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Anyone have any ideas on how to get some extra money? sm

Posted By: Need extra money. on 2006-06-13
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I have been working a lot over the past several months.  I had gotten sick and missed some work so many months back.  Got behind on my mortgage, car payment, etc...I am almost caught up but it seems like the little bit more that I have to go, about 2k, I cannot get caught up.  My work is limited...Any suggestions?   I am so close to throwing in the towel, which is not good.  My husband is disabled. Help.

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extra money
I operate a computerized accounting service - bookkeeping, taxes, payroll.
HRBLOCK.Com has classes online. If your good in math, might be a good fit. Flexible hours, good pay. I have my own clients but have worked for them before. I plan to get an advanced certification to specialize in sole proprietors, partnerships, S-corps, etc. Just shi----n around, I can make $5000 during tax season. Before I had my baby, I made 14,000 during tax season.....Sky is the limit if you're a fast learner.....
Extra money
I did paper routes!
Does anyone else earn extra money.....
I transcribe 200+ pages per month at $5.00 a page for a local hospital and write resumes as well. The resumes pay better and have over 7000 in my repertoire, however, my first love is MT.
extra money on the side


My hands kill me just about every day now, and looking at my hands i have muscle breakdown and twitching, so i'd like to cut down on typing.  Want to find something to do on the side to earn maybe 1000 to 1500 dollars a month.  Was thinking about ebay, but i'm doubtful I could make that much, even though they hype up the advertisement by saying you could make 3000 MINIMUM.  I'm just desperate and feel like my hands are about to fall off.  I've spent close to 1000$ this year alone in keyboards, gloves, splints, doc visits, meds, changed my station around, hot soaks, cold soaks, exercises, stretches, vitamins. still my hands just sing every day esp at night.  So any extra money earning ideas you guys?  thanks

to "Need extra money"
I hope things work out for you. One more thing, don't be afraid to get help from local charities, churches, etc. They are there to help. Remember that ;-)

I've had a rough day so I'm going to bed soon. Take care and keep us posted on how things turn out.

Hang in there!!!!!!!
And she needs extra money, so the suggestion was warranted.
Does anyone else earn extra money at home doing something along with MT work?
I need some ideas.  Fall is coming and I will have some extra time and getting burned out on MT.
I do not get extra money for typing and supervising.. I get paid salary which means

I get to type the stuff everyone else has rejected!

Wwwowoooweeeiiieee.. lucky me and my 3 dollars an hour!! 

I thought the same thing. Justify the EXTRA MONEY they're keeping
You know full well if the foreign MT was the same price they'd quit looking there too. It's all about the money. Who's he fooling?
Can they do surgery extra fast? What do they do with the extra glove in the pack?
Extra shift or extra work
Has anyone taken on an extra job or shift with a new company for a just a few months to get out of debt or to be able to pay for something that is needed or wanted?  I am thinking about taking on another job to get out of a stressful debt situation.   I am just afraid I would be going into another stressful situation working more hours with the very busy family schedule I have.
Money, money, money, mmonnneyyy. Singing the Apprentice song.
Make money? I'm not making any money because of my decision. You read my reasoning
You can agree with me or not, but don't make false assumptions please.
You're working to make money, not to spend money.
These people should be ashamed of themselves taking advantage of people this way!
I also blew some money signing up with Quixtar... The only way to make any money is to bug everyone

you know into signing up.  I felt like a snake oil huckster.  I hated it.  I was flushing money down the toilet from the moment I handed over my money. 

RUN, do not walk away!  I do an entirely different side business now that I really love (in addition to my MTing, which I also love!)  Find something you're good at and that you truly love doing.  Then make a business out of it.  That's the best way to have a side business.  Selling discount toilet paper through Amway/Quixtar?  Not so much. 

The CMT exam is overrated. Don't waste your time & money. Use that money on
paid anymore just because you have it.  There are a few CMT cheerleaders that post to people like you but they are pretty well sucked up into that association.
Yeah, money, that's it. I paid $20.00 for my dog. Money is NOT THE ISSUE
walk him daily, play ball daily, he sleeps in my office daily while I work. Yeah, I got a lot of money, NOT HARDLY. And, my dog is HORRIBLY HORRIBLY ABUSED because he wears a collar around his neck. It's people like you that make me sick. I am done defending my use of the shock collar. I am going to continue with it and my dog will continue to be pampered , educated, fed, kept warm, and love me for everything that I do for him even when I remind him that his barking needs to stop. So, with that said, I will not respond to any more of your CRAP in reference to the shock collar.
Money is money and most people will do whatever it takes when in need. sm
if you do bring it to the attn of the office manager, why not offer her a raise to compensate. it is obvious she just needs or wants more money than your office is paying her. I agree, it is a free country and although it seems odd, unless you had it outlined in contract, she can work for whomever or whereever she pleases on the side. at least she is typing and not at a strip joint, lol. I see no conflict of interest, she has experience obviously in whichever field you are in and what is wrong with doing extra in that field. i agree with MYOB "nicely" and concentrate on your reports than looking at older reports and seeing who they are typed by.
extra help
maybe I should look into being a subcontractor.  Do you find this on the job seeker's board from time to time?   Thanks! 
I only do an extra cpl.
Unless there are a ton of STATs, it doesn't cause that much of a TAT issue.
Ditto for getting nothing extra for anything and not getting any better.

I do. I have an extra VoiceWriter but SM

not the modem thing - which is what will probably go! The LX-219 is cheap on ebay but the modem is not so cheap.

I have no backup computer but I there are other computers in my house that I could use.

