With nearly 10,000 baby boomers retiring every day, many are coming to the realization that work is something they enjoy. If you’re planning on retiring soon, or already have, you may find the shift from working to non-working life more stressful than you had imagined. To help ease the transition, as well as keep you active and bring in a little more money, many retirees have found that finding a part-time job has been highly rewarding. Here are several positions you may consider if you’re thinking about getting back into the workforce.
Picking and Flipping
This type of work is ideal for someone with time, knowledge, and the ability to spot a great bargain. If you frequent yard sales, thrift shops, or make the odd purchase on Craigslist or eBay, you may be ideally suited to take your newly found treasures and turn them into a profitable side business. Finding items on the cheap and then flipping them for a quick profit is great because it allows you flexibility and scalability. If you just want to do it a few hours a week you can, but if you want to grow into something much larger that option is also available.
If the prospect of having to work every week doesn’t appeal to you, you may be well suited for seasonal work. Sports teams, retailers, and parks often hire seasonal employees to handle the influx of customers when the weather is nice. Once the weather turns, all you have to do is decide how you want to spend your part-time money.