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Business Ideas for Retirement and Beyond

If you’re coming to the end of your working life, it’s natural to think about how you’ll finance the most comfortable possible retirement. There are a number of options when it comes to investment and extra work. Some of them will not only help you in the near future, but your family members in the more distant future.

Investing in a holiday home

A holiday home does two things very well. Firstly, it will allow you a means of enjoying a getaway, even if you’re planning something at short notice. Secondly, it will allow you to make a respectable income from other holidaymakers, to whom you might wish to rent the property.

In most cases, these two objectives won’t clash with one another. Being retired, you’ll be able to holiday during times where demand is lower, leaving you free to make an income when the school holidays arrive.

Of course, if you should change your mind later, you can always sell the asset and use the profits to finance another purchase. There are plenty of lodges for sale online, so you can simply pick out the location that best matches your circumstances.

Offering tutoring and mentoring

Having spent a lifetime in the world of work, you’ll have accumulated experience and expertise that you’ll be able to impart to other people – for a price. Thanks to the modern internet, it’s easy to set up shop online, and provide strangers with the benefit of your wisdom. You can set your rates per lesson, and set your hours to suit you.

As well as video-call-based lessons and lectures, you might also get into blogging and writing. If you have expertise, then the chances are reasonable that there will be someone out there willing to pay for it.

Buying and selling items

It’s easy to make a living in trading, especially if you know about the true value of the things you’re buying. Cryptocurrency, online commodities trading, and share trading, all offer a means of earning a living without ever having to touch the products themselves. Just be aware of the risks you’re taking, and be aware that you could potentially lose everything if you make the wrong investments.

You might also look to buy and sell items via sites like Etsy and eBay. If you have the ability to make products yourself, then you might set up a side-hustle selling your wares online. Whether it’s furniture, musical instruments, or homemade jam, this kind of business can imbue your retirement with a sense of purpose and meaning. Just make sure that you’re staying on the right side of the law, especially if you’re going to be selling food products.

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