How to Make Money Online – Seniors and Retirees (Part II)

There are many opportunities for generating income for seniors and retirees online. 

Sell Your Skills Via Online

Pondering how to make money online? The web has your back. 

Freelancer and Fiverr are incredible portals for the solopreneur. To begin, look at the sites to see what customers want. For instance, check out Fiverr, where payments begin at $5 but quickly goes up, depending upon the services. On Fiverr you can sell your talents in these categories:

  • Video and animation
  • Music and audio
  • Programming and tech
  • Business
  • Graphics and design
  • Digital marketing
  • Writing and translation
  • Fun and lifestyle

The most vital tip for working in an online marketplace is to get some 5-star reviews. When beginning, you may want to keep rates low until the reviews start coming in and then raise rates when you have the negotiating power of higher reviews.

Make Your Own Store

There are many ways to sell online with a store and the sales platforms for your online store are now set up. If you want to search for bargains on Craigslist, local garage sales or have an attic filled with collectibles you can advertise these treasures for a nice profit. Selling on Craigslist is as simple as posting a few pics and waiting for the buyers to email or call. Some smart folks take the free items from Craigslist, repair them and then resell.  

Offerup, the new local sales app has it all from cars to cosmetics for sale on their platform. The pics on the home page jump out and entice customers to buy. 

Fulfillment by Amazon has anything you need for your online store such as packing, picking, and shipping the orders. All that is required from you is to sell.

If you’re collecting payments, there are a few online payment platforms ready to assist like Paypal or Paysafe.