7 Retirement Income Side Hustles

For most folks heading into retirement, there’s always that time of reflection, deciding if you can actually retire. “Do I have enough saved?” “Will I run out of money?” “Can I count on Social Security?” “How can I make some extra retirement income?”

InternationalLiving.com has come up with some out-of-the-box ideas for retirement side-hustles that can bring in additional income.

Sell Photos

The need for great pictures is huge. Bloggers, vloggers, businesses, just about anybody with a website needs great shots. There are several stock photo companies that allow you to upload your pictures. Then when a person or organization buys it, you get paid.

Rent your place or rent your space

If you’re okay with someone renting a spare room or your entire house, think AirBnB. There are low upfront costs. It’s easy to operate. One key, though—your place needs to offer some direct benefit to your guests.


If you’ve got a laptop and an internet connection, you’re in business. Tell the internet world what you’re passionate about and tell it in a way only you can. Whether you’re talking about travel, food or your unique hobby, it’s perfect for making money.


Dropshipping is a way to have a retail business without carrying inventory. When a customer places an order, you buy the item from a third party who ships the product directly to the customer. It eliminates a lot of the expenses and hassles of online business and works well with a personal e-commerce website, as well as sellers such as eBay and Amazon.

Life Coaching

Life coaching is a thought-provoking and creative process that helps people focus on both personal and professional goals. The life coach draws out answers from the client, rather than telling people what to do. Typically, people use life coaching to overcome fears, boost their self-confidence, create goals, and instill success-oriented habits. How do you learn life coaching skills? There are plenty of training online and in person programs available.

Pet Sitting

Pet owners who travel but don’t want to take their animals often look for somewhere other than a kennel to leave them. They much prefer leaving their pet in a more home-like environment. That’s where you come in. There’s not a lot of overhead involved in becoming a pet sitter. But you will have costs for pet food, beds, toys, and all the things the pet owner expects for their loved one to be well take care of. Remember to take those expenses into account when you’re creating your price structure.

Book Narrator

Who would ever thought you could get paid for talking? The convenience of smartphones has led to a boom in audiobook sales, creating a

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