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Learn all about 4Retirees Community
4Retirees is a purpose-built global online community for all retirees around the world.
It’s a meeting place of ideas, inspiration, knowledge and experienced people who come together to connect, interact, help each other, share their skills, gain new ones, meet at local and online social events, volunteer, earn money, learn new hobbies and make many new friends, companions and travel pals around the world.
4Retirees is also a marketplace for flexible jobs and online hobby courses. Make sure to upgrade to a global membership so you have access to all of that and so we can keep you up to date on the progress as our community growth. Our long term vision is to build a better place for all retirees globally.
There are 2 simple ways to become a 4Retirees member, as follow:
FREE MEMBER – to get free membership, you simply have to follow the sign to BECOME A FREE MEMBER or take part in our free flexible “Jobs Match” program . We will then send you login details to your new free member account. From there you have an option to stay a FREE member or upgrade to Global Membership.
GLOBAL MEMBER – to get full, unlimited access to all benefits of our community and connect with other members you need to login to your FREE member account and then follow the sign to upgrade by becoming a global member. Click on it and follow the instructions by purchasing our monthly subscription (only 7.99pm). The subscription is paid month by month with no lock – in contract. Here are the details about global membership benefits.
Global Membership with full access to the community benefits, its members, flexible jobs, courses and many other social activities costs 7.99 per month (currency depends on the country you live in, current options are: AUD, USD, GBP, for other countries USD is a default currency). The subscription is paid month by month and can be cancelled at any time by you with one click in your membership account settings. Here are the details about global membership benefits.
Free Member has no cost attached but limited access to the community benefits and other members.
Simply nothing is free in the world, someone needs to pay for the online website maintenance and further improvements, the content, the people who work or even volunteer here, all administration fees and much more. As you can see nothing is wasted here. Our community costs less than 2 cups of coffee a month and with such a tiny gesture you can help change or improve millions of retirees lives worldwide. The choice is yours.
Anyone who is chasing a dream of the perfect retirement lifestyle, freedom, fun, companionship, friendship, travel, activities, learning and some kind of job flexibility is participating in our community. Even those people from the generation X and Baby Boomers who are thinking of a job change or slowing down in their current career are participating in our community and taking advantage of what’s on offer, as new opportunities become available daily.
First Join FREE and then upgrade by becoming a global member so that you can connect and talk to other retirees and benefit from everything that our community has to offer.
Second, login and participate daily, make sure your profile is up to date, your pictures, your interests, tell others about yourself, what you are looking for, what makes you happy, what’s on your bucket list? etc…
Third, make sure you search for other retirees, ask them to become your friends and accept other friendship requests.
Once you meet some friends make sure you chat in private messages or video calls, or if you are locals then you can organise some local in-person activities, events, dinners, local catchups or even go on holiday together. Don’t hold back- start your adventures now!
No, 4Retirees is not an educational institution. 4Retirees is an online learning platform with hundreds of online courses hand-picked for you from our affiliate partners. Also in Australia, we have free offline computer classes for seniors supported by government foundations. 4Retirees courses are 3rd party partnerships and business affiliations. Our partners offer many courses with accredited certificates and diplomas to which you will be entitled upon course completion.
To manage all details about your subscription preferences, received communications or privacy you need to login to your member account. After logging into your member account go to the settings located on the left side menu and follow all the settings options one by one to set your personal preferences and email preferences. Please make sure you read and manage all the options carefully so that you are not compromising on all your benefits.
There are 2 easy ways to reset your password:
If you forgot your password, click on login in the top right corner, then on this page at the bottom click on lost your password and follow the instructions to reset.
If you know your current password but would like to change for security reasons then login to your member account, go to the settings located on the left side menu, click password and then follow the instruction to create a new password. Remember to keep your password secure and safe.
Cancelling your monthly global member subscription and deleting your entire account are 2 different things.
Cancellation of subscription – This is when you downgrade your global membership to a free member, you are no longer a global member so you are not paying monthly subscription fees, you have no access to other members, jobs, social activities or free courses.
Deletion of your account – This is when you delete your entire account/erase your data. When you delete your account other members won’t see you any longer in the 4Retirees community and all data of your activities and your account is permanently erased and cannot be undone. This means you are not a free or global member any longer.
We would certainly be sorry to see you go, but if you really want to, you can simply delete your account or cancel your membership under member account settings. Login to your member account, go to the settings located on the left side menu bar and then click on delete my account or cancel my membership and follow the steps.
