Have you ever seriously considered a work at home career? If you can't find a job right now, how about you start your own home business? You may never want to work for someone else again... I know I didn't!
An option that more and more people these days are pursuing is their own home business career, which after all is a kind of like having a freelance career, don't you think?
It's not nearly as hard as you might think to start a home business. Take an idea, passion, hobby or any type of specialized knowledge and you can turn it into a profitable part time or full time home web-based business of your own.
I'm not just talking here... I've done it myself. I won't tell you it's easy... or fast... but if you're willing to put in the effort and time, you CAN start a work at home career of your own too, even if just part-time or to tide you over until you find your dream job... if that's what you want.
There are just so many ways you can go with this, but my recommendation – if you want to go this route – is to develop some kind of niche business to market on the Web.
At all costs, avoid any and ALL of the get rich quick schemes you'll see everywhere on the Internet.
Getting rich quick is a pipe dream. You have to work at any success, whether offline or online, whether you work for yourself or for someone else. There's no such thing as a free lunch!
If you're desperate to make some money – RIGHT NOW – it's doubtful you'll be able to do so on the Web, no matter what the shysters promise. You might be able to make a killing on eBay, if you know what you're doing and have something valuable to sell. Or maybe by dumb luck you'll stumble on to some other fast money-making scheme. But it's not real likely. To make money in a work at home career will take time and... well... work.
So if you need money today, better to look for temporary work of any kind.
A great way to get started in a work at home career is to build an online home business. I say online because most all of us these days have Internet access on a home computer of some kind.
But even if you don't, what with free WIFI all over the place at local coffee shops and restaurants, not to mention free computer access at most local libraries, getting online is still pretty easy.
I have an online home business... this website you're on right now was pretty much the start of it for me.
You can read more of my story on the My Dream Career page, but the short story is that I started building content websites like this one – around topics near and dear to my heart – with the help of a company called Sitesell and their SBI! product.
If you'd like to learn more about SBI! and building an online business, then check out the video "tour" below. (By the way, they use the term eBusiness, rather than online business, but it's the same thing.)
I'm not trying to "sell" you on the whole SBI! deal. It's not the right choice for everyone. But it definitely was for me, and it made all the difference when I was ready to start working at home, so I always like to share such a great resource with other people who are thinking about ditching the whole corporate routine and taking control of their own destiny.
But the nice thing when you start a work at home career is that you can choose how big you want it to be and how much work to put into it. So if you still want to get a traditional job, but also start your own home business career as a backup or to make a little extra money, that's really up to you.
I offer a FREE self-study course on getting started in the home internet business world at one of my other websites: HomeSweetBiz.com. You might want to spend a couple of hours there reading through the lessons to get a feel for what having a work at home career really entails. The lessons even help you figure out if you're cut out for a home business career. (It's not for everyone!)
But if you start to get serious about starting a work at home career of your own, then I'd like to highly recommend a home business training course that the Sitesell/SBI! people offer that they call eLearning. It's an online course that'll teach you... step by step... how to get started with your own content website like this one... but on a topic of your choosing (hopefully one that's more fun than this dry topic!).
It doesn't cost anything to check it out, so take a look, if you think you might be interested...
Best of luck to you if you decide to a work at home career of your own! I know you can do it...