Wednesday, February 11, 2009

The Lemonade Makers

Yesterday, while doing my daily "cruise" of job boards & industry news, I came across - Recession Wire - the upside of the downturn
These ladies validated my belief that there is always an opportunity to make money in any economy.... you just have to figure out where and how. All 3 of the founders of RW have lost their jobs due to lay-offs and put in their own words - they "decided to turn misfortune into opportunity. Inspired to capture the stories and improve the lives of urban professionals who, like them, were getting effed by the economy, they founded a website in early 2009. And that’s how Recessionwire was born–as a pop-up site™, ready and willing to die.

This is truly making lemonade out of lemons!

I'm only sorry I didn't come up with this concept myself..... hmmm perhaps there is an opportunity for some other kind of related site...... I will be thinking about it all day today, while I work at searching high and low for potential career opportunities and reinventing myself - and that's work!


  1. You are so right about the situation but I think also far more resourceful than many others in the same situation. If you could be/do anything, what would you do?

  2. The one thing I have been thinking the most about over these past 24 months has been my personal life - I want to meet and marry my soulmate and start a life with him.

    Professionally not as clear, the things I do enjoy - helping people and philanthropic pursuits. My entrepreneurial side loves the challenge and buzz of starting something new or looking at a business in a new light....thats why I love production, everyday it's a different challenge and a different answer to the problems....

  3. Maria, this is great! Definitely keep up the positive attitude. The 3 ladies are right - in any economy of any sort, there are going to be winners and losers. And you and everyone who is "underemployed" can look for those nooks to turn yourself into one of the winners right now.

    Sort of along the lines of your blog is this one by a great (also "underemployed") Copywriter. He's using this site as a way to bring talent and potential jobs together, so maybe you can link up with him -- and anyone else reading this!

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    There's a link on his blog to this article that I think is great for all of us to keep in mind in every economy. It's about sending personal emails when applying for work.

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    Good luck Maria! Thanks for sharing.