9 Part-time Business Ideas for Retirees

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By Ann Sullivan

When you reach retirement age, life can slow down a bit. While you may enjoy not having the hectic pace, you may still want to work at something. There are things you can do to earn extra income and keep busy. You may not, however, want to go back to working for someone else. You can put your skills and knowledge to use and work for yourself. It’s a good idea to make a list of skills you have, combined with things you enjoy. This can help narrow it down. To further assist you, here are 9 part-time business ideas for retirees to help you get started.

1) Mentor or Tutor

You can put your knowledge and business experience to good use and help others as well. If you enjoy teaching and sharing your skills and expertise, this is a great part-time business. Whether it be tutoring students on a certain subject, or mentoring someone starting a small business, there’s money to be made. If you have a diverse background, start by making a list of your own experience and expertise. Also include the things you enjoy and know well. From there you can narrow down which areas you are best suited to help others in. You can get inexpensive advertising by creating a flier and posting it around your community. There are also online sites such as Craigslist and Facebook. You can create a Facebook page about your services and invite your friends to like and share it.

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