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and working after retirement.


Author: Ingvar - Retiree In Training  


Working after retirement


Unless you are wealthy and do not need extra money, and are fully satisfied with your retired life - more than 50% of retirees start a business - and more and more pre-retirees go on their own. Here are some reasons why:

You will never get laid off. Being your own boss, you can't be fired. Sure, you can fail, but it's on you. Only you can decide to quit or not.

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There's a lot of hype over government grants. Yes, there are thousands of grants available for all sorts of individuals and businesses. No, they are not easy to get, and not everyone qualifies. Grant money is funded by taxpayers and the requirements can be stringent. However, if your situation fits - there are numerous possibilities to obtain grants you don't have to repay. For your business, research or home renovations.

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If you are using FaceBook I am sure you have noticed the ads to the left of the window. These ads are mostly pay-per-click ads meaning when someone clicks on the ad and ends up on the advertiser's website the advertiser pays. Pretty well anyone can advertise on FaceBook. It's easy, but can get expensive really quickly. If you are selling a service or product you can either use your existing website as the ad ...
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Everybody has a hobby. Or they should. By the time you get to retirement age you might be considered an expert in your hobby. After all these years learning and enjoying. How can you make a few bucks with your hobby? Not that difficult. The challenge is that although it is easy to make walking around money, it is more difficult to turn it into a business. But why would you? Moving from a hobby ...
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Adrenaline and endorphins are our friends. I really don't know if I could endure doing anything worthwhile if I didn't get exited about it. Sometimes I have to do boring stuff, but that's ok. As long as it is in small amounts.

Yes, I chase the highs. I get outright giggly when I see a website turn more revenues than last months. And agonize when it drops. This morning I came across a great ...
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Being a realtor sound sooo good. Especially if you like homes and people. Imagine, show people who really want to buy a new home selected properties and if they buy - you make thousands. Or help them sell their homes at a good price. Well, I am here to discourage you from even thinking about it.

There are some challenges. And I sort of know, I have been very close to a realtor for ...
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As an Internet marketer there are two yardsticks I use as signs of success: site traffic and earnings. Watching traffic grow and the associated income from a site is rewarding, but checking too often often leads to short term excitement or disappointment. And for me - with hundreds of sites - it's becoming a problem. I have designed a custom program tracking all my sites, it updates traffic stats from the servers monthly. I can't ...
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Welcome to 2011! I hope this year will be healthy and prosperous for all of us.

This is the year when the first baby boomers turn 65. And taking pension benefits. The rate of which boomers will join the retirement ranks is astounding. From this point on between US and Canada 11,000 will turn 65 PER DAY! You do the math, but the growth is scary. So another reason not to count on your ...
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If you have a blog or thinking of setting one up - the only way it will ever get the traffic you need to make any money is to feed it with unique blog posts pretty well every day. It gets tedious, but that's the way it is. One way to do this is to write many blog posts in in one sitting and feed them daily. Or, of you are using WordPress as the ...
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These are the top business to start in retirement in 2011 based on some research and surfing the blogs:

Candy. Yes, good old fashioned candy. Candy is comfort food and won't go away even in a deep recession. Retail sales of candy increased 30% last year in spite of the doom and gloom.

iPhone Apps. Last summer Apple launched the App store which topped $30 million the first month. It is projected to ...
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