No job? Create your own!

@ersmommy1 (12600)
United States
March 26, 2009 9:50am CST
Peter Bregman: Madame Alexander dolls resulted from individual initiative.He says the lesson is that starting your own business may be a smart move.Big companies aren't going to be filling all jobs they eliminated, he says.He says it's easier to start a small company today when small size is a plus. Personally, I think would be harder than they make it seem, especially in this economy.Loans are harder to get these days. Do you know anyone who has done this? http://www.cnn.com/2009/US/03/26/bregman.economy.entrepreneur/index.html
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• United States
26 Mar 09
Creating your own job is what we are doing right now. That is what I am doing everyday. We are all doing it but, we don't realise it that's all. You may say, posting on mylot here wil not be enough to pay my bills, which is true. I agree. But, if you keep looking , keep thinking, what can I do to help me bring money income? the though is an act of creation. Ideas may come to you sometimes in an unexpected ways. Some works , some don't , but ultimately one that works if you keep thinking and ydigging. You will find it. It is not easy, of course, but it's not hard as it may sound.
• United States
26 Mar 09
Yes I keep trying and one day I'd like to have my own business when the ecomony improves. Which I hope is soon. So I keepo written and who knows maybe I will publish something soon.
@checapricorn (16066)
• United States
26 Mar 09
I believed it is really easier to be said. Lucky for those people who have the capital to start on any little business they want too without borrowing from the bank and interest is increasing everyday...
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@Boofybutt (316)
• United States
26 Mar 09
Actually, it is very hard. In my picture, the kids are holding pinatas I made to look like them. I would love to start selling these, but haven't had any luck with it as of yet. I've also written each of my children a book, but they do not have any pictures, and I have no idea how to go about getting them published.
@irene66 (1671)
• Philippines
27 Mar 09
This is always the advise of our school president whenever we have meetings. Especially when some faculties and other employees complain of overload or additional work to do. He even give us ideas how to start but it seems nobody has the courage to face the challenge ahead.
@fiazio (736)
• India
27 Mar 09
I don't know anyone personally but I have seen a person on the news. He said he did all the things on the net that gave him money, then opened his own website, then a registered company.
@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
27 Mar 09
I think it would be very hard also. People just do not have the money to make your business work out. I do not know anyone who has dome this.
• China
27 Mar 09
Opening a company is a difficult thing for me these days.i am a student now,I don't have many experiences and money.But if one day i have the ability ,I will be the boss for myself
• China
27 Mar 09
It is a good idea to create your own job.I hate going to work on schedule everyday so i am trying write something & to be a writer work in home.Though i know it is not easy to publish my book but i think i will keep on writing and i will win at last.To pursue the life style which you want is good for trying hard.
• China
27 Mar 09
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@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
27 Mar 09
Like you said it would be harder to start a business with no loans since it will be hard to get them. Alot of people might try this but they may or may not be suscessful because of the economy and no one is out buying like they used to. So it would be hard to get a business up and going and stay going...
@sid556 (31005)
• United States
27 Mar 09
I think much depends on the type of business you are starting up. You have to be creative. I have worked on my own off and on thru-out my life. At one time, I worked doing daycare. I also earned money doing mending for people & ironing for local business people. I earned money cooking meals for an elderly gentleman and delivering them to him. I just made a bit extra of whatever I cooked for my family. His family paid me quite well to do that for him. I work full time right now but I make incense burners on the side and do pretty well with them. I work on them from home and sell them directly to people as well as to local businesses who of course jack up the price a bit. I also have earned money cleaning apartments after someone moved out. I sometimes did it for the tenent who may did not have time but wanted their deposit back and I did if for landlords whose tenents left the places a mess. None of the above ways to earn on your own would require a loan. I did not read the article but I am guessing that the Madame Alexander dolls began from someone's home and just took off from there.
@bing28 (3798)
• Philippines
27 Mar 09
That's a fine idea but really you have to have stong will, self confidence and the patience. For those who were retrenched and recieved compensation they can start a business of their own like franchising an eatery a stall for doughnuts, hamburgers and others. Others are making good in it. For those who has the knowledge of tailoring, buy a sewing machine, start for yourself, that would give you good earnings as well. You can get a little space for selling fruits and vegetable. Join earning commissions, be a sales agent, you have your own time so you can adjust to other schedules. The more time you spent the more you earn. Definitely you'll have extra time for mylotting for your additional income. If this happened everyone will get a job.
@moneymommy (3420)
• United States
27 Mar 09
That's what I sort of been doing creating my own job. If there's nothing else available what choice do you have but to create your own job.
• Philippines
27 Mar 09
I think this is a very good discussion, this is very timely, people needs this suggestions especially those who are hopeless and jobless.
@CatGods (4595)
• United States
26 Mar 09
that's what I've been trying to tell people, create your own job, but most times my words have been falling on deaf ears. I say if you can think it, you can do it. The net is like the worlds biggest library and just like the x-files the information is out there. All you have to do is look it up and from the comfort of your own home to boot.
@mensab (4207)
• Philippines
26 Mar 09
this is a good motivation. but the gloomy markets and weak demands for products are discouraging to start a business. however, there are always great and bold risk-takers who defy the odds and usually win in these trying times. creating a business may sound easy, but making it work and surviving this crisis is a tough call.
@zweeb82 (5713)
• Malaysia
26 Mar 09
Well, things are always easier said than done but it's not impossible with the extra persistence & patience put in. I have a registered IT company & I don't loan anything from the bank. It's good to figure out your own strategy & plan so you know how to build & when to expand. Many say that the economy is bad but I strongly feel though that this is a time of expansion for me. Never get into get rich quick schemes but do something with fast ROI. I think it's very possible!~ All the best!~