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If thats what your mind is screaming, then I may be able to help you.
I have been past broke, I have been homeless, I have filed bankrupcy. I have been many places you may be now, (financially)
Money is all around us people, just gotta know where to look.
You have assets you dont even think about, in this world of computer everything, Nothing is worthless.
Lets be honest, if there was a company out there that sold/shipped dog poop, it would make a fortune.
I would buy one a week to have sent to my mother in law just for fun.( thats 1 idea)
I dont care who you are you have skills that are worth money. PERIOD
I own my own construction company now, I started a plant nursery, I own rentals.
I will help you right here, to find the missing link to your financial problems.
Someone helped me, I will help you. FOR FREE.
You may not like what you hear at first. But nothing is that hard to swallow if you chew it long enough.
I need to know what you do spicifically, for a living.(dont need to say what company or anything Identity telling)
I need to know your hobbies.
I need to know what you do most days after work, and days off.
First up will be member named ..................................................(you can be a member in a few minutes Just join.
 

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I'm an aircraft mechanic with hobbies involving working out, prepping, woodworking, some gardening (veggies) and sports. My average day consists of working 9-10 hours, coming home to workout, surf the web make my dinner and the next days meals. Watch tv then bed. On the weekends im pretty lazy but occasionally ill do some woodworking, nothing special I have no training other then highschool workshop but I still manage to build whatever on my mind.
 

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Thats the greatest thing about woodworking. You dont need special school training.
So tell me what tools do you have in your woodshop.
Planer, router table, chop saw, table saw, clamps, air compressor, brad nailer, air stapler, etc.

I started many companies that failed, or was outgrown, But I never stopped moving forwards.
I started out from my hobby workshop, I made bird houses and feeders/ bat houses/shadow boxes. and really I made good side money.
ah yes you need material. the space between the ribs on a pallet is average of 16 inches, they are everywhere and people will even pay you to get rid of them.
I worked a full time job, and every evening I would stop a few places and pick up old pallets. I would bring these home and stack them in my back yard. I could get 2 stacks of 20 on my pickup. I found a place that would buy the 40x48s for 2.00 each, broken or not, and sold thousands this way. I ran a skillsaw down each side of the ribs of the others, and used the wood for my projects, or sold the nappy ones as firewood kinling. burnt the 2x4 ribs in a firepit every couple of nights, just for fun. If you build a fire friends will come, lol. It got to the point that I was selling a load a day for $80 dollars. (but my back was killing me) That was after working 8 or 10 hrs at regular job. I borrowed a trailer, and started stacking pallets on it (closer to ground and much better) 6 stacks of 20, but I was getting smarter, I found a shipping company that took the 40x48s for 5 dollars each (but they had to be good) so a sawzaw to cut the nails off, and those ribs I was burning became repair material.
The same loads I was getting $80 for went to $200 But now I used a trailer 6 stacks every 4 days or so, $600 a trip. It was great for awhile, almost a year. lol, then the pallet company I was selling to found out where I was selling and threatened them with not selling them the rest they needed. I could not provide them with all of thier needs, I was out. oh well good while it lasted. so I have hundreds of pallets in my yard, I was not detered, I started hitting the smaller places in town and asking thier pallet needs, ended up making hundreds of custom pallets for a company. Pallets were killing my back, but I made a good roll on the deal, I wanted just to go back to birdhouses in the evening lol.

I had always been a good employee, going where I was told, and doing whatever was needed when I got there. I knew nothing about scheduling, estimating, insurance, workers comp. Thats what scared me, so I started learning that side of it. I started doing construction jobs in the evenings and weekends, after a year or so, I figured I was making more in my spare time than the other 40 hrs a week. So I quit my job, and started hiring people to help me catch up. We still havent caught up, 3 years later, we stay booked out 2 months.

The best money you can make is the kind that you enjoy. Your woodworking is a gold mine, you just havent thought of it yet. What do you like to build? Where can you sell it, wholesale.

