Times are tough. There is no denying that fact.
Just this morning before leaving for work, my husband pointed out that this economy is adding years to the time he gets to retire, which he was hoping to do in just a few more years. I learned that it took more than 20 years for the markets to recover from the Great Depression. Yikes, that will cut into what he has been working toward!
I have not been very busy the past few weeks, though I have not much desired to design anything after totally getting screwed by John Paul Cambert (I will elaborate on that in a different posting), other than working on the All Quality Heating & Air website. So, when Denny mentioned that this morning, and knowing Christmas is on the way, I set my sights on trying to make a few extra bucks.
I set to Googling work-at-home opportunities (which I really hate looking through, because most things are scams), and perused a few websites that had some information that I really already knew… I am NOT the ‘salesgal with the never ending little black book’, so that nixes all those ‘party’ type of businesses such as Pampered Chef, PartyLite, PureRomance or the plethora of others there are.
I went to Craigslist checking out what was posted in the Design & Development area for Chattanooga, and came up with a bunch of nothing. I should probably check out LOTS more cities, but when I am on that site I always get trailed off.
Took a few minutes on CrowdSpring and Design Outpost looking at what they had going on, but I just have a hard time designing with no guarantee of compensation. Maybe if I was uber-broke, I would, but I am not, so I won’t.
Finally from my searching I stumbled upon ProBlogger, and saw all the “Bloggers wanted” jobs. Talk about a ‘dugh! moment’. I DO have blogs (that I hardly write in, shame shame) that I could be pumping out musings on and would possibly see a Google check in the mail. I could write for others. Hey, now that was an idea.
I am still hunting for designY things to do to fill the stockings, so if you need a good designer, I am your girl… unless you are JP Cambert!