I was reluctant to use the word “job” in my title, that word may be indelibly implanted in our psych. We may mean to say career or working for one’s self, but the “j” word slips out sometimes. I wanted to know how to define job as opposed to a career, and this is what I fund on the internet:
“A job is something you do simply to earn money; a career is a series of connected employment opportunities. A job has minimal impact on your future work life, while a career provides experience and learning to fuel your future. A job offers few networking opportunities, but a career is loaded with them”.
Best Jobs Women Over 50
There are some great positions within the real estate industry other than sales. I had the opportunity to put a real estate loan package together for the Loan Coordinator. Unfortunately, I quit that job within 6 months. Had I’d known what it could have led me to, I would have thought twice about quitting.
Loan Coordinator could have been the next step for me. Whenever there is a real estate boom, their services are in very high demand and the money ain’t half bad. Seriously, their base salary is about 45k per year, but they also get additional compensation especially during the busy times.
Put your networking skills to good use and you just may be able to go into consulting. There is a consulting management company that may be able to connect you with work. The consulting management company would know the companies requirements. This may be easier going it alone. Register with getmeexperts.com
How long as Life Coaching been a thing? I keep hearing about it as a profession more and more. People are making money at being a Life Coach. This may be a career to consider if you have the desire and some training in psychology.
How to Start Your Own Coaching or Consulting Business and sell high ticket-coaching services can be found as a free download.
Online Teaching and Tutorial Service
If you have knowledge that would be of value that others would want, consider online teaching or tutorial service. With the right qualifications, you can teach children or adults. Being an expert is not necessary, just know more than them. Join a tutoring agency like LearnPick.
To be an online tutor, register as a tutor on online tutoring websites. You’d be teaching students via computer or laptop. Online music tutoring is also available.
Starting Your Own Business
The hardest part about starting your own business is what type of business and getting started. If you have an idea of what you would like to do but feel the need for a bit more education, consider taking a course on Udemy.com. If taking more classes is not necessary, you can skyrocket your business by using a business coach or joining Facebook groups which is one of my favorites. There are many like-minded women who encourage and offer suggestions and ideas.
Interior decorator, hair and make up artist, gift basket arrangements, maid service, blogger, dress maker, financial planner, make videos of recipes, party planner, baby shower planner, wedding planner, candy maker, software, etc, etc, etc.
Mention joining a network marketing company and you probably won’t get too many takers. There are some truly great network marketing companies out there, but if you don’t explain what it is that the company offer’s, then you may be dead in the water.
I’ve been fortunate to know an amazing young lady who has grown her business from starter level to a five figure monthly income. She’s married with 2 small children. So committed to making it work until she was finally able to quit her full time job and be there anytime for her family. I envied her tenacity.
There are plenty of network marketing opportunities available. A couple of products women would be interested in are skin care and nutrition. Non toxic cleaning products are a favorite, essential oils and candles are also popular.
Here are a few companies you may want to look into:
Jeunesse – among the best skin care products
AdvoCare – sports nutrition dietary supplements
doTERRA – collection of essential oils
Younique – budget friendly cosmetics company
Young Living – essential oils for body massage, body perfume, cleaning and beauty, as well as cooking
Isagenix – nutritional supplements
Nerium – skin care products
Herbalife – meal replacement and other fitness supplements
Scentsy – manufactures wickless, scented and flameless candles with a lot of varying fragrance
Not every lady is looking for a new career or business. For a period of time, my work was all volunteer by helping my community. There are retired women who want to take a long break from any kind of work, and that is perfectly fine.
What you may discover with so much time on your hands, is that you have a talent or knack that you never considered developing. For instance, you bake and your family loves your baked items, your friends rave about it, and they even say you should sell your baked goods. Would selling cookies or cupcake be a consideration? After all, you have time now.
Of course, we’re not just talking about baking — it can be anything you are great at. I have a sister who can put a gift basket together for any occasion. Her designs are absolutely beautifully and professionally done. This could be something she could do as a business, but she has a job and doesn’t want to take the risk.
I want to encourage you to find your niche. You just may surprise yourself and you’ll end up saying “why didn’t I think of this before?”
Be Blessed Everyone and Be a Blessing
PattiB, the Classy Senior