Gardening...............My wife made over $1,500 in the last 3 weeks from selling heirloom tomato seeds on ebay. Some lots have 30 seeds in them for 1 to 2 dollars, some hard to find ones like white beefsteak, or ukrain hearts can go 10 for 2 dollars but here is the best part, she charges 1.65 for shipping/handling ( 9 cent mini zip 45 cent stamp and a envelope, she makes a 3 dollars profit per deal on squeezing a tomato out into a screen, washing the seeds, letting them dry, and counting to 10/ or 30. makes a white beefstake tomato worth about 30 bucks.
 

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The real money is in real estate when you can get yourself up to it. Yes the market is down, Thats the best part. Forclosures are up, taxes dont get pad etc. and that sucks for people in a bind, but for the ones that are able its a boom. I didnt put people in their situation, but I can help myself for them being there, if its not me its someone else. I had some moral delima, from this for awhile, but I realized I have nothing to do with thier losses they have already lost it. Buy while the price is down.

There is property and homes sold almost every day at the courthouse. Here it works like this property goes on auction, a bid is put in 10% of bid has to be paid, someone else has 10 days to raise the bid or its thiers. this goes on untill 10 days have passed, and winning bid gets it. All others get thier money back. 9 months ago I got a 7 acre tract, with a old mobile home on it. When I went out to look at it I noticed 2 lines comming off of the well, I also noticed a second power pole in the field. I went to enviromental dept. and had them look up the property. Yes it had been approved and inspected with 2 septic tanks, 2 residences. so I ran up the bid a few times. I got it for 18G. ran to bank got 25G on a 90 day note. Credit still was not that good, needed brother to cosign. Anyways I go out and clean up the property, repair the mobile home, and build handicap ramps, out the front and back. fence in the yard so it is about 1 acre, 210x210 adding gravel down the driveway, and fix up the small barn down by the pond. Got another mobile home ( free from dealer, it was a trade in, only cost me the mover) level, underpin, plumb it, power. Remodel inside of that one, clean siding outside and it was ok.fence that yard. Handicap ramps front and back. Call surveyor and have it devided into 3 with the 2 homes on a 30' wide easment to them.
Fence rest of property with "field having its own gate from roadway. So I now have banks 25G and 14G of my own in it. plus alot of sweat.
2- 1 acre lots with homes, 1 5 acre "field with a pond and a small barn.
I call the bank for a reapriasal, each lot was almost 35G and field was 20, total 90,000 I got a loan for 60,000 on it. paid off the 25 note. The 30,000 left over, bought another property/ home.
I got 2 old couples in the homes, SSI, pension incomes, (thats why the ramps and remodel for door sizes) no partys, old people pay thier bills.
550 month each, ( we mow thier grass) I rented the "field" to some people for 2 horses, for 300 a month. (only problem is they want the old people to stop giving them apples and bread, LOL)

1,400 a month return on the now 3 properties, bank payment is about 1/2 of that ++++++++
550 a month on the other property I got with the rest of the loan on those.
the loan on it paid off my personal property.
Did you know banks get pissed off when you make double payments every month, They hate a check with the words "for principal" on it.
All of a sudden the bank says my credit is good there, if I want to buy something else.

So I did it again, not that good a deal, but property with a real house on it. I make 300 a month over payment/taxes, so I am still paying double on the mobile home propertys, I want to keep more of the money every month, but I hate paying intrest. As soon as they are paid off, I will double down on the others.
Someone else is paying for my retirement every month. I love America.
9 months ago I lived on a place that was owner financed, now it is paid for clear, no matter what happens its mine.
total of 5 rental properties, with 3 payments, the tri will now be paid off in less than 5 years, then the others in about 2.5 each after that if I fold the money in.
I will be 50 yrs old about 3,000 a month and no payments, thats a plan. Thats prepping.
 

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Thank you for sharing your inspiring stories and how you have overcome difficulties. Nothing beats getting paid to do what you love to do. Keep up the great work!
 

