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2021-12-25 11:08:23 PM  
No one is paying me 31¢ an hour to be their life coach, much less 100X more.
I have no patience to tutor people.
I'm not cleaning up dog shiat.
Travel agent, hardly.
Music teacher, I gave up reading music a decade ago.
I am a notary but I'm not dealing with real estate people, they're idiots.
I'm not delivering packages.
I'd pay other people to do my ironing, but I don't mind my laundry. I'm not touching other people's undergarments.
Party planner, I could do that if they were all in Mexico. I'd be good at that.
I'd make an excellent management consultant, but nobody listens to me now and I'm always right.

Maybe I'll make coffins as a side hustle.
 
2021-12-25 11:14:33 PM  
If you don't have a skill that you're far, far better at than the average person, you're not going to find a side hustle  that pays well. If the idea of a lucrative side hustle interests you, get good at something. Almost any skill can work, if you work hard at it and you're smart about marketing it.
 
2021-12-25 11:15:31 PM  
Uber for Life... Coach
Youtube lKS9lQtRuho
 
2021-12-25 11:26:53 PM  
Dammit.  Maybe Man Whore will make the list next year.
 
2021-12-25 11:38:06 PM  
I don't get up off the couch for less than $60/hour. Hannibal Smith calls me in for tough cases.
 
2021-12-25 11:46:10 PM  
When and why did we rebrand "getting a second job" as a "side hustle" and can we force those responsible to work second jobs?
 
2021-12-25 11:54:43 PM  
Turn your talent for playing a musical instrument into income. Advertise music lessons for children, adults or both. You can choose to do one-on-one instruction or you can facilitate group sessions and make more money per hour.

Music Teacher
Pay:
$28.89 per hour


Bahahahahaaaaahahahahaahahaaha! I charge $20 for a half-hour lesson in piano or violin. My specialty is steel drums, but there's not much call for that here in the middle of rural Arizona. You have to figure studio rental. I'd never do lessons in my house.
 
2021-12-26 12:03:51 AM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: Turn your talent for playing a musical instrument into income. Advertise music lessons for children, adults or both. You can choose to do one-on-one instruction or you can facilitate group sessions and make more money per hour.

Music Teacher
Pay: $28.89 per hour

Bahahahahaaaaahahahahaahahaaha! I charge $20 for a half-hour lesson in piano or violin. My specialty is steel drums, but there's not much call for that here in the middle of rural Arizona. You have to figure studio rental. I'd never do lessons in my house.


1) steel drums are the coolest instrument ever. No debate. It's just so.

2) how much is studio rental? I would have imagined it's prohibitive.

3) I'm currently giving ukulele lessons online for free. Rates negotiable, up.
 
2021-12-26 12:31:22 AM  

MrBallou: ecmoRandomNumbers: Turn your talent for playing a musical instrument into income. Advertise music lessons for children, adults or both. You can choose to do one-on-one instruction or you can facilitate group sessions and make more money per hour.

Music Teacher
Pay: $28.89 per hour

Bahahahahaaaaahahahahaahahaaha! I charge $20 for a half-hour lesson in piano or violin. My specialty is steel drums, but there's not much call for that here in the middle of rural Arizona. You have to figure studio rental. I'd never do lessons in my house.

1) steel drums are the coolest instrument ever. No debate. It's just so.

2) how much is studio rental? I would have imagined it's prohibitive.

3) I'm currently giving ukulele lessons online for free. Rates negotiable, up.


Studio time can just be at the school, using their practice rooms. My old district charged $5 for an hour of for-school instruction. No kids out of district. My district never collected money from me. They kept the policy just in case somebody wanted to abuse the free-speech laws in public schools.

Steel drums are serious instruments. They are starting to make steel drum pedagogy books for public school instruction. I should have gotten on that gravy train. There's all kinds of steel drums -- lead, spider-web lead, double guitar, double seconds, triple cello and a 6-bass, which has just three notes per pan, which cover the useful range of the string bass. The guy who invented steel drums in Trinidad, Dr. Ellie Mannette, used to teach at WVU, I  think. Then you have all the engine room parts -- drumset, brake drum from a 56 Chevy, claves, locusts, demons, etc.
 
