The golden years, also known as retirement, are traditionally spent with family, friends, traveling or hey – there’s no shame in taking a nap here and there. You’ve earned it! However, new research suggests that modern day seniors are looking for a way to continue working during their retirement years because they want to keep their brain active, alert and simply put, they enjoy working.
Should You Continue to Work?
Retirees cite several healthy aging reasons for continuing to work during their golden years. The 20th Annual Transamerica Retirement Survey found the most common reasons retirees continue working are:
- Want to be active (50%)
- Keep their brain alert (40%)
- Enjoy what they do (38%)
- A sense of purpose (34%)
- Maintain social connections (23%)
Residing at Parkview Senior Living is about half the cost of monthly living at an assisted living, allowing you to extend your budget longer by only paying for the care you actually need. Therefore, financial reasons won’t be an issue. However, who doesn’t love extra income for travel, or ot treat yourself or spoil the grandchildren with, so an extra source of income never hurts.
Writing Provides Flexibility!
You can write from your living room, a coffee shop or literally anywhere you have access to a computer and the Internet. You pick when and where you want to write plus, how often you want to write. Do you want to write part-time or full-time? Do you want to write in your Sunday best or your pajamas? You call the shots!
Writing is a perfect option for someone who enjoys being a wordsmith or had a rich career and is knowledgeable about a specific topic. Can you write catchy content? Do you possess knowledge in a certain industry? Compensation will depend on how much you know and the word count. Another important factor is how often you can sit down and dedicate time to write. Building a positive reputation is critical among your audience or client.
Here are some recommended sites to get you started on your writing journey this summer:
Upwork – if you’re looking for freelance writing opportunities:
- Creative Writer
- Ghost Writer
- Content Writer
- Copy Writer
- Grant Writer
- Resume Writer
If you’re looking for either a part-time or full-time essay writing position, these companies are a great place to start your search:
Were you a teacher or do you have a passion for sharing your knowledge with kids? Consider tutoring students in English or writing. Now more than ever, students are falling behind in school because of lockdowns, contact tracing and quarantines.
- Elance.com (click on become a writing tutor)
- Telelanguage.com (list yourself as a freelancer)
- Studypool (make money online tutoring students)
There is no right or wrong way to spend your golden years. While you may have retired from your full-time 9 to 5 grind, you may still wish to keep the creative juices flowing along with a little extra income. Writing could be just the ticket to further your independence.