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I was wondering if anyone has an idea for how to make a little bit of extra money, perhaps $200 - $400 a month. I have a full time job, and am not really in any financial trouble, but theres a lot of things I really need, and moving out, getting a more reliable car, and tools are whats eating up my paycheck.

I want to buy a decent mountain bike by the time the weather's good (May-ish), something in the ~$1000 range, and also a new computer, since my current is about 5 years old.

So a second job is really out of the question since I commute for a couple of hours a day and don't really have time for another shift somewhere. But if you have any ideas, maybe internet related, something that doesn't take too long, I would be grateful.

Please don't say porn.

posted by  Mathew

Porn.


:laughing: J/P

Selling on eBay would be my best suggestion...or, I know there was this thing where you could make money from searching google, and they pay you through paypal, I've tried it, but then gave up when I found out paypal needed a credit card :laughing:

posted by  chris_knows

homemade pron =P

lol, did you know porn is really easy to get into? not that ive looked for it... :hi:

but ya, try all those stupid internet pop ups that people think are jack, i bet you find one that actually works

posted by  ride3k

Porn..or sell yourself. Fun job that pays.

posted by  newyorker

SMC

search that on ebay. Become an SMC reseller, cheap to buy into, easy to make money off of. My sister has sold that stuff for about a year, generally rakes in about 500$ a month...without trying that hard.

posted by  dodgerforlife

well everyone suggest it so porn...

but on a more serious note perhaps if your good enough you can go to places and ask them if you want to make a website for them depending on the difficulty you can charge whats fair or a little above fair:hi: 5-10 websites should be good enough for 25-50 dollars a pop

posted by  salimander13

Thanks I'll look it up, but before I do, is it legal? May seem like a dumb question, but it has to be legit. I've heard of a lot of "funny" stuff going on EBAY.

posted by  Mathew

I can make a webpage, but not a very good one. I'm fairly decent at Photoshop though, is there any money to be made off of that?

posted by  Mathew

Well I looked it up, its obviously legal, but what exactly do you do? What experience do you need? What sort of commitment is required?

posted by  Mathew

all you really need to know how to do is post items on ebay.

you pay for the membership, which is cheap. you post their items on ebay at whatever price you set(as long as it covers your cost) and whatever you make above and beyond the cost of the item, you keep. SMC will handle the shipping.

posted by  dodgerforlife

So basically you are like a salesman for this company, except you sell on Ebay. They cover the rest. Sounds interesting.

posted by  Mathew

And now how do you get into this SMC stuff?

posted by  Golddragoner

Advert Alert!!!!!!!!!!!! LMAO. Where's Bav....:laughing: Arrest him boys...:laughing:

posted by  97Talonchik

The reason I brought this up is because my friend does it and hes like 15 yrs old. He makes the prices that i've listed per page he makes.

posted by  salimander13

Creating webpages doesn't seem like too bad of an idea. I have a friend who actually makes some decent cash doing that.

You could try selling some old stuff you don't use anymore.
It depends on what you are into. Depends on what you are into. My brother is really into music and does recording and produces music for people out of his house.

Don't guys get paid to donate sperm...?

Haha. Before someone takes that literally, let me clarify that i'm just kidding.

posted by  SmileLines

I tried but got tons of different things, could you please elaborate.

posted by  Pythias

guess it's hard to find on ebay...


you can join direct at http://www.smcorp.com/


and no, it's technically not advertising, as I'm not making anything off of this.

posted by  dodgerforlife

Even if you are just kidding, in Canada, we don't get paid for our ball butter. Hence the name sperm "donation".

posted by  dodgerforlife

Ball butter? I haven't heard that one yet.lol :laughing:

posted by  SmileLines

Yes in fact they do but you have to meet requirements sometimes but I think it pays something like $75 a squirt I guess you could say.

posted by  Spanky2324

"Spanky" would know all about it lmao!

And if you didnt notice, Mathew is Canadian, and up here in Canuckville, our man juice is worthless in the ways of pulling the pudding.

posted by  dodgerforlife

I don't know about yours, but I'm sure I could get some money off of mine :laughing:

posted by  chris_knows

Have you or anyone here tried this? Does this actually work?

posted by  Pythias

I'll quote myself for this one...



