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Earn a Side Income as a Pensioner – Become an Affiliate

Earn a Side Income as a Pensioner - Become an Affiliate

Is it necessary to earn a side income as a pensioner? Maybe.

Usually we only find out after retirement whether we have a good pension or not. Unless you were a specialist in the field of pensions or have had a very good financial education. Then you probably knew exactly on forehand what you would get after being pensioned, and for how long.

Also, sometimes the agreements about pensions are changed in the meantime, as happened to Tom and me – and all other Dutch people in our age group. Instead of getting a state pension at age 65, we got it at age 66 and 4 months. 

Neither Tom nor I were financial wizz kids, but we were lucky to have made at least some good decisions during our working life. That way we could survive those extra 16 months on our savings.

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Have your own Lead Magnet: Create an eBook

Have your own Lead Magnet: Create an eBook

If you want to earn money on the internet, having an email list is key. “The money is in the list” is the adagio. Being present on social media is important, but you can’t control the social media. And you can control your list.

The usual way to build an email list is by having a ‘bribe’ – a lead magnet – in exchange for which people give you their email address. The lead magnet can be a video, an infographic, a report or an ebook. This article is about how to create an ebook.

Having your own website makes it easier, but isn’t a necessity. Having an email provider is a necessity. There are numerous providers and I have used quite a few. At the moment ActiveCampaign is my provider. Most mail hosts have the same level of service and performance.  

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Selling Pictures Online? What are the Possibilities and Problems?

Selling Pictures Online? What are the Possibilities and Problems?

One of the ideas in 20 Ideas on how to make money after retirement is to sell your digital pictures. Can you start selling pictures online just like that? What are the options you have? And equally important, what are possible problems you can encounter? I’ll elaborate on these in this article.

You don’t have to be a professional photographer nowadays to sell your pictures. Although it helps if you know what you are doing and if you maintain a quality standard in composition, use of color and format.

In my working life I was a graphic designer and I hired photographers all the time for my clients’ products. Before it was easy and accessible to buy stock photos on the internet, I bought CD’s with theme based pictures. In both cases the issue of copyright had to be dealt with.

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DIY: The Technique and Format of an eBook

DIY: The Technique and Format of an eBook

NoGeraniums gives – among other things – information how you can make money out of your hobby. Today’s article explains the technique and format of an ebook. Once you have written a book you can outsource the process that comes after that. But if you are like me, you want to do a lot of the process yourself in order to make your e-book as perfect as possible.

There are many eBooks on offer that are not – strictly speaking – an eBook. At some time I made a PDF for one of my websites – 20 Tips: How to get the most out of a Museum Visit. And during that same period I was commissioned to make an eBook in EPUB and MOBI format of the English version of The Story of Amnesty International that my husband wrote with a friend. Then I really became aware of the differences between an eBook and a PDF document.

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Kobo E-reader Review – Always your Bookcase at Hand

Kobo e-reader review

During our sixth move, I complained that this should be the last time we dragged all those books around. Two more moves would follow! But the last time I sold or gave away a lot of books. I had to, because we were going to travel and all our stuff had to go into the storage.

Especially while we were traveling – with a car full of clothes, stuff to cook and to sleep – I was so pleased with my e-reader. 300+ Books the size of a small pocketbook. I finally convinced my husband an e-reader has its advantages so he has one too now. In this Kobo e-reader review I discuss both models and other reasons why I prefer an e-reader nowadays.

Advantages of an e-reader

As a graphic designer I designed a lot of paper books. That’s why some of my friends can’t understand my love for e-books. They want to feel the paper in their hands and be able to touch the cover.

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Where to Sell your Products of your Hobby or Business

Where to Sell your Products of your Hobby or Business

In this article I dig deeper in my previous article on How to make money from your hobby or passion? There are many aspects to think about when you want to monetize your hobby. Where to sell your products being a major one.

When I still was a graphic designer I always joked I should find a new hobby, because I didn’t have one anymore by making a business of my drawing skills. And in a way I did find another hobby when I returned to one of my former passions: ceramics. So I have experienced several hobbies that make money and know what difficulties and pleasures might come your way.

Do you love the idea of selling your products, but don’t even have an idea yet what that product should be? Have a look at this article to get your own stream of ideas flowing: 59 Ideas for Hobby Products to Sell 

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59 Ideas for Hobby Products to Sell

59 Ideas for Hobby Products to Sell

In 20 Ideas on how to make money after retirement I have been talking about selling your products. Let’s elaborate on that with ideas for hobby products to sell.

First of all, how to get ideas? I have written down 59 ideas here. Partly these are products I have made or am still making myself. And of course you can find loads of ideas on the internet. Great platforms for that are Pinterest and Instagram.

And a great way to develop ideas is to brainstorm. Writing this article I did that on my own, but brainstorming with 2 or more people produces a ton of ideas. Start writing down some keywords and from there go on and on. This is such a fun thing to do!

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3 Free Ways to start a Blog | Blogger – WordPress – Wealthy Affiliate

3 Free Ways to start a Blog | Blogger - WordPress - Wealthy Affiliate

At some point all the buzzing was about ‘Blogging! You have to blog!’ I am talking about the early years of this century. Blogging existed since 1994, I just hadn’t heard about it. Until then, I only had websites for my business and because I was intrigued I started blogging as well. 

There are many free ways to start a blog and you can set it up in a couple of minutes. When you are thinking of starting a blog, it is better to start writing right away. Don’t fuss about the name, the title or the design. Write! 

Blogging is a great way to develop your writing skills. And if you are thinking about monetizing on your hobby it is also a good way to experience with ideas and to find out if you have enough to tell.

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Compare Web Hosting Providers – a Review of Namecheap and Siterubix

Compare Web Hosting Providers - a Review of Namecheap and Siterubix

When did I make my first website? I can’t remember exactly, it must have been 1995 or 1996. I don’t even remember which hosting providers I had during all those years, but as you can imagine it were quite a few.

To compare web hosting providers I will stick to the 2 I have at the moment: Namecheap and Siterubix. Your first question will probably be, why I have 2? Well, that’s a coincidence. 

My and my husband’s websites were hosted by Namecheap, when I joined the Wealthy Affiliate community. Siterubix is an integral component of Wealthy Affiliate and my new websites are hosted there.

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How to Customize your WordPress Theme – Advanced Tip

How to Customize your WordPress Theme - Advanced Tip

Questions in the comments on a blog are always great. It’s a marvelous chance to dive deeper into something. For instance: How to customize your WordPress theme.

Catherine’s question on WordPress Tips for Beginners is how to find or change a font of a theme. The answer is about fonts, but almost all other elements like color and sizes that use CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) can be changed this way. A website I consult often about CSS is w3schools. The explanation is good and there is a lot to find.

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