Many people are tired of long hard work days, spending years planning and waiting for retirement, dreaming of days on the golf course and leisure travel opportunities. But the fact is that many newly retired people get bored or feel financial constraints after the first few weeks of retirement. Funnily enough many are eager to jump back into work and find a part-time job to fulfill their needs. Below we have 10 great job ideas for the retiree.
1. Freelance Writer
Freelance is a great way to earn extra money whilst fitting in with your own schedule and also exercise your creative itch if you enjoying writing. You can work anywhere as long as you have a laptop connected to WiFi, does it sound cool to you?
You can be a property caretaker or an elderly caregiver. A property caretaker needs to landscape, plant trees, do routine cleanups, etc. An elderly caregiver assists individuals with daily activities. These jobs might give you opportunities to travel without all the expenses. Better yet, you can find jobs with your friends as this work often needs several people to finish. You can find short-term or long-term options and that’s what makes these jobs very flexible.
3. Pet Sitter
If you’re a patient animal lover, you can be a pet sitter. You can work for families, friends and neighbors who need someone to help out when they’re at work or away on vacation or business. Or you can work for a company that provides animal care. Anyhow, it’s a not-bad job for the retiree.
If you love driving, you can be a driver. You can have a flexible schedule by working for yourself or companies like Uber, Lyft, or Amazon and get well-paid. You can drive your car shuttling back and forth in the streets, talking to different people, sharing their stories and building a connection with people so to decrease your loneliness and make extra money.
A bookkeeper is responsible for recording day-to-day financial transactions of a business, like writing the daybooks, which contain records of purchases, sales, receipts, and payments. If you’re comfortable using accounting software programs like QuickBooks and Microsoft Excel, you may consider a job of bookkeeper.
6. Event Staff
If you’re a fan of music, theater, and the arts, an event staffing role could be an excellent part-time choice. You’ll be able to watch the show while you work. You can also get paid, sometimes even with free or discounted tickets to other events.
If you’re interested in working with children, then working as an aide could be your ideal choice. You don’t need a degree in education to get hired in many school districts. Your duties might include fielding questions, shelving books, helping patrons check out, etc.
Retail jobs are everywhere, especially around the holidays. You can easily find one according to your availability. For example, UPS and FedEx hire thousands of holiday helpers. You also might get discounts or other perks from this job.
9. Hotel Concierge
If you know all the best things to do and places to go, you can consider becoming a concierge at a hotel. You can help guests choose restaurants, tours, events, and activities and provide them with the best solutions.
10. Tour Guide
If you’re a well-rounded and knowledgeable person and know your local area well, you could make a perfect tour guide. It is a great job to make new acquaintances while earning some extra money. There is no better way to share knowledge and love for a place than by being a tour guide.
11. Senior Model
If you like to be in front of the camera, you can consider becoming a senior model. You may have dreamed of it when you were young but never had the opportunity. Now it’s time to satisfy your desires. Models are in high demand by modeling agencies and stock photographers. So go ahead and have a try!
12. Personal Assistant
Life has sped up drastically since the development of society. Many youths cannot handle work, home, and children. Therefore, they need a personal assistant to help share some tasks like picking up dry cleaning, shopping for gifts, etc. Retirees can help with this while enjoying the freedom of not necessarily working from a fixed location. Many assistant works can be done remotely and it gives retirees the option to get out while earning some extra cash.