Searching for ways on how to make a career change after 50? Getting up there on the years and find yourself stuck in a job that you detest? Or are you a stay at home parent and looking for creative solutions or a change to come back into the workforce?
Did you grow up with your parents or environment encouraging you to apply yourself in any job as long as they are doctor, lawyer, accountant, or engineer? Doing something practical so that you can support yourself. Being an artist or a writer will not put food on the table. Well perhaps, during the depression that does not make sense. However, time has changed. The people and jobs have evolved in the digital age.
Change Career After 50 is Not Too Late
Some people may think being 50 would be too late or too old to change career but I think otherwise. Being 50 and older give great insights into life experiences. Everyone has a story that is worthwhile whether it is small or big. The only caveat is that are you aware of those stories you created for yourself or not? Look at our presidents. The median age for being president is 55.
One big plus is that you know yourself more through your up and down experiences. You learn what you don’t like and narrow down to what you do like. Imagine if you can make money while sharing your experiences or passion, would you be interested? Would you like to know more?
Know Thy Self
What do you like? Really dig down deep through all the things that you know now that you do not know before. You know yourself much more than you are willing to admit. Have fear is a good thing and respects it. However, do not allow fear to control your life and stop you from pursuing your dreams.
Here is a quote from Disney that inspires me each time I read it. “All dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.” Do you have the courage to have money work for you or do you work for the money?
Do you watch foodies who travel the world, videotape different food from different countries, and share their food and travel passion on YouTube? They attract millions of viewers to their channels. YouTube monetizes the viewers and in return, they also pay the YouTubers a percentage as a marketer. These you tubers also take advantage of internet marketing which leads to affiliate marketing and brings more income. This is an example of sharing your passion and making money from that passion.
You can do the same. It doesn’t have to be video-only. This is tap into your creativity. A similar concept could apply to any passion or experience that you have.
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Make Passion Into Money
Affiliate marketing is one of the keys to generating money from your passion. I am familiar with food and cooking so I am going to use that as my example. I share my Vietnamese food recipes on how to make certain dishes from scratch. People would occasionally ask what brand of noodles, rice, and/or fish sauce do I use. I would often share with them my favorites. I also share with them links to the online stores where they can purchase if they are looking for convenience. I am an affiliate marketer for online stores such as Amazon.com. When they click on the link and purchase the items, I get a referral credit from Amazon. If they buy the products from their home town stores then it is fine, too. They have choices.
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For those of you who just turned 50, congratulations, and welcome to the 50 club. Being 50 or older is the beginning. We have a better understanding of life and appreciate the intricacy of what life has to offer. We understand ourselves so much more and we sometimes no longer care what others think of us. We do our own thing. We have the courage to stand up and be ourselves. We are like a fine wine that ages gracefully with time.
Welcome to the rest of your life. Enjoy it! Why not pursue your passion and make money from it? You deserve it.
I love to hear your thoughts and ideas on how you make a career change and at what age? Please leave me your thoughts below.