Creating the Life You Deserve: 150+ Side Hustles for People Over 50

This is an extra post, just because I couldn’t wait to share it with you!

I just published my newest book, and it is currently available here.

As I’ve been doing the side hustle podcasts and blog posts, I decided to write an ebook about the different ones that can be done. I also talk a bit about my side hustle history, just to give you an idea of what’s possible.

The ebook is just over 30 pages in length, including cover, formalities, about 175 ideas (give or take) and the back page.

Here’s an excerpt that I’m sure many of you can relate to:

For me it’s more than just writing for money. If I wanted to do only that I’d still be selling my services on gig platforms. I don’t have anything against those, and in all honesty I still have one gig listed. But I am no longer low-balling just to get the work. I know my time is worth more than a dollar an hour, so I may not be writing for clients on that site anytime soon. (See #16 for more on gig sites.)

Starting a side hustle when we’re older gives us an advantage over people half our age, especially in this century. We know the value of hard work, we can survive without the internet for more than 30 seconds, and we can count change back without needing a cash register or calculator to do it for us.

Plus, we have life’s experiences to draw on. And that alone is worth something.

We’ve seen a lot of changes in our lives. We went from using a manual typewriter to using a laptop. Do you remember when Liquid Paper came out? It was fantastic because errors could be fixed while typing instead of having to retype an entire document. Now we have the backspace or delete button.

We knew how to use a rotary phone, and rarely messed up when we called someone. And that was a time when we actually knew phone numbers of family and friends. And even our own for that matter. Now I barely know my own phone number, not to mention anyone else’s. Show a teenager or even 20-something person a rotary phone and they have no idea how to use it.

Oh, the good old days!

I’ll be back later this evening with my regular post and podcast, but I just wanted to share. Enjoy!

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Author: Diane Ziomek

I am a mom, grandma, independent author/publisher, freelance writer, fiber artist, and information product creator. I like to share what I have learned with others over the years, in hopes of making their lives easier and more lucrative. My published works can be found on most ebook platforms, as well as on my website. I also have two just-for-fun websites: one about gardening where I share information about plants, how-to's, and gardening in a cold climate, and the other to document my journey to a healthier me by practicing yoga and low-impact exercise.

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