10 Business Ideas for Retired Couples


RV/Camping Jobs

Many couples see retirement as the time to start a life on the open road, trading in commuting cars for RVs. Almost 9 percent of U.S. households headed by a person older than 55 currently own an RV, and with gas prices climbing, these new road hogs probably wouldn't mind making a buck or two while rolling across the country [source: Recreation Vehicle Industry Association].

Campgrounds often offer RVers a variety of short-term work -- front desk tasks, security detail, grounds keeping, maintenance, housekeeping and rentals, for example -- in exchange for free accommodations, as well as water hookups and other perks. Retired couples may also be interested in seasonal and temporary jobs with the National Park Service, including positions for park guides, maintenance workers and visitor assistants [source: National Park Service].