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bikecactus



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Posted on Sun Oct 18, 2009 3:53 pm  

I earn extra money by selling things here and there. Actually, it started with just selling my old clothes on ebay and then when I started getting good feedback, I thought, why not try reselling other people's products? I knew some suppliers so I tried that. Thank god it worked out and I'm able to set aside a bit of money each month, enough to pay for my baby's needs.
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fireyone



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Posted on Mon Oct 19, 2009 12:03 am  

I need to go to ebay and figure out how it works. My hubby lost a lot of work this year and for most of it we were just barely scraping by. I have so much unused stuff in my basement I believe I could probaly get rid of. I hear you have to set up an accoun t. Maybe someone can explain how this all works to me.
sunnyca



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Posted on Mon Oct 19, 2009 1:25 am  

It becomes a secret accoutn where your depost the money and donto worry if the interest rate is low. Just find a bank which offers a good interest on savings and insured by FDIC
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Posted on Mon Oct 19, 2009 11:31 am  

You set up an account through pay pal for the money exchange and a seperate account through ebay, it is really easy to do, they will walk you through it. Paypal is really easy to set up too. Most people already have one for the forum cash outs, don't know if you do or not.

I use ebay quite a bit, mostly buying to save a few bucks, now they have a new feature called ebay bucks, it goes on your purchases, on top of that I go through ebates and get more money back. I think it is 2% back and they send a check each month, not much but every little bit helps.
peacockrancher



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Posted on Mon Oct 19, 2009 4:29 pm  

I have a paypal account they are very easy to set up and very trustworthy to work with. I have used them many times for purchases online, it is safer than using your regular credit card or mac card online.
marcusandila



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Posted on Thu Oct 29, 2009 4:57 am  

Honestly, I am trying to build up a blog. For those of you that have blogs. Sign up for affiliate links. It's free to do & you get a percentage of sales made from your site. Alot of people integrate them into their actual blog postings.

We have sold a few things on ebay & craigslist. Mainly just stuff that we no longer wanted & was worth some $$$. Our furniture & things like that was sold on craigslist. My bf sold his bow on ebay for like $300. His mom makes good money on ebay. She's a power-seller on there. She sells a bunch of stuff on there, but I know she will buy tickets to concerts and stuff. When they sell out, she lists them & people pay good money for them. She also sells purses. & buys toys that are a big hit & sell out then lists them on ebay for good profit. I personally dont have the patience for ebay & always seem to lose money on shipping.

I'm thinking about listing my handmade goods like afghans, quilts, scarfs, hats, ornaments, baby booties, paintings, etc on etsy. Craft shows & such would be a good way to make some extra cash. Craft shows require a vendors license though to charge sales tax & you have to have ALOT of items to sell there.

Another good way to make some extra cash is by writing ebooks & selling them. This is great for the writers here on this thread. Especially the writers with a blog. I know I have bought quite a bit of ebooks for an interestng reads. Word of note, informative ebooks seem to be the most popular. Smile Especially with me.

Of course, babysitting is a great way to earn some extra cash. If it weren't for my house that is currently under renovations I would babysit for some extra cash.

For awhile, I modeled for about 2 years for extra $$$. It's actually a fairly easy way to make money. I personally don't like it much at all. Travel is a big issue too. It just wasnt for me.

That's all I can think of right now. I'm really interested in lots of ways to make extra $$. Especially with me unemployed right now. So, If you any of you find legitamit ways to earn $$ from home, I'd love to hear about them.
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Posted on Thu Oct 29, 2009 5:23 am  

Ohh, and oI forgot to add the most obvious...This website's magicpoints seem like a great way to make extra $$ too! I'm new here, but I'm honestly loving it. This website is chock full of useful information. The points are an added bonus. I think its great.

Oh, & there really are LEGITIMATE companies that pay you to drive with advertisements on your car OR some companies pay for a leased [with advertisements] car for you to drive around. The more you drive & the areas you drive to/from & where you park everyday determines how much you make. I've found these companies by searching [DONT EVER PAY FOR A LIST. THEY ARE FREE to apply for through the companies].

There are also legitimate companies that have you work from home to telecommute as an ACTUAL employee with benefits & everything. Some DO require you to pay like $50 for a background check. The problem with them though, is that they have certain requirements for your home office/computer requirements. Not to mention, you have to be experienced & they are only hiring sometimes just like any other regular company. & you have to compete with other applicants just like any other job.

Thats all i got for now. lol
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Posted on Thu Oct 29, 2009 11:10 am  

Hi marcusandila,

Thanks for the information. I had thought about setting up a blog. I had heard you can make decent money doing it. But was unsure and really don't know the first thing about it. If you have anymore information on this it would be greatly appreciated.
fireyone



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Posted on Thu Oct 29, 2009 12:56 pm  

I never heard of ebooks. I love to read and I also love to write. This sounds like it could be a very interesting site. Can anyone personal message me and give me the link? I do not believe we are allowed to add links to our posts unless it has something to do with the site. I also would like to know more about blogging. I heard it is a pretty decent thin to do. Anyone with info can list it here or personal message.
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Posted on Thu Oct 29, 2009 9:00 pm  

debra, i would try blogger. It's very user friendly & easy to move things around. As far as affiliate links & things like that... You just sign up for the affliations on each website. Like amazon is really big for bloggers to use to make some extra money. To make money though, you have to have traffic to your website. You can have the best website/blog on the web but if no one goes to it you wont make any money. So, you need to look into SEO [search engine optimization]...I know nothing about that. You can also pay for advertisements on sites related to your topics. Just so long as you advertise your site. The great thing about blogger though, is that they are partnered with google [I THINK] & that helps drive random traffic to your blog.

fireyone, ebooks are just digital formats of a book in pdf format [adobe reader/etc]. Many writers choose to write ebooks because they don't have to actually pay for publications. just google payzload. it is a free ebook site to use. There are many writers on there who are very talented. You could also write your own ebook to sell; which is free they just take a little bit from each sale [i think]. You can buy ebooks on there too. Novels, cookbooks, etc. Pretty much any book can be an ebook. Smile
debranewell2008



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Posted on Thu Oct 29, 2009 10:42 pm  

Hi Marcusandila,

Thanks for the information. I will definitively check into it. I need something to do with all this spare time I have.
marcusandila



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Posted on Fri Oct 30, 2009 7:01 pm  

Debra, that's why I am working on a blog. Too much spare time being unemployed. I keep pretty busy working on house #2 but I feel like crap most of the time because I need a job so bad and nothing is coming up. Sad

I wonder how many sales consultants, like Tupperware & Passion Parties make in their spare time. I've considered becoming a consultant, but at the same time their "start up packages" are too much for any unemployed person to afford. Maybe when I get a job, I'll try my hand at selling for one of the home party companies...
debranewell2008



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Posted on Fri Oct 30, 2009 9:07 pm  

Hi marcusandila,

Not sure how everything works but you could try and sell Tupperware on ebay I sure you would get a lot of traffic there. My mom use to buy Tupperware when I was at home it is very well made but it is so expensive I usually buy that stuff at the dollar store. But I'm sure there are still people that buy it. I wish I could afford it. But any way just an idea.

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