|I have to say my mother is not a baby boomer. My mother thinks that a microwave can totally harm you (she has no idea how it works however being a depression baby everything is useful) so it is easier for her to use it as a modernized Bread Basket ad hock. No ants can enter, and being dark inside the bread seems fresher! (according to my mother).
Being a self taught computer wanna be ( ok so I can email, and I have been learning as I go……believe me I am determined!) I cannot believe how many websites out there that just frustrate me with gibberish ill prepared useless bits n bobs. When I read this I had true understanding of just not the baby boomer generation, but my generation as well. (hey I remember having the milk delivered on the front veranda…..and yes I have no idea that my iPhone 4 does things that my totally wonderful Blackberry could and still can do).
Lots of baby boomers want to start an online business but don’t know how to get started. Here are 3 tips that will remove the fears of building a business on the internet.
Dennis Hopper is right…”Dreams are powerful…Dreams are what make you say ‘when I’m 64, I want to start a new business’.”
Are you a baby boomer approaching retirement? Have you realized that you need to start a new business now instead of when you turn 64? Do you see the potential of an online business to build your dream of financial independence but you’re afraid of the technology? Or worse, getting ripped off?
You are smart enough to learn how to get the internet to make money for you after you’ve “retired” from your career. Building a business online after you’ve “retired” will also add quality of life to your remaining years because you’ll be engaged in building a successful business online instead of just playing leisure sports and watchingJeopardy on TV.
The technology is not that hard to learn. If you know how to write an email, surf the web and compose a Word document, then you’ve got all the skills you need to have a successful online business. There are plenty of resources and programs that can do all that hard technology work for you. As you build your business, you will learn by doing so there’s no need to be afraid of the technology.
There are lot of internet business ideas that can be profitable for you . You’ll have lots of choices, from selling products from an online storefront to creating informational products like ebooks, DVD’s and CD’s that are based on the knowledge you’ve gathered over the years in your career. Or you can sell other people’s informational products as their affiliate and get a commission from selling their ebooks, DVD’s and CD’s.
Whatever you decide to do, devote some time to learning how to do it. Find all the free sources of information you can to educate yourself about how to make money being online.
There are lots of ebooks that you can download that will help you understand how business on the internet works. Be careful what you spend your money on and avoid “Get Rich Quick” scams. You can find classes at your local community college that will help you find out more about building an online business.
The baby boomers have been the generation that brought change into the world in so many different ways. You can expect they will reinvent retirement as well.
first posted by internet marketing.com.au