We used to sell incense. Buy a bundle of 100 sticks for two bucks and sell the sticks ten for one dollar. We used to sell two to three hundred dollars on a weekend at flea markets.
you can get all kinds of things cheap at goodwill and resell on ebay.
Well, you have internet access, so if you are good at making things you could sell them online, some people make pretty good money that way.
Do you live in the city, burbs or country ?
Google crowd funding. If you have a good idea for a business or investment and you are able to demonstrate a business plan that works, you could be in the money. It is a good place to begin......bc
It's true that you can make money with "creative ideas" this is the time in life to find a passion, be fearless (fear will hold you back quicker than anything and to show that resistance to your daughters is priceless) and make money. We do have many outlets available these days...internet, fairs, seminars, luncheons, benefits, consignment, etc. - so you will have to "think outside the box" now and it can be something good. I am 58 too and found something to begin that I have a passion to share, but I plan to do some things I always WANTED to do and not be concerned about what "others think", this is my time to shine, no one else.