i need ideas...i have to have 300 bucks by friday...any ideas

@Lexus656 (672)
United States
June 4, 2011 1:31pm CST
So here's the problem im facing homelessness with my two children. I've been working odd jobs to get through the past 7 or 8 months that i've been laid off. I am late on this months rent and cant find enough work to get the money up. I've put in a ton of applications and have heard very little back. I've called churches and family and no one can help what can i do to make the money for my rent. Does anyone have any ideas i don't want handouts i want to earn the money. Please give me some good answers. Thanks ahead of time.
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@wiggles18 (2523)
• Canada
4 Jun 11
Selling plasma or blood would get you a quick buck or two- but, to get the amount you need it would take about a month to get it that way- but hey, 50 bucks for a donation or two one week at least. You could pawn or sell something. Then there are illegal things one can do for money. You could always pretend to be a 'bum' and beg for money on the streets for a week- I bet you would make much more than the amount you needed doing that...
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• Malaysia
4 Jun 11
Or you can also sell one of your kidney like that teenage boy from China.. huhuhu :)
@wiggles18 (2523)
• Canada
4 Jun 11
Brutal... blood comes back easily, kidney-not so much haha ;D
• Malaysia
6 Jun 11
sorry, i was not reading properly, i response based on wiggles' comment.. I totally understand how difficult being a single mother.. As im also struggling to raise my kid on my own and that kind of problem sometimes happen to me too.. Its kind of hard asking people to help you with money, but i think most of friends should have no problem to give moral support for you at time like this.. If you active with your social networks sites, make use of it.. Im also using facebook to sell products thru contacts.. It really works! facebook is a good sample for easy networking.. i.e you can use your facebook to sell back any cheap and hot item you can find from ebay. Not all of us are familiar with e bay.. some of friends might find it cheap.. i think if u r active, it shudnt be any problem to make around $1000/month atleast by selling products thru social networks..
@Hatley (164629)
• Garden Grove, California
5 Jun 11
Lexus honey y ou have two children and you cannot let them starve or be homeless,. I am in California and we have welfare for moms in your situation and you can get help but you must swallow your pride and take your children and tell them the plight you are in as they will not let you go homeless with two children.oh G I wish I had the money to send you but you take your kids and get to the welfare office and te ll them there in New York that you have not got enough money to pay the rent and you have been running your tail off looking of work. they will help you and its not wrong at all. you have no other choice left now and you are a loving mom and a decent person so do not think of anything illegal swallow your pride for your two children and get the help you need. they might even help you to get work and a place for child care too;. do not'feel bad about this as you are taking care of your two children the best way you know how.Child welfare will help you they have to as its their job to do this.You are also entitled to food stamps too.
@Hatley (164629)
• Garden Grove, California
5 Jun 11
lexus dear ask to be my friend so I can ac ce pt and you can private messgae me and let me know how things go for you.I realize you do not know me but I am an elderly lady and your discussion really touched me and worried me for you a nd your children.
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• Malaysia
5 Jun 11
Hi dear Lexus, I'm so sorry to hear that. I understand your situation very well. my mummy also being a single mum when I was kid. There are a lot opportunities in making online, from few dime of earning till such big bucks. I think the best ways to earn money online are from writing and forex. But this require a lot of time to master the skill for both areas. I did some brain storming as well as you need it immediately. I think the best fastest way now is by selling stuff in ebay. One more thing you could join postloop. You could earn $10 per day so it much better than nothing but please make sure your postings are high quality and never ever copy any thing from other sites although the topic is yours. Best of luck my dear Lexus
@unique16 (1531)
• United States
5 Jun 11
Hi I signed up on postloop but it ask me download soemthing from that list. Which do I pick? Does it depend on the computer I use? I not been accpeted because I have not done step 2 for that downlaoding list. Thanks for help Sincerely unique16
• Malaysia
5 Jun 11
Hi unique, I never went through such step when I registered to postloop. Maybe they are changing the TOS to join the site. This site is legit :)
@Netsbridge (3242)
• United States
4 Jun 11
Lexus656, where is or are the father(s) of your children? If you live in the US and are an unwed mother, then you ought to know about child support. While I hold women at a higher degree for out-of-wedlock children, you can also have the fathers held responsible via the attorney general's office for the welfare of your children.
• United States
4 Jun 11
By the way, you could stay with a relative or go to a shelter until you have saved enough money to restart. Good-luck!
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@Hatley (164629)
• Garden Grove, California
5 Jun 11
netsbridge a relative is good but they cannot stay in any homeless shelter for m ore than a week at a time contrary to what uninformed people think. in this modern bad economy there are hundreds of homeless people all wanting shelter.She needs to go to child welfare as s he has two children to care for.
@browneyed (2526)
• United Kingdom
6 Jun 11
Lexus, I'm so sorry you're in the situation that you are, especially since you also have children. Suggestions: - could you talk to your landlord/landlady for more time? - do you have any items in your home that you could sell, any jewellery you could pawn off? - I know you've asked the church and family, but have you asked any of your close friends? - if you feel your writing is fairly good, you could try CloudCrowd. They pay every week day via Paypal. - Again, for the writing thing, you could go to the Work at Home Moms forum (wahm.com/forum/wahms-who-write-46) and see if they can help you with any writing work. They're usually a very helpful and supportive bunch. That's all I can come up with for now. I really hope things work out for you and your kids in the short and long term. Please come back and let us know how things go. Take good care...
@babblu14 (66)
• India
5 Jun 11
can you work for me.You can make good money.There are many people in united states who look for good services like creative web design, content writing and application services.You can make good amount of money if you can just refer ppeople who need them.
@lyzabelle (1668)
• Philippines
5 Jun 11
Try Slicethepie.com. It's a review site for upcoming site. You only have to review music and get paid. I earn big there unfortunately they don't want any members from Asia. But the site really pays...good Luck...!
@mansha (6301)
• India
4 Jun 11
Try amazon mechanical turk it wont get you 300 bucks but it will get you on steady income. Plus why not rummage through house and see what you can sell of in garage sale or may be just to second hand stalls like book shops etc. try selling something on e-bay its easy and fast and you can define your own time, I would suggest selling old books which are in good condition. Why not try working as a waitress or at billing counter for hourly wages it might come in handy or if you know some handicraft try teaching that to kids around your house as hobby classes.