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Anyone Unemployed? door2door co-op?

My younger brother called me today. I could tell he was near tears by the stress in his voice. He is 23, married, and has a mortgage. He worked at a casino--Not anymore. He worked at a car dealership-- Not anymore. He worked for Coca Cola-- Not anymore. He worked at caterpillar-- Not anymore. He sais that he has filled out over 30 applications this past week. He is currently shampooing peoples carpet for free in an attempt to sell them a vacuum cleaner they cannot afford nor do they qualify for the credit necessary purchase the item they have little use for.

I am posting this in hopes that maybe some ideas can start to brew. I was thinking about the idea of door to door sales in bulk dry food stuffs and natural soaps and any other idea that may be useful to people in the near future. I saw urbannaturals.net founder is going through a hard tme now currently and I wondered how many other *Kooky* Daily Paulers are experiencing financial difficulties.

Perhaps with the eclectic collection of different brilliances around here, there may be a way to help each other while spreading the message of liberty and freedom and avoid the sufferings imposed by the federal reserve.

Any thoughts and suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I think it would be pretty neat to be able to sell quality products made by fellow Paulites. Since many of us no longer canvass door to door for freedom now that the election is over, this would help give a chance to continue to network and develop more base while the tsunami comes our way.

Before the election, many people relied on call lists-- this would be an opportunity to canvass everyone within your area and subtley imbue everyone with the beauty of freedom.

Its late. I'm tired. I know I have not articulated what I wanted the way I wanted. This is not intended as a ploy to exploit the movement. It is supposed to be an honest attempt to establish a way for liberty loving individuals to help one another in these hard economic times. Find a product that everyone will want because they know they will need it while we are able to plant the seeds of freedom and further the cause for upcoming elections. If I get to canvass my entire town door to door now and put food on my table.. I will have made my face shown to everyone and will have communicated to the point where I have a better grasp on the count of the remnant.

Ok, I'm done now. I hope that the graveyard shift will keep me bumped long enough for the friday flood that comes here to watch the banks close and the markets tank :)

**UPDATE****

My brother is now has an ice route that he sells to businesses. He gets a little bit of commission and so he will be ok for the summer..



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Cleaning Gutters looks practical, but do people do that this time of year? I was thinking they did that just before winter came in...

It's been a while ...

It's been a while since I read the whole post. I had the link saved from before. I think there were other posts on this subject, but I haven't searched for them. Too tired ... need my zzzzzs.

My husband is in the building business

and has no work. However, I have been noticing that my work is slowly increasing, which seemed very wierd to me, as his has been decreasing for two years now. But I thought about it, and as I am an upholsterer/repairer, and figured maybe why my business is increasing, is that because people aren't selling homes, because they are worth less, and won't sell anyway, and because people can't afford new cars, so they aren't buying new cars, and they are used to getting new stuff, or changing their cars/houses, etc, that because of the economy, they are fixing what they have, or renewing what they have (new cloth on their furniture/ car seats). It is just a theory, but it makes sense. In a depression, it is cheaper to fix/redo what you have than to buy new.
Through the years in doing my line of work, which includes upholstery, and chair seat weaving, wicker repair, etc. has shown me that people won't spend the money to buy a piece of furniture that includes the price of my work on it, (tried buying cheap furniture at yard sales and redoing it, and reselling it). But, if they buy it, or already own it, they will willingly pay me to fix/redo THEIR stuff, at my rates. When I go to yard sales, which is where I have always shopped for EVERYTHING, if I see a piece of furniture which needs to be redone/fixed/reupholstered/caned, I leave my business card on them, and eventually will get the job.
So, my piece of advice for anyone here who is at all handy with anything, is to go into the repairing business, of any kind.
You will get work, in a failing economy.

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Does it take a long time too learn the trade?

