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Helen of Troy posted 6/4/2013 08:11 AM

What are some legal ways to raise money?

*sell jewelry
*sell wedding china, silver and crystal, etc.
*sell lightweight items on ebay, heavier stuff craigslist
*sell your plasma
*be a fake patient for a medical school
*be a mystery shopper
*babysit
*paypal donation button (Is this legal?)
*do online surveys

What are some of your ideas or things you've done to raise money?

lieshurt posted 6/4/2013 09:26 AM

Make crafts and sell them
Sell baked goods
Tutor
Get a part time job

Amazonia posted 6/4/2013 09:30 AM

Most of my girl friends have part time jobs in retail (on top of their "real" jobs, which are 40+ hours a week in career jobs). The problem with that is that 80-90% of their paycheck gets recycled into their employee discount.

I've considered getting a job at my yoga studio. You get one free class for every shift you work at the front desk!

[This message edited by Amazonia at 9:31 AM, June 4th (Tuesday)]

Spirit13 posted 6/4/2013 09:50 AM

You can also 'nanny' or 'elder-sit' part time. Use the site care.com to advertise. Great $ in that.

Amazonia posted 6/4/2013 09:53 AM

care.com also has other services - doing someone's finances, home organization, house cleaning, etc.

Sad in AZ posted 6/4/2013 10:24 AM

*paypal donation button (Is this legal?)

If you're not a 501c3 corporation, you'll have a lot of 'spainin' to do to the IRS...

House cleaning is a good one if you're adept at it (not my cup of tea)

Some call centers, like Progressive Insurance, have work from home jobs, but there has to be a call center within reasonable driving distance, as you have to go into the office once in a while.

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