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Old 09-20-2016, 10:31 AM   #1
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Ok I am needing to make some extra money in the next 6 months to help with a down payment on buying a home.. Do yall have any ideas not working the street corner lol... I'm really needing input.. Thanks!!
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Old 09-20-2016, 10:40 AM   #2
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Just went thru this myself.

Only ideas I can offer:

Sell your junk. Anything and everything you don't need/use.
eBay, Craigslist, TBH classifieds are your friend.

Go around your neighborhood and see who needs their yards cut and put on some gloves and get to work... People are lazy, and if you throw them a good price, they'd rather pay it than do the work.


That's about it unless you have a trade where you can do some side jobs.

I made and sold some dog houses with lumber that I had laying around.
Had very little up front cost due to the materials already having been paid for and sold them for $150 a piece. Built 3 and made $450 with materials that we're going to be a pain to move.

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Old 09-20-2016, 10:41 AM   #3
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Hey thanks for the ideas... I do window cleaning in the side but It has slowed way way down for me..
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Old 09-20-2016, 10:42 AM   #4
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Hey thanks for the ideas... I do window cleaning in the side but It has slowed way way down for me..
Go out at night and egg some windows??
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Lol that's a good one...
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Old 09-20-2016, 10:45 AM   #6
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Hustle up some labor like Mac just posted.
Im in the exact same boat as you. I work full time and doing well, just not where i would like to be as far as down payment on my new home goes. I asked around and wound up with a few different side gigs working weekends building a goat enclosure and helping a coworker clear some woods. Im not to worried about losing my weekends until it cools off enough to try and get a hunt or two in the books
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Old 09-20-2016, 10:46 AM   #7
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don’t buy your wife a new rack, that’ll save money

CL always has ads for day labor type jobs that can be a start on leads. I’ve used it before and gotten gigs helping with fence and demo work. Usually pays cash which is nice but for a house down payment you have to be able to show where larger deposits came from
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Old 09-20-2016, 10:46 AM   #8
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Hey thanks for the ideas... I do window cleaning in the side but It has slowed way way down for me..

I guess its a good thing you didn't buy that souped up window washer......or did you?..
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Old 09-20-2016, 10:47 AM   #9
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Awesome humor Sir!
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Old 09-20-2016, 10:48 AM   #10
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I guess its a good thing you didn't buy that souped up window washer......or did you?..
Nope I haven't lol and it's a water fed pole di filter system lol
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Old 09-20-2016, 10:50 AM   #11
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donít buy your wife a new rack, thatíll save money
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Old 09-20-2016, 10:52 AM   #12
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you can always go to a sperm bank and turn than into cash






or plasma
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Old 09-20-2016, 10:55 AM   #13
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or plasma
I hear you can make money hand over fist at the sperm bank
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Old 09-20-2016, 10:55 AM   #14
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One time this summer a guy stopped by and asked if I'd like my address repainted on the curb for $10. I said sure, since it was faded and people always had a hard time finding my house. $10 turned into $15 when he asked if I'd like it painted on the edge of the driveway as well, and then $15 turned to $20 when my wife asked if he could do Texas A&M colors.

Before long, just about every neighbor on the block had hired him to do the same. He had normal number stencils, but then also sports teams and other stuff. I figure he made pretty dang good money for work that didn't require much sweat.
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Old 09-20-2016, 10:56 AM   #15
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If you have a vehicle payment get rid of it. That is a fast way to make extra money.
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Old 09-20-2016, 10:57 AM   #16
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I like the way you think.
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Old 09-20-2016, 11:01 AM   #17
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If you have a vehicle payment get rid of it. That is a fast way to make extra money.
^^^This^^^

Sometimes it's easier to save money than to earn money.
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Old 09-20-2016, 11:01 AM   #18
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If you have a vehicle payment get rid of it. That is a fast way to make extra money.


Yea but how do you get rid of a vehicle payment on a vehicle that you can't come out from under?


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Old 09-20-2016, 11:02 AM   #19
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I was in the same situation. I work pipeline full time and do taxidermy on the side. It helps pay for my hunting habits
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Old 09-20-2016, 11:03 AM   #20
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Can you find a better paying full time job?
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Old 09-20-2016, 11:04 AM   #21
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Can you find a better paying full time job?
Yes I probably could but that would hurt I would think an application for a home long just starting a job vs being at one for 10 years?
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Old 09-20-2016, 11:07 AM   #22
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Rob a bank.


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Old 09-20-2016, 11:09 AM   #23
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Did you get your truck fixed yet?
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Old 09-20-2016, 11:33 AM   #24
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Old 09-20-2016, 11:59 AM   #25
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Did you get your truck fixed yet?
Yes I got it back yesterday.
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Old 09-20-2016, 12:05 PM   #26
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Make some cool knives to sell here and mark them Strategic Temporary In-Come (or just abbreviate it.)
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Old 09-20-2016, 12:09 PM   #27
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What is your skill set?
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Old 09-20-2016, 12:23 PM   #28
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You could start a pooper scooper business!
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Old 09-20-2016, 12:24 PM   #29
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You could start a pooper scooper business!
I tried that before lol No one went for it lol
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Old 09-20-2016, 12:38 PM   #30
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You must of been talking to people with small dogs u need to talk to people with big dogs = big land mines!
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Old 09-20-2016, 01:30 PM   #31
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^^^This^^^

