5 Work from Home Jobs for Seniors

Are you retired, but find yourself wanting to work from home? Are you a tech-savvy senior looking for remote work opportunities? You have come to the right place! Many seniors find that part-time remote work helps avoid the potential boredom or loneliness of retirement. It can also help with the rising cost of living. Check out these 5 great work from home jobs for seniors.


Online Teaching

There is a substantial need for online teachers these days. You don’t always need a teaching degree to teach online, and you can teach a wide variety of ages and subjects. Check out global companies like VIPKID to teach English in small group or one-on-one settings. You can also contact local schools and universities to see if there are any online teaching jobs available.


Customer Service

Many companies outsource customer service jobs to people working from home. These are typically entry-level positions, and can be a great option for people without advanced degrees or technical skills. You can try searching for customer service jobs near you online, or contact local companies to see if they need any help.


Medical Transcription

Transcribing medical documents for hospitals or doctors requires some advanced typing skills, but if you are a fast typist or quick learner, it can be a great opportunity. Medical transcription is also a growing field. A quick search online will provide many openings for medical transcriptionists or scribes, and you can also call your doctor’s office or local hospital for more information.


Sell Handicrafts

If you have a particular skill, like sewing, knitting, crochet, needlework, whittling, wood turning, furniture building, ceramics, or really any other craft, you can probably sell your creations. The market for handmade goods is increasing, and there are many opportunities to market your wares. You can work entirely from home by selling online via sites like Etsy, but if you aren’t technologically inclined, you can also simply sell your goods at local craft fairs and bazaars. This can also be a great way to get out of the house and socialize with new people!


Write a Novel or Memoir

Have you always wanted to write a book? Do you have a half-finished novel laying around you never got around to finishing? If you have writing skills and don’t need income immediately, writing could be a great opportunity. You might just write the next great American novel!



Stellar Living hopes these 5 work from home jobs for seniors give you some inspiration and ideas about your next great adventure. If you live in a senior living community, ask the staff about possible business classes or tech workshops you can take! Considering senior living? Check out our communities today.