Exciting Ways to Supplement Your Income!

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Need More Money?

I don't know many people that will say they don't need more money. I hear people talk about how they need more but the idea of working part time is depressing and exhausting. Most of us have plenty of things to fill our days so adding work to the schedule never sounds like fun.

Here are a few ways that I generated pay and had many fun and rich experiences.

If you need more money don't think of it as a problem - think of it as an opportunity to do something that you love and make some extra cash. Think about what environment you like being in and make it work for you. You can have fun, make money, friends and who knows what other doors may open in your path.

Soulard Market - Nelly

730 Carroll Street

Work at a Farmer's Market

Soulard Market is a historical market in the heart of the city. It is a well known area and a very popular hot spot. Soulard has been in existence since 1779 and many of the people who own space there have had their spaces in their families for several generations.

Soulard Market is a square that covers about 2 city blocks. It is open from Wednesday through Saturday. The farmers take their trucks over to farmer's row and purchase their produce in the wee hours of the morning. They fill their stands in neat sections of beautiful colors of vegetables, fruits, flowers, meats or dry goods. Each proprieter sets their own prices and offers their own specials.

Part of the market is indoors and is open all year. The outdoor rows only close when it is below 30 degrees or so. We used heaters under our stand and the crowd itself creates heat with hundreds of bodies bustling though. I would arrive in the chilly morning around 4 or 5 a.m. on Saturday morning while the market was barren and quiet. Quite a difference from the frenetic crowds that appear like clock work every morning in unison.

It is very common for people to chant or call out to the customers to draw them into their corner. We had so much fun with this part - there aren't any rules at all! We used to shout, "Corn! Corn! as long as your" then we would pause for effect and finish with "arm!"

I would work until 2 or 3 in the afternoon and while I only got paid $40 a day (this was about 20 years ago so the dollar meant much more too) I also got all the produce I needed for free every week. The families that owned the other stands often gave me whatever goods they had as well. I would get fresh flowers from the florist, fresh baked breads, herbs and spices. I was about 18 years old and I had the most beautiful array of groceries of any one I knew. The crowds were full of excitement - we had our regular customers and it was a terrific way to know the people in my city.

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The Goldenrod Showboat

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The Goldenrod Showboat

I also worked part time at the Goldenrod Showboat. This boat has been around since 1909. It has survived a couple of civil wars and was the most elegant of it's time. It is a well known hang out for Jazz musicians, vaudeville actors and show tunes! I served cocktails and popcorn durning the show.

Serving cocktails is often much simpler than serving food. I have had plenty of experience with both. People say that waiting tables is more profitable but I would have to disagree. When people are drinking - they are usually celebrating. They tend to be very happy and pleasant to be around and more generous. If you are a people person and enjoy the party crowd - find an atmosphere you really enjoy being in and work there. It doesn't feel so much like work when everyone around you is having a great time.

If you are a coffee lover - work as a Barista at Starbucks. If you like to read - work at a book store.

If you love to shop - work at your favorite department store. Most often - you will receive a discount on your favorite items in addition to your pay.

If you love flowers - work for a florist! I had friends who owned a flower shop and they would have me come in during the busy season and cut flowers or clean up around the shop. It smelled great and I love fresh flowers!

Do you know your area well? Be a courier! Many places pay per trip - so you can work as much or as little as you like but with gas and mileage being a factor you have to be good at time management. Some companies have you drive their cars other's want you to use your own. If you are a people person - drive a Taxi.

Do you like to go to concerts or operas? Work at your local theater or concert venue. I know someone who works at the party rooms at the stadium in St. Louis - not only does she get to meet famous people but they tip really well! She gets to choose which events she would like to work a month ahead so she chooses concerts or games she is interested in.

Do you like to shop? Are you interested in Antiques or Estate Sales? You could procure items and sell them on ebay and use the time you have to make a little money while you enjoy your hobby.

Do you have a skill or occupation that you could do as a side job? If you can play piano, know a foreign language or sing you could offer private lessons.

Do you like to write? You could build residual income and write for HubPages by clicking right here!

If you need extra income - think outside of the box. Think about something you love to do and incorporate it into a money making opportunity. Not only will you increase your cash flow - but you will meet people that have interests in common. So if you like music - work at a music store and you will have opened your door to many more fun and exciting opportunities as well as making some extra cash.

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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

Excellent hub and information! Does pimping pay well?! I'm doing it for free now but I wouldn't mind getting paid for it. JOKE!!! You are jack of all trades! You go girl! Voted UP among others! :)


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Cagsil 4 years ago from USA or America

An interesting hub Kelly. I voted it up just on the creative side. :) However, with that said, I'm not going to travel that distance for a part-time job. LOL! I'm sure the message you bring forth will be understood to those who want to take the initiative. I think signing up for HubPages is definitely an opportunity for those who cannot do the other jobs mentioned. :) :D


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RealHousewife 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Hi Sunshine! You should get paid because you are good at it! I'm proud to be a member of your stable!! LOL. Now where's my fur coat? Haha!

Thanks I had fun just thinking about how much fun I used to have working part time!


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RealHousewife 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Hi Cagsil - I know what you mean but I figured that there are farmers markets, casinos, stuff like that everywhere. And sure - this is just an example of what's around me:) lol. But I'm hoping it will get people thinking about creative ways to employ these ideas near them. But you get the general idea - have fun and do what makes you happy while you earn:) and like with HubPages - you can do that from anywhere!

Thanks so much!!


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DzyMsLizzy 4 years ago from Oakley, CA

Some great suggestions for those still able to work.

My areas of interest, unfortunately, mostly fall into categories in which it is volunteer labor being sought, and we know that doesn't pay any bills. ;-)

Nonetheless--there are plenty of good ideas for many areas of the country in this article, for those with younger legs than mine!

Voted up, interesting and useful.


Motown2Chitown 4 years ago

Well done! Full of great info with a positive, encouraging twist. (As always, of course!) I may end up moving to St. Louis after all...lol ;)


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RealHousewife 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Hi DzyMsLizzy! Thank you - volunteer work does not generate cash but I've often heard of people trading services for goods too. Much more of a challenge to make money for sure! I don't think I'd have the energy to run around and stand on my feet anymore either! Lol.


