posted on May, 26 2006 @ 05:44 AM
There's lots of money out there, you've just got to commit yourself to getting your cut of it.
In my case, I know how to run some heavy equipment, and I aint afraid to bust my butt in 110+ degree heat, so as long as there is work (there should
be since people dont normally take jobs down here in the summer if they can avoid it) I can make 30/hour- god bless the union
I may try my hand at freelance reporting... I can be a real persistent pain in the butt and my local paper couldn't cover politics to save its life.
So I may try to string for them if they'll take my stories.
Then there's the creative stuff. Some people make a bundle trading, repairing, etc from dollar stores, penny savers, ebay, etc. Hear about that guy
who bartered his way up from a novelty giant paper clip to a years free rent on a duplex using Craigslist?
Then there's my favorite: cars. You've gotta search a lot for a good buy- one that's hard on the eyes and has fixable probelms. Hit it hard with
rubbing compound, a hot glue gun, cleaning supplies, etc, tune it up, and boom- if you played your cards right you can turn around 500-1,000 dollars
profit on a junk car with a weeks work. Not that it's easy. A bad buy can really screw you, and selling isn't always easy. Not to mention how much
looking and haggling you've got to do to get a deal you can make money on- though towing companies are usually a decent bet, because when they get
the lein on one they've only got 500 bucks or so to recoup, and the rest is just gravy to them.
I'm gonna be trying a lot of hare-brained schemes this summer in addition to actually working. I've got a pretty nice little starwars collection
that's coming due to be sold I think, but I'm going to try and maximize my profit by trading for goods or services instead of cash. An item that
might fetch 100 dollars might just as easily fetch a used laptop or someone's ex-husband's tool chest.
No stone unturned and all that- I been working on this girl lately- we're great together but there's a definate gap in class and looks. She goes
back to Japan for the summer and when she comes back next semester I mean to have that gap closed up at least a little.