6 Surefire Tips For A Woman Over 50 Starting An Online Business
I’d like to share with you, my 6 Surefire Tips For A Woman Over 50 Starting An Online Business.
I’ve been thinking for a while now since Donna asked me to write a post for her concerning women over 50 coming online.
Most of the information I found in my initial research was concerning online dating and dating after 50. This is not what I was looking for, so back to do more research with some different terms.
According to a PBS NewsHour article women over 50 are less likely to be able to find an off-line job since 2008.
It’s always been a stigma that women should stay at home, clean the house, cook and care for her husband and children and being over 50 is not going to help.
That life of the 1950s is gone.
So if women aren’t being able to stay home while hubby works and they aren’t able to get an off-line job, then the next solution trending, is to go online and look for some kind of work they already know how to do.
Or, they can even start their own online business.
Even women who in the last few years have held high-paying executive jobs are now being let go by downsizing.
Others are deciding to quit in order to start working for themselves.
So if you are a woman over 50 and have made the decision to start your own business…
or you happen to be an over 50 woman who is now faced with trying to change careers out of necessity…
you are going to be facing both good news and bad news.
The good news is that if you are already an experienced marketer, then you will probably not have much trouble starting your own business; save trying to decide which business you want to put your efforts towards.
The bad news is if you are starting over and have decided to try something online because of layoff, divorce, retirement and boredom, an empty-nester or for some other reason…
you are going to be facing many road blocks and challenges.
I don’t say this to deter you or scare you away or make you feel like all hope is gone but to make you aware of some of the things you will need to be looking out for when you are searching for online work or starting your own business.
While it’s very, very hard to do, one of the “First” things you will have to learn is to discipline yourself concerning time management online and information overload.
So what do you do?
Make a list of the jobs you already know how to do; typing, computer, data entry, making phone calls for people and I’m sure there are many other things I have not thought of.
Make a list of things you would like to learn.
Maybe it’s a dream you have always had and now you have the chance but you also have to make that chance count for something; as in a paycheck or funds coming into the house for bills, etc.
Set a time limit for your research.
Use an egg timer or the Google Timer and set it to a certain amount of time to do your research on that subject. I would suggest no more than one hour on each topic.
In your research, make sure you talk to people who are involved already in what you are considering.
Don’t be afraid to ask questions if you don’t understand something.
Be cautious about email and opportunities offered to you that sound too good to be true.
In fact, 99% of them will be geared toward new, unsuspecting newcomers to online business.
They could be hoping you are not aware of all of the scams and fraudulent programs out there.
But there are plenty of reputable options for you, so go slowly and choose wisely.
Once you have decided on your next step, look for an affordable mentor and/or a coach to work with you so you get a good solid start to your new online business.
There is light and good news for you lucky women who are over 50.
There is no reason whatsoever that should stop you from recreating yourself in the online world, and for you to do exactly what you want to do and the way you want to do it.
The internet knows no age and your future is up to you.
Decide what you want to do;
learn how to do it, and do it well.
Show those who may have tried to talk you out of an online business what you are made of: “Determination and Dedication” leading to your eventual success.