Unemployment can feel like: not just talking to a brick wall but fighting one. The immovable object that seems impossible to break down. ‘Seems’ being the operative word, in this series, we will give you some tips on how to never give up.
The purpose of a job, chiefly speaking is to earn you money. It puts clothes on your back and bread on the table and an assortment of other items within your vicinity, hopefully. Obviously, you need to be fulfilled spiritually and satisfy that urge to work at something you love but, practically speaking money is the first port of call.
One way to do this is to look around at the things you own. The truth is that not even the most organised among us have streamlined their life to the extent that they only have things they either want or need. All of us have clutter and frankly, all of it is worth something to someone. One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.
The first job is to scour the house for anything you think might be worth things to people. The living areas are often the place to find the aforementioned treasure. But if you have a loft or garage – check there too. There is likely to be technology you no longer use that could be considered vintage like tape decks, games consoles or vinyl.
If you have kids you probably have toys or old Christmas and birthday presents that could be of use to other kids or even collectors. Perhaps your child has a plethora of Pokemon cards or Sylvanian Families figures. If this is the case then get them online to sell or to a car boot sale to make extra cash.
Other things that you could sell include old clothes which are worth a fortune to the right eyes. We featured an article recently on Depop and how that can be used to create a business selling vintage clothing mostly to young people all over the world who crave an outfit that no one else is wearing.
Selling items in your possession for money is something anyone can put their minds to. There’s no way of getting it ‘wrong’ and who knows maybe in a few years you could be a professional seller.
Professional sellers work for businesses or marketplaces for users who do not have the time to sell items that they would like to get rid of. Making it as a professional seller means that you need to build up a credit of getting a good price for things so that working people put their trust in you to make them money and then you’ll obviously take your cut.
Whether it’s a route into your next career or simply a way of making money to keep a roof over your head, getting into the habit of seeing everything as a sales opportunity will help you get out of the rut that unemployment is. Who knows, if you’re successful, you can add it to your CV or start your own business.