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 technology products whether you are a blogger like myself, an online entrepreneur, or an Internet enthusiast.
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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.
Technology 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.
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.
Milotree – Promote your social media profiles on your blog with MiloTree. An unobtrusive pop-up appears so people can follow you on Pinterest, Instagram, Facebook and your email list.
Create Videos and Cool Screenshots
Techsmith – I love using Camtasia to create videos and it’s improved so much throughout the years. You can add titles, transitions, annotations, audio and so much more. The best part is that you can send it straight to YouTube or Vimeo as soon as you’re done. They let you take a free trial before you purchase to see if you like it. I also use Snagit to do screenshots and quick recordings. It lets you edit your photos, add text, shapes, callouts, resize, overlays, you name it. I don’t know what I would do without either of them.
Save more with Verizon Fios when you bundle Internet & TV. It’s the fastest Internet I’ve ever used. If you are in an area it services give it a try.
Work From Home Office Equipment
Flexispot – Sitting is the new smoking! 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.
Reading and listening to books
Audiobooks – Listen to over 100,000 audiobooks for a low monthly fee. Sort of like the book clubs we joined when we were young except much easier to carry around.
Kindle Oasis E-Reader – Graphite, 7″ High-Resolution Display (300 ppi), Waterproof, Built-In Audible, 8 GB, Wi-Fi – Includes Special Offers.
Other cool stuff
PocketFinder – GPS tracking device so you know where to find your car, pet, or loved one. It’s perfect if you are a caretaker, pet owner, or simply get frustrated because you forget where you parked your car. It syncs with your smartphone so all you have to do is click on the app.
I will be adding more electronic and technology products as I find them.