As a retiree, there’s no reason why, in this modern day and age, you should return to the 9-5 grind if you’re looking for a bit of extra cash, or simply something to do with your time.
The world of freelancing is lucrative and provides you with an incredible amount of freedom, enabling you to do what you want, when you want, without having to wear a uniform, and you can be your own boss.
If this sounds like the life for you, here are eight of the best jobs for retirees.
#1 Writing Resumes
Consider the average working person these days. Trying to hold down a job while attempting all the jobs you need to do throughout the day and then additionally trying to find a new job. There simply aren’t enough hours in the day. With this in mind, people need resumes written for them. What better person is there than you! If this is for you, check out website services such as Resume Service.
#2 Virtual Assistant
Small businesses to top leading global corporations need assistance. These are individuals that can answer emails, organise people’s schedules and just help out with the day to day running of operations.
Otherwise known as ‘VA’s’, you may even get the chance to get involved with event planning, marketing or any other tasks that the business needs you to carry out. Team Double-Click and IVAA are the best places to get started.
#3 Become an Online Reviewer
Have you ever wondered how you could live a life reviewing new and exciting products and get paid for it? Well, now you can. By becoming an online reviewer, you can get sent products by companies, use them for a week or two, fill out a survey, give the company your feedback and you get paid for it.
It’s that simple! Likewise, you can do the same for new websites and online services. Just head over to websites like Best Assignment Writers to get started.
#4 Customer Service Representative
If you’ve ever been online to a service or a website and used a live chat feature to communicate with a member of staff about a product or a membership/account query, you’ll already know that there has to be a member of staff at the other end of the line.
There’s no reason why this person can’t be you! If you’ve got a knack for handling customers and dealing with questions in a polite, understanding and knowledgeable way, this job could be ideal for you. There is a vast collection of hours you can work to suit you, and the pay varies per company or service. Some of the best places to look for one of these jobs is LiveOps or Working Solutions.
#5 Online Tutoring
During your working life, you may have been a teacher, a lecturer, a professor or maybe you even have a special skill or talent that you excel in. Maybe you fluently know another language? If this is the case, you have a world of opportunity in front of you.
The online tutoring industry is booming, and there is always a vacancy where someone wants to know what you’ve got to teach. If this interests you, websites such as UK Top Writers and Custom Essay are great places to start.
#6 Freelance Writer
No matter what kind of text you read online, whether it’s website text, a product description, an article or any other written content, this text needs to be written by someone. Since the boom of the freelancing industry, this kind of work has never been more lucrative.
Using websites such as People Per Hour or Upwork, you can easily sign up, apply for jobs and connect with businesses who can offer you work. You can take on as much or as little as you please and you can work your own hours!
#7 Become an Academic Writer
Writers for the academic writer industry have never been more sought after. If you’re talented or knowledgeable about any subject, there’s freelancing work for you. Sites like Grade On Fire (as featured on The Huffington Post in “Dissertation Writing Services” post) and Big Assignments are ideal for finding work writing essays, research papers and other assignment types on behalf of students who simply don’t have time.
#8 Freelance Editor
Finally, to conclude my list of jobs is the coveted freelance editor. You’ll already be fully aware that there are countless websites, services, businesses, magazines and news outlets on the internet, each one attempting to handle hundreds, if not, thousands of pieces of content every week.
This is why so many of these businesses are looking for freelance editors who can filter through the work on their behalf. In this role, you can work your own hours while reading through articles, making corrections according to your employer’s preferences and then submitting the final copy. To get started, look at websites such as Indeed.
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