Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Awesome Work-From-Home Jobs

One way to earn extra money is to sell your best photos.
A large number of Americans have discovered that it is absolutely essential they work after they have begun to collect their Social Security. It is simply not possible for many retirees to survive without supplementing their Social Security income. However, they may not have the energy and stamina to work full-time outside the home like they did when they were younger. The question becomes, what can they do to earn a little extra money from home?

Many retirees and younger adults have been pleased to discover there are a variety of ways they can supplement their income, regardless of their age, even if they find it difficult to get out. As a result, I have invited guest blogger, Good Nellie, to share her very useful list of work-from-home jobs.  Not all of these ideas will appeal to everyone.  Many of them require some knowledge of how to use a computer; a few require no computer use at all.  However, even if just one or two of these ideas works for you, the extra money could make your retirement more comfortable.  Below is the guest post from Good Nellie. Most of the suggestions have one resource where you can find additional information about how to pursue that possibility.  You may also find other ideas online.

10 Awesome Work-from-Home Jobs for Retired Persons


Working after retirement needs to be something which brings you pleasure, rather than causing you to be stressed out. Many people have discovered they need to earn extra money for a better lifestyle or to repay some of their debts, but they still want to enjoy their later years.
Whatever your situation, there are ways you can earn money by working from the comfort of your home.
So, does it mean you will only be able to earn a small amount?  No, in some cases you can earn quite a significant amount in your golden years by working from home, depending on the time you put into it.
Before discussing ways to make money after retirement, first let's look at the advantages of working after retirement.

      Undoubtedly, you can work towards financial stability and paying off debt, if any.
      You can take advantage of the increased Social Security benefits you will receive, especially if this helps you postpone collecting your benefits until the age of 70.
      People working after retirement may stay more active and more socially connected, which can result in better health.
      You can choose to work part-time and enjoy your leisure time instead of working full-time.
      You can explore new fields (which do not require specialization and extensive education) which you may have always wanted to try.

But, the question is, what are some of the ways senior citizens can earn money from home? Let us find out.

10 Work from home ideas for retired people

1.     Being a tutor

One of the best ways to make money after retirement is to use your lifelong experience to earn extra income. If you like teaching from the comfort of your home, consider becoming an online tutor.

You will be able to guide students of all ages, review materials, etc. Moreover, teacher certifications are not necessary. Think about how satisfying it will be if you help someone learn a subject.

2. Enjoy professional blogging
This is one enjoyable way to make money online. Share to your heart’s content on any topic which interests you with your readers. You never know, your blog might become one of the popular ones (such as this blog: baby-boomer-retirement.com.)
And, if your blog becomes a popular one, you can easily have a steady income from the advertising revenue on it. It is not too difficult to earn a couple of hundred dollars a month by working flexible hours from the comfort of your home. Not too bad, right?

3. Become an online juror
Have you been a fan of detective stories and you love analyzing situations? Have you ever thought this could help you earn money?
Yes, you can use your analytical mind to serve as a mock juror online. All you have to do is be analytical and enjoy processing large amounts of evidence and give your opinion.

4. Reviewing a website
If you’ve always loved to analyze things critically, you can become a website tester. By becoming one, you will review websites and analyze them critically.
It is one of the best ways to get income in retirement since you don’t need to have any specialized knowledge. You will review a website just as a normal person might.
You simply have to browse through the websites and share your experience so the websites can be made user-friendly.

5. Being a search engine evaluator
This is somewhat similar to the last money-making idea. You can make money online by being a search engine evaluator.
To do this, you have to browse through certain topics in various search engines and report errors so that the technical persons can fix them.

6. Organizing your photos and selling them
You may have lots of photographs on your phone or computer. Now is the time to organize them and pick out the very best ones.
There are websites for stock photos where you can sell your photographs and earn a decent amount of money when other people purchase them to use on their blogs or articles.
This may also be a fun opportunity for baby boomers to roam around, click pictures, and earn money.

7. Earn by doing paid searches
There are companies which employ people to do paid searches. When you do, you earn points that you can redeem for a gift or even cash.
Though you can’t make a large amount of money, it is not a bad option for a side gig.

8. Taking advantage of knowing multiple languages
Do you love different languages? Now is the time to use that to your benefit. Become an online translator and earn extra income.
Frequently, your work will be conducted by phone or video.
When doing so, you can also nurture your love for that language. There are several companies which hire translators.  One is listed below.  You may also find an opportunity to tutor or teach a second language in your community.

9. Renting the unused space in your home
You may even earn money without doing anything. How is it possible? Simply rent out any unused portions of your home to someone who needs storage space or who wants to rent a bedroom in your house.
You may even rent out your unused garage. When you are retired, you may be able to manage with only one vehicle.  If so, you can rent your extra garage space.  Advertise in your local newspaper or let your neighbors know you would be willing to rent out your garage.  They may have an extra car or a bunch of boxes they would love to store in your garage.

If you live in an area where basements are common, you may also find you can rent out a part of your basement to store boxes or furniture for someone else.  You earn extra money without the need to do anything.

10. Become a brand advocate for a company
It sounds lucrative to be a brand advocate of an organization, doesn't it? Yes, life may truly start at sixty!
You can become an online brand advocate for a product or a brand and answer online queries about that product.
You will have to know the products well so you can offer advice and recommend them to the target customers.  This could be a great opportunity if you have retired from a large company, but would still like to earn a little extra income by advocating for the products you know so much about.
It will help you if you have been loyal to a brand and its particular products. You will enjoy the job even more.

Not only are these ideas great retirement income streams, but you may also being doing something noble. Imagine how many people you could be helping out with your knowledge and experience.

The average pay for the above retirement jobs begins at about $10 per hour. However, it can go up to $22 per hour or more, depending on the type of work and your experience. In addition, the more time you devote, the greater your opportunity to earn more.

When you are searching for how to make money at age 60 or older, you may not want to only search for work-from-home opportunities.  If your health permits you to work outside your home and you enjoy that, then you should also look for part-time opportunities in the community, working in local shops or part-time for neighborhood businesses. However, if possible, do not opt for a stressful job; this is the time to enjoy life. Do not just focus on the money. Do whatever you like to do.

So, go ahead… Enjoy your golden years, earn a decent amount, and have a great lifestyle!

Author Bio:

Good Nelly analyzes financial happenings and writes articles to help her readers plan for their financial future. She has been associated with Debt Consolidation Care for a long time. However, she has contributed articles to other websites, too.

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