How to supplement a retirement income online

retired and loving it 1Are you like many other retirees and still want to work to keep yourself busy and sharp?  Or maybe you are looking to make ends meet a little easier when month end comes? Or you are looking for a home-based business, using your knowledge to leverage it?

Let me tell you a well-known secret:  Making money to supplement your retirement income could be as easy as turning your computer on.

There are so many ways you can leverage your experience with others and make money doing it online, and it doesn’t require any programming or coding knowledge. A basic knowledge of the Internet is all it takes.

You could share your knowledge gained through your career or hobbies with a money-making “blog”.

What the heck is a blog you ask?

Wikipedia defines a blog by saying this:

blog (a truncation of the expression “web log“) is a discussion or an informational website published on the World Wide Web consisting of discrete, often informal diary-style text entries (“posts”). Posts are typically displayed in reverse chronological order, so that the most recent post appears first, at the top of the web page.


Ok, now that we have a definition of the “verb” blog, how do we start making money with it?

Like I stated earlier, you don’t have to be a computer programmer or know any computer languages.  Nowadays, it’s very easy to start a website online.  As long as you know your way around a computer and the Internet, you have all the tools to make it.

Of course, you will need guidance, and I’m sure that thought has crossed your mind.  You can and will find all the information you need don’t worry.

Making money online isn’t only for the younger generations. For retirees like you who knows their way around the Internet, there are numerous opportunities to make extra cash online using the skills you gained over the course of your career.

The way to make money online I recommend is using “Affiliate Marketing”.

Affiliate Marketing is an arrangement between an online retailer who pays a commission to an external website for a sale generated by its referral.

So basically, you promote someone else’s product or service on your own website, and when people come to your website, click on your “link” and buys the product from your “affiliate” retailer, and they pay you a commission. It’s basically that simple.

Here is a simple image describing the whole process:

How does Affiliate Marketing works

As you can see from the above image, commissions for promoting other people’s product can be very lucrative and depending on what you promote, it can range from 1% to 75% of the actual sale.

If you are already convinced that this can help you and you are interested in changing your life, you can start right away by clicking the button below:

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Ok, now we will explain everything you have been asking yourself here:

How do I do this? How do I make a website? How do I find affiliates to promote?  Sounds about what you have in mind right now?

It does sound a little bit overwhelming, doesn’t it?  Well, let me put your mind at ease!

Like you, a few years ago, I was looking to supplement my income.  I searched high and low on the Internet for ways to make money using the Internet.

I started a few shabby money-making systems that promised way too much for what they delivered and lost some money along the way.  Then one day, I stumbled on a game-changing place/platform that had everything I was looking for.

Wealthy Affiliate University

I didn’t know anything about Affiliate Marketing, so I started with this training platform called Wealthy Affiliate.

I looked it up and people all over the Internet were raving about all of the benefits and advantages they had found with it.  I have made a review myself about Wealthy Affiliate.  You can find it by clicking here.

I had been burned too many times in the past and I was skeptic, but I decided to join anyway.

They have a FREE starter membership with NO credit card required, NO obligation, NO commitment and NO upsells whatsoever, so I thought, “what do I have to lose?”

Well, let me tell you that it was the best decision I have ever made to start my online business!

Here is a little of what you can learn about Affiliate Marketing and blog for FREE:

First, let me tell you that you can start without spending a dime!

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Yes, their starter membership is NOT a trial membership, it’s a FREE lifetime membership that will give you 2 FREE websites hosted on their platform SiteRubix, that you can create, which are also free forever!  And there is no hurry or pressure to upgrade.

You will also get access to their Online University

WA Lesson I

WA Lessons

WA Lesson 2

In the training HQ, you will have access to the Online Entrepreneur Certification which will give you free lessons on how to start an online business from the ground up.  By the end of the lessons, you should have a website up and running with some content on it, all of this without spending any money.

The certification is aimed at building a website by choosing a “Niche” of your choice.

What is a Niche?

Are you passionate about something? We all have something that excites us!  Or do you have an expertise?

How can you help people that are passionate about the same thing then you?

If you’re retired from a job that required any kind of technical expertise, you could share your expertise with the world from home.

The concepts of a niche and its importance is very well explained in the certification.

Once you have found your niche, the rest will come naturally, and you will be guided step-by-step all along the certification course.  The “blueprint” of your online business has been done for you.  All you have to do is follow along.

Things you will be learning is in written and video format.


But what if I don’t know what to write or talk about on my website?

Well, Wealthy Affiliate has got you covered there too.  You can join their BootCamp.


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With BootCamp, you will learn how to build your website to promote the Wealthy Affiliate platform as an Affiliate for them.