Sometimes it's easier to save money than to earn money.
Would you guys explain in more detail how Troy can do this and help him accumulate money for a down payment on a house?
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Old 09-20-2016, 01:33 PM   #32
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I made about +/- $200 extra a month a few years back mowing for friends of mine and doing other landscaping stuff for them
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Old 09-20-2016, 01:33 PM   #33
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I see what you did there
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Yes I probably could but that would hurt I would think an application for a home long just starting a job vs being at one for 10 years?
In your case probably not.
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Old 09-20-2016, 01:38 PM   #35
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if you have a truck check out the pickup app.
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Old 09-20-2016, 01:39 PM   #36
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Put the wife to work, that's what im doing.
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Old 09-20-2016, 01:39 PM   #37
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there is also a website called https://www.fiverr.com/

this is a good way to earn extra money on the side of your regular job. Uber is a great way as well.
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Old 09-20-2016, 01:40 PM   #38
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Would you guys explain in more detail how Troy can do this and help him accumulate money for a down payment on a house?
Well if the ultimate goal is to have enough money for a down payment, it makes just as much sense saving money as it does making it.

If he has a vehicle payment, sell said vehicle and use that money to buy something and have it paid off. Granted, there are many variables here of course, but can be on option.

Is not saving money the same as making extra money? If I cut $400/ month from my monthly spending, that's $400 in my pocket. If I keep my monthly spending the same, and make $400 extra in work...thats $400 in my pocket.
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Old 09-20-2016, 01:41 PM   #39
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I am fixing to be hiring a few people for seasonal work here in Lubbock. Putting up Christmas lights and then taking them down. My crews average $500 - $700 per week.
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Old 09-20-2016, 01:41 PM   #40
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Yes I got it back yesterday.

Great news....Did it cost the grand you were quoted the first time? And what was wrong with it?
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What about a second part time job? Not sure what your current full time employment schedule is, but you could get a part time retail type of job and that works between 20 and 30 hours per week. Would kind of suck on top of full time employment, but if you were looking to save additional money for a few months.
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Great news....Did it cost the grand you were quoted the first time? And what was wrong with it?
We came to agreement.. $400 and when they get there Sales center painted in 2 weeks I will do all the window prep and Remove all over spray and clean there windows lol.. It will be a big job but It helped me out..
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What about a second part time job? Not sure what your current full time employment schedule is, but you could get a part time retail type of job and that works between 20 and 30 hours per week. Would kind of suck on top of full time employment, but if you were looking to save additional money for a few months.
Its hard to get a part time job.. Wife works night so I have the kids.. Plus she is still in school.. I did pick up a part time security gig 1 night a week at a hunted house lol
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Old 09-20-2016, 02:05 PM   #44
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If you're into sports at all become a ref! They're always needing people to officiate games from young kids all the way up to high school! I reffed football for 4 years when I was just coaching basketball and made some pretty decent money. Did jr high/9th/jv games on thursday, varsity games on friday, and could do as many peewee games as I wanted on a saturday
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Would you guys explain in more detail how Troy can do this and help him accumulate money for a down payment on a house?
I think the general idea is to get something that doesn't have a payment. If you have a vehicle worth 20k and you still owe money on it maybe you can sell for 5k of equity and get out from under the payment. Use the 5k to buy a running vehicle. No more payment and you still have a vehicle.

Now the money that you would have used for car payments can go towards the down payment.
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Old 09-20-2016, 02:38 PM   #46
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The Truck I have is paid for..
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Old 09-20-2016, 02:40 PM   #47
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Old 09-20-2016, 02:41 PM   #48
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Buddy of mine went to work part time at O'Reilly auto parts for extra money when he bought a house. They are flexible on hours.
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Old 09-20-2016, 02:47 PM   #49
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One time this summer a guy stopped by and asked if I'd like my address repainted on the curb for $10. I said sure, since it was faded and people always had a hard time finding my house. $10 turned into $15 when he asked if I'd like it painted on the edge of the driveway as well, and then $15 turned to $20 when my wife asked if he could do Texas A&M colors.

Before long, just about every neighbor on the block had hired him to do the same. He had normal number stencils, but then also sports teams and other stuff. I figure he made pretty dang good money for work that didn't require much sweat.
This is an excellent idea. At our old home in Mission, there was a guy who came around every 2-4 years and painted ours with the block ATM and our address number. He charged $20 regardless of what you had painted. I always thought that was an easy $20, and as you said, all the neighbors wanted to "keep up with the Aggies" so our block became a lucrative spot for this guy. I'm sure he had other neighborhoods all over the valley where he did the same thing. Invest in some good heavy duty card stock for your stencils. Buy decent spray paint, some masking tape, and you're in business. Heck, we're in Irving now. We'd let you do ours.
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Old 09-20-2016, 03:18 PM   #50
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I see more and people with a company that does personalized grocery shopping. I will post the name of the company when I find it. I talk to people I see doing it because I have a background in grocery and am in retail/commercial real estate. I have seen college students, kids in their 20's, retirees etc. doing this. You do as much or as little as you want and when it is available.
I have never checked on the website to see how they are paid.

https://www.shipt.com/
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