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Old 07-10-2009, 06:38 AM
 
Location: Lakeland, FL
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Was the cheese THAT awful?!
LOL... no actually I'm a cheese person and the cheese was good. It was cheese you can find at the supermarket. Even though you weren't suppose to know what brand it was you could sometimes tell.

I did this while living in NJ... they did all kinds of testing not just cheese. They were right around the corner from my job and the testing always only took an hour so I would go during my lunch break to make some extra cash.

I have to find some consumer testing now that I live in FL... if anybody knows of any please let me know...
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Old 07-10-2009, 09:58 AM
 
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recently on msn.com, they had lists of legit national companies that do the following --

1. work at home opportunities
2. mystery shopping
3. surveys

i don 't know if you can still find it on the site, but anyone can dm me and i'll pass the info along. so far i've only checked out some of the work at home ops and they seem legit. i also cross-referenced some of the sites with a list i found on clarkhoward.com -- he's like a male suze orman ---
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Old 07-10-2009, 12:26 PM
 
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We own a janitorial company and hubby is a veteran dumpster diver. He sells on Ebay, we take the boxes of tossed out books to Half Price books every couple of months for cash, and we sell soda cans. At a 1.80 a pound we usually get around 120 bucks a month from this -- and we don't take from recycling containers -- these are tossed in the trash cans. People refuse to recycle....

All in all I'd say we get about 200-400 bucks a month with minimal work out of it.
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Old 07-10-2009, 05:58 PM
 
Location: NE Florida
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We own a janitorial company and hubby is a veteran dumpster diver. He sells on Ebay, we take the boxes of tossed out books to Half Price books every couple of months for cash, and we sell soda cans. At a 1.80 a pound we usually get around 120 bucks a month from this -- and we don't take from recycling containers -- these are tossed in the trash cans. People refuse to recycle....

All in all I'd say we get about 200-400 bucks a month with minimal work out of it.
I was mortified when my son first told me that he was dumpster diving. Now I say, "Here, let me give you a boost up!"

He found about 500 universal remotes in a commercial dumpster- sold a bunch and left the rest in a WalMart parking lot with a "free remotes" sign.

My only fear is that we may find a dead body or something in one.
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Old 07-13-2009, 10:50 AM
 
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I was mortified when my son first told me that he was dumpster diving. Now I say, "Here, let me give you a boost up!"

He found about 500 universal remotes in a commercial dumpster- sold a bunch and left the rest in a WalMart parking lot with a "free remotes" sign.

My only fear is that we may find a dead body or something in one.
Only on TV -- we've been doing this for 12 years and that's a lot of dumpsters. Never found a dead body.

That's sort of my fear, too. When we first started the business I had a guy who cleaned in one of the rougher neighborhoods in San Francisco tell me about calling the elevator in one of his buildings to his floor to clean it, had the doors open to a guy who had died from being stabbed. A lot.

He said the first person he called was the cops. The second was his boss -- who he told to call Crime Scene clean up -- HE wasn't cleaning that...
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Old 07-13-2009, 04:26 PM
 
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Its not actually possible to make much at all with legitimate moneymaking schemes as nearly everyone is doing it. The best moneymaking ways are angled from the legitimate original ideas - now these schemes are nearly full of total profit as its so rare to find anyone doing them. People don't think of them because they don't have time to sit down and ponder them out to a successful conclusion.

Remember this: By being a legitimate citizen, the only one your hurting is yourself. No one is going to thank you for being a goody two shoes, not even the Government of your respective countries.
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Old 07-14-2009, 09:27 PM
 
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I get items off Criagslist and then sell them for a profit. My 15 yo son does this too and loves it.
If you don't mind my asking, what types of items?
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Old 07-14-2009, 09:32 PM
 
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I strip.




I kid, I kid!
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Old 07-15-2009, 09:30 PM
 
Location: Ocean Shores, WA
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...what are some of the things people are doing to make extra money to help make ends meet?...

All the money I ever made helped to make ends meet.

Although I never did get those ends to meet, I always seemed to have enough money.

But none of it was ever "extra".
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Old 07-16-2009, 01:15 AM
 
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Online test preparation business. Same thing as the other companies except 100% automated and like 90% cheaper than the rest! I provide the BEST value for your dollar.

Standard test preparation:
textbook - 100-150
Test prep book - 40
flash cards - 10 to 20

My service:
Textbook
Test prep (lectures, exam grading, quizes, how to write an essay etc.)
Simulations modeled after the exam that tell you where your weaknesses and strengths are
Flash cards

only 10$.

Did I mention the website is 100% automated? Just answer e-mails, update content (when I feel like it), and collect my money.
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