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How to Find Work in a Slow Economy

Author Byline: — Tahjia Chapman is a writer for at, the leading job board for college students searching for internships and recent graduates hunting for entry level jobs and other career opportunities.

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Our nation is undergoing economic changes that have caused many to lose their jobs and homes. You can prevent this from happening by creating an addition stream of income to compliment your current salary. Nifty little hobbies can bring huge dividends to talented individuals whom are willing to learn the art of freelance. Freelance work is not full-time, but it adds a nice piece to any pay check. For those who want to pursue it full-time, you have to adjust to the scheduling and demands of your clients.

Is It Just A Hobby?

Some hobbies are potential goldmines full of opportunities to earn money. You can research the potential your current skill set may be for small businesses. Why small businesses? As a college student, freelancing for a small business is a stepping stone to higher paying projects. You can do anything that fills a need for a business to earn extra money. For instance, some contract opportunities include:

*Computer Programming
*Desktop Publishing
*Graphic Design
*Service Technicians
*Technical Writing
*Web Writing

Companies need these services to increase sales and you can fulfill this need by presenting yourself as a cost effective solution. Although the money may not support you full-time, the additional skills could land you a high-paying position in the future.

Writers Have Multiple Opportunities

If you can write, you are one of the most valuable assets a company can have. Freelance writers can make a hefty amount of income once they establish credibility. In a slow economy, credibility means more money because you have a track record of success. It may take a while to pick up the pace or position yourself as a reliable source, but the extra money can add up. The most important part of freelance writing is finding a niche or cross-selling your skills to handle more responsibilities. You can find your niche by using the information provided by freelancer Sabah Karimi in How To Choose Your Niche as a Freelance Writer at The details of each niche could point you in the right direction of which is best for you.

Writers are not the highest paid freelancers, but they make a good amount of money with their skills. Computer savvy individuals and graphic designers are paid good money for their talents. If you are a person with all three skills, you are a goldmine waiting to explode with freelance opportunities. Your talents can add multiple streams of income to your current salary by applying yourself to various projects. Freelance work adds breadth and depth to your employability skills which may lead to higher paying positions in a slow economy.

Article courtesy of the Recruiting Blogswap, a content exchange service sponsored by, a leading site for college students looking for internships and recent graduates searching entry-level jobs and other career opportunities.

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