Planning for an early retirement and not sure how you would kill time?
Retirement doesn’t come with a clause that you can’t work anymore! Perhaps it’s the time to work for your passion and chase your dreams. You can always take up some side jobs that would keep you occupied and in the same time fetch you some dollars. Some people start feeling low after they retire and are not able to cope up with the sudden change from being overly busy to doing nothing. A little work you do could be a motivation for yourself and make you feel optimistic about yourself.
Researchers say that it’s not good to shut yourself completely from the work life at a younger age. Taking up a part-time job could keep your mental and physical health at balance. This would change the way any retiree to feel that they are no longer fit to work and would be spending all day sticking around the couch to watch TV or play video games. Early retirement has certain benefits as well.
To all the retirees out there and those who are planning for an early retirement, we share with you 10 interesting part-time jobs to take up after your retirement and spend quality time.
10 Interesting side jobs:
Wear your host cap and meet new people
If you love meeting new people and interacting with them, then hosting tourists can be a great option. There are sites like Airbnb, homestay etc. where you can rent out a room to tourists. You can share your knowledge about the place and suggest the places to visit etc. All you need to do is register on their website and add details of the room along with pictures and facilities provided.
Pick up your paint brushes and create Artworks
If art was sometimes your passion but work life kept you away from your brushes, then now it’s time to chase it. You can start creating your artworks and sell them online. You even try out some art galleries that might shred out a space to sell your art.
You can chase any hobby like join a band, create sculptures, paint etc.
Become a personal coach, trainer or instructor
Sharing your knowledge is a good approach especially when you can make money out it. You can become a personal swimming coach, soccer coach or anything. You can even take pieces of training based on your experience or conduct academic lessons for kids.
Share your views and start blogging
If you love writing and are good at it, then you can start a blog to share your views. You can work wherever you want and at your own pace plus earn money as well. Writing a blog requires a lot of research and you can broaden your knowledge.
Rediscover the art of carpentry
If you love playing with wood and turn it into something creative, then you can try carpentry. Buying branded wooden furniture every time might be out of the budget, you can show your creative side with turning the old furniture into something new and trendy.
Spend a day with a pet
If you are fond of pets then pet sitting or dog walking can be the great side gig. People are so busy with their lives that buying a pet would be easy for them but no time to take care of them. You can spend a day with the pets and get paid.
Become a Yoga Instructor
If you love doing exercise or yoga, you can instruct others and help them learn yoga. Life has become too stressful today and so people are looking for ways to overcome the stress. Yoga has gained significance worldwide and there is great demand for yoga instructors.
Relive the star in you
If you love performing and showcase your skills in public, then you can try hands-on street performance or stage shows etc. Not sure about how much money you’d make but if it’s your passion then go for it.
Become a drone pilot
Drone pilot is the latest buzz in town. All you need to do is take pictures of big companies like Amazon, Facebook, for real estate agencies, for film-making and advertising. You need to pass a test to become an FAA licensed drone pilot.
Try hands-on house sitting
If you love exploring new places, you can be a house sitter, travel around and get paid to stay at someone’s house. You need to take care of the house, pets and plants when the person is out of town.
Retirement is a new phase of life which you can spend at your own convenience. Spend this phase by exploring your passion and hidden talents. Hope you can find your side job from the listed ones and enjoy your retired life.]]>