So, you are at the cusp of retirement or happily retired? Chances are you do not want to give up work completely. You may be looking to earn a quick buck on the side and stay productive as well. Retired people can be shocked by the sudden dearth of work and extra time on their hands that they look to supplement their lives with little jobs on the side.
Gumtree outlines some of the most interesting side hustles for retirees.
- Animal caretaker: Those who love animals and have a penchant for caring for pets can undertake little jobs such as pet grooming or pet sitting when their owners go on holiday. However, it is important to remember that this job can be strenuous at times and may require stamina and heavy lifting.
- Tour guide: Who knows a city better than someone who has lived there for several years? Retired people already have rich knowledge of their locales with an eye for the sights and sounds. Doing a bit of extra reading on the historical and economic journey of the location can make you an expert.
- Market researcher: If you have access to a computer and are comfortable with using the Internet, you can be a part of several focus groups and companies who are looking for feedback and opinions on various products and services.
- Teacher/tutor: Retired people have several skills and the expertise that only comes with years of experience and knowledge. These valuable skills can be used to teach online and tutor young kids or teens. There is also an option to make informative videos on specific projects. For example, if you are good at woodwork or knitting, why not make videos to teach youngsters to do the same?
Now that you’ve got the knowledge, it’s time to shop! Head to gumtree.co.za or your Gumtree app (click for Apple & Android) and don’t forget to use your location settings to find local job information close to home.