Best Home Businesses for People 50+ [NOOK Book]

Overview

For the fastest-growing segment of our population, here is a comprehensive guide to starting and running a home-based business in midlife and retirement.



A baby boomer turns fifty every seven seconds, creating what will soon be the ...
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Overview

For the fastest-growing segment of our population, here is a comprehensive guide to starting and running a home-based business in midlife and retirement.



A baby boomer turns fifty every seven seconds, creating what will soon be the largest and most influential senior generation in history. These dynamic seniors have both a desire and a need to continue their working lives past the age when their parents retired.



Boomers have been the primary buyers of more than one million self-employment guides by Paul and Sarah Edwards-and they now have the perfect handbook to take them into the second half of life.



The Best Home Businesses for People 50+ features seventy comprehensive profiles that show how to select, start, run, and build a home-based business suited to the needs, talents, and ideals of the over-fifty generation. Each business listing-for careers ranging in diversity from Makeup Artist to Tax Preparer to Information Broker-addresses the concerns of boomers and seniors, including:



- Businesses that people 50+ can continue working in for 10-15 years.

- Businesses that supplement your retirement income.

- Businesses adaptable to a wide variety of locations.

- Businesses with flexible hours to allow for family, travel, and other priorities.

- Businesses suited to a broad range of health and wellness needs.



Profiles of successful business owners and a treasury of online and easy-to-access resources round out The Best Home Businesses for People 50+ to create an indispensable resource for this new generation of career-oriented seniors.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101143568
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 10/7/2004
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 432
  • Sales rank: 892,196
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

Paul and Sarah Edwards are the bestselling coauthors of numerous books, including Finding Your Perfect Work, The Best Home Businesses for the 21st Century, and Making Money in Cyberspace. They provide millions of people with informative and inspirational advice on self-employment through their radio and television shows, their online venues, and their popular newspaper and magazine columns.


Paul and Sarah Edwards are the bestselling coauthors of numerous books, including Finding Your Perfect Work, The Best Home Businesses for the 21st Century, and Making Money in Cyberspace. They provide millions of people with informative and inspirational advice on self-employment through their radio and television shows, their online venues, and their popular newspaper and magazine columns.
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Table of Contents

The Best Businesses for People 50+ Welcome to the Rest of Your Life...Your Way

Serving Business Clients
1. Bookkeeper
2. Consultant
3. Desktop Publisher
4. Editing and Other Editorial Services
5. Information Broker
6. Interim or Contract Executive
7. Mailing List Service
8. Medical Billing
9. Medical Coding
10. Medical Transcription
11. Secretarial and Office-Support Services
12. Technical Writer
13. Virtual Assistant

Seving Businesses and Consumers
14. Caretaking
15. Cleaning Service
16. Coach
17. Computer Consultant
18. Errand Service
19. Gift Basket Business
20. Makeup Artist
21. Mediator
22. Mobile Notary
23. Mobile Screen Installation and Repair
24. Personal Historian and Scrapbooking
25. Professional Investigator and Security Cunsultant
26. Professional Organizer
27. Restoration Services
28. Tax Preparer
29. Writing Coach and Writer

Helping Individuals and Families
30. Daily Money Manager
31. Direct Selling
32. Doula
33. Environmental Assessment and Inspection
34. Elder Care
35. Estate Sale Services
36. Facialist/Aestherician
37. Family Child care
38. Feng Shui Practitioner
39. Financial Planner
40. Fitness Trainer/Coach
41. Professional Gardening and Landscaping
42. Handyman
43. Home Inspector
44. Image Consultant
45. Personal Chef
46. Pet Groomer
47. Pet Taxi Sevice
48. Resume Writer
49. Tutoring
50. Web Merchant and Auction Trader
51. Wedding Consultant and Planner

Turning Your Hobby Into Income
52. Antiquing
53. Aromatherapy
54. Astrology
55. Basket Making and Chair Caning
56. Cake Baking and Decorating
57. Calligraphy
58. Candle Making
59. Ceramics
60. Chair Making
61. Dog Walking
62. Gardening and Growing Flowers, Food, and Herbs
63. Pet Party Service
64. Pet-Sitting
65. Pet Training
66. Photographer
67. Quilting
68. Sewing and Specialty Seamstress
69. Soap Making
70. Travel Services

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 4, 2004

    Helpful, Practical--A Great Investment in Your Future

    If you¿re over 50, or even just approaching that age, you¿ll want to read this book. Unfortunately, ageism is a very real issue, but the Edwards¿ explain how to turn this perceived drawback into a very strong asset. They identify jobs that are well suited to those 50+, including some you probably didn¿t think of (e.g., Wedding Planner, Daily Money Manager, etc.). Aside from the job descriptions, I really like the resources sections, which point you to places for more details. Highly recommended.

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