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Best jobs and hobbies for women forty and over
World Wide Internet
The Internet has opened the door to millions of people who want to work online. Women who have turned forty see opportunities outside of traditional corporate jobs because of the demands of life. The challenges these women face include: raising children, caring for ill and aging parents, dealing with the illness of their spouse or their own illness. Retirement is another factor facing women in their forties, fifties and sixties.
There is no lack of opportunities in cyberspace. Do you have a laptop computer, Internet access and have some knowledge of technology? – Then you are a good candidate for an exciting online career.
Work Online at Home
Start A Business. You do not need a building, office space or any other type of rental/lease space to open up for business. You can conduct your business online, and I will tell you about it in a moment. You can use your expertise to teach others what you know at a fee. I heard a very famous reporter say that she is retiring and needs a break just to get away and think before she pursues anything else. She has been reporting news for thirty years, and says she now wants to do something that she really enjoys.
Golfing, fishing, bowling, cards; scrap booking, needlepoint and Internet games are popular with women. While you are looking for a new job/career, you should consider taking up a sport or activity that you have always wanted to do or try. Getting involved in a hobby will help keep your stress level down and help you relax.
Retirees. Many women are retiring early these days because of buyouts, unforeseen circumstances and planned retirements. Adjusting to retirement is challenging, especially if you have no plan of your own. Retirement should be an exciting time in a woman’s life to discover new things and opportunities. The reality is, retired women are faced with everyday struggles like everyone else. One of the most important things a retired woman/mom can do is, care more for her self.
Best Jobs For Women Over Forty Online
Consulting. Companies look for professionals with expertise in a particular area and hire them on a contractual basis over a period of time. Many small companies need IT Consultants.
Teach – Adjunct Faculty. Teach an online course at a community college. You will most likely need a Masters degree to become Adjunct Faculty. Also check into the Continued Education Courses in your community. Teachers are needed to instruct Continued Education classes.
Medical Billing. Small doctor offices that do not have a large staff need someone to do the billing. Medical Billing is a specialized skill. You can get training at a local trade school or community college. You will be able to contract your services to more than one office.
Travel Business. Everyone travels at one time or another. Whether for business or pleasure, everyone gets on a plane, train, bus, boat or in a car at some point in time. People are looking for inexpensive accommodations that they can enjoy. If you are good with planning travel for hotel, room and board, car rentals and airline flights, you may find this a rewarding experience.
Selling Vintage items or Jewelry. You can sell your vintage or hand made jewelry on Etsy. Etsy is free to join and you will get your own url. Check it out.
Write Your Own Ebook. An Ebook is a business, so you will need to have a website to promote your book. Write something useful that people need to know and learn. Write an instructional manual or guide. Knowledge is highly sought after today. Research your topic before writing the ebook.
Write. Share your knowledge. Be a web content writer or blogger and earn money for getting page views to your articles. If you already have a Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn page, you can link your articles to those social media sites.
The main point about working when you are past the age of forty is, to enjoy, have fun and share what you know to impact someone's life.