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Millionaire Kids Ezine, Issue #015 -- Unique Sources to Make Money for Students
March 18, 2008
What Are Some Alternative Ways to Make Money for Students?
If your student cringes at the thought of working at McDonalds...or doesn't have a lot of spare time to work at a part-time job...
Then maybe one of these unique ways of making money could put a few extra dollars in their pocket.
Surveys and ExperimentsStudents and professors doing research in the psychology or behavioral studies department sometimes need participants for surveys and experiments and are willing to pay.
Amounts vary widely by school, but generally you can expect to collect between $5 and $30.
Check with your school's psychology or behavioral studies departments for opportunities. Friends in those majors may also know about openings not publicized.
Focus Marketing GroupsFind local market research companies and ask to register as a possible focus group participant. You could make a few dollars in exchange for offering your opinion about a new ad campaign or sampling food.
Play to Your StrengthsOffer to edit papers or provide tutoring for a course you already had success in.
If you're a tech whiz, offer to fix buggy computers.
Artsy? Offer to draw or paint pet protraits, take photographs, or design brochures or newsletters.
Or offer to give lessons to young kids in their home.
ReffingCheck community intramural sports leagues or local youth leagues.
A few games won't take much time and may have the added benefit of a good workout.
Plasma DonationConsult your physician first; if you're cleared you might be paid $15 to $30 (or more) for each donation.
Generally, you are allowed to donate up to two or three times per week. BloodBanker.com lists places in the U.S. where you can donate.
Sell Off Some StuffThe Web is a great place to sell things. Craigslist, Ebay, and Amazon, are just a few of the places where you can sell personal items.
Do you have consumer goods that you don't use, need or want? Sell them online and get cash back. Sports equipment, CDs, stereos, computers, video games, appliances, furniture, clothing -- there's a market online for all of it.
Also check consignment or secondhand shops like Platoscloset, they may be willing to buy your gently used in-style clothing.
Random Acts of TithingMy 11-year-old daughter Maria loves to play basket ball. But she's a little on the short side, so she has to extra good at her shots and handling the ball.
One of the nicest things her two older brothers do is play basket ball with her and show her how to make her free throws.
This may not seem like tithing...but to Maria it means the world.
And I appreciate and admire my two sons for taking the time and having in the patience to be kind to their little sister.
Profitable Investment Idea:Gold just hit a record $1,000 dollars an ounce! It hasn't been that high since the mid 70s.
But buying gold mining stocks can be risky. Especially when you don't know what you're doing.
That's why I like to invest in valuable gold coins.
Some of my favorites that have gone up a whopping 146% since 2003 are:
Saint-Gaudens $20 gold coing graded MS63 currently $1,205
Saint-Gaudens $20 gold coion graded MS65 currently $1,735
Liberty Type 3 $20 gold coin AU50 currently $987
A reputable dealer I like is Van Simmons.
Fun Ways to Make Money For Little KidsMy sister-in-law and her family just left for vacation to Florida...lucky dogs!
And they have a dog Zeus who needs to be taken care of. They hired my daughter Rachel to take care of the dog (at our house)for $10 dollars a day.
Talk about EASY money!
Plus, they gave Maria (11 years old) $5 bucks to give Zeus a good brushing!
It's Good to Know...Financial Terms For Kids1) Debts: Money you owe
2) Dollar: 100 cents
3) Balance: Your money minus what you owe equals your __________.
Do You Know Whose Picture Is On...
A Twenty Dollar Bill?
Cheap Family FunIt may sound hokey...
but a family tradition that we have during Easter time is to watch the The Passion of the Christ with our kids.
It's a great way to get in the spirit of lent.
And of course we order our favorite pizzas too!
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