That’s how a lot of people feel right now who are drowning in credit card debt, food and gas bills, car payments, mortgage or rent payments, insurance payments, medical bills, school loan payments, and on and on.
If you’re one of these people, then join the crowd. I don’t blame you for wanting to find out how to escape current economic recession and find something that will help you keep your head above water.
It used to be that when people needed extra money, they could count on getting a part-time job to ease the pressure. Unfortunately, this isn’t that easy anymore. Since the economy crashed, there are thousands more people looking for any type of work they can find.
This means that there’s often fierce competition for even the lowest paying part-time jobs. In times like this you need to get a little creative.
What to do?
You can do a thorough skills assessment on yourself and see if there’s any kind of service you can offer individuals or businesses in your local community. Many people are using this downtime to volunteer at local charities. Volunteering helps out people in your local area, while providing your with a chance to keep developing skills and meet new people.
If you have the desire to start your own small business from home, this is another way that you can generate some money in a crunch.
Some creative ideas are:
Pet watching, lawn care, window washing, babysitting, flyer distribution, making special occasion gift baskets and running errands for the elderly.
Another way to escape is to consider starting your own homebased business. Maybe you’ve never considered this before, but many regular people who once totally relied on jobs, are now happily bringing in the bacon.
All you need to get started is a computer, a plan of action and the desire to succeed.