Is Success In Online Business Limited To A ertain Age?

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I am 54 years and is willing to delve into internet marketing. Someone who is supposed to be my mentor made a discouraging statement. I therefore wish to ask if success in online business is limited to the younger ones alone?
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  • Profile picture of the author Steve B
    Originally Posted by Uchewaf View Post

    Someone who is supposed to be my mentor made a discouraging statement.

    Get a new mentor. Seriously.


    How could age possibly make a difference? Most everything online is done anonymously. Nobody is going to ask you about your age.

    If anything, being older often means you have a greater depth of experience, understanding, and perspective which can come in handy whenever you write or enter into conversations with others in your niche.

    More power to seniors! I am one - it says so right under my forum name: Steve B - Senior Warrior Member!

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    • Profile picture of the author Uchewaf
      This is a big encouragement and I do appreciate it. Thanks! And I am encouraged to shoot forward from the present crawling.
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    • Profile picture of the author trobo
      Originally Posted by Steve B View Post

      Get a new mentor. Seriously.
      Yeah, I second this emotion.

      There's no way at all age plays a role in IM. There's just as much opportunity out there for everyone regardless how old they are.

      Make it a point to surround yourself with those who will give you positive reinforcement, and ditch those that let negativity creep in.
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    • Profile picture of the author stevet563
      Originally Posted by Steve B View Post

      Get a new mentor. Seriously.


      How could age possibly make a difference? Most everything online is done anonymously. Nobody is going to ask you about your age.

      If anything, being older often means you have a greater depth of experience, understanding, and perspective which can come in handy whenever you write or enter into conversations with others in your niche.

      More power to seniors! I am one - it says so right under my forum name: Steve B - Senior Warrior Member!

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      Absolutely Agree Steve. I'm 59 and having a blast with it.
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    • Profile picture of the author Uchewaf
      I cannot agree less. Perhaps age is a matter of mental disposition. Thanks!
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  • Profile picture of the author Rob Whisonant
    I'm older than you and do this full time and make a very good living from it.

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    • Profile picture of the author Uchewaf
      Great to know that I have elderly ones also powering very well. That's a big encouragement.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sid Hale
    Like Rob, I am older than you (by more than a decade), and make a nice living doing this full time.

    Furthermore, I was roughly your age when I began internet marketing.
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  • Profile picture of the author DIABL0
    Yea, age is by no means a deliberating factor in ones chances of being successful marketing online.
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  • Profile picture of the author amaziff
    I also agree that most of the time it absolutely doesn't matter. That's awesome because older people but also younger (i.e. we have people under 20 running successful online businesses) get the same opportunity. Few areas are little bit influenced by the age. For example YouTube and vlogging.
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  • Profile picture of the author Gina Crawford
    Absolutely NOT!!! Age has NOTHING to do with anyone's online success. The problem is that we live in an age conscious culture that throws out anyone over 29. It's ridiculous though it's very easy to get sucked into this. It's best to live by your own core beliefs and philosophy and ditch the worlds philosophy because it will inevitably pull you under time and time again if you let it.
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  • Profile picture of the author minmin91
    You should get a new mentor mate
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  • Profile picture of the author yukon
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    Is Success In Online Business Limited To A certain Age?
    Yes, everyone making money online is the same age.
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  • Profile picture of the author Uchewaf
    Indeed, I truly agree with you that everyone making money online is the same age. Thanks.
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        Originally Posted by Brent Stangel View Post

        Is this a robot, or what??


        It's an old robot that's not making any money.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rory Singh
    Age doesn't matter. What matters is your 'willingness' to succeed and persevere!

    Successful marketing is a process that BOTH many young and old fail to follow through with.
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  • Profile picture of the author Brandon Sean
    Originally Posted by Uchewaf View Post

    I am 54 years and is willing to delve into internet marketing. Someone who is supposed to be my mentor made a discouraging statement. I therefore wish to ask if success in online business is limited to the younger ones alone?
    Age should not be an issue, I always tell that to anyone wanting to start a business online however you need to learn some
    Basic technical things . It's the willingness to learn that matters most !

    I know a guy who is 60 years old and doing well with internet marketing business he started a few years back.
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  • Profile picture of the author Augustinus
    Oh please , age doesnt matter seriously .. only thing what matters is if you are willing to work on it and if you are willing to learn
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  • Profile picture of the author michdubs
    no its not limited, age is just a number, dance and pursue your dreams
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  • Profile picture of the author Dennis Gaskill
    Originally Posted by Uchewaf View Post

    I am 54 years and is willing to delve into internet marketing. Someone who is supposed to be my mentor made a discouraging statement. I therefore wish to ask if success in online business is limited to the younger ones alone?
    You didn't actually say what the statement was that you found discouraging. We can infer from your question that this "mentor" said something to the effect that you're too old for Internet marketing. Of course, you may have misinterpreted the meaning, so that inference might be wrong.

