Part-Time Jobs To Consider For Retirees

With the current economic situation still not getting any better coming out from its worse conditions several years ago, it may be quite difficult for retirees to fully depend on their retirement fund to get by indefinitely. The lucky set may be fortunate to have their retirement fund last them 10 to 20 years. But for most of the upcoming retirees, their funds may only last them a few years before it may run out.

When faced with such a situation, it may be necessary for some people who are about to retire to look for additional sources of income to supplant their retirement fund in order for it to last longer. One of the best options available is to get a part-time job, especially for those retirees who still has the capacity and the ability to do it in their retirement years. Here are some of the part-time jobs that retirees may consider having.

Freelance Consultant

If you have an extensive experience on a certain industry, you can become a freelance consultant. There are many firms which may require the services of an experienced consultant on a project basis. Your job experience may be quite useful in this instance and it may give you a means to earn additional income during your retirement. And even better, you don’t have to do it on a regular basis or even take up a majority of your retirement.

Teaching and Tutoring Jobs

There are many organizations that may look for instructors for non-credit classes. There are also enrichment classes that hire instructors with extensive experience in a certain industry as the only important requirement. Tutoring services may also be a good employment opportunity for retirees with tutoring skills and a college degree to back it up.

Government Jobs

There are quite a lot of seasonal and part-time work available for retirees in government. It is probably one of the best sources of part-time jobs where age discrimination may be less likely encountered. Retirees can try and inquire at their local, city or state government agencies in order to find out more about them.

Online Business

One other option for retirees to have some added source of income is to try and build an online business. It may not necessarily be selling stuff that you no longer need around the home on eBay or on Craigslist. It may be quite easy for retirees to set up a website about a certain niche market or write up a blog. Other options include selling ad space on the website if it already begins to catch a considerable amount of traffic. This will be another potential income source that retirees may consider exploring.


Posted by Ardent Editor on Jun 5 2011 in Retirement Life Tags: , , , , , ,

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