How to get started with affiliate marketing for 50+ and seniors?

If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.

Yes, you probably read Lao Tzu  famous quote so many times during your 50+ years of life.  Year after year, you might be asking yourself the same question:

What shall I do after my work life is done? 

Can I keep my lifestyle after retirement?

And so on…, well, you know the answer…

This article will show you how you can get started with affiliate marketing even without experience.

All you need is a creative mind and dedication until you earn your desired income to replace your current active income.

To begin, here are the things that you should consider.

Why affiliate marketing for 50+ and seniors is good business?

If you haven’t experienced affiliate marketing, it is simply promoting other people’s products or services on your website wherein you earn money through commissions in exchange for the effort you exert to make the sale possible.

One of the major reasons why affiliate marketing is famous is that most commission percentages are reasonable. Your hard work is paid off by the generous affiliate marketing companies.

And, unlike online selling, there is no need for you to keep inventories because you are selling the products and services of other people. Your only job here is to promote and look for buyers.

Affiliate Marketing for 50+ and seniors in 4 steps

How do I get started?

How to get started with affiliate marketing is usually the first question of those who want to start their affiliate marketing business. It can be done in 4 easy steps.

1) Find the thing you are interested in the most.

First, you need to find the thing you are interested in the most. If you like fitness, insurance, or medicines, you can choose from a hundred of options on your list.

What’s nice about affiliate marketing is that it allows you to choose what you want to promote.

You are not restricted to advertising something that you are not passionate about. 

2) Establish your website.

Building your very own website is essential in the process too.

Your website is the place where you will perform your job to market others’ products and services.

Without a website, it’s challenging for you to make sales because most seniors use Google and read on websites rather than going anywhere else on the internet. 

3) Drive traffic on your website.

Next, attracting people to your site is a must. You need an audience to promote your products and services.

Without people causing traffic on your website, your affiliate marketing business will be wasted.

This is why as early as now; you should have decided which market you want to target. 

4) Generate income through affiliate marketing.

Your income will come from affiliate marketing itself.

After establishing your website and attracting people to your website, the last thing you need to do is to integrate your affiliate links into your site.

Make sure to attach them to meaty and creative content so you can convert more sales.

Start your money-making journey with Wealthy Affiliate

Wealthy Affiliate is online business platform for someone like you who want to start their online business.

The all-inclusive platform – Hosting, Domain Registration, WordPress, SEO tool, training, certification will help you to make money online through affiliate marketing website.

And it is only $ 49 per month, (Discount for first month, or if you choose yearly subscription) you will have access to all above mentioned features, and online class.

And, you will also have access to community site where over 1 000 000 million online entrepreneurs sharing their success, tips, ideas on how to success in online business.


You can enjoy affiliate marketing as much as younger generations enjoy it. The benefits are indeed unlimited if you use your resources in their maximum. Learning how to do affiliate marketing is easy and simple if you are committed to doing it.

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14 thoughts on “How to get started with affiliate marketing for 50+ and seniors?”

  1. In your post, You have perfectly explained that How to get started with affiliate marketing for 50+ and seniors. Most of the 50 + people think that they are very old to earn money now or they think it is to late to start an online business. But through your article anybody understands that there is no age for making money online. Anybody can make money online despite of 50+ or senior.

    • Yes, Indeed Billsha,

      Study showed that the longer you have been longer the better your odd is 🙂

      Thank you for stopping by, and provide your comment to us…

      Kalle & Marie

  2. Kalle & Marie, 

    This is a lovely post on how to get into Affiliate Marketing even if you are old and above 50. 

    You have laid out the article so systematically that I find it is actually one of the best I have seen. Wealthy Affiliate does afford all of us a good pass time and a way to bring in extra cash. I hope you write about the other programs available too, in the market so we can compare what’s best. I have heard about Authority Hacker and also about PurX.



    • Hi Aparna,

      Glad that you are stopping by and read our article.

      Thank you for your comment, and yes, we are going to have a look to other available program.

      All the best,

      Kalle & Marie

  3. i FEEL what you are saying since I work with counselors you’d be surprised how many elderly or 60+ people I see taking a good look at online classes. This provides a lot less investment of time and money the key things when the rest of your life is of the essence. Myself being in my early 40’s have to complete courses however I still keep my business running, especially my personal blog and brand. This is a unique way to build yourself up as well. Fires you up. 

    • Thank you Andrew…

      Yes, we are not just driving around on Sunday afternoon…. 🙂 watch out…

      All the best

      Kalle and Marie

  4. Hi

    I agree for those over 50 starting affiliate marketing is indeed a worthwhile adventure, as long as you are prepared to make the effort and take the time the business requires and demands. I think it is excellent but for those who have a basic knowledge of computers but for those who do not know one end of a stick from another, then it can be problematic. WordPress has made the development of development of a website easier than ever before, combined with the excellent training given by Wealthy Affiliate should make affiliate marketing easier than ever.

     An excellent article.


    • Thank you for your sharing your thought Antonio.  WordPress has developed a lot, and it make easier for people like us 50+  🙂

      All the best

      Kalle & Marie

  5. Hello there! Just read your blog post ” How to get started with affiliate marketing for 50+ and seniors?”. You have explained everything in very simple & easy to understand words. I enjoyed reading it. You have rightly mentioned “If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading”. Off course anybody can make money online. But, for people above 50 it’s easy to understand the things based on their experience.

  6. I just shared this blog to my Dad (66 years old) . He’s already retired but he still wants to earn money. It’s not being greedy.. It’s just being cautious. 

    Healthcare today is getting expensive as the days goes. He want to make sure that he have enough savings to support himself and not rely on his 3 sons. 

    • Agreed Jesper, having own activities that generate income is definitely the best way to go.  Not depending to other member of family, since they are also busy with their own life. It is a freedom…

      Thank you for sharing the article to your dad…, hopefully he will start to share his life experience to all of us…

      Best Regards,

      Kalle & Marie

  7. You guys have a great thing going on here. I have not really thought about seniors starting their own online business. It is wonderful to think how this can benefit the entire family.

    Affiliate marketing is definitely something which will keep the older generations engage. Pointing towards Wealthy Affiliate may prove to be the most efficient platform for them.

    Getting other family members also involve, may very well help in the business progression.

    • Hi Carol

      Thank you for sharing your thought about the article.

      Affiliate Marketing site is a business for creative family….

      All the best,

      Kalle & Marie


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