Godlike Productions - Conspiracy Forum
Users Online Now: 1,411 (Who's On?)Visitors Today: 783,939
Pageviews Today: 1,331,883Threads Today: 669Posts Today: 11,247
08:00 PM


Rate this Thread

Absolute BS Crap Reasonable Nice Amazing
 

For those unemployed/who asked: Ideas to supplement your income or start your own business.

 
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 72334791
Canada
06/30/2016 11:03 AM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: For those unemployed/who asked: Ideas to supplement your income or start your own business.
Nice thread OP! Back in the early 80's, I was 12, my brother had the local paper route so I started my own gutter cleaning & lawn service, I did that on weekends & every summer for 3 years. During the summer I was making $500+ per week & on the weekends I easily cleared $200. Not bad for a preteen.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 72427964


Nice

More kids need that drive and determination. Too many sit on their asses playing vidiot games or facebook/twitter on their dumb phones.
SAGD

User ID: 12921264
Canada
06/30/2016 11:11 AM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: For those unemployed/who asked: Ideas to supplement your income or start your own business.
bump
SAGD
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 8829870
United States
06/30/2016 11:19 AM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: For those unemployed/who asked: Ideas to supplement your income or start your own business.
My daughter and son-in-law are very resourceful and are always doing side jobs to pick up extra spending money. My daughter has registered with a number of websites to do in-home pet sitting for people who don't like to take their pets to kennels. She ALWAYS has an extra dog or two in her home and charges $20-25 per day per pet. She averages an extra $600 per month in income. My son-in-law does product demos on the weekends at stores like Safeway, Costco, etc. Last weekend he did a demo for some type of Hard Lemonade at a Safeway and made an extra $100 for only 3 hours work.
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 71898031
United States
06/30/2016 11:56 AM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: For those unemployed/who asked: Ideas to supplement your income or start your own business.
Network marketing is the best solution. I've made over $700k in the past 4 years with my company.
Goofy for God
For by Him All Things Were Created

User ID: 71433356
United States
06/30/2016 12:00 PM

Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: For those unemployed/who asked: Ideas to supplement your income or start your own business.
Thanks for sharing , I owned my own business for years hf
Job 37:13 He causeth it to come, whether for correction, or for his land, or for mercy.
pmb1

User ID: 71716190
United States
06/30/2016 12:04 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: For those unemployed/who asked: Ideas to supplement your income or start your own business.
I had my chicken business going for years. Made over $1000 a month with it. However this past fall I sold all of my chickens and now am having to start out all over again. Am adding in turkeys, geese and ducks this time around and will be selling all kinds of fertile eggs, so yeah you can make money you just have to find your niche.
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 59228281
United States
06/30/2016 12:26 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: For those unemployed/who asked: Ideas to supplement your income or start your own business.
Did you make any money with wake up service business?
UhMelmahay

User ID: 72298525
United States
06/30/2016 01:02 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: For those unemployed/who asked: Ideas to supplement your income or start your own business.
Great thread - many great ideas! I'd like to add to it...

I started a home-based medical billing business so that I could stay home with my three kids in the 90's. My kids are all grown now and 2 out of the 3 have their own home-based medical billing businesses.

My son just took a vacation to Europe and took his business with him. The money is very good.

[link to www.medicalbillingcourse.com]

[link to www.medicalbillingbusinessresources.com]
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 59228281
United States
06/30/2016 01:12 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: For those unemployed/who asked: Ideas to supplement your income or start your own business.
Great thread - many great ideas! I'd like to add to it...

I started a home-based medical billing business so that I could stay home with my three kids in the 90's. My kids are all grown now and 2 out of the 3 have their own home-based medical billing businesses.

My son just took a vacation to Europe and took his business with him. The money is very good.

[link to www.medicalbillingcourse.com]

[link to www.medicalbillingbusinessresources.com]
 Quoting: UhMelmahay


How much do you make average per week and how many hours?
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 69533955
Canada
06/30/2016 01:14 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: For those unemployed/who asked: Ideas to supplement your income or start your own business.
I was welding in the early 1900s

Made 10 dollars a day

Now i'm a billionaire
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 69533955
Canada
06/30/2016 01:16 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: For those unemployed/who asked: Ideas to supplement your income or start your own business.
Love this thread.

