Showing posts with label online working jobs. Show all posts
Showing posts with label online working jobs. Show all posts

Friday, December 6, 2013

Are You Too Old to Start Making Money Online?

Technology is often thought of as a young-man's game (or a young woman's) and that might perhaps explain why you regularly hear of these young entrepreneurs like Zuckerberg and Nick D'Aloisio (the Summly kid). Presumably younger people generally have a better understanding of technology, are more in touch with what's happening, and are thus better poised to set up their own businesses utilizing technology to make themselves billionaires.

But is this actually true? Do you really have to be young to get rich online or is it possible at any age? How about over fifty?

Why 50 is Just Right

Well actually it may surprise you to learn that you are actually at the very best age to start making money online if you are over fifty. The reason we hear more about guys like Zuckerberg and Nick D'Aloisio is partly just that they are more media-friendly. Getting rich online at a young age just makes a great story for the papers, and so when someone youthful has a hit app or website you're much more likely to hear about it. At any age these sorts of stories are the exception, but there are more successful entrepreneurs aged over 40 than any other demographic. And that must be rather encouraging.

There are many things that make you better poised to be a success online once you reach your later years too. For one, you will of course have more experience – perhaps not with tech – but probably with business, with finance, with people and with all the other elements required to make a successful product and business.

At the same time you are also likely to have a bit more money behind you which you can then invest into your new company should you wish and you're likely to find it easier to get loans if you want them.

As you get older still and are perhaps working fewer hours, you might also have more free time to dedicate to running your online business. Imagine being in a situation where you have all the time you need to work on a website, no day job anymore to take up your time and some disposable cash to pour into your idea. That's really rather ideal…

The Challenges

There are challenges as well though, which include the potentially relative lack of tech knowledge. If you find yourself in a situation where you'd like to be an online entrepreneur but don't know anything about programming or internet marketing, then that leaves you with two options:

a) Learn the topic you need to know about – again you should have the time and this will likely be a skill that benefits you in other ways too.

b) Outsource the elements you're not confident with – if you're a good writer or a designer then you can handle those elements of your online business but outsource the actually coding or the SEO to others. This is what good businesses do anyway, and there are plenty of ways you can find cheap services online that will handle your business for you for a reasonable cost.

The other thing to do is to try and choose an industry and a business model that plays to your strengths. One way to do this in particular is to create a website, an app or an eBook that is targeted at your demographic. This is a good strategy because you will find that your sensibilities that way become an asset rather than a set-back. You will have more idea of what other people over fifty want from a website or an app, and as such you'll be able to fend off the competition. This is a great captive audience with the most disposable income, so in fact you're in the perfect position to make a killing online!

Author Bio:

The author is this article is Jenny Wadlow. She is a professional freelance blogger. She writes articles for Bentham IMF, a commercial litigation finance company. She uses her free time to indulge in reading and sports activities.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Wireless Gadgets Help Boomers To Continue Working

Wireless gadgets are just so common place today. The amount of time we spend with our mobile device in hand seems to be ever increasing. Running several blogs and a business keeps me pretty busy. If I didn't have my mobile devices like my phone and iPad I couldn't be as productive as I am.

The key to being successful in today's economy is by maximizing your results by being as productive as you can. I don't need to be stuck in an office; I need to be out producing results for my company. Mobile devices help me do this. I can send and receive emails on my device quickly. The quick response may mean the difference in making that sale for the company. Mobile devices using the wireless communication system called the Internet has made me more productive.

Recently, I made a 2 day business trip. I brought with me with my mobile smart phone and laptop computer. I was constantly in touch with my customers. They didn't know if I was in town or 5000 miles away. I was able to serve them just as well as I ever did. 

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As the Baby Boomer population continues to age and enter retirement many are finding new opportunities and careers. They are in need of more income because of economic uncertainties. They are worried their retirement savings is not going to carry them through their retirement. Many use the Internet to conduct their business. There has never been a time in history where it has been so easy to start a business and this is thanks to the Internet. 

There Many ways to earn not only a part time income but also a full time job. Working online allows you to set your own hours and the commute has been eliminated. Here are a few ways to get started:

  • Sell Stock Photography - At websites like
  • Tweet For Sponsors - Make with Twitter at
  • Blog for Ad Revenues - Start a blog and earn money from advertisers.
  • Sell Affiliate Products - In your blog place ads for
  • Write an e Book - Sell your e-book at Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Kobo they are just a few of the sites to use.
  • Become a Virtual Assistant - Work from home and interact with clients.
  • Use Your Skills - At 99Designs, Elance, Freelancer and iWriter you can be creative and make money.
  • Selling on eBay - Sell new and used goods.
  • Become A Mobile App Tester - Work for uTest and get paid to test apps.
  • Designing T-Shirts - Design and sell T-shirts use or

There hundreds of ways to make money online. Working online from home will be the way many Baby Boomers earn their money and make their lives a lot better.

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