Important to know:
If you are a global member make sure you cancel your monthly subscription before deleting your account, in order to avoid monthly charges (that are not refundable).
If you cancel your subscription, your Global Membership account will be accessible until your subscription anniversary date and then you will be downgraded to a Free Member.
If you delete your account straight after cancelling membership then you won’t have access to your account and there is no refund for the remainder of the month left on your subscription as you have chosen to do so yourself.
4Retirees have 7 must follow rules of engagement for our members who participate in our community online and offline. To learn more about them please read them here: rules of engagement.
At 4Retirees, your online safety and privacy is our priority. So you can feel as comfortable sharing information online as you would be in person.
Here’s how we protect your privacy:
- Every retiree signs in with their real name, age, country, and email address and we keep that safe and secure for you.
- Your member area and our website is password protected and encrypted by HTTPS.
- We do not share your personal information with advertisers.
- We do not store your credit card details, your DOB or your exact home address on our community database.
- We give you access to control your own email preferences contactability and visibility in your settings.
- We protect you from scammers or online trolls by letting you report them.
Learn all about our flexible "Jobs Match" program
The flexible “Jobs Match” program is real-time compatibility match with flexible jobs in your own country enabled by the on-demand sharing economy. The on-demand sharing economy is a business concept that highlights the ability (and perhaps the preference) of individuals to rent or borrow goods or services and not necessarily buy and own them. Owners rent out something they are not using, such as a car, house, bicycle, or their skills, to someone else using person-to-person services and earning money on demand in a flexible way. 4Retirees have partnered with hundreds of this kind of businesses, and because of that, we have the ability to connect you to flexible jobs providers in your local area via an on-demand sharing economy.
The flexible “Jobs Match” program is designed to match your current personal circumstances with flexible job opportunities that are most relevant to you. We have designed a short 14 question checklist program to better understand your current personal and economic situation. E.g. Do you own a car? Do you like helping others? etc. We then use a rating and matching system to present you with a number of flexible job matches and potential earnings from your matches in real-time. Your answers from the “Jobs Match” is matched with hundreds of available opportunities to earn income. We match people with opportunities and these changes all the time. We are continually updating our list of flexible job providers and forming new business partnerships for you so that you can keep getting more options and more flexible jobs ongoing.
We believe we can provide you with a 98% match rate with flexible jobs that are compatible with you. We intentionally don’t promise a 100% match, as your individual circumstances can change daily and we might not be privileged to any of your personal information that might disqualify you from the participation e.g. the year of your vehicle, suspension of your driving license, etc.
Here is how you get access to the list with detailed information about the flexible job matches providers:
- First, you take the free flexible “Jobs Match”
- You will receive the free results (on the screen and via email) with a number of your matches and the potential $ earnings opportunities
- To access the detailed list of the matched providers names and know-how to sign up to your flexible job opportunities, you need to upgrade your free membership to a global member
- Once you have upgraded to your global membership and logged in to your account, your matches will be clearly presented to you in your 4Retirees member account under “Your Job Matches” which is accessible for you 24/7.
- We will regularly update and expand our partnerships so that you continually get more options for flexible jobs and earnings.
To access the detailed list of your matches and know who they are, how to start and how much you can earn from each individual business (provider) you’ll need to become a global member at 4Retirees community. The global membership costs 7.99 a month. We are continually updating our list of flexible jobs and forming new business partnerships for you so that you can keep getting more options and more flexible jobs ongoing.
This is certainly up to you. It’s your personal decision to participate in “Jobs Match” program or not, you don’t need to take “Jobs Match” if you are not interested in earning extra cash and you can still access to all other benefits of our community. We want to create a great experience as well as opportunities for you. Only you are aware of your own wants, needs and situation. We suggest using your personal judgement based on your current circumstances to make this decision.
We have partnered with hundreds of businesses that offer flexible jobs via the on-demand sharing economy in Australia, the United States and the United Kingdom. Two flexible jobs providers that you have most likely heard of are UBER and Airbnb. With UBER, people use their own cars, sign up as drivers, and then transport people or deliver food to other people as part of their peer-to-peer network. You can work on your terms, the hours you want, in the area you want, and still earn money while meeting new people and listening to your favourite radio station. The second example is Airbnb. It is an online marketplace and hospitality service for people to lease or rent short-term lodging including holiday cottages, rooms, apartments, homestays, hostel beds, etc. You can do this all year long if you have a place you never use, for weeks at a time when you are travelling, or just until you find new tenants for your investment property, or simply the spare room you are not using. It’s a great contemporary (and cheaper) alternative to hotel accommodation. We can match you with hundreds of these types of businesses and many more in other industries. The choice of businesses participating in the on-demand sharing economy is virtually endless and new ones are popping up all the time. You’ll be able to find transportation, hobby-related businesses, travel, education, business services, delivery, pet care – the works!
