If you're a retiree or senior citizen (like me), your top goals right now include:
Staying safe and healthy
Securing your finances
Making sense of this whole pandemic
You may also be considering the option of getting the heck outta' here—or where ever you live—and spending the rest of your golden years somewhere relatively "safe".
Whether you live out the rest of your life in your homeland or retire somewhere abroad, you really need to consider the opportunity of having extra income moving forward. Something flexible and enjoyable that you can continue to do no matter what's going on in these ever-changing times.
And remote writing jobs can be the best fit for you!
Consider all of that experience and knowledge you've acquired throughout the years—and how you can translate that expertise into writing opportunities that help rebuild small and large companies or young students across the world. Perhaps you'd like to teach what you know by writing curriculum or supporting academic writings, newsletters, or tutoring gigs?
Remote writing jobs offer flexibility and a bit more direct ownership of your financial future, if and when you know how to apply yourself.
As a retiree, I'd like to offer you my best picks for the best remote jobs sites that have a particular focus on writing, editing, and content creation—for both the young and seasoned generations in mind.
Of course, I proudly highlight Remote Writer Jobs (RWJ) as a great place to start. This is where I found my footing in the world of remote writing—at no charge to the writers! RWJ served me well as a perfect launching pad that propelled me into my first few remote writing gigs, and my mentor helped build my confidence to easily navigate through scams and some of those waste-of-time content mills. My first client through RWJ's public listings helped me turn my teaching career into a part-time writing lifestyle, in which I am able to maintain (even through the pandemic) and take breaks from when desired. Just a simple remote writing job resource that's supportive to retirees like me who need pre-vetted job listings that they can trust. Check out the latest remote writing jobs posts here.
Contena is a true winner on my list of the best writing and editing-focused remote jobs because they empower writers, editors, and content marketers to find jobs that allow them to write from anywhere—a dream come true for senior citizens who plan to retire and travel or move abroad. What I like most about Contena, is that they feature both freelance jobs and full-time remote jobs. Examples of real remote roles recently listed on their homepage include high-pay marketing writing gigs for mobile app development companies, a college writing position, photography-related content writing jobs, and literally thousands more spanning every imaginable industry—where you can land good jobs working with reputable, pre-vetted companies.
Writing-focused remote jobs available on ProBlogger will range from full-time copywriting positions, to freelance and contract gigs. The majority of the clients looking for writers through this site are in need of more intermediate/experienced writers, so you should have sample work readily at hand when you apply for one of these remote writing jobs.
Freelance Writing has been around almost as long as some of my grandchildren have been alive. Think of the 1990's. Yes, Freelance Writing is truly a well-aged platform! Whether you’ve started your own blog and your specialty is now brainstorming blog post ideas, writing content, driving traffic to a blog, press releases, or product descriptions, you will find tons of relevant remote jobs here. In addition, FW offers writing contests and resources to help improve your freelance writing, helping you strive to create better content, and scale your efforts to make money blogging.
Textbroker is a delightful site for writers looking to land remote jobs that’ll let them write on their own time. After submitting a short “signup article,” you’ll be rated on a scale of 2-4 stars (have no fear, you can improve your rating over time if you’re not satisfied). From there, you’ll be eligible to take on jobs that are paid per word. Payments are made weekly through the site via PayPal.
The profit is quite small at first with Textbroker—very low pay. A little too low for my liking. Fortunately, the more you write, the more you earn and the closer you’ll move toward planting the seeds for a freelance business for yourself along the way!
Before you take that next step and journey into these incredible sites, consider some of these RWJ resources to help further direct your path. Trust me—you'll enjoy them!
(Good tips about remote technology tools you'll need to learn, if you don't know already)