By the nature of upholstery/ seat weaving

being that each job is different, I would say yes, and it is custom work because of that. So one has to be creative, and flexible. I do a lot of different types of stuff, but it is necessary because I live in a VERY rural area. (5 people per square mile). We actually have more cows/antelope per square mile where I live. But if you live in an area with more population, you wouldn't have to learn so many different things. It wouldn't take long to learn to fix 1 or 2 types of stuff. The advantage I have despite my rural home/area is that what I do is rare. No one does it anymore. Caning, rush and splint seats are done in some areas, but not many. Wicker repair is only done by a handful of people nationwide. I have been reading up on vinyl/leather repair, for a job someone wanted me to do. It was a golf cart seat that they didn't want to replace, so I looked into the business of repairing it. It sounds absolutely great, but not for me, as I live in such a rural area. But if you live in or near a city, it would be a very good business to get into, as it would be so much cheaper to fix a seat than to replace it. I tried one of the owner kits/cheapo, and it really works. To buy one of the professional kits you would spend less than a thousand, which is a very good price. And wouldn't take long to learn. For most people, I would figure what you are good at, and start fixing stuff of yours, then your relatives, then your friends, and you will be in business. Actually that is how I started.
Here is an idea: http://www.vinylprovinyl.com/
Sit down and think of what people need repaired. And go from there.
I would consider teaching if enough were interested, once I get the garden in. People would have to have their own camper to stay at my house. I live 30 miles from nearest town.

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I live near Balto/DC and am looking to reinvent myself.. soon.. ASAP more like it :)

Some possibilities

Figure out how to collect the necessary materials and install a self standing security system on houses. Keep it simple: An array of beams and receivers covering the perimeter of the house; when any beam is broken an alarm sounds inside. Go door to door and sell the system with installation.

If you have the writing skills and something to say, start a newsletter. Start with a few pages stapled together and charge an appropriate price. Work up from there. If the topic of your newsletter is related to freedom, DP posters might contribute material.

Physical security will be hot too.

bars on doors, window grates. Home invasions will escalate dramatically when TSHTF. You need a welder, steel stock, and plenty of paint.

New Hampshire and Ecuador.

hmm.

If this can be done affordably, then i am down with that. I worked in a prison for several years. Do you do this?
Im sending you an email, I hope you get it.

Any jobs for a patriot in Michigan?

and a graveyard shift bump for my buddy. Good luck to your brother

I submit that an individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for

Jewelweed Distributor?

Don't laugh, but I've done OK with this product and have one distributor getting it in stores in the midwest. I've been making and selling it over 10 yrs. I don't pursue the stores because online customers are my #1 priority and handle a pretty big retail volume when its in season. But they call me, year after year reordering. My customers call it P-o-i-s-o-n- I-v-y C -U-R-E. I'm not allowed to because of the FDA and of course its not made to treat, cure, diagnose, prevent or otherwise affect any health condition and is not FDA approved. Sorta.
Contact me if you want to know more.

We tear up your backyard or lawn.

Now a variety of vegetables are growing in my front yard where the lawn was in January! Ask around - you too may be able to find someone to compost and grow organic edibles in your yard for your table! Let's make this trend the norm!
http://www.theyardfarmer.com/

This is a group of young women working in mid LA or westside. (California) My recollection is that they number 3 or 4 and that they graduated from college with ecology or biology majors. They have had an ad in the Southern Sierran, our LA county/Orange county monthly newspaper, since they started a couple of years ago.
http://heartbeetgardening.com/index.php

And never forget, “Humans, despite our artistic pretensions, our sophistication and many accomplishments, owe the fact of our existence to a six-inch layer of topsoil and the fact that it rains.”

Work in local government.

Run for political office.
grant

This

This topic was discussed before and a lot of great ideas submitted. Here is the link: http://www.dailypaul.com/node/67553

Detective Krum Investigates:
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http://v1-p.com/

Detective Krum Investigates:
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He Needs To Find A Good Church

Gods people with take care of Gods people or they should. IMO

TheKingIsComing

Don't count on it. 1-2

Don't count on it. 1-2 percent do all the work the rest are just along for the ride hoping for a free ticket to heaven.

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New Bump

for a Patriot

I have actually

had one person contact me about purchasing our product wholesale and selling it retail prices.

There is a 40%-50% markup from whole sale pricing on our soap so for every $100 you purchase wholesale, you can make nearly that much selling it.

I must say that we have had a hard time here and things aren't getting easier. My clock is ticking...17 days and I have to be out of our house.

