By Steve Gillman
Time for another contest! When I was younger, working outdoors
was common for me. Landscaping, mowing lawns, cutting trees for
lumber and firewood--these were just some of the ways I made
money outdoors. I also cut trees to make walking sticks that
I sold at craft shows and flea markets. But enough about me.
On to your stories...
Below you'll find entries in my Working Outside Contest.
To enter your own story of 400 words or more (about six paragraphs
of this length), use my email on the Contact
Page or subscribe to the Unusual Ways Newsletter (form
is to the right) and you reply to any issue. Just paste your
story in the email. Any interesting experience you have had with
making money outdoors is what I'm looking for--jobs, businesses,
treasure hunting. Tell us the good, the bad and the financial
If I can use your story you'll get a copy of the e-book version
of Secrets of Lucky People. I'll also let you know where your
story has been posted. If your's is chosen as the best I will
send you a copy of my latest paperback book, 101
Weird Ways to Make Money. The deadline for entries is
August 31, 2011. (Closed - sign up for the Unusual Ways
Newsletter to be notified of new contests.)
Working Outside - Winning Entry
Baseball Money - How do
you make $1,000 from baseball without being on a team or betting
on a game? Find out in this true story.
Working Outside - The Other Entries
Buying and Selling Tagua - Bringing
hand-carved figurines back from South America to sell in flea
markets and craft shows.
Mural Painting - A fun story
about a fun job painting a large wall.
Beach Jewelry and More -
Look at some of the unusual ways there are to make money while
getting a tan!
What About Horse Racing Jobs?
- Michael from Maine tells us about his experience with harness
horse racing (first entry).
A Construction Story
- Dangerous work outside--with metal--in the winter.
Our Firewood Business
- My own story. Of course I am ineligible for the prizes--I just
want to get the contest rolling along.
I'll have more contests related to interesting ways to make
money (and possibly on working outdoors) in Unusual Ways.
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