Boost your Retirement Income: 5 Ways to Earn Money in Retirement

November 7th, 2014   |   Posted by

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So you’re not ready to be put out to pasture and sitting around doing nothing isn’t in the cards for you. You’ve been thinking about getting a job after retirement, but have no idea where to start? You might be feeling a tad bit uneasy for a number of reasons but whatever it may be, you have nothing to fear! There are tons of fun and interesting things you can do and the best part of it all? It can all be on your own terms now. Take it from Sir Richard Branson. Starting up your own business can be action filled, risky and exciting – which is why the idea is rather appealing. Think about it, you now have the time to do your own research and the option to turn down an offer that isn’t right for you. You may not realise it yet but you possess years of knowledge, experience and wisdom and that right there is a huge advantage!

So where to start? First things first. Let’s put pen to paper and make a list of all the skills you have. Don’t include ones that don’t interest you anymore because there’s absolutely no reason to be doing something you don’t want to at this age.You should also consider the hours you want to work and the distance you’re willing to travel. This should give you a good starting point and the main thing is to not give up and be confident. Below are some general ideas to help you on your quest.

CONSULTING

Put all those years of experience to use because whatever type of work you did in the past is something valuable that you can teach to the younger generation.This is something that can truly be fulfiling by helping the newcomers get a good start while getting paid doing it.This job can be done right from your very own home and the startup cost should be minimal. Set your own hours and the sky is truly the limit!

PATIENT ADVOCATE

I know what you’re thinking and no, don’t worry because you don’t have to be a retired nurse to qualify for this position. Patient advocates are non-medical home health workers. This is the type of job that can really make you feel good because you’re doing something positive for someone who really needs the care. Your daily tasks might include preparing meals, taking them to their doctor’s appointments, filling prescriptions and helping them get dressed.

TAX PREPARER

If you happen to be a retired accountant or you’re just pretty darn quick with numbers, then this could be the perfect job for you! This is another job where you have the option to work from the comfort of your own home. The best part is that you can recruit your friends, family and neighbors as clients. The work is mainly seasonal but hey! It’s pretty decent money and if you’re only looking to work part time throughout the year then consider this the perfect job for you.

ETSY

No, don’t scratch your head. Etsy is an online market place where anybody can sell their items. Perhaps you like knitting or crocheting? If you do then you’re in luck because one of the most in demand items (Especially right now that winter’s approaching) are things like handmade scarves, hats, sweaters and gloves! Even if you’re not into knitting/crocheting the possibilities are endless. Many people make good money selling handmade items so if you’re handy with wood or other mediums then consider taking a look into this job.

TUTORING

What a great way to make some extra cash and really help make a difference in someone’s education! You don’t even need to have been a teacher to get this job. Just figure out what subjects you are good with. There are so many to choose from like math, English, science or even knowing how to speak a different language will benefit you. All you have to do is and reach out to local schools and colleges.

Let me reiterate this: There are tons of fun and interesting things you can do and the best part of it all? It can all be on your own terms now. Take it from Sir Richard Branson (he’s pretty cool in that shot, aye?). Starting up your own business, at any age, can be action filled, risky and exciting – which is why the idea is rather appealing. :)

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