Jobs 50 And Over

Nick Chapman By Nick Chapman, 4th Mar 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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A positive article regarding the exciting oppotunities for the over 50s and or disabled people in Internet Marketing

Even Storm Clouds Have silver Linings...

Thanks largely to greedy bankers and ineffectual government, many are now facing a dire financial future, with little prospect of an improvement anytime soon. Indeed, Mervyn King, governor of the Bank of England, has said that people will be feeling the effects of this fiscal crisis for a long time to come. Soaring prices, increased taxation, swingeing, vicious and completely unfair cuts to public spending all bode well to add to the misery.

There is massive completion in the job market and those of us who have been laid off, are disabled or unemployed and also past our first (and possibly second…!) flush of youth are going to be hit hard.

Anyway, before I start to depress us all, I want to say there are still exciting and lucrative opportunities for us, - jobs 50 and over, jobs for people with disability, jobs for the laid off …if we take the initiative and create them.

Many of us oldies have learned to master a computer and are still compos mentis enough to learn new skills and new ways of doing things. I’m living proof of that!

Online spending is massive and continuing to grow. In Europe alone online sales are expected to increase by 13% this year. (STATS)
Online sales in Western Europe are expected to increase more than 13% to €92 billion in 2011, after growing 18% to €81 billion in 2010.
Forrester Research predict online sales will increase 10% year-over-year from now until 2015.

The total number of online buyers in Europe,

( which includes the EU-17 (Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the U.K.)

grew by 18% from 2009 to 2010, and is expected to grow from 157 million to 205 million.

Currently, 57% of European adults buy online, up 13.4 million (9%) from 2009.
The average European online shopper spent €517 online in 2010, excluding travel &
financial services products. The British spent the most online (€871 per person).
European adults are expected to spend €652 on average in 2015.

This is where we can create our own opportunities and earn some decent money for Ourselves- through online marketing.

With a willingness to put in the necessary effort- (don’t be fooled by
the many ‘Get-Rich-Quick’ promises out there- there are a lot of shysters willing to take your money by promising such things), coupled with a bit of old fashioned gumption, some sound advice and guidance, creating your own online marketing business is both possible and doable.

Sometimes, negative situations that cause us distress and which we might be tempted to think are our undoing, can prove (if you make the choice) to be the exact opposite- a fantastic, golden opportunity. You just need to reframe the situation in the positive.

If life hands you a bag of lemons, you can complain that you wanted oranges, or you could make some delicious lemonade!!

Jobs 50 and over

Check out my web site and blog below- they might just give you some ideas & encouragement…!

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author avatar Nick Chapman
I am a former psychiatric nurse turned freelance writer and have a wide range of interests and experiences.
I cannot remember a time when I haven't written.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
26th Jan 2015 (#)

We should dig deeper to find our passion and try to make a living out of it whatever the age - it is never too late - siva

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author avatar Kelli Cline
22nd Sep 2017 (#)

Hi Nick! I'm trying to reach you to license a parrot video of yours we found online. My company ( sources internet content for brands and ad agencies and we'd like to talk you about a UNICEF project...please email me ASAP at is a real opportunity to earn $250! Hope to hear from you!! ~Kelli

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