I don't know if this has been mentioned or not...

Window Washer

I have a family member who used to wash windows when he was younger. He would make approx $400 and up on ONE house. This was in a small town in the mid-west.
 Quoting: Patient Grasshopper


more like helmut wash
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 59228281
United States
06/30/2016 01:35 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: For those unemployed/who asked: Ideas to supplement your income or start your own business.
Great thread - many great ideas! I'd like to add to it...

I started a home-based medical billing business so that I could stay home with my three kids in the 90's. My kids are all grown now and 2 out of the 3 have their own home-based medical billing businesses.

My son just took a vacation to Europe and took his business with him. The money is very good.

[link to www.medicalbillingcourse.com]

[link to www.medicalbillingbusinessresources.com]
 Quoting: UhMelmahay


Median salary is 35,000. I dont see that as great money.
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 59228281
United States
06/30/2016 01:36 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: For those unemployed/who asked: Ideas to supplement your income or start your own business.
I was welding in the early 1900s

Made 10 dollars a day

Now i'm a billionaire
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 69533955


Wow. You're over 100 yesrs old.
UhMelmahay

User ID: 72298525
United States
06/30/2016 01:51 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: For those unemployed/who asked: Ideas to supplement your income or start your own business.
Great thread - many great ideas! I'd like to add to it...

I started a home-based medical billing business so that I could stay home with my three kids in the 90's. My kids are all grown now and 2 out of the 3 have their own home-based medical billing businesses.

My son just took a vacation to Europe and took his business with him. The money is very good.

[link to www.medicalbillingcourse.com]

[link to www.medicalbillingbusinessresources.com]
 Quoting: UhMelmahay


Median salary is 35,000. I dont see that as great money.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 59228281


The median salary is for a medical billing employee, working within a physician's office, hospital or clinic.

When you own your own business, you charge a percentage of collections (monthly) to each client. You can safely average each client at around $1500 - 2000 monthly.

At the height of my business, I had 47 clients.

So, you see, there is no comparison between what a business makes and what a salaried employee makes.
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 59228281
United States
06/30/2016 02:00 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: For those unemployed/who asked: Ideas to supplement your income or start your own business.
Great thread - many great ideas! I'd like to add to it...

I started a home-based medical billing business so that I could stay home with my three kids in the 90's. My kids are all grown now and 2 out of the 3 have their own home-based medical billing businesses.

My son just took a vacation to Europe and took his business with him. The money is very good.

[link to www.medicalbillingcourse.com]

[link to www.medicalbillingbusinessresources.com]
 Quoting: UhMelmahay


Median salary is 35,000. I dont see that as great money.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 59228281


The median salary is for a medical billing employee, working within a physician's office, hospital or clinic.

When you own your own business, you charge a percentage of collections (monthly) to each client. You can safely average each client at around $1500 - 2000 monthly.

At the height of my business, I had 47 clients.

So, you see, there is no comparison between what a business makes and what a salaried employee makes.
 Quoting: UhMelmahay


Ok cool.thanks for explaining.
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 59228281
United States
06/30/2016 02:04 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: For those unemployed/who asked: Ideas to supplement your income or start your own business.
Great thread - many great ideas! I'd like to add to it...

I started a home-based medical billing business so that I could stay home with my three kids in the 90's. My kids are all grown now and 2 out of the 3 have their own home-based medical billing businesses.

My son just took a vacation to Europe and took his business with him. The money is very good.

[link to www.medicalbillingcourse.com]

[link to www.medicalbillingbusinessresources.com]
 Quoting: UhMelmahay


Median salary is 35,000. I dont see that as great money.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 59228281


The median salary is for a medical billing employee, working within a physician's office, hospital or clinic.

When you own your own business, you charge a percentage of collections (monthly) to each client. You can safely average each client at around $1500 - 2000 monthly.

At the height of my business, I had 47 clients.

