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posted on Jul, 11 2011 @ 08:06 AM
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good for you cluckerspud!

i'm a house painter- self unemployed most of the time, but i make THE best chocolate chip cookies in the world, at least everyone tells me that, and that i should sell them.

so thats what my wife and i are planning to do this month,

might as well make some money off all these fat americans!

oh yeah, screw the taxes & licences!
edit on 11-7-2011 by lonewolf10 because: forgot something




posted on Jul, 11 2011 @ 08:08 AM
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spot on, i live in a small town, i like dogs and enjoy walking, didnt realise you could make money from it! thanks, i might just try this



posted on Jul, 11 2011 @ 08:12 AM
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I knew someone who painted address numbers on curbs and driveways once. He did great.asked for 15$ and they usually gave a twenty and siade keep the change.200 dollar days easy and more.



posted on Jul, 11 2011 @ 08:16 AM
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Coincidently, my girlfriend and I designed a flier last week for dog walking as I have been unemployed for a few weeks and we thought it could bring in some extra cash.

Your post has really inspired me to go for it.

Just out of interest, how much do you charge? We weren't sure how to price it.



posted on Jul, 11 2011 @ 08:22 AM
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Originally posted by 12voltz
Way to go ,contributing to the obesity problem x3
Make them walk their own dogs would be the proper thing to do,
Profiteering from laziness ,sad sad times


Not sure I follow you. These are people who are at work all day and quite a few are elderly and are limited to the amount of activity they can handle. Thanks for stopping by.



posted on Jul, 11 2011 @ 08:25 AM
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That was a really lame comment. Were you joking? I hope so.

Some people simply don't have time to give their dogs the exercise they need. Some people are disabled and can't walk their dogs. Some people go on holiday and need their dogs looking after.

Of course some people may be lazy but that's their problem. If they die of a heart attack because of massive cholesterol levels, good. Why is it so wrong to make some money out of them before they eat themselves into an early grave? Muhahahaha, I am joking.

Your comment sucked.



posted on Jul, 11 2011 @ 08:27 AM
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My sister lived for a while in a medium-sized town in Spain, quite remote in a mountainous region. it was a very old settlement, with a castle and enclosed by city walls, and the kind of community where you would start to recognise and bump into people after a short space of time. Anyway, they had a system there called a Time Bank, where you could offer your services, be they baby sitting, dog-walking, piano teaching, gardening, baking, whatever it may be. And you could be called upon by anyone in the community for an hour or one 'unit' of your time. Similarly, if you needed any of the services offered
by others you could use the Time Bank and someone in the town would perform their service, and no money was exchanged.

Always thought it was a great model for the future, and I gather there are $any places that operate these types of scheme.



posted on Jul, 11 2011 @ 09:22 AM
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Originally posted by iSHRED
Just wait till your door gets kicked in and you go to jail for not having a business license.
your pretty much a terrorist the way i see it, tax evasion, no licenses... etc.
freakin criminals make me sick.

/sarcasm

good on you, stickin it to the man.
lets see them outsource dog walkers, they cant!!


You jest, but I'm not...and this all SOUNDS great... But ARE you licensed, insured, incorporated, etc? Two-fold reason for asking: I did the same thing years ago. It took nearly $5K of my own money to start a legitimate business at home. If everyone started an ILLEGITIMATE Business, how is that fair to the rest of us that DID pay the piper and follow the law? Those of US that are taxed at NEARLY 45% on our self-proprietorship income aren't impressed with those that think you can just hang a sign, advertise on Craigslist, print some "BUSINESS CARDS" and presto, you are entrepreneur!

Really, I'm just playing devil's advocate here...I don't personally care because your business isn't a threat to mine; but if it were...

And the other thing...have you thought about the HUMONGOUS LAWSUIT you'll be facing should a dog in your care maul a child, someone else's pet, or run into traffic and get killed? How about the house you are sitting becomes the target of a home invasion, or a gas leak causes an explosion, or it's burglarized, or burns down while in your care? YEAH, that's why the rest of pay business insurance to the tune of $3-5K a year.

I'm NOT impressed, hopefully your good fortune runs without a hitch...hopefully the LAWFUL pet sitting business in your area doesn't catch wind of your ILLEGAL practice and hopefully Murphy's Law doen't kick you in the aZZ.



posted on Jul, 11 2011 @ 09:34 AM
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Love to hear someone succeed at a great job like that.

