Regardless of how exciting it is to no longer have to go to work every day once you retire, it’s still rather stressful knowing that you won’t have a steady source of the same level of income.
Whether you have pension funds, or Social Security benefits, chances are it’s not nearly as much as you made when you were working full time. For this reason, many retired folks choose to pick up side work that isn’t too strenuous for them, yet still generates a nice amount of income so that they can live comfortably.
If you’re wondering how you can make some side money after you retire, then look no further than these great ideas.
There are all sorts of secondhand clothing apps to try out nowadays. Whether you decide to sell on Facebook Marketplace or Poshmark, you’d be surprised to find that the little transactions start to add up. Selling even just a few items a day can make a significant amount of money. If you’re looking for a few hundred extra dollars a month, then selling your old belongings, or making a hobby of selling thrift store finds can be a great way to bring in some extra dough.
If you love being around children, then why not get paid for it? There are all sorts of parents out there looking for someone with experience under their belt, who knows what they’re doing with their kids. Many people often prefer older people as babysitters since they know they have more life experience and are better equipped in an emergency situation.
It’s important to note that depending on your physical state, you may not want to babysit children under a certain age, as they can require a significant amount of lifting and strenuous effort.
Rent Out Your House
If you own a big home, and you don’t need all that space, consider renting out a room in your house. Whether it’s to a permanent roommate or a temporary rental like Airbnb, it can be a great way to meet someone new, and also make some extra money to pay your expenses.
One of the most challenging parts of getting older is feeling your body start to degrade in health. A great way to ensure that you don’t let this happen to you is by getting plenty of exercise— and you might as well get paid for exercising while you’re at it!
Walking dogs is a wonderful way to get your heart rate up, move your body, and get paid by dog parents. Consider putting up a few signs in your neighborhood, and chances are you’ll get at least a few clients. There are plenty of busy people working full time who want to make sure their precious pooches get walked.