2021-12-26 12:41:10 AM  
Can we please get rid of the stupid term "side hustle"?  It's just a pathetic attempt to make a second shiatty job sound kinda hipsterish.  Enough.
 
2021-12-26 12:47:52 AM  

dv-ous: When and why did we rebrand "getting a second job" as a "side hustle" and can we force those responsible to work second jobs?


Because, "I have to work 3+ jobs to keep shiat in one piece" sounds scary and bad.  And we can't have that - so they gave it a positive, upbeat name!

/you convinced it's np yet?
//surely you are now, right?
///it's fun!
////from the people that believe they can spin anything
 
2021-12-26 1:17:03 AM  

MrBallou: 1) steel drums are the coolest instrument ever. No debate. It's just so.


It is flatly impossible to listen to steel drums and not smile.

/although ecmo might have a different opinion, being exposed to beginners.
 
2021-12-26 2:20:15 AM  

MrBallou: I don't get up off the couch for less than $60/hour. Hannibal Smith calls me in for tough cases.


Do you have to be knocked out before you get on the helicopter?
 
2021-12-26 2:57:12 AM  
What if you're a bad friend, can you still be that and earn about half?
 
2021-12-26 2:59:51 AM  
Clearly the writer of this story didn't do their research or doesn't know fark-all about consulting.

The list is a mix of get-rich-quick schemes, scams, and professional work with grossly misquoted wages.

I wonder if the writer is paid by the click.
 
2021-12-26 3:02:33 AM  

dv-ous: When and why did we rebrand "getting a second job" as a "side hustle" and can we force those responsible to work second jobs?


Because so many companies are convinced that any nanosecond spent doing anything other than their business was some sort of company violation, people had to come up with a code.

The first person I heard use it was a guy trying desperately to break into a different field.  He didn't want his current employer to know he was filling out job applications and going to interviews during work days, so he kept telling people he was hustling up business.  Management thought he was hustling up sales for them and were blown away when he escaped into his new industry.

I don't care what anybody says, you NEVER tell anyone your real goals.  You keep those to yourself and present fake ones to your job to get ideas.  Adapt the suggestions from mentors and bosses and get the hell away from bad set ups.
 
2021-12-26 3:18:52 AM  
Is it just me or is there a push to glamorise overworking, lately, by giving them names like "hustle culture"?

Sheesh, people will let you exploit them as soon as you give it a name that allows them to lord your "lifestyle" over other people.
 
2021-12-26 3:46:50 AM  
Notary Signing Agent is actually a decent gig for people like teachers who don't make enough. You're used to explaining things to people, and a lot less training than got you to teaching can make you enough to not need a summer job. Then it's mostly logging mileage and making a few extra notes come tax time.
 
2021-12-26 3:47:07 AM  

YabbaDabbaDouchebag: Clearly the writer of this story didn't do their research or doesn't know fark-all about consulting.

The list is a mix of get-rich-quick schemes, scams, and professional work with grossly misquoted wages.

I wonder if the writer is paid by the click.


It's not factual, it's Yahoo!
 
2021-12-26 4:01:54 AM  
Computer Repair Service
Pay:$14.69 per hour

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2021-12-26 4:23:00 AM  

Sliding Carp: MrBallou: 1) steel drums are the coolest instrument ever. No debate. It's just so.

It is flatly impossible to listen to steel drums and not smile.

/although ecmo might have a different opinion, being exposed to beginners.


Whenever I hear steel drums, I want to eat green berets for breakfast....
/Remember, Sully when I promised to kill you last?
// That's right Matrix, you did.
/// I lied.
 
2021-12-26 5:38:00 AM  
What dafuq is this person doing?
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2021-12-26 5:38:20 AM  
"Lucrative" is relative. Under $20 might not sound like much to subby, but for a freelancer who 10 years ago read that making Listicles for web sites was a great side hustle while the wrote their novel or screenplay, it is the difference between paying rent or going back to their Trump-supporting home town.
 