What extra services...
I was wondering if any of you MTSOs, or MTs that work for an MTSO, offer any extra services to your clients? For example, do you do their envelopes and labels as well? Or anything else? Keeping in mind that you are not in the same town and that your employees are not in the office or even same state as you, lol. Thanks for any suggestions!

I think that is 0.03 per line extra. nm
I just said I DON'T have the extra cash.
However, I'm not going to shop there because what comes around, goes around. If I don't support the other small businesses in my area, they won't support my business or my husband's business.
have extra taken out of his but enough to pay 100% of last years...sm

So if your total tax bill for last year was $4000, you need to make sure by the end of this year that he has had $4000 (plus a little extra for fudge) taken out. Otherwise you will get fined. Probably easier to get it taken out of his than to do the extra forms to fed and state and write the checks and keep track and add it to your income tax form next year...

You have to pay extra to get the Dongle
A little thing that plugs into your USB so that you can use it unlimited times. I think that cost about $30 extra. That's why I did because I know for a fact that I'll need more than 3 installs.
TN - It may take a while to get here from TX, but I will make extra!!
I use an extra bedroom currently. We

homeschool and I also have a couple of bookshelves in my office filled with school stuff and a 3-drawer rolling cart filled with school stuff, plus another desk and printer stand in addition to mine, and a 2-drawer filing cabinet.   When I am organized and have everything off the floor and clean I am very comfortable in my space, but when I have piles of books and other stuff on the floor and on the desk it isn't as pleasant a place to be.

I have worked in a BR that I had all the baby's things/toys in and that wasn't so bad because at the time I didn't have all the gadgets I have now.

I have also worked in a corner of my den and I liked being out with the family and the kitchen was right off the family room, but it is hard to work with someone watching TV and talking around you.  


No..I mean 900 EXTRA lines. SM

Meaning, I get paid the incentive pay from lines 1100 to lines 2000 (or a TOTAL of 900 lines out of 2000).  Hope this helps clear it up.


Some places will pay extra for

longer to transcribe. My company does. It does help.
Not that many places pay extra for CMT (nm)
Extra Typing...Anyone?
Does anyone do any extra typing on the side...other than medical transcription?  Maybe something like manuscripts or anything like that?  I love to type and have my medical accounts, but just looking for something a little extra, without being on a strict TAT, etc. Just wondering. Thanks.
anyone who needs to plug in an extra USB
You can go to Walgreen's and buy a Hub for $10.00 apx and then plug it into the computer.  However, if it doesn't work at first, unplug it and then plug it back in.  This only works for the mouse, keyboard and foot pedal, not the printer plug.  The printer plug must be plugged in directly into the computer.
Always asking for extra work.
Do you all get as tired as me when the QA people are constantly hawking the MTs to do extra work.  Every day its the same old thing - but they do it in a very passive aggressive "pretty" way.  I figure, if there's that much work constantly, hire more MTs.   I mean, how much can we stare into the screen!!
I get 0.08 for everything, nothing extra for STATs. nm
Oh, God forbid we get an extra two keystrokes
pretty obvious what side of the fence they're on
For all the extra hours I put in on DQS to get my lines, no way.
Why pay the extra 100 bucks for all that fancy
crap on IT if you use it like you would shorthand?  Does not make sense to me. 
Extra work possibility

Just wanted to post something that might help those of you looking for work... while I realize this is a medical transcription board, with our work being outsourced more and more each day, we have to do what we have to do to earn a paycheck.

After talking with a police officer and hearing how many hours they spend doing written reports of calls/incidents, I mentioned that it was too bad they could not dictate their reports and have them transcribed.  He really liked the idea and so did I as I thought more about it.  I finally scheduled an appointment with the Chief of Police and made a proposal to him.  I had to do some research -- average pay per hour of a police officer x hours per day spent writing reports, etc, -- but that was not too difficult to get. 

To make a long story short -- he tried this with a couple of his officers on their lengthy and very detailed reports. 

Because it allows more time for actually being a police officer instead of being tied up writing illegible reports by hand, they love the idea. 

I submitted my bid, which was approved, and the contract was signed.  There is never a dull moment with this! 

I have extra wave pedal
What is your email address? I have extra wave pedal.  You may have it - no charge.  ssc
the holidays and working extra
... it happens every year, people want extra money for the holidays and so everyone is working a little bit extra and in the end, we run out of work.  AND THEN we sit around during our own shifts waiting for work to file in.
They took the extra and gave it all to your teamleader.
And dunk the extra into chocolate!

 I am changing the meaning of this emoticon. She is melting chocolate!

Thanks for reminding me I have bananas in my freezer, lol.  Maybe I'll make some banana bread today too.

I work Mon-Sat, but only scheduled for M-F. Need the extra $. nm
oops, sorry about the extra text
I think there's a difference between going the extra mile
and not going at all. I used to spend lots of time, probably way too much time, looking up words in the pre-production days, but those days are over, and those kinds of questionable words get left as blanks. That's not the same thing as not trying at all.
So, at the 1 extra cent per line . . .
with making an extra $6000 per year, you are transcribing 50,000 lines per month?  Wow.  I'm impressed. 
does anybody get paid extra for doing STATs? sm
if so, how much of a difference to you get for STATs versus normal cues?  i am tired of getting hounded by STATs cuz they are "urgent" but yet no extra compensation for them.  these days it seems over half my work load is STATs and my TAT is 24 hours for my regular pay versus 4 hours for STATs with no extra money. 
I get stats all day long, no extra $$.

Personally, I love the pressure...almost feel like I'm needed for a few minutes there ;-)  Sick, I know. 

I'm also an on-call person on nights and weekends every other week or so and I honestly really enjoy that...THAT I get paid extra for and that gig is SWEET!

I have the RHIA (more than RHIT) and I don't get any extra! nm