The Best Jobs for People over 50

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How to find a job after 50?

How to survive without a job at 50 years old?  

As a woman in my 50’s + “a little,” I have demonstrated my resourcefulness and resilience throughout my life.  I’ve become, or maybe I should say we women have become experts at doing things for the first time.

Some have earned degrees, some raised families and earned degrees as well, managed our careers, and traveled alone.  Now as we are near the 60s, many of us are facing our greatest challenge. 

Yes, and it is 

work from home 50s

How to survive and thrive without a job?

One option is to start an online business. But, despite a lifetime of experience, many of us lack the confidence to get started. If you are thinking about starting a business in retirement, it is essential, to begin with, your mindset… Mindset!  I mean that you will need to think positively, write your goals, write a plan, be positive in your writing.

You can decide to work online becoming a Freelance or just a writing job from home or become a Freight AgentWork home online jobs!

But here we will talk about open an affiliate Online Business.

I’m not talking about opening a business, getting stock, sales, no not that old kind of business, I’m talking about online business, affiliate marketing, selling pictures, promoting products, writing ebooks, helping people to do so.

Sure, it’s a lot of work and a lot of hours, but one thing that should not stop you is… Your age!

Heads up: My posts may contain affiliate links! If you buy something through one of those links,  You won’t pay a penny more, but I’ll get a small commission, which helps keep the lights on. Thanks!

Write a Plan, and choose with your heart!  

WHAT IS A BUSINESS PLAN: A business plan is a formal written document containing business goals, the methods on how these goals can be attained, and the time frame within which these goals need to be achieved. It also describes the nature of the business, background information on the organization, the organization’s financial projections, and the strategies it intends to implement to achieve the stated targets. In its entirety, this document serves as a road map that provides direction to the business. (from Wikipedia).

Starting your Plan, it is critical to decide what are your goals, and what is your knowledge? 

10 tips for starting own your business


What would you like to talk about in your Online Business?

Starting a business will influence everything else that you do. Is your goal to make a substantial survival income? Do you just want to bring in a little extra cash to supplement your income? Or, perhaps you want to but, in most cases, it is enough to start by writing your plan around a few key questions:

  1. What are your goals for the project?
  2. How will you measure your success?
  3. What help can I bring to our customers?
  4. Who are your potential customers?
  5. Where do they go for information?
  6. Who are your competitors?
  7. What do they do, what can you do better?
  8. What is your product or service and how will you tell people about your product?
  9. How much money will you need to get off the ground?
  10. Where can you get practical advice and emotional support?

When starting your online business, I suggest reading and revisit these questions you will be in a much better position than 90% of the people of any age who try to have an online business.


Start a Business Doing Something That You Really Love  

Starting a business is hard, you need motivation and good motivation is the choice you make for your online business is that it’s in an area that you already are passionate about. (question#8).

Never let anyone tell you that your passion is too specific. The fact is that some of the best small business ideas serve niche audiences. 

Such as opening a vintage hat store, if that’s what you love!  Or, perhaps you’re a great cook and want to give your recipe write them and how to do it? Or you know about car mechanics, make a video on how to repair a starter?  Share your passion with the world, there is no limit to the number of small business ideas for people over the 50s and 60s.

Ironically, you have a much better chance to succeed financially if you build your business around your passions.



Get Emotional and Practical Support from Your Network

You will need to make networking a priority.  Ask business colleagues, friends for guidance.  Give them specific things to help you with.  It’s time to update your profile on Linkedin recently, on Facebook, Instagram, and others you have. Media social will become a good tool to work with.  

Surrounding yourself with positive people can make a huge difference in your life.

Give Yourself Credit for Your Experiences and Skills!   

Many women of my generation are modest when assessing their own skills. We don’t like to brag. Now is the time to remind yourself of just how talented you really are. You have accomplished more than you give yourself credit for. If you need a little extra inspiration, on how to improve your self-confidence. (

Remember that Success is All in Your Head! 

Reflect on why you want to start a company and what might be holding you back. You have a lifetime of experience to apply to your new business. Now is the time of your life to do the things that you love. If you can build a successful business around your passions, so much the better!

If you considered starting a new business, here we have the best platform, with a Coach, a positive community of people, and  Experts that will help you achieve your goals.



Thank you for reading, and when you decide to start your business with us at Wealthy Affiliate, I’ll be there for you if you need anything or have any questions leave a comment below.

All the Best!

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14 Replies to “The Best Jobs for People over 50”

  1. Starting a business doing something you enjoy is the way to go in my opinion. There are so many fun ways to make money and it is also easy to scale as well as diversify with additional streams of income. Thanks for your interesting article.

    1. Hi Joseph, Your right I found so many ways to make money since I’m with Wealthy Affiliate. Even game where I make little money just playing for my breaks, games that I’m going to talk about later in this site. Of courses, the best way for people is by affiliate marketing and Wealthy affiliate help us achieve that.
      Thank you for your comment it is very appreciate

  2. As a person now in my mid-to-late 50s I’m doing just that. Only thing is I already have a full time job but now its time to prepare for a working retirement I can do in the comfort of my own home.
    Those 10 questions are very important for choosing your path and making your business work.
    Affiliate marketing is great because what you get out of it is what you put in it. If you don’t do any work, you won’t get any results. So, you’ve got to do the work and follow your plan.

    1. Hello Lee, Yes that right, you need to do the work to get results. After the hard work, training, building, and creating content, the easy work comes because you only need to answer to your customers and write one post a day that is not very hard work and it takes only maybe 2 hours of your day and that it the work is done. And all that from your home so after those 2 hours, all the rest of the day is free for you to enjoy.
      Thank you Lee for your comment

  3. Hi Lyne,

    I love your write and it very well details simplistically for women within that age to get started after retirement. Everything is possible after retirement and can get better with something one is passionate about.

    1. Hello Wilfred, yes if you choose something that you’re passionate to talk about the work is easier to do because you have knowledge of what you want your customers to read. Here my only regret is that I should have done that sooner than in my 50s.
      thank you

  4. Thank you for creating such amazing content and I encourage you to keep it up. I’ve been reading your blog for such a long time and every time it ceases to amaze me.

    PS: Age is just a number!

    1. Hello Gorjan, Thank you for such an amazing comment. It’s funny some days you feel like a little down and received a comment like this one give so much encouragement to go on continued your work.
      Thank you it is very appreciated

  5. You are right with what you have said and I believe that no matter what age even 50 and over you can have success because it is all in the mind and what better way to have success than to start a business of your own where you make the rules and work at your paste. Thanks so much for sharing.

    1. Hi Norman, the age really doesn’t matter for affiliate marketing your just need to put your mind to it. For my own business that I start before marketing wasn’t really going well since I learn keywords to write them in my description for selling. Leaning affiliate marketing became a good thing with my other business. And what I’m saying here is no matter you’re 50 or 60 years old, you really need to put your mind in and starting to think positively about all that Online work.
      Thank you for reading my post

    1. Hello Delyana, your right it is a good opportunity for anybody who wants to start an Online Business.
      Thank you for reading my post

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