Is There a Legitimate Home Business Opportunity for a Woman Over 50?
September 23, 2022
Trying to get a job if you are a woman over 50 can be fraught with difficulties and disappointments. This is why many mature women prefer if they can to make an income from home. But is it equally as difficult to find a legitimate home business opportunity? Let’s take a look at some possibilities.
Online Home Business Opportunities
The number one way that appeals to most people considering starting a home business is working on the internet. With a computer you can work from home without needing a physical store, merchandise or staff. To get started earning on the internet you do not need specialist skills and anything that you do need to learn you can pick up as you go along.
Blogging Plus Affiliate Marketing Equals Cash
If you are a naturally chatty and outgoing woman with a passion or an interest in any particular area, this could be fashion, parenting, crafts, sports, pets, interior decorating or any one of thousands of topics then blogging could be the ideal home business for you.
There are several ways to start blogging. Probably the best is to get your own domain name (less than $10 for a year) and hosting (less than $10 a month), upload free WordPress software, select a theme and away you go. This sounds complicated but in fact it is quite simple and there are numerous tutorials available online to help you learn how to use WordPress. The reason this is probably the best, although not the simplest, way to start blogging is because you then have a piece of virtual real estate that you own, and later if you wish you can sell.
If you prefer you can easily get started blogging by using a free online service such as Blogger, which is owned by Google. You can always add your own domain name at a later date.
How to Make Money Blogging
Blogging is certainly a legitimate home business opportunity, but it is not enough to just write about what interests you. To make an income you will need to sell either products or services from your blog. You do not need to ship the products or provide the services yourself as there are plenty of businesses and suppliers who will be happy to pay you a commission if you sell their products from your blog. This is known as Affiliate Marketing.
So, for example, if you enjoy commenting on the latest fashions you could display pictures on your blog of the latest collection by a particular designer or a budget brand. Then when a visitor to your blog clicks on one of the images or links and goes on to buy an item from that supplier, you make money. To find a huge selection of different types of products to promote you can open an account at Commission Junction, Share-a-Sale or any of the other affiliate programs. Even Amazon and eBay accept partners or associates to promote their products.
This is just a very small sample of the type of legitimate home business opportunity you can choose. There are numerous opportunities available online and you should look around to find something to suit your interests and talents.