We all know things are tough at the minute.
Businesses are laying staff off or closing down altogether, contractors are finding less clients and people are finding it hard to make ends meet. And it’s probably going to get worse before it gets better.
So here’s an idea. A call to action, if you like.
If you’re a business owner that’s in the position to help, reach out to your community. Those contacts you build up every day of the week? Use them. Use their knowledge and expertise. Offer them contract work.
You don’t even have to worry about advertising costs. Use the tools that you’re using to make these connections in the first place.
- Put a call out on Twitter. If you see someone doing this, re-tweet it.
- Write a blog post about who you need and why (or have a Skills Needed page with your current requirements).
- Use your LinkedIn connections.
Yes, going local is always preferable and should be your first port of call. But that’s not always an option, which is where your community comes in.
We often count on our community for so many things. How about helping them out at the same time we count on them?