For older employees, the prospect of retirement is met with mixed feelings. However, for some, the idea of starting afresh and building their own vision is invigorating. If you are pondering the prospects, then here are some ideas for you to consider.
1. Consultation Services
As an elder, you are bound to be a treasure chest that’s rife with knowledge and experience. Skills and life lessons are a stock that you can put to beneficial use in your twilight years. If you can convey your advice well, then consultation and coaching is an avenue to consider.
If no longer look forward to the morning-rush of office schedules, there are other avenues to share your experience. Writing and blogging are two common ways that retirees stay engaged with online communities that desire the knowledge. If you are tech-savvy, you may want to consider video-logging. It is a great way to communicate large chunks of ideas into a monologue-esque concept that has the potential to reach all sorts of followers.
2. Services [restrict]
For younger more active retirees, providing services may be of interest. This will mean envisioning your own business concept and then making sure it runs continuously. Note that services are not limited to the traditional dog-sitting or tutoring styled. Pick your brain and innovate with concepts on e-commerce. The internet has become a game-changer in how services are provided for consumers.
3. Online Business
After mentioning e-commerce, the idea of an online business may have occurred to you. This option is suitable for retirees of any age, as the flexibility and means to work from home are appealing.
Many older folks harbour a certain stigma towards setting up shop on a virtual space. Do realize that this fear can be overcome. It is important that you don’t let technology intimidate you. Instead, realize the potential that the internet offers in terms of business.
A simple example of online businesses involves curating information from websites and compiling them into a single source.
Or if you are better suited for commerce, then consider looking into e-commerce opportunities.
4. Mastermind Groups
If you were a specialist with a large network of experienced and valuable associates, then you may want to consider a masterminding a group.
Members of such groups meet regularly to share ideas and collaborate on work-related issues. The ability to work with some of the finest individuals may eventually snowball into something larger.
Many retirees already have a network of skilled individuals that they can group up with. If so, then the opportunity for becoming a facilitator may turn into a nice passive income. If the size of your network is substantial, you may consider charging a premium for memberships.
Actionable Takeaway: Assess how much flexibility you would want from your undertakings. Remember to take your time, there’s enough of it to spare!