The Internet has become a very powerful means of instant communication but unfortunately a large segment of the Seniors who have plenty of time in their hands are not making the best use of it. Hence they are missing a lot of fun, entertainment and the opportunity to earn a full time or part time income by operating an Internet Home Based Business.
Practical Internet Home Based Business Ideas, for the Young and 50+ Entrepreneurs.
Author: Kanaga Siva
In the US alone there are over 50 million Internet users who are over 50 years of age and of these over 34 million are Senior Citizens. It is estimated that 2/3 of the adults between 50-65 years use the Internet.
In spite of the tremendous advantage the youth of today have over the Seniors in handling the computer, the internet and the website, there are great Internet Home Based Business opportunities that can be taken up and operated successfully by the Seniors and mature internet entrepreneurs along with the younger entrepreneurs.
The experience, expertise, maturity of thought and academic qualifications of the mature entrepreneurs are often sought after by individuals and specialized agencies and in fact they are often considered to be the right people for certain types of jobs.
Given below are some of the Internet Home Based Business Ideas suitable for all entrepreneurs irrespective of age if they possess the knowledge and expertise.
1. eBook Publisher.
One of the items that are very popular in the internet world is eBooks. Mature and experienced people often have specialized knowledge in their own field of activity. A great opportunity is open for them to publish eBooks in their field of expertise and market them along with the younger entrepreneurs.
2. Freelance Writer/Copywriter.
Many top executives need vital information such as intelligence gathering regarding competitors, statistics, etc. for the preparation of reports and for Presentations but unfortunately they do not have the time to gather this information and hence require the services of Freelance writers and Copywriters.
In addition there are great opportunities for writing articles for Magazines, as Ghost writers and writing Content for Websites, Newsletters, and Press Releases,
3. Virtual Assistant.
There is a great demand for people who posses top organizational and administrative skills to work as a Virtual Assistant. You can work from your own office as an independent contractor and help other businesses to succeed. Quite often the services of a virtual assistant are required during after-hours or weekend hours for the last minute completion of a project and your availability is what matters most.
4. Personal and Business Coach.
Personal and Business coaching is a fast growing profession.
Personal and business coaching is an ongoing professional relationship that helps people produce extraordinary results in their lives, careers, businesses or organizations. You can make use of your own experience and expertise and start a career as a personal coach.
5. Online Surveys.
The development of the internet in recent years has spawned several internet business opportunities. one that is very popular among the younger entrepreneurs and suitable for the Seniors is online surveys. Knowledge of the internet is sufficient to participate in online surveys and generate an additional income.
6. Online Auctions.
Online Auctions like eBay is another great internet business opportunity available for the seniors to actively participate in. Unlike most young entrepreneurs who participate in online auctions on a part time basis, the Seniors have plenty of time in their hands to play an active role and generate a substantial income by buying and selling products.
The above Practical Internet Home Based Business Ideas are there right in front of us. Age is no barrier. The money is there to be made either full time or part time. Your decision to get started and succeed is what matters now.
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About the author:
Copyright © 2005 Kanaga Siva.
Kanaga Siva has a wealth of experience in Marketing and also running his own Home Based Business.You are welcome to visit his Free Home-Based Business website for Articles, Resources, Ideas and Advise to start a Home Based Business and enroll for his Free Newsletter. http://www.business-fromhome.com
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