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2012-02-29 10:59:26 AM
The shoelace one is actually pretty damn good.
 
2012-02-29 11:18:39 AM

Sliding Carp: The shoelace one is actually pretty damn good.


You can also do it with water. Buy a 24 pack of Ozarka for $4, sell each one for $1 (undercutting the prices inside a stadium by at least $3) and make a $20 profit off each case sold. Hell up your price to $2 on a really hot day and watch the cash roll in. And unlike shoelaces, you can have repeat customers who just love to stay hydrated.
 
2012-02-29 01:46:06 PM
Try academiaresearch. I did that part time during college and made some decent money. Yeah, you may be writing reserach papers and doing hw for other students, but you get paid well.
 
2012-02-29 01:58:17 PM

Sliding Carp: The shoelace one is actually pretty damn good.


It was a poorly written article, but yeah... college sports fans are generally idiots that will pay for ANYTHING in school colors.

I bet I could paint rocks in crimson, grey, and white and sell them for $10/pop at Alabama.
 
2012-02-29 02:57:06 PM
I see Mark Cuban had a hefty snootful of coke before scribbling his blog today.
 
2012-02-29 03:21:50 PM
Honestly, "Become an expert in something" is pretty solid advice. Develop a skill that's in demand and then BOOM the monies are all over the place. Right?
 
2012-02-29 03:22:53 PM

downstairs: Sliding Carp: The shoelace one is actually pretty damn good.

It was a poorly written article, but yeah... college sports fans are generally idiots that will pay for ANYTHING in school colors.

I bet I could paint rocks in crimson, grey, and white and sell them for $10/pop at Alabama.


Even better, tell them that the rock scares away (Auburn) tigers.
 
2012-02-29 03:27:59 PM

dahmers love zombie: downstairs: Sliding Carp: The shoelace one is actually pretty damn good.

It was a poorly written article, but yeah... college sports fans are generally idiots that will pay for ANYTHING in school colors.

I bet I could paint rocks in crimson, grey, and white and sell them for $10/pop at Alabama.

Even better, tell them that the rock scares away (Auburn) tigers.


And then you can be named as a defendant when a Crimson Rock inevitably smacks a Tigers' fan in the back of the head.

/Love the Simpson's reference
//But college sports fans are crrrrrrazy!
 
2012-02-29 03:37:24 PM

BKITU: I see Mark Cuban had a hefty snootful of coke before scribbling his blog today.


Pssh...Mark Cuban could fark your mom, get her to pay him for it... and get you to pay for the STD treatments afterward. He's THAT good at money.
 
2012-02-29 03:43:25 PM
written by mark cuban?
 
2012-02-29 03:44:29 PM
Easy money. Guaranteed.

Sure. Because schools like it when you set up a self-run business for profit on their land. Never mind taxes or liability, that shiat is for socialists.
 
2012-02-29 03:47:33 PM
Prostitution
 
2012-02-29 03:56:27 PM
I thought it was going to be stripping and selling weed.

/Better ways than what they posted
 
2012-02-29 03:59:04 PM
School janitor?
 
2012-02-29 04:03:09 PM

GoodyearPimp: Easy money. Guaranteed.

Sure. Because schools like it when you set up a self-run business for profit on their land. Never mind taxes or liability, that shiat is for socialists.


Sounds like the Cosmo character in Beetle Bailey. I've always wondered about how he gets away with that crap.
 
2012-02-29 04:04:00 PM

GoodyearPimp: Easy money. Guaranteed.

Sure. Because schools like it when you set up a self-run business for profit on their land. Never mind taxes or liability, that shiat is for socialists.


Think of it as early training in avoiding regulatory loopholes.
 
2012-02-29 04:11:35 PM
I used to make easy money by typing papers. $2/page in the mid- to late-80s set me up with enough beer & pizza money to live comfortably. And, since I type fast (about 85wpm then), it didn't take much time at all.
 
2012-02-29 04:12:52 PM
I fail to see how those ideas would have earned me more money or take less effort than the jobs I had in high school and college.
 
2012-02-29 04:14:07 PM

meddleRPI: GoodyearPimp: Easy money. Guaranteed.

Sure. Because schools like it when you set up a self-run business for profit on their land. Never mind taxes or liability, that shiat is for socialists.

Think of it as early training in avoiding finding regulatory loopholes.


