Unemployment stinks...Here are 3 ways to make cash today... lets all list some ideas

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posted on Sep, 5 2010 @ 11:47 PM
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I love the ideas in this thread!

Not every idea may be a great, or even a good one for extra income, but at least contributing helps promote individual thoughts for yourself!

Here is how I used to earn extra cash when I needed it...

1) Mow lawns. OK, so most people that I encountered already paid a professional lawnkeeper for their services. However, there were plenty of others who would not mind me cutting their grass for any amount they would not mind paying. If you are a people person you can build rapport with them and keep a residual income. This really works especially during the summer months since grass does not grow as much in the winter.

2) Learn about everyday items! Like what? computers, cell phones and cars. There are a LOT of people out there like me who take these things for granted since we know a lot about them one way or another. There are also a LOT of people out there who have no idea about any of these things. So you could offer your services to assist them in maintaining their PC, phone, or car. Most places that charge for their services are grossly overpriced and you could easily undercut them and simultaneously earn an income while saving your client's money. It's a win/win.

3) Offer your personal labor in any way you can think practical. Do you live near a retirement community? know friends who have kids? As one other posted here, you may offer to not only purchase groceries for people, but also offer home cleaning/maintenance, or childcare service, or just spend time with people who need an extra hand. Everyone could use some help at one point or another.

4) Promote local businesses. Advertising is a big thing, and can cost a lot of money. Meet your local business owners and offer to promote on the streets for them for a nominal amount. The best form of advertisement is by word of mouth and especially if you live in a big city you can reach a lot of people. www.vistaprint.com... is a great site for business cards and you can get 250 for free to start with.

That is all I can think of for now.

Keep the great ideas flowing, they are very practical in this day and age!




posted on Sep, 6 2010 @ 12:07 AM
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A freind of mine started a yard sale a few months ago and hasn't stopped it since! She is now taking items from other people and selling them for a commision. Averaging around 80 or more dollars a day now.



posted on Sep, 6 2010 @ 12:15 AM
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Make a blog....talk about your hobbies or anything else on that blog and put some google ads (www.google.com/adsense), on your website and start receiving cash from google.

it is important that your blog receives a lot of visitors, so people will click on those advertisements. This means the articles on the blog need to be interesting and continuously new articles to keep people coming back.

Connect the blog with your facebook, twitter , etc to get the first visitors. Always update your facebook and twitter.

Edit: my wife makes about US$ 600 - US$ 1000 per month with blogs, websites and ads, all from the convenience at home while watching over our kid

[edit on 6-9-2010 by nagabonar]



posted on Sep, 6 2010 @ 01:22 AM
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I quit my "real" job and work online.

There's plenty of ways to make money online, just don't ever pay anyone or any company to show you how.

No ones going to show you how to take money out of their pocket, and if they are charging in the first place, that means their main income is off of "training" not making money online.



posted on Sep, 6 2010 @ 01:28 AM
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play poker. if you are disciplined enough to win 200 a day and quit, it would be the easiest 200 dollar you'll ever make in your life. 99% of the people can't quit at 200, they want more.

personally, poker isn't really gambling. its like blackjack but you get to pick the hand you want to bet on. so, just head down to the local casino, buy 100 bucks in chips and be patient, you just need one -three good hand and you've earned your days pay. just make sure to pay your taxes at the end of the year. i did this for about a year when i injured both of my shoulders, made enough to pay my mortgage and car payment. if your casino offer tournaments, play in it. buy in are usually 50-200 dollars, depending on the number of players, you can win from 500-10,000 bucks within 4-10 hour.

be reminded that not everyone can play poker and not get addicted, so if you find yourself with an urge to rebuy after you've lost your 100 dollars, quit playing, just stop going to casino's altogether. do not play anything but poker, ignore all other games such as blackjack or baccarat etc,....

i feel like i need to say this again: PAY YOUR TAXES, be honest with how much you've won when you do your taxes.

[edit on 6-9-2010 by DOADOA]



posted on Sep, 6 2010 @ 01:57 AM
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1) Borrow or rent a power washer and clean peoples house's, windows, decks, driveways, boats, etc etc. You can charge a lot and you can get the work by going door to door

2) Shovel snow in the winter... its actually really good money if you go to the right neighborhoods.

3) Resell drop shipped items.. bunch of sites you can get products from

4) Play video games
If you are good enough you can challenge people to like $10 matches and if you win you double your money: BeyondGaming.net

5) Learn graphic design and get small gigs to make things like business cards and such for small businesses.. pays well



posted on Sep, 6 2010 @ 02:37 AM
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"Country boy can survive" - Hank Williams Jr.

