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Ad: "Looking for work, willing to do almost anything legal for money.” And you list your skills - babysitting, typing, driving, gardening, management consulting, etc. That is not the best way to look for a job, even if you are only looking for a part time position to pick up some cash. Let's say that you have three main skills that you enjoy doing and that you think people would be willing to pay for. And they are not related. You are an amazing gardener, a terrific cook, and you are an experienced bookkeeper. If you post that you are a gardener-cook-bookkeeper, you sound like a jack-of-all-trades and a master of none. Make a separate plan for each skill.
You are a gardener? Advertise as a gardener. Print flyers. Speak to local plant nurseries. Talk about your extensive experience, offer references, offer pictures of work you have done. Speak with realtors who deal with up-scale properties— offer statistics on how a little landscape gardening can significantly raise the selling price. Tell people how much you love what you do. Advertise online as a gardener. Think of complementary work that you can do. Can you build small garden gazebos? Can you sell gardening products? Can you offer 'landscape consulting' for do-it-yourselfers who want a professional opinion? You need to have enthusiasm. If you don't feel that excited about gardening, cross it off your list. And go through the same exercise for cooking, and for bookkeeping. If you decide to pursue all three, tackle them as separate ventures. You get more results.
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