Midlife Career Change Ideas, is it even worth thinking about?

Midlife Career Change Ideas


Today’s post is dedicated to fleshing out what amounts to one midlife career change idea. If I were reading this article I would immediately start to wonder why just one. The answer is simple at least for me. I have only found one that was worth pursuing, once I did a little research. I have spent years looking at ideas, or alternatives to a typical career, finally I found Wealthy Affiliate. That is a link to an overview.

So what are your choices. The majority of my readers will likely be like me, with a high school diploma, and some college maybe even a two or four year degree. After lucking into a good paying career, I really wasn’t satisfied. It paid well and had good benefits, but it wasn’t a joy. I didn’t sit there and think man I cant wait to go to work, or work on this project etc.

Midlife Career Change IdeasSo over the years I pondered, considered, researched. I seriously considered going back to school but how do you do that with a family, and a full time job etc. I can just hear you thinking the same things. Really it seemed, the only option would be to spend thousands of dollars (think debt), and get one of those degrees that life experience coupled with online classes could get. For me my job was tolerable so I just plugged away at it, and continued to look for that opportunity. I finally concluded the only way I will change what I am doing is to find some one way to get online, which seemed over the top impossible. It wasn’t at all!

I feel so lucky to have found Wealthy Affiliate. I still have the 9-5 job, (security, plus I am really new to this), but I literally take a few hours a day, and write about stuff that I love, juicing. juicenjoy.com if you are interested in seeing my work. It took a couple of months before I started making money, and definitely still in the trickle stages, but I have all the tools to monitor my website, and all I see is increasing numbers.. Each week/month it grows! When I first started, I wanted to make lots of money super fast, and this is not that, but it is getting better and better. The best part is its not work, its a joy. I love it. I sincerely hope you will check out the link above. I believe it can change your life. I am living that change today!

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  1. Very interesting article. I actually took the plunge and quit my 9-5 gig, but the going is sloooow.

    I may need to get back in the workplace soon, but I’ve learned and built so much that I think eventually this WILL succeed.

    Keep it up!!

    • That’s brave, and committed. I am a little jealous. I would so love to spend more time working on this. I do hope it gets to the point where I can go independent of the 9-5 in the next year. Believe me you will see it here first when it happens. Thanks for the comment.

  2. Great topic! I too am going through midlife career change and searched forever for something that I could do while spending more time with my family. So many scams or MLM’s out there that suck the life out of people. Wealthy Affiliates offers anyone the opportunity to have success and gives them life skills that can translate to real money.

    • I so appreciate your comment! Its just so right on for me. I seriously had for the most part given up “life sucking”.

  3. Hi, it is a very nice article and leave me with a really warm feeling that all it can relay to me. thank you and we’ll be following you

    • Thanks for stopping by, let me know if you have any questions, I seem to be always lurking. lol.

  4. These happens more than you think. New management cancels a position, a company goes bankrupt or you have an epiphany on the bus home one night, and all of a sudden, you know it’s time for you to switch careers. When that happens, usually in your late 30s or early 40s, reinventing yourself may seem like an impossible task. But with a little preparation and a lot of determination, you can take on change with a clarity that will lead you right into your next dream job. That’s how I found the website builder Wealthy Affiliate and I glad you mention this In your post. They are the best product on the market for people seeking a career change and get this, training was included. Will share with others.

    • Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts. I find it amazing how much they mirror my own. I do think I’m a little late to the part at my upper 40’s but better let then never.

  5. Hey Vic, it’s quite a surprise I found this article. I’m also joined WA at the start of the year. I also do it “part-time” from my normal boring day job, it is security and the only reason I am still working there. I’m hoping to turn my hobby into full time income and enjoy the rest of my life.

  6. Here’s the thing you got to remember. This is 2015. Your average 40 year old makes like 30,000 a year. AVERAGE, not saying everybody. Im 20 years old, and at 19 I made more than a teacher starting their career with a master’s degree just off of my own entreprenuer works, I was delivering random things on contract based, now I have an employee that does it for me.

    I think once you are in that atmosphere, you start to think like an entreprenuer. so changing your career altogether, no matter what age is crucial to truly get into the field you want to. other words you act, think, and grow in the field as a hobbyist, not an expert.

    Hope that helps!
    Matt TheDopestMatrix

  7. Hey Vic! Great article! I can certainly relate. My goal is to be able to quit my full-time “job” by using the tools at Wealthy Affiliate. I have always wanted to work for myself and be able to provide for my family, and it is my belief that it will eventually happen. Take care!

    • Oh I’m glad you mentioned the tools at wealthy affilliate. For me that was the key. They have done such a good job of mapping out the success, and making it repeatable for everyone.

  8. Interesting article and thinking. I can understand you well when you say that you like your inline business and it is a joy for you. This means you have chosen wisely and started a niche which is for you. God luck and thanks for sharing your thoughts. Jovo

    • Thanks for the feedback. It’s always encouraging to here that something you have written is liked.

  9. Hi Vic, great article. I don’t have a degree or any qualifications, but I am a mum and have worked in many areas. I struggled with returning to work after 2 years dedicating time to home duties, because I didn’t have the qualifications. I am so glad that I have aligned with Wealthy Affiliate, it’s definitely opened doors I once thought to be impossible and I thoroughly enjoy learning there.
    While I continue to work part-time in a “fill the gap” job, I treat my website as a learning tool and hobby at this stage.
    Keep up the great work!

    • Thanks for the comment Bec I think the key is to just keep adding content and watch your rankings rise.

  10. Hey, sounds great what you are doing. Keep it up and I’m sure you will be able to do this full time one day

  11. Hello, Vic

    I’m actually fed up of going from job to job, being unhappy and always broke because I find more month at the end of my money, no matter what job I do.

    So, I have made a career change and I’m currently learning all about affiliate marketing with Wealthy Affiliate and deciding my own level of income for once 🙂

    I enjoyed reading your post, and you have definitely made the right choice with Wealthy Affiliate. Neil

  12. Hi Vic,

    Having studied for a professional degree, a career change was not part of the plan. But my job is really killing the creativity in me. As the years progress, I feel less motivated to work, in spite of the increased in paycheck.

    Just like you, I was hoping to earn quickly so that I can quit my job and start doing the things that I really like. But I soon figured out that it will take longer than expected as I am still new to web businesses.

    I am putting a lot of faith and perseverance in this challenging period. I know I will get there – it’s just the matter of time 🙂

    • Hi Cathy. I was going to say that your first paragraph really touched a nerve, but as I read thru it again I really appreciate your last paragraph as well. I feel exactly the same.
      My real life work absolutely kills my creativity and my affects that in all areas of my life. I think that is why I have always sought an alternative.
      Like you I am having faith and perseverance.

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