Our Jobs

dlynn By dlynn, 27th Sep 2014 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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How we have created multiple strands of income. Or Howe we have made a string of part time jobs into a full time income.

How we survive financially

We have many jobs. Not one full time job. But a number of part time jobs. We also have a small business and help with our children's business. I also do small tasks on line.

Our monthly jobs

We deliver magazine for a specialty publication. We also sell advertising (not a big mover right now) and handle issues and changes for our few advertisers. This is a one or two day a month job. We deliver magazines, talk to places we leave them. We deliver invoices and handle any issues. We also stop at 5 new places each month trying to sell more ads. We get paid once a month. Usually my husband does the leg work and I handle all phone calls, emails and all the paperwork and invoicing. I keep a log of placed we have stopped and anyone we should check back with. He talks to people face to face, he is much better at that than I am. We are a team.

We also are on site management for the RV park we live outside of. We rent a house. We get reduced rent for this job. We handle tenant issues, we hand out rental applications, we place newcomers in lots, read meters and get them settled. The hubs assists the owner as needed. I also keep the laundry room clean and collect the mail from a main mailbox and put it in tenants mail slots. This gets us a small monthly check, which we apply to our rent.

Our weekly jobs

We clean two medical offices. We got this job through a cleaning service. One is minutes from our home, the other 15-30 minute drive. We work 3 days a week, Monday, Wednesday and one weekend day for about 15 to 30 minutes each place. With travel time we do not put in 10 hours a week on this and we are paid well for this. We have first option if they pick up any more contracts. We get a nice check every 2 weeks like clockwork.

We distribute the Sunday newspaper. Yes, we are the couple on a busy corner in safety vests with a sign selling newspapers to you as you drive by. The income varies. But it is one day a week from 6:30 am til 2 pm or whenever you run out of newspapers.

The hubs works for our son in law with his lawn care service. He is guaranteed a weekly income by doing their constant contracts. This usually takes them a few hours one or two days a week at the present.

Our sometimes jobs

We clean vacant rentals for our land lord and for the corporation he works for. Some times there are many to clean. Then for months there may be none. Some are quick spiff and they are ready to rent. Some it is hauling off trash, cleaning carpets, even painting. So I can make very little or a lot. This is not reliable income but makes a nice bonus when it happens.

Bigger or one time jobs with the son in law. He has gotten some contract work that has lasted a day or more where it is a one time job. Usually just the hubs works. occasionally I get snagged to help as well. I also do all their legal work, paperwork and such.

We also have products we sell at street fests, bike shows and the occasional flea market. This income is much more in winter (tourist season here in Florida) and we usually close it in the summer. Though we do an occasional event if we come across one.

I also have hand-crafted jewelry on consignment in a few specialty shops. This some months does crazy well, then there are dry periods. It is not regular income but it is a reliable source of occasional income. I also get custom orders from these shops. I pay 30% commission in these stores. I have been fortunate to find some amazing small shop owners who I have a great rapport with. If you do this be certain everything is in writing and signed by both parties. protecting yourself and them.

My internet jobs

I do several online sites that can generate a little income. See my other post about the one site I do. I also do a writing site called bubblews. It is more of a social network where you get paid a penny each time someone views your post, likes it, comments on it. It is a lot of fun and there are some fun people there. if you join it come find me, &dlynn. They are a bit slow to pay, but they do eventually pay out as long as you follow the rules. Read the TOS. I also do mechanical turk or mturk. It is an amazon site where you do small tasks. This can be a web search, tagging pictures, looking up contact information, test driving a web site....there are many tasks. They pay as little as 1 cent but can pay much more. This money pays out at a minimum of $2 to an amazon account which you can link to a checking account. They pay quite quickly and you have your money in your account very quickly.

I sell a but of my hand crafted jewelry or extra supplies on eBay or Etsay.


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I was published many moons ago, But gave up writing to raise a family. Now the nest is emptied and I am back. I will write about pets, gardening, nature, hobbies and family and grief.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
28th Sep 2014 (#)

Amazing time management skills, inspiring indeed. Where there is a will, there is a way - siva

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author avatar dlynn
29th Sep 2014 (#)

Thank you.

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author avatar Utah Jay
28th Sep 2014 (#)

Thank you for insight.

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author avatar dlynn
29th Sep 2014 (#)

thank you I hope you enjoyed it

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