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I Earned $1,400 in 7 Weeks With My New Side-Hustle

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on September 15, 2020

I am “Out of the Office.” Not for you—I mean, you are reading this column, so I did, in fact, write it. But for all those people out there who want me to edit and format their screenplays, I’m actually not around at the moment. And let me tell you why: There are only so […]

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Interview: How to Earn an Income From Your Blog

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on August 31, 2020

Professional blogger and Francophile Janine Marsh never imagined she’d earn an income through writing. The former banker launched her blog merely as a way to share her excitement about a renovation project she was working on.  Almost immediately, however, her blog started gaining a following and before long she was getting 60,000 views a month. […]

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Why Over-50s Could Benefit From This New Employment Landscape

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on August 19, 2020

Two recent research reports from opposing sides of the Atlantic caught my attention last week. They both pretty much make the same point: That older workers face a daunting future—at least in the traditional work-a-day world. But here at The Savvy Retiree, we don’t play in that sandbox. We look for our opportunities elsewhere. And […]

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What is Dropshipping?

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on August 19, 2020

Dropshipping is a business model that allows you to own and operate an online store but without having to buy or store inventory. The process works like this: A customer goes to your online store (website), orders a product at the retail price, and you take the payment. You then order the product from your […]

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5 Steps to Getting Paid as a Travel Writer

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on August 11, 2020

If you love travel and have an affinity for the written word, travel writing can be an excellent way to do what you love and get paid for it.  Earning paychecks as a travel writer is a more accessible career path than most people realize. There are virtually countless print and online travel publications out […]

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These Free Tools Can Help You Find the Perfect Product to Sell Online

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on August 2, 2020

One of the first and most important steps for any newcomer to dropshipping is choosing what product to sell.  There are successful dropshipping stores for virtually every kind of product you can think of, from small, inexpensive items like phone chargers to large, costly goods like furniture. But finding a product that will deliver consistent […]

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Build or Buy a Store—What’s the Best Way to Get Started in Dropshipping?

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on August 1, 2020

One of the most common questions I’m asked by newcomers to dropshipping is whether you should build a new store from scratch or buy an existing one.  I began my own e-commerce journey by purchasing a store. In the years since, I have built and bought stores and I have coached students who have adopted […]

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Get Paid for Writing About Your Hometown

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on July 31, 2020

Some years ago, I decided to quit my full-time teaching job and start a career as a travel writer. When my colleagues heard this, they were supportive but curious about how I would make it happen. I fielded numerous questions about how I would be able to afford all the travel to exotic overseas destinations, […]

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This Part-Time Online Business Provides a Full-Time Income

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on July 26, 2020

An online business can be a great way to earn some additional income to subsidize your pension, or gain the ability to retire early and travel the world. The most important factor when considering an online business is ease of operation. Just how many hours a day is it going to take? I began my […]

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How to Sell Products Online…Without Buying Any Inventory

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on July 24, 2020

Dropshipping is a way for store owners to sell and send physical goods to customers without the need to warehouse inventory.  Here’s the dropshipping process simplified in five steps:  1. Your customer visits your online store and places an order. 2. Your store processes the order and sends it to your third-party supplier automatically. 3. Your supplier receives […]

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How I Started Three New Lucrative Careers After Age 50

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on July 15, 2020

In 2004, at age 48, after living in New York City my entire life, I made a decision to move to Paris with my longtime partner. Prior to our move, I was a successful chef, caterer, and business owner in New York for 20 years, and my partner was a high-profile art director in the […]

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Age Is Irrelevant in This Online Earning Landscape

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on July 14, 2020

Sometimes you find yourself so deep in the weeds you don’t realize no one can see you. Which I realized last week in a conversation with a friend. She lost her job in June—a nice job, sixty grand a year, a fine salary living as a single person in South Louisiana. She’ll be 61 later […]

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