There is a recession, everyone agrees on that point now, so everyone also agrees that they must find ways out to generate income while the economy heals itself or gets fixed... That means there is a ton of opportunity out there that perhaps did exist before the recession but can now be even more readily profitable because of it (the recession).
If that sounds appealing to you, here's an idea to generate the amounts specified in the title...
Target information seekers OFFLINE who have no reason or do not have the time or ability to go online to search for useful recession bursting information. You package information that will give them a ton of useful knowledge and strategies they can use (and yes this info can and will probably be free online), you burn this info on CDs (CD pack of 50 will cost you less than $10), you then sell each CD for whatever the market will bear.
If your market will pay $10, charge that much, if they will pay $1, charge that much. The cost to you to package this information is your time spent online seeking out recession bursting information anyway, so why not package what you find and use it to help those who would want this information but would never think to go online for it? There are a ton of these types of people in every city, you just have to do your homework where you live to locate them.
If you sell a pack of 50 CDs for $50 (say you charge a buck per CD), to make $1,000 all you need to do is sell out 20 of this packs or 1,000 CDs at $1 each.
If you think that's impossible then you've never held a garage or boot sale before, people will flock to buy anything as long as they believe it to be valuable and that includes during a recession.
If you don't want to go door to door, you can find a location where you can display your CDs, with information pamphlets, and you can offer a free 45 minute talk regarding recession bursting and then offer the CDs at the end of your talk. If you have to rent a space or spend a lot on petrol or public transportation going door to door then charge a little more for the CDs to cover your costs.
The reason this is a much easier way to make the money you need is because offline you don't have to wait for the customers to find you, you go out and find them and that puts YOU back in the driver's seat. Online, you do PPC, article marketing, forum marketing, affiliate marketing etc, and your success hinges on people FINDING YOU and following your links and doing what you want them to do... OFFLINE, YOU GO TO THEM and usually people you meet will automatically then follow up with what you want them to do.
Why? Because the offline crowd is far more forgiving than the online crowd, their attention span is longer than those of onliners who view up to 20 sites all at once, and they have usually made a decision to spend money within the first few minutes of seeing an ad than an onliner who has the luxury of doing more and more research right on the spot before he has to commit to buying from you.
This idea will probably work for you in other niches not just recession bursting or money making, but because of the dire circumstances of most out there, the latter information will probably be much catchier, test what you prefer to market and see the results first hand.
If you start today, you could have enough information to burn on your CD within a few hours and be out in the shops grabbing some CD bundle packs and burning them quick as they can be burned. Next get some fliers made and distributed for your free walk in recession bursting talk, or you can go door to door and do a quick 5 - 10 min pitch (if your local area is inclined to that) and sell your $1 - $2 or even $10 CD on the spot.
There are obviously one or 2 things you can do to make this idea work even better but this should get you going now.
Good luck and go make some money.