This is a quick read but it includes two very cool tools if you’re interested in freelancing during semi-retirement:
1. How To Design A Great Ebook Without Design Skills (+ 10 Ebook Page Templates For Your Book). This priceless post on Fizzle.com is loaded with helpful tips and resources for anyone interested in putting together an e-book (or even a book-book for that matter). I can’t believe how much useful info is in this post – this is now at the top of my bookmark file.
2. Freelancer.com has put together a special e-book showcasing some of their users’ personal stories and experiences. Among the people featured are a senior citizen and former professor from Kolkata battling post-retirement blues, an architect from Manila challenging gender stereotypes, a Stanford graduate teaching English to the developing world, and an advocate of Pakistani descent empowering non-profit organizations with technology. It’s a fun read that could give you some great ideas of how to profit from being a freelance worker during retirement.
What activities make you lose track of time?
I’ve been thinking a lot about this question since returning from a visit with old college friends. I’ll explain why I think it’s an important question in just a moment, but first a bit of background.
I just returned from the Indeed Interactive conference in Austin, TX where I learned about many new (and not so new) employment trends.
One of the big themes that emerged was the growing interest in all types of flexible work, especially work-from-home jobs. Once primarily the domain of moms desperate for flexibility, men and women of all ages are now actively looking for ways to find quality work-from-home opportunities.
This is a photo of me, my sister Ruth and brother David, taken by our dad sometime back in the mid-1960′s as part of our annual family photo shoot series. A pain at the time (Do we have to do this again???) but a priceless treasure now.
As I look at our fresh young faces, it’s hard for me to believe that within the next few weeks, both of my siblings will be retiring - while I continue to write about retirement.
Holy moly, where did the time go?
I recently presented a webinar for Georgetown’s alumni career services department (welcome to the site to all who attended!) and afterwards I received a lovely thank you note from one of the attendees.
While I appreciated the thanks, what really caught my attention was this sentence, “I am on a medical leave from work due to cancer, and I am looking to transition into something that will give me the flexibility to go to my medical appointments while I recover.”