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Posted: 9/2/2004 11:50:57 AM EST
Is there anything you guys do were you can make $500 - $1000 dollars a week working for your self that’s easy to do and doesn’t require a lot of money to start? I tried searching the Internet and the links end up asking for my credit card number (assholes). What exactly do you do and how did you get it started? Thanks
Link Posted: 9/2/2004 11:52:06 AM EST
if there was a way nearly all of us would be self employed
Link Posted: 9/2/2004 11:56:57 AM EST

Originally Posted By AR82:
...$500 - $1000 dollars a week ....easy to do



Think about that. How many jobs pay $26K-$52K a year that are 'Easy to Do'?

All of the ones I know require political appointments or getting elected (which in itself is not easy).

Otherwise they are highly skilled people that enjoy what they do (again not 'easy' but 'challenging' and getting their skills was not 'easy').

I do know several $5/hour jobs that are easy. Can you say either of the following in English?
"Would you like Fries with that?"

or

"Welcome to Wal-Mart"
Link Posted: 9/2/2004 11:57:47 AM EST

Originally Posted By Mmanwitgun:
if there was a way nearly all of us would be self employed



Ditto. Laziness typically doesn't make money
Link Posted: 9/2/2004 11:58:28 AM EST

Originally Posted By AR82:
Is there anything you guys do were you can make $500 - $1000 dollars a week working for your self that’s easy to do and doesn’t require a lot of money to start? I tried searching the Internet and the links end up asking for my credit card number (assholes). What exactly do you do and how did you get it started? Thanks


Interior Painting
Gutter Cleaning

Truck, ladders, tools.
Link Posted: 9/2/2004 11:59:28 AM EST
Visit your local swap meets. See what sells well, contact vendors. Buy stock during the week and sell it on weekends. You can deduct just about all your expenses to maintain a good profit margin. If you find something you really like, you can buy the more raw form and "add value" to it to make a higher margin. I've seen good businesses built in this way, and it can be done in your spare time.
Link Posted: 9/2/2004 12:00:09 PM EST
You can make that kind of money providing a service to people.

What do you enjoy doing and are you willing to provide a service???
Link Posted: 9/2/2004 12:02:11 PM EST
jigilo....
Link Posted: 9/2/2004 12:02:28 PM EST

Originally Posted By AR82:
Is there anything you guys do were you can make $500 - $1000 dollars a week working for your self that’s easy to do and doesn’t require a lot of money to start? I tried searching the Internet and the links end up asking for my credit card number (assholes). What exactly do you do and how did you get it started? Thanks



A man walks into the welfare office as he has month after month for years,
marches straight up to the counter and says, "Hi . . . You know, I just HATE
drawing welfare. I'd really rather have a job".

The social worker behind the counter says, "Your timing is excellent.

We just got a job opening from a very wealthy old man who wants a chauffeur/bodyguard for his nymphomaniac daughter. You'll have to drive around in his Mercedes, but he'll supply all of your clothes. Because of the long hours, meals will be provided. You'll be expected to escort her on her overseas holiday trips. You'll have a two-bedroom apartment above the garage. The starting salary is $200,000 a year".

The guy says, "You're bullshitting me!"

The social worker says, "Yeah, well, you started it."
Link Posted: 9/2/2004 12:03:25 PM EST

Originally Posted By Mmanwitgun:
if there was a way nearly all of us would be self employed



Theres ways, my friend cuts grass at foreclosed homes and the bank pays him pretty good. This other guy I know bought a nice pressure washer (whatever its called) and goes to car dealer ships and washes the cars on the lot.
Link Posted: 9/2/2004 12:06:06 PM EST
Online poker

Once you get good, you can make $40/hour pretty easy
Link Posted: 9/2/2004 12:06:10 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/2/2004 12:08:30 PM EST by FMD]

Originally Posted By Forest:
...they are highly skilled people that enjoy what they do (again not 'easy' but 'challenging' and getting their skills was not 'easy').

I do know several $5/hour jobs that are easy. Can you say either of the following in English?
"Would you like Fries with that?"
or
"Welcome to Wal-Mart"



As a "self employed" person (small business owner), I can safely say that I've considered bagging the whole thing and working at McBurger or Wally World - even though I enjoy what I do more often than not.

If you're really serious about it, plan on working twice as much as you do now, for 1/2 the pay, and twice the stress for at least five years.

