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Demographics are working in your favour!

The age 55+ category is growing fast! Seniors have a higher propensity to need additional services. Print yourself some business cards and introduce yourself by knocking on seniors’ doors offering to:

  • Cut lawns (see above tips).

  • Pull weeds and trim gardens, say $15 per hour.

  • Shovel snow in winter, say $15 to 20 per hour depending on the snowfall.

  • Grocery shop (grocery bags are heavy for seniors); say $11.40 per hour.

  • Clean house, depending on the size of the house and scope of cleaning, this could be $50 to $100 per session.

If you are creative, try to:

  • Get paid to write online content – check out Listverse; click on “more” and then “write and get paid.” Also check out Problogger Job Board to get paid writing blogs.

  • Knit or make jewelry or create letterpress items. Sell your wares on Etsy, Cargoh, and other such sites.

  • Advertise your skills as a musician or photographer for weddings or other commercial events on your own portfolio site or through a service like Gigmasters and Snapknot. If you’ve got some eye-catching snaps, post them on Shutterstock, Photoshelter, and/or iStock.

These are just a few ways you can earn an extra $11.40 per week or $592.80 per year to support your long-term investing.

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