When my kids were growing up, I couldn’t wait to become a member of the empty nesters club. There would be no school schedule or after school activities to worry about. And it meant that I no longer had to choose a restaurant that had a playground. Our golden rule was, if there wasn’t a playground, we weren’t eating there with these bad a** kids, lol!
And when it came to working from home, I couldn’t pick any job. I had to look for chat jobs or anything that didn’t require me to speak with customers.
When you become an empty nester, it’s like the beginning of a new chapter.
It’s the chance to do whatever it is you could never do because you were too busy raising kids. Like starting that business you always dreamed of. Maybe writing that book you always wanted to pen.
In other words, when the kids are all grown up and maybe even move out of the house (finger’s crossed, right!), the sky’s the limit as to what we can do!
Some empty nesters travel, some go back to school, and some take up a hobby. But at the same time, it would be good to make some money as well….as long as it doesn’t clash with their new lifestyle.
4 Money-Making Opportunities For Empty Nesters
So what type of work can empty nesters do from home? Here are four home-based businesses and side hustles that can easily fit into the life of an empty nester.
Sell Crafts And Handmade Items
During your time of raising kids you probably picked up a hobby to keep from going stir crazy but turned into a passion. Or maybe you’re like my sister who left Corporate America to be a stay-at-home mom, started out making t-shirts for the family. It’s become a nice little side hustle and growing.
If you have a knack for creating beautiful crafts or handmade items, empty-nester or not, sell your products on places like Etsy. The start-up is low and there are video tutorials to guide you in the set up like this YouTube video:
Write A Book For Empty Nesters
By the time you’re an empty nester, you’ve got experience in relationships, kids, teens, health – life in general under your belt.
Write a book about your life’s journey, a health challenge you overcame, or about being an empty nester…you get my drift.
Then submit your book to a publishing company like Wise Ink Publishing and get that baby published!
Teach A Second Language
Become A Blogger
Share your empty nester stories or travel the world and blog about your destinations with other empty nesters by starting a blog.
Even if you’re not technology-savvy, there are plenty of online tools available to set one up. It doesn’t cost much to start a blog and it won’t interfere with your new lifestyle.
Wrapping It Up
So, to my future empty nesters when the time comes there will be plenty of options for you to make money from home!
Here’s to a future clean house with NO KIDS!