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Work for yourself thread! Post your skills, abilities, talents and hobbies for GLP's ideas to be your own boss

 
BoatyMcBoatFace

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I've wanted to work for myself for a while, but I don't know what would be marketable and bring me the same or better income than I make now. Or really how to get started, for that matter.

I figure others here on GLP have a similar goal to work for themselves, but might need some ideas on how they could use their existing skills, hobbies, talents to start something of their own to free them from the man.

And I'm sure others here have some ideas about how people can use those skills and become successfully self-employed.

Post it all here and lets all become independently wealthy.

fuckyeah5

Last Edited by BoatyMcBoatface on 12/28/2016 12:02 AM
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"If one understands that socialism is not a share-the-wealth program, but is in reality a method to consolidate and control the wealth, then the seeming paradox of super-rich men promoting socialism becomes no paradox at all. Instead it becomes the logical, even the perfect tool of power-seeking megalomaniacs. Communism, or more accurately, socialism, is not a movement of the downtrodden masses, but of the economic elite." -- Gary Allen, 1971

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"Godless places have faithless problems."

Thoughts do not come from you; you do not create thoughts; you are not your thoughts; every thought is a lie.
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BoatyMcBoatFace  (OP)

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12/28/2016 12:14 AM

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Re: Work for yourself thread! Post your skills, abilities, talents and hobbies for GLP's ideas to be your own boss
One of the mods (I think) posted a bunch of ideas of how to make money a while back that had some great ideas in it. One of them was to make radio commercials.. Anyone have a link to that thread?

One idea I had for myself was SEO, but that market is so saturated and filled with fraudsters; it's difficult to create a marketable presence.

Post your skills GLP! I and other GLPers might have some ideas for you
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"If one understands that socialism is not a share-the-wealth program, but is in reality a method to consolidate and control the wealth, then the seeming paradox of super-rich men promoting socialism becomes no paradox at all. Instead it becomes the logical, even the perfect tool of power-seeking megalomaniacs. Communism, or more accurately, socialism, is not a movement of the downtrodden masses, but of the economic elite." -- Gary Allen, 1971

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"Godless places have faithless problems."

Thoughts do not come from you; you do not create thoughts; you are not your thoughts; every thought is a lie.
2 Corinthians 10:5 - [link to www.biblegateway.com (secure)]
1 Kings 19:11-13 - [link to www.biblegateway.com (secure)]
Psalm 46:10 - [link to www.biblegateway.com (secure)]
BoatyMcBoatFace  (OP)

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12/28/2016 12:48 AM

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"I'm already self employed but won't share my secrets"

New, different ideas aren't a threat to your established self employment.
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"If one understands that socialism is not a share-the-wealth program, but is in reality a method to consolidate and control the wealth, then the seeming paradox of super-rich men promoting socialism becomes no paradox at all. Instead it becomes the logical, even the perfect tool of power-seeking megalomaniacs. Communism, or more accurately, socialism, is not a movement of the downtrodden masses, but of the economic elite." -- Gary Allen, 1971

--

"Godless places have faithless problems."

Thoughts do not come from you; you do not create thoughts; you are not your thoughts; every thought is a lie.
2 Corinthians 10:5 - [link to www.biblegateway.com (secure)]
1 Kings 19:11-13 - [link to www.biblegateway.com (secure)]
Psalm 46:10 - [link to www.biblegateway.com (secure)]
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12/28/2016 12:53 AM

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I've wanted to work for myself for a while, but I don't know what would be marketable and bring me the same or better income than I make now. Or really how to get started, for that matter.

I figure others here on GLP have a similar goal to work for themselves, but might need some ideas on how they could use their existing skills, hobbies, talents to start something of their own to free them from the man.

And I'm sure others here have some ideas about how people can use those skills and become successfully self-employed.

Post it all here and lets all become independently wealthy.

fuckyeah5
 Quoting: BoatyMcBoatFace


I work for myself doing smaller home repair. That means painting, trim and baseboard work, drywall repairs and small bathroom remodels.

I'm very good at what I do and charge an according wage. Don't waste time working for poorer people, always keep trying to upgrade your clientel. Rich people expect to pay good money for a reliable, trustworthy service.

I've found that the decision maker of every household is the wife, and if they believe that you say, even if you're more expensive, you'll get the job.

