Retirement Options to Earn Cash

Retirement is such fun! At least that was my thought before I retired. Then I discovered life is not always as simple as we imagine it. Lazing around without anything to do, sleeping in every morning, looking at daytime TV all day, lounging on the deck – soon the days begin to run together. I don’t even know what day this is. Boredom might set in any time now. I need something to do!

What shall I do?? I’ll go shopping for some new clothes.

Better just check the bank account –  and that’s a big NO.

Maybe volunteer at a shelter – no, can’t stand long on my bad knee.

Maybe a movie and lunch out – there’s the money thing again. Go for a walk in the park?   Not this knee. What ever shall I do?

Thinking about this, I realize I can’t do much about the knee, but I could make some extra money. I will need a sit down job and I would like to work from home. How will I find a good work at home program? I need to investigate some easy ways to make money on line. It needs to be inexpensive to join, simple enough for me to learn without stressing, and has to earn cash for my entertainment pleasure.

First Option: Click to Earn

“Click to earn”  is a style of earning cash that involves sending a stock email to a company list every day. Each email that gets clicked on earns about .20 for you.

Pro: quick to learn, easy to do, small investment

Con: cash builds very slowly at about .20 per click.

Second Option: Sending Emails

Sending emails is a different style of earning cash . This involves constructing your own emails to send to your own people to invite them to join this program. Your cash depends on them joining, for which you are then paid a commission.

Pro: small investment,

Con: must provide your own contacts, construct your own emails,

Third Option: Done for You Websites

Done for you websites mean just what they say; they are already built and ready to go websites that you just put your name on and start loading with their company items. They require you to use your own contacts to promote them, and your cash is earned by a percentage of each sale made through the site.

Pro: quick to get started, easy to work,

Con: larger investment, often have to buy contacts, takes time to build audience.

Fourth Option: Affiliate Marketing

Affiliate marketing is building a website and using your website to promote products owned by another company, which pays you a commission. Many affiliate marketers promote the company itself, while others might promote products from several companies. These marketers often blog to promote interest in their website on social media.

Pro: moderate investment, step-by-step instruction

Con: takes time to build website and audience,

Conclusion: My Choice

After considerable research, I decided to earning cash is best accomplished in affiliate marketing. The reason I chose this is that the initial start-up cost is very reasonable, I have plenty of time to work on this and the return is larger on my investment. You might be interested in knowing which affiliate marketing company I chose. I will share that with you because I have used it for a while and I have found it to be excellent. It is Wealthy Affiliate. Here is a link if you would like to check it out:

Thank you for joining me on my journey to find a retirement income. Come on over and I will treat you to lunch since I am  earning cash in my retirement years! Please drop a comment below and let me know if this was helpful to you. Also, if you know of any other ways to earn cash on line, please feel free to share it with us.

12 thoughts on “Retirement Options to Earn Cash

  1. This can also be useful to anyone else just as it is good for retirees 🙂 I may suggest this to my mum who is kind of semi-retired since all her children are adults and in university. I just need to teach her how to use a blogging platform like WordPress or Blogspot. 

    1. Yes this would be good for stay at home moms or dads and those unemployeed. Your mom  will need a blogging platform for most of these ideas, but the WordPress is fairly easy to learn. Best of luck to her, and I hope she finds this fulfilling and fun.

  2. Thank you for sharing a few of the ways that I can earn money from home. To bad that the easier options pay so small incomes. It’s also good to know that there is an option that is relatively easy to do and still provides a better income. The pros and cons helped in my decision making too.

  3. I’m not yet close to retirement but it’s worth reading to prepare myself while I’m young. Those are interesting options to consider but I might go for the last option – affiliate marketing. 

    I’ve read from several blogs that it’s by far the most rewarding venture when done appropriately. However, what I’m curious to find most of the time is how long it takes for one to make a consistent income. Do you have any experience to share?

    1. Thanks for your inquiry. The time varies, but for many people, revenue begins within 2 months. For others, it may be closer to 6 months to really see good money.

  4. Hi Fran,

    This is a good list of retirement option to earn cash. I agreed that affiliate marketing is the best making money online business model. The beauty of affiliate marketing business is that the start up cost is minimal and it can be super passive income, if you’re committed to doing it the right way.

    It’s advisable to get some training, if you’re new in this online business to gain the knowledge and skillset. I was taught by Wealthy Affiliate and currently, l run a money making affiliate marketing business. Wealthy Affiliate is an All-In-One platform that provides all the features (training, tools and support) that you need to succeed. I encourage you to sign up as a Free Starter Member to immerse yourself about this program.


    1. Can’t get better than free! I like getting to try on before I buy, and Wealthy Affiliate allows that. Thanks for your input.

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  6. I enjoyed this review. My parents are retired and need an activity to keep them young – plus they would be making some extra money! This information holds the solution. Thanks.

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