    Assuming you were told you were too old for IM...

    You're 54 years old and you still don't recognize that such a statement is a poorly conceived opinion rather than a fact? So here's a suggestion: before giving any credence to statements that are discouraging and to people who do not support your goals, stop and think about what was said. Ask yourself questions like:
    1. Is the statement fact or opinion?
    2. Could this person be wrong?
    3. Does this person know me well enough to make judgments about my abilities and will to succeed? (Even if you think they do, they could be wrong.)
    In other words, use logic and reason, and a little research if need be, to help validate or disprove what was said. You'll only go as far as your mind will take you, so be careful of what you feed it and even more careful of what you keep and internalize. From my perspective, this "mentor" is not someone you want to let occupy much of your brain space.
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  • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
    Originally Posted by Uchewaf View Post

    I am 54 years and is willing to delve into internet marketing. Someone who is supposed to be my mentor made a discouraging statement. I therefore wish to ask if success in online business is limited to the younger ones alone?

    Yep, you're screwed. All success and possibility for future success vanishes after age 53. Sorry. You just missed it.
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    • Profile picture of the author PattyC
      Originally Posted by MikeFriedman View Post

      Yep, you're screwed. All success and possibility for future success vanishes after age 53. Sorry. You just missed it.
      LOL! Now that made my day! I am 61 years old now and just starting to get interested in this whole IM thing. I have been lurking this forum for a while now trying to learn and little and absorb some knowledge.

      I hope age doesn't matter because then I guess I'm screwed too!!
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      • Profile picture of the author Dennis Gaskill
        Originally Posted by PattyC View Post

        LOL! Now that made my day! I am 61 years old now and just starting to get interested in this whole IM thing. I have been lurking this forum for a while now trying to learn and little and absorb some knowledge.

        I hope age doesn't matter because then I guess I'm screwed too!!
        I'm 61, too. It doesn't matter unless we think we know it all, but that stage usually comes at a much younger age.
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        • Profile picture of the author Claude Whitacre
          Originally Posted by Dennis Gaskill View Post

          I'm 61, too. It doesn't matter unless we think we know it all, but that stage usually comes at a much younger age.
          Dennis; I'm sorry to hear that, because I think I know it all.

          Actually, I knew it all at 45 years old, but at 61 years old, I've forgotten about 37% of "it all". So, truthfully, I probably now know 63% of it all. But I still believe that I know it all, so in truth, I'm simply lowering my estimation of what "It all" encompass.

          Unless we find out more about IM, and then I may know as little as 26% of it all. But I still think I know it all, so I feel pretty good about myself, in my delusion.

          It's on a sliding scale...unfortunately, it always slides downward at my age. At this rate, I'm losing about 2% a year of it all, so at retirement age, I'll probably still know 52% of it all.

          I just wanted to clear that up.

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          • Profile picture of the author Kurt
            Originally Posted by Claude Whitacre View Post

            Where am I?
            My guess is you're making your 4th pass of the chow line at the Golden Coral Buffet in celebration of being crowned "Ms. Cankles" at the Wooster Transvestite Beauty Pageant and Aluminum Siding Expo.
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            • Profile picture of the author Dan Riffle
              Originally Posted by Kurt View Post

              My guess is you're making your 4th pass of the chow line at the Golden Coral Buffet in celebration of being crowned "Ms. Cankles" at the Wooster Transvestite Beauty Pageant and Aluminum Siding Expo.
              And here I thought he was just off converting more opinions to facts.
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          • Profile picture of the author Dennis Gaskill
            Originally Posted by Claude Whitacre View Post

            Dennis; I'm sorry to hear that, because I think I know it all.

            Actually, I knew it all at 45 years old, but at 61 years old, I've forgotten about 37% of "it all". So, truthfully, I probably now know 63% of it all. But I still believe that I know it all, so in truth, I'm simply lowering my estimation of what "It all" encompass.

            Unless we find out more about IM, and then I may know as little as 26% of it all. But I still think I know it all, so I feel pretty good about myself, in my delusion.

            It's on a sliding scale...unfortunately, it always slides downward at my age. At this rate, I'm losing about 2% a year of it all, so at retirement age, I'll probably still know 52% of it all.

            I just wanted to clear that up.

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          • Profile picture of the author PattyC
            Originally Posted by Claude Whitacre View Post

            Dennis; I'm sorry to hear that, because I think I know it all.

            Actually, I knew it all at 45 years old, but at 61 years old, I've forgotten about 37% of "it all". So, truthfully, I probably now know 63% of it all. But I still believe that I know it all, so in truth, I'm simply lowering my estimation of what "It all" encompass.

            Unless we find out more about IM, and then I may know as little as 26% of it all. But I still think I know it all, so I feel pretty good about myself, in my delusion.

