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Mark Dreyer
Mark Dreyer
Home state: Minnesota
Occupation: Truck driver, Missouri Basin Well Services
Pay: $50,000 per year

I used to bartend, manage and be a promoter for night clubs. Then I got into selling cell phones on the side and became a volunteer firefighter and got really involved in using my promoter skills to raise money for charity instead.

Because of the bad economy, I wasn't making money at any of those things anymore, and I was really broke and in a lot of debt.

So when I heard about the job opportunities out here I did a little research and applied for a truck driver job at Missouri Basin [where I haul water to oil well sites]. I'm now making more than $50,000, which is more than double the less than $20,000 I made during the last couple years.

This is Mark Dreyer's get-out-of-debt program. I have $50,000 of debt, so I'm saving every bit of money I can. I was lucky enough to get a space in a park nearby, where I sleep in an RV.

Last updated October 27 2011: 9:55 AM ET
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Double your salary in the middle of nowhere, North Dakota

Companies are hiring like crazy: you can make $15 an hour serving tacos, $25 an hour waiting tables and $80,000 a year driving trucks. In the middle of nowhere, North Dakota.

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