to start. I don't think I would've had the ability to focus before that.
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      It doesn't matter what age you start ... as long as you start!
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  • Profile picture of the author Surminga
    I have never heard about this before in regards to IM, but if you were to study all companies they would be peaking with those directors and business men who were in their 30+ and this is all down to their experience and working their way up and gaining the knowledge from experience.

    I have been working with SEO and internet marketing now for around 6/7 years now and I'm 24, I don't want to wait till i'm in my 40's to hit my peak and have my best ideas!
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  • Profile picture of the author MarcusJohnson
    I am 37 and started IM on my early 30s...Everybody's got their point and to me age doesn't really matter at all so long as you have the passion in what you are doing. If only IM started way back on my early 20s it would be more fun.
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  • Profile picture of the author JingQuimPo
    I started learning online and offline business in my late 20s.
    Haven't stop learning since.
    There's always something new out there that will make your business more perfect.
    Age is not an issue.

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    • Profile picture of the author Freedom Media
      Kind of surprised nobody brought this up...though a couple of people hinted at it.
      There is a Huge demographic of 40-55 age range in US that are now unemployed or making less than they have in over a decade.
      Many of them deciding it's a great time for a career/life change.
      I'm certain many like me= 44 and have marketed various products and services online and off for many years.
      Hated the corporate world anyway and could not keep up with my debts even with my job.
      Why scratch and claw to join that world again, if you are going to struggle anyway you may as well do it working for yourself.
      Business opportunities always do well in bad economies.
      Also, as stated by a few others, my purpose in life has a hell of a lot more clarity now than even 3 or 4 years ago.
      Not to mention my discipline and focus and years of experience that I can now use in innovative ways adding creativity and extra profit opportunities to everything that I do.
      By the way...even at 44 I often have more energy and enthusiasm than people half my age, and still -often like a puppy...all energy and no direction :p
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      • Profile picture of the author prasanth5
        Originally Posted by Freedom Media View Post

        Kind of surprised nobody brought this up...though a couple of people hinted at it.
        There is a Huge demographic of 40-55 age range in US that are now unemployed or making less than they have in over a decade.
        Many of them deciding it's a great time for a career/life change.
        I'm certain many like me= 44 and have marketed various products and services online and off for many years.
        Hated the corporate world anyway and could not keep up with my debts even with my job.
        Why scratch and claw to join that world again, if you are going to struggle anyway you may as well do it working for yourself.
        Business opportunities always do well in bad economies.
        Also, as stated by a few others, my purpose in life has a hell of a lot more clarity now than even 3 or 4 years ago.
        Not to mention my discipline and focus and years of experience that I can now use in innovative ways adding creativity and extra profit opportunities to everything that I do.
        By the way...even at 44 I often have more energy and enthusiasm than people half my age, and still -often like a puppy...all energy and no direction :p
        IM is certainly an eye-opener for people of all ages. I only said that it would take some time to mature as an IM.
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  • Profile picture of the author Glenesk
    I started in MLM when I was 45. It did not work form me then as I had too many other distractions. I started in IM ten years later and feel much more ready to make things work. It's not age that's important but how much effort you are willing to put into your business to make it work.
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  • Profile picture of the author timpears
    Colonel Sanders didn't start Kentucky Fried Chicken (now KFC) until after he was 65. And so it is with internet marketing. You start it when you are ready. I didn't start till I was in my mid to late 50's. I am not going to let that fact stop me from being successful.
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    • Profile picture of the author prasanth5
      Originally Posted by timpears View Post

      Colonel Sanders didn't start Kentucky Fried Chicken (now KFC) until after he was 65. And so it is with internet marketing. You start it when you are ready. I didn't start till I was in my mid to late 50's. I am not going to let that fact stop me from being successful.
      That was an inspirational comment, keep it up. Cheers!
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  • Profile picture of the author george b
    The great thing about Internet marketing, is there is no stigma with age. As long as you have a healthy mind, and are willing to adapt and move with the times I see no reason why you couldn't be doing IM at 100.

