Five Part-Time Work From Home Jobs For Over-50s

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If you’re looking for a change of pace from the usual humdrum of working life, then a part-time work-from-home job may be perfect for you. These roles give you more freedom to decide when and how often you want to work, so can be ideal for over-50s who may be looking to glide into their retirement.


Interested in part-time, work-from-home jobs? You’re in luck – there are many remote roles that may suit you.

Flexible, work-from-home jobs are attractive on several levels. Whether you are topping up your pension, looking for a side-hustle or simply craving more adaptable hours, there are all kinds of opportunities.

In this article, we share five flexible, work-from-home jobs which are perfect for the over-50s.

1. Market Research

If you’ve been a part of the world of business, you’ll know how important the public’s feedback is in developing a product or service. Whether you’re looking to return to work after having children, or for a career change with more flexibility, employers like Ipsos offer comprehensive training for those ready to step into a role as a market researcher.

You’ll have the chance to bring the soft skills you developed in previous roles to interview members of the public on topics covering a variety of sectors – all from the comfort of your own home.

2. Sales and Marketing Roles

Whether you’re an expert marketeer looking for a career change in sales, or you’re ready to step into a more flexible work routine, part-time sales and marketing roles may be right for you.

Companies value the experience and network you can bring to a role, and may be more open to offering a flexible contract if you’re able to demonstrate you can offer this. You may also be able to provide online mentoring for new sales or marketing candidates a few days a week – for small firms that have limited training capacity.

Alternatively, look for sales roles that can be conducted at home, over the phone. If you have the right experience, you have excellent communication skills and you enjoy interacting with a variety of people, explore careers opportunities with our age-inclusive employers.

3. Customer Services

The over-50s have been shown to have higher Emotional Intelligence than younger colleagues. Listening, communication, patience and empathy all help to create a great customer experience, that keeps them coming back for more. Age-inclusive employers such as Bank of Ireland, Boots and 02 have all worked with 55/Redefined to find over-50s who make perfect customer service representatives. Jobs/Redefined has thousands of opportunities from age-friendly employers, including roles in Customer Service Departments.

4. Administrator

There are many part-time, work-from-home jobs as an administrative assistant – they offer reasonable pay, hours and good work satisfaction.

Administrative assistants are responsible for completing all the clerical and organisational tasks integral to the running of a team. Historically, these roles were office-based; with improved digital tools, they can now be achieved from anywhere with a good broadband connection.

5. Small Business Owner

Do you have a hobby or skill that could be a small business? Are you a talented baker, artist or gardener? Are you so passionate about something that you have mastered your craft?

If you answered ‘yes’ to any of the above questions, then you should consider becoming a small business owner. You would be your own boss, in charge of your own hours and how often you work.

It will take time and effort to build a successful business – for further information, read an expert's advice on turning your hobby into a profession.

You can also learn more about the benefits of starting a business over 50 here.

Helpful Resources For Finding Your Next Work From Home Job

Here are some extra resources to help you find your next work from home job:

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