Who doesn't want to make money?
"Surveys are very clear that the majority of boomers would like to work when they leave their big job, but would like to do so in a more flexible way," says Nancy Collamer, author of Second Act Careers, and founder of MyLifestyleCareer. "I call it semi-retired because it's a bridge between working a full-time job and full-out retirement." These jobs won't necessarily earn you enough to make a living, but they will put extra money in your pocket. "I'm a fan of things that are scalable," says Collamer. "You can build them up in terms of your needs, work a lot or a little, it's up to you."
So whether you're someone who is retired and looking to make extra cash, or you're still working full time but want to boost your income, these flexible jobs might be for you.
Do you know your city like the back of your hand? Are you able to point to all the best bakeries or brew pubs? Being a tour guide for small groups might be for you. Customized tours of cities and towns are on the rise, with people looking for meaningful experiences—and you could be the person to provide that experience. Check out online sites like Vayable.com, and ToursByLocals.com, where you can list your speciality—perhaps it's a walking tour of city landmarks, or a tour of the best ice cream your city has to offer.
How much can you make: $50-$300+ per tour. If you got through a website like the ones listed, they'll take a percentage of your fee—somewhere around 15-20%.
If you're someone who is interested in rituals and spirituality, being a celebrant/officient is a job to consider. Life officiants are typically not religiously affiliated, and they help mark important moments such as weddings, divorce ceremonies, pet funerals, and other meaningful moments. To be a celebrant you generally need to go through a certificate program, and a good place to start is the Celebrant Foundation & Institute.
How much can I make: $100+ per ceremony
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