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Making Money?! - December 25th 2009, 09:25 PM

I need a way to make money, simple effective, due to the whole recession im worried about finising a job by march and i plan on visiting my girlfriend in America, but i need a couple of extra hundread pounds.....I need a way of making money






   
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Re: Making Money?! - December 25th 2009, 09:54 PM

Babysit. It's easy, fun, and really good money. You can offer for neighbors, cousins, friends or just put up a poster advertising. If it's the winter, shovel snow. If it's the summer, mow lawns. They may seem like not that much, but if you do it enough they money definately adds up.


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Re: Making Money?! - December 25th 2009, 09:58 PM

Its not the same in england, People wont let me mow there lawns, and i dont know anyone i can babysit for -_-






   
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Re: Making Money?! - December 25th 2009, 10:21 PM

Put up some posters around. People are always looking for new baby sitters.


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Re: Making Money?! - December 25th 2009, 10:25 PM

Get a job??
lol sorry easier said than done I know, but unless you're actually willing to put work into it, or have some kinda skill most people don't, there's no quick easy way to make money.
Mowing lawns is maybe one example, and yeah people wouldn't accept it as a casual thing, but if you made posters and got a few customers they'd come rolling in. I'm not saying you SHOULD mow lawns but if there's anything else you can do that people will pay for then try it. Eg are there any school subjects you're really good at and could teach, or do you play an instrument well enough to offer lessons to beginners? (These kinda things are normally veryy expensive so you can charge above minimum wage but still offer a very cheap service). Otherwise your best bet is to look for a part-time job.
   
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Re: Making Money?! - December 26th 2009, 03:46 AM

Since you're 18, you may be able to donate to sperm banks. Not sure how it is over there, but I think you can get paid up to $100 dollars per donation up to a couple times a week (don't quote me on that, I may be over/under estimating). I've heard of alot of college students making extra cash that way.


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Re: Making Money?! - December 26th 2009, 03:09 PM

sell stuff on ebay?
dog walking?
car washing?
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Re: Making Money?! - December 26th 2009, 07:26 PM

i would start selling stuff, i do that when i need the extra cash, offer any service that you might have. maybe start a small non-legit business. i do that during times of good weather in my area,
   
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Re: Making Money?! - December 26th 2009, 07:52 PM

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Since you're 18, you may be able to donate to sperm banks. Not sure how it is over there, but I think you can get paid up to $100 dollars per donation up to a couple times a week (don't quote me on that, I may be over/under estimating). I've heard of alot of college students making extra cash that way.
There is a new law now that allows any children that are born from donated sperm to gain access to information on their father when they are 18. Don't just donate sperm for the money unless you are willing to have someone knock on your door in 18 years calling you "Dad".

Ok there is apparently a recession and everyone is complaining there are no jobs but there are. You just have to look. I have been looking for a job since I turned 16 and never got anything but this year during the recession I got one. It is only temporary over Christmas but I have worked from November and I finish next week, I have only been doing 8 hours a week with a few bits of overtime and in total I should earn nearly 500.

I know nobody really wants to work in fast food but McDonalds etc is ALWAYS hiring and they pay over minimum wage, if you only need a few hundred pounds then a few months work there is enough then you can quit.

Honestly if you need a job so badly then you have to keep looking you can't expect a job to just fall into your lap.

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Re: Making Money?! - December 28th 2009, 10:49 PM

Yeahh when I was jobless I was looking for something.. anything earn me money, but other than get a job, unless your really good at website design, have rich relatives, or can provide a valuable service, a job is your best bet...

I'm actually 'part time' in fast food and love the work and in 2 weeks; if I was cut out for the hours I could earn 600... I put off getting a job for ages, handed out leaflets offering a gardening service, tried starting small with websites with ads, but nothings going to get you the income like a proper job... Rachels right, try fast food, stick at it a while, and you will earn



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Re: Making Money?! - December 31st 2009, 05:33 AM

sell stuff on ebay?...


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Re: Making Money?! - December 31st 2009, 05:58 AM

too bad you live in england, i couldnt get a job, so i started my own business - fence painting. that eventually lead to house painting as well, and full out gardening (lawn mowing, weed pulling, installing ponds, etc).

try starting your own business? get some other jobless friends together and teach yourselves how to paint via google. works wonders. just do whimis tests for your employees every once in a while, as well as doing on-the-job training (so everyone knows how to do their job properly and safely).


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Re: Making Money?! - December 31st 2009, 06:01 AM

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Since you're 18, you may be able to donate to sperm banks. Not sure how it is over there, but I think you can get paid up to $100 dollars per donation up to a couple times a week (don't quote me on that, I may be over/under estimating). I've heard of alot of college students making extra cash that way.
damn, i wish i was guy..

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Re: Making Money?! - December 31st 2009, 07:47 AM

Urm you can work for events companies that supply waiting / bar / kiosk staff to places like Wembley stadium etc at gigs. I've done it a few times as a way of making some quick money. I'm not gonna promote who I work for, but there's loads of places that do it and they pretty much take anyone regardless of experience. It's paid above minimum wage (but not hugely above) but the shifts all add up ... I did two 8 hour shifts in the summer and earned 90, and the works not hard.
I'd also back the fast food route ... my ex earned loads working in McDonalds.
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Re: Making Money?! - January 4th 2010, 05:43 AM

even temp jobs are good right now, especially if you dont want the commitment to a regular job. theyll staff u out to a company looking for short-term work and the pay is usually a bit above min. wage
   
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Re: Making Money?! - January 4th 2010, 08:32 PM

You can shovel driveways when it snows, you'll make enough that way especially if you own a snow-blower.

Also the sperm Bank idea is something else you could try.

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