Opportunities For The Unemployed Youth

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Are There Still Many Opportunities For The Unemployed Youth?

There is a rise in unemployment whereby this has become one of the global issue many countries are facing. It affects especially the graduates as we often hear them complaint on the lack of jobs. Most graduates placed too much focus to search for jobs and failed to realize other opportunities awaiting them.

There is in fact no rush to jump straight into employment market. What you have is TIME! This is the best asset you ever need to discover more opportunities. Here are some opportunities I think a graduate like you should explore.

Opportunities to Learn


Being unemployed, you can trade your time to gain more knowledge. One method is to search for free courses online. One platform that I find very good to learn how to build a sustainable business online is Wealthy Affiliate. Other than offering free hosting, free domain and free tools, it also offers free courses on real ways to earn money online. In short, it is everything you need to build a sustainable business online.

Regardless of whether you intend to venture online or not, having internet-related skill is crucial to secure a job in the job market. Basically, many companies prefer to reach consumer via online platform to significantly reduce communication and marketing cost. If you have excellent internet skill and knowledge, you will definitely have better opportunity to secure a job compared to others.

Opportunities to Network


It is undeniable that networking is important for you to uncover more opportunities. With easily accessible social networking site such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, etc, youth nowadays prefer to chat online. This reduces face-to-face communication significantly. However many successful people spend lesser time on social media. You will miss out connection with them if the only networking activity you engaged with is via online. Therefore, try to attend conferences, workshops, executive luncheon, event launching and other business event and I guarantee you will be able to explore more than you did online. Be humble when approaching people for guidance. I am sure they will be more than willing to help you.

Opportunities to Volunteer


Everyone will definitely have some skills or knowledge to offer, regardless of whether you are a graduate of not. Many non-profit organizations need volunteers to share their expertise to contribute socially to the society. Since time is something you have and can afford, I would recommend you to join a non-profit organization and be a volunteer. Some NPOs offer free training to their members so that they can equip themselves and be ready for career engagement in future.

Another hidden benefit many are not aware when join NPO is the opportunity to know more successful people as these organizations are often initiated by them. They have more time to spend, more knowledge to share and are more willing to help those in need. If you are a youth looking for opportunities, you might want to try your luck there.

However, I believe we need to “perform with our heart” in everything we do. This applies the same when volunteering. I’ve volunteered whole heartedly without asking for return. Here’s one achievement of mine while volunteering. I’ve inspired  thousands of people via this animation that is conceptualized by me for the NPO that I volunteered in. You just need to Google “Creativity Starts From A Belief” and you will understand what I meant. Because this is a volunteer job, therefore I never profit from here despite the massive traffic it generated for many YouTubers.

Opportunities To Build A Profitable Business Online


It may be frightening to think about starting a business when money is often the main stumbling block for the unemployed youth. Well, not all businesses require huge amount of investment. One can choose to start a business online by promoting affiliate products from ShareASale.com, Commission Junction, Clickbank or Amazon. You do not need to purchase the stock upfront when promoting products from these sites. Also, there is no hassle to deliver product too. What you need is simply create a website, find a good product and draw the targeted traffic to promote it. Start creating your website for free by typing in your preferred domain name below.

Whether you want to join a community to expand your network or learn how to sell products online, you can literally find everything here. It is a global internet marketers community that only share with you real ways to earn money online. It is definitely the best internet marketing e-Learning platform I can think of.

If you have any other opportunities for the unemployed youth which I did not cover here, please do share with me on the comment box below. Alternatively, you can find me inside the community that I mentioned earlier (here is the link to my profile) and I will try to reply as soon as available.

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73 Comments on "Opportunities For The Unemployed Youth"

  1. Great website very informative. Great homework done with pictures that help the theme of the website

  2. Hi Florence Ki,

    A very informative post, I am quite interested in what you have to say. I see you keep mentioning Wealthy Affiliate, is this something that anybody can sign up to? If so, are there any costs involved?

