Losing a job bites. But more often than not this presents an opportunity for you to reinvent your life and figure out the perfect career path.
The same goes for those who recently quit their jobs, or even people traveling or in need of some quick cash. I would imagine students wouldn’t mind a little extra spending money as well.
Regardless, finding money during these in between periods is often tougher than one might initially assume. This applies particularly to those who would like to work on their computer.
Therefore, I wanted to explore some interesting moves to make in order to make money while in-between jobs or when you need some fast cash.
Seek Out an On-Demand Temp Agency
The most popular freelancing sites offer a saturated marketplace where the workers compete in a race to pitiful wages. It’s no way to make money when you need it.
Therefore, I suggest that folks go to a reputable on-demand temp agency where the employers have incredible application management tools, and you’re not going to get stuck making just a few bucks for an hour’s work.
The employers hire and pay workers through the online agency’s app, and they consistently post jobs for you to apply for along the way. Therefore, you could technically hold a few of these jobs while sending in resumes for something more permanent.
Join the Sharing Revolution
From AirBnB to Uber, you have quite a few options for sharing your possessions and making money. A small apartment can be rented out on AirBnB for a few hundred dollars per day, while taking a relatively new car and driving around Uber passengers gets money in your pocket fast.
Offer Local Services
As long as you’re a people person you can start posting flyers for services around your neighborhood. Driveway sealing was popular when I was in high school and college, while I know that babysitting has always been a viable source of income for females. Some other services include dog walking, elderly care, washing cars and completing lawn care.
Sell What You Don’t Need
With Craigslist and eBay you can make yourself more of a minimalist while receiving immediate cash. Take a look around your home to find items that you haven’t used over the past six months. This includes everything from clothing to electronics and furniture to vehicles. Chances are you could part with at least 50% of these items, seeing as how much of the clutter in our homes goes unused for quite some time.
Market Your Freelance Skills
If you like writing, let blogs and local shops know that you’re open for business. Maybe you have experience with web design or taking photographs. All of these skills can translate into wonderful jobs, and they potentially turn into full-time gigs.
Over to You
Now that you’ve had a chance to figure out how to make money while in between jobs, we encourage you to take advantage of on-demand temp agencies and the wide variety of other options discussed.
Let me know in the comments if you have any questions.
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