5 Internet Careers for Retirees


Accountant or Bookkeeper

Turn your knowledge of financial matters into an excellent online career as an accountant or bookkeeper for businesses, clubs, and organizations. Using software such as QuickBooks, you can help your clients manage their businesses by paying bills, preparing invoices or payroll checks, filing quarterly tax forms, balancing the books, completing end-of-year tax returns, and more. Best of all, you can work at home in comfy clothes and skip the gossip with co-workers.

Find jobs by networking with former colleagues, friends and neighbors, small business or civic organizations, or posting an ad in a local newspaper in print or online. Companies of all sizes are looking to outsource accounting tasks; you may even choose to specialize in an area where you have specific expertise or interest, whether it's forensic, tax or construction accounting.

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