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Author: Ingvar - Retiree In Training  


Working after retirement

Monthly Archives: DECEMBER 2010



Using Press Releases As A SEO Tool

A traditional press release is a newsworthy one-page information sheet businesses send out to the media such as ...


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Distributing press releases is big business. Just look at PRWeb, he started at home and sold his company for 28 million and change just after a few years. I actually know the guy, he lived not to far from me for a while. Anyway, I have done some research on this and will explore further but I think it is a viable option to start a press release service. Some computer knowledge is needed, but ...
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It's simple. Your own network of contacts is always a great starting point. But I would advice to approach them carefully. I know several people, one an establish attorney - who got coerced into believing that multilevel marketing was the retirement savior. He went out to everyone and preached. I think he lost most of his close friends because he didn't take no for an answer.

Take a look at your business. Is ...
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In this day and age we want things right away. I talk about making money from websites (my main source of income) and you want to know "how fast can I make money?"

The absolute fastest way is:

  • Set up a blog using WordPress on your own domain name with your niche keywords in it
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The basic premise for Twitter is to share short updates with your followers. For a company it can be a brand builder. Pepsi and other major companies use it for contests and coupons.

For a small business, or a personal service firm Being on Twitter can work, although it's not that easy. For the simple reason that most people reading Twitter posts do not want to be "sold". They tend to ignore sales pitches. ...
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Here’s a fun and easy self-test adapted from one developed by USA Today’s Jim Hopkins:

1.  Did you franchise your lemonade stand when you were eight years old (in other words, have you  tried other ventures, perhaps even at an early age)?

2. Do you have "entrepreneurial genes” (did you grow up around a business such as a farm or store  that was operated by parents, family, or close mentors)?

3. Are ...
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Good for you. You have to have a reason to want to work after retirement. If you are able to, and can afford the retired life you want - why bother even thinking about working? Even if you want to be active and involved - you can volunteer, race dragon boats (like me), or do what one Vancouver retiree did after a long and distinguished career - hit the beach. He was asked a year ...
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One thing to consider when you operate a business in retirement is to work with your spouse or other family members. This will allow you to work your business while keeping in contact with family. Paying family members can be a bit of an issue tax-wise, but your accountant can help you there.

Working with family members OR bringing them in as partners can also help spread the risk and raise more starting capital ...
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Google is now indexing videos in a big way. Using video on websites as a marketing tool is just starting. Especially professional services firms such as lawyers are starting to record short (1-2 min) videos of themselves talking about their services. It works. As with blogs - videos are now quickly indexed by search engines and show up at the top of results listings. This is good news. Because..???

Because it opens up a ...
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Self-employed people usually spend much more time and long hours than they did working for someone else. Most of the time it takes lots of planning and action to get a business going. Part of your planning should be to do an analysis of the time you will need to operate this business. If it is a store - opening hours and can you afford staff. In addition to being in the store serving customers ...
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