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RealHousewife 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Hi MO! Thank you so much:). The market is one of the things I love here! And there are a multitude of jobs to choose from - heck you could even give horse guided tours down the riverfront!

I have never really done any boring jobs - working in the lab was fun and a great opportunity...and now I say I live off the land:) lol. I do research from home and turn out reports - all regarding real estate now! Haha!


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venki_indiain 4 years ago from Chennai

As everyone going behind the internet jobs, this is really a different path to earn an income. As every person will have some talents inside them. Better to know about that talents and they can earn from that also. Well explained.


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Austinstar 4 years ago from Somewhere in the universe

Kelly, your mind goes a mile a minute just like mine. I can't keep up with all the ideas I have for making money. However, I think I need to pick three and focus. Today that means HP, Dream catchers and Nardo. There is just not enough hours in the day to do what I want to do.

Maybe I could hire you part time :-)


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca

@Real - Wow - this is so funny that you just wrote this. I was talking to a friend the other day who is having a hard time finding a job. I told her to think outside the box... her daughter is sick and if she opens her own business she could lose the SS and healthcare for her child)... but anyway, she likes refurbishing old furniture. I told her she should buy a few pieces and revamp and then resell them... it would be a great hobby. Thanks for introducing so many other ways as well. What great ideas especially in times where the ecomony is bad!


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RealHousewife 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Hi venki_Indiain - thank you very much! I think that if people try to focus on what they love there is money to be made. And for say - the musician - working in a music store gives you the opportunity to meet other musicians in your area! You never know from there:).


Arlene V. Poma 4 years ago

I can tell you right now, RealHousewife, that I have a pension, and I don't need the money to work any part-time job. My last job that I enjoyed immensely involved supervising inmates and carrying (and using) weapons, so I won't last a day with shoppers, tourists and bratty children. My nose will automatically curl up when I don't like what I see, and I have looks that will kill anyone who misbehaves in my presence. I still have the skills to take a person down, and when there are crowds, I have a voice to order these slow-moving people to MOVE. I have been retired since 2002, and my husband and family have begged me not to return to any kind of work involving the public. They do not want to put up the money to bail me out of jail for speaking my mind. Among other things. Part-time work and volunteer work are meant for saints. Certainly not me. I can be a badass when I'm around unacceptable behavior, and if anyone rattles my cage, I will crack my whip. I don't care who the person is!


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RealHousewife 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

I know Lela! I was just telling Dave I got my first real job at like 10 years old - I sold Christmas Cards through a mail order company and made 1 dollar per box! I Sayers around September and did it until I was old enough to babysit:) haha! Then I had an instant base as I babysat for many of the folks I sold the cards too:)

You know they say if you want to get something done - give it to a busy person! I know the wheels are always turning in your head - artist, photographer, writer, crafter, and I thought

about you while I wrote this!


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sholland10 4 years ago from Southwest Missouri

Gee, I'm pretty close (3 or so hours), and my best friend lives there. I might check into a summer job. LOL Seriously, these are great ideas, and as you said, there are jobs like these in most parts of the country. Nice hub!! :-)


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RealHousewife 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Arlene! Attention! Lol. Well I'd love to take you Christmas shopping with me! I can imagine you just clearing the isle and making everyone behave!

That is so funny! Yes, I beg you never to go back to work with the public as well or wait...come and live here - we need more order in the city! Bring that whip too!

Thanks so much! You are hilarious!


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RealHousewife 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Hey BBG - thanks for adding that! That's a great idea! Refurbishing furniture....Daves dad built beautiful furniture and refurbished old stuff. Oh - my ex father in law built models for architects! He would build the mini from the blue prints and have all these little trees - or the arch would be in the scene:). That was pretty cool!

In fact I neglected to mention any kind of carpentry or drywall side jobs for guys. You always make me think of good stuff...I should have you read before I hit publish! Lol. Thanks so much!


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RealHousewife 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Hi Sholland - I knew you weren't far away. If it's convenient you should come up for the summer! You could get a multitude of part time - especially seasonal jobs here! I have never ever had to be unemployed unless by choice but I have always worked one or two jobs at a time.

Here you just basically decide what you like to do and do it. We have museums, a few concert halls and the Opera House, the Zoo or the Botanical Gardens - or many places along the river front in St. Louis or St. Charles. Boats and casinos....hotels and festivals. I mean it - just about anything you can imagine! Let me know if you come up - you could always check out who is hiring online now. Good luck too!


Arlene V. Poma 4 years ago

Why, thank you, My Dear. Happy New Year to you and yours, and when you pick up another part-time job, be extra special to those people BECAUSE THEY AIN'T GETTING ANYTHING SPECIAL FROM ME!!! Hhhhmph! Ever work the toy section of a retail store at Christmas? Those kids were dead meat if they didn't have their parents hanging onto them. I'll show those little boogers what Auntie Arlene can do to them for leaving toys scattered in the aisles. I can't tell you how many times I wanted to jump the GIFT WRAPPING counter and strangle my customers. This was long before people were allowed to carry those dinky key chain pepper spray in the baby can. Oh, gawd! I need to make another appointment with Paula. Effer--they call her. Effen what???


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sholland10 4 years ago from Southwest Missouri

I am usually up your way at least a couple of times a year. My family and I usually hit the great spots you mentioned. My girlfriend and I usually hit the great places to shop, especially the resale stores. I do love STL!

I spend much of my summers working on the next school year and workshops. Your job list is a testimony that those who really want to work can find something. :-)


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca

OH oh oh... I got another one for you... if you got a truck... you could help out in numerous ways. You don't know how many times I wish there was someone affordable and local that had a truck that would just help me pick up stuff that I just can't fit in my car. If I had a truck... I would totally offer people rides for their junk... so if you were to pick up a dresser at the local goodwill... no problem... I will help with the truck! :)


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RealHousewife 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Arlene - you are so my kinda girl! Lol. Happy New Year to you and your family as well!

Oh unfortunately - I have shopped in places like you speak of......ugh! I handle shopping like Joan Cleaver and take a Valium first:) haha j/k. I did most of my shopping online because I swear my blood pressure goes up! Thoughts go through my head like, "are those clothes flammable child?" lol. I have 3 kids and they know how to behave in public....my nephew too! But we can't have too many of you Aunties looking out for these kids:).

