Easy way to make money?

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  1. dmmcintyre3 macrumors 68020

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    Is there a easy way for a 14 year old to make money?
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    There's no easy way to make money - at any age.
     
  3. xboxer75010 macrumors 6502

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    What I used to do was run ads in craigslist for computer services such as setting up new computer, removing virus, reformatting pc, ect... Things that some people are not comfortable doing and usually charged about $25 an hour, or a flat rate if they wanted to drop off and pick up. I made some business cards and handed them out and a couple of years later people are still calling me up. Its not easy or dependable money but it helps pay the bills.
     
  4. Mr_Brightside_@ macrumors 68020

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    A job.
    The computer repair idea is a good one, particularly if there aren't others like it in your area. People will pay through the nose to get their electronics fixed. House cleaning is something else that can pay very well. When our last house cleaner stopped working, I simply took over the job, and regularly get paid $60 to clean our house.
    Dish washing can also make you good money. While you generally only get paid minimum wage, there are always jobs available, and, if it's a good restaurant, you'll get a cut of tips, which is always nice as well.
     
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  6. chris200x9 macrumors 6502a

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    stocks? PM me if you want to know how to make at least 20% a year (only tested on ~$1000)
     
  7. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    As Rodney Dangerfield found out the hard way.....no there isn't.

    You could just w**** yourself out.
     
  8. Ryan1524 macrumors 68000

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    For a 14 yr old...try the many types of manual labor. Cutting grass, building stuff, retail, painting, cleaning things, data entry, etc.
     
  9. MrSmith macrumors 68040

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    Teach yourself programming and develop an iphone app...
     
  11. northy124 macrumors 68020

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    Have you thought about stealing? I know illegal but still, easy money but high risk.
     
  12. toolbox macrumors 68020

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    try and get a job - i never had any money until i got a job, unless birthdays / christmas rolled around.
     
  13. ejb190 macrumors 65816

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    Try bailing hay for a summer. Yup, that's easy work.
     
  14. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Easy + Make Money = impossible.

    Even the stock market is not easy if you're not sure what you're doing.

    Many people believe they can sit around and it will just be handed to them. If you want that find yourself a sugar daddy or mommy ... depending upon your persuasion.
     
  15. andalusia macrumors 68030

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    Buy multipack canned drinks, or multipack chocolate bars, and sell them at your school for the same price as a single can. Earned myself a nice little Macbook doing it.
     
  16. LizKat macrumors 68040

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    Yah, right. :D :D :D The kid should try it for an afternoon first...
     
  17. YS2003 macrumors 68020

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    Whoever finds the answer to this question, I am listening.:) Money. You cannot have enough of it...
     
  18. fireshot91 macrumors 601

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    Or an easy way to have enough of it.
     
  19. DiamondMac macrumors 68040

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    Yes, a friend of a friend told me about a friend who is a Nigerian banker
     
  20. Surely Guest

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  21. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    If you look back at some of the older threads underage people did asking about jobs ...

    We usually told them to start a business. Stuff like mowing lawns, cleaning pools, cleaning garages/yards, etc.

    Just make sure you have them sign a contract, with the scope of the work and the pay in their.

    Always charge more for the first time, and less for the returns on stuff like lawn and pool care.
     
  22. rhett7660 macrumors G4

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    I am laughing pretty darn hard at this one....
     
  23. BaronvdB macrumors 6502

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    mow lawns...that's what i did...i made a decent amount of money at when i was kid too
     

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