It certainly looks grim for young people looking for a job. The figures show that there are almost 1 million young people aged 16 – 24 who are unemployed and that number is rising. Most young people these days are encouraged to go into further education. They are told if you go to university and get a good degree you will be set for life. Perhaps a few years ago this may have been true, but many companies have reduced their annual intake of graduates, and some are not even taking on any graduates at all. At the other end of the scale, many people who are approaching retirement age have to work longer as their pensions won’t support them. Young or old, seeking alternative sources of income are becoming more and more a way of life. Read the full article
One of today’s growth industries is Internet Marketing and perhaps this is an area that young people and those approaching retirement may want to consider. In most cases young people have a laptop or PC and access to the internet, and will be very familiar with social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter. This is a ready made market for this generation, but age should not be an obstacle. You need to work with a mentor, and Internet Marketing is the number one business for promoting mentoring.
How good would it be to have a mentor from day one in business? Having someone by your side (not literally) not only showing you the correct approach, but also how to avoid the pitfalls that they may have already encountered, will help you to grow your business. Your mentor will make suggestions as to the best way forward, and will also show you what not to do! A mentor may be at the other end of the country or even in a different country – with communications such as email, Skype and webinars there hasn’t been a better time to communicate around the world.