We just call her Effer! Haha!


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RealHousewife 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Hi iT Coach! Thank you very much...for the read, comment and up votes!


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RealHousewife 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

It's so true sholland - I can never understand when people say they are unemployed here! But I have heard many people that say things like, "I'm not going to work for 10 dollars an hour! I'm worth much more than that!". I also noticed those people don't mind borrowing money from those of us who aren't too pround to work for the same 10 bucks an hour!! Lol. Isn't it funny how that works? But I have a feeling most of us writing here - are resourceful people!


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RealHousewife 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

BBG - that's another great idea! Around here - I've seen - ok - I didn't want to go there but - a successful poop scooping company! No kidding - and I'm sure there are plenty out there - not sure if all cities have this? Lol.

I saw a truck the other day with a bumper sticker that said, "yes it's my truck and no I won't help you move"! But there are services that haul all your junk away by the truckload if you need that....I bet they score some interesting finds! I've always wanted to go to a yard sale and like discover a stolen Rembrandt or something...lol. Bet you'd find some good stuff amidst the rubbles!


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca

I love garage sales... I can't wait until they come out full force in spring. Another person's garbage is another person's treasure. And as for poop scoop business... I think Stand mentioned somehting about starting up that kind of business... only he was willing to put it in your enemies yard for extra... lol


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RealHousewife 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

BBG - that is priceless! See - he is another go getter:) LOL And willing to go the extra mile by dumping loads! That is sublime:) I swear my cheeks hurt from smiling so big....my eyes are beginning to water! OMG! You are one in a million!

Keep bringing forth wisdom and knowledge! Tears...are literally streaming down my face right now...Dave's gonna think I am crying!!!!


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brittanytodd 4 years ago from Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

This is such a great hub! Thank you for sharing ways to make more income that relates to a person's interests and passions. I will definitely try some of these! Thank you so much for sharing. I loved the format, photos and videos you included also. Great work, voted up, useful, etc!


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Mariaam Bhatti 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

Great stuff,I like the 'corn' part of it more cos I love corn AND shopping.I wish I could have those ideas and make a few bucks here but Ireland seems so quiet even for voluntary jobs lol.


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Spirit Whisperer 4 years ago from Isle of Man

You have written a wonderful hub full of energy and enthusiasm. You are obviously someone with initiative and are not one to lie down in the face of adversity and that is what shines through this hub. You are great role model for your children and if they follow even a fraction of your example they will never want for anything. Thank you.


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Lady Guinevere 4 years ago from West Virginia

Creative but I don't have a car right now so I do things from home. This economy sucks though cuz I can't even help with the bills we do have. I am confident that this is all going to change next year. Writing for Hub Pages is a good start for those who want an extra income.


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Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

Great suggestions on how to make some extra cash. I've worked as a waitress in a bar and in restaurants and have to agree with you that serving drinks is way more profitable. I always found drink orders easier to remember than who got what food dish. I remember living in this really small town at one time and I worked at a bar, a restaurant and at a doctors office all at the same time. One night this guy came into the restaurant and had seen me working at the bar and the doctors office and he said to me is there anywhere you don't work in this town. I was trying to save money at the time and had tons of energy so I worked and worked.

Excellent hub.


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sholland10 4 years ago from Southwest Missouri

Yes, I believe hubbers are resourceful people who love to write. We are definitely not getting $10 an hours (most of us aren't). I don't get that type of arrogance blended with an entitlement feeling to just expect others to lend and/or give. We all need to earn our way.


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Austinstar 4 years ago from Somewhere in the universe

Here's another suggestion - In any medium to large cities and maybe even small ones, there are "temp agencies". You can work pretty much when and where you want to. All you need are typing, 10 key, and filing skills. But they do hire for other temp jobs like driving, delivery services, etc.


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RealHousewife 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Hi Brittany! Thanks so much! I really had a great time writing this! In fact - I only write articles that I am extremely interested in - then I get to learn something and be involved with my hobbies too! Lol.


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RealHousewife 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Hi Mariaam! I've heard there aren't many part time opportunities there! Wow - I'm actually learning a lot about other parts of the world with this hub!

Well you've still got hub! Thanks and so glad you're here too!


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RealHousewife 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Hi Lady Guinevere! Thank you and you are right - this economy just keeps on and on....I keep thinking it has got to get better! I hope this year is a great one for you!


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RealHousewife 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Hi Susan - that still has me cracking up! It reminds me of a scene you might see in Northern Exposure:) haha! Omg! At first I thought you meant - the restaurant, docs office and bar were all in one building:) haha! That is so funny about that guy seeing you in all three places! lol Thank you so much for adding to the hysteria of this hub:) lol Priceless!

I was totally the same way - always had a couple or three jobs...I always think about money equaling time and all! lol


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RealHousewife 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

sholland - exactly! I always look at it as SOME money is better than NO money! Also - I always looked for jobs that had good perks - sometimes those are worth lots of money too. You can work part time and still get health benefits at some places, for example.

I always liked working - I just like doing my own thing:) lol But like they say - if there is a will - there is a way!


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RealHousewife 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Austin - that is a great one!! I have gone through a few temp agencies before...and they offer a multitude of positions that will be offered as full time jobs to those who perform well during their temp time. There are a few large corps here - they only hire through temp services so they can avoid a contract, paying health care and take the employee for a test drive off the show room floor, you know?

Thanks so much for adding that!


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DzyMsLizzy 4 years ago from Oakley, CA

RE temp agencies--I had a full-time hours "temp" job for 3 years one while! It was a necessary full-time position, but the company just kept temps on, because it relieved them of having to pay any benefits.

The labor laws here state that any 'temp' position lasting longer than 6 months is considered permanent, and also if the temp working is included in company activities and otherwise treated as a regular employee (which I was), then they are supposed to offer the position to the temp as a hired-on position. They never did. I could have made a legal fuss about it, but that probably would have destroyed the otherwise pleasant working conditions. In the end, even the regulars lost their jobs when the company moved the department to New York, so I would not have gained much.

So, you do have to watch out when taking work through an agency.


