A computer and internet connection are basically what you need to get started with internet marketing. It grows with work and experience, so it may take some time to get your new business to the level you want but you can do it.
Facebook, Twitter and YouTube are social networking sites that can help you build communications experience and decide what specific market you want to target. You may even be interested in starting your own blog to attract traffic to your site.
Your past experience may have taught you skills that may be highly valued by others who may create a market for your business. Build a list of those interested in your knowledge and they will be your market for your new internet marketing business.
Even if you are not currently as skilled with computers as you feel you need to be for internet marketing, that is not a major problem. This is such a popular topic that there are many excellent books available online to teach you what you need. Many local colleges are also offering courses to teach seniors what they need to know to use the internet. Of course there are also many online tutorial courses as well.
It is also important for you to be able to use email and social sites like Facebook and Twitter to be able to find and serve customers. You can also learn a lot from Amazon by studying their ads and sales methods. This research can help you decide which methods you are most comfortable using. It can also help you decide if this is something you could enjoy doing.
In today’s economy many seniors need to supplement their retirement income to meet monthly needs or find some way to do without certain things. We all want to enjoy our retirement years without worrying about pinching every penny to just meet our basic needs every month.
Before the opportunities with the internet became available , seniors had a hard time finding part time jobs that weren’t too physically demanding. For those with a disability it was even much harder. Internet marketing is still work but you can do it from home and set your own hours.
Another attraction about internet marketing is that it has a low startup cost. If you’re reading this you are probably already set up with an internet connection and computer. If not, I believe all of the tv providers also offer internet service as an option at a reasonable cost.
Other costs are also reasonable: a domain name and web hosting plus any books or instruction on the type of internet market that most appeals to you.
Internet marketing is work and there are no guarantees but the opportunities and freedoms it offers are hard to match especially for disabled seniors.