Finally, you must listen to what your customers want, explain it back to them in your words. Then tell them how you're going to do it and how much it's going to cost. Then be true to your word!
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12/28/2016 12:57 AM
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I would imagine its tough to beat Amazon on price. Whenever I do a search the small mom & pop stores can't compete.
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I've wanted to work for myself for a while, but I don't know what would be marketable and bring me the same or better income than I make now. Or really how to get started, for that matter.

I figure others here on GLP have a similar goal to work for themselves, but might need some ideas on how they could use their existing skills, hobbies, talents to start something of their own to free them from the man.

And I'm sure others here have some ideas about how people can use those skills and become successfully self-employed.

Post it all here and lets all become independently wealthy.

fuckyeah5
 Quoting: BoatyMcBoatFace


I work for myself doing smaller home repair. That means painting, trim and baseboard work, drywall repairs and small bathroom remodels.

I'm very good at what I do and charge an according wage. Don't waste time working for poorer people, always keep trying to upgrade your clientel. Rich people expect to pay good money for a reliable, trustworthy service.

I've found that the decision maker of every household is the wife, and if they believe that you say, even if you're more expensive, you'll get the job.

Finally, you must listen to what your customers want, explain it back to them in your words. Then tell them how you're going to do it and how much it's going to cost. Then be true to your word!
 Quoting: WaitTressSandwhich


I could use your services to flip my house WaitTressSandwhich.. :) I bought a house when I wasn't ready, and it's a fucking boat anchor to me... My dad is a carpenter who wanted to build homes, but never succeeded so I rejected his craft and went into technology. I know nothing about doing my own remodels properly, and frankly have no interest in learning or doing that kind of work myself. I would be one of your 'poorer' people... :)

For those that are handy, your reply here has some great insight...

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"If one understands that socialism is not a share-the-wealth program, but is in reality a method to consolidate and control the wealth, then the seeming paradox of super-rich men promoting socialism becomes no paradox at all. Instead it becomes the logical, even the perfect tool of power-seeking megalomaniacs. Communism, or more accurately, socialism, is not a movement of the downtrodden masses, but of the economic elite." -- Gary Allen, 1971

--

"Godless places have faithless problems."

Thoughts do not come from you; you do not create thoughts; you are not your thoughts; every thought is a lie.
2 Corinthians 10:5 - [link to www.biblegateway.com (secure)]
1 Kings 19:11-13 - [link to www.biblegateway.com (secure)]
Psalm 46:10 - [link to www.biblegateway.com (secure)]
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I would imagine its tough to beat Amazon on price. Whenever I do a search the small mom & pop stores can't compete.
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I hate how cheapest price rules everything

Getting by is how you win , fuck that


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I would imagine its tough to beat Amazon on price. Whenever I do a search the small mom & pop stores can't compete.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 10485453


I hate how cheapest price rules everything

Getting by is how you win , fuck that


oyesbutt
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It's capitalism, but globalism fucked the model.... destabilize a local currency, then exploit the country for its resources.
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"If one understands that socialism is not a share-the-wealth program, but is in reality a method to consolidate and control the wealth, then the seeming paradox of super-rich men promoting socialism becomes no paradox at all. Instead it becomes the logical, even the perfect tool of power-seeking megalomaniacs. Communism, or more accurately, socialism, is not a movement of the downtrodden masses, but of the economic elite." -- Gary Allen, 1971

--

"Godless places have faithless problems."

Thoughts do not come from you; you do not create thoughts; you are not your thoughts; every thought is a lie.
2 Corinthians 10:5 - [link to www.biblegateway.com (secure)]
1 Kings 19:11-13 - [link to www.biblegateway.com (secure)]
Psalm 46:10 - [link to www.biblegateway.com (secure)]
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Re: Work for yourself thread! Post your skills, abilities, talents and hobbies for GLP's ideas to be your own boss
Get a truck.
Haul stuff.
Profit.


3/4 or 1 ton preferred.

Or one of those Sprinter vans if you don't feel like towing trailers.

Hourly pay will seem like peanuts, but if you do it right you can actually make pretty good money. Not fuck you money, but good enough to set some back and live fairly comfortably. Especially if you're single.

I netted $15,000 in a little less than three months last year, but due to reasons I was unable to continue doing that line of work. 3,000+ miles per week, was my own boss, got to travel. It was great. I'll be getting back into that in the future just because I enjoyed it, not necessarily for the money. Oh the headaches sucked, especially east coast, but that's the price you pay. Nothing in life is free...I understand that. Got to suck it up, buttercup.

Goal: big chunk of land out west, taxes paid. Maybe a lady with me, that'd just be dandy. Though I have doubts I'll get that part accomplished.
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