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viccles
Aug 31, 2006, 11:37 PM
I purchased my MBP and I know most of you out there use your Macs to make you money. Was wondering if anyone could suggest ways I could make some money on my computer

Chundles
Aug 31, 2006, 11:38 PM
I'll give you $50 for it.

Sun Baked
Aug 31, 2006, 11:43 PM
I purchased my MBP and I know most of you out there use your Macs to make you money. Was wondering if anyone could suggest ways I could make some money on my computerYou need a decent scanner, some color correction software, a high quality printer -- and some bleached $1 bills. ;)

Chundles
Aug 31, 2006, 11:47 PM
You need a decent scanner, some color correction software, a high quality printer -- and some bleached $1 bills. ;)

$1 bills? We haven't had them in decades.

Spaceman Spiff
Aug 31, 2006, 11:50 PM
You need a decent scanner, some color correction software, a high quality printer -- and some bleached $1 bills. ;)

My printer recognizes bills and stops printing them. They getting smarter.






No, I wasn't trying to make counterfeit money. This was for drama class.

viccles
Sep 1, 2006, 12:39 AM
$1 bills? We haven't had them in decades.

No we haven't :D

Skeeball236
Sep 1, 2006, 12:50 AM
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mduser63
Sep 1, 2006, 11:01 AM
I don't think most people make money with their Macs. Most people with any sort of computer use them for personal things, not to make money. That said, here are some ideas based on things I do to make money:

Learn how to edit video and author DVDs. Offer to film things like weddings, school concerts, etc.

Learn how to do webdesign then get your name out and start designing websites for people.

Learn how to develop Mac applications, develop something cool, then offer it as shareware.

Unspeaked
Sep 1, 2006, 02:14 PM
get a webcam :)


This is your best chance at return on investment, by far...!

SuperSnake2012
Sep 1, 2006, 02:16 PM
get a webcam :)
The Macbook Pro already has an iSight ;)

Skeeball236
Sep 1, 2006, 04:02 PM
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viccles
Sep 1, 2006, 05:08 PM
Everyone knows what I meant, except you. ;)

of course, i could be reading your wink wrong....who can tell anymore.?

I don't think I could make money off the webcam somehow :( No Angelia Jolie body :D

BoyBach
Sep 1, 2006, 05:23 PM
I don't think I could make money off the webcam somehow :( No Angelia Jolie body :D


You under-estimate the power of the internet! ;)

IJ Reilly
Sep 1, 2006, 05:37 PM
You under-estimate the power of the internet! ;)

I think you meant, "the frightening lack of discrimination" of the internet.

Mac-Addict
Sep 1, 2006, 05:43 PM
Make a virus for a mac (Is that even possible?) well if it is then do it and then tell steve jobs unless he put 1 billon dollars (Says it in doctor evil voice) in your bank account you will release it and it will make his whole macs dont get viruses campain go down!!!! But i dont think it is possible :( maybe 3-5 years ago

hulugu
Sep 1, 2006, 05:49 PM
I purchased my MBP and I know most of you out there use your Macs to make you money. Was wondering if anyone could suggest ways I could make some money on my computer

You could pimp out your MacBook to people who 'love' Macs, but don't have the money for their own. It's already a 'Pro.' ;)

Otherwise, I got nothing.

camomac
Sep 1, 2006, 06:04 PM
The Macbook Pro already has an iSight ;)
then you can go to work right away without anymore overhead expense...:D

Mac-Addict
Sep 5, 2006, 03:53 PM
Now theres an idea!

Bobdude161
Sep 5, 2006, 04:03 PM
I have a few ideas but I'm not telling you cuz then you'll steal em. :D

Sun Baked
Sep 5, 2006, 04:32 PM
I have a few ideas but I'm not telling you cuz then you'll steal em. :DBut that has been tried already, and the law has already caught up with him. ;)

Of course your idea about single clicking for an order KY moonshine wasn't a bad idea either.

Unspeaked
Sep 6, 2006, 10:13 AM
I don't think I could make money off the webcam somehow :( No Angelia Jolie body :D

According to your signature, you already meet the one and only requirement to making money online with a webcam:

"I'm a girl"


;)

MacBoobsPro
Sep 6, 2006, 10:16 AM
My printer recognizes bills and stops printing them. They getting smarter.






No, I wasn't trying to make counterfeit money. This was for drama class.

Did you know ts illegal to scan any currency. Even if you have no intention of printing it. Oh and you have one smartass printer! :D

ChickenSwartz
Sep 6, 2006, 03:17 PM
You could use the built in wireless or ethernet card to connect to the internet access Monster.com and get a job.

