I spent many years employed by someone else, letting them decide what kind of life I was able to live. How much I could spend on rent, food clothes and just about controlling every aspect of my life. Fortunately, I have always been a self motivated, and energetic person and decided, enough already! I started my own Painting Company by knocking on doors of houses that looked like they need a paint job. I got a deposit and bought the tools I needed to struggle through the first one. I did a very good job and before I had finished 3 other neighbors approached me to do theirs as well. Many people struggle to make ends meet because they work for another. this will never change unless you are willing to take a chance on yourself! I am by no means saying quit your job immediately and go start a business, there's more to it than that. However, one could start by maybe buying a 4' ladder at a garage sale, some squeegy's from the dollar store, a bucket from anywhere and a couple cut up t-Shirts and go wash windows, develop a route on weekends.When it gets to the point where you are losing money by going to work, it's time to make your move! Most people who work a low wage job are owned, and cheaply! They only give minimum hours to avoid Obamacare Reg's. and your schedule is so screwed up you can't plan anything or get yourself out of the rat race, Self- employment is true freedom and you get to keep the fruits of your labor, not earn the company massive amounts of money and take what they let you have! Power washing is another great way to make fast money. Most independently owned businesses need their sidewalks washed, or people driveways, houses..... You don't even have to own one, they can be rented. There are many ways to do it you just have to be resourceful, and willing to do a good job and the rest will take care of itself. Wouldn't it be nice to not worry about getting laid off? Fired? or just able to walk up to your boss and tell him you can't afford to work for him anymore? It feels great, I have done it and now I have more work than I want to do sometimes. Those who risk nothing gain nothing!