(Closed) How do you Bees earn extra money?

posted 6 years ago in Money
Post # 3
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1629 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Babysitting?  Craft Projects/Artwork?  That’s what I do.

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

eBay!!!  lol, I’ve been thinning out my stuff to make some extra cash & also to make it easier for when we merge households.  I’ve been selling all kinds of things, old purses, clothes, extra dishware, etc.  I’ve sold enough stuff in just the last 2 months to pay for the awesome swing band that’s going to play our reception.

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

I do direct sales, sell stuff that I don’t use/wear, and at one point I had a temp job.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee

part-time job, selling soaps and lotions that I make at craft fairs, tutoring, in college I made a lot of cash by patching peoples jeans and sewing button on to people clothes for them…basic stuff. 

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I got a pt job (was fomrerly a fulltime sahm).

If you have anything of good use, have a yeard sale or sell on Craiglist (I sold my old double jogging stroller and my daugter’s crib on CL, among other things).

Also, jobs that rely on sales might bring in some revenue if you are good at it: Avon, Mary Kay, Scentsy, etc…

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I’m a grad student, so one way that I make extra money is by participating in studies being done in the college. I can’t make a lot from doing that, but I can spend a couple of hours and end up enough money to treat myself to something small.

A friend of mine has done pretty well by selling 39 products. But I think the success of doing something like that really depends on how many people you know that would actually be interested in repeatedly buying your products on a regular basis.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I sold a pile of gold jewelry that I didn’t wear anymore and made quite a bit of money from it. 

Post # 12
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11166 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

Another vote for ebay here, my Darling Husband is addicted. He goes to the local flea markets on a whim and buys items that he knows he can resell. His hot ticket items right now are 1st edition books. He just bought a 1st edition for $20.00 and sold it for $400.00. Obviously that isn’t the norm but you can definitely bring in a relatively steady and solid cash flow if you are diligent.

Post # 13
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693 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Lots. Of. Freelancing! Writing, editing and design. But I’m always working, or so it seems. I do exactly those three things all day every day at my regular FT job, and then I come home and do a whole bunch more for my freelance clients! The extra cash flow definitely helps, am I’m certainly immensely thankful for my clients, but sometimes I do get a bit overwhelmed and kind of wish that work ended at 5:30 every day, and that’s that.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee

Strangly enough? I cook for people. Like my single guy friends or just friends in general who cant/wont cook. Depending on how much food they want done I’ll charge anywhere from $60-$100 bucks.

I enjoy it and my guy friends tend to think I’m a saint. =)

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I do ebay as well! I’ve said this before on here. 

 I learned from my work (a resale shop) and began to venture out on my own. Thrift stores in my area send out 50% off coupons all the time. I collect as many of them as i can, spend a few hours each weekend at different stores and then a few more hours to list. I’ve maid anywhere from $200-600 extra per month by doing this, and I am not a huge seller! My boss at work goes out thrifting 2-5 times a week and makes that in a week easily.

 It takes some time to learn what sells and doesn’t and I learned by working with it/bringing my iphone with me and looking up completed listings as i go.  

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@Treejewel19:  I wish my SO was addicted as I am, he HATES going with me to thrift! lol but if he finds something and I sell it he claims it as “his money” even though I do all the work photographing, describing, listing, answering questions, and shipping! LOL

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