Thursday, May 21, 2009

Question of the Day #197

I just got an email titled, "Learn How to Make a Living on eBay." That got me thinking about the creative ways people are making money these days. Like my friend who goes to garage sales and buys barely used toys for a dollar or so then goes home, cleans them and resells them on eBay for $10.

I've put google ads on my blogs and everytime someone clicks, a few cents come my way. It's not much, but every click helps! Another friend earns cash by chatting online while showing off her calves to paying leg enthusiasts via webcam.

What creative ideas have you come up with to earn extra money?



  1. Doing those market research focus groups where you eat chocolate and give your opnion for like $125. And I'm having a garage sale!

  2. Are you kidding about the leggy friend??!!
    I need to learn how to sell stuff on ebay...we have so much like new stuff that doesn't get used. I do buy stuff from ebay occasionally too. We are having a garage sale in a few weeks. I'm more excited about getting rid of stuff than the $ we'll make! (but I'll still take the money!)

  3. Kristen, can you please elaborate on the market research focus groups? I'd like to make $125 for eating chocolate!

    Kelly, I'm so not kidding about the leggy friend.

  4. Suzanne, I've given you a blog award. You can view it here on my blog. Just scroll down to the end of the post to the "Proximity" award for directions and more information about the award.

    Thanks for a great blog!

  5. Suzanne,
    Your post come in timely as more and more people have to making use their creative and talents to earn money as the employment market getting tougher.

    Kristen, can you please elaborate on the market research focus groups? I am too like to make $125 for eating chocolate!

  6. Waiting to hear from our friends their ideas and how they make money on the blog.
    Suzanne, thanks for the great helpful question.

  7. I'm not making any extra money, but I'm curious to find out more about it. $125 for eating chocolate cakes seems very tempting! Have a wonderful week, everyone :)

  8. Interesting, especially the legs and the chocolate stuff. Wow.

    I might be doing some transcriptionist work in the near future. Not medical, but police. Not sure yet, but it's a possibility.

  9. Suzanne (did I tell you I have a sister named Suzanne) I love the story of your friends legs. So crazy that someone would pay to see your legs.

    Renee xoxoo

  10. Chocolate and leg cams? What an interesting world we live in...!

  11. We are doing business on Craigslist and make a few sales through my son's blog. For a while I was a secret shopper. You can make money doing that if you are smart about it. It was a lot of fun too. Just watch out for scams. The company I worked for was great.

    I have also heard about feet cams for those that just can't get enough feet. Strange world we live in. I was thinking about a bird cam.


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