7 Best Business Ideas for Retirees and Seniors

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While retirees or seniors aren’t as energetic as young people, they have experience and wisdom. There may be many reasons why you haven’t got ready to wind down yet.

It could be your financial issues demanding you keep working on or any other reason. Well, whatever your reason, here are the ten home-based small business ideas we think can suit your age and wisdom.

1. Blogging

We completely disagree with some people who think elders outlive their usefulness. They forget the reality that these older people are full of wisdom.

Considering their wisdom, we think blogging is one of the most excellent outlets seniors, or retires could exploit to share valuable information they have gained from their respective fields with others and at the same time make money with tons of monetizing methods from the comfort of their room’s desk.

2. Data entry

Many businesses have an ongoing or sporadic need for someone who can perform data entry tasks such as entering information into a database or spreadsheet and copying text into PowerPoint.

If you have excellent keyboarding skills – both in terms of speed and accuracy – and are good at paying attention to detail, why not try your hand at a data entry job?

3. An eBay seller

Most people have tried their hand at buying or selling items on eBay. Anyone can list anything from their old clothes to their grandmother’s antiques, and the adage “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure” certainly applies here!

Some eBay sellers, on the other hand, take things a step further and turn their eBay transactions into a business, in which they not only earn money while decluttering their own home, but they actively seek out items to sell on eBay as well.

4. Virtual assistant

Individuals who run their own businesses are frequently solopreneurs, and as such, they may find it difficult to manage and organize everything on their own. Besides, they, like everyone else, have things they don’t particularly enjoy doing or aren’t particularly good at.

If you’re used to working online and are good at research and organization, you could set yourself up as a virtual assistant and offer to take some of those jobs off your plate. You can assist people in scheduling meetings, organizing daily activities, answering phone calls, typing letters, dealing with email inquiries, and so on.

5. Translator 

If you know a second language, you might be able to make money by doing translation work – especially if you know any of the languages for which translators are in high demand.

6. Build websites 

If you are familiar with HTML, graphics, and Photoshop, web design may be an excellent option for you to consider. Even if you aren’t particularly skilled in those areas, you can still use WordPress to create websites – you just need some technical know-how and some creativity to make the site look appealing.

7. Proofreader

The majority of people aren’t very good at spotting errors in their own work. We read what we expect to see rather than what we’ve written. With this in mind, many authors of articles, reports, and ebooks prefer to have their work proofread and edited by someone else before pressing the ‘publish’ button.