Do you need to be young like ourselves to be successful working online?
Well… I’d probably say that you’re only too old for this if you decide you’re too old for this.
You know, over the years we’ve worked with retired individuals right into their 70s.
In fact, a couple of students in their 80s have gone on to earn income on the internet so there’s no doubt about it that the answer is nobody is too old to do this as long as they want to do it.
Several years ago one of the difficulties with being successful on the internet is the technology inside was a lot more complicated—getting set up with websites, different business models. Just to get them off the ground took a lot more technical knowhow.
So if you were somebody who maybe isn’t used to technology—you don’t like change—then you wouldn’t be getting off to the best possible start.
However, the great thing about what we’ve been able to do here with our business model is leverage a kind of out of the box system—there are some things that you need to learn about the system, there’s a few things that you need to do to set up but it really is just about following a series of videos.
And I would say this when I look at all of the successful students over the years, the one thing that they had in common certainly hasn’t been how old they are.
It’s been about their will to do this, it’s been about their commitment to actually following the training, putting things into practice and making things happen. And I’ve got to tell you a couple of things. I’m extremely passionate about helping, let’s say the baby boomer era, I think they have an amazing job to give us the opportunities that we have today.
Without my parents’ generation, for example, doing the good things that they’ve done—society would be very different, we wouldn’t have the opportunities that we have right now. And I think this is a great way for us to give back. So I love working with the older students—baby boomers, if you like.
The other thing I would say is that one of the things I think people fear when they’re maybe a little older, is that in getting started in business there’s not going to be other people like them to network with; maybe they won’t fit in, maybe, you know, they’re going to turn up at our events and they’re going to be the oldest person in the room.
And I could put your mind at rest, you know, actually I discovered the average age at this time in the SFM community is late forties (40s) —at forty eight (48) to be precise—and that’s the average age and we have so many members who are in their fifties (50s), sixties (60s), even seventies (70s) who are doing this. And I know there are other educational companies out there who are experiencing exactly the same.
I think there’s a lot of people who are coming up to retirement or who have retired and they want an opportunity to be able to live life as best as they possibly can and quite often that means more money. But they don’t want to be working in a supermarket or they don’t want to be doing some type of part time job.
Many, many of our students have said I’m overqualified for most of the part time jobs out there. I’ve got a lot of experience in dealing with customers or I’ve been a consultant or being in retail jobs in the past.
So they want to feel challenged and they want to do something that’s exciting and I think an internet business offers all of that. So definitely no worries at all when it comes to being too old to work with our community and start a business on the internet.
If you’re interested in learning more about our system or wondering how you can get started working online today, I highly recommend you click here and watch this video.
Keeping Your Passion Alive
The Lifestyle Team