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    Matched is risk free and legit way to make an extra inc....

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    As the title says what sort of interesting methods have you used to earn money? None of the generic "surveys, matched betting, eBay flipping, etc", what unusual methods have you used? Do they work? How much effort do you put in?

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    getting a job
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    (Original post by Acsel)
    Matched is risk free and legit way to make an extra inc....

    I'm kidding, don't report me!

    As the title says what sort of interesting methods have you used to earn money? None of the generic "surveys, matched betting, eBay flipping, etc", what unusual methods have you used? Do they work? How much effort do you put in?

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    I used to pay people to write books for me and then sell them on Amazon.
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    (Original post by Reue)
    I used to pay people to write books for me and then sell them on Amazon.
    Selling your cat to the chinese?
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    (Original post by rambapa)
    Selling your cat to the chinese?
    they'd not want her...

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    (Original post by Reue)
    they'd not want her...

    Ok, Dear Leader in North Korea will take her.
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    (Original post by animeamanda1412)
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    wooooooooooooot that would be insane
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    (Original post by PrinceOfOrange)
    wooooooooooooot that would be insane
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    (Original post by rambapa)
    Selling your cat to the chinese?
    I feel like this is the only method that has adequately answered the question, being interesting and not a generic method
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    (Original post by Acsel)
    Matched is risk free and legit way to make an extra inc....

    I'm kidding, don't report me!

    As the title says what sort of interesting methods have you used to earn money? None of the generic "surveys, matched betting, eBay flipping, etc", what unusual methods have you used? Do they work? How much effort do you put in?

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    I'd say gold dealing (before I went into the business) even at school and with friends parent I was buying silver and gold, sending it to London to be melted down unless I liked it and kept it (i was bad in those days I sent pandora jewellery to scrap even a van Cleef and Arpels bracelet)
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    busking. get a few empty heinz baked beans cans, set them up and start bongoing away. i played tin drums for about 3 hours in the morning last week, earned 100 quid. i could easily get more but not had heinz beans in a while.
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    (Original post by jamesthehustler)
    I'd say gold dealing (before I went into the business) even at school and with friends parent I was buying silver and gold, sending it to London to be melted down unless I liked it and kept it (i was bad in those days I sent pandora jewellery to scrap even a van Cleef and Arpels bracelet)
    How do you invest in gold without having a significant amount of money to start with ?
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    (Original post by hezzlington)
    How do you invest in gold without having a significant amount of money to start with ?
    it was just scrap trading so I started small buying gold stud earrings for £1 a piece and selling them for £1.30 not a lot until you have 200 odd earrings then I moved to chains and bracelets
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    (Original post by jamesthehustler)
    I'd say gold dealing (before I went into the business) even at school and with friends parent I was buying silver and gold, sending it to London to be melted down unless I liked it and kept it (i was bad in those days I sent pandora jewellery to scrap even a van Cleef and Arpels bracelet)
    Did you find it scales well? Start small with whatever you can get and build to more professional dealings? Or does it plateau after a while?
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    (Original post by Acsel)
    Did you find it scales well? Start small with whatever you can get and build to more professional dealings? Or does it plateau after a while?
    it was great in scaling
    I ended up with some great watches there was an omega speedmaster, a Patek Philippe calatrava, a Breitling emergentcy, a Franck muller master banker and a 2 tone Rolex submariner at one point just before the end of school I had in a roll which I took to a London dealer and received £20,000 for and I had paid £12,000 (£10,000 was loaned to me by my dad's boss and £2,000 was mine he got back £12,000 and i got £8,000 that i spent mostly on myself)
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    (Original post by jamesthehustler)
    it was great in scaling
    I ended up with some great watches there was an omega speedmaster, a Patek Philippe calatrava, a Breitling emergentcy, a Franck muller master banker and a 2 tone Rolex submariner at one point just before the end of school I had in a roll which I took to a London dealer and received £20,000 for and I had paid £12,000 (£10,000 was loaned to me by my dad's boss and £2,000 was mine he got back £12,000 and i got £8,000 that i spent mostly on myself)
    That's not bad. Not something I think I'd personally try myself since I have no knowledge of the market or anything but good to see something like that can work.
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    (Original post by Acsel)
    That's not bad. Not something I think I'd personally try myself since I have no knowledge of the market or anything but good to see something like that can work.
    I've bought enough silver plate and brass to say it took a while to learn but once you ready a few books and buy some kit it is easy
 
 
 
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