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If thats what your mind is screaming, then I may be able to help you.
I have been past broke, I have been homeless, I have filed bankrupcy. I have been many places you may be now, (financially)
Money is all around us people, just gotta know where to look.
You have assets you dont even think about, in this world of computer everything, Nothing is worthless.
Lets be honest, if there was a company out there that sold/shipped dog poop, it would make a fortune.
I would buy one a week to have sent to my mother in law just for fun.( thats 1 idea)
I dont care who you are you have skills that are worth money. PERIOD
I own my own construction company now, I started a plant nursery, I own rentals.
I will help you right here, to find the missing link to your financial problems.
Someone helped me, I will help you. FOR FREE.
You may not like what you hear at first. But nothing is that hard to swallow if you chew it long enough.
I need to know what you do spicifically, for a living.(dont need to say what company or anything Identity telling)
I need to know your hobbies.
I need to know what you do most days after work, and days off.
First up will be member named ..................................................(you can be a member in a few minutes Just join.
Bravo !
 

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I'm an aircraft mechanic with hobbies involving working out, prepping, woodworking, some gardening (veggies) and sports. My average day consists of working 9-10 hours, coming home to workout, surf the web make my dinner and the next days meals. Watch tv then bed. On the weekends im pretty lazy but occasionally ill do some woodworking, nothing special I have no training other then highschool workshop but I still manage to build whatever on my mind.
I for one have absolutely no woodworking abilities! I did do pretty well in 8th grade wood shop, some 30 years ago! Holy crap it has been that long!!!
I am sure I could pick it up is I had the time, tools, and a good tutor
 

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I for one have absolutely no woodworking abilities! I did do pretty well in 8th grade wood shop, some 30 years ago! Holy crap it has been that long!!!
I am sure I could pick it up is I had the time, tools, and a good tutor
People have skills in many things, all of them valuable. and all of them in demand. Money can be made from trimming peoples bushes, more money can be made from taking these clippings and rooting them. someone can root 1,000 plants in a space of a 4'x 4' table, in the back yard or rooftop. for and sell them straight from there for 1-2 dollars each. every month or so. I start hundreds of plants a month in mason jars and water.
I buy hundreds a month from other people who have started them.

Detailing cars, oil changes, survival skill classes (thats a good one right there for someone that always knows what thier day off is so can schedule).
Take a look at your life, and there is money in it. What you do at work is a good indicator of your direction, but it doesnt have to be. A airplane mechanic could make awesome side money restoring a old plane for private owners. He may enjoy working his hobbie better.

I started my companies with pull tabs, yes those fliers you put on the bullitin boards in the grocery stores, with 30 phone #s on it cut out. I paid the small mom and pop places to let me leave buisness cards on the counter, and hang a pull tab. I had several made up, 1 for yard work, 1 for woodwork, 1 for floor coverings, 1 for painting, I cycled them out every couple of days. It works, it works slow, but it works.
went years without a website, I have had my website for a year or so now, The best advertising tool there is right there, but you have to get people to it, from pull tabs , buisness cards, facebook. The only thing I hate about my website is when I get a email from it/from someone, that says I got a great site, they are right behind me driving down the road. LOL (all my info on my tailgate, and sides of my trucks) Yeah people driving down the road checkin out my site and contacting me. ( I recon if I hit the brakes too fast I can expect whiplash when they hit me, But hey thats what I wanted or I would not have put it there huh, contacts ,not whiplash)
 

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Well I just started (or about to start) my own preppers website. No frickin clue what im doing. But I AM done doing what I was doing! I WIN either way! If Im wrong I will have a massive stockpile. If Im right Ive found a way to take care of my family AND be prepared!!
 

