Self Employed Opportunities for Retirees

If you're retired and relying on your pension or retirement savings to support your lifestyle then most likely you've taken a major hit over the last 2 years with the global crisis and financial meltdown severely affecting the savings of most retirees. So are there any self employed opportunities for retirees out there? Many soon-to-be retirees have also delayed their retirement because their golden nest egg is no longer as big as it used to be. To make matters worse interest rates across the globe are at their lowest in decades which does not help the situation.

As a financial adviser I have been at the coalface experiencing this situation with many retired or soon-to-be retired clients. It comes as no surprise that many retirees have been forced back in to the workforce to supplement their income. Many of them take up casual or part-time work in jobs paying minimal income and some even going back to their main career or taking on study courses to improve their chances.

But the most popular area where retirees are looking for income is on the internet. It seems the internet offers not only working people but also retirees the opportunity to earn a decent part time income and in many cases a substantial 6 figure income. There are many examples of this happening on the internet. Through my own online business I met a 75 y.o. grandmother who knew nothing about computers, let alone the internet, and in the space of 2 years is earning a substantial monthly income that many board room executives would be envious of.

The fact is there are plenty of self employed opportunities for retirees available on the internet and what better way is there to earn additional income than having a home based business? The beauty about running an online business is that you can do it from anywhere. Want to go away for your annual holiday to escape the winter? No problems. You can take your business with you and continue to earn income even while on holidays.

I'm not talking about working 9-5 either when you are on holidays. Most of the better online business opportunities have completely automated marketing systems which generate leads and income for you 24/7.

We cannot do much about the global crisis but if you are retired or planning to retire soon and need to boost your income then you owe it to yourself to look into the many self employed opportunities for retirees available on the internet.


Rob Bourne has been involved in the financial services industry for over 35 years. As a practising financial adviser he focuses on the need for practical and down to earth financial education. The aim is to educate people through financial education so they can take control of their own financial future. Visit Rob's website here for more information on business opportunities, investing and financial education or the complete guide to superannuation a...

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