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Exclamation Worst Case Scenario Tips: 30 days to scrounge up $1000. What do you do?
Let’s suppose you have no job, can’t borrow a cent, have no meaningful professional connections, no obvious marketable skills, and you gotta get $1000 in 30 days, or else (rent’s due, bookie’s coming with a baseball bat, pick your own poison).

The chips are way, way down. What’s your go-to hustle?

I ask for a “friend” of course.
11-07-2014 05:45 PM
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RE: Worst Case Scenario Tips: 30 days to scrounge up $1000. What do you do?
Get offline and find a job.

That's like asking, "what if I don't have a girlfriend but I want to have sex? What do I do?" The answer: go outside a find a girl who will have sex with you.
11-07-2014 06:00 PM
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RE: Worst Case Scenario Tips: 30 days to scrounge up $1000. What do you do?
Donate blood, sperm, any bodily fluids anyone will accept. Sign up for 20/20 research, they pay decent for surveys and focus group participation. Sign up for a temp job that pays cash, they're rare. Put up flyers offering gutter cleaning services, raking leaves, any kind of landscaping you are physically able.

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RE: Worst Case Scenario Tips: 30 days to scrounge up $1000. What do you do?
Sell your shit, I mean stuff.

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RE: Worst Case Scenario Tips: 30 days to scrounge up $1000. What do you do?
Guess it's a dick move to ask without giving my own answer:

When I needed quick cash, I registered an eLance account and signed up to bid on gigs (less than $15 to start bidding).

If you got nothing else going for you, skill-wise, at least you can type (as distinct from "write") articles for content marketers. Apply to the jobs that offer regular work: "$3 for 500 words, as many articles as you can manage in a day."

No fun, but if you keep at it all day, you can pretty easily clear $150 or more. Even at painfully low rates ($3 for 500 words, as above, is very realistic) you can net $15+ an hour, which is ~ twice minimum wage. A lot of cheapo gigs will offer a 20-40% raise after a week or two, once you've proven you're at least semi-literate.

This is especially useful for those who need cash now, since most guys on eLance pay weekly, if not daily.
11-07-2014 06:05 PM
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RE: Worst Case Scenario Tips: 30 days to scrounge up $1000. What do you do?
(11-07-2014 06:00 PM)monster Wrote:  Get offline and find a job.

That's like asking, "what if I don't have a girlfriend but I want to have sex? What do I do?" The answer: go outside a find a girl who will have sex with you.

Appreciate the reply, but I doubt this gets you $1000 in 30 days. If you start applying today and figure two weeks lag time to start a job, and then assume minimum wage (~$8) and 40 hours per week, you're at about $640 after a month.

Also - to be really clear - I'm not actually hard up for cash right this moment. I just suspect guys on here have info on some quick hustles, and curious to hear about them (at least from those willing to share).
11-07-2014 06:23 PM
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I am sure some quick hustles are probably not on the up and up and probably best not shared.

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RE: Worst Case Scenario Tips: 30 days to scrounge up $1000. What do you do?
Where are you located? Canvassing jobs are great option for quick cash, most pay every week too.

The jobs can be soul-sucking, but you usually make $10+ an hour. A lot offer bonuses too. So you could potentially earn $400-$600+ a week, or $1,600 to $2,400+ a month.

Personally I've met cats pulling in $50,000+ a year from this, but shitty way to live. In the meantime you could work on side hustles. Earning online or selling shit on Craigslist.

If you need more specific help pm me. Good luck.
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RE: Worst Case Scenario Tips: 30 days to scrounge up $1000. What do you do?
Depending on what state you live in, you could pawn your car title.
1,000$ is the average but you can get one lower or higher and it doesnt atterr what kind of car you drive. As long as it runs.

I wouldn't suggest doing this though unless you knew you could pay it back, or even just the monthly interest really.

You can also take surveys for cash. If there is a business in your area then contact them and ask if they need your opinion on anything. Companies pay BIG to get opinions from people that use their products. Albeit, the actualhh consumer doesn't get much but they do pay out SOMETHINGfr compensation.
I've done surveys for 2$ up to 200$ but their are stipulations I.e. must use product, not taken survey in x amount of time etc.

You can take this online and bypass a lot o those stipulations plus your open to more company's. The downside is that the compensation is less like 15¢ to 3$ less. Some will still pay big though like having a medical condition and taking a certain drug for it.

If you play guitar then you can collect tips on the street corner.
If you don't mind selling your body then you can sign up for medical experiments. Those pay well but .... well just read before you sign anything.

Anything short of a loan is going to require a considerable amount of work. Time that could be better spent finding a job or getting laid but hey, if you need it you need it and you fort do what you gotta do.

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Edit: sorry for the typos. Sucks being on mobile and wanting to comment.
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RE: Worst Case Scenario Tips: 30 days to scrounge up $1000. What do you do?
Depending on what state you live in, you could pawn your car title.
1,000$ is the average but you can get one lower or higher and it doesnt atterr what kind of car you drive. As long as it runs.

I wouldn't suggest doing this though unless you knew you could pay it back, or even just the monthly interest really.

You can also take surveys for cash. If there is a business in your area then contact them and ask if they need your opinion on anything. Companies pay BIG to get opinions from people that use their products. Albeit, the actualhh consumer doesn't get much but they do pay out SOMETHINGfr compensation.
I've done surveys for 2$ up to 200$ but their are stipulations I.e. must use product, not taken survey in x amount of time etc.

