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berge7f9
07-10-2007, 09:37 AM
What are some other jobs that some of have done in addition to flying? What opportunities are there that are able to fit into your schedule?


blastboy
07-10-2007, 09:42 AM
Personal Training was great b/c I made my own schedule and made $50/hr but the certification is almost a $1000. Yipes. Also, valet parking racks up tons of tips if you live in a major city. I made on average $100 a night working 6 hour shifts. Sometimes it was up to $300.

planecrazyjenn
07-10-2007, 10:16 AM
EMT

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Slice
07-10-2007, 10:28 AM
Air National Guard.

Diver Driver
07-10-2007, 10:52 AM
I do website and graphics design for a small aircraft dispatch school on the side. The money is ok, but it's going to be great for sitting around all day and double-dipping while on reserve (5 miles from CVG if I can ever hold that base) :D.

Ewfflyer
07-10-2007, 06:57 PM
I help my dad on the family farm when it works out.

Tie Pilot
07-14-2007, 09:04 AM
Most of us have at least three days off a week on the average. I'm starting to look around for a part-time job that I could work at for one or two of those days.

Does anyone know of any online-type jobs you can do while sitting for hours in a hotel? Doing a search for them on the internet is useless because at least 99% of them are scams.

vagabond
07-14-2007, 10:06 AM
Many lawyers who are sole practitioners or share offices with other lawyers do not have legal assistants or legal secretaries. They also have a lot of legal documents that need typing up. If you are a good, fast, accurate typist and can turn a project back in on time, perhaps you can market yourself to them. Obviously, you won't be able to do those that are time-sensitive or due in court the next day or something, but the routine ones might be an idea. As with anything legal, there is always the concern for confidentiality of client information as it passes through cyberspace into non-secure computers.

Or, you could go to law school yourself, then draft wills on those three days off you have.

Cubdriver
07-15-2007, 09:19 AM
I work in an office to pay the bills, so flying is actually my extra job. Skydivers in a 182... doesn't pay much but if you consider renting a 182 is $150 an hour it's good. I may add CFI'ing to the program if and when it ever happens.

Timmay
07-16-2007, 09:06 PM
My mother-in-law does medical transcriptionist work from her home for two companies. She gets paid by the line, so along with what was already said, if you have the ability to type quickly and accurately, that's something that you can actually take on the road with you and do it on your spare time if you so desire. She loves it, and I keep trying to find the time to take the two or three classes from the community college to get certified.

Flyby1206
07-17-2007, 07:35 AM
Waiter/Bartender works great if you think you would like it. $100-200+ cold hard cash after a shift always feels nice :) Schedules are very flexible too, someone is always looking to pick up or drop a shift.

SteelCity
08-02-2007, 10:02 AM
I'm looking into getting into Building Inspections, part-time.

Having previous experience in construction management, many areas in PA are getting new uniform building codes established. The "new" industry this has created is causing many vendors that do the inspections to hire new inspectors.

CL65driver
08-11-2007, 10:19 PM
I teach people how to fly RC planes and helis. If they're new, I'll also help them build and setup their kits.

Lots of fun and it paid for a new truck, in one year alone! :D

daytonaflyer
08-13-2007, 10:02 PM
Buys stuff at garage sales and sell it on Ebay.

mcartier713
08-14-2007, 12:58 PM
EMT

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how can you be an EMT part time? heh

.. and normally i would say real estate, but lately im not so sure

Pilotpip
08-14-2007, 01:55 PM
I do concert production on the side. Did it all through college, paid for my CFI ratings by doing a promotional tour for Home Depot. Now I'll typically drive the artists from their hotel to the venue and go get stuff (99% of the time it's alcohol) during the show. Sometimes I'll get a little more involved and do some actual stage managing or production stuff but driving is easy, no BS, and ok money for a few hours of work.

mcartier713
08-14-2007, 02:37 PM
I do concert production on the side. Did it all through college, paid for my CFI ratings by doing a promotional tour for Home Depot. Now I'll typically drive the artists from their hotel to the venue and go get stuff (99% of the time it's alcohol) during the show. Sometimes I'll get a little more involved and do some actual stage managing or production stuff but driving is easy, no BS, and ok money for a few hours of work.

how the heck do you get that kinda job? sign me up! :D

Pilotpip
08-14-2007, 02:53 PM
My buddy works for a venue in town. I did it a bunch in college and made contacts through that.

Not as neat as you think. Most of the time it's a lot of tough work, heavy lifting and whatnot. The artists are usually either up and coming and think their poo doesn't stink, or their washed up, coked out and bitter. Still an easy job but it's not anything like you'd think it is.

