Extra money!! Does anyone know how to make some?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Denece&Lacey, Sep 22, 2008.

  1. Denece&Lacey

    Denece&Lacey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I dont normally post things like this. I was just wondering if anyone knew of ways to make extra money. With gas prices, groceries and of course feed prices. I am sure others have wondered. Now Im asking!! Does anyone know how to make extra money from home thats really worth your time?
     
  2. Queen Scoot

    Queen Scoot Crochet Chieftess

    May 27, 2008
    HOOKERVILLE!!!
    if you find an answer let me know as i would be interested too!!!
     
  3. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    I sell gourmet soaps, equine artwork, hatching eggs, custom pet portraits, etc. It's not much...but it does help at least with the feed bills. [​IMG]
     
  4. ams3651

    ams3651 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2008
    NE PA
    Ive sold my sons out grown clothes on ebay or in the local paper to get some extra cash. I havent really found anything that doesnt require an investment.
     
  5. vfem

    vfem Yoga...The Chicken Pose

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    Well, I sell fresh baked biscotti on Etsy.com and that helps bring in an extra $100 or so a month. I also sell and trade seeds from my garden on craigslist regularly (maybe $25 a month), we're going to have a yard sale next weekend to help a little.

    I also do custom order 'memory' baby blankets. I quilt / patchwork together quilts made from baby blankets too small for kids. Basically, you get together all your new born blankets you want to keep, and I sew them together in pieces to make one large twin size quilt so you get to keep the kid's blankets and actually have something functional to look at. Better then craming them in a box to save and never seeing them again.

    I usually only get to do like 2 a year as they are over $100 each.

    Hope that helps!

    Do check out www.etsy.com though if you want to start an online store... cheaper then ebay and has had great sales for me.
     
  6. mrsengeseth

    mrsengeseth Chillin' With My Peeps

    there are tons of ideas. I have done call center jobs from home. Like those commercials for "....it slices, it dices, it jullienne fries and cleans your windshield in one machine, and tightens your abs in five minutes...and if you call now we'll send you not one but two...." well, those compnaies sub out the call center order takers. If you have a computer, some time and a headset you are golden. Search at home call center jobs in google and there are a bunch. PM me if you want the name of the company i worked for. I don't do it anymore because my kids would always wake up during my shifts.

    There's babysitting, housesitting, this neighborhood pays a pretty penny in the winter for ppl to come help them string their christmas lights! And to help take em down in Jan. Any kind of yard work is nice paying here. Pet sitting, etc etc. there's so many things. Temp work maybe??
     
  7. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    Quote:I've seen those blankets made using baby clothing - really cute - perhaps I should give that a go with my kids old baby stuff.
     
  8. coffeemama

    coffeemama Barista Queen

    Mar 5, 2008
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    I have an at home sewing biz, but it takes a lot of work, and some $$ to buy supplies. I like the ideas of babysitting, pet sitting, Ebay, ect. That way you aren't tied in to anything [​IMG]
     
  9. SandraMort

    SandraMort Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There are a couple of sites online for finding freelance work that I have personal experience with. My husband did a lot of work through www.guru.com for a while, the other is elance (I can give my link for referrals if anyone is interested). I've been finding more work there. They both work the same way - you can get a free account or a paid account and you get a number of bids based on whether it's free or paid. Then once you have a job, they take a small percentage of your salary (larger if it's a free account). I'm finding the overseas competition is harder than it used to be to deal with but there is still work out there! I only earn about $33 a week, but hope to get that up to about 100 by the end of October.
     
  10. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

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    I hear ya! I just got a part time job at a hotel when I was a SAHM. It's been rough lately!
     

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