50 Good Work At Home Jobs For Retirees And The Elderly!

Are you ready to explore 50 good work at home jobs for retirees, and elderly folk’s. How about exploring a legit work at home opportunity? Well let’s begin..

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Retirement is here, which means relaxation is here! Maybe that relaxation has turned into boredom or you just want some extra cash. Either way, I’ve compiled a list of 50 work at home jobs for retirees to review. I’ve arranged these jobs by categories so that you can look through the categories that best appeal to you.

If you left a job that really meant a lot to you and want to stay at home with an opportunity to dive into that field again, you may find something on this list that gives you that chance! Below you will find 50 work at home job options for retirees.

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Jobs Categories:

Creative Personalities:

  • Etsy
  • Amazon Homemade
  • eBay
  • Create Greeting Cards
  • Writing:
    • Upwork
    • Fiverr
    • ProBlogger
    • BloggingPro
    • Guru
    • Contena
    • Writing Competitions
    • Writer/Editor

These jobs are meant for those with a creative hand. If you’ve always had a hidden (or exposed) talent of arts and crafts or writing- these jobs are for you. Etsy, Amazon Homemade, and eBay are all platforms for selling arts and crafts.

Have you always had a knack for customizing greeting cards or making them homemade? There are companies like Blue Mountain Arts, Calypso Cards, Oatmeal Studios, and Shade Tree Greetings that will pay you to create greeting cards.

Or maybe you’re the writer in the family. Upwork, Fiverr, ProBlogger, BloggingPro, Guru, and Contena are all freelance platforms that provide an opportunity to submit applications to write for clients in need of anything ranging from drafting legal papers to creating blog posts.

You can also sign up on platforms like Upwork, to showcase your web design or photography talents. The job opportunities have a long range of positions available to you!

Maybe you prefer the competitive side of things and want to compete in writing competitions. There is a plethora of writing competitions online that you can apply to from the comfort of your home. Prefer to write for yourself, while aiming for publication, or editing for someone who wants to do the same?

Start writing in your expertise (whether creative writing or how to guides) and submit your manuscripts to the publishing company of your choice.  Whatever you choose; these things can be completed at your home.


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  • Virtual Assistant
  • Consultant
  • Customer Service Representative
  • Call Center Consultant
  • Travel Agent

If you retired from a job in the administrative field and missing it, you should check out one of these jobs! As a virtual assistant, you do everything you would as an assistant in an office- you just get to do it virtually!

As a consultant, you offer your expertise for whatever field you left or may have expert advice in- and yes, you can really do this from the comfort of your home. As a customer service representative and call center consultant, you’re able to do exactly as you would in a call center or store.

You would be a representative of a company, but virtually. So they would send you all the necessary supplies needed to give the best customer service from your home, usually thru telecommunication. Sometimes those companies are travel companies, so you would be able to be someone’s travel agent!

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  • Telephone Nurse
  • Get Paid to Lose Weight

These two jobs are very different from each other, but if you left the healthcare field you may be interested in partaking in both! As a telephone nurse, you act as a WebMD or online nurse for people asking for medical advice. You can also dive back to your field, through working companies that pay you to lose weight.

Healthy Wage, is a company that offers wellness challenges for cash prizes. This is a real thing! If your doctor has been on your back about losing weight, or getting in shape, why not get paid while doing it?

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Care Takers:

  • Babysitting
  • Caregiver
  • Nanny
  • Pet sitting

If you have a nurturing personality or retired from your daycare business, why not bring another version of that home with you. You can offer the same type of services that day cares offer in your home- this can even extend to pets!

There are services like Wag and Rover out there to help you run a successful pet sitting business. You communicate and book these sittings at your home directly from their App or website! It’s really that simple!

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  • Academic Tutor
  • Musical Tutor
  • Art Teacher
  • Online Adjunct Professor
  • English Tutor

If you retired from your teaching job or happened to excel in certain subjects, but didn’t work in that subject you can tutor someone to help them excel in that subject too. This can range from music to arts to academics. You can also take it a step further and become an online adjunct professor with an online university.

Online universities are becoming a popular alternative for students and you can be a part of it by applying to teach with one of these programs. If you are interested in helping people internationally, you can also offer English lessons to people around the world.

