So I’m on the dole and I currently volunteer at a charity shop. Working in retail is nothing unfamiliar to me, and neither is recommending stuff to customers. This one guy comes in, we have a chat, and then I help him decide what donated jewellery pieces look like they could be worn by the Ancient Egyptians and found him a perfect belt to be part of a gothic outfit.
Turns out he’s an ex-copper who is now just starting to become a photographer and is looking through charity shops for props and clothes to use on models and in photos.
So we chat a bit more, thanking me for helping him, and then he gives me a business card of his small business along with his phone number and email printed on it. He also does weddings and parties too.
And then I didn’t think this until the middle of the night: I paint and decorate boxes. And that guy is looking for props. Then it clicked:_ I could email him and ask him if he fancies the idea of me designing a box to his specifications for his photo shoots!!_
I still got his business card and this chance seems too good to be true. I’m visiting the jobcentre on Friday so I may present my idea to my advisor and ask him for advice on part-time self-employment. ((I’m still seeking a permanent part-time job to fall back on just in case.))
What would you guys do?