Many New Jersey parents who are unemployed are finding that there are not many open job positions available. Living on less is an adjustment and instead of waiting for a job to turn up many are choosing self-employment.
There are several ways to become self-employed and it can lead to replacing your lost paycheck.
Are you at a loss for how to get started? Think about what skills you have that people would pay for. Maybe there was something you did in your previous job that you can do on your own. Another choice for self-employment is to use a hobby that you have that you can earn money with.
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Real Options for the Unemployed Worker
Think about how much money you will save working from home. You will be spending less money on commuting costs, work clothing and lunches out. No more paying for child care either since you are now home. If you consider that you may be making less money at first being self-employed it might all balance out in your favor.
If you are not eligible for unemployment benefits or they have run out, you will be happy to be bringing some money into your household.
Try to see the positive in the situation. Unemployment can be stressful and depressing and self-employment may cause you to be fearful of failure but you will never know until you give it a go.
The key is to find something that you can do that is of value to people. Know your market and who you are targeting with your service or product. After you figure that out, sell yourself by word of mouth and social networking.
Unemployment may not have been your choice but your future is.