When you reach your retirement age, you may find it easy to get bored because you don’t have anything to preoccupy yourself with. Whether you choose to stay in your current home or find senior living in Utah or somewhere else, you will still need a hobby or something to help you to pass the time. Some people may even prefer to continue working over retirement, especially now that prices of goods and services are increasing.

Fortunately, there are several jobs out there that you can do even after you retire. These jobs won’t require you to study for a long time and some of them can be done at home.

Here are 10 jobs you can begin off if you are looking for a job you can do even if you have retired:

1. Seller

Got some items you wish to dispose of or you want to sell some stuff that you like making like paintings or knitted work? Why not start checking out sites like eBay and Amazon and start selling?

You can definitely make some money from your possessions and the things that you make. If you think eBay and Etsy aren’t enough, you can make your own e-commerce website to sell stuff. It is easy and not at all technical, you can try SquareSpace or Wix to sell directly to your customer.

Read More: Online Or Offline? Where To Start Your New Business

2. Blogger or writer

If you have a way with words and know how to build stories, you should definitely try your hands in being a writer or a blogger.

Share the stories that you created or talk about the things that interest you. Dig out your past experiences and talk about it. Or give tips on your hobbies like gardening, photography, cooking.

Read More: 10 Writing Jobs That Pays For Real

3. Seamstress

You can also earn a living by being a seamstress, especially now that not many are familiar with using a sewing machine.

If you can alter or mend special clothes, you can earn a lot of money. You can also sell the clothes and quilts you make.

You may think that this is a dying trade however, I have seen creative ways to sell your skills like embroidery a newborn’s name on a blanket or a collection of old shirts made into a quilt. I really want something like that for my daughter’s old rompers.

4. Baker or cook

Love cooking? People will definitely reach out to you if your delicacies are top notch.  Start by selling your food in parties and to your neighbors.

While word of mouth is a powerful source of advertisement, don’t ignore the power of social media as well. Nowadays, it is common to see people selling their bakery within the community Facebook group.

5. Tutor

Were you a teacher before or got a knack for teaching?

You can offer your services as a tutor to your neighbour’s children. You can also sign up on online tutoring platforms so you can reach out to students in need.

Even during lockdown, you can offer to tutor online. You can choose to teach the subject that you are most confident in. Many will choose to tutor in their native languages.

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6. Online Juror

Some companies require juries to help legal experts to look at cases in another perspective. You will be given all the resources to look at the case and help with the decision.

7. Customer Service Representative

If you are good with computers and familiar with troubleshooting, you can be a customer service representative.

In this job, you will be answering the calls or messages from customers who need help with their purchases or have inquiries about the company.

Read More: How to Resolve a Customer Service PR disaster

8. Virtual Assistant

If you can manage payroll and schedules, you can be hired as a virtual assistant. You will be helping your boss sort out their daily activities and also act on their behalf.

This job is best if you have previous experience being a secretary or personal assistant.

9. Pet sitter

For animal lovers, you can be a pet sitter for the pets in your neighbourhood.

You have to know what these pets need and ensure that you can watch over them while their owners are away. A good pet sitter should have knowledge of animal behaviour, basic first aid skills, and nutrition. They should know the best food to feed, and the Ultimate Pet Nutrition coupon code to gain the product discounts; ensuring that the animals are happy, and healthy whilst in their care. They should also be good communicators and be reliable and trustworthy.  

Read More: Best Jobs for Pet Lovers

10. Business consultant

If you are business savvy, you can be asked to recommend other strategies as a business consultant. With your years of experience in the business world, you can advise young entrepreneurs who are starting up their businesses.


Retirement does not mean that you stay in bed all day and watch television all day. If you like to make yourself useful, pursue a new interest and make some extra cash at the same time, going back to work part time or even freelancing is the way to go.

Alternatively, you can always think about giving back to society and volunteer your time with a worthy cause like foster a cat, work at the animal shelters or help out at the soup kitchen.

I hope that these 10 can guide you to the right direction and help you find a job that you can work on in your free time.

Here are some articles talking about retirement that may interest you:
A Word Of Advice: I Hate Retirement
Guest Post: How to stay afloat as an old person in a tech world?

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57 replies on “10 Jobs for Retirees Working from Home

  1. Oh gosh, really it looks like there’s a whole life out there for the retirees. I didnt realise there were SO many things you could do?!
    Lovely post. X I’m sharing this in our family group.❤

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  2. Love your post! I am retired and working ministry full time, which includes writing a blog and quarterly newsletter. We also have yearly projects which includes an outreach for seniors. I am busier now than when I worked full time in corporate employment.

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    1. I’ve been in Catholic Ministry for about years, so it morphed into my retirement.

      I blog (working4christtwo)

      Offer a Free Home study course on our Catholic Faith

      And am so blessed to be able to send lessons out to a large group of people every Sunday (God willing)

      There is great joy in a Faith Ministry, THANK YOU for yours

      God Be with you,

      Kally as you know I choose #5

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      1. 😊👍Great job. There is an urgent need for ministry right now people are living I fear, especially with this COVID-19. Giving them the Hope of Jesus is powerful. Thanks for your committed in reaching out to others.😊

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  3. What a great list, Kally–surely something for everyone. In my retirement, I’ve found blogging to be an enjoyable and challenging endeavor–keeping my mind sharp and my spirit fulfilled. It’s a delight to interact with people in the blogosphere from all over the world, to learn new things nearly every day, and find inspiration too–like here at your blog, Kally!

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    1. I am so happy that you have found a passion in blogging, Nancy and it is a great way to reflect on life, thoughts and network with everyone from all over the world. I hope you are doing well over your side.

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  4. Thank you for this post, Kelly. I hope i still can be a writer and bloger in my old days. To spend time by reading and writing seems very perfect. So many books, so little time.

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  5. Thanks for a nice post. One post retirement occupation cum hobby is farming! You earn and you learn and you are with nature. And of course you remain in good health too 🍀🍀

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