    Thanks
    James

  3. Hi Florence,
    This is a great post. Many unemployed are so focused on the job they don’t have that they don’t realise they can be building a business that may mean they won’t need a job! Nice work.
    ~Cherie

    • Cherie you are right. That’s why I am sharing this post with the hope that more unemployed will benefit. I’ve been through similar situation. Sometimes, one just need to spend some time thinking through things and a solution will just present itself.

  4. Well I’m not exactly youth any longer ( I’m now 40! ) but I suppose these options relate to me as well right?
    I like the idea of learning about internet marketing but how long dies it take to get nailed down?
    I need money – like all people, but how long will this course take to get under my belt?

    • Chris, it is never too late to learn. I’ve seen many retiree learning to build a business online too. From the success stories I’ve heard, it took around 6 months to 1 year to really see the result. Well, everybody work at different pace. For me, I post 2 contents every week as I’ve employment commitment too. But I’ve already got my full ROI. Just keep learning and you will definitely succeed. Do let me know if you need any help to start. I’ll be glad to assist.

  5. Hi Florence
    Nice idea for you to give a post about unemployed youth. I think the volunteer work makes you see the real what is happening to the world now.
    Great video presentation by the way. It’s so true many of us have great idea but don’t implement it like all the reason you present in the video. I hope this video will make our youth became more active about their surround and take immediate action of their idea.
    Last, great post you have here and all the best to you.
    Saiful

    • Thanks Saiful. Ideas are plentiful. But very often, people just talk about it. Just like those unemployed youth, some may just complain of not able to find a job, but ultimately it’s them who needs to make a decision. I really hope this article can open up their horizon on the opportunities available out there.

  6. When I read your article one thing stood out to me the most and that’s actual communication with people. I think people spend too much time socializing on their gadgets.

    I love the tip on volunteering. Like you said, not only are people interacting there are other values to it such as helping without expecting anything in return plus it’s also another great value to add on a resume. Great info and tips.

  7. Great post Florence, liked how you enumerated all the available options for the young and unemployed.

    I’m young, in uni and can relate to the frustration of there being no place to find work and having to stay without money, but fortunately, opportunities online help keep me a float.

    We need more young people learning about what they can do online.

  8. Hi Florence,

    I’m one of the WA premium member too. I find that your website is reali informative and useful. I’m still working on my website though. I think I still have a long way to go before my website can be like yours that holds good and quality content. Do I have to do anything else to my website beside adding quality content to achieve better ranking in search engine? As I’m still not very sure how my website can actually be in the search engine. Thanks.

    Eunice

    • Eunice, I am sure the only reason you want your site to rank on Google is to bring in more traffic right? Actually, other than using keywords you can also try other non-SEO methods which you can find here.

      Hope this help.

  9. Hi Florence,

    This article reminds me of my time in college – unemployed yet not feeling the economical pressure as what I am going through now. But I was experimental – I took the time to travel the world, learn a new language and make friends with the strangest people on earth. It was fun.

    Then, I became employed and I wasn’t happy. I have no time to myself or to explore other passions. Now, I look back and wondered what took me so long to embark on the entrepreneurial journey.

    I am now a professional by day and a blogger by night. It’s tiring and challenging, but the only way I could see myself achieving time freedom is to have an online business, so I am not looking back.

    p/s: I love the animated video. I am that kid on the tree 🙂

    • Kathy, I saw that you follow my twitter @florenceki. Thanks for following. Yes, I totally agree that having 2 portfolio is tiring. I am in the same position too. But not yet an entrepreneur like you. Here’s what I do during day time.

      https://my.linkedin.com/in/florenceki

      Well, in life everything is about learning. I love to learn non-stop. And find it very fulfilling learning and sharing real ways to make money online.

      Do come back for more post as I’ll be sharing minimum 2 posts a week. Cheers.

  10. Wow, what an amazing video. That really was nice to watch and id love to know how you did that. I hear a lot about wealthy affiliate and the web is full of great reviews. How has your personal success been with them? My favourite promotional sites are the ones where someone is saying “look, ive quit my job and doing this full time” or living the good life doing something they enjoy. Have you hit this point yet? and if so how long did it take?

