Monday, February 2, 2009

Making money in a down economy...

Unless you live under a rock you may have heard that our economy has gone to crap. It's kind of a mirror image to the career of Britney Spears. Hopefully that means things will turn around and look hot again! Umm... What I meant to say was hopefully things turn around and are prosperous again. Yeah, that's it. Anyways, days like this make me ponder the best was to survive financially when more and more people are hitting the unemployment line every day. The following are my thoughts on what you should and should not do in a down economy.

Do - Find a second job. These won't always pay a ton, but a little extra scratch will at least pay for the weed you are going to need to destress yourself with come the weekend.

Don't - Assume you are untouchable at your current place of employment. If there is one thing I have learned, employers can be shady. They often pick the random jackass to be their pet (the real untouchable one) while the rest of the employees are f'ed in the a. Moral of the story, be a brown noser! It may be against everything you believe in, but it is a must.

Do - Call yourself a consultant. Trust me on this one. It works! You can charge a bunch of money to do a specialized task for someone who either doesn't have the time or complete knowledge of the subject. It is a win/win situation!

Don't - Try to start your own business without fully knowing what the hell you are doing. If you don't know how to make a Mojito you have no business opening up a Cuban bar. If you can't stand animals, you shouldn't even consider opening a doggie day care. I think you get the idea.

Do - Sell all your unused shit on the web. Why not, you aren't using it. People are looking for cheaper alternatives, so why not take advantage. Places like Craigslist and Uncle Henry's are great local spots to do such a thing.

Don't - Try to jump into a saturated market. You are going to want to do something different, something not readily available already. No need to reinvent the wheel. Be creative you unoriginal bastard. Otherwise you will be crashing harder than James Dean in his Porsche.

Hope my words of wisdom catapult you into much money making success!