The best part is that you can even do this with their FREE starter membership, meaning you don’t have to pay anything, build your website(s) and promote Wealthy Affiliate and make money as an affiliate.

What about Support?

SupportThere is a ton of support at Wealthy Affiliate.

Available 24/7, from a “live chat” to having access to the owners directly, the support is what makes Wealthy Affiliate so great!  You are never alone, and the community here is one of a kind.  You have access to over 100,000 of like-minded active members that have all the same purpose and are always willing to help each other.

You can ask a question, and get an answer within minutes, if not seconds by another experienced member, and usually, they have an easy answer to your query because they have been there already.

My recommendation


There isn’t another platform like Wealthy Affiliate on the Internet that comes even close in terms of comprehensive education and support, all with everything you need to launch your business online. If you have been dreaming of supplementing your income with a passive revenue, it’s time to make that dream come true!


Therefore, I suggest that you make the leap of faith and create your free account

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Still not convinced?

I have a comprehensive page on my website that gives you a detailed explanation and the basics of where and how to start your online business using Wealthy Affiliate

Press the link here and it will bring you to my “FREE Beginners Guide – Work Online From Home and Make Real Money” page.

In it hopefully, you will find the answers to the questions you are still asking yourself.

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Or you can leave me a comment below.  I am very active online and will answer your question promptly.

8 thoughts on “How to supplement a retirement income online”

  1. Hi Denis,
    Indeed, Affiliate Marketing is the best way to make money online according to me too. And like you mentioned, being a Wealthy Affiliate member myself, I think it’s the best place to learn how it’s done!
    One more important aspect you mentioned about WA is the support! You have to try it to understand, the community is there to help you solve whatever issue and fast!
    According to me, you redirecting people to the perfect place to start learning and DOING affiliate marketing.
    Great post, thank you for sharing!

    • Hey Julien,

      Its true how the support at Wealthy Affiliate is not comparable to any other places on the Internet that I have seen.  It’s more of a community coming together helping each other.  And yes, you do have to try to understand.  It’s so easy to get answers to your problem.  It’s all about sharing knowledge for the greater good of everybody!

      Thanks for stopping by!

      I wish you success and wealth my WA friend


  2. Yeah, affiliate marketing is one of the greatest and easiest ways to make money online. There’s quite a lot of ways to do affiliate marketing, but the best way is with a website! And it’s not even that hard. It just takes some time and dedication to work on your website consistently. Search Engine Optimization is a great tool in the long term when you learn to master it. And, best of all, Wealthy Affiliate is the perfect place to learn how to do all that!

    • Hi there,

      I agree, a website is the best way to get a regular passive income when it comes to affiliate marketing.  You also  have the right frame of mind when you say that it takes time and dedication. At Wealthy Affiliate, we have tons of examples of people quitting their regular job and going full time online.  All they did is exactly that, they dedicated themselves and persisted until they succeeded.

      I wish you the same my friend



  3. Excellent article. You’ve explained affiliate marketing very well. I like the fact I don’t have to be a computer programmer to have a blog these days–at my age, it’s hard to teach an old dog new tricks! You’re so right about Wealthy Affiliate, they teach you everything you need to know from start to money making. Finding your niche is not as hard as it may seem. Have you ever tried a niche in something besides retirement income? I have a different niche and am applying the same techniques.

    • Hi Lisa,

      It is a lot easier to blog nowadays than it was 10 or 15 years ago.  With WordPress and the different platforms out there to help you get started, anyone with a little computer knowledge can do it. Like you, my preferred platform is Wealthy Affiliate.  I have been a member for over 2 years now and I did start in a different niche than retirement income. As a matter of fact, this post is just part of a whole new website that I started to help all people who wants to start an online business, not just retirees. 🙂

      Thank you for your kind words.  I wish you success and wealth!



  4. Hi, Denis, a few months ago, I was looking to supplement my retirement income, and end up sign up with WA, I was a bit scare first to venture because I had no technical skills with a computer. I just follow the step by step training platform, use the tools included in the learning process, I am glad today to have decided to join the community, I have learned so much already about online marketing, learned how to build my own website, learned how to write articles, how to interact with others, it is definitely a wonderful program.
    Your article, Denis is very well done, for someone who wants to have information about Affiliate Marketing, is easy to understand, because all the details you are providing in your text.
    Thank you.

    • Hi Jacqueline,

      I know how you feel, it can be overwhelming at first.  But you made a great decision in joining Wealthy Affiliate.  It is unlike any other platform you would find online. It’s a community of online entrepreneurs helping each other build their online businesses.  You will find all the tools you need right there.

      Thank you for the really nice comment. I wish all the best in your online adventure!



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