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Old 07-16-08, 11:26 PM
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I Love Bike Stuff-Where's the Easy Money?

I need to catch-up on my credit cards and need a few more things for my present bike set-ups, and really want a carbon frame conversion for my road bike.
How do I pick-up some fast, easy money?
Day trading?
Foreclosures?
Internet sales?
Consulting?
What do you think? Any fast, easy money left to be had out there?


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Old 07-16-08, 11:38 PM
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bad juggling gigs can nab you 150 per hour, good ones 300+ . . . . :-D but i don't do it for money myself

oh, and panning for gold. . .
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Old 07-16-08, 11:49 PM
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Originally Posted by juggleaddict View Post
bad juggling gigs can nab you 150 per hour, good ones 300+ . . . . :-D but i don't do it for money myself

oh, and panning for gold. . .
Righteous!
I knew a juggler that used to do pretty good.
I used to do street theatre. Made some pretty good cash, tax-free! Blew it on beer, though. God, those were the days!

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Sub-prime lending is out.
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Porn star?
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Old 07-17-08, 09:05 AM
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Porn star?

Good idea, and I'm totally qualified.


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the adult industry is pretty good!

You could start your own Cell phone service where you will recieve texts, and for a small fee, send them dirty photo's for their phone. Or videos if you have the means.

make the first one free and partner with other adult websites. IF they take a free one, you give their number to other sites to send "promotional offers" to their phone, you get money for each referral.

You'll be filthy rich! PUN INTENDED.
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The adult industry is actually pretty stingy when it comes to cash, and it can be hard to break into.

$100 for an hours work might sound good, but when you only get an offer like that once a week, and have to filter the spam, the timewasters, and the people who are actually looking for a streetwalker, it becomes baby change.

Working for a studio can be more reliable, but the pay is less, and, in general, studios don't pay male actors/models except in boy-boy scenes. But even then they usually just go for guys who do it for the experience/fun.
Plus record keeping standards make it tricky to be an intendant.


Performing on the street is likely to net you more money tbh.
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In all seriousness, get a part time job at your LBS as a wrench. You won't make big money, but you'll get first dibs on pull-off parts and probably a decent discount on everything else. On top of everything, you'll get to tinker on bikes all day.
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Some good ideas.
Some people know a lot about porn and other computer nasties!

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Originally Posted by Slackerprince View Post
Some good ideas.
Some people know a lot about porn and other computer nasties!

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Strangely, I found the idea for a "naughty pix message" service in the back of a "performance BMW" magazine.

I was like, WHOA, thats a good Idea! I thought about trying to figure out how to do this, as it's easy money, you don't need a large library, you don't need employees, and you can do it all from a regular computer. Just need a little computer/phone know-how.

The one truth is that the Porn industry will capitalize on new technology. One way or another. When the ".com" craze ended there were basically two entities that survived. Amazon, and the Porn sites.

But TV's, Videos, Phones, Cell phones, Eateries, Bars, Computers, Books, Magazines, all have healthy adult industries.

I'm not a huge porn dude myself, but it's a place to make money thats for sure. A friend of mine simply made a "porn trafficking" site and made some money that way. He didn't create the content, he just made sites that pointed to porn sites, and got referral money. It's crazy!
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^^^
A little tech challenged, what else ya' got?
Don't forget, I'm the Slackerprince, it's got to be easy, requiring very little effort.
How about CEO?
They can pay me millions, I can run the company into the ground, then get a huge, multi-million dollar severance package!
Now, if I can only get my foot in the door.
Guess I'll have to shave.

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Originally Posted by Slackerprince View Post
^^^
A little tech challenged, what else ya' got?
Don't forget, I'm the Slackerprince, it's got to be easy, requiring very little effort.
How about CEO?
They can pay me millions, I can run the company into the ground, then get a huge, multi-million dollar severance package!
Now, if I can only get my foot in the door.
Guess I'll have to shave.

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Well, you need to resume build! Get a job as a manager somewhere, Change a bunch of things, then leave before **** goes sour. Go to the next job interview, take credit for what went right, and don't mention what didn't go right, or skew it to sound like it did fine. Each job should carry a slight pay raise.

Rinse, repeat until you're CEO.
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Originally Posted by cg1985 View Post
Well, you need to resume build! Get a job as a manager somewhere, Change a bunch of things, then leave before **** goes sour. Go to the next job interview, take credit for what went right, and don't mention what didn't go right, or skew it to sound like it did fine. Each job should carry a slight pay raise.

Rinse, repeat until you're CEO.

Sounds awfully time-consuming.

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Old 07-17-08, 02:02 PM
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No one has suggested slinging drugs for quick cash?

I hear drug dealers have the inside information on hot bike goods.
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Ponzi scheme!

So this is what you do. First you register a business name like, "SP Futures Inc." Then produce a fake portfolio based off "investments" you've made. Say you'll pay at minimum a 5% return on all investments made, matures after 90 days

Get 1 investment from who we'll call "Investor A" Then get a second investor called who We'll call "investor B" somewhere in the middle of said 90 days. Use The money given to you by Investor B to give the Money back to Investor A, plus 5%.

Then get investor C to invest and use Investor C's money to pay back Investor B, Hopefully as these investors get their return back, and see that your business is making them money, they will reinvest MORE money with you. You keep paying them back, they keep investing with larger and larger amounts and you start getting investments from more and more people.

Eventually you'll have Many investors investing lots of money. You then Take all the money and run. Never to be seen or heard from again. Except on Bikeforums.net.
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You can sell pictures if you have decent digital camera. I bought brand new Trek 7.3FX and an old tandem Burley for the money I made of by selling my pictures.
Check it out:
http://submit.shutterstock.com/?ref=58408
http://www.dreamstime.com/res94588
http://www.fotolia.com/partner/4498
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You can sell pictures if you have decent digital camera. I bought brand new Trek 7.3FX and an old tandem Burley for the money I made of by selling my pictures.
Check it out:
http://submit.shutterstock.com/?ref=58408
http://www.dreamstime.com/res94588
http://www.fotolia.com/partner/4498


Huh, I just got a new digital camera, too.
Thanks.


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