Are you in a full-time job search? Many job seekers who are
find that supplementing their income until they land their next job
takes a lot of pressure and anxiety off of them and helps to build
their confidence and keep their energy and motivation up.
It's actually not difficult to create one or more temporary
income streams using the following strategies:
1. Management Consulting
- jobs in management
consulting (according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics) have
DOUBLED over the last 10 years. If you are experienced in your
niche, this can make exceptional additional income! Guru and Elance
are great sites for getting the word out and giving you the ability
to instantly bid on projects.
has an annual fee of $49 or you can
sign up by the month – word from my clients is that this is
an excellent site and resource.www.realmatch.com
is yet another option.
2. Higher Ed Adjunct Teaching - teach
part-time in your area of expertise and get paid for it! Adjunct
teaching is increasingly popular with state and local colleges as
they do not have to cover benefits.
3. Ebay/Craiglist - the business you can do
using these mediums is pretty phenomenal. I know many people who
generate significant passive income off these sites.
4. Interim Executives - many companies are
looking for interim executives for various reasons. Most of the
largest recruitment firms in the U.S. including Heidrick and
Struggles, Russell Reynolds, Spencer Stuart and Spherion now have
specialized practice areas for interim executive placement.
5. Corporate Project Assignments - gear a
version of your resume toward project assignments, highlighting the
key skills/strengths you are really experienced in. This strategy
appeals to companies (even for some full time positions) because
these positions don't require automatic long-term commitments,
benefit packages and contracting projects can generally meet many
corporate challenges at significant savings to them. The benefits
to you are clear including getting your foot in the door for more
permanent work and giving you a chance to see if you and said
company are a fit!
6. Register With Your Local Temporary Agency
- employers hire mid-level professionals for project assignments
through temp firms.
7. Earn Income From Your Hobby
- a few things I have seen people do in the past
includes selling fresh baked bread or veggies at their local
farmers market, dog boarding, day care, ghostwriting, graphic
design, selling antiques, equestrian lessons and