I Want To Work For Myself What Should I Do

Some friends and I were recently sitting around discussing the best retirement income ideas. I don’t mean we’re a group of thirty year olds wondering about investments. We’re way past that! (You may have noticed that this blog is for seniors, and those who have to work at home.)

“I want to work for myself what should I do?”


was practically a chorus from us.

Let’s face it, if you’re looking at the necessity of making money after retirement, how are you going to:

  • Spend more time at home
  • Get in lots of time with the family
  • Travel often to see far away friends and family
  • Relax more and avoid stress even if you’re working
  • Work at your best time – which was never 9 to 5
  • Keep away from that freeway stress and smog
  • Take more time to enjoy your hobbies
  • Take better care of your health than office work allows

What would you add to that list? You have some specific dreams for retirement, don’t you?

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 Does Internet Marketing Give You An Edge Over Offline Jobs

Are you among the many seniors today who are eager to start their own business at home  – because you pretty well have to?

You have probably realized by now that it is not healthy to become inactive, regardless. – Plus, perhaps you can’t afford to completely retire.

If you’’re considering an offline job or starting your own business venture after retirement, think about the alternative scenario – the Internet and all the variety of work it offers. More seniors are turning to the Internet because it’’s ultimately profitable. You can set up your business at home and set your own hours.

That gives you the ability to have cash in your pocket for some luxuries rather than just the day to day necessities of your household. Again, for those advantages listed above, and whatever you thought of too.

The Internet doesn’’t discriminate against age as some offline employers do. You can even work in your pyjamas with your cat on your keyboard. There is actually a business on line called Pajama Affiliates, for marketers. You get the idea, this is no joke!

Best of all,– you can work in any niche (small part of a market) that appeals to you. You have already developed skills from the other jobs you have previously worked at. This can appeal to other marketers who may use you as a freelance writer, or researcher, to gather information about their niche.

People now purchase more products online than offline. It’’s the most convenient way to shop.  Advertising on the web will reach far more of the global population than the paper and media advertisements (that you pay a high premium for) can possibly reach.

Social media such as Facebook and Pinterest can be an awesome tool to drive traffic to your website. They are the cyber versions of setting up a booth at a trade-show or local swap meet, hoping that buyers will stop and make the long and foot-sore day a profitable one.

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It’s easier to monitor your online marketing efforts, versus offline methods. And you can change your ads or methods of getting your product known immediately and without great costs involved.

The use of emails to get the word out to your online customers is also a better and more profitable way to market. Some of this is automated.  There will be no paying for someone to take around flyers or other means of offline communication.  –Emails cost a reasonable monthly fee, including the automation and responses.

As you build your business or keep active by accepting online jobs, you’’ll learn more about how to make your efforts more profitable. Every day is a learning day on the ‘net.

Things change so fast that it i’s crucial to keep up with what’’s going on, –especially in your own niche.

And now I’m getting to the part where you learn how to lay out a plan. 

What Is The Internet Marketing Plan That Works?

So how does a person, you, show up? I am going to tell you exactly what to do.

First, start an account at Wealthy Affiliate for internet marketing training. No cost.

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Proceed with the first 10 classroom lessons about building an on line business. You will:

  • Decide what your business will be focused on (your information or product, or someone else’s)
  • Get a domain name (mybusiness dot…etc. etc.)
  • Follow a step by step guide and create your web site
  • Configure your web site to be found by the search engines that people use (all video, easy to do)
  • Add some legally necessary information about you, and the privacy while reading on your site (copy and paste, customizing of course)
  • Learn about writing blog posts – fleshing out your material in an easy to read format
  • Study how marketers make money promoting products or ideas on line
  • Learn to write reviews about products related to your niche

Seriously you can do all that in a weekend, with no prior experience. Just allocate the time.

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Bear in mind – you are still at the NO COST phase!

And you get 7 days for this! And there is lots more!

How To Write For A Web Page

First of all, your first web page, post/article isn’t going to be your best. You are going to write better and better with every one.

The set up within Wealthy Affiliate is called WordPress. As you get better at writing for a blog, you can always go back to earlier material and edit, or update it

Your video classrooms cover the correct formatting of a web page, in depth.

This is the beauty of creating a business from scratch, the right way. Because your business can grow for years if it is set up properly. It can continue to be improved with the latest information about the product or service you’re promoting.

Wealthy Affiliate stays current with required changes for business owners operating online. You will always be informed.

Within your first 7 day free trial, you may elect to start a membership, at just $19 USD for another month, to continue training.

Following that, you will pay $49 USD a month.

Here is more about that.

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More related information:

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Have any questions? I would love to help you further, so please leave your question below.


4 thoughts on “I Want To Work For Myself What Should I Do”

  1. HI Dee,
    I agree with you when you say that lots of seniors are starting their own work at home businesses on the internet
    “because it’’s ultimately profitable. You can set up your business at home and set your own hours.” This was a genuine attraction for me. This means that many seniors are able to work their business in around family commitments and a part time job or other hobbies. That is great.
    I agree with you that Facebook and Pinterst can be really great for your business as well.
    Thanks for sharing.

    • Hi Glenys. I certainly wish that all seniors have the kind of retirement they want. Working for decades keeps many people away from all that they cherish the most. Not being able to retire is very sad. But being able to work at home and thrive is a great opportunity.

  2. Great article, Dianne.
    Yes, there are so many ways we can make an inroad to success. Internet marketing is one way and then there are so many other roads that lead from there. It is an easier way to get started because you do not have to worry about inventory and a physical place of business except of course – your home-based business. In any event, you can surely get your toes wet by giving it a try and yes, Wealthy Affiliate is a great platform to start.
    Much success.

    • Hi Michelle. To your success too!
      What I did not learn until I started training to become an internet marketer (at Wealthy Affiliate) is that the hours spent on the computer are just as social, once one gets going. Writing may be an isolated activity, but all the ensuing work is involved with interaction – like blog commenting and FB groups participation.
      One can meet many good people while working online!


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