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    Anybody know a good way to make extra money on the side?

    I always thought after graduating from college and getting a full-time job, money wouldn't be that big of an issue as a single, young professional. Well, that blew back in my face. Car loans, car insurance, student loans, rent, utilities, gas, cell phones....all that crap adds up. So...does anybody know of a good way to make some extra money on the side? Obviously I'm working M-F, so Saturday and Sunday are pretty much my only options.
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    Re: Anybody know a good way to make extra money on the side?

    I would say since you are on this site that it is likely you like baseball, so consider umpiring baseball games. You can make in the range of $45-$65 a game depending on the level you work. You can make a good $150 on a Saturday or Sunday doing something that for the most part is fun.
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    Re: Anybody know a good way to make extra money on the side?

    Quote Originally Posted by George Anderson View Post
    I would say since you are on this site that it is likely you like baseball, so consider umpiring baseball games. You can make in the range of $45-$65 a game depending on the level you work. You can make a good $150 on a Saturday or Sunday doing something that for the most part is fun.
    I second that only would say get into basketball. Games run on a time limit, you can do multiple in the span of one baseball game, and they go year round.

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    Perhaps. I was a soccer referee years ago (it was actually my first job). Pay was decent but I hated dealing with the parents. They were so brutal. Not sure if my opinion on that matter would have changed by now or not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oxilon View Post
    Perhaps. I was a soccer referee years ago (it was actually my first job). Pay was decent but I hated dealing with the parents. They were so brutal. Not sure if my opinion on that matter would have changed by now or not.
    There is no need to deal with the parents. In 14 years of officiating I have never once spoke with a parent during a game. Just ignore them and call the game. If fans yelling taunts at you bothers you then just give it time and after so long the taunts will not bother you. When fans taunt me now I just laugh inside at them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by George Anderson View Post
    There is no need to deal with the parents. In 14 years of officiating I have never once spoke with a parent during a game. Just ignore them and call the game. If fans yelling taunts at you bothers you then just give it time and after so long the taunts will not bother you. When fans taunt me now I just laugh inside at them.
    The line I like to use is May I have your info and I'll let you know when they are having the class so that you can get paid for this. That usually will shut them up.
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    Re: Anybody know a good way to make extra money on the side?

    Quote Originally Posted by Oxilon View Post
    Perhaps. I was a soccer referee years ago (it was actually my first job). Pay was decent but I hated dealing with the parents. They were so brutal. Not sure if my opinion on that matter would have changed by now or not.
    Try taking this umpire's lead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oxilon View Post
    Perhaps. I was a soccer referee years ago (it was actually my first job). Pay was decent but I hated dealing with the parents. They were so brutal. Not sure if my opinion on that matter would have changed by now or not.
    I would say as a whole parents are better now because many of the coaches now, played (some with me) soccer growing up and have a better grasp of the basic rules but occasionally you'll find the 1 or 2 parents who watch their kids play (and no other experience at all) that will get rather annoying.
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    Re: Anybody know a good way to make extra money on the side?

    Before I'd look for a 2nd job, I'd review my expenditures to see where I could cut. Cutting out a coffee here a soda with lunch, etc. adds up quickly. For me, I'd rather have the personal free time than more stuff and a second job. Can you alter your living arrangements to cut cost significantly? Do you have expensive hobbies, like golf, and a gym membership? Trade them in for a less expensive hobby like running and kill two birds with one stone. Disc golf is a load of fun. About $30 in initial cost and you can enjoy for a long time.

    If you still need some cash flow, consider asking a Fireman if they or anyone they knows that mows lawns/grass somewhere. They will know at least one fireman that does so. Mowing grass is a nice low-stress secondary activity if you need extra cash. Also gets you outside after being inside all week. The seasonal aspect also gives you a break from working 2 jobs.

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    Re: Anybody know a good way to make extra money on the side?

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    Re: Anybody know a good way to make extra money on the side?

    Some people that I know that have had their salary/hours cut, are doing landscaping and lawn care.
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    Re: Anybody know a good way to make extra money on the side?

    Pimpin'

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    Re: Anybody know a good way to make extra money on the side?

    I would strongly encourage you to look at where you could cut your expenditures first. In your judgement, is this income you're seeking for the purpose of "keeping up" or to get ahead? Just curious.

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    Re: Anybody know a good way to make extra money on the side?

    Quote Originally Posted by muddie View Post
    I would strongly encourage you to look at where you could cut your expenditures first. In your judgement, is this income you're seeking for the purpose of "keeping up" or to get ahead? Just curious.
    It's more to get ahead than anything. It's just between gas, rent, loans, and bills, I don't have all that much money to spend for myself. It's really frustrating, and (knock on wood), I'm always one massive car failure away from being pretty broke for a few weeks. So, yeah, it's to get ahead and to have a little money on the side in case of emergencies.
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    Re: Anybody know a good way to make extra money on the side?

    Quote Originally Posted by Oxilon View Post
    It's more to get ahead than anything. It's just between gas, rent, loans, and bills, I don't have all that much money to spend for myself. It's really frustrating, and (knock on wood), I'm always one massive car failure away from being pretty broke for a few weeks. So, yeah, it's to get ahead and to have a little money on the side in case of emergencies.
    I had a friend who looked to pick up a part time job because her expenses were growing. She applied at coffee shops and other novelty shops that she could work nights or weekends. After a month or so of search she decided it wasn't worth it.

    I understand the feeling. Its almost like you never feel like you are getting ahead. The only issue is the opportunity cost of a second job. The money sure will be nice, but the time you have to give up may be more costly. And you also have to figure that you won't be making as much as you would hope. I liked the idea of cutting cost and seeing where that will lead you to. I think if your able to do that and get things in order after a while you may not need to work a second job, or you may find out that you do need it. To be honest getting off work at 5 and having nothing to do is much better than getting off at 5 and having a second job to go to.


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