2021-12-26 6:10:45 AM  

Ganon D. Mire: What dafuq is this person doing?
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Fixing a broken lead on a power port (12v) by re-soldering the connection to the board. Easy enough if it's the top layer bead that broke, or it's a single layer PCB.
Judging by age, it is.
 
2021-12-26 6:35:59 AM  

outtatowner: Ganon D. Mire: What dafuq is this person doing?
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Fixing a broken lead on a power port (12v) by re-soldering the connection to the board. Easy enough if it's the top layer bead that broke, or it's a single layer PCB.
Judging by age, it is.


At first glance I swore he was trying to solder into the PCI slot (e.g., a typical stock photo where those involved are merely paid to pose - "What am I supposed to do?" "I dunno - hold that thing to the....uh....other thing - it looks like you're computering."  "Like this?" "Uh...yeah, sure." *click*)
 
2021-12-26 6:41:32 AM  

dv-ous: When and why did we rebrand "getting a second job" as a "side hustle" and can we force those responsible to work second jobs?


Meh, I think it's ok when it's used for something that's more of a paying hobby, or an intermittent job. The only person I know who uses it is an occasional DJ for weddings, etc. - seems appropriate, he's got a regular weekday job that pays the bills, he just does it for some cash and because he enjoys it, and if he doesn't feel like doing it for any particular person/place/time he simply turns down the job.

Once you're considered an employee, you're right - it's just a second job. Nothing wrong with that (well, assuming you don't have to take the second job because your first job doesn't pay you enough to live on).
 
2021-12-26 6:48:11 AM  

eKonk: outtatowner: Ganon D. Mire: What dafuq is this person doing?
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Fixing a broken lead on a power port (12v) by re-soldering the connection to the board. Easy enough if it's the top layer bead that broke, or it's a single layer PCB.
Judging by age, it is.

At first glance I swore he was trying to solder into the PCI slot (e.g., a typical stock photo where those involved are merely paid to pose - "What am I supposed to do?" "I dunno - hold that thing to the....uh....other thing - it looks like you're computering."  "Like this?" "Uh...yeah, sure." *click*)


I've seen worse...
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/light bulb
 
2021-12-26 7:46:27 AM  

Ganon D. Mire: What dafuq is this person doing?
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I am familiar with that motherboard.

What he doing is that he is melting the case fan plug onto the clear CMOS header. They don't quite fit, so you need to kind of push the plastic on with the screwdriver once it's melted.

This makes the BIOS tamper proof, as it clears on every reboot and also allows for an extra case fan, as the board is short fan headers. Kinda like a two in one solution.
 
2021-12-26 7:47:17 AM  
I am so tired of this subject.  We're all going to farking die, you know.  A lot sooner than you think.  Your  jerb will be the last thing on your mind.

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2021-12-26 8:11:58 AM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: Turn your talent for playing a musical instrument into income. Advertise music lessons for children, adults or both. You can choose to do one-on-one instruction or you can facilitate group sessions and make more money per hour.

Music Teacher
Pay: $28.89 per hour

Bahahahahaaaaahahahahaahahaaha! I charge $20 for a half-hour lesson in piano or violin. My specialty is steel drums, but there's not much call for that here in the middle of rural Arizona. You have to figure studio rental. I'd never do lessons in my house.


This is what I got from the tour guide offering. You have to live someplace interesting for that to even be a remote possiblity.
 
2021-12-26 8:13:04 AM  

dv-ous: When and why did we rebrand "getting a second job" as a "side hustle" and can we force those responsible to work second jobs?


'Second Job' and 'Side Hustle' are completely different things.  I'm unsure why I have to explain something so blatantly obvious.

My retired aunt makes wreaths and sells them (see the 3rd 'job' listed as craft seller).  She is darn good at it... and makes quite a bit of money on each one.  And it gives her something to do in retirement.  That is a side-hustle.  That is not a 'second job'.

