Earning from Home Ideas
There is no shortage of seniors starting new businesses after leaving their fulltime employment. But what I would like to cover in this article is the type of income-producing activities one can do at home rather than in an office. I’m more interested in researching ways that seniors can make money after retirement by ‘working for themselves’, monetising their hobbies or interests.
Passive Income, Aggressive Retirement
After all, retirees want to be able to enjoy their newfound freedom. They want to be able to go shopping at the drop of a hat. Women want to be free to meet their friends for coffee Monday morning. And guys of course, want the freedom to meet up with their buddies on the golf course mid-week. How is that for stereotypical statements but you get my drift.
Advantages of Making Money After Retirement from Home
If an activity can produce a side income but not get in the way of living the retired life, then all the better.
I like the fact that I can do a digital graphical design at 8pm while watching a movie at home with my husband. The next morning, I can upload it to a t-shirt or a coffee mug and offer it for sale.
I like the fact that I can track the stock market from the table in our caravan while we are exploring a new part of the country.
And I like that I can do SEO for my blog any time of the day or night.
Friends might drop in for a glass of wine mid-afternoon. No problem. The computer is closed, and socialising takes over.
How to make extra money from home is a question that attracts even more interest than usual, given pandemic lockdowns, social distancing restrictions and budgeting woes.
Many retirees welcome the idea of making a little extra income each week or month. But more often than not, retirees are also looking for a challenge that can add a certain level of structure to their day. So let’s see what we can come up with that would satisfy both goals. (more…)