Today’s job market is tough. Consumer spending is down, which has caused many companies to either close up shop or outsource their work overseas where labor is much cheaper. If you are struggling to find a job, fear losing your job or just want to make some extra money to help with bills there are still opportunities available…you just need to create them.
Service industries are the backbone of our economy and will never die out. Even when manufacturing, customer service and information technology jobs get outsourced certain industries have to be handled domestically. If you can get started creating a business based on providing a useful service you ensure longevity and can build a successful business. The best thing is you don’t need startup capital or an investor, you can launch your own business for free.
First you need to identify the right opportunity. Utilize your unique talents and the tools you already have. If you are a skilled painter with a shed full of ladders and brushes, you can start your own painting business. If you are good with animals you might want to consider offering dog walking or pet sitting services to your neighbors. The possibilities are endless. You just need to find the right one for you.
The next thing you should do is utilize free resources to promote your business. Websites like craigslist allow you to advertise for free. You can also find free website hosting and spread the word using social networking sites like Twitter, Facebook and MySpace.
All it takes to get started is some ambition and time.