And I do love that song.



posted on Sep, 6 2010 @ 02:40 AM
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Originally posted by WolfofWar
Get a job?

There may not be jobs out there currently that you would like or you feel fit in your qualification, but that doesn't mean you can't find one. If you claim you can't, you are lying.

But, those alternatives are all fine and great, but instead of just trying to sell oranges and flap-jacks on the street corner or selling your possessions on ebay, you can get back out into the workforce and find a job to provide a steady stream of money.



I don't agree. To me, this world of slavery should not exist, there is absolutely no obligation of anyone to work slave labor, slave wages to pay for lodgings that they already have the right to build and procure.

So, I think its high time to quit working for "the man" as he is a corporate S group snake in the grass to begin with, and needs a huge galactic time out.

Aside from these wonderful ideas, I have a few others, such as sewing, and building looms and wheels, willow furntiure, telescopers, and modding cameras to infared, small appliance repairs, and recycling, also learn to contruct small homes on wheels, green houses.

One can garden, one can tutor, one can create nontoxic, cruelty free make ups, soaps, natural dyes, and art supplies.

Homemade paper, cards, journals.

Radical hip real news papers/news letters, loaded with conspiracy info, delivered to everyone door to door, paid for by local and regional ads. People will advertise with you when they realize its going to everyones door.

Paint up tshirts, flags, signs, coffee mug with anti nwo messages.

Grow food.

Make solar wind generators, sell heritage seeds, health products.

Create solar wind mods for vehicles, mod bikes with solar and batteries.

Paint up thrift shop clothing.

Sell bigger items lay away, no need for a credit card, make the 4-6 payments and item is yours.

Tutor kids in art, painting, crafts.

Rag dolls, anime wigs, hair extensions, radical hand painted hemp tatoos. Paint on tiles, floorcloths, rag rug weaving, craft kits.

Learn blacksmithing, learn old fashioned trades.

Above all, group up with people in the community. List goods and services you wish to replace and help each other quit your jobs. Grow your own food and produce your own energy and reduce your costs, and share a job together for a while, get cooperative. Bring the pyramid crashing down around their knees. Invert it. Power to the people grass roots.

We made them its tim e to unmake them.

Start small local banks like they do in third world for starting businesses and start nonprofits.

Replace their goods, services and newspapers/medias.

Buy and sell from each other and boycott all businesses and banks.

Do away with the controllers. Eventually, done right, and with many going into their back yard shops they will be creating zero poitn energy and showing teenagers how to do it, and advancing backyard sciences, will eventually lead to a high tech moneyless venus project world, grass root. And never give up even if they send the armies out. Shout HELL NO back and mean it.

Create your own circuit boards, print them out, invent things.

And above all, don't give up freeing the people from slavery.

They want an economy to crash, theres can.

Don't be a slave anymore.

[edit on 6-9-2010 by Unity_99]



posted on Sep, 6 2010 @ 02:41 AM
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Originally posted by DOADOA
play poker. if you are disciplined enough to win 200 a day and quit, it would be the easiest 200 dollar you'll ever make in your life. 99% of the people can't quit at 200, they want more.
[edit on 6-9-2010 by DOADOA]


sorry but this is a very bad suggestion. Poker is gambling and the casino ALWAYS have a higher percentage for a chance to win. At blackjack it is 60- 40 in favor of the casino (mathematically proved). There is no way that the chances are same for Casino and player, otherwise all the casinos would go bankrupt soon.

Believe me , i speak of experience and have lost thousands of dollars before I quit gambling

EDIT: the only way to turn around the chances in your favor, is if your mathematical genius and can count cards, but then you would not be jobless isn't it?



[edit on 6-9-2010 by nagabonar]



posted on Sep, 6 2010 @ 02:43 AM
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"3) Sell chickens/ and deliver fresh farm eggs... ...you can use eggs like money... they are BETTER than money! Usually I get more than if I just paid cash."


Hmmmm! Seems that some of the politicians this year said that you could pay your doctor bills with them. Wonder how many chickens or eggs it would take to pay off a visit to the ER with a broken leg?



posted on Sep, 6 2010 @ 02:54 AM
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If people would only get over the hurdle of being locked away in their own boxes and start to talk to each other locally, place a few small free ads, meet up and start a suvivalist group, and really deal with local prosperity and educating others, this could be the time of freedom, and add more numbers. With even a few people contributing to and helping each other get started and getting their own groups going, the could even stop paying rent and start to do this:
www.tumbleweedhouses.com...
homes on wheels, but think of them made a little cheaper than 20,000 or so, made with paper mach/hemp/mineral slurry for light weight strength and canvas coverings, even, and think of a gypsy caravan. create some work space with extra tents, and above all, withdraw from the system, where and if possible.