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Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

LOL Northern Exposure exactly! actually the town where I was living had no more than 1000 people. It has since grown. It was way up in Northern Ontario. When I now think of the place I have this song going thru my head....It's 40 below and I don't give a ____ gotta heater in my truck and I'm off to the rodeo...Do you know that song? Hm think I just got an idea for a new hub.


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Austinstar 4 years ago from Somewhere in the universe

I have another question maybe someone knows something about. How does one get to be an "expert witness"? I'm sure they are hired by lawyers all the time. I think I could use my Blood Banking experience to qualify as an expert witness somewhere somehow.


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RealHousewife 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Hey SW - sorry I commented back to you but I have just noticed it is gone! I have had issues with this particular hub today but think my problem is fixed now.

Thank you so much - I sincerely appreciate your comments! I have always had to work so I didn't want to be stuck in the grind of having a job I didn't like or didn't enjoy going to everyday. But if you have to work you might as well love what you are doing. I hope you are right about my kids and so far so good...the 23 year old is working full time and has gotten a few promotions even in this economy and she is putting herself through college with tuition reimbursement! How awesome is that??? I feel pretty lucky! I am helping her but not much...I asked her if she needed money for books this semsester and she said, "no thank you they are paid for already:)! haha!


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RealHousewife 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

DzyMsLizzy - thank you so much for bringing that up! That is a great point...many places do only use temps because they avoid benefits and paid holidays and insurance and I hate that! They will even have people here work like a 37 hour work week for example if 38 hours makes them full time! Kinda sneaky isn't it?


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RealHousewife 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

SUSAN! AH BAH HAHAHAHAHAHA

You mean...P&ss me off - get on my nerves????? HAHAHAH I know that song! Wow does that bring back some flash backs of singing too loud and drunk with friends! hahaha! Oh I can't wait to see what you are doing!

I loved Northern Exposure - wonder if i could find that on Netflix?!!! So funny....oh I can't believe you know that song...so many people think I am crazy when i sing that! lol


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RealHousewife 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Austin! That would be killer wouldn't it???? I bet you could be an expert witness in matters such as that...most of the time the attorney just hires the person based on credentials and experience and I have seen some huge stretches in *expert* witnesses - you have a real education and experience! Now how you would go about marketing your skill???? You would need to find out I knew attorneys that just referred their experts or they called upon someone they found doing research! Very interesting prospect!

If anyone has more info - feel free to add it here...


Arlene V. Poma 4 years ago

RealHousewife, I can't tell you how long and hard I laughed when I read your comment: "Are those clothes flammable, Child?" So you gave up your secret, and that's online shopping! But as writers, we must not forget. As you have a "good time" making those extra wads of cash, observe behavior of those people you serve. They will make some interesting characters (fact or fiction) in your writing. If not now, maybe later.


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fpherj48 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

Real deal....you are full of great ideas and creative activities to add to our piggy banks! My kinda gal! Always thinking, always moving forward and up! You go girl!! Voted up & across the board!


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mythicalstorm273 4 years ago

I felt like you were speaking straight to me! How amazing it must have been to be able to work those types of jobs. My best one was when I dressed up as the statue of liberty and tried to get customers to come into a tax place. It was fun because some days I played my bassoon out on the street, while other days my fellow employees and I would put on fake game shows and we just had a good time. It was also one of my best paying jobs. Sadly the rest have been strictly for a means of living... someday I hope that it will be otherwise, but right now I need the time to focus on school. Great great hub though! Really enjoyed all your ideas and experiences :-)


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Austinstar 4 years ago from Somewhere in the universe

I think there is an organization somewhere that has expert witnesses. I'll have to google it. It's kind of like a Talent Agency, right? If there isn't one, maybe we should start one!


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RealHousewife 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Arlene - lol I am so glad you get my humor! I know though...I am a total people watcher and I take notes for later! People do, for sure, give us lots to laugh about or write about later! ha!


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RealHousewife 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Hi Effer! Thank you so much! I think my parents always telling me I have to buy my own stuff or they would buy off brand name things for me...if I wanted designer clothes (which were very popular) I had to find a way to make my own money....so I have always looked for those opportunities!


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RealHousewife 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Hi Myth! I have had some boring jobs too - like working in an office...I did it because it paid my bills and I had health insurance but I was counting the days until I could open my own company. I hated sitting at a desk all day! ugh! To me nothing could be a worse fate...I really admire people that can be on time every morning and stick with the same job for decades...but to me that would be like a life sentence!

I saw someone doing that Liberty Tax job the other day and it got me thinking about what that would be like! I wondered how much they got paid and the guy I saw was dancing and having a blast with the people driving by!


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RealHousewife 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Austin - let me know what you find out! I bet you are right I bet that there is some sort of association you could join and get into a directory!


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Austinstar 4 years ago from Somewhere in the universe

Expertpages.com will let you sign up on their roster for as little as $365 per Year! OMG. I want to MAKE money, not make someone else rich. LOL.

Experts.com may be free, I'm checking on it now.


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Minnetonka Twin 4 years ago from Minnesota

You are so right to bring up thinking about things your good at to make extra income. I have also wondered about the liberty tax person. If it's good weather it could be kinda fun once in a while. In this economy, it's good to think out of the box as you said. I've been noticing people outside of restaurants and stores holding banners to come in their establishment. They too seem to be having fun. I always wave when I see them. Great hub with great ideas. Thx :-)


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Alastar Packer 4 years ago from North Carolina

Hi Kelly, enjoyed reading about you workin at the Farmers Market and serving at the 'Boat. You got any pics of you in costume there?...sorry Kelly in one of those moods tonite..ha! Those are some good ideas for extra money jobs and I know just the person 'round here to get working at 'em...darn! there I go again. Love da hub and please forgive the nunsense!


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RealHousewife 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Austin...that's crazy! I guess if you charge 500 an hour for your expertise it would be worth it but that's a big investment!


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RealHousewife 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Hi Minnetonka! So good to see you! Thank you so much! I guess the banners are a sign of the bad economical times too - advertising is so expensive and people are resorting to a cheaper means..but if they have fun with it and it works? That is awesome!


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RealHousewife 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Hi Alastar! No one has ever accused me of not being able to have a good time:) lol. I don't mind you joking around at all!

