You don't need a fancy degree anymore.
Or a huge network.
Or live in a major city.
What you need though, is the ability to give good advice.
Because good advice is what gets you hired.
So how do you give good advice?
By knowing what you're talking about...
And the only way to know what you're talking about, is to have already done the things you're talking about...
So how can you do all of those things if no one hires you?
By doing small projects on the side.
Where you can learn the ins and outs.
With low risk.
And little upfront investment.
Like selling orange juice, for example...