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Author: Ingvar - Retiree In Training  


Working after retirement

Retirement Entrepreneurs


I am sure you have seen the sites where you are asked to enter in your zip code and you will then see a list of insurance companies that might offer you a deal on your health or car insurance.

I took a look at some of the companies that pays commission to us web guys when people submit their zip code and clicks on one of the insurance offers.

I set up ...
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How often in life do you sit before a blank canvas and imagine the myriad of possibilities?  In many ways, that is what the start of a retirement business can be.  To some, becoming an entrepreneur will be a very stressful experience.  Perhaps you have been an employee with a strict work schedule or a routine work load.  To others, entrepreneurship in retirement will be a welcomed and long anticipated major milestone in your life’s ...


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Becoming an entrepreneur in retirement has become a popular choice for many people who have the desire to expand their life learned skills and have an abundance of credibility and experience. 

Depending on your venture, an obvious place to focus your business is with your contemporaries, in this case the baby boomers and others fast approaching retirement.  Having become an entrepreneur in your retirement, you have an innate understanding of this generation’s wants ...


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What distinguish a small business owner from a real entrepreneur? Starting and running a small business in retirement is not that difficult on a small scale. If you have some cash and a lot of previous knowledge you could soon find yourself owning a store, an online business or a consulting practice. Making a reasonable living at it.

However, there are some people out there that are real entrepreneurs. They go much further than ...

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life coachingI have been thinking about this for a while since I came across a course about becoming a life coach. You probably know someone who is a life coach - or someone who uses one.

It's an intriguing concept. A coach (personal coach, life coach, business coach and others) is a person who helps another person (the client) achieve certain goals. For us with tons of experience, I believe we can offer ...
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Of course your retirement business should be "Part-Time". You are retired from your day job. Why would you want to go back to the grind of a full time job? Keep in mind, if your business is so much fun and exiting that the hours just vanish into thin air - it's OK. Then it's a life style.

What is part-time to you? 10 hours a week? 20? This should be part of your ...
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Like many budding retirement entrepreneurs you want to start a business. Any business. You might have a plan already, you know what business you want. Retail? Online - whatever. Here's what you need to ask yourself:

Are you able to weather the economic roller coaster? All businesses experience ups and downs. The ups are great, the down painful. Do you have enough money to handle the downs? Are you emotionally ready for the down ...
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In a conventional business like a retail shop you buy stuff at a price and sell it for a higher price. Simple. Out of the difference you pay yourself and other expenses.

In the Internet world like blogs and websites traffic - visitors interested in your site's content is the currency. You monetize the site by either displaying ads and get paid per click or you are an affiliate earning a commission each time ...
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What? Did I say FREE? Indeed. Many personal service individual use free seminars as a marketing tool. Sure, I'd like to be a famous speaker that gets hired for many thousands of dollars to speak for 30 minutes. Actually, I have done a bit of that, nothing big. However, I have in the past set up dozens of small, community seminars on topics that were related to my business.

Let's say you ...
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I have used an iPhone for about a year and love it. I am of course a tekkie. I got hooked on some very useful apps right away, and now we got an iPad as well. The question that came up is how to make money with mobile apps? One way is to create an app and sell it. Like a guy in Norway who created a flashlight app one evening and have sold thousands ...
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