NOTE: This is a part of a new series of articles about money and stress, which has been a big concern for readers here. For more help on the subject of bringing more money into your life, using the Law of Attraction and EFT, read 10-Day Money Makeover.
Perhaps the people most affected by the problems with the economy are those who are preparing to retire in the near future. Many people woke up to find that one day their stock portfolio had been reduced by half or even more. And when retirement is only a few years away, it can be devastating to take such a loss.
If you’re in this group of people, you may be wondering how you’re going to retire or stay in retirement. However, you don’t have to resort to reentering the workforce in order to replace what was lost.
There are many opportunities to make money by working online from home. This allows you to supplement your retirement income without having to go back to the daily grind. Working online allows you to work in your pajamas, work late at night, or work early in the morning. You can make it fit your schedule completely.
It typically doesn’t require a big investment either. The biggest expenditure will be making sure you have a good computer and internet connection to get going with your online work. You’ll also need to do a little research to find out exactly how you want to work online.
Many people are successful with affiliate marketing programs that allow you to make a cut of money by promoting other people’s products. You don’t have to create an original product; you just work to help sell it. When someone buys it through your efforts, you receive a percentage of the product.
Internet marketing offers many other opportunities as well. For example, you can market yourself as a service provider and get paid for services such as writing, graphic design, and web design.
You can also create a membership site where you offer products such as digital downloads. Info product sales is another area where you can make money online. You can offer a tangible product or digital downloads such as eBooks and other online packages.
You may wonder how to get started, but it’s actually not as difficult as you think. Looking at message boards and forums you can find out what topics are selling well. You can also get mentorship from gurus in the field on sites like the Warrior Forum.
Becoming a service provider is also possible by using forums or selling your services on Elance. Working online will allow you to replace the retirement you lost and supplement your income enough to live more comfortably.