You can do this through Skype if you want to give them a conversational feel to the teaching or you can create online lessons to help them through the language. Either way, this can all be done from the comfort of your living or bedroom!

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  • Brand Advocate

Are you a big advocate for a nonprofit organization or organization in general? Check to see if they hire online brand advocates. You could get hired to help that organization with the audience they represent through working with their virtual team.

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  • Financial Advisor
  • Bookkeeper
  • Tax Preparer

If you have a way with numbers or have been doing your taxes for 30 years, you could work at home in the financial field. If you prefer to handle the numbers, you can act as a bookkeeper. If you prefer to offer advice in this field, you can act as a financial advisor. Or if you simply want to stick with helping others file their taxes each year, you can act as a tax preparer- everyone has to file their taxes.

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  • Online Cooking Lessons
  • Dietician
  • In House “Bakery”
  • Caterer

Are you a chef or do a really good job baking for others? Choose any of these options to open a home bakery, catering service, or offer to help others find healthy alternatives with their eating habits.

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Landlord Role:

  • Airbnb

Did you retire and leave a home behind? Or maybe you have a house too big for you and enjoy having company. Either way, check out Airbnb as an option to offer a part of your home or your entire home as a place for travelers to stay on their vacations or business trips. It’s like having a hotel service out of your home, but you set the prices and you get the money.

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  • Garage Sale
  • Let Go
  • Offer Up
  • Decluttr

Do you have a lot of stuff around your home? Is your partner complaining about the mess in the garage, but you’re holding on to things because they are worth something? Have a garage sale! Or look at the online options like Let Go, Offer Up, and Decluttr to sell your things online.

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  • Barbershop
  • Auto Repair
  • Gardener
  • Sewing/Alterations

If you’re more of a hands-on kind of person, consider having a mini barbershop or auto repair service out of your home. If you prefer a softer approach, try selling your fruits and vegetables from your garden or offering sewing and alterations to brides or dry cleaners.

Custom Made:

  • Quilt Making
  • Jewelry Maker

If you still like to be hands on, but in a craftier kind of way, offer quilt or jewelry making options online. People love to purchase homemade jewelry and quilts. You could really cash out with these options.

Tech Savvy:

  • Website Tester
  • Search Engine Evaluator
  • Online Surveys
  • Online Juror

Last, but not least, if you are a tech savvy retiree, these options are a great way to make extra cash at home. You won’t be able to pay bills with these options, but if you’re always on the computer, why not check them out to bring in a few extra bucks.

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How to Be a Successful Home Worker:

The online options for work at home jobs for retirees are endless, but be careful of scams. The world wide web is a big place and unfortunately, some people take advantage of those looking for jobs online. If you are afraid of being scammed or have found yourself scammed too many times, be sure to check reviews for any and every job that you consider.

Also, remember you can advertise these jobs on freelancing platforms, Craigslist, or right from your social media. You don’t have to leave the house to get clients, but beware of scams and search carefully.

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Do you have something to say about your experience with working at home as a retiree? Maybe Something to add about your success or failures with this lifestyle? If you do, please take the time and leave your comment at the bottom. I would love to hear it! Thanks for reading my post, and good look with your success!

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6 thoughts on “50 Good Work At Home Jobs For Retirees And The Elderly!

  1. This is a great post. Especially since I see more and more people who have officially retired looking for something else to do. I’m listening to people and it seems that money is only a small part of entering this phase in life. Many are looking to take better care of their health now that they have more time. There are also others who want to use their developed skill set in a different way and you give some good resources to start with.

    1. Well thank you CW for commenting and sharing your extra insight. My whole goal with this post, as well as my other post, is to inform people. Especially those looking to make a career online. The more you know, the better right? Or at least for this case lol. Thanks again for commenting and good luck with your success.

  2. This is a great list of jobs and hobbies elderly people could do when they retire.

    I like how you diversified your selection to more fun things like baking cakes, all the way to making good extra money by writing online.

    I think whatever someone does, make sure it’s something they love and that they also incorporate some physical activity into their daily life to stay strong.

    1. Thank you so much for the complements. My whole goal is to make people aware! Thanks for clarifying me doing so. Take care, and good luck with your success.

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