Create A Job For Yourself

Create Your Own Job

Create Your Own Job

As an entrepreneur, one of the things you can’t predict is how your customers will respond to what you have to offer them. I’ve been speaking at job fairs for a couple of years now and I would see some of the same people show up time after time. These were people with great resumes, well dressed, ready to work, with good attitudes. Everything you would think you’d want in an employee. But they were still having a hard time finding suitable work.

So, I asked them “If I could show you how to create your own job, would you be interested”? I had a line all the way out the door of people signing up. I realized I was on to something. Finally, a way to help those who really wanted to work!

I came up with this method after losing a job myself. I had a job I hated, making almost no money, but it was still a job. One night I got a call that I had booked a commercial for a phone company. It was too late to call my boss, so I called him the next morning from the set. I was actually calling from a phone as the cameras were rolling. My boss told me not to bother coming in…I was fired. I kept a smile on my face for the camera, but inside I was crushed. Even though I was fired from a job I hated and made no money at. But at least it was a lifeline and now the lifeline was cut.

I spent months trying to find a job, but with no luck. I finally went to a friend that owned a production company and asked if he had any jobs for me. Nothing. [Read more…]

Book Reviews

This review is from Amazon.com: The Money Garden: How to Plant the Seeds for a Lifetime of Income (Paperback)

I just finished reading “The Money Garden” and I found it easy to read and filled with practical advice based largely on Julie’s business experience. There can be no denying the power of having multiple businesses and/or earning streams. While the book is 200+ pages I found it a quick read. I would suggest entrepreneurs buy this book to help them see how to insulate their income through diversification.

Richard

Ladera, CA

This review is from Amazon.com: The Money Garden: How to Plant the Seeds for a Lifetime of Income (Paperback)
“The Money Garden” a new book by Julie Austin, comes at the perfect time for all of us searching for a way to survive during this time of high unemployment and recession. It is very well written and laid out, making it easy to find the information you need. It is filled with useful information for earning an income in this difficult time. I highly recommend it. If you follow the advice in this book, you will easily pay for this book and more.
Ann Lasater
Myrtle Beach, SC

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Why hire me?

Fifteen years ago I started out with $5.00 in my pocket and no job. Due to a series of circumstances I was basically starting over.

I went from living in a run-down gang neighborhood to flying around the world on a private jet as a TV/film distributor (a 6 figure job I had created for me)  in a matter of a few years. Then I lost it all and started over again. This time I came up with an idea for a new product. I literally had $5.00 and no idea how I was going to get it done.

If you read my blog, you know I didn’t go to college and have never used a resume. Almost every job I’ve had I either created myself or had created for me. I’ve never believed a “real” job ever gave anyone job security. And this is even more true today. I whole-heartedly believe in creating your own jobs. Creating your own job security. [Read more…]

Are You Brave Enough to be an Entrepreneur?

entrepreneurial risk taker I just found out that I was quoted in a Romanian textbook on entrepreneurship. Hhmm…     Romania of all places. The quote had something to do with entrepreneurs being risk takers, a trait that all of us in that club share.

I used to think that anyone could be an entrepreneur. Now I’m not so sure. I do a live and online webinar/seminar called “Create Your Own Job” and it’s all about creating jobs the entrepreneurial way. Not about how to start a business, but how to create unique jobs.

As I talk to people to get their input, I’m struck by how many people are afraid of taking even the tiniest risk. Terrified of picking up the phone to call a stranger or doing anything beyond their comfort zone. Many would rather wait until they get a job where someone else tells them what to do and how to do it. Even if it takes months of looking. Even if they have to take a job they hate for low wages. [Read more…]