how to make extra bucks?

United States
May 24, 2009 3:49am CST
i moved from the philippines to the united states just a couple of months now. i feel so blessed that my dream has came true. but then, the whole globe is on recession right now. sometimes it happens that i get cancelled with my duty even if it is my regular schedule. i have my family who moved with me and i am afraid i can't sustain all the budget in the household. i need to earn some extra bucks! can somebody here help me?
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• India
24 May 09
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• United States
24 May 09
I know it can be very hard especially right now with the recession and people preying on other people to scam them. It's awful. On the brighter side there are a few sites out there that I have made money on. I have been in Retail for over 20 years so I am very cautious about things. If you want me to forward you the sites I have been working on, just PM me and I will forward them to you. You won't get rich on these sites but they will surely help fill in those gaps. good luck!
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@rebelmel (1387)
• United States
25 May 09
Interested in doing a link exchange? I am looking for a way to earn a bit more money each month, too. I have some sites that have been working out really well for me, too. If you want to trade links, send me a pm!
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@CatGods (4592)
• United States
24 May 09
Sorry to tell you that there are no online jobs except for the ones that YOU create. That's the misconception most people have, that there is some kind of online employer, a company to work for. I've been making money online now for the last 9 years and it's been from me creating my own job. So if I were you, I would look at my skills, hobbies and interests and think about how I can apply them to making money online. Because that's about the only way you are really going to financially make it.
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• India
25 May 09
Well said catgods. If one has skills of their own and they can make money on online. Other wise as other member said in the post it is better to be waiter as a lost resort.
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@orderfox (231)
• China
24 May 09
First of all, to wish you a new site to move. In the new environment, I think you need to start a new social activities to get more jobs or activities. Can be an additional opportunity to get more money. Of course. On the Internet you can be certain income online.
• United States
24 May 09
I earn $100's weekly, not monthly with online surveys, paid-to sites, blogging, social networking, forums, communities, mlm, traffic exchanges, and so forth. I get $100's via Paypal, Amazon & other gift cards, as well as live checks. Often I check my mailbox to find a $50 check, and I have one for $70 that will arrive shortly. Christmas (Santa) at my house is really fun with Amazon money from my endeavors! There are a ton of ways, programs are free to join, and with over 10 years of experience, I have learned which are legitimate, paying versus which are scams. You can find out more by visiting my MyLot profile here and blog you find there. Thx!
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@roypiyas (189)
• India
30 May 09
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• Philippines
30 May 09
Wow thats good money. But I am afraid to invest in something like that. That is not for me. thanks anyway for the information!
@Beenice (237)
• Canada
24 May 09
I would not dare move in another country. It is enough of a workout just to move in another province. We got burnt royally and regretted it bitterly, one of my brother moved 20 years ago in California, he was lucky to have friends to help him out and prayers to take care of him, I don't envy the Americans at all. It is always greener on the other side of the fence.
@rebelmel (1387)
• United States
25 May 09
Although times are tough, there is a lot of opportunity in the united states. As much as I would like to move to a different country, I might not have nearly as many oppertunites there as I would here.
@happy6162 (3009)
• United States
10 Jun 09
I am not sure if you can make a living with online jobs. I have been trying to fine some but I am not making alot but I have gotten some money from the ones I tried. I will keep trying hopefully I will fine something soon.
• United States
31 May 09
hi wendhieRN, welcome to uncle sam's place. hehe! I am a filipina too. where are you from Pinas? Yup, i know going here is every filipinos dream for themselves and for their family. And yeah, i think we came here in the wrong time, but that's good coz there's a lot of opportunities emerging with it. And us being here on mylot is a good starting point. I can see that this post is a week old now, you probably got a lot of sites that you're working on already. But just in case you're not satisfied with them, I'll be happy to help you. I am working on a business right now, where a lot of filipinos here and from Pinas are doing also. Happy mylotting!
@vivapinay (231)
• Philippines
30 May 09
My brother also went to the US 6 months ago and indeed he is also in the difficult side. He has a contract for 6 months but sometimes, they dont have a duty so less salary. I would recommend that you try www.odesk.com website. It is a legitimate website. I already get paid. A lot of our fellow filipinos resigned from their day jobs and prefer to work through Odesk. Try it. I really recommend it. Thanks!
