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What do you do to make extra income?
#1
Hi everybody,

I'm looking for some stories and suggestions of how you make extra income outside of your "normal" line of work.

Recently bought a house on my own, and I'm struggling a bit to live relatively comfortably as much of my salary is pretty much absorbed for mortage, bills and living expenses. Always have very little savings even with virtually no car expenses, never going out to expensive restaurants/clubs, electing to cook at home versus going out and not buying much else than house repairs.

What kind of ways have you previously and/or currently do that were able to make you some extra ronds?

#2
Hey LentilSoup! Welcome to the forum. Totally get it, 2016/17 has been a tough year and this one seems to be the same with prices just going up and up.

Predominately for me it was overtime. Worked almost any and all overtime that was available to earn more money.

#3
That actually is a good topic to focus on as I'm sure a lot of us could use extra money and perhaps we can exchange ideas and ways to generate extra income streams other than our normal jobs


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(02-19-2017, 06:21 AM)Solly Wrote: That actually is a good topic to focus on as I'm sure a lot of us could use extra money and perhaps we can exchange ideas and ways to generate extra income streams other than our normal jobs


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Completely agree.

Well, some weekends I built websites for people just normal brochure style sites nothing too fancy, but they pay good money and seem to really like the personal service instead of working with a fully fledged agency.
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#5
Think I need to get into after hours quick "bash it all together with the default theme" wordpress sites.

#6
It occurred to me one day that the reason small business owners are late in getting web sites up is the high initial investment.

I met so many business owners who wanted to be selling more, attracting more clients, and taking their business to the next level—but felt hamstrung by the high initial investment a new site can require. They were stuck with an old web site that had once been state of the art, but now was out of date, didn’t meet their needs, and in many cases had become just plain embarrassing.

Then it occurred to me: why not provide a solution where people can rent a web site, and do away with that large initial expense.

That is where my new web rent-a-site program came to fruition.
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#7
Wow. Some really insightful feedback. I like this website.

I think I need to save up and start a micro brewery, seems to be the in thing now?

Everyone going craft beer crazy.

#8
I used to buy stuff from classifieds like Cape Ads this was before Gumtree and the likes. Then I would sell it at a slight markup poor man's trading I suppose, but it bought a few fancy dinners here and there. I had a good margin on refrigerators had a small Bakkie and a friend's storage (Unused garage) I would search for good refrigerators, but on special examples would be restaurant auctions and people moving flats, but they cannot ship the fridge back to JHB for instance so they sell it for very cheap to just get rid of it.

I still think there is money to be made in buying and selling second hand goods.

#9
Really insightful ideas. Been thinking for offering bookkeeping services to small businesses but i have challenge how i will market the service. Website or classified ad not sure which will work.
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#10
(02-27-2017, 10:34 PM)pratlou Wrote: Really insightful ideas. Been thinking for offering bookkeeping services to small businesses but i have challenge how i will market the service. Website or classified ad not sure which will work.
I definitely think both has their place.

If you have a domain name I'll create your website for you, for free.

Assuming you don't have any advanced functionality requirements. I'll host it for you as well with a ssl certificate.

Call it a formatee special
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#11
I sell my body on tinder

#12
Anyone here know of an accountant or auditor that can help with small businesses?


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(02-28-2017, 10:20 AM)Solly Wrote: Anyone here know of an accountant or auditor that can help with small businesses?


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@padjakkels should be able to help you.
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(02-28-2017, 10:20 AM)Solly Wrote: Anyone here know of an accountant or auditor that can help with small businesses?


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We've been using this accountant for almost 6 years, she is awesome.

Last I checked she only has 5 dedicated clients

[email protected]

In case you interested.

#15
(02-27-2017, 10:34 PM)pratlou Wrote: Really insightful ideas. Been thinking for offering bookkeeping services to small businesses but i have challenge how i will market the service. Website or classified ad not  sure which will work.

This might work quite well, considering this is a skilled service not anyone can do it so the barrier to entry which you already meet might be able to make your competition a lot less.






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