by Craig Wallin
If you’re working toward becoming debt-free, earning extra income is one of the best ways to accelerate your progress. You may want to have a second income source just until you’re debt free or you may find it provides a needed financial cushion for routine bills or unexpected expenses like car repairs. A second income can also be a perfect way to rebuild retirement savings or an emergency fund.
Where do you start? Thanks to the internet, there are thousands of well-paying job opportunities you can access with just the click of a mouse. For example, earning a supplemental income as a caregiver, translator or petsitter or local field interviewer is as easy as registering with the appropriate web site, such as Care.com to review and apply for jobs.
If you’re more of an independent type, consider starting a part-time business to provide needed local goods and services. For example, growing high-value specialty crops, such as lavender and salad greens in your backyard, or providing handyman services to local seniors. Are you a good communicator? How about tutoring local kids or becoming a “voiceover” actor.
Virtual jobs. More and more companies are outsourcing their customer service jobs to independent workers, who work out of their own home. From L.L. Bean to IBM, there are thousands of jobs available, with excellent pay and flexible hours. If you have office skills, you can become an online “virtual assistant,” and also earn a solid income. Most of these part-time virtual jobs pay from $15 to $35 an hour, depending on your skills and knowledge.
I’ve barely scratched the surface of this huge and growing job market, but you get the point. There are good part-time jobs available today for anyone willing to work. All it takes is a bit of time to do your homework and apply. There are also dozens of legitimate, home-based businesses you can start for just a few hundred dollars that don’t require a lot of education, technical skills or re-training.
You can discover over sixty extra income possibilities, with links to thousands of jobs, at www.extraincomeover55.com. Finding the right one for you can help you get out of debt faster, and who knows, you may just find a new career or business you love as well.
Craig Wallin is the founder of ExtraIncomeOver55.com