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Work From Home Fields Every Retiree Should Know About

Work From Home Fields Every Retiree Should Know About

Many retirees explore working from home, for a variety of reasons. Whether it is to supplement and prolong their retirement income, or if it is to do something they may enjoy. When deciding to work from home, a computer will most likely be involved. If you do not know your way around a computer too much, a class may help get started. Just learning how to use basic office programs, hook up and use a printer, and diagnose small problems. Ideally, you would work from home in field you are already familiar with, whether it be a hobby or previous career.

Some of the larger airlines and hotels outsource their reservations departments to home-based employees. That means, that when people call in to make a reservation, you would answer the phone and help them through the process, booking their flight. There would be a training program and all the tools would be provided, so this would not be intimidating to get started.Tutor

Depending on your previous career and expertise, tutoring can be very lucrative, and easy to do from home. It would be as simple as posting an ad online or in the newspaper offering your services. Whether it be French lessons, or music lessons, or consulting people on starting their own business. This can be very easy money if the subject is something you know well. It would also be a great way to interact with new people.Writing

Many websites need good writers, whether it be product reviews or blogs or just general information. All that is needed is basic grammar knowledge, and fluency in whatever language you are writing. This can be very lucrative depending on the ability of the writer. Not only that, it is very good for the mind to write, and it can help stave off age related brain problems.Medical Transcribing

Medical transcribers are always needed, though this is not the most fun job, it certainly pays consistently. This involves transcribing documents for doctors and hospitals, this does require a little bit of education on how to use the software and do it correctly and efficiently. This is a very low stress job that offers consistent earnings.Babysit

Babysitting can be a great way to make money, and to keep yourself active. This would be ideal for someone who does not want to sit in front of a computer. Keep in mind, if you are wanting to do this on a large scale, then you need to be properly prepared. Including having insurance and learning CPR among other things. This is great because it allows you to interact with youth, while teaching them new ideas and ways as well.There are many home based businesses for seniors. The great thing is if one idea does not pan out, there are more than enough to try out. Many people like to stick with what they know and do something that they have done in their career. While others want to branch out and learn new things. When working from home, ideally you would separate your home life from work. This could be done by turning a spare room into an office. The temptation may be too great otherwise to turn on the television or do small chores.

Cordelia Gorham writes about retirement, finance & more at

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