I really don’t believe that its ever too late to start thinking about setting up an online business or indeed considering or taking action to learn something new. Baby boomers from the 1960 era are in the difficult position of either facing ruin as a result of the recent recession or have watched their pension returns dwindle dramatically.
Many people in their late 50’s and early 60’s who were looking forward to retiring early are unable to retire like previous generations with a fat pension and the gold watch as they recline in a chair for the rest of their lives. Boomers are finding that they have to be active, both mentally and physically, and having been forced to continue making up for recent years are leaving their own footprints on the world.
Best of all, many within this generation are enjoying the innate freedom that comes from being an online entrepreneur. From recent statistics it is estimated that there are in excess of 80 million baby boomers and that boomers are meeting their retirement years with entrepreneurial mindsets.
They’re using the computer and the ‘net to restart their lives and supplement their incomes. This freedom stems from not only having more time to devote to other pursuits besides work and focusing on making money for their retirement but also because they have to continue working to make ends meet and to top up their pension.
Instead, they’re making money and concentrating on building businesses that they can be proud of and learn from. These new retirees are used to making an impact on the world in which they live and now they’re redefining retirement by becoming successful online entrepreneurs.
This generation enjoy the traveling and setting their own hours that being an online entrepreneur affords them and also realizing a life-long desire of owning their own businesses.
These days surprisingly, most boomers are completely comfortable with computers and the Internet, which gives them a huge advantage in starting an online business. As past employees of various companies that use computers, they’ve learned and honed the skills necessary to work online and the knowledge they lack in generating an income can be klearnt on internet marketing courses.
Boomers no longer have to risk their life savings to open a shop however they can spend lesser sums gaining the knowledge and skills they need to begin a business. What they learn now will see them comfortably through their retirement years if they use that knowledge wisely.
Building and nurturing online businesses also boost the boomers’ enthusiasm for life and excitement about owning their own businesses and supplementing their retirement incomes enough to enjoy their retirement years rather than dread them.
Information exists to help the new online entrepreneur overcome hurdles and gather knowledge about starting an online business. Make sure you double check any information and beware of online scams that offer immediate success.
Financial growth, security and the freedom to set your own hours and determine your own wealth are just some of the reasons that baby boomers are flocking to the Internet to become online entrepreneurs.