    • Chris, thanks for liking my video. Actually, I conceptualized the idea and got a sponsor to create the graphical part. I did this as a volunteer as a member of Junior Chamber International, a NGO on entrepreneurs.

      As for Wealthy Affiliate, I’ve super awesome experience with them. They never fail me even with the toughest scenario. I’ve written review on my experience with WA. You may want to check out here. It also includes my personal earnings after learning from them.

      http://clickwebsuccess.com/wealthy-affiliate-my-personal-review

      I am still working towards the “D-day”. But I believe everything is about effort and persistency. Nothing is instant … delayed gratification and sustainability is what I am aiming.

      If you ask me how much time is still needed, I am giving myself another 2 years. LOL… by the time I reach 40 yrs old!!!

  11. Hi, Florence, really great and helpful site. Unfortunately, the situation is bad all around the world and young folks should have a chance to live a normal life without worrying too much about a future. . This kind of articles are one way for them. Thank you again, and keep up the good work.

    Regards

    Igor

  12. Hi Florence – Great post. I love the way you have focused on the positives of being unemployed. – you have time on your hands.

    Your assessment of Wealthy Affiliate is spot on. It is the best mentoring program around.

    Even if people don’t want to get involved in on-line marketing having the knowledge will them in good stead

    Keep on posting

    Mark

  13. A very interesting article on options for the unemployed youth. When I was younger and unemployed I was often advised to take up some sort of volunteer work to boost my CV. Whilst I understand this is good for the CV I also knew that I needed to earn – it was a double sided blade. If I could of even earned a tiny amount through volunteering I would have gone for it. What are your thoughts on this?

  14. Hi Florence,

    I am not a youth (anymore), but I have been unemployed for a while. What I discovered actually is that after many years of being employed and very good at what I do (or what I did), a point in time came that what I know is fast becoming obsolete or outdated.

    From then on, I took the time to learn what is in demand. Or what is required. So I did take the time to learn something new, roughly about 4 months, and I did learn.

    When I tried to consider volunteering, I didn’t find the group that suited my ability, or availability. Otherwise, I would have something to list down on my volunteering activities. That would have been great.

    Now, I know you said get into social networks. Then in another part, go offline. That would require a great balancing act, because engaging in social networks, while a global society, that is considered to be anti-social. Anyway, good points you have there.

    I guess I have nothing to disagree about what you said in your article. I am one who is always looking for opportunities to do online biz, so I would look at Wealthy Affiliate program. I hope I attain what you have in 6 months time.

    Till then. Thank you!

  15. Wealthy Affiliate is indeed a great platform that teaches genuine and real ways to earn money online. I am able to share so much here due to the extensive training provided in WA. Keep on learning, you will definitely make it. I have also written a review on WA. Hope this can inspire you to move forward.
    http://clickwebsuccess.com/wealthy-affiliate-my-personal-review

  16. Great point on always learning. If you have the time while being unemployed the best thing you can do is better your knowledge. This will benefit you for your whole lifetime. Being humble is always good advice and usually tells people you are willing to try new things and learn how to do it the right way. Plus they are more apt to give you more of the knowledge they have that they might not give to another. Excellent article!

  17. Hi Florence,

    Thanks for writing this post. This is a great article to encourage the youngsters to build their own business online. With the exponential growth of social media, online business platform and free course like Wealthy Affiliate, the competitiveness has made things easier for the people who are new to the cyber world.

    Great post!

    Regards,
    Alex

  18. Building an online business is a great way for young people to make money Being young, they will naturally be familiar with the technology and will find it easy setting up and running a website. Well, anyone can set up and run a website using WordPress, but if you are young then it is like having a head start where these things are concerned.

    There are not many job opportunities for young people these days, probably mainly because employers are being persuaded to keep older people in work until their later years. So starting an online business is a great option for a young person, as long as they can find within themselves the self discipline to stick with it.