So yes, I do know someone who has actually used it.

posted by  dodgerforlife

Yes I was just wondering if anyone else has had experience, such as possibly yourself and you didn't mention it. One last question, how time consuming is it to do this? I have a job and school right now but I am definitely considering this.

posted by  Pythias

Hey hey it was on tv one day and you never know when you could use that extra cash for something you do at home for free right dodger now you should know all about that one:laughing: j/k

posted by  Spanky2324

Well if it's that easy I definitely think I wil; invest the 300$, also once you do it, it explains how to do everything correcT? Just making sure :PP

posted by  Pythias

$300?...I thought it was like $40 for a membership, and your good?

posted by  chris_knows

how to do what?....

posted by  dodgerforlife

I mean i read through all the pages and KINDA understand it so let me see fi i do. You buy the 300$ membership, then you can get the products for their base retail, and sell them at the suggested prices right? Such as one thing base retail was around 12.37 and suggested price was 37.00 And you sell them on ebay or watever, once they are sold you call in your orders and they are shipped for free, and the difference between what you sold it for, and the retail price is the money you make, am I right?

posted by  Pythias

Get on your grind and hussle that dough.:thumbs:

posted by  newyorker

you dont even have to call it in...submit it online :) they do the rest. but yes, thats the idea. they even tell you shipping rates, so you can get the ebayers to pay for the shipping costs.

posted by  dodgerforlife

if your not lazy and dont mind working one day on the weekend for a few hours during the spring summer and fall you can mow grass. i made around 250 a week from april till november. tax free:hi:

posted by  adamc44

Ok well if it is that easy, I think I will definitely try it. I mean if your sister can make 500$ not too hard, I have much more time and should be able to make 1,000$ possibly. Of course if you put something up on that ebay and it doesn't sell you are still charged the money but I think this sounds like a great idea. One last question though, how is it that they are able to sell it to you for the base retail price, of course the 300$ initial memberships can't give them that much profit especially if you are continuing to make money can they?

posted by  Pythias

Not sure if eBay would be the best place to sell it...look at how much some of the stuff goes for:

American Eagle Bookends
Retail: $23.95
Your Cost: $7.95
Your Profit: $16.00

But you can get it on eBay for $7.00:
http://cgi.ebay.com/New-PATRIOTIC-American-Bald-EAGLE-Detailed-BOOKENDS_W0Q QitemZ4437099896QQcategoryZ20551QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Not sure where you'd sell them...

posted by  chris_knows

SO then where does your sister sell them at Dodgerforlife?

posted by  Pythias

ebay.


note how the shipping cost is 13.95$...that's another way to make the money. overcharge for shipping.

posted by  dodgerforlife

I think I'll play it safe for now, I went and searched some on google got a ton of complaints on it, I'd rather not risk 300$. Thanks anyway.

posted by  Pythias

Or he could listen to me, do what I do, get on his grind, and hussle!:banghead:

posted by  newyorker

What?

posted by  Pythias

I think he meant hustlin' money from foo's...
I'm a hustler, I'm a hustler homey

I got the product, narcotics for customers homey
Feins open they be smoking like a muffler homey
niggas phoney so I only got a couple of homey
If you a hustler I could, I could **** wit you homey
You spend a couple of bucks I stay in touch with you homey
I get money I get 20 to K I got 20 strip although I'm 20 today
I get cake from buds and haze I'm making dubs
they hating cause I'm on the grind like I'm making love
with cops got the block hot like a jamaican club
cop wait, wait for a droute then I make a fllod
try to take my cake you gone take a slug
But you can take my information if you taking drugs
cause I can sell raid to a bug
I'm a hustler I can sell salt to a slug


I'm a hustler, I'm a I'm a hustler homey
I'm a hustler, I'm a I'm a hustler homey
Nigga ask about me nigga nigga ask about me


Married to the game, same bride just a new dru
I do more then just do to
cause my bills come in to soon, my son gone be two soon
royalty check come in like once in a bluemoon
but I'm getting my doe for doing shows
I made more money on the grind then on the road
that's why I stay fly and flying on hoes
car's are so cool,Aston no shoes
just a rubberband on my wrist, no jewels
I ain't got to prove I'm rich, I'm no fool
I know the rules I ain't got time for it
and they will hateyou deal with the real cake
and they on the corner
from morning to real late
I deal weight and if you bastards dought me
I'm a hustler ask about, ask about me

I'm a hustler, I'm a I'm a hustler homey
I'm a hustler, I'm a I'm a hustler homey
Nigga ask about me nigga nigga ask about me

