How to make money...?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by WhiteMountainsRanch, Jan 12, 2011.

  1. WhiteMountainsRanch

    WhiteMountainsRanch Overrun With Chickens

    Jun 19, 2010
    San Diego, CA
    I need a job. I need money. Lots of it. And fast. Seems like it's a waste of time to work a minimum wage job by the time they take taxes out and gas I ain't left with nothin'...

    So, how?

    ETA; we want to buy a house. [​IMG]
    Last edited: Jan 12, 2011
  2. mississippifarmboy

    mississippifarmboy collects slightly damaged strays

    No way to get money, lots of it, and get it fast.... unless you're thinkin' about holding up a bank.

    You could open up your own business, work 12 to 16 hours a day for thirty years with seldom a day off...... wait a minute... I did that. I'd have been better off with a minumum wage job. [​IMG]

    Nope, robbing banks is about the only way.

    But the retirement home they send you too isn't very nice... unless you like stripes.

    Seriously, no idea, but if you figure it our let me know and I'll get a job there too. [​IMG]
  3. arabianequine

    arabianequine Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 4, 2010
    Play the lottery you can't win if you don't play. Other then that [​IMG]
  4. justbugged

    justbugged Head of the Night Crew for WA State

    Jan 27, 2009
    I am so sorry to have to tell you that robbing banks is not a good way to get a lot of money either. I worked in a bank, and the cash on hand that most tellers have in their drawers is not enough to pay off most debts. In fact it had gotten so bad that I wasn't always sure that I could cash some of the larger checks. The time you will most likely have spend in prison make Bank robbery a poor choice of ways to make money.

    If you are going to use less than legal ways to acquire money, you really need to make sure that you can live the rest of your life in a place like Angola. It used to be that Costa Rica didn't have an extradition treaty, but I think I read some place that they do now. I have a bad case of not wanting to live in Angola. [​IMG]
  5. bakerjw

    bakerjw Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 14, 2010
    Johnson City, Tn
    There are few legal ways to make money fast. I've been poor most of my married life and only recently have been able to get into a position where I am quite comfortable. The reason? Education and investing in myself. College. Classes. Certifications. Etc... Opportunities are out there. Just have to work to find them.
  6. gmendoza

    gmendoza Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 23, 2010
    Rock Hill,SC
    Extortion makes alot of money

    So does ransom

    and kidnapping.

    How bout stealing pets then send the owner ransom notes.

    Things that dont make that much money:

    being poor
    selling air
    selling rancid meat
    playing" i am a chicken" in your coop
    kissing your roo
  7. Olive Hill

    Olive Hill Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 19, 2009
    "Big jobs usually go to the men who prove their ability to outgrow small ones." - Ralph Waldo Emerson
  8. ARose4Heaven

    ARose4Heaven Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 16, 2009
    Flippin, AR
    Sell your teenager on Craig's list...his services I mean. Sell a car, a couch, a TV...sell, sell, sell.
  9. Ema

    Ema Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2010
    N. Ontario CANADA
    I think if there was a way to make lots of money and real fast, a lot of us would be quite wealthy.

    Honestly, everyone has to start somewhere, and if that is minimum wage so be it. if you want more upgrade your education and strive to get that better job. Now a days though, not even an education can ensure a good paying job. I know people with 8 years of university working at Mcdonalds, or some other fast food restaurant because they cannot find positions in what they mastered in.

    I work for minimum wage, here in Ontario the wage is 10.25/hr. I only recently started working. Dh is laid off for the winter season and will not go back until late spring. Yet we are still managing to live comfortably.
  10. ruthless

    ruthless Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 7, 2010
    Mount Vernon, Mo
    Work the minimum wage job while getting more education and looking for a better job.

    Buy items or pick up free items( from friends, neighbors, family) and resell for higher price on Craigslist, ebay, Amazon.

    Hire out for odd jobs painting, mowing, clean up yards, cleaning houses, babysitting, pet sitting, washing cars, etc. Adults as well can do all these things and many people would rather have an adult do them. If you really want money, work for it at anything that you are physically able to do.

    Save, save, save.

    Takes patience like many things in life, most people will never have a lot of money fast or even in their lifetime............just a fact of life.

    Or ask a rich relative for a loan or gift.

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