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Dear Dish It :: Quick Cash

Aug 19, 2010

Dear Dish-It,


All the stuff I want for back-2-school shopping add up to more than $300. My mom and dad are definitely not going to shell out the cash, and I'm too young for a real job, but too old to go outside and run the neighborhood lemonade stand. I'm great with computers and tech stuff. Do you have any ideas for some quick cash before school starts?


EJ


Dear EJ,


You’ve got plenty of time to make $300. There are a bunch of different ways to start choosing what kind of job you need to make for yourself. Let’s brainstorm…

  • Manual Labour
  • Cutting Grass
  • Yard Work
  • Car Washes
  • Selling Something Interesting
  • Mama’s Secret Cookies
  • Paintings, Pictures, Crafts
  • Computer Lessons for your Neighbors

It should be easy to choose one of these things to try. Make sure you pick something that you’re willing to put in 100% effort, because time is of the essence.


Entrepreneurial Energy

The hardest part to getting your $300 is to put in a lot of time and energy into the job you choose. If you choose to make a car wash, make sure you put in 8 hours a day and be energetic, happy and treat your customers great. Use your computer skills to promote your car wash. Let everyone on facebook and twitter know that you are raising money for school and tell them about your car wash. Design posters and let your neighborhood know you’re serious. If you put in the time and effort, the world will bring you $300 no problem.


Also, if you have some friends that want to help, people are much more willing to contribute to a team of fundraisers. If you and a friend decide to go door-to-door selling mom’s cookies, it could be more fun sharing the experience.


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EndlessDream
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rainbowpoptart
Yes, purely for the fact that you should not "hate" your sister (or anyone, for that matter).  I'm guessing by "get in trouble for her", you mean she does something wrong and the blame is all put on you? Yeah, little siblings tend to do that a lot. My brother did for the longest time, until my parents found out how much a liar he is. She, hopefully, will grow out of this eventually. Either that, or your parent[s]/guardian[s] will eventually see through her. You lose your friends to her? By this do you mean your friends want to hang out with her and they want you to tag along and you don't? Or do you mean your friends chose your sister over you? If it's the latter, then perhaps you shouldn't have ever referred to those people as friends. You'll find friends who'll prefer you over your sister, I'm sure of it. The only thing I can tell you to do is try to get along with your sister. Every group of siblings has their cats and dogs moment in life, but they grow out of it (most of the time; there are, of course, circumstances where it doesn't work out that way). Please be grateful for your sister, even if you two fight a lot. You never know how much you need something until it's gone.
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liddielover
i hate my little sister because i get introuble for her and lose my friends to her.is that wrong?
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skylar245
skylar245 posted in Friends:
"rainbowpoptart" wrote: "skylar245" wrote: Teacher said to wait for the Bus Driver and the counselor, she just talks to me and doesn't tell The Princible Then maybe try telling the principal yourself, and you should also report that the driver, teacher, and counselor haven't done anything to help you. If that fails, tell another trusted adult, like your mother. I'm sure someone you're close to would do their best to get justice. This is a major problem and it's a shame no one's done anything to help. ​No one listens to me anyway but my friends
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