|Written by Bill Hanks|
If you are retired or in the process of retiring, you might want to consider working part time. ¬†Once you retire, you are on a fixed income. ¬†A little extra income can come in handy in many ways. ¬†This article provides some tips for retirement employment.
1. ¬†You can't beat experience. ¬†If you have experience in your area of expertise, consider doing work as a consultant. ¬†You can beat the competition by lowering your rates. ¬†Just have some business cards made up and mail or pass them out to past clients. ¬†Zazzle.com has many great samples to select from. ¬†You can do anything from accounting to piano tuning. You might be able to use skills that you haven't used in years. ¬†Those skills are still there.
2. ¬†Venture down a new avenue. ¬†Now that you are retired, you can try out a new venture. ¬†This might mean retooling, but you have time to do it now. ¬†Maybe you have a hobby that you would like to exploit. ¬†Many retirees find their love and start working at it. ¬†Many seniors like to make and sell arts and crafts. ¬†You could open a flea market. ¬†I know a guy that goes to auctions and buys items. ¬†He then resells them at other auctions for a profit.
3. ¬†I use to think that junk collectors were a lower life form. ¬†Then I discovered that there is big money in collecting and selling junk. ¬†If you have a pick up truck, get a partner and drive through communities on trash day. ¬†Pick up old stoves and metal items that are being tossed out. ¬†Then take them to a recycle station and sell them.
4. ¬†Going Extreme. ¬†If you have the courage to really step out, try becoming a tour guide. ¬†You can set up a tour, travel and make a few dollars on the side. ¬†Another idea is to sell something nobody else does. ¬†You might be able to do this through a catalog. ¬†I knew a guy who would buy building supplies for construction workers. ¬†He would take orders, go to a sawmill, buy the lumber and deliver it. ¬†He used a small trucking company to transport loads, to fill his orders. Think outside the box.
5. ¬†Personal and Home Care Aide. ¬†You typically help elderly, ill or disabled people with everyday activities ranging from bathing and getting dressed to running errands. Other duties might include light housekeeping, companionship, grocery shopping, meal preparation and medication monitoring.
6. ¬†Web Sites. ¬†Use your computer and look for something. ¬†Commongood Careers is an excellent place to start looking. ¬†The web is loaded with sites like this. ¬†Be careful though of fees though.
7. ¬†The Bottom line. ¬†If you have an income, you have nothing to lose and everything to gain. ¬†You just need to seek out what you want to do. ¬†Put a smile on your face. ¬†These are fun times for you.