How To Build A Baby Boomer Home Business

Sad but true, 90% of the Baby Boomer population today does not have enough money to enter retirement. The average retiree needs to plan for 25-30 years in retirement and, for most people, it’s virtually impossible to save enough!

And if you’re like most Baby Boomers, you’re either in retirement or would like to retire soon, but don’t know how you can afford the lifestyle you’d like to maintain.baby boomer

This Has Got To Be The Best Business EVER For Boomers! And the Business I’m referring to is and Online Home Business. If you have always thought about a part time work-from-home business that can truly generate meaningful income without investing your hard earned savings, your timing could not be more perfect.

Don’t look now— but we Baby Boomers aren’t kids anymore. We’re now the Dads and Grandpas, the Moms and Grandmas that today’s Gen-Y kids roll their eyes at. They think we don’t know how to use a computer or an iPad. And we’re probably the last people anyone under 30 thinks would start a business.

Well, I have an announcement: we’re not dead yet! Boomers (born between 1946-1964) have been starting businesses at rates like never before. In fact, every one of the past 15 years, Boomers have had a higher rate of entrepreneurial activity than Gen-Y’ers.

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There are a number of reasons for this, my own non-scientific favorites are:

  • Boomers come from a self-reliant generation that’s not afraid of hard work
  • Boomers have a lifetime of experience they want to apply in their own businesses
  • 50 (even 60!) is the new 30!

How Do I Start Building My Baby Boomer Home Business?

The great news is, this has to be the best time ever to start a business. Because the internet has made the whole world our marketplace. Click Here to get your step by step guidance.

The business models that work best for Boomers these days all are internet-based. This means you can run our own business from your laptop from anywhere in the world, anytime of the day.

With that said, I want to introduce my friends, Susan and Chris Beesley. They are living the Ultimate Retirement Lifestyle using an amazing business platform through the power of e-commerce.

Now we all admit that the dream of retirement has always been to relax, travel have time freedom to do all the things you never could get to when you were raising a family, working a job, and maintaining a home. So what if I told you it is very possible to supplement your income by as much as you want. Write your own paycheck. And the best of all:

  • It’s Fun
  • It’s Simple
  • It’s Fast

Now Susan and Chris teach other people to do this as well. Many of their students are – you guessed it – Boomers!

That’s because this business is perfect for:

  • Retirees who aren’t content occupying the rocking chair or the golf course.
  • People who have given years to corporations, who now want to enjoy their families and still make great money.
  • Folks who put their passions on hold and now want time to pursue them.

Boomers love this business. Even those of you who — OK, I’ll admit it — AREN’T the best with technology.

Because even though it all takes place online, the business actually requires very little technical know-how. And a one on one coach is available to walk you through it all step-by-step.

I have used this amazing proven system myself and I am so happy a friend introduced it to me. I now have control of my future, rather than some corporate company paying me less than my worth.

What are you dreaming about for retirement? Are you well funded to live the lifestyle of your dreams?

Join me and thousands of others in the Ultimate Retirement Breakthrough, it’s not too late.

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How To Balance Daily Life and Your Business

As we all know, balancing your daily life and your business can be a challenge. Whether you work in your own home based business or a traditional 9-5 job, life can throw you some unexpected curves. Personal can through you off focus as well.

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Balancing Life and Business

This tends to cause a balancing act to get through your personal life and business life, especially when family is involved. Family matters come first and may stall your business for a bit. And that’s okay, most followers will understand your turmoil. No problem.

If this is not the case, often you have a daily plan in mind each day and try to stick to that plan but something totally out of your control makes the plan not go exactly as you wanted. So how can you handle this problem to ensure you are most productive and successful? As an Internet Marketer, staying on task and producing quality content to share, can make or break your road to success.

Unfortunately there is no way to give you more hours in the day, but you can help  make the most of the time you’ve got. Today we’ll explore how the most productive people manage to get so much done, and share surprising ways to squeeze a little more out of every moment. Excerpt from Fast Company 125 Magazine.