/All of the 'jobs' listed you're self-employed, dictate your own hours, and it's something to do to keep yourself occupied in retirement.
//In fact, side hustles are something you do after you retire from your primary job and can channel your energy into something you ACTUALLY ENJOY.  I fully plan on some side hustles once I retire (which I intend to be no later than 50)
 
2021-12-26 8:16:02 AM  
"Craft Seller" is usually "Craft Maker Who Then Gives Them As Gifts At Every Occasion"
 
2021-12-26 8:16:24 AM  

Some Junkie Cosmonaut: dv-ous: When and why did we rebrand "getting a second job" as a "side hustle" and can we force those responsible to work second jobs?

Because, "I have to work 3+ jobs to keep shiat in one piece" sounds scary and bad.  And we can't have that - so they gave it a positive, upbeat name!

/you convinced it's np yet?
//surely you are now, right?
///it's fun!
////from the people that believe they can spin anything


Years ago I went for an interview at a place that was face to face marketing. Now of I had been told it was door to door sales on the phone I would have declined. But I had to waste time going to the interview.
 
2021-12-26 8:16:39 AM  
She omitted doing porn on "Only Fans" so you know this article is BS.
 
2021-12-26 8:19:13 AM  

cherryl taggart: dv-ous: When and why did we rebrand "getting a second job" as a "side hustle" and can we force those responsible to work second jobs?

Because so many companies are convinced that any nanosecond spent doing anything other than their business was some sort of company violation, people had to come up with a code.

The first person I heard use it was a guy trying desperately to break into a different field.  He didn't want his current employer to know he was filling out job applications and going to interviews during work days, so he kept telling people he was hustling up business.  Management thought he was hustling up sales for them and were blown away when he escaped into his new industry.

I don't care what anybody says, you NEVER tell anyone your real goals.  You keep those to yourself and present fake ones to your job to get ideas.  Adapt the suggestions from mentors and bosses and get the hell away from bad set ups.


In the 1970s/1980s (and earlier), the term was Moonlighting, and some employers would be so offended by learning an employee was doing so that said employee would be terminated.
 
2021-12-26 8:23:27 AM  
I have seen a couple of the people that do retail arbitrage on YouTube. Looks like they make a good living at it but I know I would probably get screwed over in it.
 
2021-12-26 8:23:55 AM  
The only side hustles that I've ever actually seen in the wild are 1 - sex work (but don't call it that, sugar babies aren't sex workers). 2 - shilling for some hippy vegan organic cosmetic company that's probably a pyramid scheme, and 3 - "computer support" for friends & family, usually paid a pittance far below minimum wage.

Side hustles are a thinly veiled attempt to normalize working a part time job because your full time job can't make ends meet.
 
2021-12-26 8:43:45 AM  

feckingmorons: No one is paying me 31¢ an hour to be their life coach, much less 100X more.
I have no patience to tutor people.
I'm not cleaning up dog shiat.
Travel agent, hardly.
Music teacher, I gave up reading music a decade ago.
I am a notary but I'm not dealing with real estate people, they're idiots.
I'm not delivering packages.
I'd pay other people to do my ironing, but I don't mind my laundry. I'm not touching other people's undergarments.
Party planner, I could do that if they were all in Mexico. I'd be good at that.
I'd make an excellent management consultant, but nobody listens to me now and I'm always right.

Maybe I'll make coffins as a side hustle.


But you could drive drunks home and clean the vomit out of your car afterwards. Extra pay for that.

Service Jobs pretty much suck.  And plenty of murcans like being served.
 
2021-12-26 8:44:05 AM  
I like to bake, would buy extra ingredients pre-Xmas. Talk to a few friends/co-workers who wanted home made cookies. Make double batches. Sell 'em at a fair price, and have enough money to buy a few extra gifts-nothing fancy, but it was a nice cushion during lean times.
 
2021-12-26 8:45:29 AM  

snowjack: If you don't have a skill that you're far, far better at than the average person, you're not going to find a side hustle  that pays well. If the idea of a lucrative side hustle interests you, get good at something. Almost any skill can work, if you work hard at it and you're smart about marketing it.


And you dont die first.

Those pension funds sure went down the shiatter quick

Never mind the inflating dollar and a CPI that always goes up.
 
