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Whats the easiest money you've made?

Discussion in 'General' started by Lithium, 19 May 2003.

  1. Hiren

    Hiren mind control Moderator

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    I recently was given a laptop to fix, as I couldn't be bothered I switched it on everything seemed to be fine, told the owner I couldn't fix it and it seems to work collected £10 for 5 secs work.
     
  2. aaronrkelly

    aaronrkelly New Member

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    All amounts in US currency

    Replace server at work (computer repair is a side hobby) - $1500 profit
    Replace workstations at work x 3 - $400 per station profit = $1200

    Clean up old PCs give to me and sell them - average about $150 each - sold 2 this month and had nothing in them but about 1 hour each.

    The list goes on but you get the hint - serious easy cash to be made here in the US..........I did the above two jobs for 1/2 what the other guy was charging.
     
  3. :: Phat ::

    :: Phat :: Oooh shakalaka!

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    Did an introductionary loophole on Ladbrokes Casino.

    £371, paid for a couple of days in london :)
     
  4. fatty

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    Bought a laptop from a guy at work sold it too the computer shop down the street £50 profit to me thank you
     
  5. kenco_uk

    kenco_uk I unsuccessfully then tried again

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    A couple of weeks ago, I emptied my shopping from a basket and found a tenner underneath.

    Also received £40 for an XP install. However, I have provided support and have just spent the last couple of nights diagnosing why it hasn't been working properly - turns out one of the memory sticks is a dud.
     
  6. Ubermich

    Ubermich He did it!

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    I made sandwiches for a couple hours and got $50. :D
    Catering jobs rock.
     
  7. Dinh

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    lol i got $300 for data entry lol
     
  8. diskreet

    diskreet New Member

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    i work at radioshack and get paid on commission.
    we sell sprint :needapukesmilie: and verizon :thumb:
    when doing verizon upgrades you restart a 2 year contract and get a new phone. this lady i took care of yesterday knew everything so it only took 5 minutes in stead of the normal 30.
    in the end i made $20.60 for 5 minutes of work.

    Outside of work the easiest money i ever made was betting with my girlfriend that i could get one of the balloons they were blowing up for outside from applebees (we were there already) So i walked out with the balloon. my girlfriend got pissed about me getting it and was kinda mad :(. but i still got a dollar for asking for a balloon. :thumb:

    lastly, a woman approached me as i walked out of work telling me her cell phone was broke and wouldnt turn on. i picked it up and it worked fine, so for me to 'fix it' she handed me a $20 (which im not supposed to accept but i was off the clock and out of the building). that time i made $20 in less than 30 seconds.
     
  9. SeT

    SeT New Member

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    easiest was checking out a book from school library once. Open it up and am reading through, turn the page about half way through and there's a $20 there!

    second easiest was computer operator job that I had for a couple months(temp thing because they were going to some automated system.) It was third shift(11pm - 7am) and it was awesome. I was the only person in the building aside from the receptionist on the opposite side of the building. I'd get through with that 5 minutes(usually just changing backup tapes and logging any errors that were up on screens.) The rest of the night would be spent talking to friends on aim, playing around online, I curled up under a desk and slept for a few hours a couple nights. I was getting $10/hour for this working 8 hours 5 nights a week.
     
  10. andrew

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    The easiest way to make money is when your in the pub.

    Offer to get the drinks in, when its not your round, get the other person to give you the money and you go get them. If your cleaver you can keep upping the amount of money a round costs, and keep the change each time :D
     
  11. :: Phat ::

    :: Phat :: Oooh shakalaka!

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    Thats not on, there was a feller who used to drink with us and would always make sure his round was one of the last, then he would leave before it came to him, or would dissapear for 30 minutes. It goes without saying, he's no longer welcome drinking with us.
     
  12. Boldar

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    I got paid a £5000 bonus if I agreed not to leave the company before Y2K.

    I developed a stock system for a small company, no they didn't want it to be multiuser as they didn't have a network, but I programmed multi user anyway. Of course when they installed a network they came asking for it to be made multiuser, so I changed the version number, recompiled and charged a grand. Thank you very much :D.
     
  13. Liquid K9

    Liquid K9 Human programmer.. heh

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    bought a pc in the buy&sell for €60 and sold the monitor for €55 :D
     
  14. Soulfly22583

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    The lady that had my job before i worked here asked me to come to her house and look at her computer... Needless to say after having them buy Win 2k and Office 2k and installing it... getting there digital camera to work ... i made a nice $400.

    I felt bad cause they spent like $1000 on software... i didnt want to accept the payment they offered but the lady shoved it in my hand and said "i dont want to hear no!"
     
  15. TheAnimus

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    This actually is probably one of the best.

    £50 (standard charge) for diagnosing a printer to be dead, after it had been pluged into the scsi port.

    I said over the phone before they brought it in, that it was dead. It was no longer working, but they REALY wanted to be sure.
     
  16. Firehed

    Firehed Why not? I own a domain to match.

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    I can't (well, won't) go into details but I made over $10k selling game items online. It's nice checking your email at school and seeing a $400 order :rock:
     
  17. b_dyche

    b_dyche New Member

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    I race R/C cars on a habitual basis, and one of the easiest ways to make money is to buy the last of some regularly needed parts off the wall at the hobby shop. I pay $2.50, someone offers $5.00-$7.50 on race day, and I make the difference. That being said, every now and then I'm on the other end of the deal, but don't feel too bad because you've got to have the car assembled to race it... :p
     
  18. Tomm

    Tomm I also ride trials :¬)

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    I was away for the weekend last weekend (Leeds Festival :rock: ), and I'd written that I wanted it off in the book we have at work. I got a tip from someone and wrote "Holiday" next to where I'd written my name to be off work.

    Doing that earnt me a nice £54 in holiday pay that I would not have got otherwise :D
     
  19. scotty6435

    scotty6435 New Member

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    Nice little earner....

    I work in a cardiology department at my local hospital and make a tidy packet from private work after hours. I get £36 for about 20 mins work 5 times a week, every week :D


    On a student salary this is a BIG boost! :clap:


    Scotty
     
  20. Halgy3000

    Halgy3000 New Member

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    Tripple here :cooldude: .

    But I work at a gas station for the summer. 4-5 hours I just sit and read a book. At the slowest part of the year, I can read 3 books a week :D. Pays minimum, though.

    Also, my school is just plain stupid, and was getting rid of a couple of computers because the school "tech" said they were broken. I took 2 off their hands (17" monitors included) and found NOTHING wrong with them, other than fragmented hard drives. A simple defrag and a few eBay posts later and I was up $500!
     

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