Boost Your Retirement Savings
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Boost Your Retirement Savings

Learn about a variety of investment sources that are free to use.
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363 students enrolled
Created by Vaughn Smith
Last updated 1/2015
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  • 2.5 hours on-demand video
  • 2 Articles
  • 2 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • You will be able to use practical methods to earn revenue
  • Create money making content
  • Earn passive income everyday, without additional effort
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  • Students should have a good command of the English language
  • Those with limited English skills may need to employ people to edit their work
  • If you don't put in some effort, you will not be successful
  • You have the ability to control how successful you can be

Over 300 students registered!

This course will show you how to boost your retirement income through passive means. You don't need to get a part-time job. You can work from home, from the library, or anywhere else. All you need is access to a computer for the self-publishing process.

The course will cover a variety of methods that anyone can use to earn money. Writing, recording, photography, blogging, and more, will be covered. These all use technology, but luckily the concepts are pretty easy. There are step by step instructions provided when extra detail is needed. The author, and those that have already taken the course, are available to help you should you have any trouble.

As mentioned, you will need a computer, and it must have Internet access. This will allow you to publish material when necessary. You can develop your materials offline and upload them as soon as you are able, or you can have an active connection to the Internet at all times.

This course is comprised of video lectures and supplemental documents. The lectures will feature screen capture images. The intent is to show how everything works by recording the actual systems in use. This will reduce the complexity. You should be able to follow along and if you can't, please ask the author for help.

You should take this course if you feel that you need to augment your monthly income through non-traditional methods. A number of methods will be shown. These will allow you to earn money. Best of all, when you follow the steps, you can devote effort to the process then sit back and earn income passively. When everything is working for you, you'll be able to earn money virtually 24 hours a day.

Note that you should not expect to get rich by following the course instructions. Your actual revenue earning potential will depend on many factors. Most of all, your dedication to the process is the key. If you take no action, you will earn no revenue. If you follow the steps, you can earn money. The author can make no guarantees about the applicability of the course materials for your particular situation.

Updated on January 4, 2015:

- added December 2014 description of earned amounts

- new descriptions

- adjusted audio tracks on lectures

- created new lectures to be published asap

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone who wants to boost their retirement income
  • Anyone who wants to take charge of their own work
  • Anyone who needs to earn a few extra dollars per month
  • Anyone who has some time to devote to the income earning process
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Curriculum For This Course
26 Lectures
Getting Started as an Author
4 Lectures 19:27

Welcome to the course! I'm Vaughn Smith. I have been earning extra revenue on the Internet since 2009. While I'm not retired yet, I do use the techniques that I describe to make extra money myself. This course is going to give you a lot of ideas that you can use to boost your own income.

Retirement is hard. Costs always go up. You earnings may not, or they may even decrease. Learn how to earn some extra income and make it a little easier to get by each month.

This course will show you some ways to earn real money. You will learn how to write, to record things and to self publish. You will even learn how to promote yourself. If you take steps to implement some of these, you will make extra money, and it won't take much of your precious time.

Preview 02:19 is a content management site. It hosts articles written by many authors, on many different topics. You can earn up to 90% of the revenue that is generated on the site. It is easy to use, and free to join. This lecture is an introductory description of Infobarrel.

Preview 08:59

HubPages is another content management site that you can use. Join for free as an author and start writing. Your articles earn money from viewers. The site is easy to use and is packed with features.

Introduction to HubPages Revenue Sharing Site

How much can you make? That's the big question. Your earnings will depend on many factors, many of which you control. No one can make the money for you. You have to do it yourself. You have to put in the time to learn, then to implement. The good news is that you put in the effort once and earn revenue for months and years after.

Preview 04:03
More About Writing
5 Lectures 26:20

Perhaps you haven't written anything for years. Maybe you last wrote in school. Writing is a great way to earn income. You put in the effort once and your article earns money for your ever after. Not a lot, perhaps, but for a long time. Find out how you can get started. It can be difficult to get started but it will get easier. This lecture shows how you can set up an article based on your own personal knowledge and experience.

