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Online Work For Seniors – We Have You Covered

In the online world of today there are thousands of hopeful people searching for that dream job working  online from home. Mostly parents looking to work from home to be with their children, But what about online work for seniors? Do you fall short in the online business world? Let’s find out.

Living In The Online World

Who says seniors don’t know how to live in the online world? Not me. Although the only thing my mom can do is TALK on her cell phone and play games on it and her tablet. She has now clue how to search the web let alone anything else. But I have seen many of you seniors who know more about the internet than I do.

What about seniors working online? Is it possible? Does a chicken have wings? It sure does. So yes, you can work online. So your next question is probably, are there jobs for us seniors online? That is kind of a silly question, right? I mean the internet has been going strong for years now, Chances are when you were employed, you may have done work online already, right? Almost all employers have some type of program or software they use. Even when you clock in, whether it be on a phone or a computer, software is still being used.

So what type of online work for you seniors could there be? I would say just as much as there is for anyone else. Although with you being a senior, you may be to the point to where you feel you have put in your years in the work force, and you are done working that 9-5 or 11-7. Maybe you just want to do nothing except whatever their heart desires. That is awesome. I believe you should. You have done your time and raised your family. It is your turn to live now. Most of you have probably worked since you were knee-high to a grass hopper. But there are still some who may have had some unforeseen life changing event and had to dip into that nest egg you had been saving all these years. So now you need to at least find a part-time job. But you don’t want to get back into the hustle and bustle. OK, I don’t blame you. Let’s look at a few options for online jobs from home for seniors, and yes they are for you men as well as you ladies.

Let’s start with virtual call center. Sounds pretty easy right? Especially since you can now do this from home. Now remember, you will have to have high speed internet and a quiet household. This also means now little four legged friends who are very vocal. I have now problem with them, but your customers on the other end of the phone might.

Before I start with our first line of business, remember that if you decide to check into any of these that we are going to go over, you will need to make sure they are available in your area. Also, I am only listing this sites as an example of what types of online jobs from home are out there. I can not honestly say they are a yay or nay as I just researched the review. I have not personally worked at any of these places. Do not pay anyone any money. If they are asking you to pay to work for them it is a scam. RUN!

Convergys – Virtual Call Center

High profile company’s hire third-party companies that in return hire home based workers. There were mixed reviews on this call center. Most did agree that it is fast pace, An employee working here will mostly be taking in coming calls, tracing orders and placing new orders. This is a fast paced high volume call center. Most of the complaints were about the software and the training not being adequate. Others said that the agents and team leaders were wonderful as well as employees. The overall review was 3 1/2 stars out of 5. Not everyone is able to do this type of job even if it is in your own home. The link for you to check out the reviews for yourself.

https://www.indeed.com/cmp/Convergys/reviews?fcountry=ALL

You can do a search to see what is available in your area, if that is the type of job you are interested in. Just make sure you research the company first.

Online Article Writing – Also Freelancing

Don’t worry you do not need to be an expert writer for this, but you need to have good grammar as well as be able to write quality content. Being an article writer doesn’t limit you to just writing articles. You could write resumes as well as, doing photography among other things. Most of the pay is based on cents per word however it could add up, especially if your writing skills cover a wide variety of knowledge. Some sites will require you to list what areas you have the most knowledge in, then when a job becomes available that matches with your knowledge you will get an email stating that a job is available. The 2 sites that I know of and have heard good things about are Twitter ( yes you can freelance there and find freelance gigs there) and Upwork is the second one. Upwork is membership based but you are able to join free, You can upgrade for a fee. But they are legit, so don’t worry. I don’t use them but I know others that do.

School Work – No Not Homework

Most area schools will have jobs like crossing guards, bus drivers, cafeteria, office assistant, and many more. And yes they may even have tutoring that you can do online. And may even be able to do it from home. This would be ideal if you love children. If you are living alone maybe getting a job helping your local youth will bring you some joy However maybe this isn’t how you thought you would spend retirement. Making you are looking for something more laid but or even more challenging. If you might be interested, do some research to see if any of the schools are in need of someone like you. Check with the private schools as well.

