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Thursday, February 16, 2012

Update---A Great Way to Supplement Income and Stay at Home

There are several ways to improve “income” during retirement.  You can lower expenses or get a “job” and make some more money.  Most BabyBoomers are very innovative when it comes to these options.  Though some are happy to do some non-stress entry level position, one of the things many wish to avoid is being tied down to a regular 9-5pm job that takes up all their time to enjoy retirement.

I am currently sending resumes to educational institutions in the Boise area to see what might be available in my field of expertise.  If hired, it appears I could make almost as much as I currently do with cost-of-living adjustments after 33 years with the same educational organization.  However, I still have the haunting worry that I may not like being tied down the same as in the past.  Jeannie would go traveling to visit our family without me, yike!  Not what I envisioned. 

So I have been learning about the world of owning your own business with the intent of being able to control my time commitments.  For some time I have enjoyed helping people as a weight-loss coach.  It is an awesome way to help others and make a few extra dollars.  But the big money in this kind of career is in Multi-Level Marketing, which has never appealed to me.  I am helping a few friends with weight-loss and backing away from the business gradually.  It is a very useful enterprise for those who enjoy MLM.

I am fortunate to have access to Internet Business Mastery tutorials since my son owns that business.  His Online Business has helps 1000’s of people by helping them learn the intricacies of doing business online.  Many have successfully left their corporate positions to run their own enterprise. The real long-term success of online business takes two things; 1) a good self made product, and 2) understanding how to navigate the online world.  Thus far the BabyBoomer generation is still busy finishing up traditional careers.  BabyBoomers haven’t been the meat and potatoes of my sons business.  They are just now getting to where they trust online commerce. 

So I propose to my son that I learn the ropes of Online Business and reach out to help the BabyBoomers who wish to explore the world of owning their own online business based on their own product.  He liked the idea and is coaching me along the way.  It is slower than most who embrace the cyber-world, since it doesn’t come as second nature for BabyBoomers like the current younger generation.  But I have to say it is fun and challenging, exactly what I need to keep my interest and loyalty. 

My Blog is approaching 7000 page views.  My website has been abysmal, but is going through a redesign and rebirth. My Facebook account has over 2600 friends.  If I never do monetize my online persona, I am still able to enjoy being an “opinion” leader or perhaps some would say opinunated.  I get a lot of diverse response to my posts.  It is a engaging medium.  I have decided to focus my attention on two projects. 

1)      Finishing my weight-loss eBook.  I hope it helps some to find the assistance they need to lose weight and regain their health.     

2)      Developing an online course to help BabyBoomers who wish to have a simplified approach to learning how to embrace the internet as opinion'ated' leaders and/or monetized business owners.  It will include all the details of how to safely and consistently build an online business. 

I am going to be moving most of the instruction away from Facebook to my email group in order to provide better security.  If you are interested in coming along on this journey and learning more about online business, please join my email group by signing in at the box to the left of this post.  I look forward to any interaction you are willing to give so I can tailor my course to be as helpful as possible. 

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