So, you see, there is no comparison between what a business makes and what a salaried employee makes.
 Quoting: UhMelmahay


How did you get so many clients?
PhennommennonnModerator  (OP)
Forum Administrator

06/30/2016 02:05 PM

Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: For those unemployed/who asked: Ideas to supplement your income or start your own business.
I was welding in the early 1900s

Made 10 dollars a day

Now i'm a billionaire
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 69533955


rub a lamp there great great great grandpa whattya 126+ yrs old?
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
The Queen Of Mean / VENOMmennonn

*Dont fuck with me; ill jump on my menstrual cycle & run your ass over ;)
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Every closed eye is not sleeping, and every open eye is not seeing
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
The universe responds NOT to what you want.....it responds to what you are being.......are you being what you want?
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
the karma cafe has no menus. you get served what you deserve
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

political correctness is a doctrine.... fostered by a delusional, illogical minority...... and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media; which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
when a country is greatly disoriented —as it is currently in America with regards to polarization on many issues— that it’s easy for the Government —and other powers that be— to manipulate the public with lies and deceit. This is not a new strategy, but one that has been implemented in this country —as well as others— for centuries. It’s specifically designed to control the masses by generating and perpetuating confusion. in the past the truth about certain national incidents were not found out and revealed to the public for years. Now, thanks to the internet, it takes only a few months to discover the policies and activities of our Government and mega-corporate empires —that are criminal to say the least.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Dear Progressives, Feelings aren't facts. Perception is not reality. We are not responsible for your inability to comprehend the difference.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Visit The Official GLP Store
[link to www.cafepress.com]

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
FREEDOM OF SPEECH:
Alan Isaacman
The People Vs Larry Flynt
"Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, you've heard a lot here today and I won't try to go back over it all. But you have to go back in that room and make some decisions and there is one thing I want to make very clear to you before you do. I'm not trying to convince you that you should like what Larry Flynt does. I don't like what he does. But what I do like is... that I live in a country... where you and I can make that decision for ourselves. I like that I live in a country where I can pick up Hustler magazine... read it if I want... or throw it in the trash, if that's where I think it belongs. Or better yet I can express my opinion by not buying it. I like that right. I care about it. And you should care about it, too... because we live in a free country. We say that a lot, but sometimes we forget what that means, so listen again. We live in a free country. That is a powerful idea. That's a magnificent way to live. But there is a price for that freedom, which is that sometimes... we have to tolerate things that we don't necessarily like. So go back in that room... where you are free to think whatever you want to think... about Larry Flynt and Hustler magazine. But then ask yourselves if you want to make that decision for the rest of us... because the freedom that everyone in this room enjoys... is, in a very real way, in your hands. If we start throwing up walls against what some of us think is obscene... we may wake up one morning and realize... that walls have been thrown upin places we never expected... and we can't see anythingor... do anything. And that's not freedom. That is not freedom. So, be careful. Thank you."
VIDEO: [link to youtu.be]

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
beeches

User ID: 69710263
United States
06/30/2016 02:05 PM

Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: For those unemployed/who asked: Ideas to supplement your income or start your own business.
always a thread to relate to... love it.
you didn't write that post, someone else did it for you!
UhMelmahay

User ID: 72298525
United States
06/30/2016 02:17 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: For those unemployed/who asked: Ideas to supplement your income or start your own business.
Great thread - many great ideas! I'd like to add to it...

I started a home-based medical billing business so that I could stay home with my three kids in the 90's. My kids are all grown now and 2 out of the 3 have their own home-based medical billing businesses.

My son just took a vacation to Europe and took his business with him. The money is very good.

[link to www.medicalbillingcourse.com]

[link to www.medicalbillingbusinessresources.com]
 Quoting: UhMelmahay


Median salary is 35,000. I dont see that as great money.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 59228281


The median salary is for a medical billing employee, working within a physician's office, hospital or clinic.

When you own your own business, you charge a percentage of collections (monthly) to each client. You can safely average each client at around $1500 - 2000 monthly.

At the height of my business, I had 47 clients.

So, you see, there is no comparison between what a business makes and what a salaried employee makes.
 Quoting: UhMelmahay


How did you get so many clients?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 59228281


In the beginning and all through-out, by sending out my marketing materials. After the first year, word of mouth referral helped greatly.
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 53260766
United States
06/30/2016 02:18 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: For those unemployed/who asked: Ideas to supplement your income or start your own business.
Great thread - many great ideas! I'd like to add to it...