  19. Hi Florence,

    I really love what you’re doing for the youth here! One think I noticed is that your paragraph on ‘Opportunities to Network’ didn’t have any information on where to look for conferences, workshops etc. This may be a completely new experience for your readers who may need ideas on where to go to find these resources (links for any really good sites, any events that you know of or recommend would be great to share).

    Question: How on earth did you make the video? It’s brilliant!

    I wish you the best of luck with your site.

    • Ryan, I would suggest those interested to network physically try to find out whether there are any local events happening around. You can easily do a Google search on this.

      I didn’t do the animation technically myself. I got an animator to sponsor the production. What I did was conceptualized the idea, do the storyline and do art direction. This is the power of collaboration!

  20. Hey! this is really really a great post! the pictures you have added are so nice and suitable! i went through your all pages and posts! you have done a great job so far! its very easy to understand! that’s what people look for! i have been waiting to check out websites like this and keep it in my mind! so that i could easily be in touch! you have done a great job so far! i wish you a very good luck!
    cheers, Hasitha!

  21. There are really plenty of opportunities available for the unemployed youth and instead of wasting their time they can choose any of this mentioned in your informative article. I think all these opportunities are equally good and it’s just a matter of choice. When it comes to my choice I choose the idea of building an online business because it allows you to acquire some professional skills, learn how to become financially independent and support yourself and your family. Plus you can network with other knowledgeable and experienced people and benefit from them.

  22. I loved what you said about time. That is something I find I have so little of now that I am older and have a little family of my own. When I was straight out of school I had so much time on my hands, imagine what I could have done with it!
    I think you have hit the nail on the head with the opportunities, I really think people think too small and inside the box. There are so many opportunities out there if people just look.
    The way of the world now is certainly to start looking online for business opportunities. The incredible thing I have found is that I live in a tiny little town far away from anything and the job opportunities are so scarce, the pay level here is also incredibly low I don’t know how anyone survives in a local business. Working online takes all this limitations away which is really incredible. You can make money from people on the other side of the world.
    Great post and I will have a look at Wealthy Affiliate, how would you rate their training?
    Kind Regards
    Lynne

  23. Very good info, actually there are tons of people that will be benefited from your posts, so keep up the good work and you will see how many people will come to see your posts, i will tell my brother about it right away, I can garantie he will be interested

  24. Fantastic article!! Today’s youth know more about technology and the internet then any other generation before them. They are able to find their way around the internet on a variety of platforms. Their extensive knowledge in technology alone can help them succeed with an online business. I know many individuals who would give anything to find out more about how the internet works and the numerous devices that we use today to access it. I don’t know about anyone else but I see a profitable online business in helping others discover the many ways to experience and explore the world wide web.

  25. Dear FlorenceKi,

    I would have to say I agree with you, there are so many youth that are so fixated on getting the dream job they never can have.Yet, as you mentioned Time is a key factor to success, going after get rich schemes is never a wise decision to make. Given time over the months or so, much progress can be made if one knows how to exert their time and effort into taking up Internet Marketing.

    It has been thanks to Wealthy Affiliate that I have a Website that I am passionate about and love to write new content on. 🙂
    ~Angel

  26. Hi there,

    Great article you have here. It is unfortunately the case everywhere, that it is hard to find decent jobs. Especially for the youth. Employers want people with experience and unfortunately the youth are just starting out. My daughter is going through this right now. She just graduated high school this year and it has been hard for her to find a decent job. She has plans of going to college next year but even then it will be several years after that before she gets her degree, and that’s not even guaranteeing her a job. Thanks for sharing.

  27. It’s great that I found your article because I do know some teenage friends who are struggling to find work near where I live!

    Cool! You have outlined some great ways to make money online here for people who are unemployed, and Wealthy Affiliate sounds like a perfect option for anyone wanting to build a sustainable online business that generates a monthly income.

    Thank You for this!
    Neil

  28. Hello Florence,

    Great post & straight to the point before i was thinking that building a website needs a programmer & i thought before to learn programming to establish my website & then have my own business till i found wealthy affiliate & i found that creating a website will take only couple of minutes, thanks for sharing & wish you all the best :).

