Are you nearing retirement, but don’t want to stop working altogether? Have you considered working from home? In some cases, you may be able to find work doing the job you did during your career right from your own home. Tired of that job and want to find something else? There are plenty of options.

Jeff Rose over at Good Financial Cents had a post on Wednesday about this concept, “65 Home Business Ideas You Can Do From Your Kitchen Table.” There are many great ideas here! Maybe some you haven’t considered before.

You may not make as much doing one of these jobs as you did working your previous job (then again, you may make as much or more). However, that’s likely not your goal anyway. Working during “retirement” is a great way to offset expenses and avoid having to pull too aggressively down on your portfolio. And a job from home is also is a great way to stay productive while still giving you the flexibility to enjoy your free time.

Don’t think you can do it? While many of the jobs listed require a skill you may not have or a time commitment you aren’t willing to make, there are many more that are much more flexible (keep scrolling down). Love dogs? Become a dog walker or pet sitter. Love teaching? Become a tutor.

And this list is not just for retirees. These jobs could be for anyone looking to work from home.


  • Disclaimer: The information on this blog is not meant for specific financial advice. The ideas/opinions stated are not suited for everyone, and readers should use their own judgment in applying them in their financial lives.