I started a home-based medical billing business so that I could stay home with my three kids in the 90's. My kids are all grown now and 2 out of the 3 have their own home-based medical billing businesses.

My son just took a vacation to Europe and took his business with him. The money is very good.

[link to www.medicalbillingcourse.com]

[link to www.medicalbillingbusinessresources.com]
 Quoting: UhMelmahay


Which of the two links is best?
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 69533955
Canada
06/30/2016 02:20 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: For those unemployed/who asked: Ideas to supplement your income or start your own business.
I was welding in the early 1900s

Made 10 dollars a day

Now i'm a billionaire
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 69533955


Wow. You're over 100 yesrs old.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 59228281


clappa

100$ per hr for you

Just cuz smrt
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 72334791
Canada
06/30/2016 02:21 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: For those unemployed/who asked: Ideas to supplement your income or start your own business.
I was welding in the early 1900s

Made 10 dollars a day

Now i'm a billionaire
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 69533955


bsflag
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 57499011
United States
06/30/2016 03:08 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: For those unemployed/who asked: Ideas to supplement your income or start your own business.
Great thread - many great ideas! I'd like to add to it...

I started a home-based medical billing business so that I could stay home with my three kids in the 90's. My kids are all grown now and 2 out of the 3 have their own home-based medical billing businesses.

My son just took a vacation to Europe and took his business with him. The money is very good.

[link to www.medicalbillingcourse.com]

[link to www.medicalbillingbusinessresources.com]
 Quoting: UhMelmahay


Median salary is 35,000. I dont see that as great money.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 59228281


The median salary is for a medical billing employee, working within a physician's office, hospital or clinic.

When you own your own business, you charge a percentage of collections (monthly) to each client. You can safely average each client at around $1500 - 2000 monthly.

At the height of my business, I had 47 clients.

So, you see, there is no comparison between what a business makes and what a salaried employee makes.
 Quoting: UhMelmahay



Interesting. Asid e from course costs it seems you also need yo buy a biz starter package which is highlighted in your second link? Ho wmuch is that? How easy is it to get clients? because the most difficult thing in any business is getting clients. The sites you linked yo make it sound that clients fall off trucks. Whereas my experienc in building a client base is it is a slog, takes times, and you continually need to find new ones. I am only asking because people thinking of soing this need ro know the costs. time to get qualigied and time to get clients.

How many hours did you work on average per month? are you saying you made about $1,500 *47 clients a month??

cheers
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 72349291
United States
06/30/2016 03:20 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: For those unemployed/who asked: Ideas to supplement your income or start your own business.
The world is too overpopulated for everyone to have jobs/careers. Just do the math. Nobody is even smart enough to open up millions of work places. Overpopulation brought us here. GoodLucky Starting a business in this era.
 Quoting: Tornado Z 30024727


I completely agree.
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 23918053
United States
06/30/2016 04:02 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: For those unemployed/who asked: Ideas to supplement your income or start your own business.
I am a white Romanian gypsy orphan who makes gansta rap with a fake urban black American accent. I average $80,000 per month on itunes downloads.
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 72492082
Slovenia
06/30/2016 04:15 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: For those unemployed/who asked: Ideas to supplement your income or start your own business.
I am a white Romanian gypsy orphan who makes gansta rap with a fake urban black American accent. I average $80,000 per month on itunes downloads.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 23918053


wtfdid
Big Daddy D

User ID: 48865774
United States
06/30/2016 05:06 PM

Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: For those unemployed/who asked: Ideas to supplement your income or start your own business.
I umpire baseball as a second job. Love the game, love being out there and moving around.
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 72185946
Ireland
06/30/2016 05:12 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: For those unemployed/who asked: Ideas to supplement your income or start your own business.
EDIT: please try to read thru the entire thread bc theres so many excellent suggestions and experiences that might benefit you or someone you know wink


in a thread i had, i mentioned ive owned my own business'. ive had a lot of inquiries on what kind of business' ive owned and how to start up a business - even some with virtually little to no startup costs. in lieu of answering each/every email im tossing this thread out.

