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Creative ideas to get like ~$500/month. What have you guys done? I'm not talking about your typical scribing / emt / phlebotomy sorts of gigs which would require you to commit x hours per week. Thanks!
 

NotASerialKiller

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Do you mean per week, or are you actually asking how we would make 50 bucks in a pinch?
 
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in a pinch. that could perhaps be furthered into 500/month if one wants to continue. sorry for not being clear
 

NotASerialKiller

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in a pinch. that could perhaps be furthered into 500/month if one wants to continue. sorry for not being clear
It was clear, just a strange question. If you're comfortable with high school level material that sounds like something you could do tutoring chemistry/math/physics. Some people want just a couple hours especially before the semester, others turn into more long-term work. Or pawn your printer?
 

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Sign up with a temp job agency, they have gigs for conferences and such. Or check out craigslist for gigs. Also TASKRABBIT.
 
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Uber can be a good option, but careful with the insurance, you're exposing yourself to some serious un-covered liability. As someone with major future earning potential, you're an ideal target for a PI lawyer.

Take a look at labor-ready, etc. If you're decently handy, you can find stuff to do. Craigslist too. Lots of little odd jobs people need done.

Tutoring is an obvious option.
 
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I dabbled in selling sports apparel on ebay for awhile. For a period I could consistently make $25 per shirt but I would only sell like 10 a month so I usually hit $250 a month. Eventually I was shut down by ebay for being an unauthorized retailer in the brand I was almost exclusively dealing in, but not before I made about 2.5k :)
 
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If you can do mechanical work, and know what to look for, fixing broken cars/motorcycles can be a good option, though you need some capital to work with.
 
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What do you guys think about charging $10/hour on campus to help students with mock interviews ( for med school, research position, leadership positions). This could be a bad idea because it could turn out to be the blind leading the blind :eek:
 

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What do you guys think about charging $10/hour on campus to help students with mock interviews ( for med school, research position, leadership positions). This could be a bad idea because it could turn out to be the blind leading the blind :eek:
I feel like you have to get in before you can charge for that. Or let the market decide.
 

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In dead seriousness, become a sperm donor, or sell blood/plasma.

Creative ideas to get like ~$500/month. What have you guys done? I'm not talking about your typical scribing / emt / phlebotomy sorts of gigs which would require you to commit x hours per week. Thanks!
 
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In dead seriousness, become a sperm donor, or sell blood/plasma.
Basic Requirements for CCB Donors
  • Must be at least 5'9" or taller
  • Between 19-38 years old
  • Attending a 4-year University or holding a Bachelor's or Advanced Degree
  • Must be in good health
  • Legally allowed to work in the US
Wow, you have to be really tall. I have a moral dilemma of being someone's biological father. Maybe blood/plasma is better..
 
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Basic Requirements for CCB Donors
  • Must be at least 5'9" or taller
  • Between 19-38 years old
  • Attending a 4-year University or holding a Bachelor's or Advanced Degree
  • Must be in good health
  • Legally allowed to work in the US
Wow, you have to be really tall. I have a moral dilemma of being someone's biological father. Maybe blood/plasma is better..
Task rabbit has alllll kinds of stuff, even jobs that don't require sacrificing bodily fluids.
 

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EBAY!! Get rid of all that junk you have accumulated. Sold my old Gameboys from middle school with the games last year for $50!! People like all that "vintage" tech stuff.
 

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Oh, you could do volunteer research studies, if no one has mentioned that yet.

I earned like, 500 bucks and all the free nicotine patches I wanted through a stop smoking research program. I wasn't even obligated to stop smoking, they just wanted to see how effective the patches were.
 
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Plasma/Platelets can be a good option. A high school friend does that for beer money in Washington. Basically they pay him to study and eat free snacks while having IV's. I swear the kid is actually a hobo, he looks more and more like it every year.
 
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Tutoring, I could make $50 in an hour and a half.
 
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Plasma/Platelets can be a good option. A high school friend does that for beer money in Washington. Basically they pay him to study and eat free snacks while having IV's. I swear the kid is actually a hobo, he looks more and more like it every year.
Ah, wait I forgot - I'm an avid weightlifter. Donating blood will seriously kill my gainz, don't know about platelets.
 

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I've seen some Craig's List ads in my area for tutoring where rich parents are offering like $120 per session to tutor their precious darling.
 

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If you were Brad Pitt (which you are totally not) you could probably do some commercials or a Playgirl spread or similar.
 

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If you were Brad Pitt (which you are totally not) you could probably do some commercials or a Playgirl spread or similar.
If you were Brad Pitt you could just find a sugar momma and be done with all this nonsense of scrounging for cash.
 

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If you were Brad Pitt you could just find a sugar momma and be done with all this nonsense of scrounging for cash.
Once upon a time Brad Pitt was just a lowly waiter in Hollywood trying to catch a break. One night, he went home with a very beautiful woman. When they arrived at their house they did their thing.. until f'n Mike Tyson showed up. Yeah, Mike Tyson's ex-wife took Brad Pitt home.

Tyson didn't do anything to Pitt - he let him go.
 
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If you did really well on the SAT/ACT, do private tutoring.

The better your resume, the higher you can charge people, who'll still hire you. I did between $50-100/hr, don't go work for a company they'll rip you off.
 

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Volunteer as a research subject. (Healthy or allergic to certain things etc). Many don't require you take any new drugs or anything, some want blood/bone marrow etc. I tend to make $25-$1500/study, depending on what they need. Has really helped pay for rent :)
 

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Volunteer as a research subject. (Healthy or allergic to certain things etc). Many don't require you take any new drugs or anything, some want blood/bone marrow etc. I tend to make $25-$1500/study, depending on what they need. Has really helped pay for rent :)
What kind of studies do you participate in? Im living near the NIH and would love to make some money doing this. But most I found require a yearly commitment for 12 years.....
 

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Find the research study department at your nearest university. I once participated in a study that paid $50-$500 per session over 2 years