People have different views about retirement, some look forward to it as a release from the daily grind, others dread it as an end of an era when they had a purpose to their lives. They wonder what they will do with all that spare time? Others worry will they have enough money to support them to do things they want to do. Now there is another quandary will they live long enough to reach their retirement age and whether they will then be fit enough to enjoy it?
Several of my family, like most families have been affected; my daughter and her generation will be waiting for years for their retirement age, not to mention the grandchildren! So my daughter and her husband made a decision to buy abroad, not being able to afford a property in the UK. They have purchased a finca or farm-house in the mountains in spain and are spending their holidays doing it up, building a pool etc. He is lucky enough to be able to take early retirement with a private pension. With low living costs here in Spain (we are already spending our winters here) they will manage until my daughters pension kicks in!
Now not everyone has a private pension, to see them through or help them retire early; for those needing a life-line I would suggest following what I have done and that is setting up an internet business that can be worked from virtually anywhere with a good internet connection.
I chose affiliate marketing as being the simplest way to start online, with the help of a good mentor to guide you through the initial stages; to provide your customers with excellent products and train you in all the techniques including finding the customers in the first place.
Later you can diversify your business in many directions, but a good mentor will enable you to earn whilst you learn, and also make you business a success more quickly. You need a dynamic mentor with excellent products and a tried and tested system.
Not only will this give you your early retirement if you start now to build your business, but it will give you an interest for later years as you will have a hobby business already growing. Most hobbies can be turned into an internet business, with affiliate programmes on most topics or niches.
There are many businesses you can start on the internet but affiliate marketing supported by a good mentor has been for me the easiest way to build a business and spend our winters in the warmth of Spain.
You may need a confidence boost to start your new venture, this book may help you a bit of a tomb at 539 pages but worth reading, “Awaken the Giant Within” by the ever popular Author Anthony Robbins.
Another good book is: “Feel the Fear and Do it Anyway” by Susan Jeffers
Or here are some books to help you build your business:
“Laptop Millionaire” by Mark Anastasi.
“Building an Online Cash Cow” by Anthony Barlow.
“SEO step by step” by Caimin Jones.
“500 Social Media Marketing Tips” By Andrew Macarthy
“Facebook for Business” by Bud E Smith.