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Re: Looking for advice...
« Reply #15 on: September 21, 2013, 01:57:48 PM »
Thanks for both links 'n answers!

After having a look on those sites,and having ''made'' a site on wix,i think that a trucker career is much more possible.

Not just for me but for experienced designers and developers as well,with so many templates and wysiwyg tools,they'll become obsolete sooner than us...

-so i'd better start hanging out on web designers forums to find out where they 're heading... :tongue: -

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Re: Looking for advice...
« Reply #16 on: September 23, 2013, 11:07:42 AM »

Thanks for both links 'n answers!

After having a look on those sites,and having ''made'' a site on wix,i think that a trucker career is much more possible.

Not just for me but for experienced designers and developers as well,with so many templates and wysiwyg tools,they'll become obsolete sooner than us...

-so i'd better start hanging out on web designers forums to find out where they 're heading... :tongue: -


Let us know when you find out, maybe we can beat them to it.
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Re: Looking for advice...
« Reply #17 on: September 23, 2013, 01:33:45 PM »

Food service.
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Re: Looking for advice...
« Reply #18 on: September 23, 2013, 01:46:33 PM »
Food prep, yes. Service, no thx!
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« Reply #19 on: September 23, 2013, 01:50:59 PM »
Food prep is possibly worse than prepress and even more thankless. Do not believe all the bullshit on TV. You want no part of that.
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« Reply #20 on: September 23, 2013, 01:52:31 PM »
my wife sells thrifted and picked items on ebay. Specializes in handbags, which she reconditions and repairs or has repaired if needed. Also other vintage items, particularly housewares. She likes it and it makes a profit. Not huge, but worth doing - and she's got limited physical abilities. If she was well, and worked it full time, it could be a living wage if you have a simple lifestyle.
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« Reply #21 on: September 23, 2013, 02:03:51 PM »

my wife sells thrifted and picked items on ebay. Specializes in handbags, which she reconditions and repairs or has repaired if needed. Also other vintage items, particularly housewares. She likes it and it makes a profit. Not huge, but worth doing - and she's got limited physical abilities. If she was well, and worked it full time, it could be a living wage if you have a simple lifestyle.


Do you have to have a credit card to sell on ebay? I've thought about the old fashioned ebay: setting up a booth at the flea market on Saturdays to try selling all the treasures found during the week.
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« Reply #22 on: September 23, 2013, 02:10:18 PM »
My brother manages an apartment complex.  He makes a few hundred a month selling the old Water heaters, A/C units, etc. for scrap.  He's always looking for motors, wires, etc. on garbage day.

He says if he really focused on it, he could make more.
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my wife sells thrifted and picked items on ebay. Specializes in handbags, which she reconditions and repairs or has repaired if needed. Also other vintage items, particularly housewares. She likes it and it makes a profit. Not huge, but worth doing - and she's got limited physical abilities. If she was well, and worked it full time, it could be a living wage if you have a simple lifestyle.


Do you have to have a credit card to sell on ebay? I've thought about the old fashioned ebay: setting up a booth at the flea market on Saturdays to try selling all the treasures found during the week.
Folks that shop flea markets and swap meets pay bottom dollar. Twits that stumble on your merch at eBay get in bidding wars and pay retail or more.
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« Reply #24 on: September 23, 2013, 02:16:02 PM »
My wife loves flowers and plants and started a gardening service a few years ago. Most of her clients are seniors that love their gardens, but aren't mobile enough to take care of them properly. Up here it's pretty seasonal and work is only possible from April to October, but down there it could be a year-round business. She wants to keep it small and works by herself - turns down at least 10 clients every year that she just doesn't have time for.
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« Reply #25 on: September 23, 2013, 02:16:51 PM »


my wife sells thrifted and picked items on ebay. Specializes in handbags, which she reconditions and repairs or has repaired if needed. Also other vintage items, particularly housewares. She likes it and it makes a profit. Not huge, but worth doing - and she's got limited physical abilities. If she was well, and worked it full time, it could be a living wage if you have a simple lifestyle.


Do you have to have a credit card to sell on ebay? I've thought about the old fashioned ebay: setting up a booth at the flea market on Saturdays to try selling all the treasures found during the week.


You need a card number or bank account to get paid and pay your ebay fees. There are a number of online banks that are very easy to set up prepaid with minimal opening deposits, and bad credit is ok. She also sells on Etsy, which is a good venue with some different rules and requirements.
Honestly though if you sold in person at a flea market or other venues, you'd do better and have less customer issues. Her biggest problem is idiots that buy on their phone without reading descriptions or looking at the 25+ high res semi professionally shot (home photo studio with SLR and lights, styled, and measured) pictures she takes of the more expensive items.
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Re: Looking for advice...
« Reply #26 on: September 23, 2013, 02:26:05 PM »

My wife loves flowers and plants and started a gardening service a few years ago. Most of her clients are seniors that love their gardens, but aren't mobile enough to take care of them properly. Up here it's pretty seasonal and work is only possible from April to October, but down there it could be a year-round business. She wants to keep it small and works by herself - turns down at least 10 clients every year that she just doesn't have time for.


That is something else I thought about doing: help people get a raised bed garden going. I could build custom raised beds to fit any size yard or need, bring in the soil, and help them get started. The problem is that involves talking to people and doing "sales", neither of which I'm good at.
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« Reply #28 on: September 23, 2013, 03:02:19 PM »
...and the Black Market is always looking for spare kidneys. That'd set you up for a year or two.
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Re: Looking for advice...
« Reply #29 on: September 23, 2013, 03:12:27 PM »

You could sell yourself


Wouldn't that require her to move to Nevada? :laugh:
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