(Closed) What is the craziest or most creative thing you’ve done to create extra income?

posted 7 years ago in Money
Post # 3
2792 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

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
74 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

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
4159 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

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
3142 posts
Sugar bee

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
1046 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

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
5786 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2011

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
2512 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

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
27 posts

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 # 12
5110 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2011

Wow these are all really cool ideas.

Post # 15
764 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

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
4824 posts
Honey bee

@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.


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