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demwing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 12:44 AM
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To Hell With $4 Gas! Share your LEGIT Work at Home Opportunity
I'm trying Content Writing for websites, but the pay is low and infrequent.

DUers are a WEALTH of knowledge, surely someone here knows of some legitimate telecommute/work-at-home opportunities?

Let's share the knowledge, decrease our carbon footprint, and say "Go To HELL!" to big oil, market speculators, and $4-$5 per gallon gas prices!
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itsrobert Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 12:48 AM
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1. Blog for the Huffington Post
Work for free.
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demwing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 12:53 AM
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2. Legitimate please
I want to treat this seriously, the information could be very valuable...
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Liberal_in_LA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 08:13 PM
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59. lol. Poor bloggers
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TheFarseer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 01:09 AM
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3. United Healthcare
I think half the workers at my company have left to work there in part because you can work from home, which is nice for people with kids. I guess my point is there are some companies that let you work from home.
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Tommy_J Donating Member (668 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 01:29 AM
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4. Interesting idea for a thread

I'm planning to produce a product this year but need to keep my day job. I would love to find a capable person to run a cottage industry. Working from home would be a non-issue, as long as the work got done. The person would need to be local though. Working from home is one thing, long distance is another.
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demwing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 09:08 PM
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61. Thanks. We talk (and write) about change
and I think we need to create that change, and set the example.

I would love to find a way to grow an idea that offers an alternative to corporate America. I know that work-at-home isn't the end-all answer to that issue, but every dollar we take out of the posckets of big oil is a dollar we put back into our own lives, and another step toward independence.
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Thunderstruck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 01:36 AM
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5. For those who can write on topics you care about, you
have the potential of making money from Google Adsense. Three things I can say about this: One, it's not a scam. It's Google and is legit. Two, I make money from it myself. And three, the amount of money you make is dependent on the amount of effort you want to put in.

There are a couple of ways to make money from Adsense in my experience. Purchase domains and then begin filling them with content. I suggest you write about stuff you enjoy so that it maintains your interest. And it helps that your hobby or whatever you write about has as narrow a niche as profitably possible. Narrow focus sharply targets your audience, making it more likely that the ads Adsense displays will be clicked, thereby making you money.

The drawback for many people, especially those looking to make money and not spend it, is that to do your own websites with your own domains you must first buy the domains and then you must purchase monthly hosting. And, you must renew the domains at least once a year. That can cost a fair amount of money when added up over the entire year. So, how can you make money from Adsense without having your own domains and websites?

The answer is you offer to write articles for other people to publish on their website and in exchange for your article or blog post the website owner, who already uses Adsense in their own posts, instead puts your Adsense code in the ad slot on the page with your article. This helps the website owner with fresh content for his or her site but it also encourages the author to produce quality work so that the article gets linked to, increasing traffic and clicks on your ad.

For instance, let's say your hobby is chess. You're pretty good and feel you have things to say about the game of chess, strategy, philosophy. You find a site that discusses the game of chess and sells related products. The owner agrees to the exchange of content for Adsense placement. Then, you write what I call "anchor article". This is an article that is very helpful. Your article is about a particular strategy that improves a players game. It is so good that other sites and forums and social media begin linking to it as a reference. THIS is where Adsense begins paying off.

I personally own several domains for which I currently make such arrangements. I am currently in need of alternative energy articles, especially solar, for a busy website. But I could also use some articles about camping and other outdoors activities, especially real life experiences. But there are also freelance opportunities which I myself use and can vouch for. If you can write, you can hire yourself out. I just hired someone from elance.com to write 10 articles for me. However, with an arrangement like that, the writer I hired made just $100 one time for those 10 articles. If he had written them with an agreement to publish his Adsense ads on the 10 articles, he could have possibly made $100 per month instead.

Anyways, if you want to know more you can PM me but this is not a scam and it doesn't cost you anything but the time it takes you to create a 400-word article and an easy to obtain Adsense account. Like I said, I make money this way and if you can communicate effictively you can too.
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rocktivity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 07:27 AM
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16. Here's where you can learn the basics of online marketing for free
and get some other legitimate smart passive income ideas.

I pay about $130 a year for hosting. Domains run about $10 year. It does take 3-6 months before you start seeing steady results.

