While it’s often tough to give up a full-time career in order to retire, it is also a way to truly enjoy the fruits of your labor. Once you are retired it is still possible to generate a limited income, allowing you to dabble in new hobbies and activities while earning a side income. Here are some of our top 20 no-cost ways to make side money as a retiree:
Rent or Share Your Home
With the advent of online communities and services such as AirBnB.com, renting or sharing your home has become easier than ever. If you own more than one home or if you are interested in renting out a room in your primary property, doing so is possible by choosing your preferred service and sharing your listing to get started.
Homemade Food and Baked Goods
If you love to cook homemade meals and create baked goods for loved ones year-round, consider the opportunity to sell your creations. There are multiple online services available for serving homecooked meals depending on your location and community.
Visit local shops and farmer’s markets to inquire about selling your baked goods. Many local communities host events that allow citizens of the area to sell their goods when abiding by set rules.
Surveys and Market Research
Making money from home while you are retired has never been easier than with the use of survey applications along with market research opportunities. Various survey companies and downloadable apps provide opportunities to complete surveys in exchange for pay. Always thoroughly research survey companies and applications you are interested in using to avoid potential scams. Survey companies do not require you to enter sensitive financial information or other personal details when registering as a user and should be avoided if you are prompted to do so at any time.
Temp Agency / Seasonal Positions
Visit your local temp agency to inquire about positions that are only temporary and within your wheelhouse. Temp agencies are ideal if you have a set schedule you are willing to work or if you are satisfied with any position to help occupy your time while making money. It is also possible to search for seasonal positions locally or when visiting your temp agency, as many stores hire during the holidays when stores are the busiest and require more staff.