Yeah I hear you it is shitty out there, I am at the same point. Got an interview tomorrow for a factory job but it is a fixed shift with good pay. Some factory positions if you have CNC experience or can find it may allow you to sit. Yes many warehouse and factory jobs work you to death and for nothing.
A couple ideas unemployment takes a while but definitely file. Don’t listen to some people who bitch about hand outs. You payed taxes therefore you payed into those services it is not a hand out. If we are going to pay taxes and give most of our lives to work if we get hurt or laid off Uncle Sam should be able to help us a little bit so we can return to the workforce. Usually you don’t see it until you find a job but it can help with catching up on bills.
I am in school for computer science and trying to use what I am learning to be more self reliant as far as streams of income. As you know you can work for a company twenty years then you’re laid off or you get hurt and your job is gone. Google has a free google analytics certification if you are ok working with computers you can take the course. This allows you to get SEO (search engine optimization) jobs although it is competitive it is exploding. It is just a matter of finding a portal to clients. A good amount of this can be done remotely. Which you can’t beat that gas and commuting takes a good price of income say you spend forty in gas a week. That’s is 1,920 a year may not seem too crazy but that is like eliminating a utility bill.
I am broke as hell but if you happen to have like I think twenty bucks or something you can open a drop shipping site. If you take the google course it will augment the drop shipping site. I hear once you find a niche in drop shipping it becomes a good passive income. I even have a site designed for drop shipping ready to go. Just don’t have any spare dollars at this moment.
I am not sure where you live but if you at least live close to a city and have a car that can open opportunity. Besides lyft and Uber there is amazon flex, and a lot of logistics companies that use independent contractors. Just track miles and gas for taxes as 1099 you have to file manually. Also anything like car repairs, a phone stand, etc all deductibles. There’s a whole world of those gigs.
If you don’t mind me asking what are your side projects I have some myself if I happen to see anything up your alley I can let you know?
Seek your entity and guide I know it is hard when the cards are stacked against you. I have had thoughts of playing dirty to try and get ahead since that seems to be the only way a lot of times. Hell I have a history of substance abuse I would be lying if said I didn’t think about reverting to those ways of making money. However I feel if I am going to play dirty it will most likely be to defend someone trying to fuck with me or my family, strictly survival.
I have horrible depression and anxiety but this is where our method helps. Even if not instant it is not all on our shoulders I know for me feeling I have something on the other side or even knowing something is working in my favor makes it so I don’t stay awake panicking spending every waking moment feeling like I am failing. It clouds your judgment to say the least lol. You’re in my thoughts my friend.