The $100 Hour - Income Stream Ideas

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Re: The $100 Hour - Income Stream Ideas

Postby urbanpioneer » Tue Apr 08, 2008 7:24 am

I just ran into a "$100 hour" scenario. My daughter works after school as a barrista in an independent coffee house. They just brouhgt someone into train them all how to make the fancy swirls and foam pictures on top of lattes. It's quite an art form, and I'm sure the person they brought in (even though she was local) was making good money for the training session.
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Re: The $100 Hour - Income Stream Ideas

Postby Hpy2bme » Sat Apr 26, 2008 12:04 am

I've read through all the pages and I don't see these listed. I don't know that they would make $100 an hour, but maybe? Help others plan their funeral arrangements in advance. This is a very touchy subject for a lot of people and many of them refuse to acknowledge it. What about those who have relatives in nursing homes and are too close to the subject to act objectively? I worked for a company that sold Pre-Arranged Funeral Services which mostly involved selling the caskets which are horribly expensive. One of the most important services they offered though was a form to go over things like what type of funeral the person would want to have, whether it was indoors or at the gravesite, whether they wanted to be cremated or not, what type of music they wanted played and if they had any kind of verses they wanted read at their services. It also listed old friends and distant relatives with phone numbers and addresses so that no one would be forgotten to be notified. The booklet was provided free of charge as part of the sales process, but I was thinking that many people would be happy to pay for this service. The funeral homes were thrilled to have it because it helped relieve the families of much necessary planning during times of emotional strain. Be a personal shopper for those who can't figure out what kind of gifts to buy for others and have no time to shop and/or don't wish to do their own research for shopping online. As far as geneaology research, I don't know much about this, but I remember one person who was having to travel to various states to track down relatives. Couldn't you advertise to do the research for someone who was out of state and looking for information that was local to you? This might entail having to visit either nearby court houses and/or cemetaries to track down where someone's ancestor's are buried or where they were born. Provide a neighborhood/city summary from a resident's perspective to potential new residents to the area. Give people a write up on the area they pick. While some of the information is online, a real person's perspective may be appreciated by someone moving long distance. Carve and sell the wood sticks with the spirit faces in them. I met someone that did this and their whole family did it in their spare time. It's basically a form of whittling. You could carve walking sticks or just shorter ones for display. Take sheets, rip them into strips and braid a rug. These make great rugs as they are fully washable. I used to have one. If you could get the sheets at a discounted price somewhere - there might be a market for these at craft shows or at flea markets. What about being something like a mystery shopper, but not for a company, for a person. This would be for someone who lived long distance from a relative who was in a nursing/assisted living facility. You could check on them to make sure that they were getting proper care, maybe take pictures and send to family so they would have a better way of being in touch? I'm not sure of the legalities of this one, but I imagine that it might put some people's minds at ease if they had a neutral third party available to check on their loved ones when they couldn't do so themselves. The same idea as above, but how about for those elderly folks who live alone and whose relatives are long distance. Maybe it would be beneficial to have someone stop in and check on them every couple of days, especially if they are living alone. Or be the first contact to check on them if no one hears from them, the relatives could call you and then you call to let the relatives know that they are okay once you have checked.
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Re: The $100 Hour - Income Stream Ideas

Postby kashtanka » Tue Aug 05, 2008 3:57 pm

When I painted my sewing studio, I told people that I really loved it, and a couple of people asked me to do some painting for them. I figured that I should charge at least $100 for a room, and more if there are factors that require additonal work. It's a one day job (possibly two), it's relatively stress-free, and it's easy to find work because lots of people hate to paint.
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Postby missC » Tue Oct 14, 2008 10:34 am

scottjs wrote:Well thanks for the ideas!! I am toying with the idea of makeing a little booklet that tells you how to be poor in 30 days!!! Every book around tells you how much money you can make! But buy my book and within 30 days I can have you liveing in a dirt field behind a fire station! Am I the only one amused by this idea???
that's funny. i wonder if he did it, i bet it would sell on etsy, they like a laugh there.
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Postby Unity » Tue Oct 14, 2008 11:27 am

missC wrote:
scottjs wrote:Well thanks for the ideas!! I am toying with the idea of makeing a little booklet that tells you how to be poor in 30 days!!! Every book around tells you how much money you can make! But buy my book and within 30 days I can have you liveing in a dirt field behind a fire station! Am I the only one amused by this idea???
that's funny. i wonder if he did it, i bet it would sell on etsy, they like a laugh there.
I wouldn't be surprised if it was successful as I have a book that is the opposite of 'The little book of calm' and it's hilarious.
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Re: The $100 Hour - Income Stream Ideas

