You may be retired, working part-time, or simply need to supplement your day job. As a woman over 50, however, you may feel that your options are limited. That’s certainly not the case when working online, as there are countless opportunities where you can make money through suitable internet-based jobs. Here are ten of the best:
You’ve racked up years of invaluable experience that others are dying to tap into: consultancy can be a great way of imparting your expertise and can pay handsomely by the hour. There are a number of online platforms which support the promotion of such services, so there’s no need to spend a lot of time and resources on marketing. If you know your stuff, your reputation will grow. Joining online forums is also a great way of reaching out to your audience.
Online tutoring is another fantastic way of coaching the next generation and, depending on your expertise, your skills could be in high demand. There are a number of platforms specializing in offering these services and modern technology, such as video calling, expertly facilitates online classes. Don’t let the fear of the unknown hold you back, as one class online will change your perception.
Completing tax returns / Bookkeeping
Preparing those IRS forms can be time-consuming and confusing for many people who actively seek out assistance from the online community. You don’t even need to be a professional – often, years of experience in filing such returns yourself will suffice. “Bookkeeping is another alternative, as many small business operators struggle with the time and expertise to stay on top of such activities, and would be grateful for the support of a diligent and experienced person such as yourself to keep a watchful eye over proceedings,” suggests Dorothy Adams, a bookkeeper at Big Assignments and State Of Writing.
Customer service representative
Your warm and friendly personality, combined with a professional phone manner developed over many years, are the types of skills businesses are crying out for in their customer-facing representatives. You can perform this role from the comfort of your own home and become the voice of an organization.
Virtual assistants are a growing trend as it increasingly becomes less necessary to have a physical office with full-time support staff. Virtual assistants offer small businesses the opportunity to get the administrative support they need without breaking the bank. For experienced admin individuals looking for a job they can perform from home, offering assistance to companies remotely can be a great way to earn extra money while keeping your hand in at something practical.
With no specific requirements other than an ability to write, plus insightful or alternative viewpoints on useful topics, blogging is the number one online task. Think about the niches where you can contribute, establish a reputation for your thoughtful contributions, and soon find that your pieces are in demand. You can establish your own blog or become a popular blogger on another platform.
“This is another role which requires the type of expertise that women after 50 are known for: a diligent grasp of the language and attention to detail. Many businesses, both native-English speaking, and non-native, require reams of online content to be checked before it is sent live, and are willing to pay for the service,” explains Anna Ritz, a proofreader at OX Essays and Write My Essay. Many students also need a keen eye to review their assignments. There are multiple possibilities in this sector; freelance sites are a great place to pick up this work.
In a similar vein, both businesses and individuals require audio files to be transcribed, and this once again requires a careful and attentive individual to complete the task. Sounds like you, right?
Have you always been a bit of a salesperson? Then the internet is a great place for this activity. Buy and sell items for profit on any number of e-commerce sites such as Amazon, eBay, etc.
Get Paid To (GPT) Sites
This may sound too good to be true, but there are plenty of GPT sites which will reward you financially for completing an array of activities, from watching videos to reading ads, from referrals to playing games. There are any number of possibilities.
This is just the tip of the iceberg. If you need a little extra cash or just want a fun activity to keep you occupied, there are so many possibilities online that the choice is often the most daunting aspect.