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

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posted on Sep, 6 2010 @ 06:29 AM
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Originally posted by Hellas
I knew a guy who made a lot of extra money by shopping for the elderly. He put a note in every super market with his service, name and number.


I agree! My friend and I have been talking about this where we live. I live in Florida, retirement central and the elderly love their Publix on the weekends here but everyone I have ever talked to would love it if they had delivery services. My friend and I are actually thinking about getting a license and starting a small local business within our area. I am tired of not being able to find a job, it's getting depressing! This is something that would be no problem and it would be helping those who need it. I don't mind, I like the elderly, they always have good stories




Here is my idea:

Boiled peanuts! Those are really popular here. I know of one place where they sell them on the side of the road and that guy is always slammed with business..on the side of the road! He is always in the same place too.

I made boiled peanuts a few weeks ago. It was one bag about 1lb I think of raw in the shell peanuts. I got them at Publix for about one dollar and fifty cents. I made 4 crockpots worth of boiled peanuts. I made cajun and regular! They cook for 3 days straight but they were soooo good!




posted on Sep, 6 2010 @ 09:24 AM
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Freelance concierge. I tried this one for 6 months but I wasn't cut out to be a servant. It paid very well however.

www.entrepreneur.com...



posted on Sep, 6 2010 @ 09:42 AM
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Great thread


For all of you creatives out there, including the ones who don't know it yet!, you may want to get your ideas on tees to sell online.

When I was made redundant at the start if the Global Financial Eff Up I needed to do something as we had just had a baby and money-things were tight o'clock!

I had always wanted to do t-shirts but had never got around to doing it as I was sidetracked working for The Man! And so now, with my suddenly acquired free time, I started out looking at t-shirt fulfillment services. The reason being, as I found out after some research, is that you do not need a a scrap of cash to start!

Companies like Cafe Press, Spreadshirt, Zazzle and Print Mojo do all of the work for you and you are not just limited to t-shirts, i.e. you can print on and sell hoodies, skateboards, mugs and more.

You can also enter competitions (Design By Humans etc.) with some winners receiving up to £10k (possibly more?) for a single tee design! easypeasy money if it's what you are good at eh?!

I was lucky and had some money come my way from other avenues and so was able to setup my own business enabling me to control the whole process and fully customise/brand my tees. It was not all roses and easy rolling though. Without a massive budget for advertising or the well-established services of a t-shirt fulfillment company you need to invest plenty of time online gaining an interest in your ideas and product so choose wisely!

The business hasn't made me a millionaire and I don't expect to retire anytime soon, but I do get to donate some profits to charity, pay some bills and travel around selling tees at festivals and London's markets and meet some fascinating people.

If you have the slightest want to do something then you should go for it!

Escape the 9-5 and don't wait until you've been made redundant like I did - it may not happen!

[edit on 6/9/2010 by skibtz]



posted on Sep, 6 2010 @ 09:46 AM
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go around any local stores and see if they need their windows washed. Do it for $12 buck, or go for more depending on the size. Come back once a week and each store usually becomes a regular client.

Get a squeegee and for stores with large windows use an extension like a broom stick w a bucket of soap water.

You'd be surprised how fast you can fill up the week and make decent tax free cash



posted on Sep, 6 2010 @ 09:50 AM
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Originally posted by TheOracle
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]


In the U.S. you still have freedom of choice to work or not to work. To survive or not survive and in socialist Europe someone else is paying your way like it or not. America is headed the way of Socialist Europe like it or not. ^Y^



posted on Sep, 6 2010 @ 10:16 AM
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Originally posted by mblahnikluver

Originally posted by Hellas
I knew a guy who made a lot of extra money by shopping for the elderly. He put a note in every super market with his service, name and number.


I agree! My friend and I have been talking about this where we live. I live in Florida, retirement central and the elderly love their Publix on the weekends here but everyone I have ever talked to would love it if they had delivery services. My friend and I are actually thinking about getting a license and starting a small local business within our area. I am tired of not being able to find a job, it's getting depressing! This is something that would be no problem and it would be helping those who need it. I don't mind, I like the elderly, they always have good stories




Here is my idea:

Boiled peanuts! Those are really popular here. I know of one place where they sell them on the side of the road and that guy is always slammed with business..on the side of the road! He is always in the same place too.

I made boiled peanuts a few weeks ago. It was one bag about 1lb I think of raw in the shell peanuts. I got them at Publix for about one dollar and fifty cents. I made 4 crockpots worth of boiled peanuts. I made cajun and regular! They cook for 3 days straight but they were soooo good!



While you are delivering groceries to the elderly or who ever needs the service especially professionals ask them if there is any other services they would be interested in such as handy man work or a cleaning service. Have a list of qualified and licensed handy men or women plus a list of qualified cleaning services and get a percentage for the referrals or job.

