After all the years we have worked did you ever wish you had done something different, something you were passionate about? Like starting your own business.
Now you can. Starting your own business in retirement is easier than ever before, thanks to the internet.
Are you a baby boomer?
This generation ( the Baby Boomers) have a different slant on retirement than their parents did.
While their parents worked most of their working life for one company and retired with a nice pension, that isn’t so for the baby boomers.
The current retirees don’t have a large retirement or large nest egg due to many extenuating factors, many out of their own control.
But many feel younger and healthier than their parents did at retirement age and would enjoy working, so many retirees are looking to start their own business.Maybe it’s something they had always dreamed about.
Retiring before they are ready
Many retired people have been forced out of their jobs sooner than they were ready to leave and probably could use some supplemental income. I know I don’t want to be a burden to my children.
In todays society, having your own business is very possible, thanks to the internet, with all it’s possibilities.
Find something you love.
Myself I always loved to cook and bake and would have loved to have a small restaurant, but that never happened. I did have my own hair salon and day spa for many years, which I also loved, but it did not leave me with a big retirement.
So I’m planning on creating a website about cooking and baking, relying on many of the recipes that have been handed down to me from my grandmothers, aunts and mother.
What are you passionate about?
But if you are interested in starting a business, this article will point you in the right direction.
You need to start with a niche, which is nothing more than something you are interested in, like a hobby. It could be cooking, gardening, coaching little league, knitting, sewing, the list is endless.
Than narrow that niche down even more to something more specific.
I have an article about finding a niche, which might help you if you want to check it out. Plus I have many articles about understanding affiliate marketing. how there are many different ways to earn money online, but affiliate marketing is the one I’m most familiar with, so please feel free to read any or all of them.
Here is help to point you in the right direction.
I searched for a long time to find something that was honest and worthwhile to help me.
So when I found Wealthy Affiliate I was thrilled. It was the answer for me.
It has everything I needed to get a business up and running. Plus some hard work on my part.
Determination and the desire for success is also needed, plus the community of help available is second to none.
But that’s true with any worthwhile venture. Nothing good comes easy, except if you win the lottery.
If what I’ve said sounds sensible to you please check out my Wealthy Affiliate Review. I’m sure you will find it very interesting.
Also if you want to leave a comment or a question below I would appreciate it very much. Thank-you
My husband and I have been talking about ways to supplement our income once we retire (we are still a few years away, but we like to research things).
Neither of us have pensions with work, so we cannot count on that money. We try to put money aside each month solely for retirement. However, we would like to have additional income streams.
I have never thought of an online business because I am not tech savvy and I have no idea what I would “sell” online. But the idea seems great! I could get started on it now and then hopefully by the time we want to retire we could be making money from that business. And ideally we could “work” from anywhere.
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You are so right with what you are saying, if we are working and live long enough retirement is something that we all must face . The good thing though is to prepare for it and if we have not then all may not be loss and that is where this awesome article that you have written comes in. This article that you have written is filled with great information. Thanks for sharing.
Hi Norman, Hopefully we are well enough in retirement to be active and doing an online business gives you the satisfaction of doing something challenging and fun too. Also extra money helps, thank you for your comment. Deanna
My dad is currently a bit worried about how he is going to supplement his income once he retires and I might well show him this – it’s free for him to sign up and join right?
He’s a good writer and I think he’ll take to this like a duck to water. Do you feel the education is easy enough to digest?
Wealthy Affiliate is free to get started, but in order to continue with all the education available it will cost $47.00 a month. I’m sure that he will be able digest the information. Plus it will keep his mind active. Thanks for the comments. Deanna