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#1 ~*Lisa*~

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    Posted 07 July 2009 - 02:41 PM

    Hi all!

    Lately I've been thinking about ways to make some extra cash above and beyond my full-time job. I make a decent wage working for the federal government but I'm looking for a little more. I don't want to get a part-time job with crappy retail hours as I work from 7am-5pm now and I love my weekends off.

    I've always had an interest in nails. Manicures, painting, gel nails, etc and I just learned that I can take a night course in my city to learn how to do this. I'm just not sure if someone can make enough money doing this?!

    Anyway, the point of this thread is to see if any of you have extra jobs/businesses on the side. If so, what do you do? It would be interesting to find out. :)

    #2 Jen_S

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      Posted 07 July 2009 - 03:18 PM

      Good question! I am looking for something good on the side also.
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      #3 kris

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        Posted 07 July 2009 - 04:27 PM

        I just got a job on the side doing accounting for Honda powerhouse, I kind of lucked out though they have someone full time so I just come in whenever I want and help out.

        #4 ~*Lisa*~

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          Posted 07 July 2009 - 04:32 PM

          That's good Kris. If I loved accounting! lol

          #5 ~Stephanie~

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            Posted 07 July 2009 - 05:09 PM

            I'm curious about this too.... I'm looking for something that doesn't require something outside of the degree I already have. But I honestly don't think I would do well at selling pampered chef or party light or anything like that because I don't have a very big group of friends.

            So does anyone do anything that anyone can do?

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            #6 ~*Lisa*~

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              Posted 07 July 2009 - 09:01 PM

              EVERYBODY that I know sells Avon, so getting into something like that isn't an option. And like you Stephanie, I don't have a huge friends circle, so selling things isn't all that great.

              #7 KimmyG

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                Posted 07 July 2009 - 09:39 PM

                Do you have a special craft? Think about setting up an Etsy account and selling something homemade and unique... aprons, picture frames, whatever you enjoy making!

                #8 KimmyG

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                  Posted 07 July 2009 - 09:41 PM

                  Other option (i hate to suggest this) is babysitting.... apparently the going rate is paying $15-20/hour, holy crap! I used to make $2.50/hour... But here the hours are pretty reasonable if you're willing to give up an occasional weekend

                  #9 Royal_lady10

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                    Posted 07 July 2009 - 09:51 PM

                    I dont have a side hustle yet.. but I need to find one.. Have any of you ladies thought about some of those work from home business (billing, envolopes, ect?). I am going to try to a weekend job at the apartment complex (or the company) where we stay, they offer discounts to employees. So that would def. help out. Or, maybe the library.. or at the local community school as a tutor (I have a B.S. in Engineering and Math), or what about the temp agencies.

                    #10 Mrs.Hockey

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                      Posted 07 July 2009 - 11:05 PM

                      Oh my god this is so crazy. I just spent the entire day trying to look for ideas exactly like this. I'm beginning to hate my job, but I'm not sure what direction to go next. I thought if I could start something on the side, maybe it would take me somewhere!

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