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You can create a Digital Nomad lifestyle and have enough money to eat when you retire!
If you want to know how? This is the place for you!
It has all you need to get started on your exciting adventure to creating a WordPress blog.
Check out my other articles on making extra money online with your blog.
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What is Silver Digital Nomads and Why I Created It?
Firstly, what is a ‘Digital Nomad’?
According to Google it is…
Digital nomads are individuals who leverage telecommunications technologies to perform their work duties, and more generally conduct their lifestyle in a nomadic manner.
‘Silver’ is for ‘Babyboomers’ like me.. or Generation X’s who are catching up fast!
Being a ‘Silver Digital Nomad’ may not mean selling up and leaving home for a gap year or going to live on a beach in Thailand. Though that sounds fabulous, and you could do that!
We can’t all run off around the world…
For many of us, that isn’t practical. We still have mortgages and children, or elderly parents who need our support. So moving around the world is not always an option.
However, if like me you have about 15 years left before you can draw your pension, you may be worried about how much money you will actually have to live on.
Creating extra income streams by starting your own WordPress blog is a way of supplementing your pension pot now. You will be in a more secure position when you do actually leave work behind.
You may want to leave your job and have the freedom of working freelance. Or to work for yourself? Additionally, you would have the added bonus of having the choice to move around the world with your laptop and sit on a beach creating amazing content for your readers.
How to build income streams – start your own WordPress blog
I have been building small niche websites and WordPress blogs since 2009 in many different markets.
I am often asked how I do this?
In the past, I have directed people to well known online marketing coaches to learn the secrets. Many of these well-respected leaders in the industry do not always ‘speak to’ people of my generation.
Much of the information is of course useful. However, many people of a certain age find these training courses assume a level of understanding which if you are of the pre-Internet generation is difficult to access.
I created Silver Digital Nomads to help people Baby Boomers start their own WordPress blog.
Having said that, the training from Wealthy Affiliate is top notch. So if you want comprehensive training on creating affiliate websites take a look!
What Business Model do I support?As I said, I have built websites and blogs in many niches.
There are so many business models you could follow but the secret.. is to choose one and stick to it.. learn it.. immerse yourself in it.. and put it into action. Then maybe move on and learn something new… don’t try to learn it all!
Your head will explode!
Learn what you need and outsource what you can. (more on outsourcing later)
Learn – Implement – repeat
I have had traditional Blogs, review sites, a couple of eCommerce sites as well as a site offering email marketing and content creation to other business owners.
All of the above have the potential to give you a supplemental income or a full-time income.
If you put the work in, you can actually support yourself financially. The main thing is to create many streams of income so if one stalls you still have others to rely on.
Start your own WordPress blog and share your knowledge or passion!
You can make money through your blog/website selling affiliate products, your services or your own products but your blog has to have value.
The old days of thin 5-page niche websites selling an eBook are long gone. (that’s how I started!) There are still, unfortunately, training programs on the internet selling this model. Caveat Emptor!
If you start your own WordPress blog you can generate income in lots of ways and if you follow through on the articles here you will be able to see how you can monetise your blog effectively.
None of this is technically difficult and I am always available online to help you in any way I can.
What SDN Is Not
It is NOT a bogus site offering a get rich quick scheme.
You have been around a long time and you know nothing of value in life comes easily.
This is true of online business. It takes a lot of work and you need to take action consistently.
This is not ‘passive income’. There are 100’s if not thousands of internet marketers who are selling these ‘get rich quick’ schemes and playing on peoples fears and dreams to line their own pockets. I have travelled this path.. and wasted a lot of money in the process!
Silver Digital Nomads Does NOT lie & state you can make money from a WordPress blog or eCommerce site overnight.
I do not believe in or support any form of get rich quick scheme and never would. I guard my reputation fiercely.
I am a professional offline and my image and name is all over this site. If I was in any way involved in such schemes this would impact on me personally & professionally.
Making Money Online is NOT impossible or a Myth.
You may not become a millionaire with your website… but it is a credible way to increase your income now and to enhance whatever pension you already have.
It will take time, effort and probably a few disappointments but I can say one thing… it is worth it!
What to Expect
You can follow the articles and strategies here at SDN for all the information you need to start your own WordPress blog.
I have bought many training courses over the years, these are the only ones I can vouch for. I don’t link to any training I have not tried and have faith in.
You can search through articles on this site for any information you are looking for as I have written a number of reviews of various training courses.
I have post articles and reviews of different strategies you could use to make some cash.
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A quick overview of my Domain and Hosting Strategy
I would advise you to have your own Domain Name and Hosting as it gives you the freedom to develop your online business. Free hosting, such as Blogger, Tumblr or WordPress.com have limitations which in the future will hinder your progress.
A free hosting service will always be an extension to the service provider’s own domain. Branding is a major consideration in creating your online presence. You will also have fewer options for design, customisation and generating income if you stick with free hosting.
With a self-hosted WordPress
BLUEHOST (my choice for value at the moment)
I have tried most of the big name hosting companies and I recommend Bluehost as a first choice due to their customer support and ease of use.
I have to say upfront there are obviously costs involved in setting up your blog and although Bluehost has a special offer at the moment you do have to pay for the year.
You do not have the option of paying monthly although it is very competitive if you break it down to how much you would pay monthly.
Liquidweb has been voted one of the best hosting companies for a number of years. It is not as well know as some other hosting companies but their customer service is second to none.
Hostgator also have a pay monthly option and although I have not used them for a number of years I was happy with the service they offered.Click here for Hostgator.
Summing up – start your own WordPress blog
In all hosting
Think ahead, do you need extra money now or will you have to earn income when you retire because your pension wont be enough?
Start your own WordPress blog today, it’s not difficult and it is a lot of fun! You don’t have to spend a fortun to get it up and running. Just a bit of know-how and learning, but learning new things is perfect to keep your brain working!
You’re not too old to start your own WordPress blog, you’re not too old to learn new things or teach others.
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