Tell your brother that we are all behind him and if there is anything that we can do, please let us know.

www.urbannaturals.net

Coops

I know most people think "people just build their own" but no one has time to do anything these days. I sold our first coop in 24 hours on craigslist, and made $225 profit. We are making a frame that can be used as a dog house, chicken coop or cold frame. If your brother or anyone wants more info, have him email me and I will give whatever help I can. PLEASE forward him my "NO need for homeless patriots" message. It is often the sense of being cornered that prevents us from finding our own way out of a trap, just knowing there is an option can be enough to relieve that sense of doom. (Even if the option is as wild as "Gold rush, 2009!"

Truth exists, and it deserves to be cherished.

You should consider

rabbit coops too.

"We can see with our eyes, hear with our ears and feel with our touch, but we understand with our hearts."

Good idea

And a rabbit hutch with a compost bin underneath would be awesome. Rabbit droppings go straight into the compost, and you don't have to clean up after the rabbits!

Making Indoor Hydroponic Kitchen Gardens

I have done research on raising food hydroponically, and have seen small systems a person can set up in your kitchen or house somewhere to raise fresh garden veggies. It's surprising how much a small area will raise. I can't find my links right now, but if interested, email me and I will find them for you. Also, I found a place that gives the recipe to mix up your own hydroponic solution rather than having to buy it from somebody else. So ... a person could easily make and sell those. I think if things get worse, there will be more and more of a market for this!! This is a way to raise fresh veggies even in the winter.

Maybe this is something a person could sell from a booth in a parking lot .....? The small system I saw was selling for between $100-150 if I remember right, and could be made for much less than that.

This is a great idea. My

This is a great idea. My friend just opened up a hydroponic store and I think that he will be able to do quite well.

Thanks!

I will email you later today. I am very interested in indoor hydroponic gardens. Since I live in an apartment space is very limited. I have been looking into the art of mycology lately and I think I might start growing shiitakes and portabellos. I saw a video where a guy used a laundry basket full of hay and made 10lbs of a mushroom that sold for over a thousand dolars at the supermarkets. Of course, he had to discount it to the retailers. But still. Very few people have the knack of sterilization technique and understanding of fungi spores-- but damn near everyone likes to eat a good mushroom on their pizza or steak or whatever. I think it might become a clever nicetie when SHTF. Definitely a unique barter item for common staples.

Making rain barrels.

I saw an article about a guy from down south somewhere that made (or put together) barrels to catch rainwater, and sold them. He bought the plastic barrels from places like cattle feed producers, or beverage manufacturers. He would add the hardware needed (spicket at the bottom?), and then sell them for $100 or something. A friend of mine in MO can buy the barrels (he gets the blue ones) for $15.

Google this subject on the net and you'll find info about this southern guy, I think.

I can get barrels in my town...

at the Ranch supply store, Murdoch's. They charge $50/barrel, though. Some of these barrels already have the spicket attached.

Tell your brother to learn

Tell your brother to learn how to build and grow a vegetable patch.

He should figure out the costs related to building a vegetable patch and partner up with a gardener.

He should come up with a brand name and design and print brochures that offer his service of creating custom vegetable patches for people's backyards and distribute the brochures all over his local neighborhood and area.

When somebody calls him to order a garden patch, your brother calls the gardener he partnered with to do the actual job. Your brother collects the money from the homeowner and then pays the gardener his cut to do the actual work. So in reality your brother doesn't have to do any gardening... Just sales and marketing.

He can mention the benefits of saving money by not having to buy the vegetables at the supermarket and how healthy it is to eat veggies. How food prices will keep increasing because of inflation etc etc..

I think this idea is a winner. I'm thinking of doing it myself. I actually saw an entire segment on ABC's Nightline tonight about people who are doing this successfully around the country. People are calling these gardens: "Victory Gardens"...

With the downturn in our economy and inflation around the corner, this idea is a no-brainer. Your bro should go for it and let us know how it goes.

Great idea

Victory gardens were started during the War.

"We can see with our eyes, hear with our ears and feel with our touch, but we understand with our hearts."

I call mine a

Freedom garden:)