Recession or not, there are groups of people who are looking for solutions to their problems.
Learn to identify them, what their problems are..... and sell them a solution.
That solution could be something you create or something you "middle man".
When I was in college. one of my business professors presented a mock scenerio to see how his students (of which I was one) would respond.
We were running an 18 wheeler truck through Alaska in the dead of winter with a trailer full of window airconditioner units when the truck breaks down in a small village.
We had no money and the only way to raise the money to buy the parts needed to fix the truck was to sell all the airconditioners - in the dead of an Alaskan winter.
How do we do it?
What I did (and how I won that contest)
I was selling these A/C units in winter, to ALASKAN villagers.
I knew one of their problems was not a need for airconditioning.
What did they need?...... HEATING.
With a truckload of A/Cs....... one might think I was screwed. Nope.
I sold all the AC units as heaters with FREE installation.
Anyone who bought had me show up and install an A/C backwards in their window. This turned an A/C into a heater since the HEAT those units expell out the back OUTSIDE...... is now being expelled INSIDE because the back becomes the front.
The point is:
I found a market.... found a need..... figured out to a way to use what I had to create a SOLUTION.
Learn to do that = never be POOR.
Trust me. I've used this basic ideology of finding simple solutions to solve problems to create more wealth than most create in an entire lifetime.