It’s time to take a reality check. We are all living longer. So the answer to the question ‘what are you doing for the rest of your life?’ takes on more importance as we age.
Today, many younger retirees are transitioning back from full retirement to part-time entrepreneurship. How satisfying is it to engage in an activity you love and making a business out of doing so? Channeling your passion into something profitable is always an exciting venture.
Some fun and unique businesses that’s been popping up include:
1) be a local tour guide if you live close to a popular tourist location.
For example, a number of retired Vancouverites are guides and commentators. Leading small and specialized groups on nature hikes, architectural walks, and local art crawls.
2) presenting seminars in your area of knowledge, experience, expertise at local colleges and community centres;
3) making and selling craft products and unique services.
For example, a retired teacher is now an entrepreneurial soapmaker selling fragrant soaps online as well as holding workshops on how soaps are made.
So go ahead, think of a way to marry your hobby or interest into something profitable now that you have the time!