Falling economy has taken a toll on everyone. Massive Layoffs, shutdowns forced leave are common. This has made many people turn to the alternative ways to generate income. Half a century ago, people used to think of opening a store, selling newspaper, becoming a car driver to generate extra income. The internet revolution has brought some alternate ways people could be making extra money to meet ends.With a little bit of creative idea generating income during a recession is a matter finding right platforms and opportunity.
You must note that you should keep in mind the family obligations when you plan to work on a second job. If you do take a second job you are likely to reduce the attention to your family and the kid and it may not be in your best interest in all conditions.Fortunately, there are means to make money, some of which does even require you leaving your home.
Do not underestimate the power of the internet. Internet can be a powerful tool of money making tool if you know the right platforms to explore.
Once such avenue is selling items on ebay. Start cleaning up your home and instead of throwing it in trash, just offer them on ebay. You will be surprised that there are many people ready to buy your items that you would have otherwise thrown away. You can also be drop shipper. As a drop shipper you sell someone’s product and the original manufacturer takes care of shipping. Many people have used it to generate some extra income.
Freelancing is another way you can make money. Websites like ezdia, liveperson, justanswer allow you to create an expert profile. At minifreelance, you can, for example, you can do petty tasks and and make money. Examples include posting on facebook, re tweeting, voting on digg, writing 50 words about a topic.
Affiliate Marketing is another method where you can sell products and earn a commission from the sales. You can earn from affiliation with amazon. There are many other places where you can put your affiliate links and start making money. You can use your own blog or website to promote these products and make money.Many people use free advertising sites like craigslist for affiliate marketing.
Some seasonal cleaning up works provide another way of extra income. The jobs typically involve picking up leaves and shoveling snow. If you are not shy pick up their slack and make some extra money. You build up your body and stamina and save money on Gym. Many people are willing to take your services if you have a snow blower.
Many opportunities exist on the internet and other places that allow you to make decent money. You just need to explore which one is right for you. Many of them allow you to stay at home while you make money.