When you deliver food ask them if they have cats or dogs and if the have a potty box. Let them know while you are there for $5.00 per potty box you will change out the cats potty box. Yes it is a dirty job but what if you had a 100 paying customers while delivering groceries. It would take you less than five minutes to bag it up and place a new potty box liner in the box. Many will be glad for you to do this dirty job and also charge to do dishes, walking the dog on a leash and feeding them. Now you just have expanded your business before going into business. ^Y^


[edit on 6-9-2010 by amari]



posted on Sep, 6 2010 @ 10:44 AM
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Gather up all of your old gold jewelry. Don't send it to those places on tv where you mail it in and they send you money. Go to local jewelry stores, pawn shops, etc so you know what kind of money you will get. My fiance and I just pawned a gold necklace for $500. Don't take the 1st offer. If it doesn't sound like a fair trade...don't do it.



posted on Sep, 6 2010 @ 10:51 AM
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Im a artist and i would love to do this. I thought the market for this is so large that i didnt bother. Can artist contact any t shirt companies for a piece rate or would it be better to start a tshirt company, i like to escape the 9-5



posted on Sep, 6 2010 @ 11:01 AM
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I like these ideas a lot.I know a lot of people that sell tamales and its usually older hispanic woman in san antonio that sell to tourists and they make a killing. If your usually have some extra time and usually online, you can do surveys to make some extra money.

Surveys are done by different companies that need an opinion on there products before they go out on shelves, u know what people's reaction to them and make sure they will buy them. I go to this website and do them for either points or cash. Its real simple and legit. I don't give out my real phone number or credit card information. I found about a lot of new products and information about products just from doing these surveys from this website. Ya'll should check it out and see if it suits you to make extra money.

www.points2shop.com...



posted on Sep, 6 2010 @ 11:02 AM
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posted on Sep, 6 2010 @ 11:02 AM
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I believe 'farming' is more appropriate the skill from here forward.
Money, 'cash', will not be worth much soon enough, anyhow.



posted on Sep, 6 2010 @ 11:06 AM
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Hi Optix


You could try Cafe Press and the others I mentioned in my post.

Basically, you upload a design and a small mark up (your profit) on top of the company's price - if the company marks the price at $10, you could mark it up to $12 and make yourself $2 for each tee sold. Of course the higher the mark up the higher the profit and less people would likely buy the tee - unless it's a great design of course.

If you yourself are an artist then you can also join forums such as Emptees, upload your designs and then bands and tee companies buy your artwork. I have paid artists for designs from Emptees.

On forums you also get valuable advice from pros which will probably save you loads of time and $$$!


[edit on 6/9/2010 by skibtz]



posted on Sep, 6 2010 @ 11:06 AM
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LOL this is what i get for trying to help the unemployed



posted on Sep, 6 2010 @ 11:07 AM
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Similar Thread
Here is a few ideas...



posted on Sep, 6 2010 @ 11:18 AM
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Originally posted by TheOracle
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]

The happy slaves are those that think they are free.

What you don't understand is that places where you're not wrapped in cotton wool and have to fend for yourself make the people there more resilient and innovative.
Give me the USA anyday over Euroland...



posted on Sep, 6 2010 @ 11:27 AM
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step 1 first have alot of money (canadian or american or british)
step 2 go into a very poor country
step 3 live like a king
LMAO

yea thats the best idea i have so far lol



posted on Sep, 6 2010 @ 11:38 AM
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ohh sweet! Lets think of more ways that we can stay on unemployment benefits yet milk the government and others for cash! YAYA, so much fun!

I'm all for the ideas of this thread if its to help you as a job but to position it as extra cash while you take home money for sitting on your butt is just not ok. The reason you are getting that check is because you are supposed to be looking for a job with your free time, not having one on the side and not reporting it.

Best way to make money, get a job. They are out there, just not the ones that you want compared to your check you get.



posted on Sep, 6 2010 @ 11:47 AM
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I don't collect unemployment. I have a job...and work very hard to support my family. I just threw an idea out there to make some extra cash. I read the OP again and I totally agree with you. If you collect unemployment...and I know SOME people have no other option...but your first priority should be to look for a job, not trying to make money on the side. It's not fair to the people who are working hard to pay your way. This thread wouldn't be so offensive if it were just about trying to make extra cash during hard times...not making extra cash while you are collecting cash from the gov't!!



posted on Sep, 6 2010 @ 11:51 AM
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I think you could pawn things like your tv for instance but whatever you do don't sell your computer. There are sooo many ways to make money on your own with a computer. You can get into programming, blog, build websites, buy your own website, sell it as well. Anything goes on the internet and its one of the last places where you can come up with a business idea and enact it with low start up costs.

Also I would say look into writing your own book. Amazon.com has some sort of thing out where they will publish on demand.

Advertise your services on Craigslist...like I clean houses offices or whatever. Even professional organizer sounds good.


Just my 2 cents.



posted on Sep, 6 2010 @ 11:52 AM
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5 years ago i lost my job but had just started selling little junk here and there on ebay, the only pain with ebay is getting a paypal account because you have to have a bank account to open one, unless you specify that you only accept money orders for payment....then you dont have to have a paypal, but most folks like to pay with paypal because its easier. I have not had a job since! i goto the local thrift stores and garage/yard sales and buy vintage clothing and junk and after ebay fees and shipping costs i clear about $400 a week. It takes some reading online and searching for sought after items to look for such as vintage clothing or toys or whatever. but it is well worth it!





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