I learned last week from my supervisors, that "in light of the economic conditions, all department heads have been asked to find ways that they can consolidate tasks and reduce headcount, and unfortunately your position has been eliminated." -my position along with about 26 others, in a 50-person office.
I got one of those "crappy but better than nothing" 6 weeks severance arrangements, in exchange for agreeing to a pretty restrictive, one-sided separation agreement. Basically I can never make a claim against the company or anyone related to it, talk bad about it, disclose trade secrets or terms of the agreement, or even work for a competitor if offered a job.
So needless to say, I've got a lot of free time on my hands, and I'm definitely conducting an aggressive job search.
But I wanted to just see if other warriors could chime in, maybe who've been in this situation before or not, and found success online. How much would you divvy up your spare time: job search vs. internet marketing efforts.?
As you can probably imagine, I'm reluctant to spend any money on any internet marketing efforts aside from keeping the existing hosting account I already have, which is a small recurring charge.
Besides, I've never been able to take a single dime spent on internet marketing and turn a profit with it, except back in 2006 when I used expensive software for massive page generation. I made some alright money with adsense, but those sites all became de-listed after a month or so, along with everyone else's who was in that community.
I'm also not sure about writing a ton of review sites and waiting on the line for all this organic traffic that may or may not come.
So the real question I guess, if anyone would care to lend a few words, is "What would you do if you were me?"