How do I earn some a small steady income in an area with little employment to be found?
February 1, 2009 12:13 AM Subscribe
Living in an area with literally no jobs to be found. What things can I do to even earn a bit of cash?
posted by jrdnbaade to Work & Money (37 answers total) 17 users marked this as a favorite
I'm living in probably the worst area possible to be looking for work. Last I checked, Michigan had the highest unemployment rate, and my area has the highest unemployment rate in my state. I've used up all my savings from my previous job just trying to find a new job. My relatives are going as far as relocating to other states to work for short periods of time, and I'd really like to avoid doing that.
I'd like to find some way to make some money, but I'm really stretched for ideas. I've been fixing up people's computers here and there, but frankly those calls have died down to nothing in the past few months. Craigslist had a few listings for internet related work you could do from home, but the information is always so vague and I'm not sure I can trust it.
I'm not even looking for much, even $300 a month would cover my half of the rent if I were to get a place with my friend, and that's all we're waiting on.
Anyone have any ideas? Ideally I'd like something I could get into quickly, but if it takes a bit of self-teaching I'm still game. (I've been looking into being a scribe for the local hospital, and that'll require me to add a lot to my vocabulary and might take a while to get into.)