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    Summer time...need work. Do those work at home things actually work?

    Hi.

    Hmm...just wondering if it is possible to work at home and make money(has anyone done it?). I've seen so many ads. Id like to keep an open mind, but its hard to not suspect them of being scams.

    I am a full time engineering student, and I have 4 months of summer now. It would be pretty cool to be able to work at home and make somewhat decent money. Need money for books, tuition, and of course maybe some for the carpc =). Its pretty hard to find any jobs right now which do not involve pushing shopping carts, as the big companies still arent willing to hire a first year engineering student =(. Some technical/sciency companies were interested in my ability to design a carpc...but not interested enough to hire me.

    What do you guys think?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nobb View Post
    Hi.

    Hmm...just wondering if it is possible to work at home and make money(has anyone done it?). I've seen so many ads. Id like to keep an open mind, but its hard to not suspect them of being scams.

    I am a full time engineering student, and I have 4 months of summer now. It would be pretty cool to be able to work at home and make somewhat decent money. Need money for books, tuition, and of course maybe some for the carpc =). Its pretty hard to find any jobs right now which do not involve pushing shopping carts, as the big companies still arent willing to hire a first year engineering student =(. Some technical/sciency companies were interested in my ability to design a carpc...but not interested enough to hire me.

    What do you guys think?
    From what I understand, most are pyramid schemes where you pay money for supplies and the job is to advertise to people to "work at home" LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by shotgunefx View Post
    From what I understand, most are pyramid schemes where you pay money for supplies and the job is to advertise to people to "work at home" LOL
    Yep, they are all schemes.
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    I knew it was too good to be true. Some telemarketer called me today about working at home. He was pretty convincing too. Strangely, he hung up on me when I let it slip that I didnt have a credit card/paypal.

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    This is taken from another forum I go to where someone asked about side businesses for the summer time. Not quite work-at-home, but its definately legitimate. I didn't post it originally so I don't have any more info on it, but it sounds like a good idea.
    are you very handy. what i did during my college summers aside from a 9-5 was seal garage floors with epoxy. This is a new trend and service that home depot offers for around $3 usd per square foot and the average two car is around 400-500. what i did was drop off fliers in mailboxes in neighborhoods offering free quotes. I guaranteed to under estimate other companies and usually charged $1-1.50 per sq ft. = $500 profit.

    Expenses- 2 gallons of epoxy mix, 45 per gallon = $90
    Brushes and extended roller = $20
    $30 misc. expenses, gas, painters tape, brooms(reusable) gloves etc...
    $30 cost for 500 fliers printed out at staples, kinkos etc...

    Time to complete 3 days 2-3 hours per day time spent = 6-9 hours for $500, i made around $4K leisurely doing this in 3 months. Also with elderly couples it led to me doing more handy work around their house...not just handy work but major jobs that they have looked elsewhere to have done.

    You need a power washer as well.

    If you buy the epoxy kits is tells you step by step how to apply the epoxy.

    Also a it is good to do you own garage first, take pics and show customers.
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