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I've always wanted to start my own work but I live in California and its so hard to start something out here
 

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yes thats true, from my research on CA laws, It would be tough to meet requirements fro any trade work most have a min of 4 year journeymen in trade. But.........................................
California Business And Professions Code BPC Section 7048 states
you can work without a liscence for all work that is labor and materials less than $500.00 sounds to me that while limiting, is a open door for a handyman. How would you like to make 300.00- $800 a day? How long would it take for you to meet the requirements for the next step, if you did. hell would you want to go through all the headache of having employees if you could keep yourself busy on your own. A person and a truck are needed.
Service charges, of even 35 or 40 dollars with a 2 hr min. on labor, thats $100-$150 per stop min. If you are alone. I have many stops a week that take 20 minutes, and they still get a full bill, they pay it, and call me back over and over. Never thinking to make a list and call me for many things at once. They see something that bothers them, they instantly call. Why do they keep doing it. Because I instantly have someone on the way, thats why. Everyone else dont return phone calls, while my company is on duty 24 hrs a day. Will I get out of bed and go kill a freakin bat in a house at 3 am, hell yeah for 120 bucks lol ( thats happened).

Dont like paying taxes- lower your liability legally. You can actually loose money in a small buisness for the first year or two- they expect you too, as you put more money in for tools/supplies. or any of the things below. That people buy anyways, but didnt know is a write off to small buisnesses.
Can you write off your cell phone bill? Your clothes/ shoes a buisness expense? car insurance a write off? the 4 wheeler, boat expence? Do you depriciate your vehicle? internet bill? parking bills? dog food? Small buisness owner can write them all off on taxes. Write off 40-50 cents a mile on your travels. That takes some sting out for anyone wanting to cry about gas prices. if your car gets 20 miles per gallon, you can write off about $10 a gallon on your taxes. And the best part you didnt know, most small buisness, most states can be legit for less than $100. You write this cost off too. The cost of a good pair of shoes, most could be a small buisness owner. You can be a photography location guide, start a photo club, and charge people to tell them cool places to go and take pictures of things. Sounds retarted dont it, but you can.,and get all the perks. seriously.
Do you write off your hobbies? you can, if you do them right.
Any costs for this site, plus the camping trip to wherever Clydesdale went last weekend are both a direct and valid writeoff if he simply has a small buisness license. There is a opritunity to make money here, therefore he can loose money on all expences above for 2 years before he makes any money, (because it will be taxable when he does.)
http://www.brighthub.com/office/home/articles/74050.aspx


Do I have you thinking yet?
 

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yes thats true, from my research on CA laws, It would be tough to meet requirements fro any trade work most have a min of 4 year journeymen in trade. But.........................................
California Business And Professions Code BPC Section 7048 states
you can work without a liscence for all work that is labor and materials less than $500.00 sounds to me that while limiting, is a open door for a handyman. How would you like to make 300.00- $800 a day? How long would it take for you to meet the requirements for the next step, if you did. hell would you want to go through all the headache of having employees if you could keep yourself busy on your own. A person and a truck are needed.
Service charges, of even 35 or 40 dollars with a 2 hr min. on labor, thats $100-$150 per stop min. If you are alone. I have many stops a week that take 20 minutes, and they still get a full bill, they pay it, and call me back over and over. Never thinking to make a list and call me for many things at once. They see something that bothers them, they instantly call. Why do they keep doing it. Because I instantly have someone on the way, thats why. Everyone else dont return phone calls, while my company is on duty 24 hrs a day. Will I get out of bed and go kill a freakin bat in a house at 3 am, hell yeah for 120 bucks lol ( thats happened).