@chiepao (714)
• Philippines
28 May 09
hi wend! welcome back to the philippines! hope you'll enjoy your stay :) If you're looking for an how to earn extra bucks. You could try doing it online. there are a lot of of opportunities out there which can make you earn extras. If you would like to have a part time job, then i would suggest you to visit Odesk.com. :) Or you could even start your own reloading station here in the philippines :) good luck and happy mylotting :D
@gtdonna (1740)
26 May 09
Since you are in the USA my suggestion is base on what type of job you went there for, go online and try to apply. I would also say go back home but I do not know what situation or circumstances you left The Philippines under, but like many immigrants, given the current situation (recession) around the world, they are going back home. Hope you get a job soon.
@mentalward (14695)
• United States
26 May 09
You write English very well. That's a plus, because I know how to make a LOT of money from the internet. I used to do this so I know it's real. I worked as a legal transcriptionist for a place called Speak-Write.com. They use legal and general transcriptionists. The only thing they ask you to buy is a foot pedal for the transcription work. I don't know if they're hiring right now or not, but you could always go there and submit a resume. If you have the means, it would be an excellent idea to take a medical transcription course because there are MANY companies that use online medical transcriptionists. Typing fast is not nearly as important as typing accurately, and you seem to have a good handle on the English language and spelling. When I was doing the legal transcription, I was earning maybe $10.00 or $12.00 an hour and could choose as many hours as I wanted, up to 8 hours a day but you can also work on weekends, bringing the total hours you can work in a week up to 56. With the legal transcription, you need to have legal experience. That is easy to get: all you have to do is type up a living will, a will, or any other kind of legal document and voila! You have legal experience! But, with the medical transcription, they all want you to have either experience or training in medical terminology. Invest a little time now and I'm sure you could find work doing this.
@dismalgrin (2607)
• United States
26 May 09
Wow, you got a lot of offers, haven't you? And not nearly enough time to be putting into them unless you were to quit your job... then you would be worse off than you are now, right? Now, with your family. Can some of them work? This can be a great help... especially when you are all sharing a home, because you only have to worry about utilities for one house. As far as food and such goes... you are going to have to cut down to the bare minimum... and the cheapest stuff you can get away with. It's hard enough for one person, I know! So, it's going to be rough. That's why I suggest you see if anyone else in the house can get a job. Rely on the internet money as more of a hobby to do in your spare time. But, still go after the stuff that you can get paid for in that small amount of spare time. This can be your little bit to use for anything extra that comes up. Not much, but it's just a little to help. It takes a long time to build up to making a living of the net and a lot of prep time, that frankly you don't have right now. So, just do the best you can for now and see how that works out.
@AKMEDIA2 (328)
• United States
26 May 09
Add me as a friend and message me your e-mail and I will send you links and invitations to all the internet free ones I am doing. That could help a little. Thanks.
@marciascott (25553)
• United States
25 May 09
Before i could read your whole discussion, first thing I thought was, this is a resession, and then I kept reading and you said the same thing, well, times are hard, and this is a ression. I hope you do alright since you moved here. It is up to you. just keep thinking possitive. And you will do alright. Good Luck here in the U.S.
@marketing07 (6266)
• South Korea
25 May 09
hello kabayan, i was also hoping i can find a better job..here on the internet but..some site are scam..so dicided to work outside the internet it was a networking small business..of course internet also is involve if you want to promote it..im doin good with this..goodluck to you!
@harmonee (1236)
• United States
25 May 09
My husband and I had to come up with something to make enough money to keep our house until we got a couple raises at our new jobs. We delivered newspapers. It wasn't that much fun, but it served its purpose. We did it for 9 months and just recently got into a position where we didn't have to do it anymore. It's an easy job to get, all you need is a car, and it paid us about $900 a month. It didn't conflict with our normal work schedules because it's so early in the morning. It might be something to look into to make some extra money until the economy turns around.
@tijani44 (12)
• Nigeria
25 May 09
Firstly am happy for you that your dream came through so for you to earn some extra bucks you will not devote all your time for one work for you earn in different section of work.
• Philippines
25 May 09
If you're into writing, try creating your blog. There's a whole lot of opportunities. I already earned $100. :) See my site at http://myunrevealedthoughts.blogspot.com