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  1. Hanso

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    Fairly new here. Enjoying taking in the huge amount of knowledge on PC.

    I have a somewhat unique working situation currently FIFO but working 4 weeks on 4 weeks off.

    I'm looking for additional ways to create income, that is on completely casual basis given my commitment limitations being away every other month.

    The only real things that come to mind are uber which I currently don't have an appropriate vehicle for.

    Anyone have any ideas on really flexible jobs to create income?
     
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    Lawn mowing?
     
  3. bob shovel

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    The world is your oyster!

    Labouring, drug dealer, checkout chick! :D
     
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    Gardening, delivery driver (for a local food shop), work retail or fast food, if you have a trade skill.
     
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    But seriously depends where you live and your skills
    Firey mates do smoke detector checks, as easy as it sounds :p and also labouring
     
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    Perhaps investigate anything related to dog/pet services??
     
  7. Hanso

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    No trade skills(Project Engineer) but definitely capable of doing some labouring.

    I would assume those jobs listed above still require some level of commitment above every other month though right?
     
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    Engineer.... Pfft Unemployable! :D

    Which eng variety are you?

    Can you get a job for me ;)
     
  9. Hanso

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    Mechanical Engineer. Working Oil and Gas. I'd love to get you a job, but doing my best just to hang on to my own with the current oil price
     
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    Heard of airtasker? Take a look at that and see if anything there seems easy enough to do.
    If you are FIFO where are you living at home? As in do you own a place or renting? If you own then Airbnb could be an option?
     
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    Ah ok I'm more of a civil/mech **** engineer, wwtp's and stuff.

    There's lots of different potential jobs it's just finding them to match with your movements.
    Labouring, pizza delivery etc are easy and should work in with you but not mega dollars. If you could find something like a small engineering work shop you could do some estimating or procurement stuff, and get better money. Depends where you live and what's around

    Or buy and Reno a property!
     
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    Cam you just sign up and start pricing jobs for people?? That easy?
     
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    Another Project Engineer reporting in.. I do dog sitting and Air bnb the spare room. Adds a few hundred a month with sporadic bookings. I used to make apps too which earned me all of 2 cents in ad revenue, you could look into that
     
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    Another unemployable Engineer reporting in.

    I work full time no FIFO but in my spare time I try to come up with solutions to problems I see at work (not necessarily in my area of expertise). Doesn't always work but so far got around $10k in bonuses.
     
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    Tell me about it. I dabbled in apps as well. For every success story there are like 10,000 failures - quite bad
     
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    Lots of people making an income on Airtasker. I found a fellow to paint my fence for example.

    Many would be doing cash in hand, however for it to count for serviceability you would need the $$$ on the books and tax returns to back it up.
     
  17. Hanso

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    It sounds like I better check out airtasker.

    Not to concerned with serviceability, just looking for something to bring in a few extra bucks in my months off.
     
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    A gun for hire?

    Might be able to pick up some work here.
     
  19. Hanso

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    If I take that up in conjunction with the drug dealer suggestion earlier I may be able to throw in the towel on the engineering
     
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    Airtasker is awesome. Would totally recommend. Their fees are *nasty* though, I usually use it to hire people not do work so got a shock when I was on the other side.

    I need someone to help remove about 1000 blackberry plants, do you live near Sydney and own a suit of armour?