Give Yourself a Retirement Gift of Earning Money in Retirement

By | February 27, 2019

The Best Retirement Gift

As I was sitting here at my computer, working on my websites, like I do every day, I began to think about this being the

“season of gift-giving”

I have a limited number of gifts to worry about selecting this season:

  • My husband’s birthday gift (on December 27th)
  • My mother-in-law’s Christmas gift
  • My Granddaughter Amy’s birthday gift
  • My Granddaughter Jeanne’s birthday gift
  • Christmas gifts for my Daughter, son-in-law, and grandson
  • Christmas gifts for my step-daughter, son-in-law, and three grand-daughters
  • My own Christmas and birthday (on December 21st) gifts (since this is something my husband wants me to do for myself)

Mel is an only child and my two sisters and I have a December “Sister’s Luncheon” instead of exchanging gifts.  So it is not a lot of deciding and purchasing for me.  However, since I’m in a wheelchair, shopping can be somewhat difficult for me.  I certainly avoid any of those “crazy” shopping days like “Black Friday” and the “Week of Christmas.”  I mostly do my shopping online right here on my computer – so much easier.

As I was thinking about all this, I realized that my own gifts were taken care of already.  About two years ago I decided to “gift myself” with a prepaid year of my online internet marketing training from Wealthy Affiliates.  I was extremely happy with that decision because now I always know I have at least a year to work on my training and websites with help from mentors and WA friends and I also saved a gob of money.

Normally my premium membership would be $49/month for a total of $588/year.  Paying by the year in advance is only $359/year, costing about $29.91/month.  That’s a significant savings of $205 for the year.

In addition, included in that membership is hosting for my 7 different ” .com” websites and my 3 test websites free, saving me $500 in hosting fees for those sites for the year.  GREAT SAVINGS!

Monthly: $49/month for 12 months = $588 for the year, BUT,

Yearly:   $357 for the year in advance is $29.91/month for 12 months 

That’s pretty awesome in savings for me, plus I get all the wonderful internet marketing and affiliate website training that is available through Wealthy Affiliates.


Increasing My Retirement Income

And yet another terrific gain is that these websites will soon be earning me extra income in my retirement years.  My goal is to increase my monthly retirement income by $5000 a month by the time my husband is 70 and drawing his social security in retirement a few years from now.  I know that I can do it because I’m committed and I’ve talked with several WA members who already live each month totally on the earnings from their websites.

Here are links to several success stories from just the last few months.

Story 1

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Story 3

Story 4

Story 5

Story 6

Is this “Work from Home” Opportunity for You?

Many people will say they would love to work from home and think they mean it; however working from home is not for everyone.  YES, it is from home and “YES’, you do get to set your own hours, and “YES” you can work in your PJs.  However, it is still WORK and working from 15-30 hours a week that includes: study, creativity, and meaningful thinking and somewhat of the “gift of gab” to write your content.


Wealth Affiliate Benefits

The Wealthy Affiliate Training Program is one of the leading internet marketing networks for people who want to begin and run a successful online business.  The Wealthy Affiliates Training Program provides you a  lot of value and help.  You will get all of this with your membership:

  • “Getting Started” training course
  • TWO great-looking websites
  • hosting for your 2 websites
  • beginning video training
  • expert training on things like:
    • SEO
    • PPC marketing
    • Keyword research
    • website development
    • local marketing
    • wordpress
    • social media marketing
  • certification courses- five levels with  60 lessons in all at the Premium Level
  • up to 50 free websites at the Premium Level



The WA Community

Plus and definitely not least you will become part of a huge online community that’s just for members (thousands of them).   The membership is full of entrepreneurs just like you (some who knew absolutely nothing about building a website or an online business or a business of any kind) who’re doing what you do, only they’re not all newbies like you: they’re experienced and you can learn from them.  Many members will become your mentors and lifelong friends and part of your “network” from the time you join the Community.


“Why Wait, Start Your FREE Trial Now!”

If you are reading this and are interested in learning more, I have a detailed Review of the Wealthy Affiliate Training Program here.  Check it out and seriously consider taking advantage of the FREE seven-day trial membership.


Thanks for looking at my site and coming to this page.  I would love for you to leave any questions or comments below.


12 thoughts on “Give Yourself a Retirement Gift of Earning Money in Retirement

  1. Michelle

    Hi Shirley. I really enjoyed reading the success stories that you shared on your post. This training with Wealthy Affiliate has so many benefits, anyone can do it. With the Black Friday deal coming up, it’s a steal! 🙂

    1. admin

      Hi Michelle, thanks for the kind comment and you are so right, WA is the real thing and so much fun to learn and share this way with others of like mind. Shirley

  2. Hilda

    Shirley, the information published in this article clearly describes the benefits joining Wealthy Affiliate can have. Undoubtedely, the training on how to build a website, SEO, keyword research among many other topics can help anybody who wants to start an online business. The Black Friday Special looks awesome! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Jesse

    Awesome post! I’m a proud member of WA and the courses they provide include EVERYTHING one needs to succeed in the online world 🙂

    1. admin

      Thanks Jesse, and you are so right, WA is the best decision I’ve made in a while. Shirley

  4. Amanda Grimm

    Congratulation on your gift to yourself! My birthday is also December 21 🙂 I also just gifted myself a WA annual membership. Of course, it would have been better on Black Friday, but I am happy with my decision. Now I can work knowing I have a year to get this running. It does take hard work, and time to build up, but it can be done! Best of Luck to you!

    1. admin

      Thanks Amanda for your comment. And Yes, its a great gift for both of us. Shirley

  5. Jared

    That is an awesome gift to give yourself. I am on the monthly Wealthy Affiliate program and am considering the yearly option. You make it pretty compelling!

    1. admin

      Thanks Jared for your comment. And yes, the yearly option is great – it was a relief for me to know I have an entire year paid for – kinda made it a true commitment on my part. Go for it! Shirley


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