For sewing options: handsew velcoro style diapers, and other personals, slipcovers, window blinds, cushions, memory quilts, paint up floor cloths, furniture. Think food items if possible, to replace the toxins in the store they are selling. Organic, healthy food.

Reformat computers and repair them.



posted on Sep, 6 2010 @ 03:51 AM
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Ebay used to be fantastic. Then, the options to pay by anything but PAyPal
were instilled. To add insult to injury, the cost of pix,listings,descriptions,
final sale closer costs skyrocketed. For hoots and giggles, I checked out
Ebay the other day, and EVERYTHING was "Buy it Now". What happened to to the whole CONCEPT? Maybe the big shots at Ebay will admit the error of their corporate black hole and revert to the positive power they once created.
I mean really, to turn ebay into "WallBay" completely defeats the whole idea.
Heck, I could just post an ad on Craigslist for free.

If any ATS members know of ANOTHER auction site that I should explore,
please let me know.

I am a 100% positive feedback Ebay Member and am greatly saddened
by the unimaginative corporate ruin of what was once one of The Greatest
Websites of ALL time . The level of trust that I had developed with complete
strangers ALL OVER THE WORLD was truly a magnificent experience.
Maybe we should create our own ATS Bay. How cool would that be?



posted on Sep, 6 2010 @ 04:13 AM
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Originally posted by WolfofWar
Get a job?

There may not be jobs out there currently that you would like or you feel fit in your qualification, but that doesn't mean you can't find one. If you claim you can't, you are lying.

But, those alternatives are all fine and great, but instead of just trying to sell oranges and flap-jacks on the street corner or selling your possessions on ebay, you can get back out into the workforce and find a job to provide a steady stream of money.



Oh good call, fits the thread completely. You are spot on.

/sarcasm

Be-Bow... wrong answer.

Thanks for playing.




posted on Sep, 6 2010 @ 04:57 AM
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Originally posted by nagabonar

Originally posted by DOADOA
play poker. if you are disciplined enough to win 200 a day and quit, it would be the easiest 200 dollar you'll ever make in your life. 99% of the people can't quit at 200, they want more.
[edit on 6-9-2010 by DOADOA]


sorry but this is a very bad suggestion. Poker is gambling and the casino ALWAYS have a higher percentage for a chance to win. At blackjack it is 60- 40 in favor of the casino (mathematically proved). There is no way that the chances are same for Casino and player, otherwise all the casinos would go bankrupt soon.

Believe me , i speak of experience and have lost thousands of dollars before I quit gambling

EDIT: the only way to turn around the chances in your favor, is if your mathematical genius and can count cards, but then you would not be jobless isn't it?



[edit on 6-9-2010 by nagabonar]


well, i would sit here and explain to you what poker is or how its played but to do that would require me to write a really long post. so, to make it short, they are played with playing cards with 52 cards not counting the jokers., like black jack, but you are playing against other player, not the casino. the money you win are paid for by other player. other than dealing the cards, the casino have no involvement.

just google texas hold'em, if you want to be inform on the things i speak of.



posted on Sep, 6 2010 @ 05:48 AM
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I am so glad that I live in 'socialist' europe.
I know that if I ever lose my job, I don't have to resort to bartering or poker playing to have a roof above my head and food on my plate.

[edit on 6-9-2010 by TheOracle]



posted on Sep, 6 2010 @ 05:52 AM
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Originally posted by ExPostFacto
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You forgot to mention you haven't reported your income to unemployment which would make you ineligible. Now once you do that good luck living on your $120 profit once a week, assuming people keep coming back for your tamales.


I left that information out... when and how I inform unemployment about my weekly income was not even part of the original posting..... why the sour grapes....? Lets keep on topic...

I am looking for ways to make money in a depressed economy... not catering to whiners! Anyone else for more ways to make money? so far most of these are great ideas!



posted on Sep, 6 2010 @ 05:55 AM
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I see your point...and it is nice to know that, no matter what, you will be taken care of.

On the other hand, I don't want anyone taking care of me. I relish the feeling of beating the odds, proving to myself my own resillience, self reliance, will, determination, ingenuity... what a wonderful feeling.

When you realize those things... you know that you will never be hungry, or cold, or truly without...and I have to answer to no man, nor any government to supply me with anything. What a wonderful feeling.



posted on Sep, 6 2010 @ 06:09 AM
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I don't know how helpful these ideas will be but i thought of a few.