You can take this online and bypass a lot o those stipulations plus your open to more company's. The downside is that the compensation is less like 15¢ to 3$ less. Some will still pay big though like having a medical condition and taking a certain drug for it.

If you play guitar then you can collect tips on the street corner.
If you don't mind selling your body then you can sign up for medical experiments. Those pay well but .... well just read before you sign anything.

Anything short of a loan is going to require a considerable amount of work. Time that could be better spent finding a job or getting laid but hey, if you need it you need it and you fort do what you gotta do.

Cheers
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RE: Worst Case Scenario Tips: 30 days to scrounge up $1000. What do you do?
Work manual labor construction. At 10 an hour for 8-9 hours that's 80-90 a day straight cash. Work weekends and you're pulling 500-800 a week depending on the trade.

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On craigslist you can find jobs helping out at peoples houses for a couple days, they will pay you cash at the end of each day.
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RE: Worst Case Scenario Tips: 30 days to scrounge up $1000. What do you do?
(11-07-2014 06:05 PM)Jackr Wrote:  Guess it's a dick move to ask without giving my own answer:

When I needed quick cash, I registered an eLance account and signed up to bid on gigs (less than $15 to start bidding).

If you got nothing else going for you, skill-wise, at least you can type (as distinct from "write") articles for content marketers. Apply to the jobs that offer regular work: "$3 for 500 words, as many articles as you can manage in a day."

No fun, but if you keep at it all day, you can pretty easily clear $150 or more. Even at painfully low rates ($3 for 500 words, as above, is very realistic) you can net $15+ an hour, which is ~ twice minimum wage. A lot of cheapo gigs will offer a 20-40% raise after a week or two, once you've proven you're at least semi-literate.

This is especially useful for those who need cash now, since most guys on eLance pay weekly, if not daily.

I was going to say Elance as well - but not at $3 for 500 words. There's no reason you can't come out of the gate $3 per 100 words at the bare minimum, and 30 days is plenty enough time to rack up $1000 there. I've done it myself many times - I've seen other guys do it.

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RE: Worst Case Scenario Tips: 30 days to scrounge up $1000. What do you do?
Get a loan for 1000$ and put in on black.
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only 30 days....I'm against some of the 'go find a job' options as they may not be doing a first paycheck for 2 weeks, which will be cutting it way to close if you don't find a job for 7 days. I like...

1. Put all of your shit on ebay and craigslist
2. Cash paying construction or day labor
3. Get online and get a date with the oldest, ugliest divorcee you can find and hit her up for the money in 10 days (Kevin Federline game)
4. If it is legal, as in Canada, you may have to suck a couple of dicks...hey you can take a shot in the mouth from a dick or a baseball bat. Your choice.

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(11-08-2014 08:58 AM)Dr. Howard Wrote:  only 30 days....I'm against some of the 'go find a job' options as they may not be doing a first paycheck for 2 weeks, which will be cutting it way to close if you don't find a job for 7 days. I like...

1. Put all of your shit on ebay and craigslist
2. Cash paying construction or day labor
3. Get online and get a date with the oldest, ugliest divorcee you can find and hit her up for the money in 10 days (Kevin Federline game)
4. If it is legal, as in Canada, you may have to suck a couple of dicks...hey you can take a shot in the mouth from a dick or a baseball bat. Your choice.

I'd take the baseball bat.

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(11-08-2014 08:58 AM)Dr. Howard Wrote:  4. If it is legal, as in Canada, you may have to suck a couple of dicks...hey you can take a shot in the mouth from a dick or a baseball bat. Your choice.



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I'd buy a lottery probably.
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If you are throwing ethics out the window then probably steal a few peoples dogs for ransom.
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Advertise you're providing gay escort services Troll

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RE: Worst Case Scenario Tips: 30 days to scrounge up $1000. What do you do?
I have (and have done) a few gigs that could (conceivably) get you that amount without any starting cash or skills:
1) Go on as many freelance sites as you can and sell the steady but unglamorous content work-review writing, proofreading, copywriting/ghostwriting, and anything else you can do that someone would pay for.
2) Get on Ebay, sell your books, CDs, spare clothing, jewellery,
3) Go to agencies offering casual work- labouring, waitering, any day-work, and to Craigslist for any odd jobs.
4) Go out early in the morning (like, 5.00am) and pick up cans until you have a garbage bag full of them. Take them to a scrap metal place at the end of a week and see what you get.
5)Go to a local college or university campus and put up flyers offering to edit essays and dissertations/punch up CVs and covering letters for those who are graduating/ghostwrite essays
^all of these I have done.

Moving on, got a car?
6) Courier
7) Cabbie/Uber
8) Deliver pizza
People always advertise for these. Valid license and vehicle, and you can do them all.

Possible, but no guarantee you'd be paid enough or on time:
9) Clinical trial volunteer, assuming you're reasonably healthy and not taking any prescription medication.

10) A few things in the hustling thread

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RE: Worst Case Scenario Tips: 30 days to scrounge up $1000. What do you do?
Hustle on Craigslist. Find someone selling video games, ipods, whatever, buy it and resell it at a slightly higher price.

Vice had a piece about some dude whoring himself the other day. I wouldn't recommend it.

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