Okay, my first thread...
I need some money, not much. I know I cannot work or rather regular work doesn't suit me. I'm not particularly skilled in anything and that makes things even more difficult.
I have no social connections and so asking for cash-in-hand work is likely out of the question. I'm only receiving JSA and would have to starve without it. A few months ago my rent had increased and my computer broke down and so took measures to account for these, and the result is not much money left. I'm in a better position than most since I only eat one male a day on most days, and do intermitten fasting, and that saves some money.
So I was thinking about dog walking because I like dogs and I could charge £3 per hour and make a few quid. A lot of people have dogs in Wigan, but I see a lot of dogs getting walked too.
My first hurdle is getting the word out. I need a business card but I am told that they can get expensive.
Nothing is certain in life so I've given up seeking certainty. Everything is a wild stab in the dark, like throwing a dice and seeing if you'll get a six.
But why am I asking you this? Why do I need external validation? I am not sure. Perhaps there is a part of me that still clings to the illusion that people can help?
You need an artwork first. Some kind of image and business name.
Or you could just have a personal details card - then you can use it for anything.
Making cash online is great fun. It’s like fishing - you set your line and wait for a bite :)
I can help you with a design for a card if you like?
One way I make money is as an airbrush artist doing small custom works that customers send to me from around the world.
I think you coud build a small customer base by finding online groups or forums for dog lovers.
I would recommend avoiding facebook but use stuff like instagram or twitter.
I appreciate your advice.
I've been doing my own thing now - self employed since 2005. Before that I was a surf bum - lol
I have an instagram that I use for my airbrush work - It is customising sunglasses.
If you have a smart phone, then you can do all your marketing on that, using an app called Canva for designing your stuff.
No I don't do mobile phones. Everything has to be email.