When I had my daughter and my maternity benefits ran out, I wasnt ready to go back to work, so I started writing wedding speeches and eulogies. I work with a few funeral homes and put ads up on Craigslist and Kijiji. My clients can be from down the road or around the world.

LIke the OP, I am sometimes so busy I have to turn away business. Everyone has a marketable talent, you just have to find it.



posted on Jul, 11 2011 @ 09:39 AM
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Originally posted by odd1out

Originally posted by iSHRED
Just wait till your door gets kicked in and you go to jail for not having a business license.
your pretty much a terrorist the way i see it, tax evasion, no licenses... etc.
freakin criminals make me sick.

/sarcasm

good on you, stickin it to the man.
lets see them outsource dog walkers, they cant!!


You jest, but I'm not...and this all SOUNDS great... But ARE you licensed, insured, incorporated, etc? Two-fold reason for asking: I did the same thing years ago. It took nearly $5K of my own money to start a legitimate business at home. If everyone started an ILLEGITIMATE Business, how is that fair to the rest of us that DID pay the piper and follow the law? Those of US that are taxed at NEARLY 45% on our self-proprietorship income aren't impressed with those that think you can just hang a sign, advertise on Craigslist, print some "BUSINESS CARDS" and presto, you are entrepreneur!

Really, I'm just playing devil's advocate here...I don't personally care because your business isn't a threat to mine; but if it were...

And the other thing...have you thought about the HUMONGOUS LAWSUIT you'll be facing should a dog in your care maul a child, someone else's pet, or run into traffic and get killed? How about the house you are sitting becomes the target of a home invasion, or a gas leak causes an explosion, or it's burglarized, or burns down while in your care? YEAH, that's why the rest of pay business insurance to the tune of $3-5K a year.

I'm NOT impressed, hopefully your good fortune runs without a hitch...hopefully the LAWFUL pet sitting business in your area doesn't catch wind of your ILLEGAL practice and hopefully Murphy's Law doen't kick you in the aZZ.







Ahhh yes Believe people like you are called suckers. So everyone that supplements an income by doing some small work on the side must be incorporated licensed and pay taxes !?!? Are you outta your damn mind we are supplementing jobs because of that exact reason taxes and the high cost of living. When the system treats us legit then the people will treat the system legit. I'm involved in some risky side business of cleaning peoples cars..... do a door to door service while i work 40 hrs a week at a retail corporation making 150 bucks a week. Would You like your secondary income to be taxed up the ass ..... The correct answer is NO. You see all these mexicans running a muck on our economy..... You ever see a mexican bank account..... Yeah their pocket has like 2 g's in it. When stuff like that is going on screw what we do who cares. Its a Fed crime anyway Those prisons are nice !!!



posted on Jul, 11 2011 @ 09:48 AM
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I know a few people thinking along the same lines, except...they started growing pot instead.
Worked out for them in a quick fix situation.
However, not something I reccommend for a permenent situation.



posted on Jul, 11 2011 @ 09:53 AM
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Originally posted by syrinx2112
Do you live in Virginia? Man what a coincidence. I was on my porch yesterday, and this nice man (between 35 and 45) was putting flyers on people doors... I noticed the guy, then I noticed his flyer already on my door. As I was watching him across the street, I yelled out asking him what his business/service was. He said, dog sitting, walking dogs and basic lawn cutting...


Only wondering if this guy was you...


No, not me! But thanks for sharing. I'm not sure of the legality in my town for putting fliers on peoples doors here, but someone did tell me I needed a permit. Library, shopping center, parks and internet forums are free range though (at least here).




posted on Jul, 11 2011 @ 10:06 AM
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Even though unemployment is so high, the people who do still have jobs are spending money. Although I am on the brink of financial disaster myself, our business is up 11% already this year.

FYI, just because you own a business that it doing well, it doesn't mean you are making bank.



posted on Jul, 11 2011 @ 10:15 AM
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Who cares? Taxes suck. Good thing I live in a 3rd world country where most of the time you can pay your way out (a traffic ticket for 10 bucks for instance. How's that? We got more freedoms than you.
) Circumvent the system!!!



posted on Jul, 11 2011 @ 10:22 AM
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Originally posted by odd1out
You jest, but I'm not...and this all SOUNDS great... But ARE you licensed, insured, incorporated, etc? Two-fold reason for asking: I did the same thing years ago. It took nearly $5K of my own money to start a legitimate business at home. If everyone started an ILLEGITIMATE Business, how is that fair to the rest of us that DID pay the piper and follow the law?


