Small Business for Retirement

Hello!  Welcome to the new Small Business section of my website.  

The purpose is to help retirees work, from home, with their computer. We can start our own small businesses with blogs or websites, do jobs for others, write... There are many opportunities out there.

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Back to Online Businesses for Retirees...


I totally believe that retirees have the perfect scenario for working online:

  • Lots of extra time
  • Need mental challenges
  • Lifetime of knowledge to share
  • Extra retirement income is always appreciated

I’ve spent the last ten years online, with several websites, and it's always fun!  I love meeting new people, and I love new challenges that my websites bring. 

THIS is my Business In A Box:

All you need is a computer. Period. Take your business anywhere you go! That's the beauty of an online business!

Ebooks, Audio, Video, Website/Blog, Email... all communication tools to have fun while earning income!

Let me help you get a blog online, and do it correctly so there is a potential for income. You can also follow along even if you’d prefer a free blog (for fun). It’s relatively simple to do a blog, so why not?

Profit or Fun -- that's completely up to you!  

I Retired to the Internet and  you can too!

P.S. Read about my NAMS Conference here. Fun!

STEP 1: Why Blog? Passive  Income Explained

First, let's explore WHY you want to consider a website or blog. It's about how to build passive income online.

STEP 2. You Need a Niche (website/blog topic)

Now, do you have a niche to write about?  Do the research first, if you want an income later. Try my free workshop: Discover Your Niche here.

STEP 3. How serious are you?  Free or Paid?  Blog or Website?

OK -- you know why you need a website/blog, and there are many choices. The first decision is free or paid blogs?

The three I recommend are:

  • If you are bloggin for fun, go with a free blog using  Free blogs are mostly like blogs you pay for... except there is no income and you don't "own" the domain name.
  • Paid Blogs can be income producing blogs. If you intend to explore passive income, now or later, you need to buy a blog... where else can you start a business so cheaply?
  • SBI (by Sitesell) is my favorite all-time website provider. I've used this provider for over ten years now, at $300/year (no changes ever). They provide it all in-house, keyword searches, drag and drop pages, just a beautiful set up that I highly recommend. is done using SBI. Read about how I retired to the internet here.   Wow.. found another post on what SBI does for me!

STEP 4. Writing

Need some Online Writing Tips to get you started?  You can even make a blog, for income, and never even write... read more.

More Online Opportunities

Here are more ideas for you. These are for those who don't want to try a blog but who do want additional retirement income.

Online Retirement Opportunities

Online Biz Coach?

Can I help you start and grow your business online? Write to me using the Retirement Coach page, and just say you want to chat about business coaching, ok?

Let's Talk Online Businesses...

Share your thoughts here... Do you work online? If not, why not? don't need income? too scared to work online, why? not a writer? nothing to share with others? Questions and Answers here!

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