**troll all you want.....but im where im at now, bc im diligent and self sufficient.

my goal is NOT to keep the business'. i prefer the challenge of building said business' then selling it on the commercial market for profit. **when you sell the business youre selling your contracts remember that. and if youre smart.....in case youre going to open up another biz in something similar, make your sale a no compete clause in a certain mile radius.

here im going to share how you can do this, be it to supplement your income or to do it full time. being that we're in a shit economy i recommend you sticking with what job you do have if applicable, and starting off slowly to see if it takes off.

if you are computer literate and know how to use audio editing software (which you can start off using freeware and then the windows sound recorder) you can record commercials for local merchants who advertise on the radio. **listen to the radio stations. find out who is advertising. write down name/address/phone. analyze the commercial. does it suck? where can it be improved? now a radio station will charge for say 10 days advertising 1200-1800$. usually they write/produce the commercial which is included in the price. you can call these merchants and set up a meeting with the owner to discuss his advertising spot. tell him what you think is wrong. now....you go ahead and make like 4 commercials of your own. 2/15 second ones, and 2/30 second ones. be creative. be funny. add music, sound effects. burn to a cd. when you meet with the merchant you can sell your commercial to him. i was selling 4 commercials just for shitz n giggles for 50.00 each as a TRIAL. if they liked it, and renewed with the station, it was 100.00 for the next commercial set. you have to sell yourself. let the merchant know youre a consumer who listens to the radio, point out pros/cons. that a radio station may have pros, but pros dont always know what the customer wants to hear. whats funny on the receiving end, whats attractive and what will sell your product. the merchant in turn can then negotiate a lesser radio spot charge for having his own commercial thus saving him money. **this is a lot of fun to do. i still do it when im called. and it supplements your income with virtually no startup. CDs and your gas driving out to the merchant. (if you have cd labels, use them for a more professional look and use cd cases or slippers)

window washing: im serious. theres a business market for it. my kids did this. my pizza shop wasn't large, but it wasn't small. i had the front bay windows and the drive thru window. my kids charged me 20.00 to squeegee the bays/drive thru. they did in/out. the other strip mall owners hired my kids. they did this weekly. they bought a straw broom to clean the bugs from the awnings overhead lights. they ended up getting 'contracts'. when it got to big for the kids to handle - i sold the business for a profit and the kids split the money. *and i took a 5% mgmt fee. the guy who bought it from me calls me occasionally and thanks me for selling it to him. i helped him branch off into 8 towns (ok...being a business owner helped, i knew other restaurant owners, suppliers etc who i called and put his name out to in other towns but in essence he didn't need my help)

office cleaning: a former neighbor did this on the side in this little dink town i used to live in. she would clean dr's offices, small mom/pop places. she was under cutting herself. her equipment supplies were breaking down and she was losing money. i partnered with her. went on freeccyle.org a FREE (town) email list where people give away shit and request shit. no selling allowed. we got vacuum cleaners, buckets, shamwows - brooms, waxing/polisher machine, even a trashcart...etc. i turned that cleaning business into a multi town venture. getting new customers off the current ones. after one year then we sold it for a profit.

kitchen cabinets: this started out as a fluke. my ex worked for a commercial real estate developer. they built/managed apartments. when they decided to renovate the apartments the punchlist guys did the work. they were throwing away the kitchen cabinets. there was nothing wrong with them. maybe a few needed a new bottom in the sink base but......400 kitchens out of one complex alone. (they had 6 complexes so you do the math) selling them at 250.00 each. we had a waiting list for them. we advertised on craigslist and locally. then i contacted other apartments who might be doing the same. we saved them on the refuse removal. the ex picked them up in his truck or he would rent a u-haul for a day at 19.95. sometimes he would even deliver to people for a small delivery fee. **the amish here we're the biggest customers.

