Not everyone can go out and get a job. If you find yourself stuck at home and strapped for cash, consider these potential money making ideas as solutions to your problem!
Whether you pick up aluminum cans from the side of the road or unearth a half buried bull dozier (don't laugh, we did this!) there is money to be made in collecting and selling scrap metal. Start with saving your tin cans and old grubbing hoe heads and go from there. Fill up your truck or trailer and head for the nearest scrap yard. Be sure to shop around ... some might appreciate the scrap yard that pays flat rates and does not require you to separate out the non metal parts of things, while others will be willing to do that work in order to gain a higher price per pound.
If you have a driver's license in good standing and reliable transportation, you might want to consider putting an ad on Craig's List, offering your services to those who are unable to drive in your community. There are many people who are too old to drive, blind, who have lost their license for driving under the influence or who, for a variety of other reasons, are unable to drive. These people are in need of transportation to the grocery store, the doctor's office, to dialysis, to AA meetings, etc. Consider renting yourself and your vehicle to those with such needs.
What do you know how to do? Can you quilt? Knit? Play the Piano? Do woodworking? Sing? Decorate cakes? Consider teaching lessons from your home to those who might be interested in learning what you can teach!
There are all sorts of yard sales. Perhaps you'd just like to clean out your closet and make a little cash. That's one kind. Another is where folks use coupons they get by writing to the manufacturer, and by purchasing them from coupon companies, and who buy premium products when they're at a rock bottom price ... and then sell them for a profit (but still a discounted price) at a product yard sale. Perhaps furniture is your thing ... buy it cheap, fix, refinish or paint it, and sell it for a profit at a yard sale of flea market.
Everyone you know is busy, and everyone you know eats cake. Everyone you know needs a birthday cake several times a year, a graduation cake, a baby shower cake, a retirement party cake. Learn how to decorate cakes and print yourself some business cards and voila, you are in business!
Sometimes all we need do to make a little extra money is to cast a fresh eye upon our own interests and talents!
This is one of the best lists on LM5! Beautiful work. H5.
I came back to read this again and got to give you another h5
Great ideas! I'm thinking of starting up a pet sitter business. Congrats on the front page.
Congratulations on a featured list! H5
Wow! LM5 appears to be updating daily again!!!! Yea!! I might have to start posting again!
Thank you for sharing this list with everyone, I am always looking to make some extra money to buy my Twin grandchildren toys!!
Returning with a congratulations on the front page spot!
Such an original list of money-making ways from home. We need more like these during this tough economy. HI5
Great list! I like your ideas.
Great tips and helpful in this day and age.
Great list for enterprises people. I can use these suggestions. H5
Good ideas! H5!
Good job on this list of 5. Definitely things to consider doing to make money at home. Thanks for sharing.
Elaine, it's been a while, and the prices fluctuate. It was over a thousand dollars, though ... best thing to do is to find out WHERE to take it, and figure out if they will take it as is or if you have to dump the oil, take off rubber, etc. And then just sort of watch the prices. I think junk cars go for four or five hundred ....
Who doesn't need a few extra dollars, especially if you can make them from home. Great list.
I know a very wealthy man who made his pile of money in collecting cans and other scrap metals.I think your list is super!
Cool ideas. Number one is my favorite. I take in my cans. They are paying good so far. H5 for this list great ideas for getting extra income from home.
Very practical and these ideas really do work to bring in extra cash. I can't help asking... just how much did you get for that bulldozer? I might know where to find one or two!
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