What to Do if You Can’t Find a Full-Time Job

by Jason Butler on January 6, 2017 · 1 comment

ftjonb1What’s going on Dinks? I hope the New Year is starting off right for you. Hopefully, you’re enjoying the winter and making money at your job. Unfortunately, I know a few people who lost their jobs last year. They are currently looking for employment. There are a couple of things that you should do while you’re looking for that next job.

Lower your expenses

The first thing that you should do is lower your expenses. You have to start spending less. Reviewing your expenses will allow you to do that. One expense that you can eliminate or cut back during this time is going out to eat. The money that you were spending at the restaurants should now go towards your necessities. Buying your food at the store and cooking at home will save you some money.

Get a Part-Time Job

The next thing that you should do if you lose your full-time job is to get a part-time job. You want to generate some income as soon as possible. Getting a part-time job will do that for you. Some people look down on part-time jobs, but they shouldn’t. You never know what can happen in your life. Sometimes you have to do what you have to do. The part-time job is not forever. It is only temporary. A few years ago, I had to work a part-time job when I couldn’t find a full-time job. It helped me pay the bills. I only had to do that for six months.

Start a Side Hustle

The third thing that you should do is start a side hustle. Side hustles can be game changing. There are hundreds of them for you to choose from. Below are three that you can start this week.

Flip things on Craigslist

People will buy almost anything. If you have a lot of stuff in your house that you don’t need or that you aren’t using, you should try and sell some of it. It is very easy to sell things on Craigslist. Create a free login, take some pictures and list your item. Then wait for people to contact you. It’s really that easy.

Wash cars

The next side hustle that you can do is wash cars. With it being winter time, you should be able to get a lot of business. Many people dislike washing their car when it’s cold. If you don’t mind doing it, you can be making money sooner than later.

Yard Sale

The last unique side hustle is to have a yard sale. If you have a lot of things around your house, you might as well sell them. I had a semi-successful yard sale a few years ago. I stayed outside for a few hours and made almost a hundred dollars. It was easy money.

If you lose your job, it’s not the end of the world. You just have to focus on creating income and get your grind on. The three side hustles that are listed are just a few things that you can do to generate some income until you find a new full-time job.

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1 Robert@OUR FINANCIAL JOURNEY January 7, 2017 at 8:16 pm

Hello Jason,
Nice read on what to do when you have no steady job. My favorite side hustle is finding things to sell on Craigslist! Funny how when one door is closed, you can be pushed through another better situation.

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