Did you know that by retiring early, you could lengthen your life?
That is the essence of various research in recent years. The recent Dutch study echoes those from other countries. An analysis in the United States found about seven years of retirement can be as good for health as reducing the chance of getting a serious disease (like diabetes or heart conditions) by 20 percent. Positive health effects of retirement have also been found by studies using data from Israel, England, Germany and other European countries.
It is possible that retirement promotes health and prolongs life. But continuing work provides income and health insurance for most people. These are essential for maintenance of well-being. It also provides purpose and camaraderie.
According to a recent national survey by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, many Americans don’t have the resources to retire. About 20 percent of Americans over 44 years old have no retirement savings. Half of Americans are at risk of being unable to maintain their standard of living in retirement. If you want to retire, whether for health benefits or otherwise, you’ll have to start preparing when you’re still young.
It is possible to find various ways of earning from home in the early retirement years. As a retiree if you need a little extra money or just like to keep busy, there are great opportunities you can pursue without commuting from home.
Customer Service Representative
You will require to answer customer questions, troubleshoot problems, and take and track orders. In most cases, you may be communicating over the phone, via online chat or emails.
Where to look: Working Solutions, LiveOps, Arise
As education is faltering, your knowledge can be shared with students of all ages. You may compose lessons, grade tests and papers, or help review material in preparation for a standardized test, like the SATs. No skills are required but teacher certification will be a plus.
Where to look: Tutor.com, Kaplan, Pearson Education
You will be required to proofread and/or write articles for online publications. This is a huge field to with a wide range of opportunities. If you have technical or computer skill you are likely to be in demand with higher earning potential.
Where to look: FlexJobs, FreelanceWriting.com, Morning Coffee Newsletter
For many translation services is necessary as English may not be their mother tongue. You will require to translate documents and provide interpretation over the phone or by video. It is necessary to have command of additional language(s).
Where to look: VerbalizeIt, Ubiqus, Telelanguage, SDL, American Translators Association
You will review and critique websites to give companies a true understanding of how the average person interacts with their sites, you don’t need to be a tech pro or a layout guru; you just need to be able to articulate your thoughts and feelings in real time.
Where to look: Leapforce
You will serve as a mock juror for attorneys who want to see how their cases will fare if taken to trial. You’ll listen to testimony, weigh evidence and render your verdict just like a juror in a real court case.
Where to look: JuryTest, eJury, OnlineVerdict, Resolution Research
You will be doing a traditional administrative assistant might do: composing correspondence, calendar management, making travel arrangements, data entry.
Where to look: Freelancer, Fiverr
You don’t even have to have your products and yet you can sell and earn money. Even Amazon pays you for promoting their products. You will need to be affiliate that pays you high commissions. Your strength will be specializing in marketing.
Where to look: Amazon, Clickbank, Walmart,
(Beware: As with anything you find online, some opportunities are better than others. There are plenty of work-from-home scams out there, so keep an eye.)