For the record, I would like to say. I didn't wake up one day and decide to be the dog walking king. I lost one job due to a slow economy. And I lost another that went bankrupt. I managed to keep the 3rd, but (no pun intended) stepped in poop and figured I could handle walking a few dogs. I need to pay my rent, insurance, bills, food etc.

I'm sorry you sunk 5 g's to get started. I sunk nothing but time and $100 for an online ad and some fliers. Maybe this is for you. No overhead.


Originally posted by odd1out
Those of US that are taxed at NEARLY 45% on our self-proprietorship income aren't impressed with those that think you can just hang a sign, advertise on Craigslist, print some "BUSINESS CARDS" and presto, you are entrepreneur!


Again, I think you are misunderstanding where I am coming from. I don't care to be an entrepreneur. I want to have a roof over my head and food in my fridge that operates on energy that I can pay for. Very simple. I was very close to eviction. I began to really notice that this has become more beneficial than my 3 jobs combined. I will be looking into the laws and see what is required of me and what the law states and if I decide to whole-heatedly commit to it, then I will take the necessary actions.


Originally posted by odd1out
Really, I'm just playing devil's advocate here...I don't personally care because your business isn't a threat to mine; but if it were...


Fair enough.


Originally posted by odd1out
And the other thing...have you thought about the HUMONGOUS LAWSUIT you'll be facing should a dog in your care maul a child, someone else's pet, or run into traffic and get killed? How about the house you are sitting becomes the target of a home invasion, or a gas leak causes an explosion, or it's burglarized, or burns down while in your care? YEAH, that's why the rest of pay business insurance to the tune of $3-5K a year.


I have not thought about these lawsuits, But I will take them into consideration. Thanks.



Originally posted by odd1out
I'm NOT impressed, hopefully your good fortune runs without a hitch...hopefully the LAWFUL pet sitting business in your area doesn't catch wind of your ILLEGAL practice and hopefully Murphy's Law doen't kick you in the aZZ.


Yes, hopefully. Thanks for your contributions.

Off topic: Is this you dad?





posted on Jul, 11 2011 @ 10:29 AM
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That's awesome. I know we a few times a year we could use someone that would come let our chickens out in the morning and close them up at sundown and throw them some feed out and make sure their water is clean.

I've been selling on some on eBay and half and I started a blog of saving strategies & tricks using the web for people that are low income. I'm seeing traffic but no income from the blog and I'm making enough on eBay and half to keep us with a bit of spare cash.

My husband lost his job after 25 years a few weeks back. I've got medical problems so I need to be able to work on THEIR schedule. Right now he's looking and in his other time working around the house. I'm trying to talk him into offering to build chicken coops for people, because he built us a really cute one. He used to be a housing designer.



posted on Jul, 11 2011 @ 10:35 AM
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We need more people like you around. People that are not afraid to get off their a$$ and earn their living..good for you



posted on Jul, 11 2011 @ 10:36 AM
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I like me some chocolate chip cookies



posted on Jul, 11 2011 @ 10:43 AM
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just to let you know in some country it illegal to dog walk with more than 3 dog.
I understand for the taxe and the fact you should officialise your income , there is different thing that i like in the system like social care , welfare and stuff but in the other hand the fact that you giving tax money for war and stuff .
That a hard choice for sure.
As long as it not hurting other entrepreneur , i made a computer company to fix computer of other people the thing is when i watched on the net my price were quite low amongst the other company , but some studend were offering unlicenced work for like 5euro 10 euro an hours , there is no way you can beat those cost. That pretty sad.



posted on Jul, 11 2011 @ 11:42 AM
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What sort of things did you do, to insure people you were 'safe' to work with?

Resume?
Phone Screen?
Interview?
Get Bonded?

(I'm cool with any/all of these)

I realize most (all) of your business was obtained through referrals, but eventually, you're going to be recommended to someone 3 or more connections away who does not know you directly, no?






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