FTFY
 
2012-02-29 04:16:28 PM
farm1.staticflickr.com
 
2012-02-29 04:18:53 PM

GoodyearPimp: Easy money. Guaranteed.

Sure. Because schools like it when you set up a self-run business for profit on their land. Never mind taxes or liability, that shiat is for socialists.


Same deal with the remote thing. I'm sure Best Buy would love kids coming to their stores and handing out business cards to undercut the Geek Squad, especially when it comes to taking money from people so hopeless they can't even program a remote.
 
2012-02-29 04:26:32 PM
Go to the local Walmart, Target, Best Buy, etc, etc. if the grocery store sells remotes go there too. Find out what the most popular sellers are. How do you find out which are the most popular? You ask someone. Then, you become an expert in programming those remote controls.

Well, first of all become a doctor and discover a marvellous cure for something, and then, when the medical profession really starts to take notice of you, you can jolly well tell them what to do and make sure they get everything right so there'll never be any diseases ever again.

Oh wait, sorry. That's "how to cure the world of all known diseases."
 
2012-02-29 04:29:20 PM

GoodyearPimp: Easy money. Guaranteed.

Sure. Because schools like it when you set up a self-run business for profit on their land. Never mind taxes or liability, that shiat is for socialists.


Not necessarily on school property.

FTA:
"Go to where ever there are people in your community. Flea Market. Basketball Game. Dance recital."
 
2012-02-29 04:31:00 PM

DirtyDeadGhostofEbenezerCooke: meddleRPI: GoodyearPimp: Easy money. Guaranteed.

Sure. Because schools like it when you set up a self-run business for profit on their land. Never mind taxes or liability, that shiat is for socialists.

Think of it as early training in avoiding finding regulatory loopholes.

FTFY


Yeah I thought I posted my own fix but I guess not.
 
2012-02-29 04:33:41 PM

Backwards Cornfield Races: Try academiaresearch. I did that part time during college and made some decent money. Yeah, you may be writing reserach papers and doing hw for other students, but you get paid well.


At least at my institution, actually doing reports and work for other students can get you expelled, even if those individuals are not enrolled at your same college.

I don't know about every field, but in mine the professors are getting extremely wise to these kinds of endeavors. I know for a fact that we've got one professor here who trolls these websites in his free time. Last semester he found that someone had posted his assignment, verbatim, so he claimed the writing job and just didn't do it. The deadline rolls around, the student is freaking out and spouting off (unknowingly) a lot of incriminating things. The student ended up getting expelled and deported, as he was here on a student visa.

In the more technological fields now it's not uncommon for professors (or groups of professors in one specialized field, more likely) to share curriculum and create honeypot websites that have the solutions to their own homeworks and exams. Students search for the solutions online, find the honeypot, and a trail all over the server logs. They routinely trace IPs back to universities, and then that university IT department traces that IP back to a specific network username or dorm room. This has also lead to a number of expulsions at my university.

The thing is, cheaters are caught much more commonly than it is believed. However, they're typically shamed and expelled, so you don't hear about it unless you happen to be a good friend of that person and know why they've left school. The result is that you never hear about it.
 
2012-02-29 04:40:31 PM

Wellon Dowd: Prostitution


Thinking along the same lines, I immediately thought "porn". But that would really only work for about a quarter of students (half are women, half of them could probably pull it off...).

Uzzah: Go to the local Walmart, Target, Best Buy, etc, etc. if the grocery store sells remotes go there too. Find out what the most popular sellers are. How do you find out which are the most popular? You ask someone. Then, you become an expert in programming those remote controls.


I saw that and thought, "or take 20 seconds to go to Amazon, search for remotes and sort by top-selling". You could also capture the pre-purchase market by buying a bunch of Logitech One remotes and taking them (along with your laptop) along with you to program and sell on-site.

As with most creative ways to make money, the unsaid point of the article is "find something that people keep complaining they wished they had, or didn't know that they want, and find a way to provide it".
 
2012-02-29 04:47:34 PM

GoodyearPimp: Easy money. Guaranteed.

Sure. Because schools like it when you set up a self-run business for profit on their land. Never mind taxes or liability, that shiat is for socialists.


