Either you find it and are bringing in income or you don't and no money is coming in. Yet, for many reasons, the search for work has become way too complex. Once you cut through that complexity, you are bound to bounce back to making a buck. Eventually, as you develop the habit of simplification, you will be able to land better and better earning opportunities.
In the book "Simple," Alan Siegel and Irene Etzkorn defeine "simplicity" as "cutting to what matters." Here you can order that book from Amazon.com.
What matters in a search for a job or customers/clients for your business is how much you have to or want to make. That simplifies what you will go after.
Once I got that down, I stopped answering crazy ads on Craigslist which paid peanuts. Through trial and error I figured out that the money I wanted would be provided by established organizations. Just as "What Color Is Your Parachute" dictates, I sent out unsolicited pitch letters. The right money came in. It's still coming in. Yes, it's that simple.
Also part of simplification is boiling down your experience and skills to what you want to sell. If you don't want to sell your six months as a security guard then forget about that. Gear your resume, cover letter, and how you present yourself on interviews to what you figure is worth selling. When I was down and out it was worth selling the contract work I had done in loss prevention.
As things improved, I dumped that from my resume. Yes, I simplified. The same applies to you. As things get better or worse, you keep distilling the essence of what others will buy. Here in Tucson, Arizona there isn't a big demand for dog walkers as there had been in the Northeast. Given that nobody is buying that, you eliminate that service from your "menu," that is, resume and cover letter.
Takeaway Question: What bits and pieces of complexity are preventing you from getting the work you want or need?