(Closed) How could I do this…?? NWR

posted 8 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: I would pay a dollar for...

    ...a short poem. That sounds neat!

    ...nothing. NOTHING IS WORTH A DOLLAR.

    ...I will just give you a dollar, beggar.

    ...I have a great, creative idea for you. It'll cost you a buck!

    Hey Scully, should we be picking out china patterns or what?

  • Post # 33
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    @peachacid Actually, I am trying to HELP you by giving you REALISITC ways for you to earn some money. 

    You will never get 100,000 strangers to give you money from a “cute poem” or video. It’s ridiculous to think you will. Put your education to work for you. Sell lesson plans online, babysit, coach a team, work at an SAT prep course. Thousands of people are in your same boat. 

    “I work full-time (apparently not according to BrooklynWife)” Yeah—you’re a teacher, I get it…you work from 8-4 Monday-Friday, September-mid-June. You can do ALL of the things I mentioned inthe evening and on weekends. 

    As I mentioned eariler…I’m in your boat too. I have tons of student loans, am a college professor, adjunct teach a class at another, teach SAT prep on the nights I dont’ have night classes, and write YA books on the weekends and whenever I have free time.

    Instead of wasting your time whining about your situation and coming up with elaborate plans for other people to pay off YOUR debt…be proactive and do something about it yourself. 

    Post # 34
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Nope, I went to 3 very expensive private universities…undergrad, grad, and  doctorate, have a lot of studnet loan debt too, and make monthly payments and  will until I’m 80. That’s the way it goes, and I realized this when I took the  money—I never dreamed of asking other people to pay for my education. I’m a  teacher too, btw.

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    @BrooklynWife:  +1,000,000

     

    I’m a teacher too. I paid for grad school totally with student loans (rent and living expenses too). But I knew what my salary would be when I got a job and thought about how much I could afford for school.

    Tutor kids on college essays. One of my coworkers get $125/hour for that

    Post # 36
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2011

    Whatever you decided to do I’d recommend checking into listing your talents on fiverr.com. People will pay you $5 to do really stupid stuff sometimes. Like give advice about something you’re knowledgable about (esp if it is techy) or make them a short video or whatever. The website keeps $1 and you keep $4. But hey– you’d only need 25,000 people then instead of 100,000 😉 

    Post # 37
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    lol…. I am doing the surveys too and lets just say I don’t plan on making a grand anytime soon.

    You can try picking up a craft perhaps? Make soap? I don’t know…

    Post # 38
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2011

    I would just tutor on my own, not through a company.  Maybe my area is different, but parents would gladly pay $30/hr for someone to tutor their high school kids.

    Right now, I do not want a job and someone who is much higher up in DH’s company wants me to tutor his son.  He just asked DH one day, out of the blue.  There’s a good chance I’ll do it starting September.

    Post # 40
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

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    @peachacid:  Funny you say that, one of my good friends publishes to Kindle. So I have a little knowledge about that too.

     

    To be honest, write it, publish it, and market, market, market. Make you’re friends and family recommend it. Post to forums. All that jazz.

     

    DON’T spam. But market the crap out of it. 

    Post # 41
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

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    @peachacid:  there don’t have to be college near you to tutor college essays. they are the essays written by kids who are applying to college so all you need are high school seniors who want to go to college.

    Post # 42
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    1835 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2012 - Oak Tree Manor

    @peachacid:  I saw an episode of Shark Tank about this guy’s business where he draws them a cat. Literally. I think he charges more than $1 per picture, too. These things work!

    Post # 43
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

     Just to add, email publishing companies/magazines/book review blogs/newspapers and offer them a free copy to review/write about it. Just saying, a good review and a bad review both pique curiosity.

    Post # 45
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

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    @BrooklynWife:  +1

    Before I got my full time job I tutored highschoolers as a way to make some extra money, and kept tutoring them on Saturday’s even when I started working M-F. Sure, $15/hour wasn’t much (I had to go very low for my area b/c there are a lot of tutors, so the rate for someone who doesn’t do it professionally is low), but I enjoyed having an extra $45 each week. And that was with only 1 student, if I kept posting an add for my tutoring services on craigslist I’m sure I could have found more.

    Post # 46
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

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    @peachacid:  Book review forums, authoring forums, things of that nature. Authors really become famous through word of mouth. It wouldn’t be a bad idea to let other authors read it too, and let them post about it. I’m just guessing here, but I would assume your degree is in writing/english/literature or something of that nature? Great reason to network with form co-students and professors.

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