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Learning a skilled trade part time (no experience)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Soccer Grant Aug 11. 5 Replies

I am a person that you might consider "book smart." Recently I've had this desire to learn a trade or skill that is not for the office environment. I want to learn something using my hands but the…Continue

Decorating my apartment medieval style?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Pale Horse Jul 24. 29 Replies

This may be an unusual question, but I am getting my own apartment and I would like to decorate it medieval style, or if anyone ever played Elder Scrolls I want to mimic some of those rooms.For…Continue

What is a cheap skill/trade to learn that is high in demand?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rick Shelton on Wednesday. 40 Replies

I currently have a stable job that I like, but I got to wondering what I would do if I ever lost my job. I am trying to find a skill/trade I can learn that is high in demand. The catch is that I…Continue

What is the cheapest fighting art to learn?

Started this discussion. Last reply by N. Vest Sep 10. 15 Replies

My training routine is based only on lifting weights for the moment. I have been lifting for a long time and am on a deadlift centered routine 3X a week. I want to add some kind of conditioning to my…Continue

 

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Rick Shelton replied to Daniel's discussion What is a cheap skill/trade to learn that is high in demand?
"Back in the 80s, 90s, and 00s I worked at times in the field of PC repair and it was never a lucrative field.  I also worked on mainframes as a repair tech, a bit more lucrative but not excessively so.  The most recent stint at such a…"
Wednesday
sebenza replied to Daniel's discussion What is a cheap skill/trade to learn that is high in demand?
"i hear that a lot , dime a dozen low pay"
Wednesday
Jon Glueckstein replied to Daniel's discussion What is a cheap skill/trade to learn that is high in demand?
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StaggerLee replied to Daniel's discussion What is a cheap skill/trade to learn that is high in demand?
"The thing is, when speaking of skilled labor, it that it is skill based. It takes time to develop those skills which indirectly equals cash.Think of any great painter or sculptor that ever was. Do you believe they just started cracking out…"
Wednesday
Rick Shelton replied to Daniel's discussion What is a cheap skill/trade to learn that is high in demand?
"You don't want to go into PC repair.  They're a dime-a-dozen and low pay.  Anyone can change out a drive or a card.  The laptops are bit different but it's still find and replace on the repairs.  Tablets are a bit…"
Wednesday
Rick Shelton replied to Daniel's discussion What is a cheap skill/trade to learn that is high in demand?
"Das Fenster."
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Rick Shelton replied to Daniel's discussion What is a cheap skill/trade to learn that is high in demand?
"Plumbing, at least a licensed plumber, requires the license which requires a test.  You have to know the codes, which aren't really all that hard.  You can work part time for a master-plumber, I had a friend who did that for a while,…"
Wednesday
Carl Monster replied to Daniel's discussion What is a cheap skill/trade to learn that is high in demand?
"That's no fun. And Bobcats are expensive and smelly. I think this guy is young, and there are plenty of middle-aged rich ladies out there looking for a good time with a sugar baby (I get sick satisfaction from posting this…"
Wednesday
John Muir replied to Daniel's discussion What is a cheap skill/trade to learn that is high in demand?
"Sounds like what you're worried about is stability. If that's true, just start living off a FRACTION of your current expense levels, and start aggressively - REALLY aggressively socking away money. One thing to consider would be buying a…"
Wednesday
sebenza replied to Daniel's discussion What is a cheap skill/trade to learn that is high in demand?
"i think auto electrician for the future ."
Wednesday
Michael D. Denny replied to Daniel's discussion What is a cheap skill/trade to learn that is high in demand?
"Gloryhole Squeegee operator at the San Francisco Heavy Petting zoo. "
Wednesday
Michael D. Denny replied to Daniel's discussion What is a cheap skill/trade to learn that is high in demand?
"Plumber, as I hear all you need to know is that "water runs downhill". And don't chew your fingernails. "
Wednesday
Michael D. Denny replied to Daniel's discussion What is a cheap skill/trade to learn that is high in demand?
"Just depends on where your talents are. "
Wednesday
Carl Monster replied to Daniel's discussion What is a cheap skill/trade to learn that is high in demand?
"Male dancer. I taught myself watching Youtube videos, and now I find my schedule booked nightly."
Wednesday
Andrew replied to Daniel's discussion What is a cheap skill/trade to learn that is high in demand?
"Solar Panel Installation. I just started this, monkeys can begin. And SolarEnergy  is inevitably going to be a multi-billion dollar industry with a plethora of potential spinoff businesses. DO It NOW! The window of opportunity is gold."
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Mark Hughes replied to Daniel's discussion What is a cheap skill/trade to learn that is high in demand?
"Machinist, CNC anything, and maintenance trades.  We can't find enough of these skilled trades, and are throwing money at entry level folks like crazy.  As a bonus, many technical or two years schools offer some sort of certification…"
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At 11:35pm on February 22, 2013, Scott B. said…

Ah no worries. I asked if it was a hard transition into accounting after being a history major. And do you enjoy accounting?

 
 
 

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