If you are planning on retiring from your office job in the near future and are looking for ways to occupy your time while making some extra spending cash from the comfort of your home, the following ideas may help you reach your goal and feel fulfilled while you are enjoying your retirement.
Sell Crafts Online
Purchase some craft books to provide you with step-by-step instructions on how to complete basic projects. For example, you can learn how to make ornaments for the upcoming holiday season or wind chimes to adorn the outsides of homes or businesses. Once you practice making several items, market your masterpieces by creating a website that lists the items that you are selling.
A website designer can help you set up an eye-catching site that will attract attention. After a few customers have purchased your items, they may spread the word about your goods if they are pleased with the purchases that they have made or they may decide to do business with you on a regular basis.
Tutor Children Via Webcam
Create a sign on a piece of card stock that describes tutoring sessions that you are offering via webcam. If you are proficient in a particular subject, list it and any other credentials that you possess. Be sure to include a contact email and phone number so that parents and guardians can contact you immediately if they have a child who needs help with schoolwork.
Have several copies of the sign made and hang them up in busy areas around town. Schedule the tutoring sessions so that they are well-spaced apart so that you do not become overwhelmed with the amount of work that needs to be completed each day.
Set Up A Dog Walking Business
If you are an animal lover, you will be provided with companionship on a regular basis if you start a dog-walking business. Post an ad that lists your services on an online public forum or specialized website. Choose dog walking jobs that are located nearby your home. Walking dogs in your neighborhood will provide you with plenty of exercise and will give you a good excuse to spend more time outdoors while enjoying the weather.
If you enjoy spending time with the dogs who are placed in your care, you may want to expand your services by offering to watch pets for extended lengths of time in your home while their owners are working or are travelling out of town.
Research other new online business opportunities for more ideas to suit your lifestyle.