Entrepreneurship & Small Business

Need ideas on how to make money based on my situation

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  • Sep 21st, 2017 2:55 pm
[OP]
Newbie
Aug 5, 2017
2 posts

Need ideas on how to make money based on my situation

I am presently unemployed even though i have been applying and willing to work.

I have an SUV which is in good condition. I wanted to get some ideas what can i do using that vehicle apart from Uber to earn some extra money to support myself independent of my parents. Any other ideas will be most welcome.

Regards
12 replies
Member
Feb 23, 2015
290 posts
11 upvotes
Mississauga, ON
Whereabouts are you?
What skills do you have?
Are you the handyman type?
Sr. Member
Feb 16, 2013
502 posts
534 upvotes
Toronto
What are you applying for that you can't get work?
Apparently, unemployment is at an all time low.

Try applying for something else?
Get coaching about grooming, resume writing, job hunting etc?

Your SUV will not be in good condition for very long if you get into a driving job using your personal vehicle.
Member
Nov 6, 2015
446 posts
140 upvotes
Guelph, ON
I'm wondering why you are restricting suggestions to things that involve the vehicle? If somebody has an idea how to make $5000/week but it doesn't involve driving, you don't want to hear about it?

Recently in my area I've been noticing "help wanted" signs at different businesses, including the grocery checkout line.
Member
Jul 2, 2013
210 posts
15 upvotes
Newmarket
Buy a bucket, a squeegee, a ladder and go door to door cleaning windows.
Buy a ladder, a small gutter scoop, go door to door cleaning gutters.
This fall, go door to door in older well treed areas and rake leaves.
Sr. Member
Feb 16, 2013
502 posts
534 upvotes
Toronto
lehmanr wrote:
Sep 8th, 2017 12:33 pm
Buy a bucket, a squeegee, a ladder and go door to door cleaning windows.
Buy a ladder, a small gutter scoop, go door to door cleaning gutters.
This fall, go door to door in older well treed areas and rake leaves.
This.
So you don't have to pay alimony to that witch.
Deal Addict
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Dec 3, 2009
4697 posts
437 upvotes
Toronto
If you want to use your SUV, shuttle people to and from the airport with a lot of luggage from international flight for a flat rate.

Since hockey is starting up shortly, post on a board at your local arena to shuttle kids to their games with their hockey equipment...you could probably pick up 2-3 kids and take them to their games and the parents can pool together to split the cost. There are times when parents work late, etc and whole hockey teams could start relying on you when there aren't enough parents to drive all the kids they have a fallback....sometimes out to away games in a different town.

Both of those can get referrals fast.
Remember to be an RFD-er and NOT a degenerate.
Member
Nov 6, 2015
446 posts
140 upvotes
Guelph, ON
lehmanr wrote:
Sep 8th, 2017 12:33 pm
Buy a bucket, a squeegee, a ladder and go door to door cleaning windows.
Buy a ladder, a small gutter scoop, go door to door cleaning gutters.
This fall, go door to door in older well treed areas and rake leaves.
I really hope that doesn't catch on. I don't want to be bothered by these people.
Member
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Jul 27, 2010
226 posts
19 upvotes
Detroit
Work for small growing businesses and learn the in's and out's of how they do it, who their suppliers and customers are, etc. Steal their business plan, copy what works, don't try and reinvent the wheel.
Deal Addict
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Dec 3, 2009
4697 posts
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Toronto
It's been over a month, I doubt OP is coming back to update if they're making money yet.
Remember to be an RFD-er and NOT a degenerate.
Sr. Member
May 12, 2014
580 posts
161 upvotes
Markham, ON
No Frills wrote:
Sep 20th, 2017 9:15 am
It's been over a month, I doubt OP is coming back to update if they're making money yet.
Made too much money from doing all of the suggested jobs. No time for RFD since OP is working all the time.

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