Retirement income ideas and adding a reason to get up in the morning. Let's look at a few ideas that can help fill a day with enthusiasm.
Why would you want to work in retirement anyway?
Work is something you do because you have to.
Certainly we don't want to go digging ditches or laying paving stones on a hot day. We want to do something that is easy and in our own time.
First of all a bit about me. Bordering on 80 years old, small business owner, consistent blogger averaging about 15,000 words a month, a couple of eBooks, Stock trader, Crypto convert, warrior for Global warming, grandfather to twelve, swimmer and fit in a 4lkm walk on most days.
Therefore you would say I am fairly productive. My problem is that I need to live a lot longer to do all the things I want to achieve.
Naturally I have a lot of friends around the same age, some working, many retired. Those that continue on with a demanding schedule are the better thinking of the lot.
Wasting away days and waiting for the end.
There will be time for that much later on. Whilst we still have the marbles let's do something with them, and get an outcome that we can be proud off.
Perhaps you can do a cross word or a colouring in book but what is the satisfaction level.
What you need is a bit of excitement, a buzz that gets you up in the morning, grabbing a sabre and rushing into the world with a purpose.
Having a project gives you purpose
First of all I shall take you to the dark side and talk about The Crypto market.
A bit like the stock market on steroids. It is the future of all that we do however it comes with high risk and higher rewards.
Throwing some play money at this will give you a bit of excitement and should earn a bit of coin along the way.
Think of it as building an asset that in a few years will increase greater than Real Estate and not shrink in value like cash.
If I have stretched you too far and you don't want to extend your brain outside a safe parameter we will move on to more things to consider.
What about a bit of writing
First off all it is hard to make a lot of money blogging until you are well down the road.
However it will release the creative you from under a rock. We all have something to say and this is an ideal way to unleash the budding writer.
It may be the start of a journey or an entry to something bigger that is your path to find.
How do you make money from blogging is a great question.
First off all I have acquaintances making five figures a month that becomes a recurring income so every month not just one time.
This is easy to learn and there is a whole bundle of training starting from a free base at Wealthy Affiliate. You can be up and going in a short time and furthermore know where you are heading and why you want to get there.
Retirement income ideas and getting paid
Affiliate income and advertising to generate funds
Affiliate income is being paid for passing a new customer to a sale by a partner.
A good example is having a link on a page to the great Amazon. Someone clicks on your link and goes to Amazon to look at a book or something bigger like a Running treadmill.
If they buy the product the Amazon pays you a commission being a percentage of the sale.
It might be a $2 on a book or $200 on a Treadmill. In the early years this was very lucrative however Amazon have really tightened the commissions so it is now a lot harder.
Every product you can think off has an affiliate offer.
Therefore if you want to write about Hairdressing ( as an example) you may recommend Scissors, dryers or even high priced chairs.
Off course throw in a bundle of products that people must use and you have quite a few opportunities.
Then the advertising revenue comes
When you get a bit of traffic, (people reading your blog), the advertisers will pay to pop up on your site.
You get paid for just clicks or a commission. The famous people with a million or more followers can earn millions of dollars this way. maybe you are the next one.
What is your input into the whole exercise
You are in charge. You are working when you want and at a pace that suits.
However you need to do a bit of training first. Learn to build a website and a bit about SEO and keywords before you blast off.
Hey this is a long term venture so let's start off the correct way so the road gets easier as you go.
Importantly none of it is hard. However learning the fundamentals is necessary to be successful. Again your starting point is Wealthy Affiliate.
If you play around on this site and look at some of the 400 odd posts I have written you will start to build ideas, like the all important “what to write about.
Retirement income ideas from a talking head
The talking head
This one is not for everyone however some of you will quite like the idea of telling your ideas live to a captive audience.
You Tube is a search Engine that people go to to get answers. They want someone to solve a problem for them.
An ex hairdresser( as a example) may talk about undercuts, Plats, Dreadlocks, types of colours, scalp conditions, equipment, product, kids etc. The list just goes on.
Doing a video is really simple. It may be with your computer, iPhone or a proper camera and mike.
The kids can do it so nothing is stopping you. Again money can be made the same ways as blogging in affiliate income of advertising revenue.
I watch a daily episode on the Crypto market. I pay the man $20 a month to get the most up to date information. James has several thousand followers so a nice little earn for him
I also watch others on You Tube where an add pops up every five or so minutes.
Start out by reading a bit about it at Vidnami a builder of Videos that make it possible for anyone.
Taking the easy route to success
We talked about learning the basics being a necessary start and many off you want hand holding.
There is nothing like a great Mentor to guide you on your way. However, and important, is that there are many ways to waste money searching the web.
It is full of scams and high priced commodities that teach nothing, but take a lot. Believe me I have a whole cupboard full of wasted time and money.
I have narrowed the field down to one guy that promises success. My Mate Roy Carter has been doing this for years and in fact is now retired to an island play ground to live the life.
Roy does not take on anyone however with my recommendation you have a chance of being accepted.
Concluding Retirement income ideas
In conclusion of chasing an income the easy way
This is just the tip of a massive market and a million ideas.
However I believe they are the easiest ways and provide the greatest opportunity to success.
Let not age stop you. I have friends in the mid eighties and over that are extremely productive. In fact one 85 year old lady in Alaska just converted her garage into a writers den. She wanted the perfect place to release her creative self so she built it. (including a big Fireplace )
There are opportunities in Social media and you will include these in your journey along with many others.
I have offered a bit of balance, the Crypto Gamble, the learning curve and a mentor to hold your hand. I use all three but take them one at a time and get them working before you move on.