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extend
March 4, 2013, 9:36 PM
I had been thinking of doing some sideline jobs aside from my normal job to earn extra money. Since I'm busy being a developer for a certain company, I can't afford to get a 2nd job. I'd like to consider doing sideline jobs over the internet. It's OK with me if the job doesn't pay that much as long as I think the payout is worth the effort.

Rowdain
March 4, 2013, 11:50 PM
Hmm, inform me if you find something at all I can't even get a primary job ( 19 with no prior so it's tough ) so I'd be interested as well seeing as I didn't even know something like that existed.

Dlinker
March 5, 2013, 12:40 AM
What kind of skills do you have to offer?

extend
March 5, 2013, 1:19 AM
Aside from being a programmer who knows Unix/Linux shell scripts and SQL, I'm practicing writing. I'm running a blog site on blogger.com and have tried to enroll my Google account to GoogleAdsense so that I can place on advertisement on my blog posts, but the Google team did not accept my enrollment. They said that my application did not meet their minimum requirements which was not mentioned.

Edimasta
March 5, 2013, 2:52 AM
I am doing something like this... I work as Social Media Coordinator / Digital Marketing Specialist and offer my services in my spare time as freelancer to smaller companies :)
So if you do something at work you like and can do pretty good, why not offer this as a freelancer and help smaller companies or people :)

Dlinker
March 5, 2013, 3:02 AM
Sounds promising so far. Any certs for the database and Unix/Linux stuff? Work experience? The reason I ask is that you can lean towards consulting, but I think you already do that as your primary job, no?

Do you want the side-job to use your primary skills (the database and Linux/Unix stuff) or your secondary skills (writing)?

Let me know if I'm asking questions I shouldn't be asking.

extend
March 5, 2013, 12:34 PM
Sounds promising so far. Any certs for the database and Unix/Linux stuff? Work experience? The reason I ask is that you can lean towards consulting, but I think you already do that as your primary job, no?

Do you want the side-job to use your primary skills (the database and Linux/Unix stuff) or your secondary skills (writing)?

Let me know if I'm asking questions I shouldn't be asking.

I don't have any certifications on Unix/Linux shell scripting and SQL, but I have 6 years of experience on SQL and almost 4 years on Unix/Linux. These are the things I consider my main skills.

However, I think, jobs that require my main skillsets are for full tims positions.

Dlinker
March 5, 2013, 1:38 PM
Are you okay with a side-job that uses your primary skills? Sometimes, people prefer to do something different on the side, that's why I'm asking.

If so, then Edimasta's suggestion might be ideal. Do some research on the demand for those kinds of services and then start marketing yourself. Web sites of start-ups might be a good place to start; they can sometimes require database work and a good number of web servers run on Unix/Linux machines, plus they usually don't require a full-time commitment.

Shin Starlord
March 5, 2013, 1:41 PM
I'm interested in this too.
I actually have a friend that freelances making flash games, and he works entirely from home, and it's his living.
Unsure what kind of skills I could ever bring, but I'll be paying much attention to what you guys say. I'm always open to ideas, especially if it means earning money from home.

extend
March 5, 2013, 9:07 PM
Are you okay with a side-job that uses your primary skills? Sometimes, people prefer to do something different on the side, that's why I'm asking.

If so, then Edimasta's suggestion might be ideal. Do some research on the demand for those kinds of services and then start marketing yourself. Web sites of start-ups might be a good place to start; they can sometimes require database work and a good number of web servers run on Unix/Linux machines, plus they usually don't require a full-time commitment.

Of course I am willing to use any skills I can. However, my primary job is still my priority since it is my main source of income. If a sideline job may somehow affect my primary job, I might just have to drop the ball on my sideline.

I'll try to research on Edimasta's activities and see what I can do.

@Shin
I had Macromedia Flash subject during college, but it was like 6 years ago. It will take much effort to try and learn it back again while I have something of the similar caliber of difficulty to maintain like my primary job.

Dlinker
March 5, 2013, 11:36 PM
Actually, I was just asking whether you're okay with using your primary skills for a side-job to see if you wanted a side-job that used your secondary skills instead. Kinda like me and how I use my secondary skills in web development for a side-job instead of my IT/IS-related stuff. No way in heck am I going to be fixing computers as a side-job, haha.

I'll be on the lookout here where I live to see if anyone wants a database person on a short-term basis. It's the kind of task that can be done remotely so I'm sure it's fine that you're across the world.

extend
March 6, 2013, 2:57 AM
Thanks man. I really appreciate this if this would push through.