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Published on 10/23/2014 additional information available

You're Never Too Old To Start Something New! by Bernard F Richards

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If you are like me, shall we say, not in the first flush of youth, don't think that you are over the hill or have missed the boat. After all according to the press, 60 is the new 40.

Our generation enjoys better health than at any previous time and with the government saying that we are going to have to work longer and save more for our retirement it seems to me that if that's the case you might as well do something that you enjoy rather than something you find a drudge.

If you take a look at some well-known faces from the world of entertainment and business. At the time of writing this article, Tom Jones is 70, Richard Branson is 64, Alan Sugar is 67 and Martha Stewart is 73. Now none of these people need to work because they're short of money, they do it because they love what they do and probably can't envisage a life without purpose or days watching daytime television.

Having said that, the great thing about having your own business is that you choose when to work and for how long. If you only want to work three days a week or only in the morning, that's fine it's your choice.

Also don't listen to the naysayers who tell you that you can't teach an old dog new tricks, that is nonsense.

If you have the desire and a reasonable amount of common sense there is no reason at all why you can't learn new skills in your 50's, 60's or 70's.

I'm a prime example of this, when I was 55 I was made redundant from my job and was at a crossroads in terms of what I was going to do for the rest of my working life. Prospective employers were hardly queuing around the block waiting to offer me work, so I decided to take a different path.


I saw an advert on the television for a man who said that he had made a fortune selling information products by direct mail and he was offering some free DVD's to watch about how he had done it.

I thought "what have I got to lose by taking a look" and so I sent off for them. The information that they contained was interesting but as is quite often the case with these things, they didn't tell the whole story. To find out more, you had to subscribe to a series of monthly instalments, which gave more information and advice on how to run a direct marketing business. I subscribed to that for some time and in fairness the information that I got from it proved to be very useful.

I also attended a number of events staged by people who were already trading online, plus I did my own research and found out that there is a huge market out there for both information and physical products, a market that is growing significantly year on year.

You would be surprised, or maybe not, by the range of subjects that people are clamouring for more information on.

Most of us and particularly those of more mature years, have a wealth of knowledge on a variety of subjects that we have acquired over time. Many people don't give themselves credit for the level of knowledge that has taken them a lifetime to acquire and that others will pay to receive.

We live in a world where it has never been easier to publish that knowledge to a worldwide audience. So what are you waiting for?

Hi, I'm Bernard Richards, I'm a Business Advisor and online business owner. I'm interested in sharing my knowledge and experience with people who want to start up their own business or who have an online business and want to improve their results. If your dream is to start your own business and you would like to find out more about starting a business online, go to for more information and tips.

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