Making money online legally: The other thread got pruned.
Financially broke Average Joe here, in desperate need of some hard cash to pay bills, rent, clear some loans and whatnot. Bad choices & wrong decisions lead to all this. I can't change that. But right now, I wanna consume all the negativity around me as a fuel, give my best and /b/ro the fuck up.
I have this micro goal of making $1000 by this weekend and seeking ideas from all the /b/ros who fought hard, not just to survive, but also to thrive.
> My tools & Skills:
> Avg 4 year old laptop, terrible internet connection.
> Got avg programming skills mostly on PHP/MySQL, though have worked on other platforms.
> Pretty decent at a couple of Open Source CMSs
> Avg Photoshop skills
> Living in Asia.
tldr; Seeking ideas to make money online legally.
So you want to make 52k a year only working weekends? Yeah, you and every other bum. Most people in America with 4 year degrees make less. And in India? Rofl, good fucking luck. People in India make shit on average.
$1000 a weekend can be done with
- having $100000 play money (casino/stock market)
- in the sex business
- by doing something illegal
- you are good at your job and have connections
Thanks for your wishes. :) Here's something for you.
Unless you already have some action going, $1,000 is a ridiculous goal. The only way you're going to make that much in that timeframe is to sell some of the things you own.
Here is a plan to get out from under. First look at what you own and can sell off. Sell off excess or collectible things or trinkets that have value but no real utility or use, the point is to raise some working capital, not to sell off things you can use to make money.
Next, go through your spending and your bills and economize wherever you can. Food is probably one of the biggest areas you can cut back, stop eating out and start cooking your own meals. You'll probably end up on an instant ramen diet at first but if you spend a little time learning to cook you can improve your diet without spending much more. There are probably ways you can reduce the cost of gas/bus fare/time walking if you plan your trips by consolidating multiple stops together.
From your skillset and financial situation I assume you're an unemployed, freelance web designer. I assume you can charge a pretty good rate when you have a job going but there is alot of freetime between jobs. You need to start making better use of your time. Put on your good clothes and hit the pavement, going door to door with flyers looking for work. Don't worry about the type of work right now, you need temporary gigs to get you out from under. Temporary dishwasher, kitchen help, yardwork, whatever. The goal is to pay a few bills to ease the burden a little and to raise some working capital.
You do give me some ideas. Thank you.
And yes, I am an unemployed freelance web designer doing small odd projects. Also, under a terrible contract for a project I did few years back, which earned me some money but loads of stress, insomnia and draining of time & energy.
Once you have a little money to play with you can start putting it to work. You can start by growing herbs and vegetables in planters on a porch or in next to a window. It improves the quality of your diet, saves you a few bucks and doesn't cost much to start. It takes a few months to see returns though.
Go to garage sales and second hand stores looking for things you can sell. It has to be things that have value but are being sold underpriced because they don't know what they have or don't have the time to try to get more from it. Make sure you have enough room on the deal so you can price it low enough to make a quick sale. If a fair price is $100, try to get it for $50 or less and sell it for $75.
Start developing additional skills. Get a camera and go door to door advertising webdesign services. Mention that you can also do product shots for their website, social media, or classifieds, this will get you additional work and word about this tends to get around. You just need to set up good shots with a good backdrop and lighting and do a little cleanup in Photoshop.
Killing self is /b/ro-ing the fuck up? It's for pussies. I won't give up.
alright OP checkem
>Go to local theater
>late night showing when price is most expensive
>go in theater and ask 5 people for their tickets
>refund 6 tickets for $10+ each ticket
>has to be refunded before 30 minutes into movie for cash back, some people will let you slide if your being a dick
>do it to 10 theaters in 1 day
>75 times 10=$750
also you can go to dollar tree or 99cent store and buy the candy that looks exactly the same but cost more at threaters and get refund because you have an emergency
>profits my bitches
Either get a job doing unskilled work or create a job for yourself. Use Youtube, Instructibles, and Etsy to learn how to make things you can sell. Don't worry about what it is you learn how to make because it really doesn't matter.
Get a cheap guitar and learn enough play for change. You won't make much but you'll improve a little and get a little cred for actually doing something. Go to open mic nights and ask little cafes to let you play for tips.
Like your posts, sir. You do make a lot of sense right now. Gives me hope, not everything is lost yet.
You need some bread and butter clients and you need to expand your services. As I said, get a camera and start doing product photos, when they get new inventory they will probably need your services again. Manage their social media for a low rate, it's steady work and packages well with product photo service. Help them to generate content by telling the value of blogging and mini-articles, then offer to write it FOR them. They give you a mini lesson/lecture and you write articles, shoot for 1 a week.
Obviously you will need to drop your payrate for this type of work but it will get you steady but independent work that overall will bring up your income. Your goal should be to establish a client base large enough to sustain yourself, but small enough so it doesn't overwhelm you. You need to balance your sporadic but high payrate work and your low payrate but steady work.