Do you know Seniors who are looking for a job online? When someone wants to start their own business in the offline world, there are usually hefty costs associated with the process. The entrepreneur may need to pay for a brick-and-mortar storefront, employees, and whatever product they’re stocking.
Online, seniors have the ability to start their own business for very little, if anything. Unfortunately, many get influenced by unscrupulous marketers who prey on the desperation of others and talk them into spending huge sums of money they can’t afford in order to learn the ropes of becoming an online entrepreneur.
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You Don’t Have to Take Out a Second Mortgage to Work Online
You don’t have to take out a second mortgage or charge up your credit cards to discover how to earn a good living online with a schedule that works for you, doing something you truly love.
There are at least five (probably more) methods that you can tap into where people or companies are paying you without the prerequisite that you spend a small fortune to get the ball rolling.
Seniors Can Get Paid to Be a Service Provider
One of the most daunting things about working for yourself online is having to put yourself out there as a brand or with a product. For those seniors who would rather work behind the scenes, becoming a service provider is the perfect income-earning solution.
It doesn’t cost you anything to offer your services. You can befriend fellow online marketers on using social networking sites and offer your services there at no cost. Many marketers hire people for help based on word of mouth.
It’s vital that you let people know what kinds of services you offer so that when they or their friends need help, they’ll know to turn to you. These kinds of recommendations often take place in private messages between friends, so make sure you get to know them and let them get to know you, too.
You Can Sign-Up on Fiverr for a Basic Account
If you want to level up with your exposure, you can certainly sign up for a basic account on a site like Fiverr or Upwork. Here, you can list a resume of sorts, letting people know what kinds of services you provide and what your fees are.
You can also launch your own inexpensive website to showcase your services. A web domain can be bought for under $12-15 per year and hosting can be purchased for as little as $6 a month.
What Kinds of Services Can a Senior Citizen Offer to Others Online?
There are many to choose from. It might depend on what area you feel your skills excel, but there’s something for everyone with the service provider business model.
Many Online Entrepreneurs Need Help with Their Customer Service Issues
Serving customers is one of the most important parts that occur with their business. The more they grow their brand, the more emails and tickets they get from customers who need help with an order or who have questions for them.
You would field these requests and answer people via email, delivering products they may not have been able to download, handling refunds or anything else the marketer doesn’t have time for.
If you’re skilled at graphics, then you might want to offer services to create the graphics a marketer needs for their social media, their sales pages, info products, and more. You don’t need fancy tools to be able to do this – just a knack for understanding what’s professional versus what looks like an amateur created it.
Ghostwriting for Successful Marketers Might Be a Good Path for Seniors
This is a valuable skill and needed if you are a natural at writing. Content creation is very time-consuming. The marketer would have to brainstorm, research and write – and many have neither the time nor the talent to handle this kind of endeavor.
If you offer ghostwriting services, you’ll probably be asked to write things like lead generation reports, email autoresponders, blog posts, eBooks, sales letters, and social networking posts.
Another service provider gig you can start is to be an affiliate manager for a marketer who launches their own products. While they’re busy creating their product, you can be the one who recruits and caters to the needs of their affiliates.
This would include doing some research to see who would promote it, reaching out to them to see if they’d be interested in doing so, and sending them all of the files and information they need to be successful with it.
What other jobs are available for Seniors on the web? You can learn more about them in my next post.