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    munkeygirl
    Part time work from home needed
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    • 16th May 10, 1:09 PM
    Part time work from home needed 16th May 10 at 1:09 PM
    Does anyone know any legitimate agencies that I can contact to take on part time work that I can do from home, in the evenings and at weekends? Dont mind what it is, stuffing envelopes, typing reports, etc etc. Basically anything that will pay a little extra money each week to help me survive the recession? I have come across websites but they seem to want money up front and I am loathe to do that in case it is a scam! Any advice would be appreciated.


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    • Cleosmum
    • By Cleosmum 16th May 10, 1:56 PM
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    Have you looked on the Up Your Income board?
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    • CompletelyLost
    • By CompletelyLost 16th May 10, 2:24 PM
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    • 16th May 10, 2:24 PM
    This might help -
    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=2132075
    • tyllwyd
    • By tyllwyd 16th May 10, 4:58 PM
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    • 16th May 10, 4:58 PM
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    • 16th May 10, 4:58 PM
    First rule of thumb - if they ask for money up front assume it is a scam. If you are signing up to a party plan type thing, you will have to pay out to get stock etc to get started, but if you go down that road make sure that you are happy with what you will get for your money and any other costs involved, and don't get involved if you think you might lose interest and give up after a couple of parties, because you will end up out of pocket.
  • DarkConvict
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    • 16th May 10, 5:54 PM
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    • 16th May 10, 5:54 PM
    I agree stay away from anything with startup/sign up costs. Your funding them before helping yourself, and there is no guarantee to make a profit from doing the work if you are incurring costs.
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  • electricdove
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    • 19th May 10, 9:01 AM
    Work from Home
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    • 19th May 10, 9:01 AM
    It depends on your skills & what you want to do. If you're good at some types of office work, it may be that peopleperhour.com would be a good place to look. You bid for work & according to The Guardian, you can get a decent income from it - though I can't prove that!
    I do online surveys for various companies & make a bit of money. It seems to me that it depends on your age - hit your late 50s & you get fewer surveys! A friend is 49 though, & she buys all her Christmas presents for her family (of 15!) through doing them!!
  • flutemaster
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    • 19th May 10, 9:27 AM
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    • 19th May 10, 9:27 AM
    you could try selling Bettarware no start up costs ,downside alot of walking and only 20% commision ie for every £100 of orders you get £20.also leaflet delivery just register may have to wait though for availability again a lot of walking somewhere about £33 per 1000.the address is Link Direct Birkenhead.At least you would get fit doing the above.
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    • 19th May 10, 9:41 AM
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    just had another idea I do trials for medical research and have just earned £3000.300 tax free for 18 days but quite a lot pay approx £800 for a weeks trial.Downside is you have to stay on the premises for the duration could be tricky for families/work and the extra head you may grow might get in the way,the last bit was a joke.If interested look up Simbec Research on the web
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    • 19th May 10, 10:01 AM
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    • 19th May 10, 10:01 AM
    Sorry!! me again ,do you play an instrument? if so could try teaching it ,I got to grade 5 in a year on the flute and this was sufficient to teach beginners.Technicaly you are supposed to have a CRB check but if you are willing to go to their houses and are happy for parents to be present(recommended)this should be ok.I was told most people are lazy and greedy so exploit these faults to make money
  • competitionscafe
    Watch out for sites like this (and many similar ones) currently being widely advertised online: they are all scams!

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    • property.advert
    • By property.advert 19th May 10, 11:59 PM
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    It depends on your skills & what you want to do. If you're good at some types of office work, it may be that peopleperhour.com would be a good place to look. You bid for work & according to The Guardian, you can get a decent income from it - though I can't prove that!
    I do online surveys for various companies & make a bit of money. It seems to me that it depends on your age - hit your late 50s & you get fewer surveys! A friend is 49 though, & she buys all her Christmas presents for her family (of 15!) through doing them!!
    Originally posted by electricdove
    Obviously surveys need some thought. I am married, home owner, 3 kids of various ages, 2 car household, etc. I get loads of surveys. My missus gets loads from Ipsos and she is a 27 year old mum ! Ages 35-45 seem to work well.
    • poppasmurf_bewdley
    • By poppasmurf_bewdley 25th Mar 16, 11:29 AM
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    just had another idea I do trials for medical research and have just earned £3000.300 tax free for 18 days but quite a lot pay approx £800 for a weeks trial.Downside is you have to stay on the premises for the duration could be tricky for families/work and the extra head you may grow might get in the way,the last bit was a joke.If interested look up Simbec Research on the web
    Originally posted by flutemaster
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    • lambda
    • By lambda 25th Mar 16, 11:46 AM
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    Speaking from experience, avoid *like the plague* anything which seems too good to be true and requires you to buy a bunch of stock up front for a hefty fee. A few years ago, my OH tried to do one of these kleeneze like party things where she had to arrange parties, and then go and sell stock. It was a complete waste of time. It was impossible to get any parties booked, so after she wasted about £100 of stock and several weeks, she gave up. It is all based on 'pyramid selling' too, so you are assigned a manager who then takes a cut of your commission, and so on. Just avoid them. That's my advice to you. Sorry.

    Do you have any particular skills you can exploit to make money? Knitting/crochet? You can make items and sell them, perhaps?
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    • Puzzcat
    • By Puzzcat 25th Mar 16, 12:18 PM
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    The op posted this in 2010...
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    • lambda
    • By lambda 25th Mar 16, 12:20 PM
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    lambda
    Doh!

    Well, hopefully my advice stands for other people reading this...
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    • Callilunasa
    • By Callilunasa 9th Oct 16, 9:52 AM
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    Callilunasa
    It was helpful for me as I have been considering Kleeneze but as time goes on am not convinced.
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