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Old 04-14-2013, 12:24 PM   #1
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Strategies to make money from home

Hi,

Anyone have any good ideas for making money from home ?

Would like to try to add some income equal to a part-time job salary.

I've seen some ads talking about folks who have made money from home, but feel those are just solicitations or possible fee scams.

Any real life examples/ideas ?

I have fairly proficient computer skills, so anything online or working with PC would be great. Just don't know whether those opportunities truly exist.

Thanks.
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Old 04-14-2013, 12:51 PM   #2
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My next door neighbor got caught up in one of those scams. After a couple thousand dollars he got wise. I don't know of any that really are legit. Do a few searches on the Internet and see what you might come up with.
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Old 04-14-2013, 12:56 PM   #3
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Make/cook/build something and sell it on the Internet or at craft shows/farmers markets/etc.
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Depending on your educational background, both Educational Testing Service and Pearson offer online essay scoring job opportunities. They may not be hiring now, but they do from time to time.
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Old 04-14-2013, 03:47 PM   #5
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Could you parlay your computer skills into a business? My brother taught basic computer classes at a local community college for quite a few years after his ER. He also had a successful business helping people set up their computers, trouble-shooting, etc.

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My neighbor was doing English language coaching via the internet to Koreans or Chinese. I don't think it was big money, but was legit.
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I think a great job would be to help people with social networking - especially those with online businesses. I have an online business, and have spent hours learning about Facebook, Pinterest, Linked In, etc.

Other than that, I think that selling something online is a good way to go.
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Old 04-14-2013, 07:33 PM   #8
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A really good printer could get you ten to twenty.
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I sell on ebay . How much I make depends on how much effort I put into it . I sell women's cocktail dresses and some business wear . You really need to find what grabs you and go with it . My nephew sells motorcycle parts . It's easy part time work and if you get a supplier it has endless possibilities.
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You might consider a service like eLance to post your interests.
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Old 04-14-2013, 07:59 PM   #11
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Lots of people want what you want. That is why anything that is ready for you to step into will either have a ton of competition or pay very poorly. You might consider starting a side business built around your skills.

A good writer? Consider self publishing an ebook on a subject you know well.
A marketing whiz? Help local businesses do it right.
Crafty? Sell something on Etsy.
Love kids? Babysit with a twist. (Add in arts & crafts or something.)

The book "$100 startup" has some good case studies.

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You could start up an Early Retirement forum, and charge for advertising
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Old 04-14-2013, 09:19 PM   #13
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Mechanical Turk maybe?

Another option that I think is nice is dog/house sitting (never done this but we use one). I think we pay about $50 night and the agency takes a cut (not sure how much). But all you have to do is walk the dog/feed it/etc.
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Why has nobody mentioned the "world's oldest profession" or that certain chemical concoctions can bring in huge amounts of cash?
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Why has nobody mentioned the "world's oldest profession" .....
I was a cube rat whore for years. Enough.
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Hi,

Anyone have any good ideas for making money from home ?

Would like to try to add some income equal to a part-time job salary.

I've seen some ads talking about folks who have made money from home, but feel those are just solicitations or possible fee scams.

Any real life examples/ideas ?

I have fairly proficient computer skills, so anything online or working with PC would be great. Just don't know whether those opportunities truly exist.

Thanks.
As a rule of thumb, those solicitations about work at home are scams of one sort or the other. I do know a couple people that checked them out, and they were bogus. Actually, those people soliciting the scheme are probably doing the work at home thing themselves. And they want YOU to pay them.
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Old 04-15-2013, 01:58 PM   #17
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Why has nobody mentioned the "world's oldest profession" or that certain chemical concoctions can bring in huge amounts of cash?
World's oldest profession? You want the OP to be a farmer?
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Another option that I think is nice is dog/house sitting (never done this but we use one). I think we pay about $50 night and the agency takes a cut (not sure how much). But all you have to do is walk the dog/feed it/etc.
Honestly, I have thought about this, but accepting 1 or 2 dogs in my home instead of driving around. People are nuts about their pets (as I am) and I really fret when we leave them. We have a neighbor teenager who does a great job, but they are only interested in this so long. Then you have to break in a new one. Anyway, this may be my retirement j*b.

And, I cook dog food for my dogs (heart/liver/tongue & veggies & whole grains), and I've considered selling it locally to a small group of suckers fellow pet fanatics.
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Stay away from the multilevel marketing like Nu Skin, etc.
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