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Making the easiest way to come about a living

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posted on Jan, 3 2010 @ 12:05 PM
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"Making the easiest way to come about a living"

What are you going to do for money for living? Can you make a way that is easy to follow that will bring a person to money for a living? If so, then spell it out for us all. I'd like to see where this topic goes in the name of money for a living.
It takes money to survive these days, you know? So show some ideas please. If we survive, then you survive. If you survive, then we survive. Survival works best when we come together on ways to make it in life.

[edit on 3-1-2010 by Tormentations]




posted on Jan, 3 2010 @ 12:19 PM
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Awesome thread i had the same idea in mind star n flag*
Me, I work for a cvs pharmacy, shift supervisor management, which i HATE* I like the work, but thiers so much abuse, red tape, yelling ,screaming, people who dont work hard stand around, hires illegal immigrants, bringing in thier freinds, basically a business that does discriminate, sexually as well. SEx is in fact, promoted and encouraged to climb the ropse...countelss managers going up have had to sleep wtih pharmacy women, in order to get the job. its run somwhat by perverts with money on thier mind.
I do wanna go bak to school, get certified in soemthing as it is limited, but make a higher income, computer tech, vet or dental assitant, i just wnat out of buisiness flat out...plus they cut yuor hours,a nd give em to the ones that dont deserve it..been through hell here.



posted on Jan, 3 2010 @ 12:34 PM
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Easy money usually means dirty money.

So, even if I knew, I wouldn't tell. I'd rather survive with someone who is willing to work hard and does his part for our survival.

Sorry.



posted on Jan, 3 2010 @ 01:29 PM
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Search Craigslist and/or your local classifieds. Find items that people are giving away and sell them at your local pawn shop. If you're really adventurous you can check garbage cans too.



posted on Jan, 3 2010 @ 04:33 PM
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The easiest way, I think cause I havent tried it yet, is to be a street entertainer with an instrament and a lunch box to collect money from people who dig your tune. I plan on trying it out with a few different instraments. Next instrament to get on my list and add to my small instraments, is a hermonica.

I figure if only I can get a buck from about 20 strangers a day for 6 days a week, I'll make about $480 a month. Times 6 months = $2880. Nice. Add a lil hustle in it and surely get more.



posted on Jan, 4 2010 @ 06:31 PM
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Originally posted by Sinter Klaas
Easy money usually means dirty money.

So, even if I knew, I wouldn't tell. I'd rather survive with someone who is willing to work hard and does his part for our survival.

Sorry.


I love how the guy that had nothing to add to the topic gets the most stars. Hilarious, and sadly about par for the course these days.

Sorry as this post is off-topic, but I couldn't help but comment on the state of mind seen all too often on ATS lately.



posted on Jan, 9 2010 @ 09:16 AM
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Oh crap !!


@ Tormentation.
I'd like to apologize to you. I totally screwed up by giving my opinion on what i thought i read.
I assumed you asked for easy money. I just find out you meant an easy way to make money for survival.

Sorry !!



posted on Jan, 9 2010 @ 09:21 AM
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The saddest thing about this "we need money to survive" notion is that we don't.

The only thing we absolutely need an income to pay is taxes. Everything else can be created, farmed, harvested just as it has been for thousand of years.

Bring along taxes and suddenly simply living is impossible.


 
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posted on Jan, 9 2010 @ 09:21 AM
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Id grow the "God" plant.

Its an appetite stimulate, anti-depressant, sleep inducer, pain killer, time passer, illness preventer, able to produce fuel, able to make food, able to make clothing and rope...yeah, its something that always sells itself.



posted on Jan, 9 2010 @ 11:48 AM
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The thing about making a "living" is that you can never stop. A living implies doing work or labor in exchange for a sum of money which you will then use to pay for the necessities of life. (Minus all required taxes of course).

The way around this, or another option, is to make a "life". Making a life for yourself in the traditional sense means using your labor and work to provide your own necessities without the requirement of many middlemen and the exchange of money.

Now certainly, in our society you can't just up and decide one day that you're not going to work for money anymore and be done with it. Of course, when we talk about making a "life" we need to consider how to obtain the initial materials and resources required so that we can survive on our own. They don't want to make it easy for us but if you're determined, you can do it without a lifetime of servitude and economic slavery.

Knowledge is power and if you're willing, you can learn all it takes to live and thrive in an environment where little or no money is required and as a result be happier that you ever imagined you could be.

But first the leg work. Again, I'm not going to suggest you can accomplish the following without an initial investment unless you're some kind of extreme survivor man. But I bet the type of investment required is less than you think.

Let's start with housing. Did you know that it's very possible to build your own home for less that $8000? Some do it for significantly less but either way, once we can establish a small savings investment (which by no means should take years) we can be on our way.

Here's an example of a comfortable cabin built for less than $8000.











We also need the home to be self sustainable which for our intended purposes, is a lot less of an investment that what would be required to run all the amenities in your average household. We simply have nowhere near the same power requirements.

Next is land. Another investment required here but a lot less than the $8000 needed to build a home. Especially if you are way out of the way where acreage is extremely cheap. Of course, no "normal" person would want to buy land in the middle of nowhere, close to zero amenities, but it's perfect for our needs.

From there we move onto food. Here's where knowledge really means a lot. The average person has no idea of the thousands of wild edibles/foragables that are available in most areas of the continent. Go find some books, start practicing foraging and then gardening. To this we can complement it with fishing and hunting if you are so inclined. Many things to learn but many rewards to reap if you are dedicated.

