I have spent the last year reflecting on what else I could do to challenge myself, to help stimulate my interests and to keep myself more mentally active.
I have already talked about preparing for retirement, the retirement process and making the best use of our time. But I want to do more and you should too.
Our lifetime is so precious. We need to contribute more to society as a whole. We need to help and serve people to keep busy during their retirement. Too much relaxation will tend to dull your senses.
I am personally going through that period of time in my retirement now where there is more time available to take action to stimulate the mind. Hopefully with something that’s exciting. Then it hit me. I have learned so much from my son’s entrepreneurial online business, I thought this might be of interest to many other retirees who are looking for something to increase their mental activity and to perhaps even supplement their retirement income with their own part-time online business.
So, I am changing the game for the next few blog postings. I plan to publish several posts on a streamlined approach to creating and running your own small online business. Granted I will be taking several lessons learned from my son’s successful business and simplifying these into a step by step approach which I will also be implementing along this journey on this very blog page.
We will all learn how to implement the following key elements of an online business:
- Researching and finding a niche market where your skills and knowledge can be shared
- Working with a partner, son or daughter to help motivate yourself
- Creating a blog on WordPress that will provide helpful information
- Developing actionable information lists
- Creating a lead magnet to attract new email subscribers
- Developing and publishing an eBook
- Marketing yourself and your brand
- Monetizing your blog
- Pricing your product
- Managing online payments
- Cloud accounting software
- Free software tools
- and so much more
The thing is….
The price of entry into an online business is so minimal – it’s unbelievable. There are so many tools available for the beginner and lots of them are free. I plan to provide detailed information on these tools and how to actually use them, because I will be implementing these same tools as I build my own online business. We will be experiencing the whole journey together. This should be fun and I do hope you too will be inspired to challenge yourself to learn something new and most of all, to share your knowledge and help others.