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I Got Laid off Today. I need Your Ideas…

I have till Oct 24th. So that gives me a little time. However I need your help.

I went out and looked at foreclosed houses to get the names of their mortgage companies of possible. I am going to see if I can start a business cleaning them out like the video I posted or maybe even maintain their lawns etc.

However I thought I would start a thread to brainstorm ideas to make money, as things get bad. And maybe help others weather this storm. So post any and all ideas here and lets see what we can come up with?

Keep a couple things in mind; such as when things get worse will it be something people still need or will they drop it in hard times etc.? When ever I got laid off I always fell back on construction or handyman but that's in the toilet right now too.

For instance cleaning out foreclosures will eventually drop off however I think if I can make a bunch of cash fast before it does I might be able to buy some retreat property free and clear.




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Work for a funeral home

Pretty much recession proof, and with the Baby Boomers all retiring, it should be growing.

Just read in my local

Just read in my local newspaper that pawn shops are doing really well.

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Hawk....one of the best

Hawk....one of the best little self-perpetuating businesses that I have seen of late, with little initial or on-going over head is a consignment shop believe it or not. Only deal in women's clothing that is less than 2 years old and if you can deal in over-sized clothing all the better. I know it goes against a man's sensibilities to deal in women's clothing, but I have a friend who opened one in a very small town and last year she netted over 100K by selling nothing over $10. This is a perfect time for it believe me and it will only get better!

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When I was in Arizona last

When I was in Arizona last month, a Phoenix news station reported that a new consignment business that specialized in selling a better line of used women's clothes was having overwhelming success. Of course there are a lot of career women in that area.

Build chicken coops

and greenhouses for people.I see a lot of adds on Craig's list
for this around here.

My brother is making a

My brother is making a killing right now doing door to door sales selling alarm systems. He told me most of the people do it seasonally because the do so good. I would imagine that selling alarm systems for homes would be very profitable right now especially with so many people worried about their homes.

You can contact banks:

and lending institutions and ask if that have an REO list (real estate owned)
along with checking your local RE agents and county tax default lists.
There is one gov. site that lists foreclosures, but they are usually listed after they are cleaned out.

http://www.govsales.gov/HTML/INDEX.HTM

Maybe not much help. Good luck.

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so you will start collecting

so you will start collecting unemployment in october? just remember your employer paid unemployment insurance on you so don't feel badk if you collect unemployment for a while.

"When governments fear the people there is liberty. When the people fear the government there is tyranny."
-Thomas Jefferson

I am more concerned about the return of my money than the return on my money. --Mark Twain

This was

an older post that I revived to help others.

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Learn how to fix cars

Learn how to fix cars

I wish you well and hope it goes fine

Stay positive..

Hmm considering there will probably be many empty houses...maybe something to take care of those... but no specific idea.. hmm

/Mike

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One other thought

Join Amnesty International because Americans, thanks to the Missouri governor, are now political prisoners. As political prisoners, the international arena will pressure humane services to those political prisoners. Prepare a business to service political prisoners.

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Stay away from real estate unless you partner with a bank ...

and qualify for TALF money.

The banks are in the process of creating new companies as we speak.

They will get 7% matching capital plus a low or no interest loan for 86% of the total investment which is a gauraunteed loan with no risk.

That means that they can take the bad assets off their book for 7% of the purchase price, retain the securities for pennies on the dollar in a separate company, and never have to pay back the loan if it goes bad.

This will do two things ...

Drive the auction price up and ...

benefit the financial institutions.

The little guy will get screwed again.

WAHOR!!
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If you have the capital ...

I would buy a small farm and start a farmers market. You can partner with local farmers to bring their crops to your market and you will get a small take as well for creating the venue for the market.

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sell bags of oranges on street corners

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panning for gold? Any experienced gold panners here?

i know it is a very old idea but gold prices are going up. The ground is churning with changes in glaciers here in BC and elsewhere I presume.

