Hi, my name is Margaret and I have created this website for people who are retired and going broke or are just bored out of their skull and looking for a way to put meaning and money back into their lives. It is about keeping fit and healthy and living your life to the fullest now you are retired.
I was one of those people who was pushed into retirement far too soon. One day I was looking forward to working for several more years and then the next I was in serious pain with a back injury. As an aged care nurse, there would be no returning to work. That is one job where a strong back is needed and mine had packed it in trying to help a poor, confused old man who had fallen get up off the floor.
Having been working in aged care for twenty years I had lost any other skills I’d had in the past and now found myself unemployable. The only option I had for my back was surgery and that was my first step on the road to recovery.
After surgery, the pain was gone but going back to work was out of the question so I started looking at what other options I had. That was when I built my first blog and tried my hand at affiliate marketing. I put ads on my blog and wrote articles and sat back and waited for the money to roll in. Off course it didn’t happen.
In the early days, I looked at a number of get rich quick schemes and, being a bit gullible, I lost money. M.L.M. was one of the things I tried and lost money on that also. After a couple of false starts, I gave up. As far as I was concerned everything on the internet was out to take your money and give nothing in return.
I joined some survey sites and earned a few dollars but certainly not enough to make much of a difference to my income. It was then that I stumbled across Wealthy Affiliate on Google Plus. At the time I thought it was just another online scam. When I came across it again I really read through the ad. What impressed me was the free trial offer. Nothing to lose sounded pretty good to me as I had already lost all I was prepared to lose so I sign up for the free trial.
Oh, I had signed up for ‘free introductory offer‘ in the past but they all wanted my credit card details to get the Free Offer. That is why Wealth Affiliate stood out. They didn’t ask for any payment details whatsoever so I knew I would not be charged unless I chose to upgrade. I was so impressed with what I saw in that free offer that I upgraded to Premium membership before the end of the first week and received a 59% discount on my first payment.
Since joining Wealthy Affiliate I have traveled to London across Europe, to Athens. I have done a Greek Island cruise and visited Turkey and Anzac Cove. After that, I bought a little motor home and traveled around Australia. All this was made possible by Wealthy Affiliate’s wonderful training program. I can now make money online anywhere in the world that has an internet connection.
Finally, after being pushed into premature retirement I am working on my own terms in my own online business and life isn’t just good it is awesome.
If you would like to know more about me you can always check out my Wealthy Affiliate Profile Page