One of the most popular advice suggestions for those who have lost a job is to look at this as a chance to start their own business, that if they had dreamed about doing this "some time" then perhaps now would be the time. One way many people do this is by taking advantage of a franchise opportunity to start their own business.
Many times this is less expensive and less of a risk than starting a business of your own from scratch. You may think of franchises as being related primarily to the food industry, but that is very far from the case. From Automotive to franchises that specialize in services for Women, there are thousands of different franchise opportunities out there.
If I could find one for political blogging? I'd be ready.