And NO! I don't have any pictures - funny I guess when your working you don't think about photographing yourself working:) haha! In fact - I actually quit the boat because Ragfest was approaching and the manager said I had to wear this skimpy costume with FISH NET STOCKINGS! During that festival...I was given an ultimatum to wear it or be fired so I quit. No woman with sense should dress up like that when people are imbibing unless you're a stripper and they weren't paying me enough money!! Lol.


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homesteadbound 4 years ago from Texas

I saw a hub the other day that talked about someone paying you to have a magnetic sign on your car as you drive around as advertisement for them.

I can think of some businesses that I would rather not advertise on my car - and pooper scooper could very well be one of them.

I know someone else who details cars on the side. He even picks up and delivers. Does it at his home.

Great hub!


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diogenes 4 years ago from UK and Mexico

Jeez! A lot of needy readers out there. I was always annoyed I was born with the wrong equipment to be a sex slave or a top courtesan...

There's certainly no money on HP!!

Bob


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Alastar Packer 4 years ago from North Carolina

Haha! That manager wasn't too savey. Should have quadrupled your salary in an attempt to get you into skimpy and fish-nets. What's the Ragfest Kelly?


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prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia

Very inspiring hub. We need money and you come up with solution and wonderful idea. Thanks for writing and share with us. Rated up and Happy New Year!

Prasetio


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RealHousewife 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Hi Homestead - lol I wouldn't want to even HAVE a poop scoop business! OMG! Think about that for a second...one thing many of us talk about is our day at work...I wonder what type of mishaps a poop scooper must have during their day? And if someone said, "so how was your day? Anything interesting happen?" haha!

My husband's first job was being a car detailer! It can be really expensive to have that done...last time I think I paid about 125 for an entire scrub! GREAT idea to add! Thanks so much!


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RealHousewife 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Diogenes - wait...you mean you are NOT a sex slave? I thought you were! lol

Now there are a couple of interesting job ideas Bob - sex slave - courtesan or what about being in a Harem? I could probably feed someone grapes pretty good! Lmao

You mean you aren't rich from HP yet either? Wow...I gotta go find a real job then! haha!

Thanks so much for the laughs and comments:)


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RealHousewife 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Hi Alastar - haha! The owner of the boat...huge very well known journalist in town...on the news..big writer...not very nice at all. He thought he didn't get along with anyone who was a Saggitarius - so weird...of course I am one! haha

Ragfest is a huge annual Jazz Festival..so I ask you to think about what kind of men will be hooting and howling and drinking scotch on the rocks or highballs while they enjoy little kittens running around in next to nothing! lol And 20 years ago - omg! I just kept imagining what my dad would say if he saw me in that get up!!!! And HE is exactly the type of customer that is drawn to events like that! haha!


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RealHousewife 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Hi Prasetio! Thank you so much! So nice to see your smiling face this morning!

Good luck to you and may you have a prosperous 2012!!


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Austinstar 4 years ago from Somewhere in the universe

Indeed, Kel, you forgot to mention prostitution as a way to make a few bucks. I wonder if there is an escort service need for fat, old and cranky broads like myself. I could learn to love making $100 bucks for what? 16 minutes of work? Ha!


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RealHousewife 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Too bad for us were musta been thinking alike again:) lol This is a list of LEGAL jobs! Next I should do the top ILLEGAL ways to supplement your income!


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drbj 4 years ago from south Florida

Dear Kelly -

Your charming money-making hub has inspired me, to wit:

I know a woman took a night job on the side,

She was so much shorter than she was wide.

She called herself Miss although she was a Ms.

As she street walked calling her little dog, Tiz.

She was arrested for soliciting and sent to jail.

For 60 days she was held without bail.

What MO did she utilize to solicit her biz?

She strolled the streets yelling, "Here, Tiz, here, Tiz."


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oliviaharrisbrown 4 years ago

Thinking outside of the box is definitely the way to go. Hopefully, my creative ideas to earn extra $$ will pay off in 2012.


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RealHousewife 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Drbj! Hahaha!

Now there you have given new meaning to the word "strollers"! lol

Thank you SO much - I had to LOL at that last line!


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RealHousewife 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Hello Oliviaharrisbrown - well I am wishing you tons of good luck for 2012! I have a feeling it is going to be your year!


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Austinstar 4 years ago from Somewhere in the universe

Remind me not to name my next pet Tiz!


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Sharyn's Slant 4 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

Kel,

You've included some great job ideas. I haven't been able to find the kind of job and pay that I want and deserve since I lost a great job a few years ago. Of course I've resorted to p/t work. Sorry, I don't mean HP - although I have made more money this month than any other. But no check will be in the mail for a long time. Yet I have continued to make a decent amount working for clickworker.com (I should update my article about them because I have now been able to make over $400 a month sitting on my a** just "clicking"). But also, working as a caregiver has been a p/t income for me and a really rewarding job. In the past few years, I also worked at a hotel as a housekeeping supervisor. But, I'm sure I wouldn't fit in on a showboat and no way do I want to be yelling anything about vegetables. But I am always thinking about additional ways to make money. It's just that my body doesn't follow my brain lately.

Great article Kel. And I gotta tell ya, I was thoroughly entertained by the comments, especially Arlene's. What a hoot! Thanks for the laughs.

Sharyn


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Greg Sereda 4 years ago from Sandomierz, Poland

Reading about your experience in the farmer's market was interesting. There are many similar markets like that in Poland, where I live; and I buy various items there. However, I would not want to work there. There is just no money in it. I know people that work there and say that they are seeing less and less customers; and making a profit is becoming increasingly difficult.

Although, working at a local thetre sounds interesting. Meeting famous people, and especially receiving big tips, is thrilling.


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maxravi 4 years ago from India

Thanks for this hub, I have some new idea now.voted up


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RealHousewife 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Austin - this is another one of those strange hubs that keeps kicking me off when I try to leave a comment...like your cryptrograph clues one! Weird...I had to log onto a computer to comment?

Hey - Happy New Year - 2012 baby!


