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

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posted on Sep, 6 2010 @ 11:53 AM
reply to post by whoshotJR

Best way to make money is NOT to get a job, it is to start your own business.

The best way to become a cog in the machine is to get a yob.

For those out there that think the right to a job is an actual right, tell me, who is going to supply the job? The government? The private businesses?

Those that believe their is a right to a job, I hope you like communism, that is the only place that can offer the right to a job. You know the type of jobs that come from such rights, oh the digging a hole and filling it type. Seems that system has a fatal flaw, that no one actually has to do ANYTHING anymore than anyone else. There is no incentive. That is the way to ruin, been proved over and over again through history.

Oh, and the acedemic arguments aside, NO they cannot do it any better than has been attempted before.

Sorry, this is not la la land and Star Trek is not a real look into the future.

posted on Sep, 6 2010 @ 11:57 AM
I also have an organic garden every summer/winter and harvest ALOT of seeds to sell/trade locally and on ebay. doesnt make a ton of income but helps out and also helps get decent seeds out to people who dont want GMO crap.

posted on Sep, 6 2010 @ 12:03 PM

Originally posted by whoshotJR
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.

Who says everyone gets unemployment? I don't and I NEVER have. I refuse to because I have a roof over my head and I fed. Others need the help more than me and I qualify for it but I don't seen the need.

Also it depends on where you live, jobs are NOT out there like you think in many places. Where I live, good luck finding a job. Nobody is hiring.

Not everyone on unemployment is sitting around doing nothing, everyone I know on it, is out there actively looking for jobs. You can't group all those unemployed into this category.

posted on Sep, 6 2010 @ 12:08 PM
Is there an unusually high amount of unemployed people on ATS?

It seems that reading through posts on here a lot of people are unemployed. Blame the market or the downturn. Hmmmmmm!

The post should be retitled "When you have a job, put 20 percent of your pay check away into a savings account for a time like unemployment"

Learning to save is just as important. So is learning to move money safely between accounts.

Selling so damn tamales is not a good idea. In England you must declare all income if on Benefits. IF you do not it is fraud. IF you do you will lose some benefits. Maybe people in England can vouch for that?

Here is one way to make money.

IF you are lucky enough to have wives, get them on the game.

:p just kidding guys. GOOD luck in making some cash.

posted on Sep, 6 2010 @ 12:12 PM
Move to Texas (or another state with the same mil-ed benefits), join the Army (or Marine Corps) and opt in to the GI Bill, do your time without complaining, then get paid to go to college.

If you join the military from Texas for instance, you can be tuition exempt at any state school or university. This basically means that they will pay you a salary while you go to school and that salary is much higher than any entry level job (last time I checked it was around $1700/month, I believe). This should last you about four years, though after that four years, you can take out loans for graduate school to continue your education, if you so choose to.

When it's all said and done, you will have an education, which makes yourself more marketable and educated. With a proper education and military experience, you are well on your way to a fruitful and respectable life.


[edit on 6-9-2010 by airspoon]

posted on Sep, 6 2010 @ 12:19 PM

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.

Professional poker is a way to make a good living if you have the discipline to
learn perfect poker, sound money management and have the mental acuity to be able to read people and know the micro tells that make for a good poker player. It's a skill that can be developed but the learning curve is steep and expensive.

I play good poker and sometimes make a little money and win a few low level tournaments, but "good" poker isn't good enough if you want it to provide a steady income. You must be able to play flawlessly, calculate odds instantly, never play hunches, develop nerves of steel and still you will have losing streaks that can break you emotionally and financially.
This path may seem romantic but it's not for wimps or children. This is an environment where the old men rule. There are a few youngun's out there that are competitive and nice guy/gals but they are in the minority.

The casino poker rule.....

If you can't recognize the chump at the table.....IT'S YOU!!!!

[edit on 6-9-2010 by whaaa]

posted on Sep, 6 2010 @ 12:23 PM
reply to post by mblahnikluver

I don't group everyone on unemployment together. There are people that really need it, and jobs are very hard to find. I have a degree and I'm definitely not working in the field I have a degree in. Although plenty of people need it, there are just as many if not more who abuse it and just collect cash while sitting on their butts. I know a couple of people like that and it makes me sick. A woman I know collects unemployment and works where I work and gets payed under the table. I could easily do that but I have morals and integrity. I suppose this is a whole other topic though.

posted on Sep, 6 2010 @ 12:42 PM
I love this thread! I'll throw my 2 cents in as well!

Recently, our company changed management companies and decided to let go of 23 employees (of which I was one). After going through numerous job boards, I figured I'd use my skills I learned at work to make money for myself.

I now build websites for small to medium sized businesses that need a web presence, but for $200-$500 as opposed to the $1500+ that my company charged. I will take any companies quote from a potential client, and cut it in half. It's helped me TREMENDOUSLY with extra income. Anyone with web and graphic design skills can really make a great income doing this.

I feel like I'm not only helping myself, but helping small business owners get online without breaking their bank accounts!

Let's keep the ideas coming!

posted on Sep, 6 2010 @ 12:47 PM
reply to post by sassyncute

Sometimes self employment and unemployment feel like the same thing, I'm always looking for clients, so it's like a permanent job search.

posted on Sep, 6 2010 @ 12:54 PM
reply to post by bestideayet

Good call

And another advantage to having graphic design skills is that you can design logos for businesses and clubs. Easy to do if you have the knack and you can get them done very quick (sometimes hours) and get paid anywhere from £50 up!