            It's on a sliding scale...unfortunately, it always slides downward at my age. At this rate, I'm losing about 2% a year of it all, so at retirement age, I'll probably still know 52% of it all.

            I just wanted to clear that up.

            Where am I?
            Well, I would consider myself pretty smart if I can learn half of what everyone around here knows about IM!

            I have done a little affiliate marketing in the past but I did not get very far. The reasons are long and boring but I did find out it takes a lot of time and dedication and I was just too busy with life and other things to give it the time it needed.
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  • Profile picture of the author tagiscom
    Originally Posted by Uchewaf View Post

    It's great to see that the consensus is tilting towards the same direction. Therefore it seems to me now that I must have been using age to cover my laziness. Now there is no more hiding place.
    An intelligent question, by a newbie, ....l was sure that this was going to be a bumped thread, (sic)?


    But anyway, yeah, your mentor sounds like some 20+ something that managed to make money early. So, ditch that one....

    I am a few years younger than you, and it has taken me about 8.5 years to finally make it online, well odd's on....

    This is only because l am creative, and whittled website creation, building a list, blah, blah, down to several, (have their own traffic options).

    But l do agree with others here, age is irrelevant, it is dogged determination, the ability to ignore your friends and familys rantings, watching some or all of your friends leaving, and persisting regardless of time frames, and effort.

    I think that Frank Kern wrapped it up by saying,....

    "Most of the things you try online, won't work, but 2% will, and it is that 2%, that can change your life, in a dramatic way!"
    Well, close enough.

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  • Profile picture of the author Claude Whitacre
    Originally Posted by Uchewaf View Post

    I am 54 years and is willing to delve into internet marketing. Someone who is supposed to be my mentor made a discouraging statement. I therefore wish to ask if success in online business is limited to the younger ones alone?
    It is, if you are selling a personal body building course, with you as the model....or you are selling yourself as an escort.

    Other than that, nobody knows how old you are, and nobody cares, least of all your customers.
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    • Profile picture of the author lanfear63
      Originally Posted by Claude Whitacre View Post

      It is, if you are selling a personal body building course, with you as the model....or you are selling yourself as an escort.

      Other than that, nobody knows how old you are, and nobody cares, least of all your customers.
      Neither one was a successful venture for you.

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  • Profile picture of the author sendizo
    Makes no different at all. "Internet Marketing" = Using the internet to market something.

    You start with learning the basic things about the internet then learn how to implement that. then find a way to monetize that.

    I been a digital marketer since 2008. Lot of thing to say.. But PLEASE if need any help to start, or guiding... I really really would love to help you, just let me know!
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    • Profile picture of the author Uchewaf
      Thank you for your generous offer. I will definitely need assistance. I will check the twitter and possibly PM you.
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  • Profile picture of the author hardraysnight
    jerry rubin said, in the 60s 'never trust anyone over 30'

    he died in 1994, age 56
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  • Profile picture of the author Jonathan 2.0
    Many times being "older" can actually be a good thing. I don't know why however I'm reminded of the following Sales Page: Stop Your Divorce! By Homer McDonald. It wouldn't have the same impact with a person younger.

    In any case - with any market - you will be compensated by the value that your provide to your market. (And that has nothing to do with your age,)

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  • Profile picture of the author Sid Hale
    Hey Uchwaf,

    I had another thought (and others here have already said it)

    Originally Posted by Uchewaf View Post

    I am 54 years and is willing to delve into internet marketing. Someone who is supposed to be my mentor made a discouraging statement. I therefore wish to ask if success in online business is limited to the younger ones alone?
    Obviously he/she isn't really old enough to be a mentor.

    You should be looking for someone who has enough years behind them to have tried a number of different approaches and failed enough to understand not only what works and what doesn't... but why.

    I think we've made it pretty clear that age is not one of those reasons (however, lack thereof may well be).
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  • Profile picture of the author stevet563
    Hi Uchewaf,

    Absolutely not. Age makes no difference at all.
    I'm 59 and a half and I'm going for it too.
    I love what I do. I have great hopes and see a bright future ahead.

    May I suggest that you may have the wrong mentor if
    he or she is telling you that age makes a difference. It does not
    in anyt way shape or form.

    Keep going and never stop. Never give up,
    Get a dream for your life, decide how much money you want,
    Ask yourself great questions. You'll find the answers.

    Hope that helps.
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  • Profile picture of the author stevet563
    I saw this video not too long ago and Gary V says it best.


    Take advantage while you can. Go for it!
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  • Profile picture of the author justintemple06
    We are all human and can learn anything. If your mentor tells you that you are too something to have success, then they are not the right mentor. There are several senior marketers having great results in the company I am involved with.

    No matter who we are, we all have to overcome certain beliefs about ourselves and income production.

    But can overcome them.

    I feel this is an important topic for many baby boomer marketers.

    Have a great day and never give up on your dreams.
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