Recently I read an article that I found very interesting and wanted to share with you. This article “Secrets of the Most Productive People” from Fast Company 125 magazine, may help resolve your daily life turmoils. Check it out if you find interest.

One common element that these productive people shared was a daily plan that they stuck to stead fast. Here is a share of some of their “rituals”:

KEVIN HART Actor, Comedian, and Entrepreneur

On staying busy: “Once you’ve accomplished a goal, you’re all done. And I don’t ever want to be all done.” On collaborating: “I don’t walk into a meeting with a ‘me, me, me’ attitude. I walk in and say, ‘How do I become your partner?’ ”

Time he wakes up: Between 4:30 and 5:30 a.m.
First thing he does in the morning: “Get up, go to the gym. I’m probably in there for an hour to an hour and a half.”
Productivity tool: “Kevmoji. Kevmoji puts a constant smile on my face and helps me take text messaging to the next level.”
Most productive space: “I go onstage to figure things out. I’ll have a premise, a couple of beats, and I’ll go onstage and talk about the thoughts. That’s how I write.”
Time he goes to bed: “Depends on the day. Tonight, probably 11:30 or midnight.” —As told to Benjamin Svetkey

MARCO BIZZARI President and CEO, Gucci

“If [someone] makes a decision and they make a mistake, at least it keeps things moving. Everyone knows that I am always accessible. [I think of] my iPhone as an extension of my hand. The conversations I have [during the day] last between one and five minutes, never more than that, so that everyone knows they can always get an answer from me.”

Time he wakes up: “Around 7 a.m. But I have a problem with sleeping when I travel. I just came back from Japan and I think [I slept] five hours in five days. At a certain point, I collapse.”
Mantra: “ ‘No’ is not attractive. If someone has a new idea, I expect people to be open-minded.”
Worst habit: “I’m impatient. When my leg starts moving up and down, that is a signal that people need to speed up or change subjects. It’s kind of a joke at the company at this point: ‘Don’t move the leg, please don’t move the leg.’ ”
Most productive time: “When I run. My mind is free. I try to run for an hour three or four times a week.”
Time he goes to bed: “Around midnight.” —As told to J.J. McCorvey

SUNDAR PICHAI CEO, Google

“Nothing makes me happier than a product review in which I can sit with the team and they’re showing me something they’re building. Being able to react to it and think through, ‘When users get this, what will their feedback be?’ I’m always on a quest to do that better and do more of it.”

Time he wakes up: “6:45 to 7:30, depending on how late I stayed up.”
First thing he does in the morning: “Check my email, brush my teeth. Sometimes at the same time.”
Most productive space: “Anywhere that’s quiet and has large windows.”
Lunch routine: “I actually have two lunches: the first one at around noon, and then a sandwich at around 3 p.m.”
Motivational object: “The first Chromebook we ever made. It reminds me of the journey we’ve been on to make computing accessible for everyone.”
Daily breaks: “If I’m at work, I’ll take a walk. If I’m at home, I try to sit down and have a chat with my kids—I always learn something new.”
What he lets slide: “Personal emails. Sorry, Brian, I promise I’ll respond soon.”
Best habit: “Listen first, and ask why. Also, I’ve been told that I’m a voracious reader.”
Worst habit: “Eating sugary things when I’m stressed.”
Time he goes to bed: “Later than I should.” —As told to Harry McCracken

It is interesting to see that these highly productive people have strong mindset in their daily routines and stick to their daily life as planned. It is important to plan your daily life as well. I understand these people have a team that handles many tasks and you most likely do not.

Tip to becoming more productive: Start keeping a journal of your daily activities in 15 or 30 minute intervals for a week or two. Then review it to see could you have been more productive on certain days. As an internet marketer, productive actions will lead to much success. Staying on task is key.

