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4 Easy Opportunities to Boost Your Income Online

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4 Easy Opportunities to Boost Your Income Online

Cultural events, cooking classes and other fun activities help many of our residents enjoy life at Collinwood assisted living community. However, some seniors find they miss the mental and financial benefits of having a career, so they pursue money-making opportunities tailored toward their interests and skills. When work becomes a choice rather than a necessity, you may find that providing goods and services for others increases your self esteem, helping you make the most of each day. Explore the benefits of working online during retirement with the four income-boosting opportunities below.

1. Sell Goods in a Digital Marketplace

Many seniors earn money by selling products in digital marketplaces. You can sell existing items, such as a coat you no longer wear, or resell things you buy from yard sales and consignment shops. Facebook Marketplace and eBay are popular options for product sales.

Seniors who enjoy arts and crafts can sell their creations on a site like Etsy. Photographs, paintings and crocheted accessories are a few things you can offer.

2. Create a Website

As a senior, you likely have information to share, whether you entertain readers with tales from your personal life or provide facts about topics that interest you. A website lets you share written articles or blog posts while earning money, and you can even upload photos or videos.

To earn money from your website, you generally must share or promote products or services. Include affiliate links for products relevant to your post, or partner with a company like Google and host ads targeted toward your audience.

3. Provide Services for Businesses or Individuals

Think about your career history. What skills did you have, and how can you utilize them now? If you were a secretary, you can work part-time as a virtual assistant. Former teachers or marketing managers may enjoy writing online articles. Artists, whether professional or hobbyists, can earn money selling graphics or customized artwork.

You can find people who need services by browsing message boards, Facebook groups and websites geared toward freelance gigs. You can also share your skills with your loved ones and ask if they need any help with work-based projects.

4. Host Online Parties for Affiliate Products

If you use social media, you may have seen friends or family members mention online parties for leggings, cookware, jewelry or other items. During these digital parties, affiliates share products that may interest attendees, and party goers can purchase them with the click or tap of a button.

Online parties are a good option for social seniors who don't mind selling products in a creative way. For example, you might encourage guests to guess a number for a chance to score a discount on your product line or encourage attendees to post pics of their favorite products from your company. Parties are a fun way to connect with loved ones while boosting your income.

Earning money during your golden years doesn't require business attire or a drive to the office. You can work from home using your laptop, smartphone or tablet, and you can spend as much — or as little — time as you want on your money-making gigs. Test drive some of the ideas above and watch as your savings account grows, whether you want money to treat your grandchildren or extra funds for an anniversary celebration or other special occasion.

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