$3000 in 6 weeks?

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    Nov 19, 2015 4:51 AM GMT

    As January next year I will most likely have to move out of Sydney and back to the country where its not really acceptable to be gay, which means back in the closet and just in general being miserable haha.

    My only way to stay is if I figure out a way to make $3000 by then to pay for a new car and rent and all the other stuff I will need. My job atm is scraping me by but won't be enough to make some good savings by then.

    Apart from going full prostitute do you guys have any good ideas on how I could make it.

    Ive already thought of selling clothes and cameras and most of the other stuff I have but it still won't be much. Thought of donating sperm but apparently thats a free service in australia haha
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    Nov 19, 2015 4:55 AM GMT
    You could make some bucks all kinds of ways....just think creatively!!
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    Nov 19, 2015 4:58 AM GMT
    2Bnaked saidYou could make some bucks all kinds of ways....just think creatively!!


    P.S.

    With all your instagram followers and a few hashtags you could develop a marketplace right there. I know people who make good money that way. #Sell items, #vintage things, #photography, #gifts and or other #handcrafted things. The possibilities are endless. You can do it!!
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    Nov 19, 2015 4:58 AM GMT
    MuchMoreThanMuscle saidI think you need to get yourself a pimp.



    you offering? I'll get you a pink pimp van haha
  • SilverRRCloud

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    Nov 19, 2015 5:41 AM GMT
    Start by looking into the department of your marketable skills. This is where you want to go and dig in for your best shot at solving your present financial impasse.

    If there is nothing much in there, consider being miserable for a while in the country while learning a skill that can be quickly converted into the cash needed to run your life in Sydney or wherever you choose to live/study/work.

    Freedom, the comfort and the pleasures of INDEPENDENT living in very desirable bits of real estate (i.e. major cities/metro areas) ALWAYS come at a significant expense. Hence, investing some into acquiring a marketable skill that will keep you going is actually your best plan at this time.

    SC
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    Nov 19, 2015 6:00 AM GMT
    All sorts of different answers. You just need to figure out what your under-used assets are. Lots of possibilities in "the gig economy."

    The dude who was renting out my parent's house this summer (unbeknownst to me) bought a couple of tents and set up a "camp" in the back yard. Surfers and Hikers were paying him $25 a night to sleep there. Which he used to pay his rent. (The key here, was not asking me first. icon_rolleyes.gif )

    I know one young guy who takes tourists on winery tours as their "designated driver" in their car or his. Advertises on craigslist. He doesn't actually own a car, but rents a van when needed.

    All kinds of stuff like that going on. Obviously some if it works better in the summer.

    The other angle to look at is expenses. Do you really need a car? They are a huge suck on young guys finances. Bicycles are efficient and good exercise. Short-term rentals are available when a car is needed for a day.
    Are there cheaper places to live? Friends who could be roommates? Cool old boat in the harbor you could live on?

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    Nov 19, 2015 6:37 AM GMT
    Can you Air BNB your place? That can make you a lot of money very quickly.
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    Nov 19, 2015 7:01 AM GMT
    Radd saidCan you Air BNB your place? That can make you a lot of money very quickly.



    have 2 other flatmates so can't see them being keen on it haha
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    Nov 19, 2015 7:01 AM GMT
    mindgarden saidAll sorts of different answers. You just need to figure out what your under-used assets are. Lots of possibilities in "the gig economy."

    The dude who was renting out my parent's house this summer (unbeknownst to me) bought a couple of tents and set up a "camp" in the back yard. Surfers and Hikers were paying him $25 a night to sleep there. Which he used to pay his rent. (The key here, was not asking me first. icon_rolleyes.gif )

    I know one young guy who takes tourists on winery tours as their "designated driver" in their car or his. Advertises on craigslist. He doesn't actually own a car, but rents a van when needed.

    All kinds of stuff like that going on. Obviously some if it works better in the summer.

    The other angle to look at is expenses. Do you really need a car? They are a huge suck on young guys finances. Bicycles are efficient and good exercise. Short-term rentals are available when a car is needed for a day.
    Are there cheaper places to live? Friends who could be roommates? Cool old boat in the harbor you could live on?







    looking at an hour commute to work each day so car will be essential
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    Nov 19, 2015 7:26 AM GMT
    can do construction, admin, or hospitality, but don't really have the time, already work 4 days a week doing admin and spend the other 3 at uni and uni doesn't finish up until december 20th
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    Nov 19, 2015 7:40 AM GMT
    shawnyshawn3 said
    MuchMoreThanMuscle saidI think you need to get yourself a pimp.



    you offering? I'll get you a pink pimp van haha


    Sean I'm local if you want someone to help you go pro, but more seriously if you want work PM me I've got some legit leads to help you out
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    Nov 19, 2015 9:02 AM GMT
    Sydney should be prime for the holidays now for some temp work in variety of industries. Get in contact with recruitment agencies would be my best bet.

    $3000 within 6 weeks is feasible to get.
  • buddycat

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    Nov 19, 2015 10:28 AM GMT
    Porn?
  • Apparition

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    Nov 20, 2015 11:58 PM GMT
    go to the thrift store and buy all the cheap used sports equipment. wear it naked for a couple hours. make a video of you in it, and sell the equipment in large plastic bags.

    there is a market.
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    Nov 21, 2015 12:51 AM GMT
    shawnyshawn3 said
    mindgarden saidAll sorts of different answers. You just need to figure out what your under-used assets are. Lots of possibilities in "the gig economy."

    The dude who was renting out my parent's house this summer (unbeknownst to me) bought a couple of tents and set up a "camp" in the back yard. Surfers and Hikers were paying him $25 a night to sleep there. Which he used to pay his rent. (The key here, was not asking me first. icon_rolleyes.gif )

    I know one young guy who takes tourists on winery tours as their "designated driver" in their car or his. Advertises on craigslist. He doesn't actually own a car, but rents a van when needed.

    All kinds of stuff like that going on. Obviously some if it works better in the summer.

    The other angle to look at is expenses. Do you really need a car? They are a huge suck on young guys finances. Bicycles are efficient and good exercise. Short-term rentals are available when a car is needed for a day.
    Are there cheaper places to live? Friends who could be roommates? Cool old boat in the harbor you could live on?



    looking at an hour commute to work each day so car will be essential

    Vespa or other motor scooter? Advantage: a lot cheaper than a car.
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    Nov 21, 2015 12:55 AM GMT
    shawnyshawn3 said
    As January next year I will most likely have to move out of Sydney and back to the country where its not really acceptable to be gay, which means back in the closet and just in general being miserable haha.

    My only way to stay is if I figure out a way to make $3000 by then to pay for a new car and rent and all the other stuff I will need. My job atm is scraping me by but won't be enough to make some good savings by then.

    Apart from going full prostitute do you guys have any good ideas on how I could make it.

    Ive already thought of selling clothes and cameras and most of the other stuff I have but it still won't be much. Thought of donating sperm but apparently thats a free service in australia haha
    I went full prostitute a few years ago (temporarily) for a similar decision...didn't make enough $$$, but didn't want to go back to intolerant/gay-hating Arkansas, so I decided that "morals don't pay bills" and went for it.

    Best decision I ever made!