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Some Ways to Make Money

Updated on July 11, 2015


Job security is a thing of the past; especially with the down economy within our country. They say it is better, but many people do not see that within their own lives. A lot of people have found it hard to find any job. Often they get a 'you are too qualified,' They have drawn unemployment benefits as long as possible and are at a point of no return; they think.

Finding employment and ways of making money in the city is easier than for those who live in the country. First, there are more jobs. There are more businesses, and much more opportunity. But, even with the added opportunity, companies and employers; it has still been almost impossible for some people to get back to work, especially at the salary they once enjoyed..

In the city or country it is an advantage if you have a teaching degree, nursing degree, banking experience, or a degree of any kind. Your chances are much higher to find the employment you are comfortable with.

In the country, rural areas mainly, it is somewhat harder to find employment, whether it is a full time job, or an extra job. The jobs that exist often pay lower wages, and some companies can only hire minimum staff to get the job done. However, for those who are on unemployment benefits in this country, and need a job; there are some ways to make money and get back into the workforce.

Feeling of Rejection

When one goes out to find employment after being rejected many times in the field of work they are accustomed to; it is definitely disheartening. It can make an individual feel un-productive and lacking in ability. But, with any survival situation, it is necessary that one should be willing to do whatever it takes, regardless of how unimportant it seems.

Money is money and when you are trying to re-generate yourself; drawing unemployment as long as you can; might only deepen your inability to find a job, period. Most employers want or need someone who is established in a working environment of some kind; that is a fact that often comes into play.

When an individual is not out in the public, they do not hear about other jobs. If you are out and about; it is possible to hear conversations of what might be an opportunity to move up again and to a better place.

It has been said by some people, that the only job I can get is in the local restaurant, waiting tables. I have known waitresses who have made a very reliable income waiting tables. Some people load up (if they try to be excellent waiters/waitresses). They find a good restaurant that has lots of customers and finds a way to convince the manager to give them a trial period and then they prove their worth.

Positive thinking is key to any change that is life threatening. Often we must take jobs that we feel are less than our ability but it gets the individual back out where they can often pick up on companies that are hiring.

List of Jobs to Consider

 List of Ways to Make Money:

  • Seek to be a housekeeper
  • Seek to clean offices
  • Seek to clean houses
  • Seek to be a night watchman
  • Seek to be a nanny
  • Seek to be a typist/computer expert
  • Seek to be a transporter for the elderly
  • Seek to be a part timer/contract employee at a company (where you have some experience) with the possibility of going permanent
  • Seek to be a cashier at the grocery
  • Seek to be a sitter with the young, elderly or pets
  • Seek to do laundry for someone
  • Seek to be a nurses aide; if not trained, the training is not for a long period of time
  • Seek to find employment in a field that offers on the job training; if it pays less than you want; you can try to make sure after training the salary goes up
  • Seek online jobs as companies are hiring home workers and they can be paid by the hour etc. Yes, certain criterion does apply in most cases.  Watch out for scams though.
  • Learn how to do something that you can teach yourself; 1) Re-furbishing old furniture; you might be gifted. 2) Learn how sew (some people still have thing hand made).  3)  Learn how to write articles online….you can do that for sure, all it takes if efforts and time.


Fortitude to Keep Moving Forward

These are only a few of the things that one can do in the city or country area. Getting our attitude back to normal is not always easy.

Most of us have lost our job before and there is nothing like it, but in certain circumstance not all people are allowed to draw un-employment compensation, so they must press forward. Therefore, one needs a plan and fortitude to move forward with their life and be determined to get past the downside of unemployment and get back to work again. This is said with only a desire to encourage a soul and help publish Some Ways to Make Money.

There is always a time for learning something new, and being able to get more education can lead to greater possibilities. So if you feel less productive where you are; you can work in a more satisfactory environment if you have furthered your education.

With that said, there are trails and failures sometimes in what makes one feel like they might be moving backward, instead of forward. You never know when something good can come out of what seems to be a less than desirable situation. You have to start some place and if you cannot get in a field or job that you are educated in; then it is time to educate yourself to something else. The longer one waits to try to regain their position in life; the harder it becomes.

