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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Real Sources of Extra Income, The Future of Money, More

Bruce’s Poor Man Survival Bulletin

A Digest of Urban Survival Resources

For Independent Minded People!

ISSN 2161-5543

In This Issue:

1.       Real Sources of Extra Income

2.      Finding affordable health care

3.      Self Sufficiency-finding homestead land

4.      The future of money-Part II

The system of banking [is] a blot left in all our Constitutions,
which, if not covered, will end in their destruction...
I sincerely believe that banking institutions are more dangerous
than standing armies; and that the principle of spending money to
be paid by posterity... is but swindling futurity on a large scale."

-- Thomas Jefferson

Real Sources of Extra Income

We live in tough times. Those who are not unemployed are under-employed. Many people agonize between taking a second job and family time.

I want to introduce to you a few reputable work-from-home companies that will pay you for your work. All of these will send 1099’s for tax purposes.


If you are looking to find your own freelance writing jobs sites like Elance and Odesk have thousands of writing jobs posted. Or if you decide to stick with the corporate world, here are some job sites to help you find a job


They have many different employment opportunities that range from Writers, Editors, Title Editors, Filmmakers, and more. They are usually hiring for certain positions at certain times so you have to keep your eyes peeled. I have made several thousand dollars in article writing and title editing. I even got my wife into doing title editing and earning extra spending money. As a writer you can make between $7.50-$20.00 per 150-500 word article. I usually write about two articles an hour (that’s $30.00 an hour at $15.00 an article). You do not have to be a prolific writer or have a background in writing to get accepted. Most articles are in a “How to” format. So, if you are the type that enjoys learning something new and then explaining it to someone else then this could be a fun work for you. Most of their content goes on or

This is mostly like a running projects board for a company called LiveOps (which I will discuss later on). Live Work has many different projects that you can bid on. Many are data entry and task-oriented. You work as much as you want. I once worked on a project and was paid for every definition and source that I put in the system. There really is a wide-variety of work available there.

They are a vendor for Google. Once you are accepted in the program you log-in to the Google interface and rate websites. Google wants their searches to be relevant. They use human raters to rate whether the content is worthy or spam. At the time of this writing, they pay $11.50 an hour

This is a great place to earn extra income if you want to write on simple projects. They pay is much less, but the projects are easy to write on.

If you want more human interaction, then you might want to consider LiveOps. LiveOps is an at home call service that you dial into while in the comfort of your own home. You will have to make a weekly schedule, but you will never have to commute anywhere. All calls are inbound from people responding to infomercials and you basically take their ordering information while being logged into the LiveOps system. They pay is around $9.50 but you do earn commission for different products sold.

These resources do not include quick ways to get cash such as selling off unwanted goods on Craigslist and eBay.  If you don’t have your own product to sell or if you’ve run out of personal items to sell (or those of your relatives and neighbors), consider that you can always find a product to dropship – that way you don’t have to store any inventory in your home.

Find more extra income sources at - click on Boot Strap Biz.

Why not you?

CashCrate! You can start making money right away by completing
offers, taking surveys, and shopping online using the sections below. You can also
check out our video tutorial for a quick introduction to our program.

I use vinegar and water for windshields. Have used it in Florida and Arizona and it works fine. For clothes, I use vinegar, baking soda and lemon juice.  Same  for dishes. Toothpaste I use baking soda on brush. Cleaning toilets, showers, tubs, sinks…I use baking soda, vinegar, lemon juice and water.

PM’s Compendium of Useful Resources

Self Sufficient Living - a free toolbar to find State Land Sales and Auctions, to be upgraded with Low Cost private sales over the next year. The focus is on land between $65 to $1000 an acre. Find cheap land for your remote retreat dream. This version is the first release on CNET

Find Affordable Health Care

No healthcare?  Go to this site to find federally funded health centers that provide medical and dental care with sliding scale fees based on your ability to pay.

Making jam - High quality jam made from local fruit costs $5 for an 8 ounce jar at the farmers' market. I can make jam from fruit seconds for as low as $2 per jar, including the cost of the jar.

The Nanny State Updates…

Gestapo tactics are being used against homeowners that just want to be left alone. Anyone that has ever dealt with a "compliance officer" or a "nuisance abatement team" knows what I am talking about. But if we have so very little "freedom" on our own properties, then how in the world can we continue to call this country "the land of the free"?

Thug Wakes Woman Up And Yells At Her In Bed For Letting Her Grass Grow Too Long

Down in Georgia recently, a huge male "compliance officer" let himself into a woman's home, marched into her bedroom and started yelling at her for letting her grass grow too long while she was still in bed....

A woman got the shock of her life when she woke up to find a stranger in her bedroom, yelling at her to wake up because her grass was too long.

Erica Masters was asleep when Columbia County Code Compliance Officer Jimmy Vowell entered her Martinez, Georgia, home without permission to serve a violation notice for her overgrown lawn.

After knocking on the woman's door a few times, Vowell let himself and made his way into her bedroom, which was captured on surveillance video.

The Parting Thought – Will there be any?

The future of money-Part II

I am often asked what will come next after the present system collapsed? Will we have to go back to barter? -- No. Obviously, a modern capitalist economy needs a functioning monetary system.

Most are predicting a return to some kind of gold and silver standard.

Whether the system is going to collapse is not the question.

Most informed individuals understand that out of control spending fueled by trillions of dollars in debt, unprecedented monetary expansion and ever increasing dependence on a government social safety net overburdened by millions of people in need of essential services can not be sustained forever.

For many Americans and our counterparts in Europe, the collapse is now.

When the government of a nation can no longer borrow-and-spend-and-redistribute as before, when financial institutions reach the point of insolvency, when the consumer economy falls apart and when the people can no longer find jobs, very bad things will happen.

How will it look when it happens?

Looking at such a collapse we’ll have seen food supplies diminish and potentially disappear. The power infrastructure will be so strained by individuals and companies alike not being able to pay their bills that electricity, gas and clean water will simply stop being delivered. Emergency services personnel including health care workers, police, and firefighters will not be getting paid by a government too overwhelmed by debt, leaving many to first act as volunteers. Eventually, they will simply stop coming to work, at which point law, order, and normalcy will go out the window.

All government services will be strained, leaving those who depended on the government for their backup plan with nothing. They will either stop issuing food assistance, or it will be such a paltry amount with respect to the price of food that it will barely feed your family. Medical care will simply become unavailable, and that includes life saving drugs like antibiotics. Violence and crime will undoubtedly rise and there will be blood in the streets, as the general unprepared population struggles to cope with the new paradigm.

For those who think it can’t happen here – simply take a look around. Just about every measure of economic, financial and social health in the United States is indicating that we are reaching a breaking point.  It’s happening in Europe.

US on Unsustainable Path

  Everyone except the government seems to know we cannot continue spending the way our nation does.  Even the US GAO admits we’re on an unsustainable growth curve, yet Congress fiddles while the country burns.

What makes me laugh though is how gullible Americans continue to fall for party propaganda as to how things will change for the better under their leadership.  As old Mr. Barnum famously stated, ‘there’s a sucker born every minute.’

I don’t take how much we tax the rich or increase taxes on what’s left of the middle class, we cannot recover from our debt.  With more than 50 million Americans now beholden to government handouts to stay afloat, who do you think those folks will vote for?

Regardless of who gets into office, there will be attempts to raise revenue to head off the train wreck.  Most experts I read suggest America will go toward a European style value-added-tax (VAT) for all layers of production for all industries; probably a national sales tax too.

Neither party is reform minded enough and reckless spending will continue.  Further attempts at eroding Social Security and other programs will continue, despite the fact you’ve paid into the system which Congress bankrupted awhile ago.

“Until the next revolution”, the Poor Man

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1 comment:

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