As we discussed in the pervious sections, having a great work history and ethic does not guarantee that you will retain your job. There are many culprits to blame, such as changing economic times, technology replacing humans works, and outsourcing work to foreign companies. The only real way that you ca retain your job is not put yourself in the position to be fired. This may seem impossible, but is really quite simple. You have to become your own boss.
Perhaps you are not worried about loosing your job, but you realize that you will never have the chance to advance any further in the company you are working for. Your monetary resources are capped out, and you will not be able to provide any better of a lifestyle for you and your family unless your pay increases. Again, the only way you will be in total control of your finances is to become your own boss.
The only way to be the boss is to start your own business. “But I do not have very much money, if any at all.” you say. Well in today’s culture there are quite a few businesses that can be started for little or no money at all. This is not a get rich quick scheme, I am not saying that you will be making five grand a month from the very beginning, but I am telling you, that no matter the amount of money that you have, you should still be able to start a business without much fuss.
Here are some more examples of businesses that require little or no money up front:
Can you cook? Then you may want to consider becoming a personal chef. Many personal chefs are called when the family just simply does not have the time to cook dinner, but does not what to get into the lifestyle of ordering out every night.
Usually, personal chefs arrive before the majority of the family does and begins cooking. Once cooking is complete, then you will set up a table and supply the family with the food.
It is not very often that the personal chef has to clean up after the family once they done, however you may offer these services for an additional fee.
You may also consider preparing the meals at your home, and then delivering the food to the client.
The best place to advertise this type of business would be at your local grocery store or in the local paper.
Court Paper Server
Many lawyers and other legal agencies do not simply have the time to serve papers. This is where you come in. Lawyers and legal agencies will pay to deliver these important documents.
The only thing you will need is transportation and the gas required to do so.
You will want to contact the agencies in your local area and discuss it with them.
Resume and Document Writer
You could considering becoming a resume writer, especially if you have a way with words. A resume writer takes the skill, talents, and job references and turn it into a easy to read résumé for potential employers.
Not only can you charge for writing the resume, but you can also charge to many copies of it as well. The paper and ink it takes to print the resume is the only charge you should accrue.
Advertise this type of business at local job agencies, employment offices, or on your local paper.
You will need to be careful when advertising. Make sure that your clients know that your resume will not guarantee them to get a job, but it will just percent them in a more professional manner, which in turn will make them more likely to get a job.