    Ehab

  29. I think you are offering some very good advice in your article on opportunities for the unemployed youth. Being humble when approaching those from which you seek guidance (or perhaps even a job) is a very good approach.

    Volunteering is another good one. It’s a chance to do something constructive and positive, as well as learning some new skills in the mix.

    I notice you mention Wealthy Affiliate and online marketing. Not a bad idea for young people to get involved in business online. Many of them like to spend time online anyway. They might as well do something useful with that time and earn some money.

  30. I like the idea of a community of members that help each other in reaching their online success goals. Sharing information that benefits others has always been the best way to get help in return when you need it. I feel it’s difficult to help people when I still have so much to learn but I always help when I can. I truly believe that being honest and generous will pay off eventually.

    • You are right Carolyn. I totally agree with you. That’s why my aim starting this business is to share whatever knowledge I have with regards to doing business online.

  31. This is a great post. Very interesting and it is obvious you put a lot of time and effort into it. I am always on the lookout for opportunities, especially on the web. Wealthy Affiliate is truly a great education resource and hosting platform, I would recommend anybody to check it out and sign up for a membership. It is well worth the money, I have learned so much in such a short amount of time.

  32. This is definitely an opportunity for me. I always wanted to eventually end up earning passive income or home business so I don’t have to work at a traditional work force. I never thought this opportunity will come so soon as I have discovered Wealthy Affiliate. I am still new at this, but it’s great learning about all of this so I don’t have to think about going to a 9 to 5 job to make income.

    • You are right Joon. We are lucky to learn from Wealthy Affiliate. I have many friends who are still paying very high fee to attend internet marketing workshop. And many of them regret doing so. Hope we are able to introduce WA to more people.

  33. I really savor the possibility of building your income around your passion. And in todays world it feels more possible than ever.

    My only worry is the technical aspect to be honest.
    But lets say I get my mind around that, would I be able to keep up with the training?

    • Definitely. Actually, there is not much technical skills involved in creating a website. Everything is so simplified with Wealthy Affiliate. You definitely can make it.

  34. First glance site seems legit, nice post about wealthyaffiliates! clean crisp design as well. Your information is really well put together, I’d suggest a better title layout but other than that the initial layout and posts are nice. Maybe get a site icon to it is really easy. through your account settings I’m pretty sure.

    • Thanks for the nice comment. You are the 1st person to comment on my site layout. Well, so far my readers seem happy with it. I will just stick to what it is now.

  35. Affiliate marketing is a great way to earn an extra or even a fulltime income online. It can take a while before you start to earn any significant income but if you press on you will make it.

    Unemployment on the other hand is not a good position to be into and Wealthy Affiliate might just be the answer to it.

  36. Great read Florence,
    I think youth today should definitely start building their own Online Business. One can never be too sure of the economy, its fine today and it can go down tomorrow.

    I wish I had come across this article of yours while I was studying, I would have made some extra income and wouldn’t have burdened my parents with debts.

    • Lol… It’s never too late to start. Just need to be persistent and work hard to achieve our goal. Wish you all the best. Do let me know if you need any assistance.

  37. I have recently joined Wealthy Affiliate and am very impressed with it. The guys there teach you everything you need to know to make a successful website. They also give you the opportunity to create your website while you learn. I highly recommend WA. They have taught me so much.

  38. Great post! These are excellent ideas for the unemployed youth. I agree, teenagers can be so focused on their career choice and the colleges they want to get into without even considering all of their options.

    I wish I would’ve stopped to look at all my options before going straight to college after high school graduation. I might’ve considered more business opportunities early on.

    Looking for volunteer opportunities is definitely a great idea for unemployed youth. You can gain so much experience and knowledge from volunteering at different places. And a lot of jobs now look at your volunteer work when considering to hire you.

    I’ll share your ideas with teenagers I know. Thank you for sharing these ideas.

    Weston

    • Lol.. how I wished I found Wealthy Affiliate way earlier. Guess we need to work extra harder to make things happen. Cheers!

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