So you are looking for work and it seems pretty much impossible. Though the numbers coming out of Washington say that the job market is improving, it really isn't doing much better for anyone with a criminal record. In fact, it may never change.
My blog here on One More Cup of Coffee is not a job-finding service. It's not even about helping people find jobs, or about ex felons.
But it is about making money, and how I make money online is something that would be PERFECT for anyone that's having trouble finding legitimate work in the real world.
Let me tell you a bit about what I do and why it's great for anyone that can't find a “normal” job.
I work on the internet, and have been since 2010. The most basic way to explain what I do is that I build websites and write information on them. I'll get into HOW I do that in just a second.
I didn't go to college for computer science or marketing. I'm not a professional writer, and I don't even know how to write code.
But still, I make money from these websites, and you can build your own money-making websites.
In fact, I'll teach you.
How Money Is Made Online
Most of the money that's made on the internet is done through advertising. In case you haven't heard, Google is one of the richest companies in the world, and 85% of their money comes from advertising.
So, what we are going to do is create a website for advertising.
The first step I do when creating a money generating website is to choose a topic. You can pick any topic: cars, fitness, travel, family…anything is OK.
Then you have to write some information on your website. If your topic is cars, then you can write about how to fix your car. If your topic is cooking, then you can write up some recipes and publish them to the internet.
Once published, when people search in Google or other search engines, they can find your website!
The last step is that you find advertisers related to your topic. For example, you can have a Nike ad if you have a fitness website, or a Harley ad if you have a motorcycle website.
When someone finds your website, and clicks an ad, you get paid.
Be Your Own Boss
Finding work is ALWAYS going to be an issue for someone with a record. Unless you are lucky and land a job you LOVE, you may spend quite a few years hopping from job to job.
Is this what you want for you or your family? I don't think anyone does.
This is another reason why working from home building these small websites is such a perfect match for ex felons. You can create a stable source of income, and work from your own home.
You won't have a boss breathing down your neck, or have to kiss up to anyone just to keep your job. YOU will be in control because this new website is YOUR business.
I've been doing this for about 4 years now, and I will never be back in the 9-5 employment world.
Learn How To Build Your First Website
The way I've explained everything here is a little be vague, so I'm sure you have lots of questions. You are also probably worried that you won't be able to figure it out because you're not “computer smart” or don't know how to build a website.
Don't sweat this stuff.
For complete beginners I've started an email course where you can learn more about how I do what I do. It will tell you how much you can make doing this type of work, how long it takes to start making money, and where to get your next level of training.
Have any questions? Let me know below.