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Old 04-26-2016, 01:10 PM
 
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Will be back with more ideas later.
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Old 04-26-2016, 01:33 PM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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'Hustling/side hustle' is a term that has been around since the 70s, at least.

Sometimes it had a connotation of illegal activity, but certainly not always.
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Old 04-26-2016, 02:15 PM
 
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Personal trainer/fitness instructor/exercise instructor


Passionate about fitness and want to help others get in shape? Then why not share your skills with others and get paid to do it? Being a personal trainer requires getting certified,since it is easy to hurt students with improper technique. Once certified you can start by offering to help out friends, then ask for referrals.

Working at a health club teaching fitness usually requires CPR certification

There are untapped market for trainers offering “outside the box” kind of programs, such as an outdoor boot camp for those who are looking for more unique forms of exercise than going to the gym.

Can you teach water aerobics?
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Old 04-26-2016, 03:13 PM
 
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Personal shopper/Personal assistant /Bargain Hunter/ Picker/ Consierge /Gofer /odd jobs

Gofers were once primarily hired by businesses, but more and more individuals, such as senior citizens and professional people who are too busy, hire people to do errands.

Common tasks and errands can include anything from picking up dry cleaning, waiting in line to get the new iPhone or concert tickets, dropping stuff off in the, making dinner, assembling Ikea furniture, grocery shop, clean the fridge, do the laundry, water plants while you are on vacation, run to Target for toiletries and housewares....pick up a birthday cake, balloons, ice cream and a gift when they just don't have time. Not everyone has the time to score the best deal possible on their favorite collectible or latest sale.

Your client may tell you what they’re looking for, and then you go to work finding the best credit card or laptop for their needs...or a certain sweater they saw a celebrity wearing. The list is endless as there are all sorts of errands people need. etc. You can offer this service and run your errands at the same time.

There are those of us who simply can’t stand to shop or know what looks good fashion wise and have no idea how to dress. This is where a personal shopper can come in. If you are good, you will get referrals!

Sites like Gigwalk, Taskrabbit allow people to pick up work doing a variety of side jobs that other people just don’t have time to do
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Old 04-26-2016, 03:18 PM
 
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Airbnb owners who live out of town need someone local to clean after a guest leaves, mow the yard and make sure everything is in order.

If you are good at cleaning and live in a college town you can clean the houses when students move out.
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Old 05-02-2016, 09:25 AM
 
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The underground economy is alive and well among the retirees. No SSA raise this year and medical continues to escalate.
And retirees overwhelmingly voted against Bernie Sanders with a platform to expand social security, not cut it.
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Old 08-04-2016, 05:49 AM
 
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Default Make money with your car, boat or RV

CitizenShipper- instead fo driving people, like with UBER you can select which items you want to deliver based on the places that are convenient for you
Boatbound -rent out your boat-
RVshare - rent out your RV, camper, pop up tent and more to people looking for a getaway. Anyone can list their RV or camper on the site (free to sign up).
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Old 08-04-2016, 09:16 AM
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Location: Kronenwetter Wisconsin
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We love to garden and this year we are planting a 1/4 acre of garlic with hopes to expand to an acre. We are also looking at starting a CSA and expand our garden. My husband sells produce for a living, he has good local connections and farm to table is big, so when we retire in 6 years this should supplement our income.
My husband also talks about driving school bus. The pay is decent and frees up large blocks of time during the day to tend to the garden. We live in Wisconsin so the garden will be seasonal.
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Old 08-04-2016, 09:40 AM
 
Location: Yavapai County
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CitizenShipper- instead fo driving people, like with UBER you can select which items you want to deliver based on the places that are convenient for you
This is a cool idea!
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Old 08-04-2016, 10:55 AM
 
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You have a link there for military families. During my Active Duty career we collected an assortment of apartment complexes.

Now as a retiree, I breed pigs and produce organic food.
(last sentence).........I hope the boar is doing the breeding .
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