Freelancing and delving into the world of self-employment is widely regarded as the best option for those who are between jobs yet need to find a way to make money. LearnVest gives several ideas for earning without formal employment, including writing a book, starting a blog, becoming a photographer and numerous other freelance options.
According to LearnVest, writing and selling an e-book is an increasingly popular way to earn money. Starting a blog can provide an extra stream of income for job hunters as well, especially when monetized through advertisements. Websites such as Shutterstock and iStockphoto allow amateur photographers to sell their favorite photographs for extra cash. Similarly, creating Youtube videos, writing online articles, selling freelance graphic designs and designing T-shirts are four great ways to make money without a job.
For those who prefer more stable work without the traditional hiring process, LearnVest recommends selling insurance as an independent agent. The Huffington Post urges savvy entrepreneurial spirits to try their hand at starting a dog walking business since the start-up costs are relatively low. Other suggestions include taking in a tenant for an extra bedroom and going through unused clothing, furniture and other items to sell what isn't needed.