handyman work: people/landlords always look to save a buck. what started out as a favor to this little old lady turned into a major business. some lady i met in a dr's office. she wanted her kitchen/other rooms painted but couldn't afford to have anyone do it. my ex painted....i told her he would do it for her 3 rooms at 40 per room. she was on a fixed income. she loved the work. that pony express called every friend she had....one was to paint the exterior of a 3 story victorian home. christ.....i needed ladders, maybe scaffolding. i contacted some friends - we put our heads together. one guy welds...he went to the scrap yard and welded us some racks. he built us a scaffold. we got electric paint sprayers off freecycle. ppl talk.....word gets out. from painting, this business moved into putting up wood fences, cement foundations (got a cement mixer off freecycle - tools too), digging/replacing gas lines, electrical (ok.....i do light electrical...but i knew a guy who was licensed so i would subscontract that work to him) we did churches, business', local residents - any jobs that were to small for bigger companies they would call us. **the ghetto areas was the most profitable. you hit people up in December right before income tax time. get a contract committal. then they have the money (use your head here) this business got so huge i didn't want a staff of employees. the ex contracted out what he couldn't do....i sold this business and profited off our name.

my kids again: henry is a greedy little shit. since the age of 10 hes been mowing lawns. taking a page from my good friend JK in wv who does this for a living, henry started his own business. he made fliers and went door to door. he got his own lawn mower off freecycle. then a riding mower too, gas cans, mulcher, garden tools, weed eater, trimmer/edger, rototiller. in the winter he shovels snow/ice. he even got a snow blower.

a lot of people are conserving money - especially since last year. but you'd be surprised at the older folks who would rather pay a kid than do it themselves. so henrys customers are almost all elderly. the kids does in a neighborhood of 350 people 40 homes avg wk at 25 per house. you do the math. not bad for a 14 yr old.

catering: again this started out on a fluke. i had a neighborhood party. i made this pate' and lasagna. my friends loved it. i wouldn't share the recipe bc its my own. when they would have a gathering they would call me and ask me to make it for them - for a price....yada yada yada....talk went around, soon with minimal advertising, business' i contacted for their meetings, events the catering took off. when the business got big...i sold it. ***i also ventured in pretzel making, candies, pastries. start out on consignment in local stores, target events, flea markets, local activities. build your name.

computers: im software not hardware. (my long nails) bc im self taught/ computer literate im able to fix common problems. what started out in shit.....when did xp come out 2000/2001? remote assistance? i was able to fix ppl's computers for free over the internet while they watched. i could download into their computer any appz i needed thru messenger. ppl told me i should charge for this - virus removals, reformats (those i would do over the phone walk thrus). i didn't want to charge them. but here locally i was constantly fixing peoples computers - my 'office' looked like a junkyard.....finally i caved. i began to charge. then i began to build and sell them. people would throw away computers over a virus. whoopie doo a virus is shit. no big thing. but they didn't know that. their loss my gain. they'd call me after buying a new one. id get the old one. if i needed parts that i didn't have....pricewatch. it got to be such a big business the business competitor in town who i was friends with...bought me out.

funny shit here: stone & rock. my father taught me this. he would get creative around the house with his decorations. he would go down to the river for stone, and make ornamentals around trees, hedges. so i do that shit myself around here. my neighbors wanted to copycat. so id go down to the river or even empty lots and get the stone. id edge properties, porches, trees/shrubs.....for a price. then i stuck to new developments doing this. my name got out. lotsa calls. one kid age 19 i knew bought my business.

wood: not cutting firewood but ornamental. again going down to the river and getting wood that's fallen to the ground. id shellac it or spray paint it, etch \burn designs in them.. again this took off - local advertising, flea markets etc. sold this business. ***i also would get dead bushes from people. clear the dead leaves. spray paint them silver or gold. pot them in clay pots id get off freecycle. also a big seller.

springtime: seeds/plants are a big thing. seeds are cheap. some places charge 2.79 for one/two tomato plants. ive started seeds in my garage. when planting time comes i put the plants out on a table. they sell like hotcakes. flowers are HUGE sellers too. get the planters off freecycle. you can even get the soil too. people get rid of this stuff. **and your customers will come back every year.

cars: you would be surprised at how many people have cars they cant fix. sometimes shit is so simple. take your income tax and buy them. go to the auction. troubleshoot off the internet/forums. ive had cars given to me that all it needed was a carb rebuilt, or a rear seal leak, firewall, or (even funnier) a fuckin relay. you can put out a call on freecycle for parts. fixem then sold them.