I am told that if you can get placer rights downstream of a glacier after a vertical drop, that is where the new material will be. Spring runoff will move it along. bbrrr cold...

I am a newbie but it runs in the family. I am taking one of those portable gold panning machines with me so I don't break my back.

I am leasing some riverfront by the meter (very cheap) and I will be checking it out to see if there is anything promising. First trip, two weeks from now, and I am taking the fishing gear so if things don't seem to pan out I will have a good trip anyway.

I can't wait. First trip of the year.

cw

recreational panner

We have a couple claims, were going to get serious about it this spring. Good luck with your panning and fishing. Remember you can't bring your fish here to get a pedicure... (there was a topic this morning that I am still chuckling over, I hope you saw it and you can chuckle with me.)

Truth exists, and it deserves to be cherished.

pedicures for fish... hmmm

But then my fish usually don't make it past the pan anyway.

What IS going on here.. ha ha I didn't see that thread but will take a look

Seriously, what panning equipment do you use?

Have you ever used a gold or nugget metal detector?
I am thinking this might be smart.
I am trying to keep the investment realistic for a start. The battery panner is over $300.

cw

slaughter livestock?

Maybe you could kill chickens for people who don't want to do it themselves and you can keep a couple chickens for every couple you kill/pluck/whatever you call it?
This is just speaking for myself as I am raising chickens and would like to eat them but don't want to kill them..
Also I know a lot of people are raising chickens now for the first time and have roosters they don't want
Same for pigs, goats, etc. or you could keep half the meat?
How about medical billing? Or go to school for health information technology, Obama is supposed to be giving a lot of money to that.

I'll second that...

I don't mind raising them but am a little unsure on how to cull them.

I would love for someone to do that for me and keep part of the meat as payment.

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It isn't that hard after you do it once or twice

Especially if you can find someone that will rent you a picker, once they are picked they look just like the chickens at the store your used to cutting up already.

Thank you Dr. Paul for making me act on what I already knew was right.

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So sorry to hear

this but I am proud of you getting busy with more ideas. I think your carpenter skills will come in handy.

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In grid-down situation

I've wondered if this would be doable:

Why not purchase one of those solar back-up generators, battery rechargers and a crapload of rechargeable batteries, then barter to provide charged batteries to our locals?

http://www.mysolarbackup.com/

It may not make you rich but may provide your dinner. Maybe this wouldn't even work, just one of my harebrained ideas.

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Freedom is: not having to do what you don't want to do.

Freedom is not: doing everything you want to.
Freedom is: not having to do what you don't want to do.
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If

the solar generator really works well - it is a great idea.

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We have been trying to find a good solar generator

because a buddy of mine and I had the same idea.
We have researched a few plans and kits and been disappointed with the reviews.
We haven't found anything practical yet except for the most minimal of uses, like a greenhouse.

Are you talking about designing it from scratch?
I would buy a good design.

cw

cw canadian - How I built a solar generator for <$300

Thought you may be interested in this:

Step by Step: How I Built A Solar Generator For Less Than $300
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ROyER7YT4DM

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Freedom is not: doing everything you want to.
Freedom is: not having to do what you don't want to do.
~ Joyce Meyer

Freedom is not: doing everything you want to.
Freedom is: not having to do what you don't want to do.
~ Joyce Meyer

Heehee!

Alls I got is the idea, CW Canadian.

Remember Vera on the tv show "Alice"? Remember her spazzishly opening the box of straws and flinging them all over the diner? That's me....you do not want me to design this thingy. ;)

I try to think in "Little House on the Prairie" terms but apply the current technology we could possibly manipulate under those circumstances. I hope it doesn't come to that so soonly, but feel it will eventually.

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Freedom is not: doing everything you want to.
Freedom is: not having to do what you don't want to do.

Freedom is not: doing everything you want to.
Freedom is: not having to do what you don't want to do.
~ Joyce Meyer

cw canadian

Did you check out SCButterfly's link? If it works - it's not bad and you could resell them to family, friends and your community.

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