    Unlike many real life jobs, there is always that stigma surrounding age, your'e either to old and past it, or too young and irresponsible.
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  • Profile picture of the author Vassago
    It depends on your experience of business offline, online, if you have sales or marketing, how you embrace new technology, etc

    I was giving advice to an asssociate on his offline business that uses Internet Marketing:

    www.shirotora.co.uk

    an entirely real world business, yet clients and customers search for this service using the Net, so buy nature he has to use internet MARKETING although he does no internet sales

    Also he needs to target and make the marketing regional - having a .co.uk rather than .com helps.


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  • Profile picture of the author jipolis7
    I don't think that anything is there between the age and the internet marketing. One can start it in any age, any time. Just one thing he has to do is that he has to master the ways of marketing, nothing else.
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  • Profile picture of the author JasonBennet
    I don't think age is a factor when it comes to making money from the internet. As long one is willing to follow a system that is proven to work and take massive action, anyone will be able to get results.
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    It doesn't matter.What matters most is your dedication.
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  • Age doesn't matter, I had a client 75 who made sales online and money. It's posible at any age.
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  • Profile picture of the author joefizz
    Hey Prasanth,

    I did exactly that!

    For me a life time in another industry meant I had different skills. However, there were some huge advantages though...

    Age is no barrier... attitude is. You can decide to move forward or not!

    Llwyddiant!

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  • Profile picture of the author MarvyDery
    age doesn't matter. it all depends on the information that you have and how you intend to use the internet to make money. I know a 13 year old boy who is making it big with internet marketing.
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  • Profile picture of the author Louise M
    What's age got to do with it? You are limited by your beliefs. And if your beliefs are limiting you, then change them!
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  • Profile picture of the author ttcbird
    Originally Posted by prasanth5 View Post

    Should all marketers start their businesses before 40? Or is it true that the life of an Internet marketer begins at 40? If he begins to implement all the innovative ideas of IM he has learned between 30 and 40 then he should see no difficulty in selling products and services at 40! Any other views?
    I'm a little late replying on this post, but I thought I should let you know. I'm 20 and I taught a 52 year old man how to use a computer 1 year and about 2 months ago ( yes how to use a computer ) Surf the web email etc, Now a year later he is running a very successful eBay business 200k a year gross. He creates his own listing finds his own pictures edits picture etc. He can do it all.

    I think it's a combination of how bad you want to learn and if you have someone teaching you with patience. Trust me it took A LOT of patience for me haha. Dealing with questions like "How do you open up the internet?" Haha

    Anyways I think you can learn how to do internet marketing at any age. Actually the man I taught, taught me a lot too because he had been involved in offline business for 30yrs and could apply the same principles to eBay.

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  • Profile picture of the author prasanth5
    Researching the latest IM tools and methods can a take a toll in terms of time! You need to spend at least 2 years in research before embarking upon the idea of employing the best techniques for marketing.
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    Start today, there is so much your can learn and with your years of wisdom and experiences you can find a niche market that you can share with everyone.
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  • Profile picture of the author Malcolm Thomas
    It's never too late to begin learning how to make money online and better your financial life. You may even be in a better position than most people because at the age of 40 you've probably (or should have) accumulated a wealth of knowledge.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sushiman1111
    I started marketing online at 47 and have made more money each year (by a factor of three or so over the year before) since. Anyone who thinks that you can't learn this game, or continue to improve, after 40 is simply wrong.
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    • Profile picture of the author prasanth5
      Originally Posted by Sushiman1111 View Post

      I started marketing online at 47 and have made more money each year (by a factor of three or so over the year before) since. Anyone who thinks that you can't learn this game, or continue to improve, after 40 is simply wrong.
      It is good to know that Sushiman1111. Keep it up!
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      • Profile picture of the author jrbizlink
        I don't think it matters how old you are as long as you decide to do it, as many other have said here. There are many who start, do it for a couple of months and quit when they haven't made a million bucks. That is because of all the hype out there. Expectations are set too high and the failure rate is high. I started at 51 and 19 years later I am still going strong!!!

        Have a great day!
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  • Profile picture of the author kennytan
    Age really doesn't matter. As long you are willing to contribute your time, effort and work out your dream to become realistic with the right action to move further, then you will succeed eventually.

