Here are some ways to make money during a recession

Sometimes the economy does go down, but we don't need to go down as well. Here are some ways to make money during a recession.


The recession might be a complicated time for many people, however, there doesn’t mean that aren’t some opportunities.

In this article, we are going to be looking for 3 proven ways to make some money during a recession.

Keep in mind that these options do not is 100% sure, it all depends on how the recession is unfolding, but most importantly, on your own capacity to make your strategy works.

Without further ado, let’s make some money.

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Buying low and selling high is the goal of every investor. A recession-related stock market decline may present a good opportunity for bargain hunters.

While the first and second quarters’ GDP contractions weren’t too severe, equities have already dropped significantly.

The S&P 500 has seen its worst first-half performance since 1970 with a 20% decline in the first half of 2022.

Investors looking to buy shares on the cheap may want to exercise caution and concentrate on businesses that can survive a recession.

For instance, during the 2008 Great Recession, Warren Buffett bought large quantities of stock in the food juggernaut Kraft Foods (which eventually merged with Heinz to form Kraft Heinz) and the electric utility NRG Energy (NRG).

The S&P 500 actually increased by 3.7% on average during the 13 recessions since 1945, according to Hartford Funds.

To begin investing, you don’t require a large sum of money. Some investment programs even let you purchase shares in fractions for however much money you choose to spend.

Real Estate

During a recession, real estate presents yet another potentially profitable option.

A decline in real estate values is not always a sign of a recession. However, one particular element—interest rates—could halt the real estate market’s rising trend.

The Fed is currently rapidly boosting its benchmark interest rates to rein in soaring inflation. Real estate is negatively impacted by higher interest rates.

People hesitate to borrow money to buy a house or an investment property when borrowing costs are high.

Sam Zell, a real estate tycoon also known as the “Grave Dancer,” amassed wealth by purchasing properties when no one else was interested.

When the economy entered a recession in 1973, a lot of loans defaulted, which caused the real estate market to crash. In that situation, Zell was able to purchase a portfolio of premium homes for a sizable discount.

A price decline brought on by the recession may be a favorable entry moment if you have been considering investment properties in recent years.

Modern services make it simple for you to enter the real estate market, regardless of how much (or how little) money you have to spend.

Start your own business

Not everyone aspires to launch their own company. However, 47% of millionaires are business owners, according to The Economist.

Being an entrepreneur is challenging, and starting a business during a downturn when other companies may be closing their doors can be intimidating. But there are benefits to going against the crowd.

The opportunity to exploit an open field is now. Your competitors are cutting back on marketing and advertising, and some have even started to lay off workers. Some people are satisfied waiting and watching, hoping for the best.

You have a higher chance of securing a place in the market when there is less competition.

Of course, if you aren’t quite ready to leave your job and fully commit to a business idea, consider beginning a “side hustle” first.

There isn’t a secret to being wealthy rapidly. It’s crucial to conduct your own study and first assess your financial status before making any investments, whether they involve stocks, real estate, or starting your own business.

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