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post #1 of 14
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Hi Everyone,

I was wondering if anyone knew of where I could find some information in regards to working from home? I was hoping to find a part-time work from home job for a few months, just to earn a bit of extra income.

I've tried to find some but I can find are sites that need you to sign up and submit a "fee" in order the get information on those jobs. I do not trust these sites, they usually just take your money and send you crap in return. I've got information come in the mail from sites that say they are "free". But then I get all of these great offers in the mail, that yet again I have to send in a registration fee in order to get started. I've researhed these kinds of companies, and either no one has heard of them before or there are documted cases of them taking money and sending nothing in return! Crooks...the bunch of them!

Anyway, I was wondering of y'all could help me in anyway. Maybe you know of some reputable companies or websites? It may make a difference that I live in Canada (Toronto to be precise)?

Maybe even give me some ideas on how to make a little extra cash for the next few months?!? Anyway and all ideas are defintely welcome!!
post #2 of 14
I guess it would depend on what you are able to do. If you type, why not put an ad in the paper (or at the universities) for typing up papers for students. Also there are often small businesses that don't need full-time clerical help that would love to have someone who could do some clerical type work for them from their home and bill them for the hours.

I would put an ad in the Toronto Star and Globe and Mail for this type of work if you have those skills.

How about dog-walking - I have a friend that has actually made a very successful business out of this.
post #3 of 14
If you have a car some charities compensate people for driveing patiends to dr appts and other medical apointments.
Also you might look into becomeing a apartment cleaner, as some elderly people find it hard to take care of their apartments as they get older. Wich may lead into somthing like house or pet sitting.
I know they arn't exactly work from home things but they are basically make your own hours.
Also there is a website called www.charityvillage.com that has charity jobs all over the country some of which are work from home.
post #4 of 14
I had friends who brought in $200 a month selling their blood plasma. That isn't job, but it doesn't hurt that bad and it's extra money. There is always Avon, Tupperware, Pampered Chef.
post #5 of 14
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Originally Posted by esrgirl
I had friends who brought in $200 a month selling their blood plasma. That isn't job, but it doesn't hurt that bad and it's extra money. There is always Avon, Tupperware, Pampered Chef.
In Canada we give our blood free - we don't get paid for it. We do however, get orange juice and cookies afterwards.
post #6 of 14
I am using a mgmt consultant service as part of my severance pkg. They gave us a nice list of job search websites. Try www.cehandbook.com-this is about being a contract worker. www.tjobs.com is about telecommunting jobs.www.workingsolo.com. For part-time jobs: www.a2zmoonlighter.com; www.itmoonlighter.com; www.parttimejobstore.com; wwwrealrates.com/csearch.htm; www.guru.com. Also www.homeworkers.org.
I have lots of job banks websites too. PM me if you want more info!!
post #7 of 14
You might also want to look for ideas here:

http://www.keepgoals.com/

This is a site that is owned and operated by TCS's own Anne Moss.
post #8 of 14
My husband and I have lived off craigslist for the last year. I went and looked, they have a site for toronto. This is the link http://toronto.craigslist.org/ its great you can get work, apartments, anything your heart desires. We met someone who furnished their entire place for FREE. No joke check it out. We both work at home and thats how we find ALL of our jobs. Its free, its like a glorified newspaper.
post #9 of 14
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Originally Posted by Yosemite
In Canada we give our blood free - we don't get paid for it. We do however, get orange juice and cookies afterwards.
It's not blood you are giving ...its the plasma....something totally different. You have to sit with this big needle in your arm and it takes out some blood, separates the plasma then puts the blood back into you. Quite an interesting process although I can't do it because I get too light headed and pretty much faint when I tried. Where I am from you get $30 the first time you do it (cash) and then $20 every time after that. You also cannot do it for more than once a week I believe. Also, you have to go through a physical exam before you even start giving plasma. You also have to allow them to test your blood as well.
post #10 of 14
Could you ebay some stuff? DVDs you don't watch anymore? Clothes that are in good shape but that you don't wear often? Household appliances in good condition?
post #11 of 14
Thread Starter 
Wow! Thanks for all these great ideas and websites you guys! I am defintely going to check into them all!

Keep em' comin'!!!
post #12 of 14
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Originally Posted by preciousmom
It's not blood you are giving ...its the plasma....something totally different. You have to sit with this big needle in your arm and it takes out some blood, separates the plasma then puts the blood back into you. Quite an interesting process although I can't do it because I get too light headed and pretty much faint when I tried. Where I am from you get $30 the first time you do it (cash) and then $20 every time after that. You also cannot do it for more than once a week I believe. Also, you have to go through a physical exam before you even start giving plasma. You also have to allow them to test your blood as well.
I believe our Red Cross folks get the plasma out of the blood that we donate so we still would not get cash for it. I've often heard about US folks selling their blood but I don't believe we've ever done that in Canada. I used to give blood regularly but after I had cancer they wouldn't take my blood any more.
post #13 of 14
Mu husband works with a guy that regularly sells his plasma so he can have extra cash for his older Camaro that he sticks vast sums of money into.
Have you kept a list of everything you spend your $$ on. It always amazes me that people say (the fellow above for example) that they don't have money but yet they do to Mcdonalds, have cable TV, a snowmobile, a mobile phone etc....
post #14 of 14
Could you earn some extra money distributing fliers/mailers/papers?
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