The on-demand sharing economy is here to stay. And its growth is a given. Whether it’s renting a room, hiring a driver, renting a parking space, or outsourcing household tasks, the sharing economy is disrupting a range of industries and causing regulators to take note. Technology is making it easier for new marketplaces to be created. Services that used to be high touch, slow to deliver, yet expensive are now fast and efficient, thanks to technology like smartphones. This creates a better experience for the consumer and also the person providing the service. It’s an incredibly exciting time to live in and take advantage of!
The first step is to understand your compatibility with the opportunities available. Take part in our free flexible “Jobs Match” program and see if your current circumstances match any of these flexible jobs and how much you could potentially earn, the results are free. Once you receive your results, then you need to decide if you would like to access the full detail list of your job matches. To do so you need upgrade, become a global member with the 4Retirees community, then start signing up and start earning right away with your job providers.
You have the opportunity to earn per hour, per day, per week, or per item or project. It’s possible to earn anywhere from $20 per hour to thousands of dollars or more per week or per month. Your earning potential depends on your skillset, situation, the opportunities available, and how little or how much you’re prepared to work. The choice is yours! And, you’re not locked into committing to any time frames. You can dip in or out when it makes sense for you.
Each of these businesses has their own individual payment systems and conditions that you should review before signing up. Payment is usually made directly to your bank account or PayPal account. Fast payment is one of the benefits of flexible jobs in the on-demand sharing economy. After you have provided a service, some payments are received within 1-3 business days, others on a designated day each week or month. We definitely recommend that you check this with each business before you start. And, we recommend speaking with your accountant or tax/financial advisor about your individual circumstances.
Once you become a global member of the 4Retirees community, you will have access to your personalised list of flexible jobs and you will then be responsible for familiarising yourself with each business on your list and their requirements. You are also responsible for everything between signing up and starting to earn. Each of these businesses operates individually and has a different sign-up process as well as requirements, documents, or information that you will have to provide them with. Each of these businesses has a helpful customer service team to assist you with the process and/or answer any questions you may have.
We believe you should take the flexible “Jobs Match” at least once every 6 months (you can REDO in your member account). We will regularly monitor in the background any new opportunities, and regularly update and expand our partnerships so that you continually get more options for flexible jobs and earnings – this is a live list of opportunities. If we make significant changes and/or introduce more flexible job opportunities, we will notify you about those changes via email and explain how to access them.
Once you take the flexible “Jobs Match” and then decide to become a global member with access to the list of your job matches, you will be responsible for becoming familiar with your matched opportunities. You can pick and choose one at a time or simply try to sign up with all of them straight away. Each of these businesses operates individually and have different sign-up processes and requirements. They also have a helpful customer service team to assist you in signing up or if you have any questions. It’s up to you to decide how many businesses and how quickly you want to sign up in order to start earning. You will also receive several helpful tips from us via email to assist you in starting to earn straight away. But there is no obligation. If you decide that you don’t want to pursue any of the opportunities, that is perfectly fine and completely up to you, there are many other things in our community, enjoy them.
We believe that anyone who is interested in flexible and fun earning additional income or simply supplementing their pension should take part in the on-demand sharing economy, and therefore should participate in our flexible “Jobs Match” program.
The list of flexible jobs is personalised and based on your current personal circumstances. So, we strongly advise you not to share it with your friends and family as they might have very different circumstances and eligibility criteria. Neither you nor 4Retirees wants to be seen as potentially misleading them. We would highly recommend that you send the link to our website to your friends and family so that they can take the free flexible “Jobs Match” for themselves. Then they can check their own compatibility, see their own individual opportunities, and decide for themselves whether or not to take the next step.
The on-demand sharing economy and participation in it is most definitely legal and is supported by the governments of Australian, the United States of America and the United Kingdom. You, as a participant in it, are fully supported by the Consumer Law of each country while using the on-demand sharing economy. We recommend that you visit your country’s government website to learn more about it or contact your accountant or tax/financial advisor to assess your personal circumstances.