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RealHousewife 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Hey Sharyn! Thanks so much for the heads up about clickworker? I will have to check your hub out...not sure I remember that one? Yes! Update it:) lol

I am not of the age that I would go out and work the market either....it is cold and very strenuous but I am ever grateful that I do not have to make that choice right now. I guess if I needed food I would do it. It was awesome fun though....I mean there would be camera crews coming through, models and photographers, news stations...wall to wall people! The workers there are the bomb! It was a very tight knit community and they took care of each other. So glad I got a chance to do that! Plus...even then I liked to cook! lol Oh and the yelling part was the MOST fun...most of the time we were calling to each other...for show! lol You know I was all in for that! LOL


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RealHousewife 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Hi Greg - yeah the farmers market was super fun though and to me - almost as important as the money. Plus..our basic need? Food and a roof over our heads:) lol So I will work for food I guess! Haha!

Working in a theater can be super exciting and networking is about meeting like minded people with like minded interests. I would not mind starting at rock bottom for the right opportunity so even if I had to answer phones...shoe in!!

Good luck and Happy New Year! May you be well and prosper in 2012.


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RealHousewife 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Hi Maxravi - thanks so much...I am so glad if this got you thinking in new ways to approach boosting your income. Good luck in 2012!


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jimcrowthers 4 years ago from Port Charlotte

It's always great to hear about someone who is able to find gainful employment in the most interesting occupations.

Thank you for sharing!


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RealHousewife 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Hi Jimcrowthers - Thank you so much! I didn't make a lot of cash working at the market - but the intangible things (and food!) totally made up for it. Every time I am out running around and see someone doing a weird job...I think about what it would be like to do that??? lol I have heard of some really crazy ways of making a living!

Thanks so much and Happy New Year!!


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lkp24 4 years ago

LOVED reading this post and more so, the comments. Thanks for sharing!


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RealHousewife 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Thank you so much Ikp24! Sometimes the comments are more informative then the hub when you get to the end! It is great because it is even more informative for those people who are looking for outside sources of income...like brainstorming:) lol

Happy New Yeat!


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Rusticliving 4 years ago from California

Great hub. I have done the "Farmer's Market" thing in Hawaii. Made a nice little income when it was needed.

Voted up and useful.

Blessings

~Lisa

Happy New Year!


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RealHousewife 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Hi Rusticliving - oh wow! Did you enjoy it as much as I did? I really had fun...and I loved the perks a bunch! I had fresh flowers every week and the most beautiful fruits and veggies! I was really young and found out how expensive it was to buy your own food! lol Working for food was more palitable! haha

Thanks so much and best wishes for a profitable 2012!


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Journey * 4 years ago from USA

I agree that you should definitely work doing what you love. This is a great hub. Thanks for writing!


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thougtforce 4 years ago from Sweden

Great ideas and it is always good to think outside the box. There are many ways to get money, and we need to see the alternative ways also. I once sold home knitted items on a market and at one period in my life I wove tablecloths, and sold them. I didn't made me rich but gave some extra money and it was fun! Thanks for an inspiring hub, I like the message!

Voted up,

Tina


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RealHousewife 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Hi thoughtforce! That does sound like fun (I like to quilt for a hobby)! Thank you so much for adding that - you never know if another person might be able to do that too - that is awesome!

Sometimes jobs don't pay as much as we would like but it is a way to get by and if you can make it fun it makes up a heck of a lot for the lower salary. I have had jobs that I didn't want to leave just because I liked my co-workers so much! lol

Thank you and hope your 2012 is prosperous!


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RealHousewife 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Hi Journey - thank you so much! I totally believe that...I think if you do what you love and you are good at it the money will follow. If you heart is in your job - you want to do better...you want to put more into it. If you hate it - well it sure makes it hard to want to work any overtime! lol

Good luck in 2012!


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leegis 4 years ago from Arizona

I have actually worked in the farmer's market, when I was little. My grandmother grows flowers and I used to help her sell them. It was lots of fun!


kelleyward 4 years ago

Such great ideas! thanks


marellen 4 years ago

Hi Real....I liked your suggestions and actually there are so many more to add. I'm now selling jewelry at craft fairs and just starting to do home shows that I hope are profitable. This was a very informative and creative hub.


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Barbara Kay 4 years ago from USA

I enjoyed reading about all of your part time jobs. Some of them do sound like fun and I can feel the excitement you had with some of them. Good job.


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nanetteparker 4 years ago

this is a worth-sharing hub! with our present economic situation, it is not enough to settle on a single job. utilizing our skills is certainly a great move to have extra income.


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RealHousewife 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Hi leegis - it is fun! And I just love the smell of fresh cut flowers - especially in shop. The pungent smell is unforgettable! Thank you!


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RealHousewife 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Hi Kelleyward - Thank you so much! Happy 2012!


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RealHousewife 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Hi marellen! That is a great idea! I know lots of people can be very crafty and today it is so easy to market products for reasonable costs due to ebay and mediums like that. Thanks so much - great to see you! Happy 2012!


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RealHousewife 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Hi Barbara Kay - thank you I did have tons of fun at most of my jobs. I was for sure a job hopper - if I didn't like it - I moved on fairly quickly. The jobs I liked I stuck with for several years. I also always had a full time desk job and worked 1 or 2 different part time jobs. Some were seasonal or temporary but since I get bored easily I liked temp jobs too!


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RealHousewife 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Hi nanetteparker - I totally agree with you. I am never comfortable not working or not having a job. You just don't know what will happen in the future so I have decided if I am physically able to work then I will and keep putting the money in savings. I do only do jobs I love though! lol Thank you so much!


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tillsontitan 4 years ago from New York

People are always looking for jobs and ways to find them. Thinking outside the box is absolutely necessary right now. Great hub with lots of great ideas. Voted up.


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diogenes 4 years ago from UK and Mexico

I forgot to say eBay CAN be good. I used to buy at auctions - mixed lots, usually; sort it out and advertise collectables on eBay. Did OK for a few years, but got tired of all the shlepping and packing, etc. But some young spark with energy...38 maybe! Would have no trouble...Bob


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RealHousewife 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Hi tillsontitan - thank you so much (again!) lol I have always been money hungry I guess because I do always think of different ways to make money...crazy how some people do huh? LOL

Happy 2012!!!


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RealHousewife 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Hi Bob - I am so glad you added that (for me!) lol I was really curious about how that might work out. I am obviously too old for all that schlepping around though:) 38 came and went for me :( lol

It would be awesome for someone who needs the money and didn't have anything else to do! It seems like fun and I love those kind of "be your own boss" jobs. I love being my own boss because no one treats me better! lol


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TheUsedCarGuy 4 years ago from Melbourne Australia

For older mate like myself. Working at a farmers market is an excellent option to supplement your income. You get to be out in the sun, meet new people and of course make some extra money.


