you ready to retire, but can’t afford to stop working completely? Why
not focus on changing your career instead? There are now many retired
and semi-retired people who are earning the majority of their income
online. Seniors are among the fastest growing demographic of people who
want to work online from home. Whether you are just looking to
supplement your retirement income or are looking to earn a full
paycheck, there are opportunities available for you to make a career
change at 50 and do just that all without getting out of your pajamas.
you enjoy writing? If so, there are lots of online opportunities
waiting just for you. The demand for well-written original content
increases all of the time so there are all kinds of different writing
jobs that you can find. The prices paid for quality content articles by
website owners, magazines, etc that I’ve seen range from $50 – $1000 per
article and mostly for 1000 words or less.
has a wide variety of writing assignments for you to choose from and
they will hire writers with no previous experience. Your rate of pay
will be determined by the quality of your work. There are always plenty
of jobs to choose from and you can work as much or as little as you
Blogmutt hires freelance writers to write
original content for their customers. Customers usually consist of blog
owners or businesses who need content for their site but don’t have time
to produce it themselves. Pay depends on how many posts you sell, and
the better your writing is, the more money you can make. Payment is made
once a week via PayPal and there is no minimum payout to meet.
studios hires writers to write articles for their clients on a wide
variety of topics. You can pick topics that sound like they will be
interesting to you or topics that you already know a lot about. You get
paid $7.50 for a 150-200 word article and $15 for a 400-500 word
article. Payments are made twice weekly.
If you prefer editing over writing, there are still plenty of online jobs available for you.
hires writers and editors for a variety of jobs, and there are plenty
of editing and proof reading jobs available. EditFast pays via PayPal on
the last day of the month.
Contena is not a company
that hires you for writing or editing work, but it finds the jobs for
you. You can join the Contena site and find jobs for writers, editors,
and proof readers of all skill levels. Pay will depend on the client
that you are working for and the services that are ordered.
like the idea of jury duty, but don’t really enjoy the idea of sitting
in a stuffy courtroom all day? How about becoming a virtual juror?
Online jurors provide a way for lawyers to present a mock trial and see
how a prospective jury pool would rule. Here are a few of the virtual
juror sites that are known to be very reputable:
hires prospective jurors from all over the United States. The pay is
between $5 and $10, but that is dependent on the difficulty of the case
Online Verdict hires American
citizens over the age of 18 to participate in virtual mock trials. Just
sign up and they will contact you when they need a juror that matches
your demographic. Online Verdict pays between $20 and $60 to their
virtual jurors. The more complicated the case the higher the pay will
be. Online Verdict pays monthly via check.
is also hiring online jurors to hear their mock trials. This company
pays between $5 and $50 per case. Payments are paid via PayPal or check
based on your preferences.
Tutoring students virtually is another
online job that you might consider. Students range in age from as young
as 5 years old to adult college students. Teaching another person a
challenging concept can be very rewarding and very lucrative.
provides online tutoring services for college students. They do require
a Bachelor’s degree in their respective field, a computer, and reliable
internet connection. BrainFuse uses a virtual dashboard and chat box
for their tutoring sessions so you are not required to have a webcam and
microphone. They are looking for tutors in nursing, English, math,
finances, economics, social sciences, computer sciences, statistics, and
business. They do not release pay rates to non-employees, but they are
known to pay well and offer very flexible schedules.
hires independent contractors to teach students from kindergarten
through college. To apply fill out an application and they will then
test your knowledge base in the subjects of your expertise. Once hired
the pay is $5.50 an hour while you are logged in and waiting on a
student and $9-$13 per hour when you are tutoring a student. Payment is
made via check or PayPal.
Yup.com hires independent
contractors to tutor students from elementary school through college in
math, physics, and chemistry. Yup does not require that you have a
college degree or be currently enrolled in college like some other
tutoring companies, but you will have to complete proficiency tests. Yup
pays between $11 and $13 per hour and they also offer performance
Chegg Tutors hires tutors from around
the world and while they do not require a college degree to work for
them, you do have to prove that you are enrolled in college or
previously were by providing transcripts or copies of your student ID.
Chegg allows you to log in to their platform and tutor whenever it is
convenient for you and they operate 24/7. All Chegg tutors are paid $20
per hour and payments are made via PayPal every Thursday.
examples listed above are just a few of the careers fields that you can
participate in online. The number of people in their 50s choosing to
work online is growing every day, so much so that websites like the
American Association of Retired Persons has work-from-home positions and
articles about how to find them listed on their website. Needing an
income doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to leave the house
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Changing careers in your 40’s can be
somewhat frightening depending on your circumstances because you’ve
already put a number of years into the corporate world. However, if your
ready to make a change don’t be intimidated or overwhelmed. You are far
from alone in your desire to move to the virtual employment world.
There are many options to choose from that put you in control of how you
spend your workday.
You should choose when to work, how to work
and even what your business niche is before you get going on the project
of your dreams. Choose what to wear and how to wear it, shave or go a
few days in between shaves. Working at home is fast becoming a leader in
the over 50 age group’s career choice and may soon be the main way to
be gainfully employed over 50.
There are a lot more people of all ages and especially the over
50 group staying at home and earning their income without the hassles of
personal grooming, wearing the right clothes, traffic, co-workers, etc.
The job market has become a very nice place for the over 50 workers to
supplement their retirements and much more. From what I’ve read numerous
times, latest reports show the unemployment rate for those over age 55
stands at a much lower rate when compared with the rate of the total