The Governments are fully supportive of participation in the on-demand sharing economy and have introduced a number of protection laws for consumers, including taxation and/or GST/VAT. In general, just like other sources of income, the on-demand sharing economy is subject to taxation and/or GST/VAT.
If you need more information, we recommend you to visit your country’s government website to learn more about it, or contact your accountant or tax/financial advisor to assess your personal circumstances.
Every business that offers flexible jobs has its own requirements and sign up criteria. Some may require you to be self-employed, some might need you to have a specific insurance cover, but most of them will just require your personal tax file number to track your earnings. We recommend you read the FAQs and the terms and conditions for each of the businesses you are considering earning money from. If you are planning to share or rent out your home, car, or other valuable personal items, then you may find it helpful to discuss the situation with your insurer as well.
The on-demand sharing economy is growing rapidly, so if the option that interests you isn’t servicing your area yet, hopefully, it will soon. We recommend that you speak with the businesses of your particular interest and see if they have any plans to grow in your area, as most of them are continuing to expand. We do our best to give you different options within the same category to minimise that problem, but we appreciate that it can’t always be fixed. We will always continue to add additional flexible jobs as fast as we can.
Most of the on-demand sharing economy businesses listed are small to medium businesses. Brand awareness increases very gradually. It can take a long time for everyone to hear about certain brands or discover their need for them. One of the advantages you have is that you are aware of these opportunities now before they become mainstream. Learn about these new businesses and see what is on offer, and if it is a good fit for you, you may be one of the leading pioneers.
The community jobs are solely related to volunteer or paid job opportunities in our 4Retirees community. Visit our community jobs page, select the country you are from and see if we have any job openings that might be of interest to you. We are very keen to have as many as possible of our employees, freelancers or volunteers to be our retiree global members. We are a community for retirees, run by retirees. Come and work with us.
Anyone can apply for jobs in our community, however, we reserve the rights to prioritise and privilege our global members for our community jobs.
Learn all about our Learning Academy
Yes, 4Retirees have partnered with many global affiliate partners with authority and eligibility to produce and offer the online courses that we then offer to you on our website. We have also partnered with governments and some government agencies and charities to offer basic digital literacy skills for seniors. As a part of our growing network of partners we offer FREE and PAID courses for you to choose from. Currently most of the PAID courses may contain affiliate links, which means we may receive a small commission, at no cost to you, for clicking on the link and making a purchase, which helps keep the lights on. Thanks for supporting us!
4Retirees connects you to FREE and PAID courses through our network of partners. We do not have the authority to provide you with a 4Retirees own certificate of completion or diploma. However, most of our chosen partners have these options and you will get a diploma or certificate upon completion. Simply follow the BUY NOW process for each course you would like to take via our partner’s website; sign up and become eligible for official certification if available. Before taking any free or paid course please check on our partner website the eligibility and terms and conditions.
There are millions and millions of seniors worldwide that don’t have the ability, skills or opportunities to learn basic digital literacy skills. They might not know how to use a mobile phone, tablet or PC, that’s why we have created this mentor program support to help other less skilled retirees. We are looking for volunteer mentors who could visit local aged care facilities, seniors housing, retirement villages, local libraries, communities or churches and find people they could help in their own cities and towns. You can be this person, you can simply use our existing learning portals/courses and teaches others. Show them how to use a PC, mobile phone, how to use FB, internet, how to search on google, how to automate their monthly bills and how all of these basic digital literacy skills can help them live a more connected and easier life.
Mentors and learners should participate in the program.
LEARNER – If you need to further expand or improve your digital literacy skills then sign up as a Learner. If you know of someone who needs help, someone who we should teach all the basic skills then please let us know by signing up under learner and telling us about this person. To find out more visit our mentor page.
MENTOR – If you feel comfortable searching the internet using a mobile phone, tablet or PC and you like spending time with people, showing others how things are done then please contact us by signing up as a mentor. To find out more visit our mentor page.
Yes. 4Retirees has a library of tutorials, videos, courses and mentors that meet you in person and teach you basics skills from the beginning. We have group classes and one on one training. We will teach you how to set up your PC, how to use your mobile phone or laptop, what is the internet and how to use it, how to become a savvy senior and take advantage of everything that the digital world has to offer. Contact us via our mentor page, click ‘I want to learn’ and leave your contact details and we will contact you personally.
4Retirees welcomes your suggestions, your feedback, including complaints. We believe people have a right to speak up, as it helps us to see what works for you, what doesn’t, and where we can make improvements to provide you with a better opportunities and a better service. Your opinion matters, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org