Post # 1
Just trying to get some ideas on how to generate some extra income because the wedding just seems to be getting more expensive by the day and I am still 9.5 months away. So far, the best thing I have done is extreme coupon. I have always done it and I had more than enough body wash, deodorant, shampoo, etc. than we could possibly use in a 2 year period so I decided to sell of the excess at a flea market. People went crazy for the stuff and I came home with $500. So, I decided to try a little harder with the couponing and to get as much for free as possible for the next flea market. I’d still like to do more though because as I said, everything is really adding up. What have you ladies done to raise a little extra income to help finance your wedding?
Post # 3
Couponing for sure!
Sold a lotttttttta nonsense stuff on EBay too!
And I started an Etsy shop making silk wedding bouquets & arrangements for weddings 🙂
Post # 4
I’m not doing this for the wedding, but in the past I’ve been a volunteer in a research study. There was one that paid me almost $600, just to record some basic things every day for 3 months and get a few MRIs (I won’t do the vaccine/test drug ones).
ETA: I am seriously considering an etsy shop as well. It would be a shame to waste all these DIY skills I’ll be learning! 😉
Post # 5
Wow that’s amazing you were able to make $500!
What I did to make extra money was definitely not creative, but I have been babysitting for the past 2 years to make some extra cash. I also work as a community support worker for a 15 y/o with autism and I get paid $18 an hour which is awesome.
Are you crafty? Making you could make stuff and sell it on esty?
Oh something else I thought of – I do online surveys and within a couple months I was able to cash cheques. I’ve made $100 from that!
Post # 6
Ive got three good ones!
– When I was into horseback riding I would braid other people’s horse’s manes and tails to earn money to go into more classes in the show
– When I lived in BC I would go and pick blackberries and sell them on the street by the little bushel after (I cannot stand Blackberries anymore)
– I used to be into raving and thrift stores wouldn’t know the name brands of the super expensive and obscure clothing lines Ravers wore so I would shop for stuff from those lines and resell on Ebay for huge profit. (Like a pair of overalls for $8.00 sold for a couple of hundred~!)
Post # 7
I’ve never done this but I think the COOLEST odd job I’ve ever heard of is the people who ‘house sit’ at Lake Tahoe during the winter- they get paid every month + get free food and rent to sit around in a millionaires mansion and make sure no pipes leak! I had a friend who did this and just went snowboarding every day and he made like $2000 dollars a month with no bills and all under the table…so rad!!!
Post # 8
We sold DH’s transformer collection when the first movie came out. I think we made like 600 or 700. I keep telling him we need to raid his parents basement for his baseball card collection.
Post # 9
I do henna as a hobby and one time I was super broke so I went to a festival with a backpack full of henna and asked girls if they wanted to get henna done.
Well I sat there and just had people come up to me and ask me to do it.
I made over $300 in 2 hours.
Post # 10
I wouldn’t say this is crazy at all but for the first time I signed up for a Taste Testing Survey. Got $30 to try some ice cream!
Post # 11
@Ryansgirl: There isn’t a crafy or artistic bone in my body unfortuantely. I really wish there was because there would be some DIY projects I would be all over. My Fiance on the other hand is amazing when it comes to that sort of stuff but, I don’t see me convincing him to make wedding jewelry or bouquets, lol! And what survey site did you use, I know some are just spam.
Post # 12
Wow these are all really cool ideas.
Post # 13
I signed up for a few mystery shopping sites too but, there is no guarentee you will get picked.
Post # 14
@Miss Suburban: How do you find the research studies?
Post # 15
I was once very poor and donated plasma. IT WAS AWFUL!
I got my shit together REAL quick after that little poor period I decided to put myself in.
Post # 16
@aheavel: There are a ton listed on craigslist under ad hoc.
Craigslist is a great way to get odd jobs like that as well as other things like helping someone clean out a basement for one sat etc.
In college I went and prepped food and snacks a few days a week for a quadrapalegic. not strange, but easy and fun.