I always wanted a side hustle I’ve always had a side hustle, but now I feel like I need a side hustle. After some pretty deliberate research I’ve compiled a list of four side hustles that are perfect for a retiree. I have side hustles to keep away depression, help give my life meaning and purpose and to keep my mind active and learning. The following is a list of four hustles that are perfect for a retiree first, they allow you to put in as much time as you would like. Second, you can work from home. Lastly, they are easy to get started.
Start an Etsy shop you can sell crafts of all sorts’ greeting cards, knit hats, baby bibs, or jewelry and that’s just the tip of the ice berg. Etsy is an online shop for small entrepreneurs. There is a small charge to start up, and Etsy takes a percentage of each sale. But, it easy to navigate and you can turn a hobby into a business. I already have this side hustle. It keeps my mind sharp and pays for my card making hobby.
Blogging is a great way to earn a little extra cash or keep your mind active after retirement. Monetizing your blog is easy and there is more information about blogging than there are blogs. I have a blog but I have chosen not to monetize my blog.
- Make Tee Shirts through Teespring.
Teespring is a free website that allows you to design tee-shirts and other merchandise and sell it without any initial outlay of income. I haven’t tried this yet but it’s on my list. I’ll keep you posted.
- Ghost Writing.
Because I have experience and advanced education in writing I could do ghost writing blogs or newsletters is a possibility.
This is a list of just a few of the possibilities that exist for me and other retirees. I have some criteria that I need to consider before choosing the perfect hustle. I need to work from home and on my own schedule. So, I am looking forward to giving some of these side hustles a try and I’m going to keep in mind that they are side hustles and not meant to be full time jobs. There are many side hustles the side hustle for me its purpose is to keep my mind busy while my husband works. Keeping your mind busy keeps your mind healthy. As a retiree do you need to consider a side hustle?