Plain and simple. There’s a camera I want and have decided “it will be mine. Oh yes, it will be mine.” The problem? It costs $800. Eight hundred dollars that I don’t necessarily have to spend on a camera. Yes, technically the money is in my savings account but what if I lose my job tomorrow? What if my car breaks down again? What if…. well, you get the point. So I’ve been brainstorming on some money making ideas that are sure to get me my camera.
1. Selling my books
This is actually pretty hard for me. I have a reverence for books and can’t dispose of them lightly. However, I went through bins and shelves lastnight and came up with a nice stack I’m willing to part with. The problem is that I don’t think it will generate much dough. Mostly because I’m only willing to sell old text books and old kids books like my Sweet Valley Twin series. Yes, I’m going to pawn off the Sweet Valley Twin girls and hope they’re worth something.
2. Selling Clothes
Granted I don’t have much in the way of clothing and most everything there is has holes. Pammy Girl did remind me that I was given a pair of Armani shoes a few years ago that I’ve never worn that could bring in some cash. And I do have two pairs of Diesel jeans that I’ve been storing in the hopes of losing those extra 10 lbs. At this point the weight’s not going anywhere so maybe it’s time for the jeans to head out the door.
3. Working Overtime
Right now work is so slow I’m having a hard time finding something to do for the 8 hours I’m supposed to be here. But how hard would it be to tack on a little extra time here and there. I’ve been coming into work 15-20 min earlier and staying about that much time after. An extra 1/2 hour a day could go a long way.
Yes I realize this is really a job for 14 year olds. But the advantage I have over those teens is that I’M NOT 14!! Honestly, wouldn’t a parent rather leave their kids with a competent and capable 28 year old rather than an inexperienced 14 year old? I’m even willing to do a couple of overnighters. Maybe even a full weekend of babysitting. What 14 year old would do that? Better yet, what 14 year old would you want to do that?
5. Putting Ads on My Car
No work involved but money in hand. This doesn’t sound too bad. Hmm, scratch that, this is where I draw the line. I’m not desecrating my car, even I have limits afterall.
6. Donating Plasma
Ah, yes. The old college standby. I’ve actually never done this before but from what I’ve heard and read it’s not that big of a deal. For just a few hours a week you too could make a little extra cash. Plus I can sit there and read the whole time. What’s not to like about that?
7. Selling My Kidney
I have two and only need one. Why should I be so selfish?
8. Selling My Eggs
Think about it. There could be little Nandangos running around out there someday. The thought almost brings a tear to my eye.
9. Being a Surrogate
This one just might be my golden ticket. I can already read the ad, “Uterus for sale! Mint condition! Never been used! Act fast!” Potential parents are bound to come running. Money for me, kid for them…this is a win-win. Plus if I time it right I can be pregnant during sweater season and pop that kid out in time for summer.
My fellow bloggers, in this election year I turn to you. Please vote on the idea you think is best for me or come up with your own. A camera’s future life depends on it.