At my high school the school store sold blowpops and other candy. The price was 50 cents for a blowpop. My brother and I started selling blowpops for 25 cents a pop. The school got pissed they were putting out memos and the principal even got on the PA telling the student body that it was against the rules to sell anything on school grounds. He talked like we were drug dealers or something. Well this sparked a rash in other people selling candy in school it was pretty funny. The public safety resource officer (school cop) could give 2 shiats about it.
 
2012-02-29 04:50:36 PM
I would have paid somebody 20 bucks to program my stupid universal.
 
2012-02-29 04:52:50 PM

Harvey Manfrenjensenjen: Wellon Dowd: Prostitution

Thinking along the same lines, I immediately thought "porn". But that would really only work for about a quarter of students (half are women, half of them could probably pull it off...).

Uzzah: Go to the local Walmart, Target, Best Buy, etc, etc. if the grocery store sells remotes go there too. Find out what the most popular sellers are. How do you find out which are the most popular? You ask someone. Then, you become an expert in programming those remote controls.

I saw that and thought, "or take 20 seconds to go to Amazon, search for remotes and sort by top-selling". You could also capture the pre-purchase market by buying a bunch of Logitech One remotes and taking them (along with your laptop) along with you to program and sell on-site.

As with most creative ways to make money, the unsaid point of the article is "find something that people keep complaining they wished they had, or didn't know that they want, and find a way to provide it".



Yeah, it's really too bad that prostitution is illegal.
 
2012-02-29 04:56:20 PM

Incog_Neeto: I would have paid somebody 20 bucks to program my stupid universal.


It's the universal remote that's stupid, right?

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2012-02-29 04:58:51 PM
yeah, try this. it'll work great until management shows up, knocks over your two chairs and silly sign, steals your inventory and then kneecaps you for complaining. And go to Best Buy and ask them to send their customers to you to program universal remotes (in competition with the Geek Squad). You'll be lucky to get out alive.
 
2012-02-29 05:01:50 PM

dryknife: [farm1.staticflickr.com image 640x528]


"Sell Grit" I lol'd. Probably the same bunch that recruited Ren and Stimpy to sell salve and rubber nipples.
 
2012-02-29 05:02:12 PM
sell drugs*....in one day you can make as much as normal people do in a month





*sell drugs at your own risk, selling drugs is illegal and is frowned upon in most places, selling drugs also runs the risk of coming into contact with slightly "unsavory" people and you do run the risk of being robbed, shot, stabbed or other manners of unpleasant things happening to you
 
2012-02-29 05:02:18 PM

Mike Chewbacca: Harvey Manfrenjensenjen: As with most creative ways to make money, the unsaid point of the article is "find something that people keep complaining they wished they had, or didn't know that they want, and find a way to provide it".

Yeah, it's really too bad that prostitution is illegal.


Doesn't seem to stop anyone with half an ounce of motivation. And if it were legal, you wouldn't need to think very hard about a name for your business and/or ad slogan. "Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap" comes immediately to mind.
 
2012-02-29 05:03:40 PM
Sell your plasma (blood not TV). It was $17 each time back when I was in school (early 90s) and you could do it twice a week with no ill effects unlike giving blood. $34 a week was good beer money.
Come to think of it, I should start doing it again.
 
2012-02-29 05:04:28 PM
Offered my grandson a truck and pressure washer (and tiller) with enough money to place an ad "College kid will pressure wash..... / till your garden....". Didn't have to pay me back !
I wanted to show him that he could make cash money, schedule his own time, be his own boss, hire people to actually do the grunt work.
Result: Too much like work, he would have to talk to people and get up early, create Excel spreadsheets, and stuff.
Kids don't know how to hustle anymore
 
2012-02-29 05:05:31 PM

jst3p: Incog_Neeto: I would have paid somebody 20 bucks to program my stupid universal.

It's the universal remote that's stupid, right?

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It wasn't hard necessarily just long and tedious. It's not hard to do the yard work either but I'd still rather pay someone else to do it.
 
2012-02-29 05:10:29 PM
This reminds of the time my journalism school hosted a statewide convention, and poured in all its money on T-shirts with the convention's name on it. We figured it was a gamble, but we only needed to sell around 100 T-shirts at $15 each to break even, so why not? So we bought several hundred T-shirts, using all the money we had in savings. We did not sell one. That's right, not even one. We didn't even buy T-shirts for ourselves. They're probably still sitting in a box in my school somewhere gathering dust.

