If you are new to job hunting, or just realized that you must find a job now, there is no time for panic. First of all, assess your skills. Do you have up to date computer skills? If not, you can take courses at your local community college, or for even lower cost classes, try your local high school (night classes for adults). Do you have recent volunteer experience which might point you in a work direction?For example,volunteering at a school might lead you to applying to work at a school.
There are also quick and easy ways to raise money. Have a garage sale, either alone, or with a neighbor. In this poor economy, sales at thrift shops and garage sales are way up, as more people are looking for bargains. If you have lots of furniture to get rid of, you might consider a consignment shop, which typically splits its proceeds with you. A good one in my area is The Village Treasure House http://www.villagetreasurehouse.com/.