    Experience does matter too, but you can always work smart to achieve your goal.
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  • Profile picture of the author dchestnut
    By age 40, you should have clear and focused goals and a well defined plan to implement those goes, whether internet marketing is part of the plan or not.
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  • Profile picture of the author RachelLily
    life start at 40, and not IM life. so you better have enough money, not enough but more, before 40, so that if you reach 40, you'll just spend all those that you have.
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    • Profile picture of the author prasanth5
      Originally Posted by RachelLily View Post

      life start at 40, and not IM life. so you better have enough money, not enough but more, before 40, so that if you reach 40, you'll just spend all those that you have.
      Internet marketing is something similar to a 'fine art' and hence you should be creative to succeed at the highest level. Not all marketers have talent and therefore 40 could be the safe age not to start but to flower as an IM!
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      • Profile picture of the author James Clark
        Hell, don't remember how old I was when I started in this business.
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        • Profile picture of the author Tony Marriott
          IM life begins at the age you realize that

          There is no magic button
          There is no secret sauce
          There is no secret at all
          $7 will not buy you retirement plan
          You do need to invest in your future
          You have to work at it
          It is a real business
          You can't jump from one idea to another
          You need a proper plan
          You need to stick to it
          You waste too much time reading advice
          If you can't do it, you need to get someone who can.
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      • Profile picture of the author Beatrice
        Internet marketing is something similar to a 'fine art' and hence you should be creative to succeed at the highest level........not to start but to flower as an IM!
        LOL!! We are now entering the twilight zone....
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  • Profile picture of the author higherluv
    If you haven't started and you're considering starting:

    If you're 40, start at 40.
    If you're 20, start at 20.
    If you're 80, start at 80.

    D.I.N. = do it now!!
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  • Profile picture of the author sogeshirts
    Age doesn't matter. Work ethic and discipline in IM matter the most. Some people have it at a young age while others such as myself obtain discipline later in life. Anyone can be a success if they map out their goals and focus daily on achieving them.
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  • Profile picture of the author EPoltrack77
    yeah, of course growing older we grow our mind as well hopefully and make better decisions. I still feel the earlier you start something the better.
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  • Profile picture of the author meshselect
    It really doesnt matter when you get started. You just need to get started and commit to the process. It will be filled with ups and downs, and you might feel discouraged sometimes. But eventually with enough hard work, and properly managed time doing the correct things, you will start to make money with internet marketing.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tim_Carter
    I was 44 when I started in 2005. Full time in first month of business and ever since.

    Wish this business model was around in 1980. I may never have had a job.
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  • Profile picture of the author edd666666
    I am 70 and have been at it 10 years and am doing OK. Every age brings issues. I have to work hard to stay in touch with what the teens and 20 somethings are into, and also to keep up with the way they communicate, but I find it really stretches my mind.

    OK, good luck, Ed.
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    • Profile picture of the author prasanth5
      Originally Posted by edd666666 View Post

      I am 70 and have been at it 10 years and am doing OK. Every age brings issues. I have to work hard to stay in touch with what the teens and 20 somethings are into, and also to keep up with the way they communicate, but I find it really stretches my mind.

      OK, good luck, Ed.
      That is good news for all the young entrepreneurs here. Keep up the good work!
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  • Profile picture of the author MareeZAR
    I believe that age is a mindset.
    You decide if it will influence your life or not.
    If you are successful at 20 - congratulations, if you are still battling at 80 and you are willing to learn and grow, once again congratulations.
    Every person for himself in life, no reason to limit what you can and want to do because of your age.
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  • Profile picture of the author PowderPuff
    So i need quit?Age matters nothing if you have a learning heart and passion! LOL ,life starts since 40......
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  • Profile picture of the author celente
    I think it has nothing to do with age.

    Marketing strategies that worked in the 60's still work today, just as well.

    That is building lists, offering content, and helping people.

    200 years from now, it will still be the same. I might come back as a robot then, and create a warrior forum 2.0 and have cyborgs from china handling traffic and sales. :-)
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  • Nah... if you can start now, start now. The time to act is always NOW!
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