Great Part-Time Jobs for Retirees

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.

Local Delivery Courier
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.
Home Repair Specialist
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.

Event Staff
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.

Customer Service
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.

Legal Research
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.

Freelance Writer
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.

E-Commerce Merchant
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.

The Wrap-Up
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.

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