business cards: do this one the side. go to ollies or an outlet store where the paper is cheap. come up with designs. local merchants would rather buy from another local than a corporate company. you can get a scanner/printer even the damn ink off freecycle. sometimes you might have a place a wanted a few times but for the most part you should get it.

pictures: a lot of people want duplicates of their snapshots. you can supplement your income but getting the picture paper from ollies/outlet store and printing them off copies of their pics and making cd backups for them

fliers: i got a copy machine off freecycle years ago. still works. i used to make fliers/menu's for people/business'. paper is 4.95....and if you get to know a local business you can get a discount on supplies/toner etc. *****again nice business and i sold it.

now.....this is unreal....but you'd be surprised at how many fuckin people go for this shit. i did this in NY and in wv. wakeup service. im serious.....back then we hadda pay the fuckin phone companies a lotta money...now its pay one price. advertise on message boards for your wake up service. people cant hear alarms or dont want to. but the phones they can. another successful business sold.

now......this is virtually no investment. freecycle. or put out wanted ads on free message boards for cell phones. the stores sell these phones for avg 34-60$. now you can contact the prepaid companies/vendors. they pay YOU. you give away the used phone for free but you sell them the card. bada bing. supplement your income. kids are always buying the cards and with everyones credit in the shitter they cant get contracts now. use your head......sell at flea markets, events....

laundry service: yep. you'd be surprised at how many people would PAY for you to do their laundry. freecycle for the washer/dryer if you dont have one. charge extra for starch/ironing. tailoring extra. dry cleaning...they sell that in the stores now to do at home. start out - running it out of your home. then look for space. establish the biz......sell it.

my friend in NY has a biz assoc here in pa. occasionally this guy gets in a bind and he needs a driver (no cdl) bottom line, tim calls me - guy needs a driver to pick up a load and drive/deliver it to NJ. catch.....need a truck. we make the guy pay for the rental. i call my friend lee and lee does the driving. 500$ for the trip. i get a small commission for getting the driver for the guy. put your name out there for backup driving.

towing: you can start out with a tow bar. freecycle for one, or a trailer. put your name out at local mechanic shops and insurance companies. fliers in stores/neighborhoods. police dept's even car dealers. (especially the USED ONES lol) you'll get calls. build from there. when you get enough money buy a tow truck/auction.

vendors.....they pay YOU. if you can find cheap space.....and you can especially now....call in local arcade vendors they will put their machines in your place. coke/pepsi vendors too. they pay YOU. no out of pocket.

these are just a few things here - ive done a lot more. bottom line you can own your own business and or supplement your income. you have to have patience, ingenuity and creativity. you have to be aggressive/assertive and be customer orientated.

hope this helped those who inquired and those who came into the thread.
 Quoting: Phennommennonn


This is how you help people by networking a solution. I might be a little over the top but my heart is in the right place. Thanks for the tips.
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 72485623
United Kingdom
06/30/2016 05:18 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: For those unemployed/who asked: Ideas to supplement your income or start your own business.
I am a white Romanian gypsy orphan who makes gansta rap with a fake urban black American accent. I average $80,000 per month on itunes downloads.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 23918053


me too
Only Original Documents

User ID: 64577533
United States
06/30/2016 05:28 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: For those unemployed/who asked: Ideas to supplement your income or start your own business.
Let me chime in briefly about the medical billing. I worked for a good number of years in a top surgeons private practice in southern California. And of course we had a dialogue with the majority of the top other private practices in the state.

Not sure if it applies to other states but...currently... It is next to impossible in California to find offices that do not do thier own billing. The front and back office staff are trained and certified in billing software, so it was all done in-house.

The only thing that we have seen outsourced vendorwise is medical transcription. That was always word of mouth from other offices. And after knowing the ladies that did run thier own business doing transcription. That took a tremendous about of time each day, more than8 hours. But.... It did allow them to have kids at home, the ladies we knew all needed a second income to cover all the bills and didn't have much free time.

Just be careful jumping into something that relies so much on word of mouth in this current economy.

Might be a little safer to work on artwork or crafts locally.