The Department of Bureau and Labor Statistics has given out data that the unemployment rate has dropped to 3.8% in recent years. It seems that finding suitable employment has become less of a major challenge for millions of Americans.
There are many who have given up profitable, “responsible” work positions to work part time at what people consider to be menial jobs. Part time cleaning and janitorial work, as well as trucking job openings, are among those that are surprisingly beneficial.
You may feel that going for a part time job is not the best decision when it comes to economic stability, but most have found it surprisingly easy to earn a living. Here is how you can find work that can give you flexible hours in which you can decide on how you can make the best use of your time.
What Type of Work?
Having a flexible job means any professional level job that allows flexibility in terms of when, where, and how the job gets done. A few examples are:
· Remote jobs that are full time or part time
· Freelance or contractual jobs
· Jobs with flexible/alternative work hours
Some of the top fields for jobs with flexible working hours are computer & IT, sales, medical & health, software development, project management, account management, customer service, education and training, accounting and finance, and marketing.
Recently, in most areas, drivers are in demand for various small trucking job openings, as well as for taxis and buses.
When All the Jobs are Filled
If no one is hiring, you can choose to become self-employed. Checking the local rules and regulations might show that starting your own business from home is not that complicated. To be honest, working for yourself is a lot less stressful than working for someone else. Should you decide to be your own boss, what are some ways you can offer your services or how do you get people to buy your product?
Selling the Idea
Presently, we have various platforms of social media to market products. People have used Facebook groups, Instagram, and websites like Craig’s List, Upwork, and Centerline Drivers to sell their products and services.
When looking out for people who will buy your products and services, you must look out for:
1. Offering services at a reduced price
2. Charging the same price as others, but do more or better work
3. Supplying a product or service that no one else offers.
Acquire as many skills as you can. Adapt. And most of all, learn to lower your expectations. In the beginning, you might have to cut some corners and these cuts may call for changes in your standard of living. Changes in lifestyle often require adjustments in initiative and determination. You might have to clearly define your needs and wants. In time, you will find work that will allow you to have greater freedom to pursue what you want out of life.