ETA: www.exhibitorsolutions.com Basically, we play with really big tinker toys. I worked the industry for someone else for about 5 years, got tired of working for a boss, and started my own company with $2500.
Link Posted: 9/2/2004 12:07:19 PM EST
There's a lot of stuff you can do that everybody here has already addressed. The bottom line is is it full time? part time? evenings? weekends? days? night shift? are you able to do physical work? do you have any skills? can you personnally be your own boss and stay on target or do you need someone to keep you working?
Link Posted: 9/2/2004 12:07:24 PM EST
If it is illegal it makes money fast and easy.

Borderline illegal works also, just not as fast
PORN for example.
Link Posted: 9/2/2004 12:09:00 PM EST

Originally Posted By AR82:
Theres ways, my friend cuts grass at foreclosed homes and the bank pays him pretty good. This other guy I know bought a nice pressure washer (whatever its called) and goes to car dealer ships and washes the cars on the lot.



Both of those are seasonal (unless you live in the more southern regions).

Also none of them (espeically the ones Cincinnatus mentioned) are 'easy' - all require hard work. And the outside ones you have to contend with the elements.

If you're up to that - then you can do well - but it sure won't be 'easy'.
Link Posted: 9/2/2004 12:10:29 PM EST
How much of an intitial investment are you willing/able to put up to get this business off the ground???
Link Posted: 9/2/2004 12:11:21 PM EST
Try a janitorial franchise like jani-king.
I started out making about 2500 month 10 years ago.
Link Posted: 9/2/2004 12:14:32 PM EST
I hear that there are people that make a living selling stuff on ebay. How easy is that? Go to yard sales and buy items then post them on ebay. Look around the net and find bulk items. Go to the government liquidation site and bid on surplused stuff. I have been toying with this idea for some time. My problem is that I have no place to store 500 ammo cans or 75 sleeping bags.
Link Posted: 9/2/2004 12:15:38 PM EST
get out there and get a job ya bum
Link Posted: 9/2/2004 12:20:54 PM EST
Hit man.
Link Posted: 9/2/2004 12:23:28 PM EST
Spring and fall cleanups, are good money with little investment. no one likes to get out there and clean the crap out of the gutters and under the bushes. All it takes is some basic hand tools and a about 100 flyers distributed to your local rich neighborhood.
Link Posted: 9/2/2004 12:27:45 PM EST
I think that exact job exists somewhere in the adult film industrie.
Link Posted: 9/2/2004 12:28:04 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/2/2004 12:28:20 PM EST by DUNC]
rent your wife for $$$ to me on the weekends
Link Posted: 9/2/2004 12:33:41 PM EST
Look, i'm gonna give you the realities of selling on ebay and flea markets cause that is what I do:

eBay: The competition is fierce for newer stuff. I have seen it time and time again sellers underselling each other to make a sale. I know that the stuff sells for and after ebay fees, paypal fees, packaging and shipping they ain't making jack.

The rare collectible you once got for a coupla dlrs is few and far between. What was once rare at one time is now common due to ebay. People who you were once able to buy stuff from are now placing dead grandmas stuff on ebay thus cutting you out.

Flea markets:

You can make money here, but it is tough. Why? because you can find the same damn thing on ebay for cheaper than what you can get it for at a flea market and delivered!

Experienced dealers will tear you a new one. They love to corner the new guy and buy his stuff cheap. After you realize you cannot sell anything you'll dump it cheap. That is where I come in. Competition and backstabbing is common. It's just like Bartertown in Mad Max BTD.

In a flea market enviroment you have to find what sells and people often make a mistake by buying one big shipment of the same shit. Only the wholesaler is the one making the money. You'll buy your stuff and a week later find out 5 vendors have the same thing.

Look, I do swap meets all over Kalifornia. i've been to em all. I know what sells and what doesn't.

I specialize and have a variety of items. I have connections(much needed) and you have to be fair.

I left a job paying 80k a year so I could stay home with my kids. Now, I make taco bell wages, but in the end it is all worth it.

Find your niche product if you do decide on flea markets or ebay. I can guarantdanmtee you it is a lot of work to find stuff. I cut that down by giving people my businesscard and now they call me. make sure you have operating capital.Nothing worse than coming across a great deal and you have 3 dollars and some lint in your pocket. Have a card like an AMEX to back you up for wholesale products.

One day I hope to at least break even.

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