How Can I Start Over from Broke?
Should you work from home if you are starting over after job loss?
The last few years have widened the gap between the haves and have nots.
The wealthiest fifth of Americans hold 88% of the country's wealth, a share that has grown since before the crisis, Federal Reserve data through 2016 shows. Meanwhile, the number of people receiving federal food stamps tops 39 million, below the peak in 2013 but still up 40% from 2008 even though the country's population has only grown by about 8%.
If you are starting over from scratch the following strategies should prove helpful.
First, get a job! But ideally, a job that gives you some control and autonomy.
Trading Time for Money
Driving for Uber or Lyft might be a good place to start. If you don't have a car Lyft has a program where you rent a car and deduct the fee from your earnings.
Although you would be trading time for money ridesharing gives you some autonomy and control of your schedule.
Once you have some money coming in and feeling some control again go online. Look for some freelance work that you can fit into your schedule.
Sites like Upwork, FS6, and Fiverr (2 "R"s) cater to entrepreneurs who need work done. Often this is clerical work (typing, transcriptions, virtual assistant tasks, etc.).
But it is an excellent way to balance projects around your other work activity.
These sites will let you sort gigs by the most in-demand. If you need skill retooling sites like Udemy and Skillshare are perfect and affordable.
Social media skills are in high demand. And the ability to generate new business for entrepreneurs (sales) is golden.
Speaking of sales those same sites I mentioned are often looking for sales reps. Much of this you can do from home.
Ultimately, you may want to set the goal of creating a business that you can run and grow from home.
The internet has allowed us the freedom to learn from anywhere. It's a very supportive model for individuals who want to work part-time or full-time from home.
Developing an income stream that you can have total control over is one of the best ways to safeguard your future!
That's where PaidLetter.com helps you:
1- You can create a following without becoming a social media influencer.
2- You need to control the platform which eliminates YouTube, Facebook, and yes, even Instagram.
3- You must get paid directly for the content that you provide.
If you are an Uber or Lyft driver who wants to try passive income the details are at: