July 23, 2006 at 5:35 PM #6972powaysellerParticipant
Does anyone have any ideas how I can make money as an economist, economist assistant, financial analyst, or freelance writer of economics topics? I must be available for my kids from 2pm on. I have a Computer Science degree and M.B.A.
At the meetup yesterday, many people told me I ought to find a way to get paid to do all this work, and nothing would please my husband more.
Although this post is not intended as a solicitation for work, it is what it is.July 23, 2006 at 8:00 PM #29386lostkittyParticipant
PS, I have an investment banker friend that might be able to point you in the right direction. He is a sage advisor and mentor. He sometimes reads this site. I will talk to him and see if he has any ideas for you. I have often thought that you should be getting paid for your knowledge sharing.
“Thanks for sharing that and participating in this forum. I invite you to consider my point of view…”July 23, 2006 at 8:02 PM #29387AnonymousGuest
Dear Powayseller: If you are not already familiar with it, you should consider spending some time on the website Elance.com. It is a freelance services website. You can bid on projects up for bid and post your services. Maybe you can get some ideas from it. Best of luck, DuffyInc.July 23, 2006 at 9:24 PM #29395rankandfileParticipant
Start your own housing blog. You pretty much are the majority contributor to this site. Rich must love you for spending all of your time contributing to his website. Is he giving you any kickbacks, or are you satiated from the satisfaction you get from adding so much content. I am sure that Rich earns at least some revenue from this website, judging by the gooooogle ads to the left. I also don’t think he would continue with it if he was losing money on it.July 24, 2006 at 12:55 AM #29415rseiserParticipant
I talked to Peter Schiff last week, and he mentioned to have a job opening in his Newport office. He told me it was a sales job, and that’s why I wasn’t interested. But who knows maybe you like it. I am sure you could make a convincing case shifting all home-sellers into gold, natural-gas trusts, and foreign equities. 🙂July 24, 2006 at 1:13 AM #29418PerryChaseParticipant
PS, I love your contribution to this site. You get people thinking. I think you’ll make a great economist or analyst.
My experience in business (and in life) is that being a bear and critcal makes you no friends (that’s why I use this site as an outlet, ha.haha). You’re going to have to be much more circumspect in delivering the bad news to customers, clients, etc… Sometimes, understanding human psychology is much more important than understanding the data.
I’m sure you’ll do a great job. 🙂 You sound like a good housewife and mom. Those are big jobs already.July 24, 2006 at 8:28 AM #29425AnonymousGuest
I know an executive who is looking to fill an analyst position soon–flexible hours shouldn’t be a problem. Looking for someone with real estate industry knowledge, excellent computer skills(database and statistical analysis (MiniTab, SAS) skills A+) , as well as writing and analysis for high level reports. Let me know some kind of contact info, and I will forward it on.July 24, 2006 at 8:35 AM #29426powaysellerParticipant
Kristine, this sounds very interesting. I would love to apply for a job like that. My e-mail is [email protected]July 24, 2006 at 12:00 PM #29459
Powayseller, with all due respect.. most of us on this board are just parrots on Rich’s coattails..
I run a few message boards and there are users that are sorta like forum janitors that point people in the right direction when they are looking for information. I have helped a few of these people start their own sites, and none of them have worked out.. some of these people feel like stars because they are praised on boards for parroting or helping people find links..
Short version.. why not do what Piggy is doing, take a leap, take a position on something and publish a site.. Rich’s site is very popular for what it is and it has only been growing, but he’s put ALOT of time into this, and most of your reputation on this forum is from regurgitating information that he so brilliantly and creatively assimilated over a year ago. Even Rich has said he doesn’t want to use this site to build his business(I think he said that at least). I would think the classy thing to do is to give credit where credit is due, Rich for the massive amount of work he’s put into this site.. and look at him for inspiration or guidance. Isn’t Rich getting his stock brokers license? Maybe you’d be good with that, but it involves more than posting on a forum in your free time.July 24, 2006 at 12:14 PM #29462lindismithParticipant
Rich himself has already pointed out she’s not going to make much money with a site.
She’s looking for ideas from people on how to market her analysis and communication skills.
I personally emailed her with the title of a book that has helped a lot of people figure out what they’re passionate about, and ways to parlay it into new careers or at least paying gigs.
I also happen to think she’s done a lot of good work digging for further information that Rich doesn’t have time for.
She’s got a lot of great skills that are pretty clear from her posts. I’m sure something good will come of it.July 24, 2006 at 12:19 PM #29463
Rich is right it’s hard to make money.. I run a few sites of which have eclipsed my salary in earnings, but that’s a whole science and sometimes it involves specializing in niche subjects you may not be interested in.
I think the money is in what Zeal and Chris J do.. that’s writing newsletters.. Zeal doesn’t even push private connsulting because their time is better spent doing newsletters.. if you want some private consulting from Zeal though it’s like $500 an hour plus travel expenses(Adam Hamilton lists his prices on the site).July 24, 2006 at 12:30 PM #29465
She’s got a lot of great skills that are pretty clear from her posts. I’m sure something good will come of it.
Yes she does.. it’s obvious this is something she’s passionate about.. I was just making sure we weren’t forgetting about Rich, he is obviously the pioneer here..July 24, 2006 at 4:16 PM #29489mydogsarelazyParticipant
Here is a thought for you.
Since you have a Master’s you might want to consider teaching part time at a Community College. You would be nearest to Palomar, right?
Many professional people enjoy teaching a class a few nights a week, and you might be well suited to teaching business and/or economics. Teaching is social, pays fairly well ($40.00 per hour or more) and gives you some cash flow even if you land another type of day job.
If this is of interest, try contacting both the Human Resources office at Palomar, and also the Department Chairs of areas you would be qualified to teach in.
The link below is for a state registry of community college jobs, and that might be a good place to start.
Hope that was helpful…
JSJuly 24, 2006 at 7:04 PM #29501
I think any job would require more impartiality and objective point of view than I’ve seen on average in the forum.. and as Rich says ‘bring data!’.. Perhaps if you want to do strongly opinionated more speculative peices you can get a column in the paper. Try North County Times?
Rich, I’ve been using AdSense for about 2+ years now.. pretty much since it started – I was actually working at TEC and tried to tell Brett(your buddy who told me about this site) about AdSense, but he was too busy trying to brown nose the execs 🙂 There are people who reportedl make several million a year from AdSense, there are also people who make several pennies per month 🙂
The best site I’ve found for SEM and SEO was webmasterworld.com – I haven’t been reading up on it for a long time(expert now jk) so if the site is 404 sorry!July 24, 2006 at 7:17 PM #29502PerryChaseParticipant
A bear real estate column? That would never happen because the papers depend too much on ads from the real-estate industry.
Maybe an advise column like a Dear Abby for homeowners and “investors” in trouble, or people needing real-estate type problem resolved?
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