Yeah they made you got saved don't be spend the change
In fifth grade I was hustling my genesis game
I was dumb young selling chew gum to my classmate
on the cash chase moving at a fast pace
never been a dummy never did what the dummies do
so I had a mill to burn before I turned 22
more money , more problem is true cause the more money
I make the more problem for you
yeah I used dude voice props to the boy sean
he made it a hot line I made a hot song
So stop drawing man you got to respect it
I'm the best swizz got to perfected don't mess with
C-A-double S-I-D-Ycause I became the best when B-I-G died
the kid do it big like P-U-N cuse
I'm nice P-A-C with the P-E-N

:laughing:...Now that's a song, some of you could learn :smoke:

posted by  chris_knows

THAT is what im talking about.
hus·tle - To sell or get by questionable or aggressive means: hustled stolen watches; hustling spare change.
Getting on the grind - Hustling a lot/excessively
NOW GET ON THAT GRIND HOMIE!

posted by  newyorker

You guys are a bunch of hip hop nerds. :laughing:

posted by  Mathew

Naah dawg, why you all up in my grille? You got me straight trippin', I be just listening to tha music, I ain't one of 'em gangsta's :laughing:

Seriously though, I just listen to that, although you couldn't tell from the way I dress :laughing:

posted by  chris_knows

I like Cascada, DJ Tiesto, etc.etc. Jay-Z, Biggie, 2pac because its lyrical rap, but other than that the whole "rims" "grillze" and "cash fo dat ass" doesnt appeal to me.
Favorite rap lyric
Im not a businessman im a business man! - Jay-Z

posted by  newyorker

Wow it's went from a money making thread to what we listen to thread. Ok we'll put it this way. I'm on Bart this morning listening to Lamb of God real loud on my ipod and reading the newspaper(ever see a sophisticated metalhead?:smoke: ) and this lady looks at me hella funny. I thought it was funny though cause I had my starbucks my SF chronicle and some metal blaring. Good times.

posted by  Spanky2324

What?:laughing:

posted by  newyorker

Well thats good to hear, let the music live on!

posted by  Mathew

Has anyone tried online survey's? If so any good sites? I am going to spend a few hours searching tomorrow, see if I can't come up with at least ONE legit one/

posted by  Pythias

Let us know!

posted by  Mathew

Trust me I will, and none of the sites that charge to make money. I truly believe the sites are out there, you must just sort through all the scams. :banghead:

posted by  Pythias

Well I scoped out about every decent site, and I found about 3 select ones that seem to have been reviewed AUTHENTICALLY and actually work but they charge around 35-60$ for joining. So for now my search is done, once I get some free cash in a few months I will sign up for one and see what happens. Too bad we can't all pool in like 4 dollars and have one person sign up and see if it works :mrgreen: lol

posted by  Pythias

I'll pay $5 from PayPal if everyone else is willing...

posted by  chris_knows

As will I.

posted by  Spanky2324

Me as well, If we can pull together something like... 40$ or so we can do it. Tomorrow I will choose one for us to try and post it to everyone's approval who is putting in, or pm if it is advertising. :banghead:

posted by  Pythias

GET ON YOUR GRIND!!! I know Harris Poll online is decent, but I dont know if they pay. I tihnk they just give you points towards stuff.

posted by  newyorker

So...Anyone else want in? :roll:

posted by  chris_knows

Start Grinding!

posted by  newyorker

I'm not good with hustling...my technique was to ask everyone for bus money...problem is, most people I'd ask knew I can't take the bus for my life, and live just a 10 minute walk away from the school :laughing:...But I'll still try it lol.

posted by  chris_knows

*Bump* lol

I just got a package from SMC (after 4 weeks :doh: ), and they called me, telling me about their stuff, $40 a month, or $340 for a lifetime guarantee, and you get either $100 or $200 of free stuff...

They pressured me to get started, and you get a coach and stuff, and the guy was like
"So how much do you plan on making, like 500 to 1,000 dollar?"...I was planning for more like $300 lol...

I would have signed up, but you need a credit card, and I have to wait until my parents come home for that :ohcrap:

He also mentioned a special for today where if I was to sign up I get a free website (they make everything, I just choose my templates, and the headings of the pages)...

I'll tell you guys (if anyone's interested lol) if I sign up, and whether the results are good :mrgreen:

posted by  chris_knows

I know what this is...

a post whore thread:smoke:

posted by  nighthawk

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