Start a Business in the Applied Arts

While roaming through an art gallery, my friend Caroline became enamored with purses made from handmade felt. She immersed herself over the next few months learning the skill and within half a year had a product line of beautiful handmade felt purses.

If you have a passion or interest in an applied or functional art, there are many opportunities for starting a retirement business. [Read more...]

Start a Business in Communication

While it’s possible to find a part time job, you’ll find most work related to writing and language is freelance and contract. If you’re a good writer, editor or researcher, you can make retirement income from your craft. [Read more...]

Start A Business With Plants

A passion for plants can lead to a nice retirement business. By utilizing space or land you already have, you’re maximizing your home asset to generate income. If you love gardening and raising plants as a hobby already, it’s a great way to get enjoyment, as well as supplement your retirement income. Because many seniors love other activities, plant based businesses are often seasonal, which adds to the appeal. [Read more...]

Starting a Business in Retirement

With the expanded lifespan and limited financial resources, many aging baby boomers are starting a retirement business. While not for everyone, having your own business can provide a nice outlet as you get older. Depending on how much money is invested and how much is needed to supplement existing income, a part time retirement business can be a wonderful way to stay active. [Read more...]

Is Multi-Level Marketing a Good Way to Earn Retirement Income?

Mult-level marketingIf you’re retirement age, most likely a friend or acquaintance has approached you with the opportunity to get involved in selling a product or line to your friends and neighbors. Most likely this product or company comes under the heading of multi-level, direct, affiliate, network or matrix marketing.

Most people fall into two camps concerning multi-level marketing. They either love it or hate it. [Read more...]

Retiree Finds Retirement Passion in Photography

Retired in Arizona with a retire

Photo by Bruce Taubert

Every now and then I encounter the epitome of an individual living a retirement purpose. Speaking to our camera club, Bruce Taubert not only shared his amazing bird photography, but a passion for his subjects. Bruce spent his career working for the Arizona Game and Fish Department as a biologist.

While not exactly born with a camera in his hands, his mother was a professional photographer who dragged her son to weddings when he couldn’t escape to other activities. She encouraged the hobby as he resisted it. [Read more...]

Fastest Growing Entrepreneur Occupations For New Retirement Career

When I was a career counselor, people often asked for the ‘hot’ jobs of the future.  There are a number of reasons I hesitated to answer that question.  [Read more...]

Should Spouses Start a Retirement Business Together?

Starting a business can be a great way to increase retirement income. For a retired couple, a retirement business can provide a way to spend time together. Or maybe not.

Recently, I was talking to a man who felt like his marriage was in trouble and it centered over both he and his wife working together. [Read more...]

Start a Retirement Business in Personal Services: Wellbeing

There is a wide range of retirement activities that are included under the umbrella called wellbeing. Many of these activities have their roots in ancient times. Throughout history, they have been revered and reviled depending on the beliefs of the culture at the time. [Read more...]

Start a Business in Personal Services: Caring for People or Property

Caring for People
There are many retirement business opportunities to up your caretaking skills to use. Some jobs require training, but most are concerned with a mature person who is patient and compassionate. Since there is a wide range of people who need caretaking, consider what would be the best fit for you. [Read more...]