How to Write an Article

Keywords are the search terms that people use on search engines. Your article should be relevant to searches. Include specific keywords to allow the readers to find your articles.

All About Keywords

Things have changed on the Internet, naturally. What was once common practice is no taboo. Here are some things that you absolutely must not do anymore.

What Not to Do!

The main thing about writing is that you have to do it. This lecture helps you to set some early goals so that you can produce content. See how it goes for you. You might just like it. It gets easier with practice.

Write Now!

Keep these tips in mind when you start to develop your article. This helps you stay on the topic and write better.
Writer's Checklist
2 pages
Infobarrel Explained
7 Lectures 46:40

Infobarrel is free to join. You can earn up to 90% of revenue earning opportunities. This site is one of the best for ease of use, reliability and it has a great community of authors.

Joining Infobarrel

The user community forum at Infobarrel contains thousands of posts on an extremely wide range of topics. Some of the best online writers are regular contributors. The site administrators frequent the forum as well. Find out how to use the forum to learn a lot about Infobarrel in general and online writing in particular.

Infobarrel User Community Forum

This lecture shows a step by step review of the article creation process on Infobarrel.

Create an Infobarrel Article

Commenting on the articles published by other authors is a great way to engage with the site. You can learn a lot as well. When you provide comments, you help other authors. In turn, they may get to know your material as well. This lecture is a step by step guide to leaving comments on articles.

Adding Infobarrel Comments

Each month, Infobarrel runs a contest for authors. There are many benefits that you can get by playing along. Find out in this lecture.

Infobarrel Monthly Bonus Contest

A detailed study of real Infobarrel earnings per article.

Infobarrel Earnings Examined

As an Infobarrel beginner, your goal is to achieve pre-approved status. This will take time. Learn about the specifics in this lecture.

Achieving Pre-Approved Status

This should be pretty easy, and fun. If not, let me know!

Infobarrel Quiz
6 questions
HubPages Explained
4 Lectures 39:37

HubPages is another quality content hosting site that lets you boost your retirement income. Join for free. Publish and earn revenue every month. Easy to use with an active community.

Joining HubPages

HubPages hosts an active user community, or forum, with various topic areas. A great deal of information is available within. You can learn how to use the site, how to improve your articles, and whether there are current system problems. This forum is frequented by the site administrators. The lecture shows an actual review of the forums and topics.

HubPages Community Forums

This is a step by step overview of the article creation process on HubPages. It is a live demonstration of the actual process in use.

Create an Article on HubPages

You can really boost the success of your HubPages articles if you get active on the comment system. This lecture shows how to do it.

HubPages Comments
Bonus Materials
6 Lectures 26:47

As a course registrant, you can join the rest of the community on Facebook. There you will meet a group of people who are striving to boost their retirement income as well. Learn more about the process from others who are taking the same actions as you.

Facebook Resource

This course will be expanded from time to time.

New Material Notice

When you become a proficient writer, you can explore other income earning opportunities. There are a lot available. After gaining skills with a couple of sites, you will be qualified to persue others, with confidence.
Other Income Earning Opportunities

Here are more writing sites that will pay you for your articles. You can get $200, or more.
More Income Earning Opportunities

Some people may not be confident authors. That is OK. There are still ways to generate income, even if you can't write. This lecture describes ways to produce valuable Internet content without writing. Tips are provided to help you overcome your inability to write.

What if you Just Can't Write?

A short description of some December 2014 earnings.

December 2014 Update
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About the Instructor
Vaughn Smith
4.8 Average rating
2 Reviews
1,099 Students
4 Courses
Project Manager, Author, Developer

Vaughn Smith is a certified project manager, (PMP), with an extensive background in the information technology field. He has worked for governments, large and small businesses and as an independent developer.

Vaughn started mining Bitcoin with various types of computer equipment in early 2013. He switched to other crypto-currencies as the Bitcoin difficulty increased. He was active in the Dogecoin community, practically from the initial launch. His Dogecoin mining gear includes three high power GPU devices and multiple CPU cores.