:headbang:
rocktivity
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Motown_Johnny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 09:16 AM
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18. So, for a start up cost of around $500.00 -$750.00 and then $130.00 a month
what kind of returns do you see (feel free to be general, I don't mean to pry) and how much time have you needed to invest?


Are there other start up costs?

Do I need any special skills or equipment?

What do the people offering the free marketing course get out of this?

What am I missing here? This Works?!?!





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rocktivity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 12:59 PM
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33. The free basic course is offered in hopes that you'll want to pay up to $97 a month
Edited on Sun Apr-24-11 01:19 PM by rocktivity
for their included Web hosting, advanced training, and access to Web site-creating and market research tools. (link)

And here's an article marketing course for only $29, nothing else to buy.

I've been putting in about four hours a day for the past five months. Sales are starting to trickle in steadily.

Do read through the basic course, at least.

:headbang:
rocktivity
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Thunderstruck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 05:30 PM
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48. "Sales are starting to trickle in steadily. "
Congratulations, rocktivity! Feels good don't it?

I make my entire living online and having a blast! :)
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rocktivity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-26-11 09:56 AM
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63. Well, that's my ultimate goal (before my savings and employment run out)
Been doing article marketing, have moved into physical products and text message marketing for local businesses.

:headbang:
rocktivity
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conflictgirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 01:36 AM
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6. Check virtualvocations.com
It's a subscription site, but I get free job listings and don't pay for anything.

Some commercial websites also pay their discussion board moderators - that's what I do and I work f/t from home, in addition to doing some content writing.

Do you do any work for Demand Studios for content writing? At $15 an article it's not a lot, but it can add up.
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wake.up.america Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 01:38 AM
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7. I translate German-English, English-German. Always open for more assignments. n/t.
Edited on Sun Apr-24-11 01:38 AM by wake.up.america
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TheCanadianLiberal Donating Member (245 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 01:38 AM
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8. I pay 5.76/G
Gas posts a lot
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InkAddict Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 01:48 AM
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9. If you are a neurosurgeon, lawyer, or a rocket scientist, you could
surely qualify to proofread typists' inferior grammar, spelling errors, listening errors, and missing information. Oops! I mean doctors' dictation. I hear physicians, among others, now send anything and everything by attaching a simple "Dictated but not signed, read, or reviewed" to expedite delivery. Little do they understand that those documents also go largely unread as well on the other end unless there is a crisis, simply being initialed and charted.

Of course, I hear these LEGIT companies pay on commission per errors caught, and somehow those errors magically vanish when sent electronically through a process of multiple proofreaders, but then somehow magically reappear in YOUR medical records, your court documents, or your favorite science media publications.

Seriously, Google this and we can compete for the same mythological living wage jobs while chatting up a storm on the social networks about why we didn't get our paychecks last Friday, why no work was placed in our queue, and why a colon is misplaced.

http://www.getmedicaltranscriptionjobs.com/job-seekers/...



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Akoto Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 02:01 AM
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10. Prior to disability, I worked from home for Alpine Access.
Edited on Sun Apr-24-11 02:04 AM by Akoto
Most of the jobs are either customer service or technical support, but they are actual jobs with hourly pay, whether there are callers or not. You're even hired as an employee, so they take out for your taxes and so on. I enjoyed it, as much as one can enjoy customer service. :)
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mwooldri Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 01:50 PM
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36. +1
I don't work for Alpine Access, only a company that contracts with them. Their customer service representatives as a group on numerous occasions have managed to beat my employers owned & operated physical call centers in terms of customer satisfaction scores - including my own.
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crazyjoe Donating Member (921 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 09:20 PM
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40. what kind of disablity keeps you from working on the phone?
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vim876 Donating Member (268 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 05:35 PM
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49. generalized anxiety disorder, for one...
Also deafness, I imagine.
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Ghost in the Machine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 05:44 PM
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50. Both arms amputated in a feak accident involving a penguin and a frisbee...
A bad neck keeps me from dialing the phone with my nose, too... I would use my toes, but they were bitten off by a shark during a surfing trip to the Great Barrier Reef...


