The Boomer Biz Guide to Working from Home

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Many Boomers are anxious to learn about computers and the Internet with the goal of making money to supplement their retirement incomes or just to keep busy and be self-sufficient. They’re part of the movement which can keep seniors working and independent for the rest of their lives.

If you have a computer and Internet access, you’re already well on your way to building a home-based business. Home businesses let Boomers set their own hours, determine how much effort they want to put in, and how much money they’ll make.

"Never Stop Learning"Many Boomers already have skills they’ve learned from jobs. Now, thanks to the Internet, Boomers can put those skills to work from the comfort of home in areas such as marketing, administration, finance, and research.

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Developing a Can Do Mindset as an Older Entrepreneur

Quote "People Don't Quit Working Because They Get old"

It’s a pretty easy task for Baby Boomers to develop a negative mindset that keeps them from being part of the world, getting things done and generally enjoying life. They think they’re too tired, too old or just don’t have what it takes to have an active life.

Brain Lifting DumbbellsSometimes it’s easier for Boomers to just veg out rather than making a difference. They’re afraid to try. True, it’s a fast-changing world and new skills are often necessary to do almost anything. But, that’s as true for young people as well as old.

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Common Obstacles to Working in Retirement

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A lot of Baby Boomers begin their online careers out of necessity. Perhaps they lost their position through no fault of their own or had to retire on savings that are inadequate for today’s outlandish cost of living. Many others have discovered that retirement isn’t quite the good life they’d been led to believe.

There are plenty of challenges to building a business on the Web that are over the heads of some Baby Boomers. One problem is that many boomers don’t know or understand the intricacies of computer technology. While this isn’t as true as it used to be, many may flounder or become discouraged as they try to learn.

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