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Product Details

  • Paperback: 200 pages
  • Publisher: Quill Driver Books (May 1, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1610351312
  • ISBN-13: 978-1610351317
  • Product Dimensions: 5.9 x 0.8 x 8.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.1 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #714,003 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Extraordinarily thorough in showing people over 50 precisely how to start and run a successful home-based business. Friendly and easy-to-read ... for anyone wanting to learn more about taking this life-chaning path. I highly recommend it. --Michael Johnson, founder of SalesDog.com

f I were starting a business tomorrow, this is the only book I'd be reading, re-reading, highlighting and dog-earing. Bob Bly has written the true Owner's Manual for the over-50 brand new entrepreneur. --David Newman, author of "Do It! Marketing"

Offers plenty of sound advice ... a valuable tool for anyone who needs to plan for the future. If that's you, then "Start Your Own Home Business After 50" is a book you won't want too far away. --Terri Schlichenmeyer, The Bookworm Sez

Offers readers a complete guide to business start-ups written for older entrepreneurs ... creates a hopeful, helpful environment specific to this age group. --Calfornia Bookwatch

A complete blueprint for anyone over 50 (or younger) to start their own home business ... a solution for freedom from the economic woes many Baby Boomers are suffering. If you're thinking of starting a business, read this book first! --Donald Mahoney, copywriter and co-founder of American Writers & Artists Inc.

If it's time to take your post-50 career into your own hands, "Start Your Own Home Business After 50" is an essential. It will give you realistic options for supporting yourself into retirement. --Ilise Benun, founder of Marketing-Mentor.com, co-producer of the Creative Freelancer Conference, and author of "The Creative Professional's Guide to Money"

Bob's thorough review of the primary home business models is first rate and his insightful "How Bob Does It" tips are worth their weight in gold. This book can lead your way to finding the right path for you. --Bret Ridgway, co-founder of Speaker Fulfillment Services

If you're over 50 and you want to work from home, be your own boss, and control your own destiny, you must read this book. It's the single besst resource I have ever seen on the topic. -- Eric Yaverbaum, author of "Leadership Secrets of the World's Most Successful CEO's" and "PR For Dummies"

To succeed in business, you need a mentor or guide, and there is none better than Bob Bly's "Start Your Own Home Business After 50." Bly writes with authority and depth of experience ... his seasoned counsel is priceless. --W. Terry Whalin, Author of "Jumpstart Your Publishing Dreams"

"Start Your Own Home Business After 50" addresses the special needs, problems, and challenges of the over-50 entrepreneur ... its guidance can help you create a successful home business that can generate an ongoing "retirement annuity" for decades. --Robert Ringer, author of "Winning Through Intimidation" and "Looking Out for Number One"

""Bob Bly will help you achieve financial peace of mind ... for anyone, at any age, who wants to make money and enjoy themselve doing it. ""Start Your Own Home Business After 50"" gives the guidance Boomers have been waiting for."" --Adriane Berg, CEO Generation Bold and Ageless Traveler, and author ""How Not to Go Broke at 102: Achieving Everlasting Wealth""

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Encourages readers to realize their own entrepreneurial goals and dreams and dreams and bringing it all together for business success ... "Start Your Own Home Business After 50" is a must for business and inspirational collections, not to be missed. --Midwest Book Review

More About the Author

Robert W. Bly (Montville, NJ) is a professional writer, speaker, and marketing consultant with over 3 decades of experience in business-to-business, high-tech, and direct response marketing. He became a self-made multi-millionaire while still in his 30s. Bob is the author of 80 published books including Careers for Writers (McGraw-Hill/VGM), Secrets of a Freelance Writer (Henry Holt), The Copywriter's Handbook (Henry Holt), and The Elements of Business Writing (Alyn & Bacon). McGraw-Hill calls Bob Bly "America's top copywriter," and he was named 2007 Copywriter of the Year by American Writers and Artists, Inc. Bob writes a column for Target Marketing magazine. The Direct Response Letter, Bob Bly's free e-newsletter, has over 60,000 subscribers.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By W. Terry Whalin on June 25, 2013
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Entrepreneur Robert W. Bly knows what it takes to start a business after age 50 --and--more importantly--keep it running. As he says in the opening chapter, "These are not get-rich-quick schemes but real businesses that will require hard work, planning and organization to make them successful. To help you, this book provides ideas about how to set up your business, organize your home office, market your services, and operate as a virtual company." (Page 10)

This book covers eight different businesses including: Freelancing, Consulting, Coaching, eBay, Internet Marketing, Close-Outs, Import/ Export, and Real Estate. Each chapter includes excellent and detailed action items so you do more than read a well-crafted book. You can take action and achieve your goals.

I've read a number of Bly's books and this one is excellent. I recommend it.
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Robert Bly is well-known writer so this book is easy to read. It has some great ideas and deals with some of the issues of starting a home business after 50. I have it on my recommended resource list for anyone thinking of starting a home business. The only idea that seems not to work for a home business would be the Close-outs sales and the Import/Export because usually home business zoning usually doesn't allow storage at home for great deal of product before it is sold.
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This book reiterates what other books have said about separating your work space from other rooms and only do work in that room. It was good advice because this really works. I still need to get some other rooms in order, especially the work shop that all the house junk seems to be stored in. A lot of good points to starting a successful business know matter what your age.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By S. king on November 5, 2013
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Very disappointing. I have some other books Robert Bly has written and feel that this book is not up to his standard. Information is quite pedestrian.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Linda B on July 11, 2014
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This book was disappointing for a Robert Bly. I was hoping to learn more about setting up a Facebook business page, and it wasn't there. The rest was pretty much common sense that you could figure out on your own. The book is pretty much useless. Seems like he's now just spitting out books to see where they land. Very disappointed.
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