In Between Jobs? Here's How to Survive the Transition

The current economy is everything but forgiving. In fact, losing a job in this climate pretty much equals social and economic death. However, if you are persistent enough, focused and dedicated, you’ll survive and thrive.

Whether you’ve been laid off from your job or you’ve decided to quit to pursue a dream or a career in a different field of interest, to endure the transition between the jobs – you need money. A lot of it.

And if there’s no one who can help you out – family members, a spouse, your friends – you need to be quick and brainstorm ways to earn the money yourself.

Wouldn’t it be great if you got an opportunity to pull a Fenix on everyone by taking things into your own hands and making that money pop?

Sure it would.

For all of you enthusiasts looking to earn a buck before you craft a plan to get filthy rich, we’re giving you some awesome options to explore and consider. Sit tight and read the below.

1. Go into Ghost-writing

If you are talented, picking up ghost-writing is the best thing in the world. Not only are you earning good money for creating amazing content, but you are also channeling your inner drive and talent for writing.

FYI, ghost-writing has nothing to do with writing about ghosts or for the ghosts; it’s writing for other people on topics assigned and not signing your name. It’s pretty great.

2. Consider Baby-sitting

Baby-sitting is one of those super cute jobs you can do with your eyes closed (no, NOT literally, definitely not literally – keep those eyes wide open at all times when around a baby) and still get paid a decent dollar.

Naturally, to do the job right, loving kids is essential, as is having patience. In fact, to stay sane on this job, you’ll be needing more patience than all of us have had throughout the Season 6 of Game of Thrones.

The question is – are you up for the responsibility?

3. Do Paid Surveys

Earn cash, rewards, and entries into a $10,000 quarterly prize draw by doing paid surveys. This one must be the easiest and quickest way to earn a buck without even breaking a sweat or leaving your home. Awesome, right?

4. Pick up WOMM (word of mouth marketing)

WOMM or word of mouth marketing is a very common marketing strategy employed for increasing success rates of a firm’s overall success and visibility. Organic WOMM is the buzz created by customers satisfied with the firm’s product/service which is, then, honestly communicated to other consumers.

The non-organic WOMM, however, is a form of artificially created buzz by paying individuals to promote the firm’s product/service through social media or other means. The paid “buzzers” can earn a pretty nice sum if they find the right firm to promote.

5. Do Tutoring or Consulting

You shouldn’t let that intelligence and knowledge go to waste, right? If you’ve been a good student at school or you’ve gained a particular knowledge at your former workplace which, further, can be useful to other patrons, use that experience to make a buck.

You don’t have to go into tutoring per se if you feel that’s “too young” for you; rather, you can start offering your freelance consulting on topics you excel at and earn good money in the process. You never know – this may even turn into a career!

6. Go Physical and Practical

If you don’t want to waste your precious brain cells on intellectual engagements during this in-between-jobs period, doing something that will earn you money and keep you fit and brain-free is key. A few of those things are gardening, pool and yard cleaning, helping out the elderly who live alone to get groceries, dog-walking, etc. Ask around your neighborhood who may be needing services like those and apply; there’s nothing embarrassing about honest “non-intellectual” engagements, really.

Whichever option you go for, understand that this is just a trial period and that you’ll be back on your feet in no time. Keep your attitude positive, your goals clear and work for that vision you’ve set for yourself!

Written By
Nate M. Vickery is a business consultant from Sydney, Australia. His fields of expertise are company management and efficient work environment through latest technology trends, as well as internet marketing. He is also an editor in chief at

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