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How to Make Money when Unemployed

By Edited Nov 13, 2013 2 4

During this economic recession many people are finding themselves unemployed, but that does not mean they cannot make money while they look for a job. There are so many ways to bring in money that anyone can do it. The best part is, all of these things can be done part time, so you can bring in a decent income while you are looking for work.


Start offering to babysit for friends and family, and ask them to spread the word around that you are wanting to baby sit. Babysitters can easily earn $40-$50 a night. That may not sound like much but if you can do that just once a week and you will be looking at $200 a month. Not too bad for 4 days of work. Not to mention that you can look through the classifieds while the kids are playing or asleep.

Donate Plasma

Plasma donation has been popular among college students for years because it is a fast and easy way to make money, so why not do it when you are unemployed? The process is very similar to giving blood, so if you are a healthy individual you can do it. Most places will allow you to donate twice a week and will pay you between $25-$35 dollars a donation. That means you can make $200 or more every month from sitting in a chair twice a week. Not to mention you could easily work on your resume while you are donating.

Write Online

Many people are finding writing online articles is a great way to make money when they are unemployed. With websites like InfoBarrel and Helium, you can easily earn $1 from each article in one month and continue to earn on that article every month thereafter. If you are good at typing, you can easily write an article in 30 minutes or less. Spend 2 hours a day writing at that pace and you should easily earn $120 in one month.

Secret Shop

If you live near a large city you can find plenty of secret shopping offers near you. Depending on the kind of shop you do, you can make $100 or more off of one visit. Make sure, however, that you are working with a legitimate company and never pay to get on a secret shopper "list". If a company is worth your time it should be free to sign up.

These days there are so many ways to make extra money that you can make money even when you are unemployed. So while you are trying to find the perfect job, use some of these ways to bring in some money. If you are not desperate for money you are going to do better in a job interview and therefore are more likely to land a better job. So take a little time to earn some money and give yourself some piece of mind while you are unemployed.



Feb 1, 2010 9:41pm
Donate Plasma is much more easier because I am a regular donor and I make up to $50/hour for plasma blood donation! You can see it here at http://bloodbanker.com/plasma
Feb 12, 2010 7:37am
Great article on bringing in some extra cash when someone is between jobs.
Aug 8, 2010 12:18pm
Very interesting article. Didn't actually know about the Plasma donating.
Sep 1, 2010 11:45am
Very timely article. Thanks for sharing these tips on making money.
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