RetirementMapping a new online Enterprise
Thank you so very much for your registrations on our site!
Amazing … So Many New Registrants
Over the past 3-4 months our blogs “PanamaMundo” and “CoronadoPropertyMarket” have received an amazing number of new registrants in spite of my rather limited postings. I never anticipated this level of interest and it has inspired a new business plan.
New Website: RetirementMapping.com
To consolidate activities and appeal to a wider audience, I have just published our new site “RetirementMapping” today. It is still in the very early stages and definitely a “work in progress” but it will take shape very quickly. I have decided to significantly expand the number of weekly postings and related online offerings such as eBooks, webinars, white papers, an email newsletter and related digital products such as online courses where appropriate. If you signed up for PanamaMundo or CoronadoPropertyMarket you will probably be interested in this new consolidation web site RetirementMapping.
I have created a rather ambitious five year plan for “RetirementMapping” focused on the 5 or 6 most worrisome concerns people have in planning/living their retirement options including offshore living. This is the option that I and my wife Lise have chosen for the past 6 years in Coronado Panama and it has worked out brilliantly. The broad subject area of “retirement” was a relatively simple decision to make.
Many of my offerings will be free to members although eBooks will be offered for sale on Amazon, Kobo among other marketers.
One theme that you may encounter in my musings is that retirement is not for everyone. There are many people, myself included, who never wish to retire if that means buying a hammock/rocking chair , playing golf every day or watching old action movies. I will try to interweave some highly inspirational stories about people such as Mandela, Warren Buffet and Picasso who continue(d) to make significant contributions very late in their lives to the benefit of many without any regrets or downside.
Main Categories for Focus
My email newsletter and in-depth eBooks will explore subjects such as offshore living, financial planning and related investment strategies, developing a “retirement” personality, social networking, learning a new language issues (for most people living offshore), the advantages/savings from medical tourism, longevity risks, optimal exercise and diet, assisted living issues, early planning for hobbies and other enjoyable retirement activities, charitable work opportunities, and even second careers including starting an online business!
Our Technological “Platform”
In addition to selecting an interesting subject area in which I could be considered relative authorities, I had to spend considerable time constructing a solid technological platform for the online enterprise with the appropriate software. This was particularly difficult and time-consuming because it meant integrating and learning about 25 different software packages and “plugins”.
These software tools ranged from the chosen web design package “WordPress” with about 10 critical “plugins” (out of the more than 2500 available), to “Scrivener” (an absolutely first class writing tool for creative authors), Adobe PhotoShop for designing and producing book covers, a professional email “autoresponder” such as arpReach to handle email lists of more than 100,000 members, Dragon Naturally Speaking (12) permits me to dictate while it types every word into Scrivener, DropBox for cloud backup and sharing, social networking platforms such as Twitter, FaceBook and Digg etc. and translation software since we intend to go international. There are more …..
Of course new versions and updates for these basic software programs keep coming out at blinding speed with new features, functionality and user manuals.
Getting Ready to Launch
I feel confident about today’s launch and consider that I have a solid and realistic long term business plan and strategy in place. The new web site “RetirementMapping” is available as of today today and will be rolling out a lot of new stuff in the next few days and weeks.
We will be looking for your feedback.