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5 Myths Busted About Starting A Business

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Today I will share with you 5 Myths Busted about starting a business, that may be holding you back from taking Myths Bustedcontrol of your life. Honestly, I will tell you I believed many of these for years also. Finally after working years in Corporate America and going through several company reorganizations, I began to get serious.
Do you really want to count on Corporate America and Social Security to take care of you, when it is  your time to retire? Do you want to count on someone else securing your future?
We know now that whales and dolphins are not mermaids and that the world is not flat, but there was a period in time when those myths were accepted as fact. Similarly, there are myths built up around starting a business that simply aren’t true.
Here are 5 Myths Busted About Starting a Business (Solved) That I Used to Believe:
  • You have to know what you’re doing.
You actually don’t need to know exactly what you’re doing to get started. Time has proven that continuously. From Magellan, Einstein, Madame Curie, Steve Jobs and beyond, there was never an exact plan for the course ahead — just a general idea that something more was out there. Let your curiosity overpower the myth that you have to know exactly what you’re doing to get started.
  • You have to have a full business plan.
I personally don’t like giant business plans. Something simple that effectively outlines your mission, vision and marketing strategy efforts with a means of measuring your success and doing some split testing to see what is most attractive to your prospects and keep them coming back. You should be good to go.
I’ve witnesses many entrepreneurs get bogged down in the mud of insisting they need a full business plan to start their businesses, even going so far as to hire someone to write it before they begin. I’m of the belief that you should test out whether your business is even viable before you sink money into it.
Get a solid two-or three-page outline of your business plan and use that as a work in progress. Don’t get trapped in business plan analysis paralysis. Think through where to set goals and a expected timeline.
  • You have to start at the right time.
Wrong. The only timing that will ever be right is now. In fact, countless entrepreneurs have started their businesses at the worst possible times in history, and the worst possible time in their personal lives.
Entrepreneur and podcaster Pat Flynn started his first online business after the nearly simultaneous news that he was being laid off from his corporate gig and that his wife was pregnant with their first child. No one would likely choose that high-anxiety period in their personal life to start a business, but life tends to take us where we need to go.
Microsoft was founded in 1975 near the end of a recession and later re-incorporated in 1981, just as the recession of the 1980’s kicked off. These were two horrible times to start a business, but that hasn’t stopped Microsoft’s success.
The timing will never be right — that’s why you need to start right now.
  • You have to have a lot of money to start.
You don’t need a lot of money to get started. There’s a whole book by Eric Reis about why this is the case called The Lean Startup.
There are lots of ways to kick-off your business without a bunch of capital. One of the best ways to debunk this myth for yourself is to start micro-testing your product or service either on the side or in small batches to scale your growth incrementally. Big chunks of capital might help you grow faster, but sometimes a slow and steady growth rate can help you stabilize and get your business legs underneath you while your profit margins grow.
I highly recommend the book for ideas on how you can get started without spending a lot of money up front.
  • You have to hire staff.
This is one myth I quickly debunked when I started my first business. Staff is expensive to keep, cost time to manage and are in most ways the biggest expense any business will have on the books. The longer you can keep your business under your core leadership, the better.
Also, in my experience, when you can outsource to agencies or freelancers, for most businesses that’s almost always better. Keeping yourself free of staff overhead costs when you’re starting a business will help you be successful.
  • You have to work 24/7
I’ll be honest, Entrepreneurs tend to work long hours most days. In startup mode, that’s simply what’s required is you want to build a strong business. However, you have to be aware not only of your cash burn rate as a startup, but also your personal burn out rate.
If you grind yourself into the dust day after day without relief, you’re going to get sick and unhealthy, and that’s going to affect your success. You don’t have to work 24/7 to run a successful business. While you will need to work hard, and there will definitely be periods of seriously intense work, you also need to balance that with good sleep, good food, plenty of movement and some fun sometimes.
Entrepreneurship is hard work, but it’s supposed to be enjoyable, too.
  • You have to do it all.
This might appear to be similar to the earlier myth about not hiring staff, but the truth is that you don’t have to do it all in your business. It’s important to delegate and outsource some of the daily tasks and responsibilities of the business so you can have breathing space from time to time. Doing it all will mean burning yourself out and it’s a common mistake I see among new entrepreneurs. Keep your sanity and learn not to do it all.
I believe this information will bust the myths that are holding you back. Actually it is amazing the marketing tools that are available today, and fairly inexpensive to get a new home business started.
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