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Unagie posted 5/4/2013 17:03 PM

I'm in classes but I also feel like I'm not ready to jump back into the workforce especially considering I am not sure how long I will be in the city I am in. Anyone know some good ways to make cash on the side (legally) or any work I can do from home. With the extra I had I bought some new clothes and did my counseling. I had to start dipping into my savings to keep counseling going and stopped when I realized if I do end up moving I'll need that money to fund my move.

So any ideas in what I can do from home or side jobs I can find here and there that are less permanent then part time/full time employment? Thanks in advance.

Dark Inertia posted 5/4/2013 23:59 PM

I know a lot of call centers have work from home options. The fortune 500 company that I work for has at least 1/3 of their technical support employees working from home. We call them Waha (Work At Home Associates). When I first moved to the state I am in and got my job I was presented with the option of working at the building or in my home. I chose the building. I am sure there are other legitimate options, but that was my initial thought off the top of my head.

[This message edited by Dark Inertia at 11:59 PM, May 4th (Saturday)]

Amazonia posted 5/5/2013 07:39 AM

It wouldn't be from home, but have you thought about temp work? It's no strings attached, which seems to fit a good portion of what you're looking for, and you can tell them you want to work 2-3 days a week instead of every day, or weekends, etc.

sadtoo posted 5/5/2013 07:58 AM

Sell stuff on eBay. You can get rid of stuff you don't use and make some $.

Unagie posted 5/5/2013 16:12 PM

Thanks guys. All this sounds great.

JanaGreen posted 5/6/2013 08:20 AM

Sell stuff on eBay. You can get rid of stuff you don't use and make some $.

A friend of mine ran a successful business selling stuff FOR people on ebay. She just listed their stuff, dealt with the hassle of shippint it, and took a cut of the sale price.

Undefinabl3 posted 5/6/2013 08:29 AM

I am not 100% sure how you get into it....but i work in the medical field and all the doctors use Medical Transcriptionists to transcribe their notes.

The doctors will call a secure number, and they will talk out their note on the patient right after seeing them (so its fresh in their mind) and then about 24 hours later, we get a copy of the transcription to edit/verify.

All the transcriptionists work from home, the calls are recorded and saved on a server i would guess and you would log in and do the ones you can? I am not 100% what it's like on that end.

Its not easy work, but they may have part time options avalible if you can type really fast.

whensenough posted 5/6/2013 08:48 AM

Start Crafting things as hobby and Sell those Items on Craigslist...

madseason posted 5/6/2013 12:27 PM

but they may have part time options avalible if you can type really fast

I spent thousands of dollars and put in close to 2 years of schooling to become a medical transcriptionist. I can assure you that there is quite a bit more involved than being able to "type really fast."

sisoon posted 5/6/2013 16:55 PM


Going_Under posted 5/7/2013 00:34 AM


Amen, madseason.

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Unagie posted 5/7/2013 04:51 AM

Thanks for all the advice guys. So weird I've been working since I was like 13 and I want to work again as this is the longest I've been unemployed but things are so up in the air and with school and life in general the idea of walking back into an office or even retail type setting sets my teeth on edge. Thank you again I'm gonna try a few ideas here.

Amazonia posted 5/8/2013 08:58 AM

Saw this on Pinterest this morning and thought of you

h0peless posted 5/8/2013 09:14 AM

I don't know if this would be up your alley but I've considered buying motorcycles cheap off of Craigslist, fixing them up a little and flipping them for a profit. I think there is a good deal of money to be made there and as an added bonus, you get to ride them before you flip them!

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