How Do You Make Extra Money?

United States
May 7, 2009 9:35pm CST
Today I've been listing items for sale on Ebay. I tend to do this at times when I need some extra money. I'm planning on taking my 8 year old daughter and my "adopted" 15 year old daughter on a weekend trip to St. Louis, Missouri on Memorial Day weekend so I'm trying to save up enough money for the trip. I find that selling on Ebay can sometimes be difficult but other times I can really make some extra money. What are some things you do to make extra money? Do you have sites that you use regularly?
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@carolbee (16241)
• United States
8 May 09
Other than myLot I only really make some money on Clixsense. It's not much but adds up after a couple of months. I don't have as much time as I did all winter to be online working. I have some crafts I'd like to sell on e-Bay but really don't know how to do it. Any suggestions? I live in St. Louis. Are you planning to visit the Arch? It's quite interesting. Enjoy your trip to the midwest.
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• United States
8 May 09
Wow, I live just north of Columbia. I don't have a whole lot of money to go very far so St. Louis was my only option. I'm planning on us taking in a couple Cardinals/Royals games. My "adopted" daughter is a Royals fan and my daughter and I are Cardinals fans, so I think it will be a whole lot of fun. I went to the arch when I was a teenager and it was fun, I might try to take them to it too, I haven't really decided everything we are going to do just yet. Do you have any other suggestions? I know there is alot to do, the Zoo, Busch Gardens, etc, can you think of anything else? As far as Ebay goes, do you have an account with them. I would help you anyway I can to list some items, just let me know.
@carolbee (16241)
• United States
8 May 09
Maybe visiting Grant's Farm off Gravois and 270. Six Flags is another fun thing to do but it's very costly. Go Cards. We were at a game the other night and it was fun even though we lost. I would definitely take the girls to the Zoo and even maybe the Jewel Box in Forest Park. There is also the Butterfly House on Olive St. Road maybe 3-4 miles from 270. I haven't been there yet but one of these days I want to go. Thanks for your offer to help with e-Bay. I am a member but have no clue what to do beyond signing on. Are there 5-10 basic steps to follow? I'd love to try it since I love a challenge!
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@lilybug (21148)
• United States
9 May 09
The Magic House is a good one too. Botanical Gardens, Science Center, The Carousel at Faust Park...there is a ton of stuff to do. The zoo is always fun.
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@marcialoyd (1174)
• United States
8 May 09
I sell some of the things I don't need around the house anymore when I need some extra money. Only I don't use Ebay. I use craigslist. I do not care for EBAY's fees. Especially if what I am trying to sell doesn't sell. Then I am out money instead of making it. :-P Have a great night! :-)
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• United States
10 May 09
I totally agree with you on the fees. I have recently listed a couple of things that did not sell. Now, I am stuck with paying for nothing. Craig's List is wonderful...except when you get flagged. Last year, a friend of mine got into some trouble and asked me to take his dogs and give the puppies that they had away. I tried posting to CL, and they kept on flagging and deleting me. I know that you can't sell animals there, but they said that giving them away was fine. I never have understood to this day why they kept deleting me. I ended up just driving around the city to people that I knew and they found good homes for the pups with the people that they knew. It all worked out in the end.
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@tammytwo (4305)
• United States
8 May 09
What types of things do you find are selling well right now? I haven't had much time for listing on Ebay or anywhere else for quite some time and I believe I will be even busier in the coming weeks. I usually post here, take surveys and list a few items on refundsweepers to trade or sell when I need a little extra cash. But nothing has been really working too great lately. Good luck with your sales.
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8 May 09
Hi singlemommy, I have not done anything like that but my hubby has sold things on ebay and made quite a good packet on it, I won't know how to sell things on it, but what ever you can make, I wish you luck. Tamara
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• United States
8 May 09
Hello, Ebay is a very good way to make money online. I have tried them out a few times, an I really like it. There all kinds of people on Ebay looking to purchase items, and you will be surprise at what they need. Happy My Lotting!
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@camomom (7537)
• United States
11 May 09
We use Craigslist and Ebay.
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@mtdewgurl74 (18121)
• United States
10 May 09
I have listed on eBay and made some extra cash. I have had yard sales,I also am a member of some survey sites that I make money off of almost monthly now. It is harder to make money nowadays though with the way things are going. Good luck on making that money..
