Quick Side Jobs Retired Seniors Can Do to Make Money From Home

Become a Survey Taker

Do you like to have your opinions heard? There are plenty of survey sites that’ll pay you to tell them exactly what’s on your mind. Sign up on sites like Swagbucks, LifePoints and Survey Junkie, and once you qualify, you can start filling out surveys. Some sites award points per survey that accumulate to a cash value and others pay per survey. While the payouts won’t make you a millionaire — and some come in the form of gift cards — you may be able to earn enough to take care of small expenses.


Pick Up Freelance Work Online

Freelancing can be one of the easiest ways to earn cash, and it allows you to control your schedule. With sites like Upwork, Fiverr and Freelancer, you can find jobs to fit your skillset. Popular gigs call for freelance writers, programmers, designers, marketers and data entry assistants. Make an account, create your profile listing your skills and rates, and get started making extra cash.


Test Websites and Apps

New apps and sites pop up every day. Someone needs to make sure they work well and are user friendly — and that someone could be you. Check out sites like UserTesting.com to give feedback on how websites and apps work. On this site in particular, you’ll first be asked to take a sample test to qualify, but after, you can be paid $10 for each completed test, which involves a 20-minute recording and answering four follow-up written questions.


Online Tutor

If you spent your career teaching, a part-time job as a tutor could be a natural fit. You can specialize in one subject, or prepare students to take the SAT/ACTs. Create a profile on sites like Tutor.com or Care.com and set your rate by experience and tutor demand. You can make extra money and get the satisfaction that comes from helping someone.


Sell Tech Online

Take a look around your home. Got a lot of old technology? Sell it on Decluttr. They accept old VHS tapes, DVDs, CDs, cell phones and computers. Log in, search for your particular gadget and they’ll give you a price estimate. They send you a “Welcome Pack” containing a shipping label that you can use to ship your items directly to them, free of charge. Then, all you do is wait and you should receive payment the day after your package reaches their warehouse.


Become a Virtual Assistant

After spending a lifetime interacting with a range of personalities, your experience over the years may uniquely qualify you to be a personal assistant. With sites like Remote.co and Fancy Hands, you can help organize schedules, book trips, plan meetings, and make life easier for your new boss — no commute necessary.

Don’t see the right fit for you on this list? Get as creative as you’d like. The internet holds a variety of possibilities for selling crafts, art and more.

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