Income is one of the easier things if you understand a few basic principles…
A) Most people seem to be better suited to work for someone else.
B) You can start your own business simply by finding a need, and filling it.
Many nomads do a combination of both. First they go to a temp agency or day labor center, and if no work is available that day, they go out and make money on their own. There’s no time like the present to learn how to make money on your own.
Thanksgiving is this week, and many of my friends will be making $20k-$30k in the following month selling Christmas trees for someone else @ ~$10 per tree. They average about 100 trees per day.
6-9 months out of the year, it’s lawn mowing season, followed be leaf raking.
Gutter cleaning, window cleaning, bathroom cleaning, house cleaning, and more are year round jobs.
Seasonally there is planting and harvesting.
Then there’s online work either for yourself, or working for others. I know people who sell ebooks, hosting, advertising, marketing, search engine submissions and optimizations, and more. I make $100k+ per year doing remote computer tune-ups, maintenance, and repairs. Previously I sold ebooks which was very highly profitable. For the 30 years before that, I was a traveling construction worker.
So you’re really only limited by your imagination and the marketplace. Find a need and fill it. It doesn’t need to be a new or unique need, tons of people need their lawns mowed or their houses cleaned, and there is always a higher demand than available workers. Lawns that need attention are very easily spotted, and usually it’s because they can’t find anybody to do it.
I stick to things that are 100% legal, moral, and ethical, but not everyone does. That’s a choice that’s up to you.
Hope this helps, and keep us posted!
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