Another Way I Am Able To Make Extra Money

@KrauseHome (34706)
United States
June 7, 2017 7:13pm CST
Right now everyone knows the Health issues I have been enduring, and how much pain I am in, and how it has created a major blow and setback at this time for our finances. At times like this, sometimes selling things in person is the Best way to go to get the quick $$ needed for bills, groceries, gas, etc. There are a couple of different ways we are able to sell locally and many of these different ways have helped make some extra $$ in a pinch. I've already shared here about selling the Jerky and having that be a viable easy additional way when I have extra in stock. Some of the others are sites like Craigslist and OfferUp. Then my latest addition was doing events and shows which at times was quite good and other times not the best. Plus could be a lot of work to where I went searching for a more permanent selling space and was able to find one. Actually moved in there the weekend before I was admitted in the hospital and had the surgery, so I have not felt the greatest the whole time I have been in there. This space actually does look quite promising and so far, I have been able to make way over what it costs me to be there. I cannot sell the Jerky there since they do not allow Food products to be sold there, but I have plenty of other types of stuff I can sell. One of my Hot items right now is Pocket Watches. I actually am able to make usually at least an additional $60 on besides what it costs me to be there. Plus I have my Crocheted items, etc there for sale as well. Cannot wait until my Health is a little better so we can organize it a little better as well. But since I cannot really work for someone else due to my Health, working for myself as in sales is the only way to go. Gives me a chance to be out there among others in the public, and gives me a satisfaction of being able to earn some extra $$. Plus I can be in control more of what I do.
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@TheSojourner (17493)
• United States
8 Jun
So, do you make your own jerky and sell it? Do you have a website?
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@KrauseHome (34706)
• United States
14 Jun
No, this is all prepackaged Jerky that I get from a Wholesaler. I usually have about 20 different kinds depending on what my stock is like, and always have some with me if we get a chance to meet at a time when my husband can take me. These are comparible to what is sold in Trader Joes and Whole Foods.
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• United States
14 Jun
@KrauseHome well remember, I drive in from Silverdale!
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@KrauseHome (34706)
• United States
14 Jun
@CoralLevang Yes I remember. I do get to Gig Harbor from time to time as we bank over there if this would be any closer to meet up sometime.
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@Courtlynn (64937)
• United States
8 Jun
You have you thought about selling avon?
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@KrauseHome (34706)
• United States
14 Jun
Did that back in the day, and personally now I enjoy being my Own boss, and choosing the types of items I enjoy selling. Have been doing the Jerky now for 10+ yrs on and off, and at times it has been a really good source'of some extra income.
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@Courtlynn (64937)
• United States
14 Jun
@KrauseHome you basically are your own boss doing avon. I love it. Plus the discounts you get from it when have alot of orders.
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@KrauseHome (34706)
• United States
14 Jun
@Courtlynn I have too many things going at this time with the Jerky and now doing the Flea Market to have time for anything else. I can easily make $90 in less than 20 mins with the Jerky or the pocket watches selling them to someone, so for me this is what I Love to do. I don't have to feel pressured either because I can sell when I feel up to it.
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@jaboUK (52726)
• United Kingdom
9 Jun
That sounds a good way to earn some extra cash.
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@KrauseHome (34706)
• United States
14 Jun
Yes, there are times it is a really great way, and can help with groceries, etc. Like today thanks to OfferUp, I was able to sell 4 pocket watches and make $90 in like 20 mins. Wish I could find a way to make this much or more every day.
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@jaboUK (52726)
• United Kingdom
14 Jun
@KrauseHome Wow that was excellent to make $90 in such a short time. Well done.
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@HazySue (19512)
• United States
14 Jun
I do hope you feel much better soon. It sounds like you are taking action to help you and your family make ends meet. Selling is always a better way to make some money. I wish you all the luck in the world.
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@KrauseHome (34706)
• United States
15 Jun
Yes, overall Selling is something I enjoy. Online I dropship which means I am a go between between a retailer and a customer and make some profit from doing so, and then offline I prefer selling via OfferUp or places like events and Flea Markets. Just something that has always been in my blood.
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@Susan2015 (19994)
• United States
10 Jun
Hope that you feel better very soon. And it sounds like your sales are going very well.
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@KrauseHome (34706)
• United States
14 Jun
Well, right now I have to keep on working at it, and since I am not always feeling the Best, it can be tough, but if we want to eat, etc this is something we got to do.
@DianneN (71290)
• United States
9 Jun
I'm very impressed on how you have found ways to earn extra money. I hope you feel better every day!
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@KrauseHome (34706)
• United States
13 Jun
Thanks... It has truly been a struggle fighting each day with everything. I see my Surgeon who did the Surgery on Thursday and will know more of what the next steps are from there.
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@BelleStarr (36112)
• Portland, Connecticut
9 Jun
I am glad that you are able to find other ways to earn money, you are a very determined woman who keeps on going no matter what. That is very admirable.
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@KrauseHome (34706)
• United States
13 Jun
Actually at this time in my life with all I have been thru, and now most of it is the Medical and trying to heal after the intense surgery, I am needing to do something just so we can get some groceries, etc.
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@Hatley (164777)
• Garden Grove, California
8 Jun
I hop e you really make a ton of money to keep paid up and that you soon feel really good again. hug s from hatley
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@KrauseHome (34706)
• United States
14 Jun
Thanks. It is a day by day situation as I posted in my latest update. Just glad I got something to help me out like this. (Made $90 today in like 20 mins just by selling some people Pocket Watches I had listed on OfferUp.)
@sol_cee (14338)
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
8 Jun
That's a lot of ideas. It's easy for others who aren't in good condition to just give up while you stay positive all this time. Well done!
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@KrauseHome (34706)
• United States
15 Jun
Yes many people going thru the struggles with Health issues and having to have had major surgery and having to have a wound vac they have to carry around, as well as having Fibromyalga, etc would just feel like wanting to give up. It is not easy, but at the same time, I value my house I live in and we are buying and even though I may be limited on what I can do at this time, anyway that I can earn some extra $$ doing something I enjoy it makes it more worth while.
@Kandae11 (33538)
8 Jun
That is a great idea. Hope you feel better soon so that you can make the best of it.
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@KrauseHome (34706)
• United States
14 Jun
Well, even with my Health being what it is, and being in a lot of pain and not able to get out much unless I have my husband with me, I was able to get out today and sell 4 Pocket Watches to 2 different people. These were ones I posted on OfferUp which people were interested in.
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• United States
8 Jun
I pray you will be better soon Krause..oh my you are still selling the jerky? I remember that from before.
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@KrauseHome (34706)
• United States
15 Jun
Yes, I am still selling the Jerky. Been doing it on and off now for probably over 10 yrs. Changed what company I get it from, but still something I enjoy as well as the other things I am doing to earn some extra $$.
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@ilocosboy (34345)
• Philippines
8 Jun
That's good you have this means to help yourself on your billings. Pray for you to get well soon.
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@KrauseHome (34706)
• United States
15 Jun
Yes, right now it is a Good thing to have things like this for extra ways to earn some Extra $$. Also gives me something to do to help take my mind off of all of my Health issues as well.