Seriously, what kind of question is that?? Maybe they had a stroke or two and the muscles on one side of their face don't work, causing a bad speech impairment or something...
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blondeatlast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 07:45 PM
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57. What business is it of yours? nt
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demwing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 11:12 AM
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45. thanks for the lead, will check it out /nt
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yankeepants Donating Member (602 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 04:23 AM
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11. I started working for a local successful dog trainer
and eventually we added an "At Home" feature to his training program in which I take a dog/puppy home with me for a week for enhanced training. They are potty trained, socialized with cats, dogs and humans, learn manners as well as thier basic obedience. I know it's not for everyone but it has worked out nicely for me. It has kept me busy, paid, and I have had the pleasure of having the company of puppies.
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SheilaT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 12:35 PM
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32. What a cool thing to do.
Would you care to share what you get paid per puppy?
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rocktivity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 11:46 PM
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42. Do you know how to train dogs not to be "rats"?
Edited on Sun Apr-24-11 11:54 PM by rocktivity
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Betty88 Donating Member (437 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 05:32 AM
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12. any job that you do from a computer at work..
can be done from your computer at home. Mrs.88 works from home much of the time unless she has to go in for meetings. All you need is an network admin willing to set up a VPN or the right software to let your computer at home control your computer at work. That and a little call forwarding and your set.

Things you need at home:
Good computer
comfortable chair
some sort of broadband internet access

Content writing for websites sounds like the perfect job to do from home. Mrs.88 is the marketing director and webmaster for her company some days it just does not pay to go in, the time is better spent working with those over seas in different time zones.
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Fumesucker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 06:44 AM
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13. For those who have mechanical and computer skills and a garage or similar..
Edited on Sun Apr-24-11 06:47 AM by Fumesucker
There is a revolution in computer controlled machine tools going on for the last ten years or so, highly expensive, complex and dedicated machine controllers are being replaced by a standard desktop PC running inexpensive or even free software, indeed there is a even a version of Linux specifically developed for real time machine control, Linux EMC. My brother and I have retrofitted an older computerized milling machine with new electronics driven by a PC and now make gun and camera accessories in our small shop on my brother's property.

We sell on Ebay, Gunbrokers and several other auction type sites.

This is my fourth computer controlled machine tool that I've either built from scratch or retrofitted an old machine, I've got a lot of experience in this field now and would be happy to help any DUer who is interested in this type opportunity.



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thanks_imjustlurking Donating Member (462 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 09:40 AM
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21. That sounds really interesting, even though I don't know I thing about it!
I can't even picture what you might make - could you post a link to one of your eBay listings?
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Fumesucker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 09:56 AM
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23. I don't want to link to my main business for several reasons..
But this is something I made on the machine in about four hours, it's a minor sideline satisfying a strong but limited need in a small market of collectors, if you saturate the market the price will drop precipitously.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2207...

You can see the feedback I got here..

http://feedback.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewFeedback2...
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thanks_imjustlurking Donating Member (462 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 10:29 AM
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24. ? You made that?
From the listing, it sounds like an antique.
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Fumesucker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 11:36 AM
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27. How so? Victorian describes a style, antique or an actual date denotes age.
The buyer, a knowledgeable and sophisticated collector, was delighted and specifically said so in her feedback.

Authentic materials and craftsmanship using modern tools and techniques.





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lumberjack_jeff Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 05:55 PM
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52. +1
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Obamanaut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 07:03 AM
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14. Become a dog groomer. The lady who does two of my furkids works
at home in her converted garage, and stays busy, and people pick up and deliver her customers.

Based on what I pay, one could get $280 a day, just for 8 dogs at an hour each.

Working at home, people paying cash, for someone who likes dogs it's all good.

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Vinca Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 07:16 AM
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15. I've worked from home for years selling on ebay.
I do have to go out on the hunt for treasures to sell, though. So far I've been able to keep my travels and trips to the post office to less than a tank of gas a week. In any case, you can take a deduction on taxes for gas.
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Fumesucker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 07:48 AM
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17. Yep, buy what you know..
I know tools pretty well, I bought this vintage Craftsman router recently for two dollars at a thrift store and sold it for much more than that on ebay.

I'll also point out to anyone interested that your pictures are important, I write my ebay ads in html and host the pictures elsewhere because ebay's picture service bites hard. People are visual creatures for the most part and a good picture sells better than any description. I say as little as possible and let my pictures speak for the piece.





