Jacqueline B. from Grand Rapids, MI
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Good luck. (09/19/2008)
I do Cha Cha; do a search on them. What happens is someone needs info they call Cha Cha and a clearing house sends the questions to you, at home. You get the answer and send the answer via text back to the person; things like address or phone # of business, or movie times, weather report, etc. You get paid by the call. chacha.com (09/19/2008)
I am an Independent Demonstrator for Gold Canyon. We have candles and candle accessories, body care products, home accessories, all natural cleaning products, room sprays, and much more, in over 100 scents. These products are easy to sell, as they are "the World's Finest". And this is a family business that also donates to the Child Prayer foundation to help families with medical expenses for children. For September only, you can sign up and earn your kit for free. For more info check out my site, and contact me if you have any questions. Hope this helps.
How about taking in a disabled person? A friend took in the most wonderful retarded man every weekend. He was so happy go lucky, everyone loved him. (09/20/2008)
I have been working from home now for 6 years. I love what I do, because it's very flexible and I get to meet people all over the US and Canada, even though I'm working from home. The Company I work with has been in business for 23 years and also is risk free. If you would like to know more, please check out my website. www.moms4wellness.com (09/21/2008)
Right now selling anything is pretty tough. If you don't have money to buy extras like Avon or Pampered Chef, chances are that other people won't either. I'm also from Michigan, so I definitely feel the strain of finances around here.
Lately, after being one of the many "downsized" in this state, I decided to take all the skills I accumulated in office life and "sell" them in freelance fashion. Right now I use Guru.com (www.guru.com). It is free to join. You create a profile and then bid on projects that employers post. Some employers are just looking for a one time project, some are looking for long-term help.
I will tell you that there is competition out there, but if you have marketable skills, you can find projects on Guru. You write a proposal, name your price, and you may or may not get picked. It took me several tries writing a good proposal for the right job. Now I work a few hours each week for a small business in another state. I work when it's convenient for me during the day, so you would be able to work around your regular job.
There are other comparable sites like Odesk.com and Elance.com, but Guru has worked best for me.
Good luck. (09/21/2008)
Would tutoring from your home be of interest? If so these sites might be helpful. www.successfultutor.com and www.becomeareadingtutor.com (09/29/2008)
I did a yard sale this year around the end of September it lasted for 3 days on the weekend. I made over $400.00 on items I didn't even want anymore. I also put clothes in a school PTO only kids clothing consignment sale, they gave me 60% and they pocketed 40% of the sales. They sold the items, I didn't have to do much but, tag the clothes with the prices and put my name on them. I made $73.00 from this.
I also put my son old toys, he wasn't playing with any longer, it was a toy sale, another PTO fundraiser, it was the same as the clothing sale, I made $50.00, all of this extra income around us, ladies. I hope this was helpful, so start being aware of the schools special events posted on their lawns and sometimes sent home by your child from other schools, in your area, I bet this is going on in some of your communities. Good luck, and God bless! (10/19/2008)
By Angie R
I distribute for a company that specializes in weight loss and health products. The business can be done totally online. There are no startup costs. The company provides an online website for you. You simply join an "Autoship" program where you receive as little as one product a month for as little as $30. I can't promise you a set income, however, if you put in 2 hours a day, 5 days a week just talking to friends you have met online you can see a good income develop quickly.
The other benefit is the products. I started taking the weight-loss plus and have lost 12lbs. It is a MLM company and you have to build you business, but there is a lot of support to help you grow. I am building a retirement income that will be more than my regular salary. If you are interested in more information with no obligation whatsoever, please visit my website. The link to it is http://freelhn.info
Steve B. (10/23/2008)
I've tried many network marketing opps and yes there are some great legitimate companies in the mix of the popular scams out there, you'll just have to do your "homework". I am no longer with a network marketing company. I also agree with the other poster and can't emphasize enough how important it is to find your passion, especially if you are not great in the "motivation" department.
Finally, I found mine and I'm able to reap 100% of the profit. That is making beaded jewelry, it all started as a hobby and then people really started getting impressed and liking my work. So, I thought why not start selling, especially in "this" economy.
As far as the wide competition, it never frightens me in the least bit. Most people I've encountered seem to first "buy" my attitude or my character before they ever seem to take interest in what I have to show or sell. In other words if one can market themselves the "sky is the limit". (11/05/2008)
Be really careful about all of these companies that sell products, and promise you how much you can earn. There was a coworker that was promoting a cleanse/wt loss regime, but he was like the second person that got started in recruiting people to sell, right under the owner/founder. He was bragging about how much he earned every week, the commission checks he was getting. Well he was getting that much because he had over 1000 people under him selling it, and he was making a percentage of what they and their recruits sold. (09/19/2009)
If you are in any way crafty like me, one thing I started doing just as a hobby was making homemade soy candles and oatmeal soaps. Both processes are very simple, using a double boiler. For my candles, I shop yard sales, flea markets to find cheap candle jars, then fill them. For my soaps, I buy, melt, and pour oatmeal base available on eBay and your choice of candy mold which can be found at any craft store.
My initial cost was about $100 including the soy wax, the soap base, and the fragrances, etc. My profit was close to $300. It was a few hours of work and my house smelled wonderful. I am still doing this and I now sell my candles and soaps at several gift shops and I also set up a very small corner in my den as a display for when friends, family, or neighbors stop by and they always buy something. (09/24/2009)
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