The global economic recession that is still going strong has caused many problems in the every day lives of millions of people.
You see, when there is a recession, a lot of businesses and companies will inevitably go under, which of course results in the people working for them losing their jobs.
Even the ones that don't go under, are usually forced to downsize and fire people, or to drastically reduce the salaries of the people working for them.
In any case, on thing is for sure: a lot of people are looking for jobs, some are even looking for second jobs that they can take on the side, in order to increase their cash flow and keep up with their mortgage payments and other expenses.
Finding a job, let alone a second one, is one of the hardest things during a recession, as evidenced by the unemployment rates in many countries who have been raised exponentially over the last few years.
With that in mind, a lot of people are looking for other ways to make some money and most of them are turning towards the so called work at home jobs.
These jobs allow you to be your own boss and work from the comfort of your home and depending on how much time you can dedicate to them, they can be extremely lucrative.
Now, when talking about a work at home job, most people will definitely think of pyramid schemes or of Tupperware shows and ladies who sell cosmetics to other women.
The truth is though, that thanks to the internet and the fact that our lives have pretty much gone all digital nowadays, there are some new and unique job opportunities for people looking to make some money while working from home.
All it takes is a simple Google search and you'll see that there is a very wide variety of at work at home jobs for you to take up and some of them, can be quite lucrative.
One of the most popular work at home jobs nowadays is internet marketing.
It's a really simple and low risk since it doesn't require any start up capital.
An internet marketer becomes affiliated with a large online retailer, like Amazon for example, and he or she starts a blog or a web site promoting certain products.
For every sale or person that gets referred to the retailer by this site or blog, the marketer will get a small amount of money.
Think of it as being a salesman who works on commission.
With social media like Facebook and Twitter being so popular and prominent nowadays, someone who can dedicate a lot of time on this unique home job, can earn a lot of money each month.
Some other popular work at home jobs, include becoming a so called "partner" in sites such as YouTube.
If you are talented at film making you can upload your videos and should they get enough views, those web sites will actually pay you every time someone clicks on one of them.
You can also start a blog or a web site and put some ads on it.
Every time someone clicks on one of those ads, you will get some money.
Those are just some examples of jobs that you can do from your home, simply by using your skills, your computer and the internet.
You can definitely find some work at home jobs that fit your skills and interests and should you dedicate some time on them, they may even become your main source of income.
What could be better than becoming your own boss?