When you reach your retirement age, you may find it easy to get bored because you don’t have anything to preoccupy yourself with. Some 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:
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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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.
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