Dont like paying taxes- lower your liability legally. You can actually loose money in a small buisness for the first year or two- they expect you too, as you put more money in for tools/supplies. or any of the things below. That people buy anyways, but didnt know is a write off to small buisnesses.
Can you write off your cell phone bill? Your clothes/ shoes a buisness expense? car insurance a write off? the 4 wheeler, boat expence? Do you depriciate your vehicle? internet bill? parking bills? dog food? Small buisness owner can write them all off on taxes. Write off 40-50 cents a mile on your travels. That takes some sting out for anyone wanting to cry about gas prices. if your car gets 20 miles per gallon, you can write off about $10 a gallon on your taxes. And the best part you didnt know, most small buisness, most states can be legit for less than $100. You write this cost off too. The cost of a good pair of shoes, most could be a small buisness owner. You can be a photography location guide, start a photo club, and charge people to tell them cool places to go and take pictures of things. Sounds retarted dont it, but you can.,and get all the perks. seriously.
Do you write off your hobbies? you can, if you do them right.
Any costs for this site, plus the camping trip to wherever Clydesdale went last weekend are both a direct and valid writeoff if he simply has a small buisness license. There is a opritunity to make money here, therefore he can loose money on all expences above for 2 years before he makes any money, (because it will be taxable when he does.)
http://www.brighthub.com/office/home/articles/74050.aspx


Do I have you thinking yet?
I yes you do I've been a automatic door repair man for 6 years an its easy work but they want millions of dollars in insurance if your going to touch there doors for most big company's but I've fixed a few garage doors and installed dead blots on friends houses but never paid I also went to school to fix cars but I don't want mess some ones car up and end up paying for it cuz in ca they will sue u if you look at some one funny I also can do security systems and all around handyman work I just never thought doing it for my self I do what ever my boss tells me I'm afraid of going on my own I think I might start some side work
 

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LOL Fordrocks, call your insurance company in the morning, tell them.
Hello, I would like a quote on 2 million dollars in liability insurance, I would also like a individual quote on being bonded for 2 million, Call me at # or send it to my email @. I think youll be laughing when you get the numbers, not as much as you think.
let us all know what they say.
If you have been in a lead position, like your own truck, not being a helper you would probably meet requirements for specialty liscense, in CA.
if you wanted to stay in doors. Did you sign a non-copetition contract when hired?
Sidework, Stay within the law. learn the law, and dont cross bounds.
 

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LOL Fordrocks, call your insurance company in the morning, tell them.
Hello, I would like a quote on 2 million dollars in liability insurance, I would also like a individual quote on being bonded for 2 million, Call me at # or send it to my email @. I think youll be laughing when you get the numbers, not as much as you think.
let us all know what they say.
If you have been in a lead position, like your own truck, not being a helper you would probably meet requirements for specialty liscense, in CA.
if you wanted to stay in doors. Did you sign a non-copetition contract when hired?
Sidework, Stay within the law. learn the law, and dont cross bounds.
I've been the lead tech for the company for the last 3 years and a took home the company truck with 3 credit cards 1for gas and the others what ever I might need to buy up to 10g with out asking my boss any thing over I need approval for I have my own truck and I did sign a contract but then my company went bankrupt due to one boss of the three stole the money and just left with out paying the bills of over a year and customers not paying there money that they owed us so I lost my job I was a service tech on my own for the last six years I went to school on the weekend to learn the trade and most guys woking in this industry don't know half of what I know when it comes to auto doors I can make my own programs and even rebuild the controllers from scratch so I know my way around doors pretty good I'm just afraid of going on my own even tho I'm I'm jobless right now.
 

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Sounds to me like you may have that requirement. but you also know how some clients dont pay.
If your jobless right now, what choice do you have, find a job, or find your own work.
You cant just sit there and wait, the world moves forwards.You are not sitting still in it, your sliding backwards.
Most jobs in the door industry would put you over legal limit. Repairs only may keep you in bounds.
People who do specialty work can make it though its harder than someone more versitile, with the added 500 dollar restriction in CA. it is still not imposible to make a run on it.
If you are jobless right now, act right now.
You Are your own boss right now. Your just not working.
No job means you have time to invest, spend some of it in the offices, LOL
check out your countys small buisness commision, have some meetings, find out what you can and cant do.
Get off your azz, greener pastures are straight ahead.
I can help you to some extent here, in whatever persuits you have. everything except putting on your shoes and beating the streets.
It wont come to you, but its yours. GO TAKE IT.
 

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