How to Find Flexible and Work From Home Jobs in Retirement: 17+ Helpful Resources
I just returned from the Indeed Interactive conference in Austin, TX where I learned about many new (and not so new) employment trends.
One of the big themes that emerged was the growing interest in all types of flexible work, especially work-from-home jobs. Once primarily the domain of moms desperate for flexibility, men and women of all ages are now actively looking for ways to find quality work-from-home opportunities.
I certainly hear from people over 50 who say they are interested in work-from-home jobs after retirement. So I thought it would be useful in this post to pull together some of my favorite articles, sites and resources on this topic. Enjoy, and if you find them helpful, please remember to share:
FlexJobs has an amazing library of articles about all types of flexible jobs. Lots of helpful advice here!
If you’re interested in finding freelance, work-from-home and flexible jobs online, these are some of my favorites. Cautionary note: These sites are generally very reliable, but whenever responding to online ads, please remember the adage, “If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.”
Behance.com: An online marketplace where creatives (photographers, graphic designers, illustrators, etc.) can showcase their works and search for jobs and freelance opportunities.
BackDoorJobs.com: Short-term jobs (teach abroad, farm jobs, wilderness therapy ventures, etc.) in the US and overseas.
CoolWorks.com: Seasonal and summer job listings at places like resorts, ski attractions and the national parks.
Direct Sales Association: If you’re interested in working for a home party or direct sales company (such as Pampered Chef), this is a great place to begin your research.
eLance.com: Hundreds of thousands of projects are listed here including web development, graphic design, programming, marketing, writing, administrative, research and more.
FlexProfessionals: Staffing company serving the Washington, D.C. metro area that fills part-time, flexible and project-based needs.
FlexJobs.com: Jobs and advice for people who want to work on a flexible basis. Small fee to access the job listings, but well worth the investment. Many helpful articles about flexible work – highly recommend.
Freelance Writing Jobs: A freelance writing community featuring daily job leads, articles and “plenty of commiseration.”
Guru.com: Opportunities for freelancers in over 160 professional categories including website design, programming, graphic design, business consulting, and administrative support.
MediaBistro.com: Excellent site for anyone who creates or works with content, or who is a non-creative professional working in a creative industry. Job board has both full-time and freelance gigs and they have a wonderful training section covering all types of media and content-related careers.
Ratracerebellion.com: Work-from-home jobs and opportunities. Excellent free newsletter.