Experts agree that this recession and global economic downturn will more than likely continue for many months to come, if not years. Every month more and more people are filing for unemployment as small, medium and large businesses around the country become more streamlined in order to increase cash flow and stay running.
This means fewer and fewer jobs for those millions of people that are searching for employment. It also signifies lower paying jobs for those that do have the luck to find them. Gone for good it seems are much of the higher paying jobs that white collar workers depended upon to maintain them in the middle class.
Many of the jobs that are available now are lower paying retail or service industry jobs and even for these lower end jobs there are thousands of applicants. Competition is high and many people are over-qualified for the jobs that are available. This is why getting jobs working from home seems like the most attractive option for an entire segment of the population.
In the old days jobs working from home were limited to envelope licking and letter writing for insurance companies or doctor’s offices. Today’s stay at home worker finds a large variety of hats to wear and can pull in some decent income.
You need to be tenacious and there is stiff competition for these types of jobs working from home but if you are persistent and have a good resume and some good skills, you can make a good living and never ever leave your home office.
Imagine waking up each morning and not having to get dressed and go out into the freezing cold and scraping the ice off your car. Imagine not having to take the car out at all and saving all of that gas money and wear and tear on your vehicle.
Imagine not having to fight traffic congestion for hours each day as you and your car crawl downtown. Jobs working from home allow you to avoid these things and lots more, like nagging bosses or backstabbing co-workers.
Put the coffee on and kick back on your sofa if you want, laptop in your lap (of course), wearing your pajamas, and start your day off right. All you need to do is keep scouring Craigslist each day for jobs that suit your skill sets.
If you are a really good writer or technical writer (even better) you will find many jobs on Craigslist in your area. Look under jobs but also under gigs because that is where a lot of the writing jobs are. If you are a good photographer or artist, this is also the place to look.
Be careful when you reply to these gigs or jobs not to give too much personal information because a lot of these so-called ads are really scams. Never, ever give anyone your personal information such as social security number or date of birth until you meet them face to face and make sure that they are a real employer with real business. Of course, you should never ever send anyone any money, for any reason whatsoever.