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Old 04-18-2016, 05:13 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles (Native)
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Yeah I don't think moonlighting is a term used much at all anymore.
People would probably say side job or side gig or part time job or something.

Side hustle implies more a part time business rather than part time job it seems.
Something more entrepreneurial versus an employee job.
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Old 04-18-2016, 06:16 PM
 
Location: NC
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Escort, Retirement IS a full time job. So feel free to call your side gig "moonlighting".
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Old 04-18-2016, 08:05 PM
 
Location: University City, Philadelphia
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My "side hustle" is that I give historical/architectural walking tours of West Philadelphia. I am a member of APT - the Association of Philadelphia Tourguides - an organization where 99% of the members serve the tourist market and focus on the Old City, Independence Hall, Carpenter's Hall, Liberty Bell, the Declaration House, Betsy Ross House, Elfreth's Alley, etc. My tours are of the Victorian residential neighborhoods on the other side of the Schuykill River and the University of Pennsylvania campus. West Philly's "University City District" is quite interesting and something overlooked by most visitors. Typically people who come on my tours are local Philadelphians who want to know more about their city or people interested in Victoriana. One year a whole bus of Scranton - Wilkes Barre area enthusiasts of everything Victorian traveled the 120 mile distance to have me be their tourguide.
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Old 04-19-2016, 03:12 PM
 
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My "side hustle" is that I give historical/architectural walking tours of West Philadelphia. I am a member of APT - the Association of Philadelphia Tourguides - an organization where 99% of the members serve the tourist market and focus on the Old City, Independence Hall, Carpenter's Hall, Liberty Bell, the Declaration House, Betsy Ross House, Elfreth's Alley, etc. My tours are of the Victorian residential neighborhoods on the other side of the Schuykill River and the University of Pennsylvania campus. West Philly's "University City District" is quite interesting and something overlooked by most visitors. Typically people who come on my tours are local Philadelphians who want to know more about their city or people interested in Victoriana. One year a whole bus of Scranton - Wilkes Barre area enthusiasts of everything Victorian traveled the 120 mile distance to have me be their tourguide.
I am sure many people enjoy it!
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Old 04-21-2016, 10:22 PM
 
Location: Verde Valley AZ
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Would making homemade wine qualify?

I've got a few in my extended family who still dabble in innovative distilleries if you know what I mean.

I used to have a few but they have all passed away. My granddad's "distillery" got him kicked out of Colorado in 1925. Well, chased out is more like it because 'other people' didn't like him cutting into their profits. My dad had one when I was in high school but not for long. He also made beer but after they exploded all over the hay barn he quit doing that. Summertime in the SoCal desert! lol
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Old 04-21-2016, 11:05 PM
 
Location: Verde Valley AZ
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My "side hustle" is that I give historical/architectural walking tours of West Philadelphia. I am a member of APT - the Association of Philadelphia Tourguides - an organization where 99% of the members serve the tourist market and focus on the Old City, Independence Hall, Carpenter's Hall, Liberty Bell, the Declaration House, Betsy Ross House, Elfreth's Alley, etc. My tours are of the Victorian residential neighborhoods on the other side of the Schuykill River and the University of Pennsylvania campus. West Philly's "University City District" is quite interesting and something overlooked by most visitors. Typically people who come on my tours are local Philadelphians who want to know more about their city or people interested in Victoriana. One year a whole bus of Scranton - Wilkes Barre area enthusiasts of everything Victorian traveled the 120 mile distance to have me be their tour guide.

That sounds like a fun type of job. I think I'd enjoy doing something like that and, boy, would you have to know the history! I'd be happy to do a tour with you!
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Old 04-22-2016, 07:32 PM
 
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I used to have a few but they have all passed away. My granddad's "distillery" got him kicked out of Colorado in 1925. Well, chased out is more like it because 'other people' didn't like him cutting into their profits. My dad had one when I was in high school but not for long. He also made beer but after they exploded all over the hay barn he quit doing that. Summertime in the SoCal desert! lol

If you are a writer that sounds like an interesting book.
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Old 04-23-2016, 09:33 AM
 
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We old timers used to call it "moonlighting". Does that have the right aura?

Works for me!
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Old 04-23-2016, 10:19 AM
 
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The term "Side Hustle" makes me think of "Sidehacking" (thanks to MST3K).
If we use Sidehacking, it comes with it's own theme song :


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Old 04-26-2016, 01:00 PM
 
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I really appreciate the nice reps you all have been giving me for this post so I thought I would share some things that I am finding as a "thank you". (These aren't, by any means, anything I am qualified to do but maybe some of you will find something you enjoy and I hope you make some good money with them.)

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TIP:when people clean out, offer to haul it away for them, then sell them on ebay, Amazon, or resell to a used book seller
Craigslist or Half.com, which is owned by eBay. Amazon.com, BookFinder.com, and Cash4Books.net make the process easy and painless. Textbooks.com, Powell's, AbeBooks, and Amazon Trade-In, all of which will give you quotes for your books based on their ISBN numbers, or Bonavendi, which compares buyback quotes from a variety of vendors.



I will post more ideas I am finding, as time permits.
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