To put it bluntly, the current economic environment stinks. Inflation is degrading the value of retirees’ savings at a noticeable rate and retired persons are picking up part-time jobs like never before. Here are a few options for retirees looking for part-time employment.
Delivering the local newspaper or mail is one of the easiest ways to make decent cash for a minimal time commitment. All you need is a license, a working vehicle and a clean driving record.
Retirees are in a better position to recommend home improvement fixes than the typical youngster. As such, the average AARP-eligible person is a perfect fit for a part-time sales job at Lowe’s or Home Depot.
Even the smallest of towns have local, minor league sports teams that regularly hold events. Being a ticket-taker or parking attendant at one-time or semi-regular events also usually brings with it fringe benefits aside from a paycheck.
Gentleman (or Gentlewoman) Farmer
If you plan on putting a reasonable bit of work into it, your home garden can pay serious dividends. Organic vegetables are a booming cottage industry, as evidenced by the surge in farmers’ markets around the country.
If you’ve got a way with people and a reliable Internet connection, you can make decent money as a Customer Service Representative. From fielding complaints to diagnosing technical issues, CSR work has something for everyone.
It’s hardly a secret that the United States is one litigious country. Legal research is a growing field of freelance work that can be quite lucrative even for those without training or a background in paralegal studies.
Everyone is an expert in something, and there’s no shortage of places online where you can leverage your expertise into dollars through freelance writing. If you’re a decent writer and have a firm grasp of English grammar, it’s a viable option that requires a minimal time investment.
Whether your former career involved a licensed trade or a white-collar profession such as medicine or law, your knowledge is still quite valuable. You can parlay your experience into a consulting gig online that can be quite profitable with a big of legwork.
If you’ve got a good eye for a bargain and a head for numbers, then e-commerce merchant might be the right side job for you. From eBay entrepreneurs to Craigslist deal-makers, there are loads of people making money by buying and selling online.
Hopefully by now, you have a sense of what’s out there and what’s possible as far as part-time retirement income is concerned. If you think outside the box a little, you can find tons of employment opportunities.