Do you have a job? a side hustle? a part-time money earner?
Do you want a job? a side hustle? a part-time money earner?
There are many reasons!
There are many reasons to be “employed” at this time of life:
- you like it that way
- perhaps you were deemed redundant and your job was taken from you unexpectedly/prematurely
- perhaps you miscalculated how much it costs to live in ‘retirement’
- possibly you have a variety of new hobbies that more income will help you develop
- maybe you were bored with ‘retirement’ and part-time work would challenge or entertain you
- maybe you’ve developed a travel bug and you’re looking for a way to marry travel and income
There are a ton of opportunities for pre-, early- and fully-retired persons – you just need to know where to look, how to find them.
An easy to peruse collection
Some time ago, I went on a mission to track down some of these opportunities and collate them into an easy to peruse collection.
Some of the jobs are online – which means you can work from anywhere in the world with an internet connection. Some are in your own town and you get to arrange your own schedule.
The best thing is this list is just the thin edge of the wedge! If it triggers an idea that you might like to do or you’re curious about, get on Google and see if you can find what you’re looking for. or contact me and ask if I’m aware of it… the longer I’m online, the more things that cross my desk!
Earning extra money can be fun!
Earning extra money in retirement can be fun, even if it’s a necessity. Usually, there is no such thing as ageism, skill matters more than a degree, flexibility is often a given.
The two things that I will end this post with are
- the list is unvetted – please do your own due diligence before signing on with a company.
- if you earn income, you need to follow the laws of your country about declaring income at tax-time.
If you’re already doing something fun or interesting to earn retirement money, please share in the comments below… or, if you’re earning extra money to allow you to do something you otherwise wouldn’t afford, let us know what!
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Thanks for sharing this list, Agnes. I am actually still working full-time, but have already been thinking about ways to earn a little fun money and keep my mind active after retirement. I have planned well financially, but one never knows–I like the security of knowing that I can continue earning after retirement, if the need or desire arises.
I had a side hustle doing WordPress web design and Blog management. The web design part got to be tedious even though the money was good. But when I got stressed out to the max, I dropped it. I hardly even blog on my biz site anymore. I love extra money, especially living the single girl life, but thought because I love to gab, I’d do it better by monetizing my new lifestyle blog. Easier and more fun, imo. So yes, blogging can be fun and something I can do way into my retirement years! I appreciate you sharing the… Read more »
Wow, Bren! Web design and blog management could be two full-time jobs, let alone a side hustle! There seems to be a side hustle for any interest these days, that’s what I love about being online! I’m curious how you’re monetizing your blog so I’m off to visit your place now!!
Oh luv, I haven’t begun to monetize my midlife blog yet but I’m working up some ideas for products and hopefully some sponsored content soon. 😉
Great post! Thank you.
It’s amazing the different opportunities out there!
These are great ideas, Agnes, I’m sharing these, with friends on FB.
Thanks, Christina! It’s amazing how many ideas there are out there. It was fun doing the research!
A very extensive list indeed! I think it’s great that people can make money like this – conventional jobs aren’t for everyone. Some people like to be different and making money in these new ways can be fun too! Thank you for sharing your list of money making ideas. visiting from MLSTL and pinned. 🙂
Hi, Cheryl! when the earning is a side hustle, the sky really is the limit. I love finding options and saying”Wow! whoever thought a person could earn good money doing something that fun!” And who knows what I haven’t listed here because I didn’t know it was a possibility!
Hi Agnes, this is a great list for those who are keen to make money in retirement and I’ve shared it. I enjoy volunteering in my community and sometimes help out as an outdoor activity leader for local school camps. That’s about enough for me at the moment.
Keeping active, busy, and feeling like what you do has value is so important, Debbie, whether there’s a paycheque involved or not.
Hi Agnes! I would love to earn a little pocket money from my blog but I’m not committed enough to find out how to do that. I think just because you are retired there is no reason you can’t work in some capacity. I have a client that I do bookkeeping for. It doesn’t take up much of my time but it does give me extra spending money. Thanks for sharing with us at #MLSTL and have a great week! xx
That sounds like a great side gig, Sue. The best part about earning a little spending money in retirement is that you can spend it on something more frivolous if you choose… with a clear conscience!
As we get older and face retirement I think it’s still important to retain a sense of purpose and a little extra income. Having a side hustle that you can continue as you age is a great way to keep the grey matter working and a little money for special things. #MLSTL
I agree with all of the above, Jo!! and the nice thing about retirement gigs is that they can be for fun or interest, not all about the size of the paycheque!
Now that I’ve left my part-time job I’ve been dabbling around in my head as to whether I want to earn a side income. For the moment I’m happy just getting my headspace back, but your list was very comprehensive and definitely gave me food for thought.
I’ve also earned a little bit on my blog from sponsored posts – but that’s just a fun bit of income, something more serious can wait for now.
Thanks for linking up with us at MLSTL and I’ve shared on my SM 🙂
Leanne! think about earning a bunch of money online and then you and hubby can come visit all us bloggers in North America!! 🙂
Hi Agnes – It’s very important to be intellectually occupied always, particularly after retirement. The money that comes along with a part-time job, I believe, is an added incentive. Care must be taken to ensure that the job is not a stressful one.
Came to your blog via the #MLSTL and I am sharing the post on my social network.
Hi, Pradeep! Thanks for the share… and I agree that any post-retirement job must be enjoyable, not stressful… even if the monetary aspect is a necessary one. Some way to stimulate the gray cells as we age is vital too!