It starts with having confidence in yourself, and knowing that you are not the only person who is tackling this kind of problem and that you will recover from your losses. There are many ways to make money, but it often takes time.


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      lctodd1947 6 years ago from USA

      Thank you Taleb80 for voting useful. I hope that it is and since there is so many without hope maybe it can help someone.

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      Taleb AlDris 7 years ago

      Mrs. lctodd1947

      Thank you for this nice Hub.

      I liked the suggestions you have given to "onceuponatime66".

      I voted "useful".

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      lctodd1947 7 years ago from USA

      Thanks Granny's House for the input, I appreciate it. I agree fully. If individuals have sitting or Nursery in the home they should have liability insurance as well.

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      Granny's House 7 years ago from Older and Hopefully Wiser Time

      If you choose to transport, make sure you get insured for this. If you are not they are not covered. A lot of peeps whaere I live transport the amish and our company sent out letters telling people if they do this they need to be insured for this.

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      lctodd1947 7 years ago from USA

      Mariaigler thank you also for the comment. I appreciate it so much. It is the same comment as for the gifts for nurses but thanks anyway.

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      lctodd1947 7 years ago from USA

      Thank you gifts for nurses for stopping by to read and comment. I appreciate it.

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      mariasigler 7 years ago

      It makes me inspired to do the things which are with positive views..I love your blog.


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      gifts for nurses 7 years ago

      It makes me inspired to do the things which are with positive views..I love your blog.

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      lctodd1947 7 years ago from USA

      Suziecat7, thanks for taking the time to come by and comment. I appreciate it.

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      suziecat7 7 years ago from Asheville, NC

      Very sound advice here. I agree - work is work - you do what you have to do. Great Hub.

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      lctodd1947 7 years ago from USA

      Ingenira, thank you so much for coming here to comment and for the visit. Your kind words are appreciated.

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      Ingenira 7 years ago

      Good suggestions on the list of jobs to be considered. Many will certainly find it useful. Great hub!

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      lctodd1947 7 years ago from USA

      Here are some suggentions:

      In any business you should do your homework upfront to make sure there is the need for this type business within the area that you plan to work. If there is a need, then it should be a go. You may also want to clean and organize for someone who will give you a reference first. You could even try to get commitments from individuals; businesses etc. before you start, but if you have a few references; that is usually a good sign that you are doing well. It is not wise to say this is my first job at this. No one wants to the first one in anybody's business, not knowing how they perform. If you plan to clean offices as well as homes you can sometimes find companies that may not be satisfied with their current cleaning, find out what their problems are and make sure you can fix what is broken and make them satisified with your service. Listen to their current problems and make sure they do not have a chance to tell someone else about problems they have with you.

      1. Research your city for probable accounts/commitments...get some signed up prior to going in full swing; but you really need to start somewhere to have references, especially for companies.

      2. Business license - each states requirements are different

      3. You will probably need to check into liability insurance; you never know how people will react to certain things; therefore liability insurance is a priority

      4. Always be honest, never promise what you can't deliver

      5. Have a plan, hours you can work and the charges that are compatible with other companies.

      6. Do not overload your work schedule; if you can't get it done properly; then you should not commit to it.

      7. Think ahead. If your business has the opportunity to grow; you will need others to help you. When this happens, you will then need to remember that you have certain obligations, such as a tax id etc and reporting income for others.

      8. You can find a lot of information about starting your business within your area and the criteria for where you live by searching online for business license for the that you live in; concerning busines license, tax id etc.; the regulations and what is need should be in the state website.

      I hope this helps.

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      Jackie Paulson 7 years ago from USA IL

      Can you advise me on how to start my own cleaning and organizing business. I am great a both but have no idea how to start it or advertise?

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      lctodd1947 7 years ago from USA

      Thanks DJbraman...I appreciate the stop here to read and comment.

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      djbraman 7 years ago

      good advise!