- Do you wake up every morning wishing you could change the course of your life?
- Are you over the age of 50 and stuck in a job that continues to sap your spirit and energy?
- Did you lose or leave your job and now struggling to figure out how to make money online – and sooner better than later?
Did last decade’s economic collapse hit your savings account and home value hard for a few years? Has the coronavirus given you an added wake-up call about how “job security” is quickly becoming more myth than reality?
Honestly, all of the issues listed here impacted my life one way or another. Some more and some less, but I can relate to having these feelings and negative issues to deal with at some point after I turned 50.
It’s never too late to change the course of your life.
Maybe you are bored with “traditional” retirement and need something to give you energy and focus each day?
Perhaps you are one of a growing number of people over the age of 50 who are simply ready to actively own their life, future and lifestyle.
I took a giant step out of my humdrum everyday life at the age of 61 – six years ago - when I accepted an offer to be an intern ( I know… a 61-year old intern!) with a million-dollar internet marketer in Chiang Mai, Thailand. This was after a successful 3+ decade career as a marketing exec and copywriter.
I was asking the universe for guidance on what was next in my life– so I felt I couldn’t say no to something so enticing and interesting. I took the risk, opened up to the opportunity and it dramatically changed my life for the better.
More on all of that later. You just need to recognize there comes a time when a change in course is needed to feel alive and vital again. It’s never too late!
These preliminary online marketing ideas are meant to get you thinking about options in your life. There are many more we’ll share with you over time.
Building an online business is easier today than ever before
There are a wide variety of avenues you can take to earn income as an online entrepreneur, and we’ll be talking about all of them with you over time. These are just the usual entry points for people looking to earn money online.
For many people over the age of 50, the ways to make money shown in this post are perfectly suited for you. Trust us, most people who have worked for decades already are more marketable than they realize.
All you have to do to get started is organize and clarify the skills and talents you can bring to the table. Then get ready to find those people looking for the resources and skills you offer.
They are out there and it’s never been easier to find them – or have them find you.
Start a Blog
Blogging is one of the best work-from-home jobs – or from nearly everywhere in the world – anyone can do. One benefit of starting a blog is you can learn about and share information about a topic you are interested in.
You may ultimately see yourself as a freelancer or consultant, an affiliate marketer, course creator, marketing agency, or business coach. Whatever path you choose, you are going to need a blog that serves as your home base.
Blogging can be a financially beneficial full-time career or a side hustle you do while still working your 9-5 (8 – 6:30??) job.
You can start a blog regardless of your age, location and experience level.
As we enter the new 20’s decade, millions of people around the world are looking to make money online. Some move from a traditional job to work from home. Some set up a regular office. Others are looking to travel the world with their laptop once it is safe again to do so.
There are so many easy-to-use tools available today. They will help you create your blog, find and know your audience and be certain you can compete in your topic area.
Your blog niche can be whatever YOU want to make of it. You can start a blog covering whatever subject your heart desires and/or what can make you money over time.
Blogging is one of the most profitable online businesses if you give it time and focus. It can be developed with very low costs, if you do it the right way. And the time you put into writing a blog post today can make money for you long into the future.
Click here if you are interested in learning more about the steps for starting a blog.
Freelancing Can Change the Course of Your Life
You are probably thinking that freelancing isn't the passive income you’ve been dreaming about. However, it is the easiest and most logical starting place for earning money quickly.
The underpinnings of all business is to provide a product or service for someone who desires the product or service. Help an individual or business with a problem or unmet need and you are off and running.
Freelancing is a fantastic way to start earning an income as a sole proprietor. For some people, it is a way to earn extra income while still employed. It can help you pay for vacations, your children’s education or build a more robust retirement fund.
For others, it is a way to pay the mortgage and keep dinner on the table while looking for more “passive” forms of income. For many, it becomes an exciting way to grow a business – your very own business! One that provides a needed service and helps you get paid well for doing it.
Look, most research firms now estimate over 40% of the U.S. workforce will be freelancing in one form or another by the year 2022. It’s also likely robotic advances and artificial intelligence will increase this number. In addition, it's not hard to imagine business changes following the coronavirus pandemic doing the same thing.
Most of these freelancers will be offering services in their local community where they already have a network. The growth opportunity is in the area of online freelancing. More and more clients are using online marketplaces to find freelancers who can solve the problems they face.
There are many ways to earn money online that we will share on our blog, but there is one we’d like to highlight briefly today. This method is affiliate marketing.
Making Money with Affiliate Marketing
Affiliate marketing is where you have an agreement with a company to recommend their product(s) to others for a financial reward. Your blog is the driving force behind your efforts to build a business using affiliate marketing. It is something virtually anyone can do, but you can “get lost in the weeds” without some guidance.
How often have you shared an amazing tool, service, or product that you love with friends or acquaintances? What if you could earn a percentage of the sale of any products you helped to sell?
The term “affiliate marketing” has earned a mixed reputation over the years, generally because some people abuse the process. The worst internet marketers promote products they don’t use or know and spam everyone until they buy or unsubscribe.
Don’t let that stop you from doing affiliate marketing yourself the right way. There is so much opportunity out there to earn income with this method.
There are products that already exist in the world that provide solutions for your future audience. Focus on learning about products that can really help your audience. Then provide value and promote them with ethics in place,. This process will serve their interests and needs... as well as your pocketbook.
We will provide you with more detailed information about these, and other, forms of internet marketing. We believe those over the age of 50 can start working for themselves and live the life they dream about.