SiShane
08-14-2007, 08:43 PM
Im a Realtor in Texas.....downside is its all commission but upside is you are essentially your own entity so no set hrs...plus it has vastly improved my PR skills with people...but I also have GI bill payments coming in as a secondary.

dlevanchuk
08-30-2007, 05:20 PM
I work in the security. Its the best job for college students like myself. I get to do my pilot study and homework from college. Its 8 hours of nothing but study study study, and every 2 weeks getting a nice paycheck :)

TOGA
09-07-2007, 06:30 AM
If you're interested in a 'side' job that saves your clients tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars, can be more lucrative than any flying job, and is impervious to economic cycles, please PM me. For what it's worth, I'm a pilot like most of you. I would never purvey anything that is,in any way a scam or a ripoff. The 'startup' cost is less than $200. To be successful, all you need is a computer, a phone, and an ability to clearly communicate basic financial concepts. The forum rules bar me from posting my website, or I'd do so.

wmugrad05
09-08-2007, 05:35 PM
I did internet marketing for a lil bit I didn't end up making a profit from the costs of putting my ad on yahoo though. I think if I tweak my marketing skills I can make more sales and make a profit.

TOGA
09-18-2007, 06:06 PM
Thanks for the PMs, I hope you've all gotten my responses. As I mentioned in my replies, my BS flag went all the way up the pole when I heard about this, too . . . thanks for taking the time to find out more.

jrmyl
09-19-2007, 12:25 PM
Buys stuff at garage sales and sell it on Ebay.

My wife and I salvage stuff from people's trash and dumpsters and other venues and sell them at garage sales. Not very glamorous but it brings in a couple of hundred a week.

Fluboy340
10-04-2007, 06:53 PM
I own a DJ Company. Easy Money. Book a 5 hr wedding For $1600. Not bad for a nights work. If I am busy send out one of my DJ's, and still make money doing nothing.

MadDog11F
10-06-2007, 07:55 AM
Many lawyers who are sole practitioners or share offices with other lawyers do not have legal assistants or legal secretaries. They also have a lot of legal documents that need typing up. If you are a good, fast, accurate typist and can turn a project back in on time, perhaps you can market yourself to them. Obviously, you won't be able to do those that are time-sensitive or due in court the next day or something, but the routine ones might be an idea. As with anything legal, there is always the concern for confidentiality of client information as it passes through cyberspace into non-secure computers.

Or, you could go to law school yourself, then draft wills on those three days off you have.

The only problem is attending an ABA approved school while you're trying to fly full-time...

vagabond
10-06-2007, 08:37 AM
Quite true. There are many non-ABA accredited schools one could attend. However, law school is difficult enough that it's best to make the sacrifice of doing nothing else for three years just to get it done. Some people even combine the JD with a PhD or LLM without adding to the three years.

If you or anyone else is interested in going into the law, please feel free to PM me.

ChinookDriver47
10-17-2007, 04:58 AM
If you have your Master's Degree you could teach online. I am finishing mine and plan on doing that. It is the only way I would leave the military to fly for the Regionals due to the pay cut.

Sad that we have to find "extra" work in order to make ends meet.

Maxspeed
10-22-2007, 10:50 AM
I make amateur home porn with my girlfriend and post it on the web.

CPOonfinal
10-22-2007, 11:58 AM
I'm in the process of starting an e-commerce website. After I'm up and running I'll let you know and you can PM me for the site. I currently do pressure washing. I make anywhere from $200 to $600 a day. The only bad part about pressure washing is you have to advertise. Unlike landscaping your return customers are on an annual basis. After dealing with people ALL DAY LONG on my full-time job it's a nice break to have noisy equipment running and getting dirty.

rufeecolada
10-24-2007, 01:17 PM
Anyone one do any HVAC work?

thestableone
10-27-2007, 06:32 AM
I have a couple of multi family buildings in the next town over from ours. I take care of repairs when I'm home and any emergencies that come up either get sub-ed out by my wife or she will take care of them. Works well for us and brings in enough for the college savings accounts and IRAs.

thestableone
10-27-2007, 06:43 AM
Would this type of work work for anyone?

Customer Service/Reservation Sales Agent
Work from Home - Part Time
Aer Lingus North America has exciting opportunities to work from home for candidates who share our passion for friendly customer service responding to high volume of calls. Position requires dedicated work space free from noise and distractions plus compatible cable hook up like Cablevision or Time Warner. Additionally, strong sales/service orientation, stable work background and good keyboard skills.

Offices are located in Jericho, Long Island, New York where initial and follow up training is held.
Initial training session starts Nov. 12th, and runs M-F, 5-9pm for 7-8 weeks
Home office must be located in New York within 20-30 mile radius of Jericho due to IT requirements.
Weekend shifts available between 9am and 7pm - minimum of 5 hours either or both days, plus 5-9pm some weekdays to a maximum of 20 hours combined (must have 2 consecutive days off).
Must be able to work holidays that fall on scheduled days.
Attend monthly meetings in Jericho office or on other occasions as needed.
Salary is $11.00+ per hour plus some benefits.
Retirees welcome

Forward resume for consideration in Microsoft WORD with cover letter indicating hours available to: [email protected]