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Stay Active: The Best Jobs for Post Retirement

Ah, retirement! You’ve worked hard your entire career for this moment. But, now that it’s here, you may find yourself looking for something to do. After all, you can’t spend your entire life golfing, now can you?

As tempting as that may be, you’ll find that many retirees are actually re-joining the workforce! Below, we’ve broken down some of the best part-time and freelance jobs to try out after the initial retirement honeymoon period starts to wane.

Have you been working a post-retirement job that we forgot to include in our list? Please let us know in the comments! We’d love to hear all about it.

Without further ado, here are the seven best jobs for retirees in Clayton, North Carolina.

Drive for Lyft or Uber

If you love to drive, this is a wonderful option. All you need is a car that’s newer than 10 years old with at least four doors, active insurance, and a passion for small talk! Best of all, you can set your own hours and only work when you want to.

Become a Pet Sitter or Dog Walker

Two small bulldogs being walked by a woman.Have a soft spot for animals? Then your post retirement calling might just be as a dog walker or part-time pet sitter!

With apps like Rover, you can sign up for pet-sitting and dog-walking shifts whenever you want.

You get to set your own price rate and choose your own hours.

Open a Store on Etsy

For all you crafty creators out there, Etsy is a wonderful way to keep yourself employed after retirement. Sell handmade trinkets, knit sweaters, or any other handmade goodies for a profit.

Work as a Babysitter or Nanny

Websites like make it easy to pick up part-time babysitting or even nanny jobs in Clayton. You get to set your own rate and pick which families you apply to.

Or Watch Someone’s House

This is an easy way to make a few extra dollars! Being a house caretaker or even a part-time house-sitter means showing up to water someones’ plants and pick up their mail while they’re on vacation.

Tax-Return Preparer

Woman typing on a computer.You don’t have to be an accountant to do this one! If you have a knack for numbers or computers, working as a tax preparer during the busy months of taxes (think January to April) is a great way to stay sharp by crunching some numbers.

Typically, tax preparers work part-time for big tax companies during tax season. They’ll handle the most straightforward of returns.

Consultant or Freelancer

Just because you retired doesn’t mean you can’t continue to do what you’re passionate about! Work as a consultant or freelancer in your field and utilize the expertise you developed over the course of your career.

Looking for the Perfect Home in Clayton?

Then it’s time to schedule a visit to The Walk at East Village. As Clayton’s premier active-adult community, The Walk at East Village offers an exceptional lifestyle complemented by a wide array of sought-after amenities.

If you’re ready to find the perfect home for your retirement, please don’t hesitate to give us a call today.

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