Retired couples are finding that the Internet can provide ways to embark on a family business plan they can be proud of and that will leave a legacy for their kids and grandkids that they may not have been able to accomplish in previous years.
Rather than devote their time to playing golf or lying around all day, couples are opting to build online businesses that can help them supplement their retirement incomes. This may occur out of necessity (didn’t save enough for retirement) or to provide them with luxuries such as travel income.
Starting a new business can be daunting, but by building a business on the Internet, the startup costs are next to nothing and both can work at something that reflects their interests and time constraints.
Senior couples thinking about starting an Internet marketing business should consider their acquired skills, hobbies they’ve honed and how they can share their knowledge with others.
Digital publishing and coaching skills are two of the major job markets on the ‘net and seniors are ripe to take advantage of them. The couple has existing knowledge that can be used immediately and that gives them time and ability to devote their efforts to learning how to run an online business.
Some couples are opting to build a family legacy together by forming one business and others choose to build separate niches. Whatever method they choose to build a family business, they can work together to brainstorm ideas and gather knowledge.
Working from home is also a plus for developing an online business. Many seniors don’t have the flexibility of commuting to a job – and being part of today’s traffic problem in most areas isn’t what they dreamed of in their retirement years.
A small portion of a senior couple’s home can be set aside for office space and even deducted from taxes if needed at the end of the year. Equipment and services such as computers and applications may also be counted as deductions for your business income.
When senior couples harness the incredible power of the Internet, they’re able to reach customers on a worldwide basis rather than opening an offline business which may depend on passersby or word-of-mouth.
Research online to find a niche that would be good for a couple with similar interests and skills. Or, you may or choose to embark on an individual business if you have varying skills.
Developing an online business is one of the best ways for couples to supplement incomes during retirement years and you can then leave it to your children as part of your estate.