2021-12-26 8:47:19 AM  

dildo tontine: Dammit.  Maybe Man Whore will make the list next year.


That job is available.

All you have to do is look like a hot hollywood actor and have a big dick.
Smiling helps too.
 
2021-12-26 8:54:45 AM  

dv-ous: When and why did we rebrand "getting a second job" as a "side hustle" and can we force those responsible to work second jobs?


Murca is a side hustle

Worker productivity has gone thru the roof over the last 30 years.  Real wages have increased little.

CPI always goes up regardless of what the news actors say.

Inflation always goes up over time. The dollar loses purchasing power. Ditto

Lazy sit at home stock owners rejoice in another banner year.

The middle class continues to shrink. The 1% gets richer.

Merry Christmas!
 
2021-12-26 9:00:15 AM  

Lexx: The only side hustles that I've ever actually seen in the wild are 1 - sex work (but don't call it that, sugar babies aren't sex workers). 2 - shilling for some hippy vegan organic cosmetic company that's probably a pyramid scheme, and 3 - "computer support" for friends & family, usually paid a pittance far below minimum wage.

Side hustles are a thinly veiled attempt to normalize working a part time job because your full time job can't make ends meet.


True

Propaganda works

Get the little shiats used to just squeaking by while lazy sit at home stock owners giggle all the way to the bank.
 
2021-12-26 9:02:09 AM  

Ganon D. Mire: What dafuq is this person doing?
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At least he knows how to hold a soldering iron.

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2021-12-26 9:05:33 AM  

jake3988: dv-ous: When and why did we rebrand "getting a second job" as a "side hustle" and can we force those responsible to work second jobs?

'Second Job' and 'Side Hustle' are completely different things.  I'm unsure why I have to explain something so blatantly obvious.

My retired aunt makes wreaths and sells them (see the 3rd 'job' listed as craft seller).  She is darn good at it... and makes quite a bit of money on each one.  And it gives her something to do in retirement.  That is a side-hustle.  That is not a 'second job'.

/All of the 'jobs' listed you're self-employed, dictate your own hours, and it's something to do to keep yourself occupied in retirement.
//In fact, side hustles are something you do after you retire from your primary job and can channel your energy into something you ACTUALLY ENJOY.  I fully plan on some side hustles once I retire (which I intend to be no later than 50)


Good points

Second job means that ur skidding on ice usually. Your balloon is running out of air

Side hustle means you have a life of little or no struggle and you choose to do things with your free time
 
2021-12-26 9:06:40 AM  

Raider_dad: Ganon D. Mire: What dafuq is this person doing?
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At least he knows how to hold a soldering iron.

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Lets hope its not plugged in
 
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2021-12-26 9:08:43 AM  
I've met a couple people who called themselves life coaches. They struck me as directionless and not savvy enough to study for a credential in social work or psychology.
 
2021-12-26 9:11:10 AM  
ONE JOB!!!!???
Youtube fXdj6fzjxak
 
2021-12-26 9:16:43 AM  

Bob The Nob: "Craft Seller" is usually "Craft Maker Who Then Gives Them As Gifts At Every Occasion"


My mom and aunt are both retired and do this as a "side hustle".  They don't make much money but they enjoy it and it gives them a hobby in retirement.

/and of course Mrs. TheFoz gets free jewelry every few months out of it...
 
2021-12-26 9:24:48 AM  

Lexx: The only side hustles that I've ever actually seen in the wild are 1 - sex work (but don't call it that, sugar babies aren't sex workers). 2 - shilling for some hippy vegan organic cosmetic company that's probably a pyramid scheme, and 3 - "computer support" for friends & family, usually paid a pittance far below minimum wage.

Side hustles are a thinly veiled attempt to normalize working a part time job because your full time job can't make ends meet.


Not always.  I know a guy who is a GS-13(?) (not sure what step level) in IT, which is damned good money.  He runs his side-hustles because he has trouble making ends meet.  How?  He lives far beyond his means and is always bailing out his adult children.  I bet that more often than not the people with side-hustles don't know how to use a budget and live within their means.
 
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