Life doesn't end at retirement. There are so many fun and challenging part-time jobs available that can occupy your time and increase your retirement fund.
1. Freelance in your chosen industry
Freelancing numbers are on the rise for those aged 65 and over, with the number of self-employed people in the age bracket increasing from 159,000 to 469,000 between 2001 and 2016. A freelancing job is perfect for those who are retiring, as you can choose your own hours and work in almost any industry imaginable. Even those with medical experience can delve into the world of freelancing; stay at home jobs such as a telemedicine physician are now viable part-time job options for retirees.
2. Dog walking
Get active and earn money at the same time as a part-time dog walker. This is the ideal occupation for animal lovers who don't mind walking long distances. Those interested in this kind of job don't need any qualifications, but it might be worth investing in Public Liability insurance to cover yourself if the dog bites a member of the public.
Turn your hobby into a job and sell on the things you make. If you're a knitter, baker or candlestick maker, your handcrafted items could sell for a lot of money. Set up your own online website and you'll have your small business up and running in no time.
4. Seasonal work
It's never too late to grab your passport and explore the world; best of all, businesses in foreign countries are hiring all year around. Moving abroad is clearly a popular choice among retirees, with more than 40% of people aged 65 and over choosing to spend their golden year in sunny Spain. Popular part-time jobs abroad include cleaning jobs and working in a resort or bar; many business-savvy retirees even decide to set up their own business while they're out there.
Do you have an eye for detail, able to spot grammatical errors that no-one else can? Then a part-time job in proofreading might be for you. This is the ideal occupation for avid readers who know their commas from their semi-colons but don't want to commit all of their retirement years to the job. Proofreading jobs usually offer flexible hours and might even give you the option to work from home.
According to Office for National Statistics figures just under 1.2 million people over the age of 65 are working or seeking job opportunities to earn extra money. When you think outside the box, a part-time job after retirement can be enjoyable and become an invaluable experience.
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