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How Baby Boomers Can Create Extra Retirement Income

Are you hurtling towards retirement age only to find that your retirement income is going to be less than you need to live a comfortable life in retirement? Would you like to generate additional income but you really do not want to have a job with a boss and a schedule and the stress of being regimented?

Well, take heart and think about creating retirement income through an online business.  You may find this is the solution to your problem!

OK, then how do you start and develop an internet marketing business? Where can you find the tools and techniques that you would need to be successful in this huge, online marketplace?

Learn New Skills, Exercise Wisdom…And Learn From Others’ Experience

Older couple at computerYou may want to think about what you would enjoy selling online. What is your passion? Do you like to play guitar? Do you raise and train animals and/or pets? Do you have particular knowledge that others would find desirable enough to buy from you? Have you others’ products and/or services that you would like to promote and sell online? If you can answer any of these questions you may find a place to start!

Next, you may find that the Internet is a vast, complex place where it takes special knowledge and a new language and techniques in order to get on it and sell products and services. Likely you will need to find a place or an organization that offers training and mentoring and coaching with professionals who have found success at this exciting Internet world.

You can try using search engines to key search for people and/or companies who are out there who can offer to bring you in and teach you what you need to get started and stay with your endeavor of internet marketing. Try keying in words like, “Internet Marketing Training” or “Internet Mentoring” or Internet Coaching” and you will find many results that may help you find what you are looking for!

But be careful about who you can trust, and be very cautious about what you are being sold. Up to date strategies, genuine help and a business that is financially solid are essential elements. There is no point in trying to create a retirement income if it is not on a solid foundation.

Once you have located a place or places that offer the training you need, be sure to do the diligence to find out the person’s or the organization’s reputation as successful trainers and mentors and coaches. Of course, you will need to weigh the costs of buying the training services from those whom you are researching. You should ask if their service in training, mentoring and coaching is ongoing or is it a one time seminar or seminars with ongoing additional costs over time. And you should ask for references of others who have used these people or organizations to find if success is what they have experienced.

Creating additional retirement income as a Baby Boomer is certainly something about which millions of people approaching retirement age are interested in.  BoomersNextStep will be offering a lot of free information about this topic very soon.

“To thine own self be true”

In the spirit of complete transparency we trusted a company with a solid reputation, outstanding training and an exciting range of products.  Out of the blue the US Federal Trade Commission shut them down, and everyone who had invested in the company lost their money.  Very sad, and a huge learning curve.

You know the old Shakespearean quotation “To thine own self be true”? That was the big lesson I learned. I just didn’t “feel right” about the company and lost focus on a lot of my own natural skills and experience in my eagerness to be successful within that organisation.

There are so many things you can do to create a great business online, but it’s essential to start with who you are and what you can offer and not look for the quick solution.

 

 

Bill

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