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Posted By: Mel. White In Response To: Assembly jobs (Linda Hart)
Tuesday, 20 December 2005, at 7:52 a.m.
In Response To: Assembly jobs (Linda Hart)
As Dennis said, 99.9% are scams. If you like doing handiwork, then look on Ebay and see if there are things selling there that YOU could make at home.
Look for the things that actually sell, if you know what I mean...
Other ideas -- frankly, not everything works well every where. I can, for instance, make a living off computer consulting here in Dallas (population over 1 million) but NOT in Hext, Texas (population about 45.)
The easier place to start is Ebay. This is absolutly the wrong time of year for it (everyone's getting presents and soon will be selling stuff off) but if you hang in there and learn what's selling (that YOU are interested in) then you can learn to make extra money there.
If you need immediate money, the best (sigh) way to do it is babysitting (or, if you have the skills, watching someone with special needs (handicapped or Alzheimers) for a few hours.) Or housecleaning. Yeah, I'm not fond of them but it's quick and easy money and sometimes you need money NOW. And with the holidays here, that might get you through the end of December and into January when you can look at other options.
Right now, sit down and think about what kinds of skills you have that are saleable (and no, Internet is not the magic cureall.) Can you keep books? Do you read and review books (perhaps for families... you can pick up the latest books at the library and skim them and do a quick blog about what's good at your library... and use Google Ads to help bring in some revenues.) Can you sew or make jewelry (Valentines' day is coming up, along with other spring holidays. Crafters who start a month or two in advance do well.)
There are thousands of other hobbies and interests that offer an opportunity for money... radio controlled cars, for instance, or electric train sets or "country" signs. Anything YOU are interested in could be an area for making money... a "dream job."
BUT... you don't just set up something and start making thousands of dollars the very next day. I don't care what the Internet Vultures tell you -- this really doesn't happen. It's a slow and steady climb... so get yourself through this December with whatever you can find, and start thinking about what you can do and how you can set yourself up this coming year.
Oh... as Dennis says, there are some home telemarketing jobs you can do... I don't know about you, but I'd rather be pecked to death by ducks than do telemarketing.
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