1.If you are certified in massage there is always offering massage services.
2.Reiki attunements or therapy sessions.
3.Handmade incense or soaps, aromatherapy sprays,
4.Handmade boutique candles.
5.Making your own Jerky and selling it.
6.If you sew or crochet making Baby clothing, do it out of organic or recycled clothing scraps and it can be "boutique'
7.Enter into contest as often as possible. If you win the items and don't want them sell them on Craigslist. If you win money.. even better.



posted on Sep, 6 2010 @ 06:15 AM
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Originally posted by iamthatwhichiam
"3) Sell chickens/ and deliver fresh farm eggs... ...you can use eggs like money... they are BETTER than money! Usually I get more than if I just paid cash."


Hmmmm! Seems that some of the politicians this year said that you could pay your doctor bills with them. Wonder how many chickens or eggs it would take to pay off a visit to the ER with a broken leg?


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FYI to all folks with chickens......Prices for eggs at the stores have skyrocked! Most store eggs are $3/$4 a doz and getting higher per dozen,,,,in the last few weeks from the "eggs scare" this was to raise prices AND get more control of egg market....

When eggs go to $7/$10 a dozen... I will be ready to help my neighbors... I am here for a reason...Never thought chickens would be my earthly "mission"..LOL

(no source here but) friend of mine delivering some supplies said a "health" official" came and confiscated his chickens.. an elderly man just selling a few pullets (young layers) to his neighbors... seems this man does not have a govt health "permit" ... and neighbors "turned him in like a criminal!!... our friends that have organic milk have been raided!!!! and shut down. I wonder how long until farmers markets are illegal too???? I do not sell eggs/chickens to people that are suspicious, nor allow them to enter our property...I am selling to people and groups/churches and removing my address/contact information from all lables.

.... I can't take that chance...I am an "underground" chicken rancher... have to be.. my way to make money.... ?

Deliver fresh eggs to folks in town. The public is not allowed on my ranch any more!
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(added note 18 months ago... I owned 2 homes... plus a condo at Disneyworld.... a six figure income, new car.... money in the bank... and now my wish is to save up for a chicken plucker....Lost it all.... I grow my own food, beef/fruits veg... I can my own food.... and just LOOK at how my life has changed....LIFE is changing...so very fast) am so much happier now!!!!! Country folks will survive!



posted on Sep, 6 2010 @ 06:16 AM
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Originally posted by bluestar.ranch
Unemployment stinks...Here are 3 ways to make cash today or real fast... lets all list some ideas..here are my ideas to make $$$ what are yours. (keep it clean folks!) LOL

I am on the unemployment train with a lot of other folks... here are some of my obversations. This is how I am making more money in addition to the benefits.

(these may not work for everyone... but we can all look around our area to see what we can do in our own situation.. this varies from person to person)

1) Make tamales or get someone to make them for you... find a store or busy street corner/flea market or bazzar/church... make sure you have permission first.. plug in your steamer/crockpot ans start selling tamales!

One bag of masa and tamale fixin's cost about $10 makes about 200 tamales. (each recipe is different this is an estimate) Charge $8 a dozen (this is our going retail price) thats about $136 income for a $10 investment. this makes about 200 tamales or close to 17 dozen.. try it!

2) Go to Ebay... start an account.. look around your garage, ask friends for unwanted tiems or go to resell shops... post photos of things that you can sell... free stuff from yourself or friends are mostly profit as the buyer pays shipping most cases. Get acct set up with paypal and get ready to make money if your stuff sells.

3) Sell chickens/ and deliver fresh farm eggs. ( I run a chicken farm) I also swap eggs for stuff... local honey, fruits and veg.. you can use eggs like money... they are BETTER than money! Usually I get more than if I just paid cash.
I get free movies , toys, furniture....and my garage is FULL of so much stuff

(I am reminded of a song.... "country folks will survive....." who sang that? )

OK yall (I am from Texas) start listing YOUR ideas to make money? Lets see what we can all do. THIS IS AMERICA !!!! I am pulling myself up by my bootstraps... YOU can too.


Internet marketing!

We all have computers and for those of you on unemployment, you have time too!

You can look into clickbank.com... and search for a topic that interest you or all topics for that matter.

Grab yourself an affiliate link from click bank for your chosen product or products and get to be a bum marketer.

You can write articles about your chosen product and submit them to ezinearticles.com... , put your affiliate link on the resource box and start making money


The best thing is that clickbank pays 75% commission and there is no inventory nor customer service that you need to provide.

Do a google search for "Bum Marketing" and you'll find a ton of resources to get you started today. The nicest thing about bum marketing is that you can do all this for free!

Hope this helps someone....

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