A Redneck's Guide To Getting Extra Cash. Seriously!!

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A Redneck's Guide To Getting Extra Cash. Seriously!!

js250 js250
Okay, this sounds a bit funny, but as I was talking to a friend of mine about the different ways I am earning a bit of extra money, she looked right at me and told me I had turned into a redneck. So--I am going to roll with that, and add some of the ways I am earning extra cash.

There will be a few original ideas, some overdone ideas and some only I could come up with. I will keep adding to this post as I try out some of my other ideas, so you better favorite it--you never know what might come in handy for you!!

Feel free to add your own off the wall or creative ideas!!

***This post is not meant to insult anyone, I am using the title of redneck proudly. I live in a very rural area, just minutes from the mountains and yes...some people may see me as a redneck. So, I will get in my truck, grab a beer and give you a tour of my ideas for earning a buck. (Country music is optional--Johnny Cash preferred!)
06/18/2012
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js250 js250
IDEA #1--

Last week I came across several areas in the mountains where people go to shoot their guns. Looking at all the bullet casings and after digging the lead out of the dead stumps and targets I had a plan. Step 1--Call the recycling company in the next city and see if lead and bullet casings are recyclable. Also how much they pay. Step 2--OH YEAH!! Grab a 12 pack, get in the truck and start picking them up. Those babies are worth more than cans! And they weigh a lot more. In two afternoons I gathered enough bullets to pay for gas round trip (about $80.00), so the rest is beer money! And I am saving the beer cans too--might as well!
06/18/2012
Chilipepper Chilipepper


I can totally see that being a viable cash-maker in that area!
06/18/2012
ghalik ghalik
Most important step: the 12 pack. Hahahahaha. Good luck.
06/18/2012
EvilHomer EvilHomer
I know plenty of people who are annoyed by those people, they want the cartridges to reload and the lead to melt and recast.
06/18/2012
Rod Ronald Rod Ronald
Good idea! I know where there is a public shooting range near a gravel pit near my home town. I have to give this a go and see where it leads
06/18/2012
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
Rednecks unite! If it's wrong to be Redneck, I don't want to be right.

Not sure about the lead although I bet some re-loaders would be willing to pay. Brass can not only be sold to recycling but like EvilHomer is saying lots of shooters/re-loaders would likely pay too. Best part is that the lead and brass is not left lying around.

I use to collect the copper welding tips from Mig Welders at work, good money there.
06/19/2012
AnotherBrother AnotherBrother
I wasn't a redneck so I was a big fish out of water when I lived in Redneck country. I did notice this one going on, however....

#2: Grow things to trade/sell.

Look at what your neighbors have. Now, grow/raise things they don't. Start out by offering small gifts as a sample of what you made. ("Hey neighbor! Want a couple eggs?") Once you have their attention, offer your goods up for trade. ("If you need more eggs, give a shout. I could always use a little help/whatever in return.") Eventually they will stop going to the store and start offering you food/money/work in exchange for your goods. Presto! Save money or even make a little extra without spending any gas!
06/19/2012
RomanticGoth RomanticGoth
I'll have to start collecting all those casings I come across now!

What I do to make a little cash is go to the thrift store and spend an afternoon going through the clothes racks picking out ones with expensive labels or interesting buttons. Or anything 100% cashmere.

Then I turn around and list it on Ebay or Etsy.
06/19/2012
P'Gell P'Gell
I live in an area where discharging a firearm is against the law. I know of no place where people shoot guns. There's an indoor firing range at our VFW. (The only reason I know that is that there was an explosion there a few weeks ago when some cleaning fluid set off the black powder residue in the basement of the VFW. I had NO idea they had a firing range there earlier.) But, I'm sure the people there take care of the casings and bullets or whatever that is?
06/19/2012
LoveYouLikeThat LoveYouLikeThat
Quote:
Originally posted by js250
IDEA #1--

Last week I came across several areas in the mountains where people go to shoot their guns. Looking at all the bullet casings and after digging the lead out of the dead stumps and targets I had a plan. Step 1--Call the recycling ...
OMG... next time we go to camp this is a MUST do. I'm calling the recycling comp in the next town over and see if they pay. Big hunting area up at our camp. hmmm wonder if I give the kids gloves if they'll help (totally joking!)
06/19/2012
js250 js250
The recycling company pays$1.30 pound for brass and .20 pound for lead. As far as the reloaders in the area--I do not know of any, had an ad in the paper and got no responses. So, recyclers--get ready!!

Idea 2 coming up!!
06/19/2012
HarlequinBunnie HarlequinBunnie
I live in the south and Redneck is just a part of us. I had no idea you could recycle bullet trash. That is Awsome! Good job and congrats on the idea.
06/19/2012
LoveYouLikeThat LoveYouLikeThat
Quote:
Originally posted by js250
The recycling company pays$1.30 pound for brass and .20 pound for lead. As far as the reloaders in the area--I do not know of any, had an ad in the paper and got no responses. So, recyclers--get ready!!

Idea 2 coming up!!
I just called my local one and they pay 1.80/lb for brass! I'm def going to look around sometime up at camp now
06/19/2012
LoveYouLikeThat LoveYouLikeThat
Lead is .30 a lb here.. just found their website
06/19/2012
js250 js250
IDEA #2

It is Morel Mushroom season here in the Northwest. Last month was asparagus season and next month is huckleberry season. Grab a tank of gas and go pick the local wild fruits and vegetables--you can make some serious money (huckleberries are $50.00 per gallon!) and have a few beers as well!! Just bring that pistol for the berry picking, bears eat them too and they tend to get a bit pissy if you are picking there berries!!

Do you live in an area that has ferns? Talk to your local florists and see what they are paying for the fern fronds--it might surprise you!!
06/20/2012
Sundae Sparkles Sundae Sparkles
Quote:
Originally posted by js250
IDEA #1--

Last week I came across several areas in the mountains where people go to shoot their guns. Looking at all the bullet casings and after digging the lead out of the dead stumps and targets I had a plan. Step 1--Call the recycling ...
this is great... Now Im gonna go rand sack my grandfathers gun store lol... he makes bullets reloading the empty ones... Im sure he could go with out a few... hehe

kidding!
06/20/2012
RomanticGoth RomanticGoth
Oh, I forgot about this one. You can find large clusters of Daylilies or Iris. Take a shovel and dig them up, seperating the rhizomes carefully. Stick one into a cheapo little pot and take the lot of them to your next Farmer's Market for $5-10 a pot.
06/20/2012
js250 js250
IDEA #3--

Buy a hatchet. Get some pieces of firewood and make kindling bundles. Sell them at the campgrounds and fishing accesses. While you are there, there are a couple side benefits for the slow times when you are alone.

Go to the various party spots--after they are vacated of course, and gather the beer cans, crush them and recycle!!

Search the empty camping spaces...you never know what you will find!! I have found an axe, hatchet, 3 pot pipes, expensive folding knife, $22.37 collectively from fire pits, gloves, hoodies, and many other useful items.
06/24/2012
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