Jobs for Seniors: One Formula for a Longer, Wealthier Life

Just because you are retired does not mean that you can still “bring home the bacon.” We all know how important it is for us to stay active and engaged in order to live longer, healthier and happier lives, so why not get busy making money?

Here are some great ideas for older persons who would like to start a business that will suit them to a tee. Not too strenuous or stressful. Just plain lucrative.

Set up a baby sitting center

Seniors love kids, and kids love seniors back. What a great way to stay in touch with people and make a little extra moola, too.


Whether life coach, career coach or marriage coach, life’s experiences give a senior a big advantage in life. Why not share your knowledge, for a small fee?

Pet sitting

Love animals? This job is for you. Walking dogs, feeding fish, changing the kitty litter, are all easy enough activities, but highly valuable to someone who needs such services.

Real estate developer

Take your retirement savings and invest into building and/or buying homes. This is a great choice for the businessmen/women, speculators/gamblers among us. Try not to bet away the farm, though.

Freelance writer

From the comfort of your computer screen you can write content, do copy editing, or become a guest blogger. If you have a way with words, this one is for you.

On-line seller

You can sell anything on eBay. Empty our a few closets, post the un-needed and/or unwanted items on this great cyber-yard sale website and start making money from your own discards.

Dress making

Start a business making custom-made clothing. Expand to bed sheets, pillow cases, curtains, stuffed animals, clothes for pets, duvets, cloth diapers, and much more.