Ways of making money!

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  1. wfoster macrumors 6502a

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    Ways of making money.

    I need to think of ways to make money, and fast. I need to get around £100 within a week. What can I do? o_O
     
  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    You can start by knowing that your title is a question and not a statement.
    Next, pony up some info about yourself. How old are you? What is the legal age to begin work in your state/country? What experience do you have? What can YOU do for someone else, rather than asking what someone else can do for you.

    Or just sit online and ask questions ... err make statements that look like questions. That yields no income to you, but I'm sure it's fun nonetheless.
     
  3. wfoster thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    OK, I am 14 and I know a lot about computers. I can code websites and design websites. I am also a graphics designer.

    I'm good with helping with generally anything. I live in the United Kingdom.
     
  4. benflick macrumors 68020

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    If it is for what I think it is (Mac Mini)
    Then you don't need money, rather you want money.:rolleyes:
     
  5. Schtumple macrumors 601

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    Getting £100 in a week and being 14 is going to be near impossible... You're going to have to find companies that want a website designed for them, but even then, that'll take longer than a week... Could you not just ask your parents for a loan if it's really that urgent?
     
  6. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Time to bust out that law mower and start working. I mean, you have school all day. Not much time for a job and you'll have to be paid under the table right?
     
  7. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    Go to work for the local meth dealer.
    Find some desperate cougar willing to pay.
    Rob the local convenience store.
    Snatch a purse or two.
    You a church going lad? - Steal the donation tin.
    Sell your bodily fluids. Surely a spry lad of 14 could make a quick buck.

    Of course, you could always get up off your arse and mow a lawn, shovel some snow, deliver stuff, flip burgers.
     
  8. Unspeaked macrumors 68020

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  9. CalPoly10 macrumors regular

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    When I was 16 in highschool, I started a Mac Onsite repair/consulting business. I designed a website and got my name out there with small businesses and contacts through friends and family.

    I charged $30/hour, and often time got even more (tips). If you act professional, nobody will question your age. Just get your name out there.

    I'm a few years older now, and I carried my business and business name up to College. Got a few small businesses to hire me, and now I charge $40/hour, and work oftentimes 10-12 hours/week. Basically pays for school.
     
  10. Mechcozmo macrumors 603

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    If you can't find work, you ain't trying hard enough...
    Linkety :p

    I recommend a loan-and-payback scheme for such short-term cashflow situations; you're too young to earn it any other way. Most companies aren't interested in websites or graphics right now, either. Your best bet is to plan ahead, ask for a loan from your parents, and work with them to make that money.

    However, it might be difficult to work if you've already got the money... so, maybe your parents aren't going to be so enthusiastic about lending money without much chance of getting it back. Better come up with a really good plan before you ask them for the money, so they can see that you won't be slacking off in a week and a half.
     
  11. nomar383 macrumors 65816

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  12. benflick macrumors 68020

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    Seeing as how it's winter, Lawn mowing won't work. I'm 15, and I have all the money I need (I have a job). Maybe you should try it? It will take longer than a week. Why not have someone front you the money?
     
  13. Gelfin macrumors 68020

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    I was going to suggest counterfeiting.
     
  14. Digital Skunk macrumors 604

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    It looks like those from across the pond don't know how to get a job it seems.

    In most other countries a man of your age would have some kind of weekend job.
     
  15. maestro55 macrumors 68030

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    You could find a loan shark, but be prepared to perhaps get your legs broken if you can't come up with the money when he or she wants it repaid.
     
  16. pimentoLoaf macrumors 68000

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    Got a camera? Take some piccies of something and maybe you can get them bought by a stock photography company.

    Learn to paint (artistically) and then have a museum buy your creation for really big money.
     
  17. nomar383 macrumors 65816

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    Just not of yourself. That = kittyporn

    EDIT: I suppose that could get you rich though :eek:
     
  18. Keniff macrumors 6502a

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  19. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    I freelance my computer skills and my supervisor is spreading my skills through word of mouth. Good lord I'm busy now. :eek:
     
  20. Mr. Giver '94 macrumors 68000

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    Not a bad idea.....




    You could also sell stuff on eBay or Craigslist.
     
  21. nomar383 macrumors 65816

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    The only thing my parents give me is grief lol

    Job = win
     
  22. DPA macrumors 65816

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    You'll have to chop off an ear and then die first. I hope your parent's will enjoy the museum's money!:p

    David
     
  23. pimentoLoaf macrumors 68000

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    A certain impressionist painter did this, but I think he was established by then. :D
     
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  25. iAmAzN macrumors 6502

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    14 years old eh? I assume you play video games? If you are good at it, make a few bets with your friends that you can beat them at Halo or something!
     

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