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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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 www.theinternetmarketingtoolkit.com for more information and tips.