Founder of CWF Organization, educator, public speaker, author
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We are all making shifts in education due to COVID. Due to the number of students and families deciding to do virtual learning from home, I would suggest market yourself as a virtual tutor, mentor, teacher, etc and set your own fees for accessibility.
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Speak with potential investors in your area. This is a crucial step in sustainability. You can do this by hosting a luncheon or connecting with local community groups like LION's Club or Rotary Clubs. This connection of networking is the best way to get potential funders on board. However, you must have your sales pitch ready and know how to sell yourself and your brand. Why would they want to fund your idea?
If you have computer skills and job experience, there is no excuse for you to be jobless. Usually people are out of work because they lack computer skills. I would suggest you look into higher education courses or starting your own business. Clearly, unemployment due to lack of skills is not your issue.
First start by focusing more into solutions and less on the problem. 59 years old is not old, it's just right for opportunity and experience. If you are not aware of your strengths and the things you do well, I suggest you visiting a local workforce or educational institution and ask for a career interest inventory. It would act as a guide to assist you in the types of careers that will best suit your personality and interest. If all else fails, being unemployed could be the perfect time for you to enroll in an adult education program and refresh or gain some new skills for the road ahead.