July 12, 2013

5 Simple Part-Time Jobs Seniors Can Take to Keep Busy this Summer

Filed under: boomer,Seniors — seniorlivingguide @ 10:37 am

Courtesy of Dixie Somers [dixiesomers@gmail.com]

With the summer months rolling around, advice you may find yourself looking to stay busy if you are a retiree. For many people, click the fun of a completely idle retirement only lasts so long, treat and before you know it, you are looking to get involved in something new. What can you do to earn a little cash this summer and keep busy? Here are 5 great part-time jobs for seniors this summer.

Work From Home
If you are saving up for that stunning vacation, but you are tired of making long commutes, what about getting involved with online work? There are many companies that allow you to sit down at your computer and work from home, whether you are helping someone troubleshoot their computer or selling a product. This is a good way to reach out and earn moneey without having to ever hit the highway for a long commute.

Park DistrictSeniors Working
Take a look around and see what kind of jobs your park district might have to offer. If you are someone who really loves the idea of taking care of the flowers and the grounds, they can help you. If you are someone who is skilled in some kind of art or craft, they might want you to teach a class. If you want to get out and meet people and be outside, this is a fantastic job for you.

Seasonal Worker
There are plenty of jobs that are available if you are not too picky about keeping it come fall. Take a look at your local restaurants, food stands and stadiums to see if they are in need of any seasonal help at all. Choose a job with a level of physical labor that suits you. This is a fantastic way to get out of the house and to make friends when you are feeling a little pent up.

Consulting
If you spent any time in business at all, consider consulting. This is a great chance for you to use your business-savvy skills to help grow a business, but it also allows you to work your own hours For example, think about helping a business market their product or brand with promotional items like custom towels. You can help a company establish a brand with sports towels, tote bags, or shirts.

Tutor
Are you a whiz at English? Do you find that you can run circles around radicals? Do you love the piano? If so, you may need to consider tutoring. Tutoring can bring you into contact with a wide number of students, and you will find that you can really enrich the lives of others. Take a moment to think about what subjects might suit you, and to consider how you can get started. Remember that people also love to be tutored on things like cooking and musical instruments.

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