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Vinca Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 12:07 PM
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28. I'd probably spring 2 bucks for that too, but I wouldn't have a clue what it was!
:rofl: Half the fun is in identifying things. I'll keep you in mind when I find tools - they're a mystery to me.
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demwing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 09:20 AM
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19. Great Ideas everyone, Let's keep this rolling!
Commute-free employment is the future. Profit = revenue-costs. If we can't get a raise, lets reduce our expenses and live green!
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jberryhill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 09:24 AM
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20. Trolling!

About every couple of days, there is a thread about all the paid trolls on DU.

The only piece missing is where to sign up.
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nashville_brook Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 09:41 AM
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22. not exactly what you're looking for, but i work for a Commercial Real Estate firm, and the trend
right now that companies are seeking ways to reduce their office space requirements by having "back office" work telecommute. This has translated as IT, HR, and accounting, as well as some administrative work. Personally, I think putting HR outside of the office is really counter-intuitive, but that's what's happening.

so, my suggestion is that if you're in any of these fields and are interested in working from home, you might let it be known that you're interested in a telecommuting option so this gets on your company's radar. if you're unemployed and have skills in these areas, you might double-down your search b/c this sort of shift will cause some slack in the job market.

for the record, i don't see this as a great short-term trend, b/c companies are taking "big" positions and making them smaller, lower paying. but, if you need to work from home, this might provide some opportunity.
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Dappleganger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 10:36 AM
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25. I buy and sell on craigslist each week.
Pretty much anything, lots of electronics (game-related in particular). If you know bikes it can also be a good thing to flip.
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Corgigal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 10:40 AM
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26. I work for LiveOps
I work out of my little office in the back of my house. My friend the corgi dog is always with me. If youre calling into a major pizza chain and you hear a woof..say hi. It pay around 9-18 and hour. Depends on how good your are and how fast you can be.
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demwing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 08:49 PM
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37. Ill check that out, thanks! /nt
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Armstead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 11:49 PM
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44. Huh? You mean if I order a pizza, the call gets routed somewhere else?
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krabigirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 12:07 PM
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29. I write for patch.com, as well as for private clients, but I also do the content mills.
Luckily, my husband makes enough that my freelance wages are just a nice bonus. However, I am trying to expand on it for the future, when my kids are in school and i have more time to work.
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Throd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 12:11 PM
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30. Graphic Designer
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Blue_In_AK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 12:20 PM
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31. I worked at home for several years
Edited on Sun Apr-24-11 12:22 PM by Blue_In_AK
as a legal transcriptionist. My 25 years' experience as a legal secretary/paralegal were invaluable. When my firm downsized in 2000 and I decided I didn't want to stick around with the remaining people, I transitioned easily into doing the transcripts at home. It was fun, like watching TV crime dramas with my ears. :)

Now I'm 100% retired except for the photography.
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blondeatlast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 07:52 PM
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58. I'd be very interested in doing such work. How did you
find that opportunity?

I'm a paralegal with extensive editing and freelance writing skills. I'm currently unemployed and considering moving out of state so that could get me by (and keep my idle hands out of trouble) for the time being.

Any information you could offer would be helpful! Thank you!
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riderinthestorm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 01:10 PM
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34. Well, I'm a farmer so my answer's obvious. Start gardening!
While I have acres, Jules Dervaes manages on 1/10 of an acre and has a profitable organic business.

http://julesdervaes.com/
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mwooldri Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 01:24 PM
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35. My employer is closing down our local facilities.
Working from home was given as an option for a lot of us, and I have taken up their offer to work from home as operations at the facilities wind down.

I know someone up-post mentioned Alpine Access. Very much a legitimate company, and my employers contract with them from time to time. (FYI: I will not post who I work for publically).
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Courtesy Flush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 06:31 PM
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54. Similar story here
Only I'm a civil servant. They're sending people home so they can close offices. This is expected to be permanent, even if the economy recovers.

