Surviving this depression requires you to be dynamic and have the ability to adapt to this economic downturn (who are we kidding, it’s more than a downturn, it’s a slow but steady collapse).
Many people reading this probably have full or part-time jobs. Problem is, most people are having a hard time just keeping their cell phones working, rent paid, and groceries bought. You feel wealthy when you are able to fill up your gas tank. When it comes time, if we’re lucky, we have a few dollars left over so we can rent a DVD, buy some stuff at Walmart, or order a pizza on Friday night.
What happened to get rich quick? .. There is a lot of false promises on the internet, but those that are attempting getting rich quick are using deceptive marketing tactics in order to rob you of your hard earned money.
Get rich quick marketers use marketing taglines like the following:
“I can show you how to make $21,000 in the next 21 seconds for only $21.00 !”
If there was an easy method to get rich quick, do you really think they’d be spending their time to tell YOU how to do it? Absolutely not! They are attempting to get rich by selling false opportunities to suckers who send in $20 or $30 to buy into the scam..
So what is the answer?
First of all, don’t look into get-rich-quick schemes unless you are willing to be let down.. hard..
Instead, create something of value that no one else has.. Do you have a certain talent or persona that you can create or share on the internet that people will see value in? There are plenty of ways to share your knowledge on the internet and get paid by doing so..
For instance, if you are an expert at making scrambled eggs, then make a Youtube video doing it, and do it with a smile. If your video is that great, and your method is worthwhile, you’ll get thousands of visitors, and you can gain the benefit of advertising Google Adwords ads that pay you a few cents every time someone clicks one..
What about creative writing? Do you have the ability to put words and feelings into print, much like I am doing with this blog? If so, consider starting up your own blog. It’s definitely not going to make you get rich quick, but it surely will make you a few cents a day while you are away, if people are reading your posts.
What about photography? Have a camera? Get some great shots and find a way to list then on www.gettyimages.com
If you are computer savvy, there are hundreds of people in your neighborhood that could use your help, even for a $25 fee. Share what you know, with your neighbors who are lost and could use some assistance. Perhaps they don’t know how to operate their computer or install the latest updates. What if they want to create a website and don’t know where to begin? Lend your talents for a fair price, and that becomes a win-win situation.
Times are tough. The economy in 2012 is the worst that it has ever been recently.
How can someone like you survive it? I’ll tell you, for free. Make $20 here, and $100 there, and that is all it takes to stop you from being sucked into the undercurrent of the financial collapse we’re witnessing.
Opportunities you may never have considered before when times were great.. are paramount to financial survival now. Take the time to recognize your financial situation, and what you can do to mitigate your circumstances. You’ll be glad you made a few dollars while sharing your talents..
This is not a time to be shy. If you have something to offer, then offer it loudly. Get those contracts and jobs. Work hard. Many people out there that are getting laid off are puzzled on what to do next. Don’t be them. Work with what you’ve got.
Writing this particular article was easy, but difficult at the same time. I’m aware of what is going on around me in society, and it’s hard to admit. Everyone needs to think about survival these days and making an extra $100 a month can make or break someone.
I’d really appreciate it if you would take a few seconds to share your comments, I’d be interested in hearing them.
Best of luck to you, and your family. We’re all going through it in one way or another.