When I shifted the focus of this blog a few months ago to seniors and retirees making money online there was virtually no one interested in the subject. In fact I immediately ranked number one or two on a Google search for that term .. and you know how most popular search terms get shoved down to page 992 or something like that.
Well, the 30-something Internet marketing gurus have suddenly woken up to the fact that we baby boomers are out there, we are not "too old" to use computers, we have a lifetime of skills and experience and we aren’t content take our retirement lying down.
I got a promo email this morning for this opus … complete with a breathless sales page offering everything but the kitchen sink if I opted in today. The book and the accompanying package look potentially interesting … but I can’t recommend it because the author/salesman was in such a hurry to get his sales page online before us old folks dropped dead that his buying link doesn’t work, the price isn’t displayed and his contact information doesn’t link to anything.
I do recommend things I know to be good here from time to time … note Phil Spector’s book in the side bar if you are interested in a real book by a real person who really is earning money in retirement … but I’m afraid my recommendation on this baby Boomer’s guide will have to remain unknown at this time.
I was, though, taken by the pitch from the much younger than a baby boomer marketer who sent me the original email and by a number of other pitches for this book that have shown up today. We over 60 baby boomers are suddenly being taken seriously in the online world … we’re not just 10% of lunch at cracker Barrel any longer.
If you’re unhappy with your retirement because you aren’t earning enough income, or your day isn’t rewarding enough or the pace of life outside the old office is too slow … hang in there with me, there’s a lot going to be happening about seniors and retirees making money online in 2008.