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@ladym33 (11008)
• United States
10 May 09
Well yes, of course there is mylot. I also like Gather a lot. I can socialize with people and get paid for it, can't beat that. I also write for associated content and Ehow, even though I have still relatively new there and it takes a little time to get going on there, but I am really close to cashing out there, and am hoping I can do so this month. I also earn Amazon.com gift cards by doing searches on swagbucks.com
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@reinydawn (11650)
• United States
9 May 09
Other than my home business, I don't really do a lot for extra money. I mean, I do have a few websites that I hang out in, but that's mostly for fun, that money doesn't really do a lot for me.
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@lilybug (21148)
• United States
9 May 09
Aww, you are coming to see me on Memorial Day weekend? That is so nice of you. I sell some stuff on eBay. I also do some work for my sister when I need some money. I did a little work for her this past week and I will be doing some next week to. She pays me $10 an hour cash, so it works for me.
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• Indonesia
9 May 09
Hi, two days ago I just redeemed USD 75 check from a site called www.globaltestmarket.com . I know it's not much, but I'm really happy to get some extra money. All I have to do in that site is completing surveys that they send to my e-mail. Quite easy and simple really. Maybe you can give it a try. It works for me, and I'm sure it works for you. Good Luck.
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@pprchase (77)
• Japan
9 May 09
I have two full-time jobs, one in the morning and in the evening. On the afternoon I have to attend to my class. When I go back home I do everything I can do online. What else can I ask for? You just have to be serious if you really want to do something.
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• United States
8 May 09
MyLot's really the first of this type of site I've used, just trying it out. I dont do the ebay thing much, either. I tend to do random website design, computer repair, or donate plasma for extra money. Oh, also, it's good to see others from MO :) I'm in Joplin
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@jillhill (37384)
• United States
8 May 09
Besides mylot I don't go to sites to make money. I tried the ebay thing and it didn't really work for me.....for the amount of time it took to pack and ship it..I made very little. I do craft sales for extra...but they are scheduled way ahead of time so I can't just jump in if I need a little extra...I used to bake cookies etc and sell them...back when I had the kids at home and needed it for Christmas etc.
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@cher913 (25893)
• Canada
8 May 09
well, i work part time outside of the house and i do sell stuff on ebay and have sold crafts on etsy.com. we also hold a few garage sales during the spring which helps. we also put out the garbaga at a doctors office once a week which we get paid for too.
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@jayrene (2713)
• Philippines
8 May 09
well for me, myLot, and my TEs listed in my site. i have also a site that earns me weekly, but its not for free, you have to upgrade there to be able to earn weekly. then i join online contests, which is really good as i win most of the time... lol. i've been to e-bay but really i cant understand it there, i get confuse. maybe some other time ill go back there again.
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@j00nior (182)
• Canada
8 May 09
I just started being a waiter and it makes great tips, and at the end of each shift you get a handful of cash! If you have experience, great, just ask some local restaurants if they are hiring and specify you only want a few shifts a week, or maybe just two. Say you can fill in when people call in sick and stuff. It's gotta be one of the best jobs to earn quick cash!
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• Philippines
8 May 09
Well, that's nice of you to sell on that site. I have seen ebay, am sure everyone does but i am not active there. I tried to sell my stuff online, they requested me authorized to take something from my credit card, i refused and didn't completed the auction. Damn! reminds me i should asked my friend about it. she's good in selling through ebay. thanx.
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• Philippines
8 May 09
I make extra money by teaching basic English conversation to Koreans here in the Philippines. I also teach them vocabulary and pronunciation. I love teaching them because they are very particular with grammar which is much of a challenge for me. Koreans are nice people as they show warmth all the time. I enjoy being with them and learning more of their culture. Another way for me to earn extra income is singing in special occasions like in weddings and birthday parties. I get a relatively good amount of money. I have with me my boyfriend as the guitarist. We both love performing and of course music primarily.
@yooray (23)
• Nepal
8 May 09
i'm not making extra money right now....Hope mylot will help me..
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@dragon54u (31609)
• United States
8 May 09
I write articles, fill out online surveys and myLot. All three of these bring in a hundred or more per month, most of the time more. I hope you have a nice weekend!
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