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Group Discussion Topics For Online Baby Boomers – What’s Your Question?

Group discussion topics for Baby Boomers who are working online is one of the most critical elements in building a successful website.  These topics typically run the gamut of everything to do with being or working online; whether you’re looking for technical help with your site, or you need to learn about creating an email list, or even if you want to celebrate online successes.

For instance, here is a screenshot of one of my early surprises after I learned to set up Google Alerts:

 

My Number two spot in Google Alerts

 

As you can see, I ranked very well on one of my posts and wanted to share it; no only because it was a “victory” for me but also because I wanted to show my fellow online members that if we do what we are told and follow our training we will succeed online!

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How To Start a Blog With AARP: Is Their Training Enough?

AARP LogoDid you know that AARP has a section on their website where you can learn how to start a blog?  But is their training enough?  Have they provided you with the tools to completely learn how to set up a website and learn the best blogging practices, and, should you wish, learn how to monetize your site?

In my opinion, AARP has provided an excellent starting point to begin your own blog and even provide some recommended blog hosting sites that you should take a look at.

Let’s review what they offer and if it’s sufficient.  Click on the colored tab below to review their “How to Set Up a Blog by Using WordPress”.

 

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I’m a Baby Boomer and I Want to Learn How to Blog!

I Want to Learn How to BlogIs this you?  Are you a Baby Boomer with a desire to learn how to blog, show up on page one of the search engines and maybe even make money?  If you answered yes then I have two things to say to you:

  1. Know what you want to blog about
  2. Have the right resources to be successful

That’s it!  There isn’t anything more important than these two things…well, except for your excitement to get going.  So…let’s go.

 

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Why You Should Write Good Website Content

Content Gets ReadUnless you’ve been living on Mars you have probably heard many speak on why you should write good website content.  TV commercials, newspaper flyers and, yes, even the internet is full of buy this, sign up here, the best deal ever!  And, unless you’re looking for those specific products, you tend to tune them out or click away to the next website on page one.

But why is this?  Why are more and more online marketers dedicating their websites to providing you with the information you are looking for?  It’s quite easy, actually, because if they’re not answering your questions or providing you with the help you need…then you don’t need them!  And you go on your merry search, never coming back to that site let alone telling their friends about it.

So here are my thoughts…and I hope you find this useful or I know you will leave…

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Motorhome Retirement Blogs

Motorhome Retirement Blogs

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Your bags are packed, the cupboards are stocked, and the gas tank is filled.  Your motorhome retirement blogs are driving down the highway capturing your next latest and greatest adventure.  What an exciting way to live and share your experiences with others.

There are a few tools you should also pack, with number one being your laptop, of course, but are there other things you should make sure you have with you?  These are even beyond a camera so you can include pictures on your blog as well as a notebook for those times you won’t be near your laptop.

But there are a few other things you need to pack for your motorhome adventures.  These have to do with the “tools of the trade”, the resources you will need to write and publish a successful blog.

 

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Baby Boomer Retirement Secrets: What We Don’t Want You To Know

Baby Boomer Retirement Secrets

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Shhh, don’t let the cat out of the bag.  We Baby Boomers have our retirement secrets and we’re not telling anyone.  Well, OK, maybe I’ll list a few of them but don’t pass it on and don’t let them go public.

There’s no government plot and you won’t see us in this summer’s blockbuster movies.  But because we’ve grown up in times of great changes and advancements you must admit that we “weren’t born yesterday”.  We’ve been flying under the radar and our masses have been quietly biding our time.

 

The Baby Boomer time is here!

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How To Find A Niche For A Baby Boomer Website

Keywords For Baby Boomers

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Have you decided to create a website but aren’t sure what it will be yet?  That’s one of the toughest things to determine given the millions of websites already out there…many of them already targeted at and by Baby Boomers.

I want to walk you through a process I recommend and hopefully you will get some ideas.

What this post is not:

  • It’s not about making money
  • It’s not about revealing some mysterious internet secret
  • It’s not about giving you a list of website names that promise success

What this post is:

  • A simple guide to spark some ideas for you
  • A way to drill down to a very specific niche
  • Successful…if it assisted you in finding your niche…and congratulations!

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