Postby metalchick » Sun Mar 08, 2009 8:01 pm

Grocery shopping for the elderly. Lots of people want their independence, but can't really handle tasks like this. You could take their list by fax or phone and then get paid cash on delivery. Straightforward, into your pocket with no taxes. Fun for all. i'm gonna try this one!
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Re: Re:

Postby BarbaraSher » Sun Mar 08, 2009 9:04 pm

Unity wrote:
missC wrote:
scottjs wrote:Well thanks for the ideas!! I am toying with the idea of makeing a little booklet that tells you how to be poor in 30 days!!! Every book around tells you how much money you can make! But buy my book and within 30 days I can have you liveing in a dirt field behind a fire station! Am I the only one amused by this idea???
that's funny. i wonder if he did it, i bet it would sell on etsy, they like a laugh there.
I think it's hysterical. I love the precision of your image: living in a dirt field behind a fire station. I can see it. Like Detroit in the '30's. Like Culver City in The Little Rascals. Please write it while it's still inspired. Don't wait. (A book written in the Great Depression and still passed around when I was in college in the 50's, was a sort of cookbook/survival book called 'How To Cook A Wolf,' - meaning the wolf at your door - and it specialized in a highly nutritious boiled mash of vegetables discarded by grocers which, after being cooled in one's basement (no fridge), could be sliced, fried and eaten. He declared it was tasty. Ours wasn't. I doubt it was nutritious either, after being boiled so long. This dish was called 'Sludge')
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"How to Cook a Wolf"

Postby Arsinoe » Tue Mar 17, 2009 4:26 pm

BarbaraSher wrote: (A book written in the Great Depression and still passed around when I was in college in the 50's, was a sort of cookbook/survival book called 'How To Cook A Wolf,' - meaning the wolf at your door - and it specialized in a highly nutritious boiled mash of vegetables discarded by grocers which, after being cooled in one's basement (no fridge), could be sliced, fried and eaten. He declared it was tasty. Ours wasn't. I doubt it was nutritious either, after being boiled so long. This dish was called 'Sludge')
Someone should revise and reprint that cookbook. Sell it at supermarket check-out lines. My current version of this strategy is a bit less drastic, but quite effective: Only buy food that is On Sale this week, and supplement with things that are already in your cupboard or freezer. Every week one can find some sort of vegetable, fruit and protein. Often one can find some bread and dairy products, too. I have cut my grocery bills drastically by sticking to the weekly flier, and purchasing nothing else. Get creative!
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Re: The $100 Hour - Income Stream Ideas

Postby Tituba » Wed Apr 22, 2009 5:22 am

Get paid to counsel people http://www.livecounseling.com/
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Re: The $100 Hour - Income Stream Ideas

Postby kashtanka » Sun Oct 11, 2009 12:04 am

painting - someone gave me an estimate of $350 to paint my livingroom and that didn't include the paint
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Re: The $100 Hour - Income Stream Ideas

Postby Arsinoe » Sun Oct 11, 2009 5:54 am

Kashtanka, glad someone kick-started this thread again. With so many people unemployed or underemployed there are a lot of folks looking for extra cash. Painting is popular, especially before the holiday season, and people who want a quick spruce up of their homes (or are trying to sell them) might be looking for someone to paint. It would take me a lot longer than three-and-a-half hours to paint a room, but that's just me. Could be a great job for someone younger. Maybe in these times it's not a bad idea of consider the "$75 Hour Recession Special" ;)
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Re: The $100 Hour - Income Stream Ideas

Postby Moonracer » Sun Oct 11, 2009 7:13 am

Maybe in these times it's not a bad idea of consider the "$75 Hour Recession Special"
Funny :lol: Funny :lol: Funny :lol:
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Re: The $100 Hour - Income Stream Ideas

Postby Tituba » Sun Oct 11, 2009 7:31 am

A marketing specialist told me that using the words "bailout" in your advertising attracts buyers.
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Re: The $100 Hour - Income Stream Ideas

Postby Arsinoe » Sun Oct 11, 2009 10:15 am

Tituba wrote:A marketing specialist told me that using the words "bailout" in your advertising attracts buyers.
Will make a note to remember that.
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Re: The $100 Hour - Income Stream Ideas

Postby Arsinoe » Tue Oct 27, 2009 11:42 pm

It turns out that M.F.K. Fisher's book, "How to Kill a Wolf" is available from Amazon, in a reprint edition. Only one copy left in stock. http://www.amazon.com/How-Cook-Wolf-M-F ... 0865473366
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