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Hey guys trying to pay for college what is a good job?

suevgsuevg Posts: 44Registered User Junior Member
Okay as some of you know I am 16 years old and I am already planning my college years and more ahead but I really don't have the money yet! So I need a job but what would be a good job for a 16 year old? Any advice I know this doesn't have much to do with college but I am trying to get a job to pay "for" college so I guess it does haha Thanks guys
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Replies to: Hey guys trying to pay for college what is a good job?

  • kwukwu Posts: 4,759Registered User Senior Member
    Tutoring on the Upper East Side of New York City for 25+ dollars an hour.

    ... or, just tutoring :)
  • bessiebessie Posts: 1,818Registered User Senior Member
    Tutoring is an excellent idea. After you get some experience and references, you could raise your rates considerably. Tutoring is a skill you can take to college with you as well so you can continue making money as you attend school. You could also get a job where you get tips: waiter, busboy, etc. so you can make more than min. wage and still have a little flexibilty.
  • brillarbrillar Posts: 1,089Registered User Senior Member
    And remember that your per hour money isn't the deciding factor- also try to get a job that offers you a lot of hours so you can work the max possible. Try your best to find a job where you make over min. wage- unless that job has tips. They're pretty easy to find but most people our age sort of 'settle' when they could be making more money.

    And once you're 18 opportunities really open up- look at local factory type places like Pepperridge Farms, Acme... Any type of food production place is ideal- most likely you'd be doing a tedious job, but they pay pretty well for it.

    You're lucky to be starting now!
  • maeamaea Posts: 726Registered User Member
    Not to hijack the thread, but how would one go about advertising their private tutoring service?
  • suevgsuevg Posts: 44Registered User Junior Member
    okay guys thanks so much and that tutoring thing sounds pretty good but i live in a very isolate town so idk! not much people like to be tutored here so idk! yeah the waitress thing sounds good as well!

    oh and maea it's okay you want to find out things as well you can ask don't be afraid :)
  • maeamaea Posts: 726Registered User Member
    lol, not afraid, just trying to be polite.
  • MattsMomFLMattsMomFL Posts: 802Registered User Member
    Craigslist, but you'll find a lot of competition - my husband's a tutor, as are many teachers during the hours when school is out, and they charge $25/hr too
  • ethanrtethanrt Posts: 153Registered User Junior Member
    Or just undercut them all and charge $20. I charged $14 - only a high school student, after all - and it was still double minimum wage.

    Construction over the summers is also pretty nice money.

    But here's the highest-paying job I've ever come across: waiter/valet at a swanky restaurant. These positions will be few and far between, and you'll have to get lucky and present yourself just right when you apply for the job, but man, if you're getting $100 tips and making $20,000 in a summer, you're pretty much set.
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