I know the recession has affected some more than others, but had an interesting chat with a friend of a friend the other day whilst having a coffee in the town.
He was a recruitment consultant but is now a self employed cleaner. We had a good old chin wag and he was explaining to me the why's and wherefore's of what he 'thought' were the jobs that 'may' be a little more recession proof than some others.
His list went like this:
Household cleaners, (self employed)
House sitting for pets.
Strange old list, and I fully admit that the majority of these jobs may never make the money some expect, but you never know, it could be worth giving it a go if your stuck for something.
I have done the leaflet distribution, and in all honesty not a lot of money, somewhere like £70-£200 pound a week, (bloody hard work though) all weathers and thankless, but helped at the time, and kept me fit,.
But funnily enough all of them (exception of one, personal trainer) relate to the fact the vast majority of them require no 'specific' qualifications, learn as you go to a degree, experience , etc.
So lets have some useful tips on jobs (big and small) where it may help to bring the pennies in, even if you will never become a millionaire that is.