I'd be taking intake calls for child abuse and neglect reports (if I get the position). Not something the public can apply for, though, since they only want experienced caseworkers doing it.
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Lydia Leftcoast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 08:56 PM
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38. I'm a Japanese-English translator, not a job open to everyone, admittedly
but it works for me.
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crazyjoe Donating Member (921 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 09:18 PM
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39. stuff envelopes, you can make a good living.
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demwing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 09:31 PM
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41. C'mon, legitimate opportunities please /nt
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Armstead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 11:48 PM
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43. Freelance writing for newwspapers
Not big bucks but there are opportunities there on the local level.
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backscatter712 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 11:54 AM
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46. I'm going to try writing Android apps.
Edited on Mon Apr-25-11 11:55 AM by backscatter712
I've got an Android smartphone, I have it rooted, I've downloaded the Android Development Kit (which is available free online), and I've got some programming skills, so I'm going to try making some simple apps. You can either charge for them (though getting enough paying customers is hard because of the proliferation of free apps) or you can embed Google advertisements in your apps and rake in some advertising money.

It's not particularly hard to get an app on the Android Market.

I probably won't get rich this way, but it might get me some pizza money.
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The Straight Story Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 05:27 PM
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47. kick (nt)
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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 05:50 PM
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51. Garden as you can to decrease food costs associated with transportation.
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demwing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 08:58 PM
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Do you, or anyone else here, have any experience putting together a co-op garden?
I don't know how much money can be made, but the food would be fresh, cheaper than the store, and (if desired) organic... All pluses. Anyone ever Started one that can wlk us through the process?
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Raksha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-27-11 07:16 PM
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65. I'm interested in starting a co-op garden also, but have NO idea where to start.
So anyone who answers your questions is answering mine too. Every time I pass a vacant lot I imagine turning it into a community garden.
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demwing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 08:58 PM
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60. Do you, or anyone else here, have any experience putting together a co-op garden?
I don't know how much money can be made, but the food would be fresh, cheaper than the store, and (if desired) organic... All pluses. Anyone ever Started one that can walk us through the process?
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ohheckyeah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 06:26 PM
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53. I work for an online
Edited on Mon Apr-25-11 06:28 PM by ohheckyeah
company by the name of Lionbridge. You can get information here: http://en-us.lionbridge.com/MultilingualSearch.aspx?pag...

I can't say a whole lot because of an NDA but it's legit. I've been working for them since October 2010.

If you want something just to make a few extra bucks that easy (especially compared to Lionbridge) try ChaCha. http://becomeaguide.chacha.com /

Another legitimate work at home opportunity is LiveWork: https://www.livework.com /
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Courtesy Flush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 06:34 PM
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55. I know somebody who had to turn down business.
They had a sideline screen printing business, and printed tee shirts for local sports teams, clubs, reunions, etc. They had regular jobs and did this part time, and it took up too much of their time, so they quit. And that's in a small town.
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trueblue2007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 07:26 PM
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56. i am an AVON LADY
I'm an AVON lady and i can sell AVON to people all over the USA. They just buy from my web store, I don't even have to deliver the products!! I can also sell to family and friends. ALL OVER THE COUNTRY. To get started in AVON, it just costs $10.00. You can earn commissions from the products and also earn commissions from people who enroll as AVON reps under you. My AVON store: http://www.youravon.com/pbartch


i also have my own jerky store. we have 3 kinds of jerky BEEF, BUFFALO OR TURKEY Jerky!company. Jerky Direct products provide a healthy, all natural source of protein. Many of our products contain no preservatives, no added MSG, no nitrites, no Erythorbate, no artificial ingredients, and are only minimally processed. Monthly membership is just $12.00 + 1.95 shipping! You can earn by by wholesale and reselling and you can also can earn commissions from people who enroll under you. We also have All Natural Fruit Stix and All Natural Turkey Pet treats!! My link is http://patsjerkyteam.jerkydirect.com /

MY HUSBAND BUYS JERKY TO GIVE TO HIS CUSTOMERS AND THEY ALL LOVE IT. I don't make a ton of money with either AVON or Jerky Direct but I LOVE the products!!! Both companies have a great reputation, I hope you'll be interested in my work at hope ventures.

pat
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demwing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-26-11 09:33 AM
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62. How do you advertise?
it seems like there are a large number of Avon distributors, how do you distinguish yourself?
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AlabamaLibrul Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-27-11 06:44 PM
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64. I know of/am doing on a small scale
cell phones.

But I don't really have the money to do it proper. I see how it could easily grow to a serious business with the (very modest compared to "real businesses") amount of money for inventory though.
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