Just kidding (kind of). Just surprised no one had come up with this one yet. Call me old fashioned.

RacerX
Sep 6, 2006, 06:16 PM
Was wondering if anyone could suggest ways I could make some money on my computerWell, it depends on what software you have and what skills you possess.

There is (for me) tons of things I've been paid for doing using my Macs. For example, I do web design (html, flash, quicktime, etc.), page layout (single page, multipage, ads), audio editing (adding or removing ads, repairing sound quality, preparing for the web) and video editing (capturing and editing, adding sound tracks, preparing for the web).

But most of that requires special software and learning how to use it. Generally speaking, there is hardly anything that can be done on a Mac that I can't do on my Macs thanks to my software collection.



If I was in your position (with a MacBook Pro and little else), I think I would start doing simple page layout and graphic design. I've helped a number of people get started with this in their homes. There is entry level (semi-professional) tools out there for this type of thing. Create and Photoshop Elements cover most of your bases (Create does page layout and illustration and Photoshop Elements does most of what you would need in image editing) for about $250.

From there you could start making money.

After that you could do what I basically did... download a demo of some piece of software and use it for a project. If you earn enough from the project to pay for the full version, then the app has already paid for itself. Almost all my apps (specially any that cost more than $100) were bought this way.

thewhitehart
Sep 6, 2006, 08:46 PM
1. Get a mailbox at an independent retailer. In the US, we have places like the UPS Store and Mailboxes Etc. that provide private mailboxes with realistic looking addresses.

2. Have them forward your mail to an Australian post office box in a town other than your own.

3. Send out thousands of spam emails with the subject "I'll teach you how to stuff envelopes!" In the body of the email, write something like "You can make $5 stuffing envelopes for each envelope you stuff! I used to be a (insert sob story) until I started making an extra $45,000 dollars a year stuffing envelopes! If you'd like a free starter's guide packed with a wealth of information on how to stuff envelopes, send a self addressed stamped envelope and $5 to (independent retailer address)."

4. When you get their $5 payment and their envelope, just send them a printout of the very same email you sent them in the first place in the envelope. And there you go! One more sucker who will learn how to stuff envelopes! There's no guilt in teaching them a lesson of common sense, and plus you've enriched their lives by passing on a valuable skill! :D

Unorthodox
Sep 6, 2006, 08:58 PM
Did you know ts illegal to scan any currency. Even if you have no intention of printing it. Oh and you have one smartass printer! :D
:eek:

*runs to the fireplace with a match*

suneohair
Sep 6, 2006, 10:13 PM
I don't think I could make money off the webcam somehow :( No Angelia Jolie body :D

Can I date you? I will let you play with my Mac Pro ;)

viccles
Sep 6, 2006, 11:16 PM
Can I date you? I will let you play with my Mac Pro ;)

;) I like the sound of that! Anyway to RacerX I never really thought about how you'd get into web design. When I was about 15 I tried to open my own web design business that never got off the ground :P My skills are a bit out of date I suppose it would be worth my while to get out a few books and brush up a bit

RacerX
Sep 7, 2006, 05:36 PM
Anyway to RacerX I never really thought about how you'd get into web design. When I was about 15 I tried to open my own web design business that never got off the ground :P My skills are a bit out of date I suppose it would be worth my while to get out a few books and brush up a bitWell the best way to do it is to start small and ease yourself into it. Even simple web sites have a place on the net.

For example, a simple site (sort of a web brochure) can replace printed materials for some businesses. And by doing that type of thing as a web page they would avoid the cost of printing... and more importantly the wasted printed materials if their information changes.

As you start to make money you can invest in more advanced software and start offering more features for clients.

I started out just servicing Macs, but after a few years web design started making me more money (and was a much steadier income than service... as you can't really count on Macs to have problems on a regular basis).

Generally what I do is promise what is within my means (what I absolutely know I can do) and then attempt to go a little beyond that with each site. If it works out, great! You can show what you did to the next client and get paid for it. If it doesn't, fine, they weren't counting on it anyways.

That would seem (to me) to be the best way to enter web design. Plus, if you keep it low stress like that, then you'll be enjoying what you are doing... which should really be the goal of any type of work. :D

farqueue
Sep 8, 2006, 01:36 AM
try saving some children in africa

http://press.web.cern.ch/press/PressReleases/Releases2006/PR07.06E.html

farqueue
Sep 8, 2006, 01:37 AM
or help in the search for extraterrestrial life:D

http://setiathome.ssl.berkeley.edu/