I have not been on the forum for awhile so I come back today and it's sad. I was immediately reminded of the desperation in this new breed of newbies. As we all know, the US economy (if not the world economy) is in the toilet.
One thing I like to do in the offline world is give presentations (at no cost) to unemployed people that are begging to get back to work. I'm talking white collar professionals making $80K plus. These people generally have advanced degrees and are highly skilled.
What I present is how to set up their own personal brand to get noticed in the job market. I'm sure it helps but obviously not a magic bullet. In the end, most of them are screwed but I'd never tell them that. I'm not sure if these good paying jobs will ever come back for most of these folks.
You want to talk about a starving crowd, ground zero is right here in the USA with the unemployed. These people are begging me for ideas to pay their bills. I stay away from the IM end of it but it got me thinking....
Well, back to the newbies right here on the forum. What could YOU do (and the unemployed folks) to generate income? Quite simply...
Start a SERVICE. That's right really simple. Start a service supporting the IM community (I know this has been mentioned before and is nothing new or novel but needs to said again!) Afraid to offer this to the IM community? Try going OFFLINE. Business's are desperate to find customers. Help them with their online presence!
So what I'm asking is everyone to please chime in right here on some good services to offer. Both OFFLINE and ONLINE
I'd like to share these ideas with these unemployed people including the newbies on this forum and hopefully motivate a few to take action.