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A lot of people have no interest in stopping work completely after they retire. We know this sounds like a paradox but it’s not. We are living longer and so retirement can last way beyond the average of 10 years when the concept of state pensions were introduced. When you retire from the main career that you have worked at for years, your fixed income dries up completely. This is a scary prospect for a lot of individuals who want to keep earning. Particularly, if they don’t trust that their pension will always provide the income that they need. Here are some great earning choices for people in this position that will keep you busy after you retire. 


If you are retired, then you might want to consider writing as a way to earn money. This can begin as a hobby before transforming into a full potential career. They say that everyone regardless of skills or previous roles has a great novel inside of them. So, you just need to take the steps and ensure that you give that novel a chance to spring to life. There are a few ways that you can think about doing this. But the first step is always going to be putting pen to paper. 

Alternatively, you might want to think about blogging in your spare time. With blogging, you can learn to make money simply by writing about something that you are interested in or passionate about. This could include anything from gardening to the great outdoors. 

 On a similar note, you could also make money in your retirement by looking at how to sell your story for cash. Blogging is something that can take quite a while to earn from, as you need to build a following and get found online. If you love to write, then it can be a great hobby to have that will eventually turn into a money-maker. But if you are looking for cash quite quickly, which can happen every now and again, especially during retirement, then looking to get written about could be the solution instead.


With a little extra time on your hands, retirement can be the time to write the book that you have always wanted to or get started with another creative hobby. With an online focus, and getting involved with social media if you go down the blogging route, then you should be able to start generating an income after a few months. Focus on good content and the website traffic will come to you. 


Alternatively, you might want to think about driving as a way to earn money during your retirement. If you don’t have the energy to drive around, that’s okay, you could still work as a driving instructor. Driving instructor courses attract people of all ages and that does include individuals who had previously retired. With this option, you just need to make sure that you do have a strong passion for teaching and that you want to help people. You also need to make sure that you have a solid understanding of the rules and regulations of the road. Other options for earning an income through driving include becoming a delivery driver for a supermarket or courrier company. 


Similarly, if you were a teacher before you retired, then you could also consider becoming a tutor. Tutors can operate from their home and might even be able to provide support to students remotely. This is largely going to depend on the type of model that you are working with. If you are interested in becoming a tutor, then it’s important that you do earn the right accreditation. This will always make you a more attractive option for parents looking to get the absolute best support for their children. The good news is that you can earn these qualifications in just a couple of months. 

We hope this helps you understand some of the best options for earning, even when you are in retirement. By exploring these choices, you will be able to guarantee that you don’t just sit and stagnate during retirement. You can still work if you want to and you can still make money. Or, you can relax and enjoy some of the best years of your life. It’s entirely up to you. 

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If you are creative and have a passion for making things, look at setting up an online business and selling your products, from jewellery to home made cards on platforms such as Etsy – start up costs are low



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