But seriously, I wouldn't waste any time with any of those work from home things....all scams. I guess it's not as much a question of a job that is waiting for you, but what interest or skill do you have that you can leverage into a cash stream. What do you know or know how to do that people will pay for?
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I have been able to quit my "day" job by selling stuff online. Books and antiques, through Amazon and Etsy. It's a full time job, though, going out and finding inventory, listing, mailing stuff, dealing with emails. It's worth it to not have to slave for someone else, but I won't say it's easy money. If you know what you're doing, picking and selling antiques can be lucrative; I just found a vase for 40 bucks and sold it for 2 grand right before Christmas…but stuff like that happens pretty much just often enough to keep you from getting a "real" job. Good luck!
Your best bet is local gigs on Craigslist, or come up with a skill or something you can offer others and start pounding hard on your own (business) website offering that skill or product (unless you can really make it on someplace like Ebay or Etsy). You'd be surprised how many people will pay someone else to scoop dog poop out of their yard, take their kids and all their friends to sports practice right after school, or who need a part-time personal assistant. What will work for you is what the community needs- that is what you need to research.
Also, a lot of community centers and churches have "job" boards. Start asking around. Like anything, it probably won't happen overnight- what you work on now will result in opportunities created NEXT winter. Just try to find something that you can do year after year (btw, the IRS hires in early winter ).
As an example, there was a guy who lived on my street when I was a kid, who did everyone's yards- mowed grass, raked leaves, and shoveled snow. He was mildly retarded, thanks to a car accident when he was a kid- but you know what? Everyone in the neighborhood knew him, and all he'd have to do on any given day was walk down the street with his lawnmower, and people would wave him down and pay him $20 to do their lawn. He didn't have an official business or official clients- but he had a reputation. I'll bet he made $60-80/hr on most days he worked, back in the 80's and 90's. His parents recently passed away, but I'm sure he got sent to a very "nice" home thanks to 30 years of working the neighborhood.
Why not try setting up a website: Everything for hire..Labor, people, time, iron, typing, teaching computer skills at a every level, teaching keep fit or what ever it is you can teach, It could be cheese making sewing you name it, cut your grass paint your fence/house, clean your house, windows, car etc, etc. You get people in your city/town like your self who may have a skill to rent out or just time to rent out even if it's just for and hour or two and are willing to sign up to your website. No job or task to small. You can't do it we will send someone that can. You become a hub or first stop as the supplier of answers to peoples problems. I wont set it all up for you, you would have to do the work. But I would brainstorm it with you. If you want to go down that road then send me a PM. Buy the way you would need to purchase the website name. You had better be quick as (everythingsforhire.co.uk) and .com is still available to buy. (everthingforhire.co.uk and .com) has been taken.
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Necessity is the mother of invention....Good Luck
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