Creative Ways to Make Money for the Elderly (While Enjoying Retirement)

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The 7th decade of life is rarely considered the best time to seek ways to make money, as it is universally considered as the time for retirement. But sadly this is the time that many elderly folks are facing a cash crunch.

Financial difficulty / not; who does not love earning money on the side while enjoying freedom from the 9-5 rush? Well, here I am today with some creative ways to make money for the elderly, without having to give up the joys of retirement or rely on the tax refund you will (hopefully) get.

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10 Ways to Make Money with a Blog of Your Own

Starting a blog is by far the best method to earn some income for elderly people and I’ll tell you why. A blog is not only easy to start (click here to see step by step instructions on how to start a blog of your own) but also fun to maintain.

It may take some time to start raking profits, but a blog is definitely is a great long term investment. There are various ways to make money with blogs, and I have written about many of them on this blog.

Please make sure that you read through the previous posts that describe different ways in which you can monetize your blog and feel free to mail me using the contact form in case you need more clarification.

But for your convenience let me summarize them here:

  • Via Google Adsense
  • Banner Ads
  • Affiliate Marketing
  • Sponsored Blog posts
  • Sponsored Reviews
  • Sell Ebooks
  • Membership site
  • Paid Newsletters
  • One on one consultation
  • Training Courses

Ways to Make Money Using Your Expertise

You have spent your working years based on some skill or professional expertise, right? Why not put that same skill to earn money for you in your retirement phase? There are various ways to use that skill / professional knowledge. You could start a consulting business and make money in exchange for your professional advice.

Or you could opt to train newbies or folks who are eager to learn the same skill as yours / hone their professional expertise.

You can provide online training using your blog as a membership site or you could also take one time fees and then send the training material by mail/ as eBook / PDF download. You could use Skype to interact with your students using both video and audio.

Ways to Make Money Online

The internet is a huge gold mine when it comes to money making opportunities. People make money online in so many ways and I have listed a handful of these methods below:

  • Trading forex
  • Trading shares or stocks
  • Buying and selling domain names for a profit
  • Getting paid for uploading photos, files and other reports
  • Freelance writing
  • Paid guest blogging
  • Creating software, plugins, website templates, eBook covers, graphics, writing code etc.
  • Uploading videos on YouTube and earning money by becoming a YouTube partner.
  • Starting a forum, job site or dating site
  • Doing data entry jobs
  • VA (Virtual Assistant) jobs
  • Online customer support jobs
  • Ways to Make Money with a Home Based Business

A home based business can be fun, but will take up a lot of your time, energy and attention. If you are determined and enjoy a healthy body and mind, then starting a home based business is a brilliant option for you.

Home based businesses can be conducted either offline or online. Some offline home based business ideas are listed below:

  • Catering
  • Cookery classes
  • Sewing classes
  • Pet sitting
  • Baby sitting
  • Starting a library
  • Pottery classes
  • Selling Pottery
  • Selling handmade gifts
  • Gift packing
  • Printing business
  • Scrapbooking
  • Florist
  • Renting a part of your home to students or other folks
  • Offering bed, bath and food facilities for bachelors or students who are away from home


It is actually quite easy to earn money during your retirement phase of life, because you have plenty of time on your hands. Moreover, you already possess some useful skill/ professional expertise by this time.

You are more patient and mature than the younger entrepreneurs around, and this definitely is a plus point for you.

Patience and perseverance are two crucial factors that guarantee success in any money making venture and you already are at an advantage here.

Wish you great success and loads of money in any business that you plan to undertake!

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Author: Dr. Kavita

Dr.Kavita is a Professional Blogger, Digital Content Specialist, Digipreneur, Coach, Doctor and a Certified Digital Marketer. Her favorite digital marketing strategy to maximize ROI for her clients is Inbound Marketing. She is the Founder of Blogela.

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