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I need a 2nd job -

Any ideas for what's available after 5pm?

I have a lot of expenses coming up and will need some extra income. I can drive uber, but not sure how good that is these days.

Open for suggestions, thanks.
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Someone spoke to me today about selling through Amazon..
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McDonalds, Supermarkets, uber drivers, food elivery but I say out of them all supermarket seems to be more stable. Beside most supermakets offer discount for employee who buy their stuff so win win.
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What do you do for a living? For example I run the finances for an exterior siding company as my main job, but I have a "side" bookkeeping job for a pharmacy in my off time (I just go in when I want evenings or weekend - some of it I take with me and do from home).
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Thorkell wrote: Any ideas for what's available after 5pm?

I have a lot of expenses coming up and will need some extra income. I can drive uber, but not sure how good that is these days.

Open for suggestions, thanks.
Get a realtors license.
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Depending on your current income you might see a lot of this extra income going to taxes. In this case might be better to spend time on activities that save you money. Another option is cash babysitting or cleaning. Also cutting neighbours grass or in winter clearing snow.
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itemsale2003 wrote: Get a realtors license.
Yah. The people I've seen just encourage you to bid more money and or sell lower. How much skill do you need for that honestly.
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Thorkell wrote: Any ideas for what's available after 5pm?

I have a lot of expenses coming up and will need some extra income. I can drive uber, but not sure how good that is these days.

Open for suggestions, thanks.
Uber delivery / Skip the dishes
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Thorkell wrote: Any ideas for what's available after 5pm?

I have a lot of expenses coming up and will need some extra income. I can drive uber, but not sure how good that is these days.

Open for suggestions, thanks.
Maybe tell us what you do during the day and things you are good at. Do you have any skills or hobbies? Otherwise it's pretty random.
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Macx2mommy wrote: Maybe tell us what you do during the day and things you are good at. Do you have any skills or hobbies? Otherwise it's pretty random.
I work in Data Analytics during the day. Things that Im good at that might make me money: book keeping, taxes, cleaning peoples cars (but dont have the equipment)

My hobbies: mostly playing sports - nothing really i can make money from.
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After work, I go work at a factory for 3-4 hours
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Thorkell wrote: I work in Data Analytics during the day. Things that Im good at that might make me money: book keeping, taxes, cleaning peoples cars (but dont have the equipment)

My hobbies: mostly playing sports - nothing really i can make money from.
Invest in a cheap detailing kit (clay bar, paint correction, interior cleaning etc?) and do it at people's home garage on weekends? People pay really good money if you are good at it and can market yourself on social media/car forums.
george__ wrote: My day job - SW DEV
After work, I go work at a factory for 3-4 hours
how do you have the energy to work in a factory at night after writing code all day? Do you do manual labour there?
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bear20 wrote: how do you have the energy to work in a factory at night after writing code all day? Do you do manual labor there?
I think of it as being forced to go to the gym :]

Also, I do it for my family. The benefits from both jobs mean that I can provide 100% coverage on stuff like dental and medication.

I would give this up if I was making (~$150,000/year)
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Thorkell wrote: I work in Data Analytics during the day. Things that Im good at that might make me money: book keeping, taxes, cleaning peoples cars (but dont have the equipment)

My hobbies: mostly playing sports - nothing really i can make money from.
This is really where you need to be creative and decide what you want. Did you look up 'side hustles'? Just based on the little your wrote:
- Booking keeping & Taxes - something you can market for if you know what you are doing for small businesses. Could have done that for tax season
- Virtual assistant - if you are organized
- Detailing - buy a cheap kit, go mobile. Put a little money in it.
- Yard work - I am looking for someone to just do yard clean up for a large over grown yard.
- Sports - coaching if you are really good, running small kids clinics, referring depending on the sport referring, consulting - getting kids set up
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george__ wrote: I think of it as being forced to go to the gym :]

Also, I do it for my family. The benefits from both jobs mean that I can provide 100% coverage on stuff like dental and medication.

I would give this up if I was making (~$150,000/year)
I'll be honest, I thought you were trolling. But you're a good ex of doing what needs to be done. I can see how maybe it could even be a relief from the screen, I just don't know if I'd have the energy.

Cheers to you for making it work.
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george__ wrote: I think of it as being forced to go to the gym :]

Also, I do it for my family. The benefits from both jobs mean that I can provide 100% coverage on stuff like dental and medication.

I would give this up if I was making (~$150,000/year)

Quite an interesting concept! I make pretty good money as a consultant but have detailed cars on the side for 15 or so years.
I might consider another job at night just to get the benefits coverage. The extra dollars would be nice but mainly a good reason to leave the house and benefits.

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