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Young folks and folks who have never worked a regular job often seek no experience needed jobs. For example, a lady who has been raising kids and going to PTA meetings may not have the skills and knowledge to work in one of the job opportunities she sees in the newspaper want ads. They are willing to learn but don’t recognize that they actually do have some skills and knowledge which is directly applicable to the work place.
Another example is farm workers who don’t see how they would fit in to a job in industry. The fact of the matter is that industry prefers farm workers. Why? Because they know how to do things. In Colorado, we always gave preference to farm workers.
Military veterans may not see how their military training fits into the work force, but veterans are given preference in industry and government and military experience can fit in better than they think.
Let Others Decide Your Potential in the Job Market
If you have been out of the job market for a long time, then you probably don’t know exactly what that market is all about. Therefore you need to let people who are in the market tell you what they need. Then they can match your skills with their requirements.
You should apply for a job you know that you are not capable of doing. The reason is that when an employer looks at you, he may think of other areas of his company where you might fit in. Therefore seeking one job may lead to another.
You should also consider asking your friends about possible employment. They can often find you a job. I once found a job for a fellow engineer and in turn he found me a job. It turned out that I ended up working for his father in Pennsylvania.
Don’t worry too much about the qualifications you don’t have.
Consider Working for Your Self
In this day and age, many folks get tired of their job or they become dissatisfied with their working conditions including their pay. Therefore they decide to go into business for themselves. Since you are starting out in business you may as well make that business your own business.
To start your own business, you will need some knowledge.
A good way to get that knowledge is to talk to people who are in business. A good place to start is at your local chamber of commerce. They will guide you to sources that will help you get established in business.
You also can go to your local community college or university and ask for help. They often have free courses of study to teach you how to start a business.
Also you can go to SBA.gov and prepare a business plan for your business. This will be your guide to success. It is very unwise to try to start a new business without a business plan.
Consider Working from Home
There are a number of advantages to working at home:
1 You don’t pay for transportation to work.
2. You don’t have to buy clothing for work.
3. You don’t have to rent or buy office space.
4. You can use local equipment that you own such as computers and machinery and such.
5. You will have tax advantages.
6. You don’t need to have someone watch the kids or pets.
7. You have that feeling of freedom that comes from working alone.
8. You have the potential of earning much income.
Consider Internet Marketing
There are two ways to approach the Internet:
1. Make and sell your own products.
I have always been more successful in selling my own products. I was not necessarily the manufacturer of the product but I was the distributor. In other words I had control of the product.
2. Promote other people’s products.
This is usually affiliate marketing where you know enough about a product to promote it. Your job is to send people to the vendor’s site. You do not sell. That is the vendor’s job. The priority site for training affiliate marketing is Wealthy Affiliate University. I have been a member WA for eight (8) years.
Decide What You Must Do to Make Your Self Effective in a New Environment
No matter what you decide you will have to to have a plan of action to achieve your goals. This will probably include some special training. If you decide to purchase a franchise, then you will be fully trained as part of the deal. the best source for franchise opportunities is Inc Magazine.
Implement Your New Plan of Action
Once you have set up your business plan, then write down the tasks that must be completed. It is your goal to complete each of the task generated from your business plan in a thorough manner.
You should end up in business.
Your own business!
Some Examples of How to Implement Your Plan!
Tyler decided to make key holders, a board with hooks to hang keys on. He made the first board in my kitchen. He opened an ETSY store at no charge and listed his boards. He now is selling these key boards regularly. He also has a web site where he sells Chinese goods but charges only for postage and handling because the items are so inexpensive. Tyler is my wife’s caregiver’s son.
My two granddaughters were taught to knit when about four (4) years old by my wife. They now sell knitted goods, first on Etsy and then on their own site. Their husbands are in college but my granddaughters are the breadwinners, having a dozen or so employees.
Some friends of mine in the Midwest had a business from their home selling doll parts and accessories. They put the business on the Internet with their own site and doubled their sales overnight. The business continues to grow. I have other granddaughters who promote their professions on the Internet.
My son used to sell flutes. We set him up a website and he told his customers by email that he had a new website where they could buy flutes. He “tied up” the flute makers world-wide (Irish flutes) and his business grew until he didn’t have time to run it–so he sold the business. He is a veterinarian who now has a new business on the Internet: http://www.homegrownherbalist.net.
A man I know of had juggling as a hobby. He set up a website selling juggling equipment and does very well financially.
A gentleman, now deceased, I knew, sold car parts which he put on the Internet. He wrote and sold a best selling book on buying cars. He then started a very large business teaching folks how to make money on the Internet.
Four men I know personally each became Affiliate Markers while in college. One hired college English majors to write for his many websites. Now he teaches others to make money on the Internet.
Kyle and Carson who own Wealthy Affiliate worked their ways through college as affiliate marketers.
Also did a friend named Ryan Moran who did the same thing, earning $500,00.00 while in college. (I have tried to get him to climb Mt. Moran in the Tetons but so far I have failed). He has gone on to bigger and better things like importing products and having Amazon sell them for him from their site.
Well, there are “no experience needed” jobs. Claim Yours!
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