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ThoughtSandwiches 4 years ago from Reno, Nevada

Kelly...

I usually do see the need for money as an opportunity. An opportunity to hit my friends up for cash.

Did you ever get to drive the Goldenrod Showboat? Do you have these skills?

I do like to write. I may check out this Hubpages place you speak of...

Thanks!

Thomas

PS...not for nothing...this comment section is HUGE. I'm going to crawl up the preceding 108 postings to push (like) and Up type buttons.


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RealHousewife 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Hi Thomas - you dog!!! LOL

You know - thanks for popping up here in the morning - loved it! Your comment, me LOL with my coffee (and I happen to be wearing plaid:)

I will never get your Wizard of Oz story out of my head!! So hilarious!

You have this effect on me that has been conditioned - every time I see your mug I burst out laughing and find one eyebrow on top of my head!

Thank you!


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sabrani44 4 years ago

Haha, good hub. I like the idea of working at a farmers market :)


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creativebutterfly 4 years ago from Florida USA

Good Hub, voted up some good ideas, thinking out of the box is sometimes a challenge for people who are trying to earn money as they cannot see further than their problem. Still great ideas and advice.


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htodd 4 years ago from United States

That is really great way to earn money..Thanks for that


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Enelle Lamb 4 years ago from Canada's 'California'

You have done an excellent job of jolting our creative thinking into action when looking for a part-time job. I'm sure there are similar opportunities in their local areas that folks have never considered. Thanks for the collective heads-up!


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wonderingwoolley 4 years ago from Madison, WI

This is a great hub, with lots of fantastic ideas. Thanks for sharing, and inspiring!


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RealHousewife 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Hi Sabrani44 - thank you so much! I really loved working there - I am not much of a morning person but that place could turn you into one because it was so fun!


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RealHousewife 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Hi Creative butterfly - thank you so much!


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RealHousewife 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Hi Htodd - thank you so much!


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ThoughtSandwiches 4 years ago from Reno, Nevada

Woman bursting out laughing with one eyebrow on top of their head upon seeing me...is the effect I have on the ladies...


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RealHousewife 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Hi Enelle Lamb - thank you very much. If you have opportunties such as these - they are a little more fun than say fast food or telemarketing! lol Good luck I hope you have a very prosperous year!


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RealHousewife 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Hi wondering woolley - thank you so much for such an excellent comment! I would like to rate you up and awesome!


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RealHousewife 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Thomas - I believe that! lol Don't lie - you have the ladies swooning. I am not naming names but I have had several emails about your wit and charm! How hysterical you are and especially your Wizard of Oz series...! The ladies LOVE you!


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Austinstar 4 years ago from Somewhere in the universe

Ok, you made it sound like working at a farmer's market is all fun and games.

I have to tell you that I worked at the farmer's market in Houston on Airline (just in case anyone has ever been there0. It's HUGE! It was huge when I was 12 which is when I started working there.

After throwing fruits and veggies around and around and unloading tons of watermelons, apples, tomatoes and other fruit, both good and rotten, I can no longer eat fruits and veggies. This explains why I am fat. LOL! Or why I had such a fierce banana phobia.

I am re-learning to eat these types of foods again, but I'd rather have a doughnut or chocolate eclair any old day.


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RealHousewife 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Austin - I know what you mean...carrying those heavy boxes from the truck to the stand was lots of heavy work and why I didn't do THAT part! lol

I would love a doughnut or chocolate eclain right now even! That sounds so good and doughnuts are my weakness!

You took the banana class! You are fine now! lol


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MakeEasyCash 4 years ago from Michigan

Woaza - that is awesome :) Makes me think! Much appreciated


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RealHousewife 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Hi Make Easy Cash - thank you so much! If it gets the wheels turning - that is what is was all about:) That is an awesome compliment!


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barryrutherford 4 years ago from Queensland Australia

REalhousewife

your a gem great ideas here to earn some moolah!


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annart 4 years ago from SW England

Interesting hub full of good info. I find that if you contact like-minded people, join groups, talk to people about what you like, then opportunities often present themselves. The more people you know and talk to, the more informed you will become, the more you'll be known (and hopefully liked!), the more you can do - and it's not necessarily the pay that's the best part!


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GClark 4 years ago from United States

Great hub with interesting and creative suggestions on how to earn extra money and have fun at the same time, I totally agree that people need to look at their own skills and areas of interest in which to make extra cash - if you like what you do, it never feels like work! Voted Up. GClark


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RealHousewife 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Hi Barry! It is obvious that I have always been a working girl:) lol I started out selling Christmas Cards for one dollar a box! lol I had the most money of any 10 year old on my block:)

Thank you so much and I hope you have a prosperous 2012!


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RealHousewife 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Hi annart - thank you for that great point! Money is not the only thing! I have taken jobs that paid less money - just because the perks were better than cash! Dollars per hour do not always make up for some of the other positives that can come from a job...networking in your field or the field you would like to be in is worth a mint!

Sometimes you have to start out at the bottom in order to get to the top!

Thank you so much and best wishes in 2012!


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RealHousewife 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Hi GClark! That is so true! I love what you said!

When I worked at the farmers market - I didn't make a bunch of money but it provided food (which I learned was expensive in college:) lol and I met SO many people! That alone was huge...I saw movie stars and local celebs and we knew all the gossip! lol I love to listen to everything that was going on in the big city:) Now how can you put a price tag on that? lol

Best wishes for health and prosperty in 2012!


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PDXKaraokeGuy 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon

These are good and fun tips, Kelly. I take a lot of surveys and watch a lot of videos online for money and i hubbed about it. I'd like to cross link that one with yours. Please have a look and I'll add your HUB to it, if you're curious!

http://hubpages.com/business/OnlineSurveyCash...


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RealHousewife 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Sure PDX - I checked it out and I liked it so I am linking it right now:) Thanks!


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PDXKaraokeGuy 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon

i appreciate it, Kelly. HUB Love is wonderful


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RealHousewife 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

PDX - You are right - and you are very welcome:)


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina

Wow.. it was quite a journey to get to the end to the compliments, and I can see why. This is very creative and unique. I would never have thought about these things. I love shopping at Farmer's Markets but I didn't think of selling things there. Well done!


