By now, most everyone has heard of Covid-19 or more popularly known as the CoronaVirus. This is a very serious health emergency. One of the ways world governments are trying to slow down the spread of the virus is to practice social distancing.
From sporting events to entertainment venues to social gatherings, they have all shut down temporarily. In a lot of cases, state governments have even shut down non-essential businesses. In our state, the Governor has issued a “Stay at Home” order.
This has temporarily eliminated a way for people to earn a living for their families. Luckily, my wife can work from home and continue making money to pay the bills. My self, not so lucky.
The state government has deemed the company I work for to be non-essential and we will be closed until the state government feels that the threat of spreading the virus has lessened. or been eliminated. I have always had an entrepreneurial spirit and this work stoppage has re-kindled that spirit.
As I have gotten older and can see retirement on the horizon, I’ve seen a need to create a supplemental income. I started to learn how to create websites and utilize those websites to create an income.
But, life always seems to get in the way and I have started and stopped this project many times the past couple of years. Well, this health emergency has really gotten me motivated to get this website off the ground.
But, the need to add income to your overall financial plan shouldn’t be just for people getting close to retirement. Just like investing, if you start early in life and stick to a plan, you will benefit immensely once you get to retirement age.
It is no different with an online business. Start building it when you are younger, stick to a plan to grow it every week, and before you know it you can have an online business that can significantly add to your income portfolio. Who knows, it might just become your primary source of income.
After some research, I found a company that not only teaches you how to build websites but, it is a whole community of individuals supporting each other through this process. It is much like a social media site for online entrepreneurs.
This site is called Wealthy Affiliate. When you become a member of Wealthy Affiliate, there are many benefits you can take advantage of:
- There are two different online certification classes you can take.
- You can watch videos from online marketing professionals.
- Stuck on something, you can ask the members questions and get answers almost immediately.
- Wealthy Affiliate will host your websites, provide daily backups of your content, provide 24/7 technical support and you will have access to some of the best online marketing training available anywhere.
I have been taking the “WA Affiliate Bootcamp” and my website titled “AWebsiteSolution.com” is a product of what I am learning. I have made a promise with myself that I will put forth consistent effort into this project.
I feel that after a couple of years of adding content to my website, I will produce a consistent income that will help supplement my earnings into retirement.
One of the great things about Wealthy Affiliate is that it costs nothing to get started. You can sign up for the Starter Membership for free!
This will enable you to start the online training, you get two websites hosted at WA, and you can interact with other members to see if this is something you would like to do. If you would like to read the review I did on Wealthy Affiliate, click here.
The review will explain in more detail how WA can help you create an online presence. Make sure to read the whole review and I am available to answer any questions you may have.
So, has the CoronaVirus affected your ability to earn income? It definitely has affected mine. Luckily, I have found Wealthy Affiliate and I am confident it will help me create a supplemental income that will last me for years to come. Just maybe WA can help you also. Good luck in all you do!