When you learn how to grow and find food and do it well, then you're certainly on your way. Then comes the many methods of storing and preserving foods; which is important especially if you are in a winter climate.

* This is just a broad overview of a certain way to go about it. And by it I mean "life". Many people would abhor the work and chores involved in this kind of life, while others consider these ways the actual act of living. And in no way does this way of life preclude you from making cash if you so choose to buy specific 21st century materials/goods to improve one’s quality of life from time to time. The only difference if that how you chose to do it will be on your terms, using your skills, the same ones you use to live. For instance if I decide I want to buy a lamp that charges via solar power in the day so I can have portable light at night, then I can manage to do so without too much concern.

It goes without saying that if you like the city life, the conveniences that go with it, the occasional show at the cinema, out at a restaurant every once in awhile, buying yourself "treats" every once in a while, then this is probably not for you. Not yet anyways.

One regret I have is that I wish I had started to prepare for this (knowledge wise) when I was in my early twenties, so that after a few years of research and study (and saving money) I would be ready to make a natural move to this lifestyle.

Once you get caught up in the "race" and the chase for commercial goods and toys you soon find yourself accumulating debt faster than you'd expect. This debt, as we should all know by now, works VERY well at limiting our options.

Again, I want to be clear that in no way is this an “easy” way out. There’s A LOT to learn and a lot of work involved but the work entails you working for yourself and not someone else so you can “afford” to live. If you are interested, like many people are, find like minded people and work together to achieve it. Help each other learn and work towards it. Your experiences will be that much better and the sooner you can start to REALLY live.



posted on Jan, 9 2010 @ 12:24 PM
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Originally posted by StrangeBrew


Knowledge is power and if you're willing, you can learn all it takes to live and thrive in an environment where little or no money is required and as a result be happier that you ever imagined you could be.



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I agree , here are some good books to start off with.

I bought these books and have read through 3 of them allready.

I bought them at chapters online, here in Canada.

I highly recommend "All flesh is grass" and "Gardening When It Counts: Growing Food in Hard Times". So much great information and easy to understand.

1. The Backyard Homestead: Produce all the food you need on just 1/4 acre! - 1 @ $17.12 (In Stock)

2. The Compost Specialist: The Essential Guide to Creating and Using Garden Compost, and Using Potting - 1 @ $10.95 (In Stock)

3. Breed Your Own Vegetable Varieties: The Gardener's and Farmer's Guide to Plant Breeding and Seed Sav - 1 @ $24.09 (In Stock)

4. All Flesh Is Grass - 1 @ $20.95 (In Stock) "highly recommend this book if you are going to have any kind of livestock"

5. Gardening When It Counts: Growing Food in Hard Times - 1 @ $15.96 (In Stock) "Also highly recommend this book as well ! "

6. Root Cellaring: Natural Cold Storage of Fruits & Vegetables - 1 @ $15.96 (In Stock)



posted on Jan, 9 2010 @ 12:52 PM
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Nice framing on your cabin there strangebrew. I’m doing something similar for bug out and recreation purposes.
If I could just add that I remember years ago watching a documentary type series about a group of families that were put out on the prairie with just the tools and supplies a settler going west would of had to get started with back in the 1800’s. They were not allowed to be in contact with people outside of there controlled environment except for when they went to town once or twice a month. In town they where allowed to sell there crafts, pies, etc. for money. The one family that produced the most income was the family that knew how to distill alcohol. He made a still behind his barn and would produce a few gallons a month of life’s magic elixir, keep some for his rheumatism, and sell the rest.
Knowledge and the ability to think out side of the box are the most important skills required to make a living in any environment.
Have a nice day



posted on Jan, 9 2010 @ 07:05 PM
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first reduce what you need to live.
most people in modern society,myself included, have problems differentiating between want and need.
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do a little research on the bushmen and other tribes of hunter gatherers.
reduce your needs.

still working on the second bit,the actual make money part.
fisherman
flea market-ebay

but i have a two person sea kayak a tent and fishing gear to bug out with.I'd rather face the whole SHTF situation safely at sea


[edit on 9-1-2010 by the_grand_pooh-bah]



posted on Jan, 14 2010 @ 07:47 AM
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Anything that makes you profit on the basic level

For example if you make sandwhiches in your home (which by law in UK would have to be checked out by some health group)

You could make the sandwhiches yourself (bread, butter, filling) for quite cheap package them, then phone up the local offices or even visit them ask the reception what the workers do during lunch do they go out? Be nice to them, they are your way in.

If you get in you can sell your sandwhiches at profit, and people will buy them because they are available without having to get off their butt.

After a while you could even set up a meal deal

If you get a few office's which are local and there are say 30 people per office who want to buy your sandwhiches you could make £30 per office in one day just selling them at £1 per pack which is lower then any supermarket sells them

What you need is

Yellow Pages
Sandwhich packaging
Filling
Butter/Margarine
Bread
Phone
Motivation



[edit on 14-1-2010 by TheNewKid]



posted on Jan, 14 2010 @ 02:44 PM
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I'm glad I read through this thread! There wasn't much of an OP, and the question is age old and worn out, and the responses started off the way I anticipated, but it quickly turned to some useful and interesting stuff!!

Thanks NewKid, Reevster, and especially Strangebrew!!

Adding some Stars and Flag now!



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