When I was in my early twenties, I was riding high on the very tiptop of the dot com bubble. I ran a small Internet business, and the world was my oyster. Then came the bubble burst of 2001 and subsequent recession. It was at that time I heard the phrase, "The best time to start a business, is during a recession," for the first time. However, I didn't see the true value in that statement until six years later.
In 2007, at the end of one career and the beginning of another, I found myself smack dab in the middle of yet another recession. Suddenly, I found value in the statement I had held on to for six years. I became job maker, not a job taker. I realized that I didn't just need a second income; I needed income streams and creating multiple streams of residual income sounded particularly attractive. I sat down at my computer, let my fingers do the walking and found five ways to get the multiple streams of income I deserved, recession or no recession.