Need to make some extra income!

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  1. D_N Flay Table

    D_N Flay Table New Member

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    any ideas?
    Has anyone done anything from home that actually made them money?
     
  2. Principessa

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    Yes, but then I found out that it wasn't legal in New Jersey . . . just Nevada. :tongue: j/k When you think of something let me know because I've been looking too.:frown1:
     
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    i LOVE my job.. but being a commissioned sales person right now is really rough..
    little help economy?!
     
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    Oh, I have lots of ideas, but they're all filthy, and I'm not sure if they're all entirely legal. :tongue:
     
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    This something my sister does on amazon(dot)com.

    She goes to the local (wallyworld) when ever they have non-advertised clearances. Useally on thursdays. And buys damn near alll they have on major marks-downs. Especially toys and electroinics. Takes all that home and sells. Saturday 3/21/09 when I talked to her she said she was getting 20 orders a day. She does not make a killing but makes enough to make ends meet.
     
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    oh novice... why am i not surprised? :wink:


    that's a really good idea! i should do that too.

    might i suggest selling stuff on eBay is always a great way to make some extra cash as well. i sell my school books on eBay/half.com. you can always try selling other stuff too, like dvds, furniture, clothes, shoes, etc. i'm sure you've got tons of stuff lying around :smile:
     
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    I make a (very humble) living working from home writing and doing research on the internet, but it probably pays about 40-80% less than you're making now. I live a life of monastic simplicity (except for the celibacy thing, which isn't me at all).

    I don't do this because it's easier, it's because I no longer have the emotional, intellectual or physical wherewithal to work a high-volume, high-pressure shark-tank commission sales environment anymore: been there, done that for 25 years. When I stopped, it was like a weight had been lifted off my shoulders.

    But I had to give up driving, for instance, and learned to eat on a monthly food budget that eliminates almost all meat (about $75 per month). It's a whole other way of living (and takes a lot of adjustment), but it's possible to live within very diminished means if you either need it or want it badly enough. It helps that I was never very materialistic to begin with, and that I never placed my value as a person on what I earned, even when it was good money.

    For me, it was a health thing. But it involved letting go of a lot of ego-driven "needs" and a total reassessment of my priorities. Almost four years later, I've adjusted quite well.
     
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    i run a small home-made soap business out of my place. make in the kitchen, use what is meant to be a breakfast nook for curing, packaging and shipping. most sales are handled over the intorwebz but i do deal with small salons and boutique type shops.

    comic books. started with a twisted sense of humor, a second hand printer and staple gun. turns out xrated comics and insanity with text bubbles sells pretty good. it's gotten big enough to support a healthy merch based income. no longer strictly diy or in house, i use a professional printing service, but distribute my damn self. the web site bring in money with advertising. also sell prints and original art work when i need to.

    none of this is huge, i still have side job that i love. i also keep things pretty simple as far as my lifestyle. so i don't need much and i'm happy with what i have. to make more money i would have to put more time into it, something i don't have the interest or ablity to do right now.

    ml
     
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    have u ruled out escort? cuz i think u'd do well, ur hot.:biggrin1:
     
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    See, stacy? I'm not the only one! (see post below)
    :tongue::tongue::tongue:

     
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    I've used this site before. They're all legit jobs. You won't make a fortune doing this sort of stuff, but every bit helps! Good luck!
     
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    DJG,

    There is something about AdSense (Google) that people have been using to make money. I'm not sure what it is but it seems legitimate and people make a lot of money doing it.

    The thing is a lot of people charge you to give you the info. Only a small amount like £0.99 or $0.99 ish. But still, that makes me wary.

    Apparently you get some automated software that repeatedly clicks links for you and makes you money? I don't know.

    Just looked it up and I think you need a website first:

    http://www.2createawebsite.com/money/google-adsense.html

    Of course setting one up is relatively cheap and quick. Designing it/making it function is not. Of course there are html / webpage generators you can use.

    Ebay IMO charge too much in fees. It seems to me that after all is said and done ebay and paypal combined take 10% of the gross amount. Seems very high to me.

    Amazon I think have less heavy fees. But you can make some small and quick cash selling your old stuff.
     
  13. whatireallywant

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    I'll have to look into this myself!

    Other ideas: mowing lawns, dog walker, house/pet sitter, driving and errand running (probably mainly for the elderly and/or disabled), etc. I've thought about doing all these things myself. Except they'd have to have their own lawn mower since I don't have one (don't need one - I live in an apartment), and I would be concerned about the wear and tear on my car if I did the driving thing a lot - my car has over 100,000 miles on it and sometimes makes funny noises (but I can't afford whatever repairs it might need so I'm just hoping it's nothing major!)... but my car is paid for, so hey!

    I need to advertise to do the above things... although I do know someone who later on I might be house/pet sitting for him while he's back in the Middle East. But of course hopefully by then I'll have a decent enough income without doing that, only because he lives on the other side of town from me.
     
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    At this point I'd do anything myself... :)
     
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    Go to Amazon and do a search on "Mechanical Turk." It's basically a bunch of short tasks like transcribing data or filling out questionnaires. You earn chump change per job, but it's something you can do if you're just sitting on your duff at home. You rack up enough money and Amazon will either send you a direct deposit or a gift certificate good for Amazon products. I used to pick up an occasional video game for my grief.
     
  16. Jason

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    An easy option that works is sell your clutter on eBay. You can shift just about anything. Books are usually better through Amazon however.

    Stage two is ask relatives and friends to have a clear out and donate their clutter to you for you to sell.

    Unless you are already living the life of a hermit you can probably make a few hundred dollars or whatever simply getting rid of stuff you will never miss. You could investigate become a commission seller on eBay for people who are not computer literate (you sell it for them, for a percentage). You might find somewhere you can buy some stuff cheap enough to sell on at a profit (though this takes some doing).

    This is boring stuff, but legal and ethical and with a pretty certain return.
     
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    You are cute and hung...with your looks, you should have a house free and clear in Laguana. So how can you make money? Hmmmmmm
     
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    How do I get into doing the whole camming for cash thing? PM me :D
     
  20. Principessa

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    Nope, not yet. Not unless you count the 3 months I had to be on welfare when I was in NJ. :frown1: Have you tried www.snagajob.com ?

    Wait a second, you mean I can get paid for that?!?! :eek: Damn! All this time I been sucking dick for free. :irked: Or as I like to say, 'just for the taste of it.' :wink::biggrin1:

    Hmm, I will have to look into that.
     
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