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RealHousewife 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Hey Tammy - thanks so much! That was a super fun job! Especially for being a young girl - they would bring camera crews through and models would be posing! It was hard work but the fun never ended.

Farmer's Markets are so fun to shop - this one even has small pens and they sold birds, ducks, stuff like that sometimes. It was wild! I have a feeling you would have had a great time because you are so very personable:)


theking2020 4 years ago

Having fun while making money is incredible.


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RealHousewife 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Hi theking2020! I totally agree! I do not understand those people that go to work each day hating their work -- I would take less money and be happy! I totally believe that if you do what you love - you will be successful and make money because you are good at it!


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Gracefulwriter 4 years ago from Northern Virginia

voted up; very interesting. I'm always in favor of fresh ideas for making money. Thanks.


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RealHousewife 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Hi Gracefulwriter - thank you so much!!


iamaudraleigh 4 years ago

Kelly, you have written a hub that could help me with my situation right now! Very good and voted up to the shy and shared!!!


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RealHousewife 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

hey iamaudraleigh - well that would be so cool! I hope it does help - I am always keeping my eyes open for an opportunity to make money or save some - I have never felt like I have too much of that yet:) lol Thanks so much for the great comment, read and share! I appreciate that!


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supermom_in_ny 4 years ago from NY

This is a great hub! I voted it up to send you some traffic. ;)

You've had great part time jobs. Beats working in a cubicle! My favorite is still making money on the internet. Why? I don't have to pay a babysitter, spend money on gas, lunch or wardrobe. Plus, when I get bored I just call up one of my friends and go out to eat, the gym or a hike. It's a win - win for me!


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RealHousewife 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Hi supermom! I'm so with you on that:) lol. I work from home too. Writing and doing research for real estate deals. I love it too. Its here when I have the time and I can squeeze every thing in thatni need to without worrying about asking for an afternoon off. Having 3 girls - I assure you I've made multiple trios to doctors, dentists, tests, labs, crags, ER visits...I hated having to feel like I was going to be in trove for taking care of my family.

I also love he lunch perks too - I made a date to meet my oldest and a good friend tomorrow while the younger ones are in school - I'm so looking forward to it! Lol. Thanks so much for reading and commenting!


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

Hi Kelly, the farmer market write up is very much akin to what we have here - the bi weekly fruit and vegetable bazaar. Farmer's and sellers try to out shout each other to claim the harried customer. This is one hub idea that you gave me. It's one more down in the pipeline for sure.

Well, coming back, this is a wonderfully enjoyable hub and for someone who wants to work is filled with ideas.

And, as you say 'think outside the box', there will be ideas galore.

Voted up & all across.


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RealHousewife 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Hi there Rajan Jolly - thank you so much! I loved working at the market! I miss it:) I am so happy I'd this gave you a hub idea! I know I'll be sure to love it - you do such beautiful and professional hubs. I love them and want to be more like that!


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Wesman Todd Shaw 4 years ago from Kaufman, Texas

Awesome!

*sigh*

I so need some money....I'm about as poor as anyone on this website.

I have had the opportunity the past year to totally work towards writing online, and I have - but its not paying much of anything...it pays the internet connection bill, and a tad extra...

Can't wait for that Summer heat to start beating down on everyone - so I can make some dang money...repairing their air conditioners. Oh I could make a grand a week doing that if I wanted to...but that wears me to the bone - so I have a part time arrangement for it...and I'm waiting for the calls to come in....somebody put a hex on the residential air conditioners in Kaufman, Texas for me!

Todd needs a new computer, new computer speakers, lotsa beer - and some other new toys!


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RealHousewife 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Hey Wes - your telling me - I live off the land! lol

I do this part time to but I do not depend on it for money for certain. I would be down at the bread line!

Summer is right around the corner - and you will be rolling in the dough! Air conditioning is one thing people will not live without. My brother is in that business and he does pretty good but he says it is really hard work too.

Hub may start paying off by then too so you can get toys a plenty! I hope!


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Wesman Todd Shaw 4 years ago from Kaufman, Texas

IT IS totally hard work....last time I gave it a full time go....I had muscles all over the place before I knew it...but boy was I ever getting tired!

I can see by your location that you all get "almost" as hot as we do.

I think I overset my sights on the writing for dollars game.....my "mistake" has been always writing what I wanted to write about...but if you want to make a living wage at this, then I guess you have to chase the high dollar keywords, but that isn't what I'm going to do.

On the upside....I've got up a decent bit of hobby money coming in all the time now. I'd recommend this place to anyone...so long as they understood that they are unlikely to make a real living.


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RealHousewife 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Oh true Todd - and they won't make much for a while. This is a time investment and I think it takes pretty much everyone a while to make money. So many dependent factors such as - how good the writing is. That has to be great because the competition is fierce! Then you have to write about the right things to even use good capsules to share.

I enjoy writing so this is great for me. It is a terrific platform that isn't only free but I do make a little money:) lol


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Wesman Todd Shaw 4 years ago from Kaufman, Texas

This is absolutely the BEST platform.

The only way someone could improve upon this is - when Joshua Sunforged is able to do it.

Josh's Xobba Tribune is superior, IMO, in a ton of ways - but also needs some minor improvements to be all in all as good as HP.

My traffic is DOWN all of a sudden - so I'll just do what I always do, spread it out, and write on blogger, Info Barrel, and Xobba.....linking back to here, as always!!!!!!!!!!

I've got a huge dream of making it online - I"m not going to let that dream go either.


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RealHousewife 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Hey Todd - you go with your bad self. Yeah - I don't think you should let any dreams go. I think you will be doing great - this avenue is just time consuming. No one seems to jump in and make a gazillion bucks ... or ten. haha! Thank you!


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monicamelendez 4 years ago from Salt Lake City

Haha yes I will be a butcher!!


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RealHousewife 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Hey they make pretty good dough I hear! lol I have a friend in town and she just got hired to work as a butcher and it's a pretty good paying union job! lol But really, I would love to be a fly on the wall when they train this tiny girl to butcher a beast! haha! Hilarious!

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