If you’ve been out of work for so long, chances are the pressure to find new permanent employment is increasing. But suppose that there are no suitable job openings. What will you do then? Luckily for you, there are a lot of other jobs you can do while waiting for that one opportunity. You can try out being a Silverstone taxi driver, for example. Or a charcoal seller. The possibilities are endless. If you’re still having a hard time deciding on what to pick, here are some suggestions to get you started:
If you know how to drive, then being someone’s driver might be enough to get you busy. First, it isn’t as stressful as being a taxi driver, though you’ll likely run into the same traffic jams as they do. You’ll get to choose your routes and the people you’ll serve. Second is that your pay is all yours, unlike when you work for a taxi company. The third is that you don’t need much skill. All you need to have is that you know how to drive and that you have a licence to operate.
If you own a small piece of land in your backyard, you may have enough to try a bit of agriculture. Corn is an excellent crop to start with, as it has a lot of varieties that you can grow in your backyard. If your yard somehow has a fruit-bearing tree in it, you can also try taking care of that. You’ll have to research methods of farming and to make home-made humus and fertiliser. You’ll also have to find a place that’s willing to buy your produce. It isn’t easy, but it should pay off if you are diligent enough to get something growing. Of course, the best part is that even if you fail to sell your produces somehow, at least you have something to eat, which was the idea behind urban farming.
3. Going freelance
There are those who gave up trying to find a permanent job and went straight to being a free agent, like writing articles, doing coding and programming work, or even accounting for example. Depending on the website, there are a lot of different ways people can implement this. Some would also ask the agents to set up a webcam where they can freely monitor the user while they are working. This work from home setup is trendy for students, homemakers, and disabled people.
The only downside is that this may require writing skills and programming skills on your part. But, usually, sites do post requirements for each job and won’t pass a job to someone not qualified. For example, translation work for business and arts requires that person to prove that he is eligible to translate a particular language. If he fails to do so, he won’t be given the task.
All three suggested jobs can be done in varying degrees in such a way that you can do all three if you want. It is recommended that a person have at least 2 to 3 of such jobs. For example, you can take care of your crops in the morning and do translation work in the afternoon. Whichever you choose, if you’re diligent enough you can live off your earnings from this.
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