Unique ways to make extra cash?

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Unique ways to make extra cash?

bayosgirl bayosgirl
My parents own a restaurant, and we go through a TON of wine bottles. Rather than letting them all go to the landfill, I decided to save them and re-sell them at a much lower cost than brand new bottles to local people (you'd be surprised how many midwesterners apparently make their own wine!) It may not be much--$25 per 10 cases-but it's something, and it makes me feel good that I'm cutting down on waste.

I'm interested to hear how you guys earn a little extra cash in a tough economy. Any thoughts?
04/01/2012
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hyacinthgirl hyacinthgirl
I've been trying to sell custom mixed bath salts and colognes, but I'm having difficulty getting the word out. Also, I have a severe allergy to linalool, so I can't use lavender, which tends to be the most requested scent.
04/02/2012
js250 js250
I part out and sell non-working vintage motorcycles, fix and restore the ones that will run and sell them. I also cam occasionally.
04/02/2012
Secret Pleasure Secret Pleasure
I used to do alot of ebay stuff to make some extra cash but I just dont have the time anymore. im curious to see what other people post though it might give me some ideas.
04/02/2012
underHim underHim
I don't make extra money as save money using coupons and stuff.
04/02/2012
Kissy Kissy
Collect items from Goodwill and re-sell them!
04/02/2012
GONE! GONE!
Well, I tried to sell some stuff I made myself but it didn't work out so now I'm just looking for ways. =/
04/02/2012
powerandintent powerandintent
I looked up some DIY screen printing and wanted to take a stab at it, but I figured I'd probably have a harder time selling anything than I would making the shirts to begin with.
04/02/2012
joja joja
I participate in research studies for cash
04/02/2012
PeaceToTheMiddleEast PeaceToTheMiddleEast
I do camming and I sell pics or vids of my feet. I sell panties as well. There is a big thing out there for these.
04/02/2012
Lickable Lollie Lickable Lollie
I make jewelry... lots of earrings. They are hard to sell in my area though and I just don't know how to do it online without making an etsy account.
04/02/2012
vanilla&chocolate vanilla&chocolate
My college has a rather large psychology department, and they often pay $10-$20 for simple, one-hour research studies. I take advantage whenever I can!
04/02/2012
Lizzy Lizzy
web cam shows
04/03/2012
Geogeo Geogeo
I edit kids' homework who don't speak/write English too well.
04/03/2012
Beck Beck
I use to do some of those surveys, but I was doing like 7 for $25 a month. It wasn't worth my time.
04/03/2012
RomanticGoth RomanticGoth
Product reviews on my blog. Getting free things really helps cut down on spending. I sell the things I no longer need on E-bay along with unique clothing. Also, marrying people.
04/03/2012
P'Gell P'Gell
Quote:
Originally posted by bayosgirl
My parents own a restaurant, and we go through a TON of wine bottles. Rather than letting them all go to the landfill, I decided to save them and re-sell them at a much lower cost than brand new bottles to local people (you'd be surprised how ...
bg, there's a great, albeit, older book on living on less and making it on one income, from the 80s called The Heart Has Its Own Reasons by Mary Ann Cahill. (One of the founders of La Leche League.) I read and re-read this book a million times, and as it became out of print and more outdated, I approached Mrs. Cahill (who I knew from LLL) to ask her if she wanted me to help her write a more updated version. She said, "Honey, I'm to old to rewrite anything else. But, you are welcome to update it if you like, with my blessings." Needless to say, I've never done it, but, it is an amazing book.

Take out the outdated pictures and some of the text and it is still a good book on "Living on Less." I had this book in my hands or on my nightstand for years and years. It has so much good info in it.

It's so sad it's out of print. (Yes, the river in South America book seller has used copies.)
04/03/2012
P'Gell P'Gell
Quote:
Originally posted by vanilla&chocolate
My college has a rather large psychology department, and they often pay $10-$20 for simple, one-hour research studies. I take advantage whenever I can!
I used to do this in college. It's a fun way to make money.
04/03/2012
Antipova Antipova
I fix small problems with people's computers and tune up bikes.

I've thought about something like high school math or English tutoring but I don't know how well it would go over, since I don't really consider "starting working relationship with people who aren't similar to me" one of my strong suits. I would definitely respond to an ad if someone wanted one, but I don't think I would put up my own. Funny how that would change the dynamic, for me, but it totally does.
04/03/2012
Rin (aka Nire) Rin (aka Nire)
Sell robot insurance! Yeah, I actually once got someone to pay me a dollar for robot insurance. That was hilarious.

Silliness aside, I only get extra money in the event that one of my customers is feeling generous enough to tip (and it has to be kept quiet, since we're not officially allowed to accept tips). No innovative money making tricks from me.
04/03/2012
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