Age discrimination is real. I would never encourage anyone to forego a job search and start a business. But sometimes starting your own business is faster than pounding on pavements and mailing out resumes. When you have downtime during a job search, I would say, Investigate the Internet.
- Nobody cares what you look like. And if you do need a picture…well, let’s just say that one prominent Internet marketer is using a 20-year-old photo. Everybody knows. It’s not a big deal. You can even use a caricature.
- You don’t have to tolerate intrusive questions about your life, snippy colleagues half your age or face time. You do need discipline, motivation and focus.
- You do have to beware a lot of false promises and fake gurus. Start with these two guides:
Internet Marketing over 50 by established copywriter Bob Bly
Reach Desperate Buyers by stay-at-home mom Alexis Dawes.
Invest in these two and you’ll be off to a good start. I also cover a lot of material in my home study coures, Hook Your Clients.