The Time Vs Money Problem

Thursday, 21 March, 2013

in Time/Money Conversion

You know how it is – You have time but no money. The time vs money problem is converting one into the other.

The conversion method that most people use is simple – It’s called a job.

Problem 1 – A Job

A job is a problem on several levels. Finding one is the biggie.

But – this site is not about finding a job. It is about making your own. If you have in-demand skills and can find a paid position then good luck to you.

Sooner or later your job will come to an end and you will be in the same position again, perhaps you will find this site useful at that time.

It may be that you are “too young” or “too old” to find a traditional job, so you have no alternative but to create your own.

Problem 2 – Time vs Money Without a Job

No job means that you have no money to pay your bills. You have 24 hours a day but not 24c. You have to find or make your ownTime vs money job.

Making your own job is much easier than it sounds. Teenagers have always found summer jobs to provide themselves with spending money. Pensioners have always hired themselves out as gardeners. Both of these groups are well to the time side of the time vs. money conundrum.

Problem 3 – What Kind of Job?

You are here because you don’t know what kind of job, right?

The jobs that you can do depend a lot on your age (read life experience); everyone needs an income, whether they are 14 or 94, but the jobs you can do at 14 years of age are very different from the ones that a 94 year old could do.

There are real-world jobs and there are online jobs.

Real World Jobs

Real world jobs to help you get over the time vs money problem include the traditional gardening and cleaning jobs as well as others like dog waking, pet-sitting, house sitting and child-minding.

You may still need a website to publicise your services, but you spend your time out in the bricks and mortar world meeting real people and probably getting your hands dirty.

Find out more about real world jobs.

New Self-Employment Opportunities

A sub-set of real world jobs are those jobs that did not exist a few years ago. Some of these opportunities have come about through technology, others through the way society has changed.

The time vs money equilibrium has shifted towards people having more money and less time, so they are more willing to pay people to do simple jobs. This includes pet-sitting, dog walking, picking up parcels and assembling furniture.

Other jobs have developed through the march of technology, aerial photography and event planning are two major openings in this area.

Find out more about new self-employment ideas.

Online Jobs

These include writing, researching and social media management. You could develop website building skills or become a Photoshop expert: You could write ebooks or become a blogger who makes a profit (most don’t).

You definitely need a website to market your services because your customers may be coming from 10,000 miles away. You won’t get your hands dirty but your fitness levels will fall as you find yourself sitting at a computer all day.

Online, the world is your marketplace. You may be at one end of the time vs money problem, but somewhere else in the world people will have the opposite problem, not having enough time, but with plenty of money.

 Find out more about online jobs you can do from home.

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