Make Money Monday: Work from home while you try to find work full-time

Each Monday on, we will run the feature “Make Money Monday” that features tips and suggestions to help you find work.

It’s hard not to get discouraged if you’ve been unemployed for a long time and can’t seem to find work. Instead of getting frustrated, though, it makes sense (and cents) to work from home and make some money, while you continue trying to find work on a permanent basis.

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Work from home until you find work full-time.

Whether it’s taking the plants, fruits and vegetables you grow in your garden and selling them at the local farmer’s market, doing handy-man work for the neighbors or placing free classified ads on to sell items you no longer need; there are many ways to make money in between full-time jobs.

You can also use the extra time to do volunteer work and/or sharpen your professional skills. For example, if you are very organized, you can put those talents to work holding a garage or yard sale (see: Do’s and Don’ts of posting a garage sale ad) and make some extra money. Or you can start a blog like

You might not get a significant income from these endeavors, but they can help tie you over until you find work full-time. It also looks good to potential employers when you can show them how you’ve remained productive and active during your unemployment.

There are several listings for jobs in which you can work from home on There are many good opportunities among these listings, but just remember to exercise caution before giving any personal information to any of these potential employers. If it sounds like a work in home job that is too good to be true, it likely is, so be careful.

Don’t forget to check out our sister site for more job classifieds. In the meantime, while you find work, there are still several ways to make money and remain productive. Keep the faith!

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