Being Baby Boomers over 50 doesn’t mean we’re stuck in the dark ages. Many of us are active online and use the Internet daily. We may be working online to make retirement income, searching for information, or using it for simple enjoyment. That’s why I’ve put together this list of electronics and technical products whether you are a blogger like myself, an online entrepreneur, or an Internet enthusiast.
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Technical products for Blogging
I’ve been helping other Baby Boomers blog and set up WordPress sites since 2008. It’s surprising how many midlife and beyond women are conducting successful businesses using a blog. Below are services I recommend to make your blogging experience more effective. You can also read my post called How to Start a Blog – A Primer for Baby Boomers with Plenty to Say
Bluehost for website hosting – I’ve been using Bluehost since I started blogging and it’s one of the most simple platforms to use to get started online. This site is hosted on it. Their customer service is in the U.S. and is excellent. Anytime I have a problem, I give them a call and they fix it immediately. I haven’t been disappointed yet. They offer excellent services and affordable options.
StudioPress for WordPress themes – There are thousands of WordPress themes in the Blogosphere but not all of them are coded well or are too difficult to handle for a novice. StudioPress themes, run on the Genesis Framework, are excellent and are constantly updated to work with new technology. I never use anything else if I can help it.
FreshBooks Cloud Accounting – Free Trial – A convenient service for online invoicing and accounting – I use Freshbooks anytime I send an invoice to a client. It creates beautiful invoice forms and a pay button for immediate payment. Clients may also pay by check. I love how easily I can see my account activity you can also track business expenses.
Optin Skin – This is a premium WordPress plugin to build your list of email subscribers. It offers a variety of skins that can be used in the sidebar, as popups, after posts, and in pages and posts. I am using it on this site. It integrates with most email providers.
Optin Monster – This is another premium WordPress plugin you can use to build an email list. It offers popup forms that are easily configured and fast loading on your site. I am using it on 2BoomerBroads.com
Verizon Fios – Verizon is one of the fasted Internet providers on the planet. If you can get it in your area, it’s truly worth it. Bundle home phone, the Internet, and Internet TV all in one affordable price. You can also earn rewards that will give you discounts on all sorts of fabulous products and services.
Work From Home Office Equipment
Flexispot – Many Baby Boomers are pursuing post-retirement careers at home and are using their computers throughout the day. The bad thing is, sitting is horrible for your health. Flexispot offers a stand-up desk. You set it on your desktop so you can alternate between sitting and standing. It helps prevent blood clots and other issues associated with sitting too long. It’s a must-have for any Baby Boomer working from home.
I will be adding more technical products as I find them.