I need a way to make some money! Any ideas???

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by awesomefowl, Dec 20, 2010.

  1. awesomefowl

    awesomefowl Argues with Goats

    Other than getting a job. [​IMG] (I can't drive yet)
    I would like to start some sort of easy to start, low start-up cost business.. does anyone have any ideas?
    I can bake, knit, write and take care of chickens. I thought of maybe starting a cupcake business. Does anyone do that? How does it work for them?


  2. Cindiloohoo

    Cindiloohoo Quiet as a Church Mouse

    Dec 19, 2009
    Southwest TN
    Buy cheap sell higher on Ebay. I get things from yardsales to resale sometimes. It's not making a killing, but if I am yardsaling anyway...why not make a buck or ten?
  3. hoppy

    hoppy I'm not all fluff

    May 5, 2007
    central maine
    you could pet sit if you have a way to get there. pays pretty good if your honest. also depending where you are, dog walking during the day.
  4. Delta2 23

    Delta2 23 Flock Master

    Sep 4, 2008
    Oh, I need money too. I've failed at finding any way to actually make some decent bucks, but I have a junk mail job (don't needs a car for that if you do an area close by) and it pays me about $30 a week if you don't mind folding the stuff for six hours straight.
  5. awesomefowl

    awesomefowl Argues with Goats

    Quote:And how would you do that?

    Good suggestions! But I don't have enough experience to pet sit. Thank You anyway though.
  6. dntd

    dntd Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 4, 2009
    In the spring you can try and grow seeds and sell them. Ebay is a cheap way to get seed, unique and hard to find seed( herbs,tomotoes) are great road side sellers. You can also try to make cute knitted hats and sell them.
  7. Delta2 23

    Delta2 23 Flock Master

    Sep 4, 2008
    Quote:And how would you do that?

    Good suggestions! But I don't have enough experience to pet sit. Thank You anyway though.

    Every week in my local newspaper there are about seven junk mail job adverts. I just answer a couple!
  8. chikky

    chikky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 13, 2009
    Glenmont, Ohio
    I've been able to fill several summers by pulling weeds. No mowing, just weed pulling. I ran a cheap ad in the local paper. Older ladies who have trouble bending but still want their lovely flower beds often need help, even if only in the spring to get going and in the fall to get ready for winter. I charged $10/hour several years ago. If you have experience in that area, there's a need for it. I just had years of experience helping grandma and mom, then my own beds.

    If you're a church-goer, maybe an ad there would come up with something. Older folks need all kinds of things done that involve reaching and bending, cooking and the like. As long as your parents were comfortable with the people you'd be working for.....
  9. TigerLilly

    TigerLilly I failed Chicken Math

    Jul 18, 2010
    Central Florida
    If you are 'crafty' in other ways (besides knitting), make some Christmas decorations using eggs (there's a thread on here somewhere). Not a lot of time left if you're trying to get money before Christmas, but they day after Christmas is a big shopping day...
    Plan ahead & make stuff for New Years, Easter, etc.
  10. Cowgirl71

    Cowgirl71 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 5, 2010
    Missouri Ozarks
    Kinda surprised nobody's mentioned this one yet...

    I started this past spring hatching chicks to sell to the feed store. Incubators can be pricey, but you can start with a relatively cheap LG 9200 set up, which costs about $95 for the bator and turner. I sold about 150 straight run chicks for $1.85 each, and 35 guinea keets for $3 each. I could of sold a lot more keets, but I started hatching them late in the season. You would need to drive the chicks to the feed store, but it would only be about once a month so maybe your parents would be able to help you out. Other benefits include being able to hatch your own chicks, and incubating/hatching chicks would be an excellent addition to your homeschool program. I'm a homeschooled Christian teen poultry lover too, BTW. [​IMG]

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