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5 MORE Ways to Make Money from Home in Retirement

Being retired is one of the great joys of life. You no longer have to put in hard hours, and you get to spend more time doing what you love. But this does not mean you cannot make more money. If you wish, you could leverage your lifetime of work experience into something you can do at your own pace. And this does not have to be getting another job. There are many ways retirees can stay at home and make some money. In this article, we will discuss five ways to make money from home in retirement. This is Part 2 - if you have not already, click here to read Part 1!

Try These Opportunities to Make Money From Home in Retirement!

  1. Babysitting

    Older gentleman babysitting for young child, feeding while sitting in a chairYour relatives, friends, former coworkers, and neighbors may want help with their kids now and again. You know it - you have probably been there before. If you enjoy the company of children, you can explore babysitting as a way to make some money and more memories. Taking care of these beautiful humans can be both enjoyable and rewarding. Being a retiree also gives you a competitive advantage. Parents are more likely to trust their kids with an experienced adult over a teenager. You could even help them with homework or picking up the kids from lessons or school. You can also explore online platforms such as urbansitter.com to find such work!

  2. Pet-Sitting

    retired couple sitting in living room while pet-sitting for dogAlternatively, pet sitting is also a possibility if you enjoy the company of furry friends. If you already have pets or had them before, you have some experience to show as well. You could also take the pets on a walk, and it will be enjoyable for both of you.

    If you don't have family or neighbors with pets that need sitting, you can sign up on websites such as Rover so people all around your community can learn about your services. Sign up to be a pet-sitter, and you can have people dropping off their pets for you to watch from the comfort of your home - and you'll get paid for doing something you enjoy!

  3. Be a Transcriptionist

    Retired woman working from home as transcriptionistTranscription jobs involve converting live or recorded audio into text on a page. You can work as a general transcriptionist, a legal transcriptionist, or a medical transcriptionist. One of the best aspects of transcribing work is that it can be done at any hour of the day or night. As a result, you'll be able to work around your family's schedule, appointments, or other priorities.

    The more you do it, the better you get. You'll be able to transcribe a minute or hour of audio faster as your transcribing skills improve. As a result, you may receive a higher pay rate per hour.

    In order to be a successful transcriptionist, you need to have skills such as good listening skills, good typing skills, and a detail-oriented and organized nature. Transcribing work can be found online on various websites. Check TranscribeAnywhere or GoTranscript to get started. It also has a course to get you started. You will also need a computer with a good internet connection. 

  4. Selling Arts and Crafts

    grandmother and granddaughter knitting together at homeIf you are a creative individual, crafting might be an enjoyable way to make some money as a retiree. Craft selling is a booming online business. Etsy, a global marketplace for unique and creative goods, is booming with sales of art, handcrafted, vintage things. You could even consider selling your craft on social media sites such as Facebook or Instagram.

    You can sell many things online. It could be personalized handmade items, which include custom orders for one-of-a-kind products. Other items that are at least 20 years old qualify as vintage on Etsy. You can also sell your art and photography. If you are good with sewing and working with fabric, you could even sell clothing and other accessories.

    You can set up a virtual shop on Etsy and start your own small business. As a seller on Etsy, you can take advantage of the site's reputation and how it distinguishes itself from other e-commerce platforms. In addition, it is possible to get your products in front of a large audience if you design and offer things that are a suitable fit for the platform.

  5. Teaching English as a Second Language

    pexels-vanessa-garcia-6325983Did you know that billions of dollars are spent learning English each year? The 'Teaching English as a foreign language' market attracts greatly values native speakers. You may start a rewarding career from the comfort of your own home by teaching English online. Globally, there's plenty of opportunities to make money teaching English online.

    Many companies hire native English speakers to teach online English classes to paying students. Each organization is slightly different in terms of hourly compensation, bonus structure, expectations, and onboarding. There are, however, a few industry-wide criteria to be aware of.

    You can earn money teaching English online even if you don't have a degree. A degree, on the other hand, broadens the choice of companies for which you can work. Even if you do not have a degree, you could get a certification from some companies that look for teachers. These certifications will take some time investment, but it can be a lucrative thing to do.

    However, there are some requirements that you will need. A computer with a good internet connection is required. Apart from that, you will have to set up a quiet environment where teaching online is disturbance-free. The only downside of teaching online can be working at odd hours. As most students will be on the other side of the globe, you will be working during their waking hours.

    You can get started with Cambly. This website does not require a degree, and the teaching is less formal. If you like the experience, you can consider applying to other websites requiring a formal qualification or any certification. Check out Education First and SayABC.

We hope this article can motivate you to find ways to make money as a retiree. The best thing about the options we have listed is that you can pick the time you work and then relax when you want. 

This is Part 2 of the blog series discussing ways to make money from home in retirement. Click here to read Part 1!

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