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The Gig Economy for Older Women… the Good, Bad and Ugly!

Are you looking to make a little extra money in the years leading up to (or during!) retirement? Then, chances are you have considered using a site like Upwork (formally Elance) or Fiverr to work as a freelance writer, artist or marketing consultant.

Since I have worked as a freelancer in my 60s… and also hired freelancers to help with Sixty and Me, in this morning’s show, I thought that it would be useful to share my thoughts on the gig economy for older women. Here are my views on the good, the bad and the ugly of being a freelancer after 60.

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Would you consider working as a freelancer or consultant at your age? Why or why not? Have you had any success with sites like Upwork?

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Sixty and Me is a community of over 500,000 women over 60 founded by Margaret Manning. Our editorial team publishes articles on lifestyle topics including fashion, dating, retirement and money.

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