If you're 65 or older, it doesn't mean that you have to stay at home and sit around doing nothing. As long as you have energy and willingness to work, here are some opportunities for you to consider.
You can monetize your experience and help other people with their business. If you've worked for many years in a certain field, others could use your knowledge on how to avoid common mistakes. A good place to start would be offering your services to your close social network. You can charge what you think is fair and work whenever you want because you'd be on a freelance job.
Again, you can make the most of your gained experience by becoming a mentor. There are a lot of young people that would like some guidance before starting a business, or to find their own vocation. You can even become a qualified coach, by following a course and get a Certified Professional Career Coach (CPCC) certification. Then, you should start as a volunteer to gain some confidence in yourself. Once you have some, you can start charging for your coaching.
You can turn all your skills into extra money by working as a freelancer. You can sign up on any online platform and give a detailed description of your abilities. You may end up getting a lot of clients! Many people look for some level of experience to do some tasks. For example, to write some articles for companies’ websites or personal blogs. You can find a wide range of freelance online job ideas!
If you have a relatively new car and it's in good shape, you can do many jobs just by driving. You could work as a chauffeur for Uber or Lyft, or you can offer your delivery services for companies like DoorDash or Instacart. There are also postal services that look for people to do the errands, like UPS. If you deliver by bike, it’s a good way to combine health and money!
If your goal isn't earning money and it's just a matter of feeling useful, don't hesitate to offer your services at nonprofit organizations. They always need extra hands to work at their events and to build new strategies in order to spread their messages. You can put all your experience into an altruistic job!
This is a job that you can do online or in person. Even if you're not a qualified teacher, your experience still counts and you can help young people who are studying careers related to what you know about. You can set your own schedule and your hourly fee. If you have some teaching skills, you can sign up as a substitute teacher in local schools.
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