If you go down the web/logo design route always make sure you get agreements in writing beforehand so both parties know what to expect and when to expect it in terms of product and payment!

[edit on 6/9/2010 by skibtz]

posted on Sep, 6 2010 @ 01:31 PM
Setup up an inexpensive Dental Station, and rent it by the hour

With the right effort you ought to be able to make $20 an hour for as many hours per day you wish.

Get an ultrasonic dental Scaler, set up a mini dental station, and then rent it out by the hour. At least half of the people out there don't have dental insurance, and most of the plaque buildup occurs just behind the front teeth anyways. An hour with one of these things and most of your need for a dentist is gone, unless you find deeper problems of course.

I got my Scaler for $150 off ebay and it works awesome. Find a "$1+ store", or stand at a flea market and you can find some added dental tools (including picks and angled mirror tools) for $1 a tool.

You'll need mirrors, on the desk surface, wall, etc. Stock it with different types of mouthwash, along with hydrogen peroxide & rubbing alcohol. Take a slow stroll down the dental isles of you local drug / grocery stores, and check out thrift stores, to best equip your dental station.

You can buy extra 4-packs of tips, and sell each client their own personal tips.

I recommend people do this for themselves anyways, but if you're strapped for cash you can rent it of course.

VERY IMPORTANT: Keep advertising of it on the D-L, and you can only instruct people on how to use and not to use it. If money is involved you cannot do it for them or face massive penalties. You might also consider a waiver just to be sure. Be smart.

DIY Dentistry

[edit on 6-9-2010 by IgnoranceIsntBlisss]

posted on Sep, 6 2010 @ 01:31 PM
reply to post by airspoon

Telling people to join the military, under this despotic war machine tyrannical monstrosity.... how could you?

[edit on 6-9-2010 by IgnoranceIsntBlisss]

posted on Sep, 6 2010 @ 01:46 PM
I thought of something else.

You can get fun work from signing up to film extras agencies, they want people of all different looks I haven't done it but my other half has and she got to be in Judge Dredd and a few other films, they don't pay that much but you get to hang around the film set and watch the actors and if your lucky you might be able to blag your way into a speaking part!

[edit on 6-9-2010 by davespanners]

posted on Sep, 6 2010 @ 02:00 PM
The Army and Marines are hiring right now at a break neck pace.
Strangely though there is a backlog on Air Force, Navy and Coast Guard.
As far as I know these are the only major "Corporations" that have a hiring boom.
Yard sales are a bust as nobody is looking for them anymore it seems.
Gardening, barter and scrap metal seem to be the good ones.
Metal as we need tanks and weaponry.

posted on Sep, 6 2010 @ 02:08 PM
reply to post by g146541

the prices on metals have dropped significantly though. some places arent paying anything for iron or steel. copper isnt bad, even aluminum is way down.

[edit on 06/02/2010 by letscit]

posted on Sep, 6 2010 @ 02:10 PM
reply to post by letscit

Now that I didn't know as I haven't sold anything but copper for a while.
Bummer ehh?
Good thing I am not dependant on it yet.

By the way, your avatar rocks.
J.D. for President 2012.

[edit on 6-9-2010 by g146541]

posted on Sep, 6 2010 @ 02:17 PM
reply to post by IgnoranceIsntBlisss

Just read up to this comment,
I have 2 boys that are looking to get into the Navy and Air Force as these are the only "companies" that are hiring.
I do not agree with what they want to do and I let them know I disagree with joining nowadays but it is their journey and I will leave it at that.
I let them know it is their decision and it will not affect the way I feel about them.
Although if I could I would keep them from joining.
Just my 20 cents, as 2 is not enough nowadays.

posted on Sep, 6 2010 @ 02:24 PM
reply to post by bluestar.ranch

My point was to illustrate how the unemployment system is really not a benefit to the people. In essence it says you must work for someone or yourself, and if you do not you will get money. I would much rather see a program in place for the unemployed funded by banks, that would allow unemployed to band together and receive funds to start a business. Allow the unemployed to go to someplace and coordinate with each other on new business ideas. Allow the unemployed priority approval processes and inspections for opening and starting a business.

But, alas, corporate America really does not benefit from other businesses opening to compete for their customers. The preach freedom but work against the average person to create conditions which make it illegal to start a business that potentially compete with them.

posted on Sep, 6 2010 @ 02:26 PM
Here is a link to a thread that may help to reunite you with money that is owed to you right now. I have received what was owed me on an overcharge on car tabs, others that I know have also received a check.

Its very quick and easy to do.

ATS members on the thread reported finding unclaimed money within minutes of the thread posting.

I was sorry to see this thread fall off the boards before more members had a chance to read it...... the thread died an untimely death due to excessive paranoia.......and possibly the old school spam style of the OP.

posted on Sep, 6 2010 @ 02:47 PM
Great idea for a thread!

I had an Amazon store, used to buy from eBay as it was easier to buy (no fees apart from postage) and then I'd sell items on Amazon for a profit. It was costing me £28 a month though for Amazon fees and that can be quite costly if you're not a mass market seller. It is pretty easy to sell online these days though, cuts out the initial costs of renting a stall/transport and the like.

I paint portraits and sell them these days. If you're an arty type, hand made crafted cards can be a good idea, ie birthdays, holidays etc, though there seems to be a whole lot of sellers now on eBay so not sure how well they'd sell. I'm also thinking about investing in a jigsaw cutter and making childrens name/door plates, personalised stuff seems to be the in thing these days.

Be watching this thread for the innovative ideas. Thanks!

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