For you to be really recession proof you need to have a variable stream of income. When you are working at a job then you can only have the one stream of income. If you are married and your wife has a job then that is two streams of income. If either you or your wife is let go from your jobs then that could be a problem.
The best way to have different streams of income these days are on the Internet. Affiliate marketing is one way to obtain different streams of income. With affiliate marketing you can market more than one product at a time.
As with anything in life you have to start at the beginning. Depending on how much computer knowledge you have determines how much you will need to learn. If you can spend one or two hours per day learning how to market your product then with in a few months you can start making money. This may sound like a long time but this is not a get rich quick job. It takes time just like everything else that is worth doing.
The first order of business is to find your niche product. This may be the hardest part of the job. On the other hand you may have a hobby that you do and that can be your niche. One way or the other you need to research and find out what niche you want to start with.
It is best to be a small player in a large market. If no one is selling anything in the niche you want, then the odds are that you will not be able to find an affiliate product for that niche.
Go to Click Bank and check the products they provide and see if one of their products will work as your niche product. If you find a product on Click Bank then go to Google and enter the name of the product to see how much competition you have. Competition means people are making money with that product.
The next thing you need is to make a list of keywords for your product. Keywords are the words or phases people enter for a search engine. Google Keywords and Key Word Tracker are two good places to start your search.
There is a lot of work involved in making a living on the Internet when you begin. But once you put in the required time and learn what you need then the rest is somewhat easy. Most people fail in affiliate marketing because they do not spend the time needed to learn.
Affiliate marketing can be a way to obtain different screams of income in a recession or at any other time. You have to invest the time needed to learn what is required of you to be successfully.