The moral of the story: We should've served booze at our journalism convention.
 
2012-02-29 05:14:52 PM

Incog_Neeto: It wasn't hard necessarily just long and tedious


That's what she said!
 
2012-02-29 05:15:23 PM
Dang! Came for the funny, but left convinced those are good ideas.

/damn MX-1200 remote is a beast to setup
 
2012-02-29 05:18:16 PM
Novelty sales and remedial technology services? Really? EABOD.
 
2012-02-29 05:18:56 PM
I has ADD.
To program the remote I had to read all the buttons on the remote in addition to the tiny tiny tiny fonted instructions.
I failed.
My girlfriend had done in one.
Now in addition to the ADD I has shame
 
2012-02-29 05:23:02 PM
Buy cigarettes / guns in North Carolina, run them up the coast to New York = profit.
 
2012-02-29 05:23:18 PM

cig-mkr: Offered my grandson a truck and pressure washer (and tiller) with enough money to place an ad "College kid will pressure wash..... / till your garden....". Didn't have to pay me back !
I wanted to show him that he could make cash money, schedule his own time, be his own boss, hire people to actually do the grunt work.
Result: Too much like work, he would have to talk to people and get up early, create Excel spreadsheets, and stuff.
Kids don't know how to hustle anymore


Sure they do. Your grandson is just lazy.
 
2012-02-29 05:24:41 PM
Interspecies erotica, assholes!

p1.la-img.com
 
2012-02-29 05:25:17 PM

jst3p: Interspecies erotica, assholes!

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lulz, wrong thread but it works anyway.
 
2012-02-29 05:25:28 PM

scottydoesntknow: Sliding Carp: The shoelace one is actually pretty damn good.

You can also do it with water. Buy a 24 pack of Ozarka for $4, sell each one for $1 (undercutting the prices inside a stadium by at least $3) and make a $20 profit off each case sold. Hell up your price to $2 on a really hot day and watch the cash roll in. And unlike shoelaces, you can have repeat customers who just love to stay hydrated.


I work and catch the bus near the superdome. everytime something is going on in the superdome, there's this guy who parks his car by my busstop who sells all sorts of drinks. he has waters, sodas, beers, tiny liquor bottles, and will prepare shots.

he just yells mini-bar to all the passersby. everyone from out of town is shocked that someone could be hocking booze from the sidewalk. then they usually talk about the glories of capitalism, but rarely buy anything.

it's weird. the perfect business plan, but it doesn't seem to do that much business.
 
2012-02-29 05:26:37 PM

Mike Chewbacca: cig-mkr: Offered my grandson a truck and pressure washer (and tiller) with enough money to place an ad "College kid will pressure wash..... / till your garden....". Didn't have to pay me back !
I wanted to show him that he could make cash money, schedule his own time, be his own boss, hire people to actually do the grunt work.
Result: Too much like work, he would have to talk to people and get up early, create Excel spreadsheets, and stuff.
Kids don't know how to hustle anymore

Sure they do. Your grandson is just lazy.


Why yes he is, only child, who's still on the tit at 23 years old.
 
2012-02-29 05:45:05 PM
Hmm.

At Michigan Tech, I worked in the Admin office stuffing envelopes, in the Data Services offices goofing off with the rest of the staff since they had a machine to stuff official envelopes as well as helping the manager with his daughter's wedding invitations, and the Math Department offices, all on work study programs.

For non-work study, I worked in the cafeteria, then as a student janitorial supervisor in McNair, then BK for a while, then as one of the student managers of the MUB, as well as a barista, as a fry cook during the lunch rush and dishwasher after lunch. I worked the odd hours they could get no one else to fill and worked my class schedule around work.

It sucked at times, but I came away from it with a much better view of the world and the shiat most workers have to deal with.
 
2012-02-29 05:52:40 PM

pute kisses like a man: I work and catch the bus near the superdome. everytime something is going on in the superdome, there's this guy who parks his car by my busstop who sells all sorts of drinks. he has waters, sodas, beers, tiny liquor bottles, and will prepare shots.


There's an old guy with a van who parks near Boathouse Row in Philly every warm, sunny day and sells water bottles, gatorade, bananas, and a couple other things. There's almost always someone buying from him. You just have to be in the right place, I guess.
 
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