Make extra money sitting on your butt in a beautiful home

By Amy
Abernathy, Texas
October 11, 2007 4:04pm CST
Did you know that real estate agencies will hire people to sit at tables and hand out materieals so they can go make sales and do other work? Check out the real esate section of your paper and call the big ones - they likely have many apartments and houses to show and could use your help. Check out craigslist and such - some agents or builders want a house tender - someone to live in the home they have for sale - they'll want you to bring really nice furntiture with you though to show case the home. What ways can you think of to creatively make money? Here's a few of mine - share your ideas too! Another idea for making some extra cash - flyers - deliver flyers for more then one outfit - but not two in the same business - like two pizza places. Call up local chinese or pizza joints and tell them you'll deliver flyers - or answer an ad - then add to it with others. You can check out your local paper to see small business' and call them - maybe someone who cleans drains or is a handyman, or mows lawns - you can charge less per - because you will deliver for two or more. Advertise yourself around town - in petshops and natural food stores as a petsitter. Say you'll walk dogs, take care of them when its primary caretakers are away. Be a secret shopper. Go here: www.feedbackplusinc.com www.courtesycounts.com Be a messenger - check out the yellow pages under Messenger Service or classifieds under messengers or drivers. Don't wait until there is a job advertisement - make yourself first in line! Before they spend the money for the ads. These types of services are ALWAYs looking for good workers. I got offered a job some months ago as a polysomnographer. A sleep tech. I did some research - sounded fascinating. I e-mailed a local researcher/doctor who had written or had been cited in many of the articles I read to do an informational interview about being a sleep tech - he wound up - after three interviews letting me know the job was mine if I thought icould handle it with the baby being so young. I decided against it as I would be working four nights and sleeping four days. all that time without the baby. And he's been teething steadily. They were offering 12.50 an hour for training then 15.50 and would pay for the test to go from technician to technologist in a few years. Anyway baby needs me. I hope this inspires you - do you have any ideas - please share!
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• Australia
12 Oct 07
That one about the real estate thing seems kind of fun man. I think it is great if you can leave home. For those who are struggling because of a disability or have home bound commitments, it might not be so easy, so the online game can come into play with the times a being tough for them but at least there is some hope now a day online. I think there are ways but I have not found many and I would love to pay off debts too. It can be so depressing and you can be made to feel helpless and alone when you are not in a good financial position. I wish it wasn't so but that is life I guess and I don't know what else I can think of but I guess I need to do the research and keep on being positive and try to keep an eye out for the good ones out there.
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• Abernathy, Texas
12 Oct 07
I will come back with some links to a mylotters home page which has legitamate home work - for those who have certain skills - office exprience, or medical transcrition, computer experts - not just those who can use wordperfect but help desk work. Marriot for instance, hires in home workers - but only for certain states - mine has no work. You could try calling local market research companies - some will hire home workers. If you have an area of expertise - you can sign up with ether - get a free phone line - you can add buttons to your web pages and set your minute or hourly rate. If you're an expert on our local area, or mopeds, or nutrition etc. There are so many creative ways to make money.
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• Abernathy, Texas
12 Oct 07
As far as a disability - unless its agoraphobia - if you can do online work you can sit at a table and hand out information.
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@cutepenguin (6448)
• Canada
12 Oct 07
My sister did the whole being a greeter for a real estate agent. She liked it, and it paid okay, considering all you had to do was smile at people.
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• Abernathy, Texas
12 Oct 07
eight to ten dollars isn't a lot in a normal job - not even enough to pay for daycare - but for being a greeter 0 great
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