If you are one of the unfortunate ones who lost your job because of the recession then you are not alone. But one good thing has come from all of this. There are now more self employed workers out there than ever. They have stopped looking for a job and started their own career. There is no reason why you can not do the same.
As the recession continues people have been coming up with all types of creative was to find a job. Things like creating billboards on highways to walking up and down the street with a sign begging for an interview. Think about all the time, money and energy that is being wasted. Some are spending months even years searching with no success. Now what if you would have spent that time building your own business. With the internet on your side it is not as hard as you think.
Self employed workers are using the power of the web to talk about what they are passionate about. They are on blogs, MySpace, Facebook, YouTube and more promoting everything under the sun. What are you good at. Do you have what it takes to turn your talent in to cash? Sure you do. If you can talk, write and use a computer you too could be replacing your lost income.
Building a website is much easier these days and self employed workers are taking full advantage of it. Just find your niche, select a template and get to writing. You will be surprise about how many people out there share your love for what you are talking about. Your niche could be what you did in your last job. Knowing what you know about your old career could be valuable information to someone who is starting out. You could create a membership site that newbies can sign up for and gain from your knowledge. Put what you learn to work for you.
The recession has given more people time to enjoy their hobbies. What if you created a website about it? Everyone has a hobby and their is a special relationship that gets developed with others who share their hobby. They become a close knit group who will be happy to hear what you have to enhance their experience. You can build something that is related and sell it to the online community. These will be potential customers for years to come.
See, I know the recession has you down but you are not out. Many workers now are self employed workers and they can not imagine doing anything else. Instead of you pounding the pavement and filling out applications how about starting your own little business. Why not give it a shot.