 

U.S. Government – What Better Place To Work

Check with the government, They may have something in accounting, auditing, education, electronic specialist and many more. The government has special programs for retirees re entering the work force, as well as for veterans. Click on the following link. It will take you to a government website with more information as well as resources. There is a lot of beneficial information once you click on the link.

http://jobs.lovetoknow.com/career-fields/government-jobs-retirees

Blogging – Yes You Can Earn An Income

Say you love to garden and have an abundance of knowledge about plants, flowers, trees, bushes and soil. Start a blog online. Or maybe you have traveled or are traveling, you can blog about that as well. You can blog about anything that you are passionate or very knowledgeable about and earn money from doing it. Now how awesome would that be? Making money just for writing about what you love, what you have seen or what you love doing. You could earn a pretty good income if you love to write. You don’t even have to know how. There are websites out there that you can join for free, and yes, you do not have to enter any credit card info. You will be given the tools and training even to start right away. I”ll paste a link for you to see for yourself. All you will have to do is click on the link, add your name and email address and see for yourself that you really can get something GOOD for free, go ahead click here

Go Online And Search! Search! Search!

What ever type of job you are looking for, utilize the internet. Even if you aren’t looking for a job to do online from home. Maybe you want to get back into the work force. You can find almost anything on the internet. Just make sure you research everything you come across that may spark an interest.

There are so many scams out there and it is hard to keep up with them. And do not fall for any of them that say ” make $55.00 and hour or $500.00 a day”. It isn’t legitimate. Remember do not pay anyone anything. Do not even put your credit card, bank, or even PayPal information. I have been taken by those who love to scam innocent people many times. It is up to us to protect ourselves.

I wish you the best in your search. If you have any questions or comments I would love to here them and I will definitely get back to you.

Take Care

Best Of luck In All You Do

Lee Ann

 

 

 

 

 

Lee Ann Cermak-McQuay

I am a family oriented mother and love being involved with my little ones. My husband is the best guy a girl could ask for. I love helping others which is why I created this site. I know what it is like to NEED to work and earn an income, but not be able to do it outside the home. I am now able to help others find work they can do from home. And I love it.

8 Comments

  1. Hi Lee Anne. Thank you for this post. Here is some great and doable information here. There is indeed a lot of opportunities on the net for all to explore. Computers should be seen as a very powerful tool to help you on your internet journey.
    Hennie

    • Thank you for visiting my site Hennie. I definitely agree with you. The internet is also connected through so many devices today that before long we might not be able to do anything without it. Our schools already expect our students to have internet for different purposes. Not just for school work but for communication as well.
      Lee Ann

  2. Hello! I enjoyed reading this post and found it to be helpful. My parents are on the verge of retirement and they will be living full time in a coastal community (not a lot of work opportunities). So of course online work is the way to go for them. This gives me some good ideas for them to start researching now. They could have something established before they retire!

    • How exciting for your parents. I wish them all the luck . It will be there time to shine. There are plenty of opportunities for them , just like there are for everyone else. I am glad you were able to get some ideas from my post for them. Hopefully they will be able to enjoy retirement awhile before having to find a job even online.
      Take Care
      Lee Ann

  3. Hi Lee Ann,
    Your article got my full attention! You are sharing very good ideas here. Sure, there is some opportunity for everyone on the Internet these days. I think that seniors can do just as well as any age, as soon as they are able to read, write and comprehend. Wealthy Affiliate made blogging so easy! Thanks for the other ideas too. I didn’t know that the government offers special programs for retirees… Interesting!

    • Thank you and I am really glad you enjoyed my post.
      There is definitely opportunities on the internet for everyone. It is just a matter of them finding the legitimate online opportunities.
      Just like you have said, if you can read and write then you can work online and even build your own online business.
      I hope this has helped you and I am glad you found some interesting facts as well.
      The internet can be amazing in many ways.
      Wishing you the best in all you do
      Lee Ann

  4. This article really made me happy because I am approaching retirement, and I know I don’t want to stop creating, so this has given me so many ideas. Honestly, these simple online business ideas could help supplement my income and really keep me involved.

    Thanks so much!

    • Thank you Barbara. I am really glad that this post has been useful to you.
      It really pains me to see those who are retired and having to work at WalMart or places like it.
      They deserve to have freedom to enjoy life as much as they can.
      I hope that you are able to find an opportunity that fits your needs and yet allows you to have the freedom that you deserve.
      Wishing you the best in all you do
      Lee Ann

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