There are a lot of great reasons to look at ways to earn money when you retire. Many women can stop work when their husbands retire but may still want to keep earning money for their own retirement.
My list for retired people making money from home is designed to blend with your lifestyle.
These are my top 5 ways to work from home on your computer.
A little less TV time can pay big dividends and the pleasure of feeling empowered.
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- Create your own website and earn a commission on Affiliate products
- Chat Support Online
- Data Entry Clerk
- Virtual Assistant
These are my top choices for working from home on your computer
1. Create your own website
What you do is create your own website based on a subject that makes you excited. It could be in Music, Art, Health, Wealth, Lifestyle, the list is endless! Then you write articles (posts, blogs) about subjects connected to your niche. These can be reviews of products, opinion pieces, help articles, anything that people would google on this subject.
Then you join reputable affiliate programs (they pay you a commission on every item you sell) to place a link in your post/article that will take them to the companies’ website to buy. When people, buy from your link you receive a payment from that affiliate program. Woohoo!
It’s that simple!
This is not a get-rich-quick business. But it is totally simple for someone completely new to the online world to learn about how to create a website, write interesting posts, and monetize them from the comfort of their own home.
Upfront costs are generally for website hosting and learning how to build and maintain a website. All learning platform companies’ on the internet are not created equal.
Some companies just want your money and offer little in training or ongoing support to you and your business. I found a company that really supports you as a new business owner on the internet.
Do your own research
It pays to do some research as the cost of learning how to build a website can go from $50 – $5000 as I found when I first started looking a year ago. Thankfully, I saw a review for Wealthy Affiliate and created my website for free in a caring safe community and 10 months later started making money.
Some people can make an income faster but as a Baby Boomer I needed a bit longer to learn something so new and it has been fun. What I am creating today will pay me for the rest of my life and only grow bigger over time.
This is certainly the cheapest way at $50 a month to create a Free website in about 30 minutes and do the 10 Free lessons to see if you can learn how to write content to make it pay for you. (No credit card required.)
Hosting one website with no training usually costs this much, so with Wealthy Affiliate, you get up to 50 websites and lots of training, security, and technical support, plus a mentor. Me!
I knew nothing about the internet before I started and although I was a little nervous at first, I really wanted to build a business from home that would pay me, when I was relaxing with my retired husband. Consequently, I needed to start small, with a minimum amount of expense and be able to blend it around family commitments.
What a success!
If this interests you please feel free to read this review and we can have a chat over a coffee.
2. Fiverr – Freelance Writer – Creative jobs online
Do you have a few strings to your bow? Maybe you have been doing art all your life, or you majored in English composition? Perhaps, you have skills in making videos, voice-overs, web creation, or great photo productions. Here is the perfect chance for you to get paid for these specialist talents by people who haven’t the time or the skill. Become a skilled seller on Fiverr.
It is very simple, you join Fiverr for free and then create a profile on what you can do for a buyer. Hey presto, they can contact you to ask if you are interested in doing their job. No chasing money. Once, you have submitted the requested work the payment will be transferred to your account.
3. Chat Support
A chat agent assists customers online for various companies’ across a range of different industries. Often, there is an actual person behind that chat box that comes up that says something along the lines of, “Hi, is there something I can assist you with today?” when you’re on a website.
Chat agents assist people with a spectrum of customer service needs and escalate to the next service level if the issue can’t be resolved.
The job requires messaging people frequently and juggling different chat streams. It can be done remotely from home, depending on the company.
To become a chat agent, you will need a computer with internet access and the ability to type a certain speed with a level of accuracy. Some employers may test you. The pay varies, but a chat support specialist can make an average of $15 – 30 an hour. It depends on your country, so it is best to google search Chat Jobs Online.
4. Data Entry Clerk from home
you are a fast, accurate typist and really just want to be able to get on with data entry and earn an hourly rate this is a great job. You have the flexibility to work the hours you want and take the jobs you think you will enjoy.
Data entry work doesn’t require any face-to-face communication — which works great for some introverts who want to make money from home. Other perks? You can work independently and create your own schedule.
Data entry work boils down to entering information on a computer. While it doesn’t require previous experience or a bachelor’s degree, the work does require basic computer skills, such as knowledge of typing, accuracy, and speed, as well as installing and removing software, creating new folders, sending emails and using the internet.
If you think this is for you, head to google and type in Data entry clerk jobs. You can check out some Australian and International sites like Cloudfactory.com, Freelancer, and Fiverr.
5. Virtual Assistant from home
Maybe you have terrific administration skills and are a highly organized person. This could be a great job for you to do from home.
A virtual assistant performs remote tasks across a number of fascinating industries, but the core of the job is administrative. Most of us have booked travel, arranged catering for meetings, done expense reports, maintained a calendar, performed general research, and other administrative tasks.
These are among the skills you want to emphasize for the job, along with any other organizational or administrative experience you possess.
The beauty of the job is that it can be done from home, and it can be done on a freelance basis — some gigs last a day, some for weeks or months. The position pays around $15 an hour, and like any assistant, virtual ones need to be good on the computer, well organized and deliver what is asked. Having a good phone and email manner helps.
You can kick off your job search by looking for “virtual assistant” on job sites such as Flexjobs or google virtual assistants for websites around the world.
If you are a baby boomer over 50, married to a retired husband. This is a terrific selection of work from home paid jobs. With minimal interruption to your lifestyle but with the bonus of creating an income stream for your retirement.
I’ve personally selected these computer jobs and business outlines because they have longevity for you. Each job costs little to get started, you don’t need amazing skills other than perseverance. And although they all take some time out of your day they are flexible hours. Consequently, you can start your online business or job and still be doing it in 10 to 15 years and earning a great return.
Money for today and an income stream for the future.
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