More Ways to Make Money When Unemployed


A few weeks ago I wrote about some ways for you to make money if you’re unemployed. I discussed selling shoes, selling t-shirts and providing a service. There are a lot more ways out there to make money. Today, I will be going over four more of those ways.

Temp Service

The first way that you can make money unemployed is by signing up with a temp service. Temp services are agencies that find people jobs. They types of jobs vary, but the good thing is that you will be working again. Most of the jobs only last for a few weeks, hence the name “temp.” On the rare occasion, there may be one temp employer that wants to bring you on full-time. There are a lot of temp agencies out there. A quick google search will show you ones that are near you. Randstad and Staffmark are two that are very popular.


Freelancing is the next item on the list. This is something that you need to look into ASAP if you’re unemployed. Some examples of freelance jobs are photography, blogging, travel writing, becoming an author, and graphic design. As with any job, the more you work, the more you get paid. If you work hard at your freelancing, there is a chance that you could eventually make more money from it than your previous full-time job. Who knows, you could start your new career shortly. Some people started freelancing and are now making thousands of dollars per month. Yes, I said thousands per month! What’s stopping you from being the next one to do that?

Teaching English

Everyone does not know the English language. While it’s the native language in the US, there are many people here and overseas that don’t know it. There is money to be made in this profession. People from all over the world are moving to the United States for a better way of life. There are countless numbers of opportunities to join companies that specialize in teaching English to those that want to learn it. There is another way to make money teaching English. You can interview with an ESL company and move overseas. There are a lot of ESL programs based in Asia currently. Since you’re not working right now, this could be the perfect opportunity for you. It will put money in your pocket and expand your comfort zone at the same time. If you’re unemployed, you should ask yourself, what’s stopping you?

Online Surveys

The final way to make money while you’re unemployed is to complete online surveys. I’ve done this before in my spare time. I made a decent amount of money for the time I was putting into it. If you have the chance to complete surveys each day, you can make a few hundred dollars each week. Every survey company is different. When completing them, make sure that you read all the instructions before you start doing the survey. If you’re looking to start with online surveys, start with Swagbucks, Inbox Dollars, Amazon Mechanical Turk and Opinion Outpost.


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