Especially if you work a regular job from home.

    • @[email protected]
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      Similar for being a bouncer. Grew tired of obnoxious drunk strangers. Plus my pub turned into a wanker rich kid pub. I like helping friendly drunk derros.

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        I drove Uber on Saturday night for a bit over a year. Bouncers were the best. Very polite, sober, and tipped well. It was so predictable to get that hail 15 minutes or so after last call, they get in the front seat and have to pull the chair back.

        The very worst: white girl 21 years old with two friends who were the same.

        Weird thing about humanity. Large guys paid to be intimidating for a living being super nice, girls with a bodyweight so low I could easily carry them being rude as fuck. Or maybe it’s not weird, maybe if you spend your life being naturally scary just by existing you learn to not set off flight-fight responses.

        Dunno know. Got a theory big guy?

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          Bounced for a decade.

          Pretty white girls arent used to hearing the word NO or being on the recieving end of violence. The idea that someone might just not give a fuck and smack them in the mouth is alien to them.

          Big guys are used to being percieved as a threat, my wife can argue for an hour with someone in customer service over a dispute, but the moment I weigh in and I’m anything less than dripping with pleasant energy security turns up in minutes.

          When I was bouncing people would say “You cant touch me! Thats assault!” and I’d say “No, I shouldnt touch you. Big difference. I can do way more that just touch you if I decide you’re worth the trouble… Now go away.”

    • @WindyRebel
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      That sucks. I always treat my bartenders with respect and I wait my damn turn until they help me because I know shit gets busy. Then I tip well, even if they helped someone else first because…shit gets busy and hectic.

  • @Sequentialsilence
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    Real estate photographer. Very predictable and easy to squeeze in, in my spare time. It also pays for all my camera toys.

    • @ohlaphOP
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      How did you get into it?

      • @Sequentialsilence
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        Knew a real estate agent who needed photos, took some and they were good, so I kept taking photos.

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    I avoid the hustle and chill

  • @bighatchester
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    I deliver newspapers and amazon packages in the morning before starting my main job. It basically covers my car payments with a little extra left over.

      • @bighatchester
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        The company I work has a contract with them . I scan them with an app on my phone. I get about 10-15 a day and they are all in the same area as my paper route so it only adds a few minutes to my paper route for an extra $15 or so a day. I live in Atlantic Canada so I can’t really help you unless you live near me.

  • yeehaw
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    I work in IT and I work 2 of those jobs at once.

    • @ohlaphOP
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      Been thinking about doing that. Do they know about each other?

      • yeehaw
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        No. There’s no benefit to me if they do. It will only potentially serve as an issue for me.

  • @Evotech
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    My side hustle is taking care of my kids. Instead of paying me, I just seen to lose money on it.

  • @[email protected]
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    I work on my own house. Easily saving a couple hundred k in repairs and remodels (and getting to make sure top to bottom its to my standards).

    I did one bathroom and got quoted 40k low end for someone else to do just the tile work

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      Man, I’m about to undertake a bathroom shower remodel project. 40k is worth learning each step and taking an entire year to do it. Haha.

      • @[email protected]
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        The time it takes is the biggest downside for sure!

        It was cheaper to get hookups and a camper then have someone remodal my shower and get a hotel for the time.

  • NarcissticNurse
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    I got into part-time modelling gigs, thanks to a friend of mine. It was very experimental at first and of course my first few shoots were free, but since the last couple of gigs I have made some decent amount of money . It also kind of helps out people starting their own projects and ventures , where they don’t have to pay hefty fees for photoshoots. Works out good for both parties. On an average, a single gig suffices me with the secondary costs of living for about 2 months.

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      This is not feasible for 99% of Lemmy. I guarantee it.

      • @afraid_of_zombies
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        You know just because it is true doesn’t mean you have to say it.

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    I built a Discord bot a while ago that I later added a Patreon for, which adds some extra features. I don’t make a lot of money with it but it covers the hosting costs and leaves enough for an extra night out every month.

  • HiramFromTheChi
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    Oof, here we go:

    • 📊 OptikAnalytics: Privacy-respecting Google Analytics alternative
    • 🏀 InThePaintCrew: Basketball blog
    • 📱 SwapMyOS: GrapheneOS installation services
    • 🍪 CookieSlayers: A directory of products, services, and companies that don’t use third-party tracking cookies
    • OpenSourcely: Forum-style news aggregator about open source
    • 📆 No-Code Calendar: The no-code community’s event calendar
    • 🌇 LifeViaChicago: Chicago photography and lifestyle
    • 👕 WindyCityBay: Making clothes, shoes, and other items more sustainable
    • 🙈 idcaboutprivacy: A running list of real-life situations that show how privacy is foundational
    • 🔖 Hiram’s Digishop: Digital products for a better web
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      Re icaprivacy I’d like to see more links like #2. The UK woman who was banned from shops as a real life situation / consequence. The rest are privacy leaks and security issues that my friends and family know of but don’t care, until it’s real-life as per the UK example.

      • HiramFromTheChi
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        Feel free to pop them into the Markdown file, or send em my way.

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    I make my own hot sauce, sell to friends and acquaintances, don’t do it consistently, but typically have a few people asking when I’ll make some more. Thought about selling at my local farmer’s market, but the process is a bit ridiculous.

  • @garbagebagel
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    I used to do transcription on the side but tech has really killed that in the last few years. Still get a few jobs once in a while but really just do it for fun now more than an actual money making thing.

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    I do miniature painting commissions. It started out pretty slowly, but it’s picked up momentum and really taken off.

    The portfolio page is really lagging, but these pictures helped me get some of my original customers.

    https://scratch-that.org/2024/05/19/test/

  • @afraid_of_zombies
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    I started baking a few months ago and brought my creations into work. Eventually a guy working there brought me on to work very part time making bread for his family restaurant. Really haven’t made much money, it’s just for fun now (yes I do like making custom breads, its a challenge) but I plan to keep with it. I think I can approach the idea of starting a ghost-bakery in a year or two.

    Business plan is basically come up with unique items for restaurants with their owners and agree that they are exclusive. I make them a special bread and I don’t sell it to anyone else. They have it, no one else does. I can’t go up against real bakeries and I have no plans to ever even try.