Have you ever wanted to change careers? Would you like to try something new but you think it’s too late? Are you scared of making a fool of yourself? You know, 10-20 years ago, saying that you wanted to learn another profession to look for another job was highly challenging. How could you quit your job and take the time to learn something new? You needed your income, right? When were you going to find the money AND the time? But now the situation has completely changed. Why?

  • It was actually very hard to go and look for another type of job if you were more than 30 years old and you had no experience.
  • If you wanted to visit a course to learn something new and have the chance of a better job, finding time was an impossible quest.
  • And quitting your job to have some time to visit a course was undoable for you to make ends meet!

But nowadays, thanks to all digital resources, the game has changed. Why do I say that?

  • First, because you can educate yourself from home without anyone even knowing it! So you can avoid “making a fool out of yourself” as long as you want to 😉
  • Second, because you don’t have to visit any course anymore! You can take up an online program – which is going to be available for you any time after the course ends.
  • And finally, because you don’t have to quit your job in order to complete an online course! You set the course schedule and your study times!

That means that you can become a web designer in your free time – without leaving your job yet – and just try if this is something for you. Or you can start writing that book you’ve always dreamt of, and publish it online.

And what’s best is that you can also apply those new skills you’ve acquired from home – or wherever you want – and offer them as an online service if this is something you’d like to do. So nobody is gonna tell you whether you’re a good match for the job just because you don’t look like 20 anymore!

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There are tons of jobs you can perform online. With a little bit of creativity, there are hardly any jobs you can’t deliver from home. And if your physical presence is really required, you could also teach how to do it. Your work would shift from your current profession to online teacher, but that’s an option to consider! If you’re interested in starting to teach online lessons, check out this post about how to create your first online course.

In my opinion, any digital service-based business is appropriate to change careers – no matter the age. And although “digital business” can sound too complicated, it doesn’t have to be though! You can adapt your work skills – or even your hobbies -, find customers and deliver all your work online.

In fact, for most jobs you’ll only need a PC and a good Internet connection. Apart from that, is just your imagination and your hard work. If you need some help in coming up with ideas, check these posts from the Changing Careers series or download the free Change Careers and Work from Home eBook!

Take your age as an asset, not as an obstacle. Your experience managing different situations in life can be more valuable than youth, so don’t let yourself believe that you aren’t good enough 😉

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Alicia

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