10 business ideas for retirees
Whether out of necessity, opportunity or personal satisfaction, many retirees are starting their own small businesses. Here are a few ideas to get you started.
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Unrealistic article and no clue about how society has changed in the last 50 years. I agree with previous poster...wash windows at 60...are you kidding?
Being a tutor? Are you serious? Kids that are 8 years old are TEACHING ME how to use a PC, mobile device, programming my cable box,etc. They are being taught subjects we were never exposed to when we were at their age and in addition, they are learning at a much higher rate.
Article is nonsense and wasting space.!
I didn't retire so that I could do something that was equally or even more difficult than I was already doing. I"m newly retired and when I start getting bored, I'm certainly not going to tie myself down the way my job tied me down. Why not find something fun to do - something you like so much it doesn't even feel like "work," or why not do some volunteer work? For me, personally, that means heading to my local humane society. They need the help and I love animals. Problem solved.
Although it was nice enough of msn to offer these suggestions, most are not very practical for older people with limited mobility or for burned out professional people.
70 yesrs old now. I did not attend college nor retire a pro of any sort, however I did have to think hard about not being bored at home. So I invested in a PC and became self taught, my first success. I thought about getting a job but for me to be a greeter at Walmart, I just looked up and said "take me now God". So I began taking night courses in areas I never considered in my life time but became my second success at age sixty nine.
Now writing has become my passion, people began liking my essay's and poems with encouragement. Only 5 months into my new found niche my fourth essay was published. I received my first check. This time words failed me in describing how renewed I felt being part of a useful society again. "Everything old gets new again".
I have two businesses I'm working now, to build up for when I "retire" from my full-time job. I'm an accountant, so I'm building my portfolio of private tax preparation clients - avoiding the tie-down of monthly write-up and payroll returns. Tax prep can be done anywhere I have my computer.
I also sell Mary Kay cosmetics, and have been building my clientele for that also.
Plus, I mesh the two - many of my tax clients now are other Mary Kay reps, and many of my other tax clients have become Mary Kay clients too, as they know me well, and know I would not sell anything that I don't use myself, and that isn't the highest quality available.
Once I do retire, I will give up a 40 mile each way commute in exchange for the freedom to travel wherever and whenever I wish, while following my passions and maintaining friendships and income.
Personally, I aspire to be a greeter at Walmart when I retire. :)
At the welfare office you see mexicans and asians sitting there looking sick and sad, and some of them are not even legal U.S. citizens they just have a green card . They get food stamps, medical, and plus. Us that are U.S. citizens and paid taxes all our life should protest because we have worked in this country . The Mexicans just come to take from this country so they can take back to Mexico. The Welfare office should be supplementing back what us tax payers have put in for all those people who take advantage of our money. Our govenment system sucks.
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