posted on Jul, 16 2006 @ 02:14 AM
I do know my husband has recieved an average of $10 a month from NFO surveys. I decided to try some more survey sites that were recommended from
another person. I signed up for 7 so far, and I hope they turn out all right. I didn't pay anything to join them.
The one I doubt I'll get any survey's from, since I wasen't willing to give out a unique identification number such as a SS# or drivers license#.
The surveygain site has caught my attention. If I could sign up for a bunch of different survey sites that actually pay, I think I would stand to make
a little extra money. If anyone has tried them, please let us know if they are any good or not. At least send me a U2U.
I have been trying to google them, but so far I only found other referral sites and a thread that no longer exists. If I find anything, I'll post.
Envelope stuffing is a scam for sure. I lost good money on that. This is what happened to me. I bought into it. I recieved the information telling me
to replicate what they sent to me. Basically resell that information by placing ads. I have heard others have you place ads asking the people to send
a dollar and a self addressed stamped envelope for the information. It is a ripoff.
If you really want to stuff things, then either find a job at a local newspaper that doesn't have a stuffing machine. Yes, they are still out there.
Where I use to live our local paper had people stuff the papers with ads.
Or more likely look into getting into mail order. There are probablly various ways to do so. One is to get into an MLM type company, advertise their
product, and have people send you a SASE, and you can send them more information about your product/opportunity with a contact number. I know one
company sent me a thick book of all hype about the company that was obvisouly made by the company. This person just had you call and leave your name,
number and address on the voice mail box. You could possibly sell an information product that way.
Doing this online, would be going the affiliate route. There is money to be made if you know how to market and get people to see your site. I read
about it, but never have the unction or drive to do it. Take your favorite hobby or thing to do. Make a small site about it. It could be anything from
your favorite line of clothes, makeup, to how to play the best round of golf. Write up some informaional articles about what you like, tips and tricks
you know and have learned over the years, links to other informational sites about the same thing, and basically make it a hub for that particular
thing. Then go to affiliates either directly or through places like commission junction and place affiliate ads on the site. Then market like
You may have seen selling SMC. That is a ligt company, and you can make money with them if you can target the right people, and are good at sales.
They do have some very good products. I would have bought some of the items myself, if I had the money to do so and the room to put them somewhere. I
love the angels and animals they had when I was with them. I tried, but I don't live in the right area. You can either sell the items at retail or
wholesale prices. The only other possible drawback is that there are constantly more and more people selling the exact same items, since they are
constantly advertising for more and more sales people.
My mom is an antique dealer for over 20 years. Her and my dad faced cutbacks, layoffs, and jobs that really didn't pay the bills. How they started
was she had a love for collectables and antiques and is a natural packrat. They started by going to yard sales, picking up items, and reselling those
items at fleamarkets. As they did this more and more often, they went from flea markets to antique shows. They read up on pricing and what was what.
For awhile she owned a store, but it wasen't is a good location. She went back to the shows. She also did some appraising and estate sales. Now they
only do shows, but have added artifical fruits. They found a wholesaler that has the best artifical fruits that I have ever seen in my entire life.
The fruit looks real. The only way I know it isn't is by picking it up. Very lightweight.
I guess to make money at a home business or self employment, we need to figure out what we love to do, want to do, and are willing to do. Then we need
to find a nitch market in that area. Once we are able to do that, we can make some money.
Some of the stories I read are inspireing. One man went to his local music store and bought all their bargin bin music CD's for $2.00 to $5.00, and
put them on ebay starting at 99 cents each. He said he usually got store prices for them, unless he happened to pick up ones that were more rare or
couldn't be found in other areas of the country.
Another story I read was a lady who took her passion and know how for making candles and turned it into a business making special candles that could
look like anything from a dolphin to an old fashioned Icecream soda.
There is another lady who homeschools her kids. She now sells cirriculum books to other homeschoolers.
I think for most of us it is trying to figure out how to take what we know and love to do and turn it into something you can make money with.
I got this idea from watching the home and gardening TV. I love the home improvement shows. I have seen so many times where they take an old table,
repaint it, sometimes put decorations on it, or spraypaint a design with stencils, and the piece comes out beatuifully. Where they can take some old
pieces of boards, use wood from broken down furniture, and/or even doors to remake it into something else such as shelves, tables, or cabnets. If you
were good enough with hamering and creativity, you could haul away for free broken furniture, go to scrap yards, and etc and get free wood. Make
unique peices of furniture to sell. I'm not good enough, and don't have the space to do anything like that though.
As I said sometimes the hard part is how you can make money with what you love to do. Sometimes you don't love to do anything, and are wondering what
you would just like to do and be happy doing.
Good luck with finding something.