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Old 06-17-2014, 11:46 AM
 
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Have you found ways to make money other than the usual route of a part-time job? I noticed a retiree poster yesterday mentioned selling items on Ebay, although what type of items was not mentioned. I accidentally got hired to do promotion on Twitter for a famous entertainer and it is great, but I'd like to find another additional source of non-traditional income part-time. Anyone with success with this or possible ideas?

If there is already a thread on this, let me know.
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Old 06-17-2014, 04:39 PM
 
Location: Tennessee at last!
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My brother makes extra income by fixing appliances and refinishing/repairing wood furniture. I know of a few retired teachers who tutor students.

Selling on eBay is very competitive and lots of people try it--buying thrift store things and reselling them. They often do not make much after the fees from eBay, PayPal, postage, and the folks that cheat them.
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Old 06-17-2014, 05:01 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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Ask MadMan.
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Old 06-17-2014, 05:22 PM
 
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Have you found ways to make money other than the usual route of a part-time job? I noticed a retiree poster yesterday mentioned selling items on Ebay, although what type of items was not mentioned. I accidentally got hired to do promotion on Twitter for a famous entertainer and it is great, but I'd like to find another additional source of non-traditional income part-time. Anyone with success with this or possible ideas?

If there is already a thread on this, let me know.
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Ask MadMan.
LOL. I guess it would be non-traditional, wouldn't it?

Here are my stats so far this year:

Jan: 59.5 hrs. $1,228
Feb: 57.0 hrs. $3,330
Mar: 35.0 hrs. $ 171
Apr: 35.0 hrs. $ 553
May:60.0 hrs. $1,089
Jun: 41.5 hrs. $1,185 (thru 6/17)

Total: Jan - Jun 17: 288 hrs. $7,556 ($26.24/hr)

I just moved up in stakes a couple of weeks ago, so my results could be significantly different in the second half of the year.
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Old 06-17-2014, 05:31 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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Matisse12, in case you are not familiar with the insider talk here, MadManofBethesda is, from what I gather, a professional poker player. Whether he would embrace the term "professional" himself I'm not sure, but what I mean is he is very, very knowledgeable and skilled.

I also know he will not be shy in correcting me if anything in my paragraph above is inaccurate.

It seems to me it would be a long and steep learning curve to get the point of reliably earning (as opposed to losing) money. Negotiating that learning curve would have to be a labor of love and interest and enjoyment, the way I see it.
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Old 06-17-2014, 05:44 PM
 
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Thanks, Escort Rider! I appreciate the info as I had no idea what the insider talk was about.
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Old 06-17-2014, 06:25 PM
 
Location: NC
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Teach horse riding lessons. Of course it helps if you know what you are teaching
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Old 06-17-2014, 06:51 PM
 
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Matisse12, in case you are not familiar with the insider talk here, MadManofBethesda is, from what I gather, a professional poker player. Whether he would embrace the term "professional" himself I'm not sure, but what I mean is he is very, very knowledgeable and skilled.
You flatter me, sir. I'm merely a recreational player who both studies the game and enjoys it immensely.
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Old 06-17-2014, 08:07 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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LOL. I guess it would be non-traditional, wouldn't it?

Here are my stats so far this year:

Jan: 59.5 hrs. $1,228
Feb: 57.0 hrs. $3,330
Mar: 35.0 hrs. $ 171
Apr: 35.0 hrs. $ 553
May:60.0 hrs. $1,089
Jun: 41.5 hrs. $1,185 (thru 6/17)

Total: Jan - Jun 17: 288 hrs. $7,556 ($26.24/hr)

I just moved up in stakes a couple of weeks ago, so my results could be significantly different in the second half of the year.

How do you get in to the game?

Do you report losses to the IRS? (lol).
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Old 06-17-2014, 08:08 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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You flatter me, sir. I'm merely a recreational player who both studies the game and enjoys it immensely.
I never understood how anyone could study a game of chance. You get what you're dealt. What's to study, unless you mean the art of bluffing.
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