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Old 01-22-2009, 10:31 PM #1
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Making Money: A guide for young players.

Making Money when you're young;
By Noltez

The purpose of this guide is to help young paintball players make enough money on their own to purchase gear. The fact that you're reading this guide shows you have the drive & desire to stop mooching off your 'rents. Or you want a DM9 and know they'll never but it for you.

Computer;
Computers represent easy money if you know what you're doing. It also is an avenue to make money that requires very little to no investment, unless you're doing hardware upgrades and you have to buy the pieces first.
  • Repairs
  • Upgrades
  • Virus Removal
  • Reformatting
  • Photoshop
  • Web Design

Labor;
Physical laboring is the most obvious way to make money. Using equipment your family already owns (mowers, rakes, shovels, etc.), you can go around your neighbourhood and offer your services. It helps to have flyers you can leave in mailboxes or leave with your neighbours. Come up with a little speach to say when people open the door. Just an example:

"Hi, I'm Jeff. I'm going around the neighbourhood offering services to raise money for my paintball team. If you need anything done, mow your lawn, clean the windows, paint your fence, please feel free to give me a call. I'm available any time after school or on Sundays. Is there anything that you'd like to have done today? (yes/no). Ok! Thank you very much for your time and keep me in mind if you need any of these services! Goodbye!"

Here's some ideas to put on your flyers;
  • Shoveling
  • Mowing Lawns / Weed-eater
  • Gardening
  • Window Washing
  • Washing Cars
  • Painting Fences
  • Debris Removal

Commercial / "Real Job"
There are some places will hire under 16, but most do not. It's unfortunate for you guys that want to work, but there's child labor laws for a reason. Some places you can try are below.
  • McDonalds
  • Coffee Shops
  • Gas Stations
  • Convience Stores
  • Greenhouses / Garden Stores
  • Warehousing

There are other "1-shot" items, like selling candy at school. I don't consider these reliable sources of income that you can base an income off of. Selling food items in a school is prohibited (if a teacher catches you, you could loose all your 'inventory'), so be aware. Also, parents will be very supportive of you being proactive, and will more more apt to help you buy stuff. Brothers & sisters can be recruited to help on big jobs... of course you'll have to pay them

Good luck!
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Old 01-22-2009, 10:34 PM #2
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Old 01-22-2009, 10:40 PM #3
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Old 01-22-2009, 10:42 PM #4
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Old 01-22-2009, 11:10 PM #5
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well at least here in texas you can get a workers permit or whatever its called that allows you to work at say age 14 or such(on a normal job that is age 15 )
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Old 01-22-2009, 11:20 PM #6
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Old 01-23-2009, 12:12 AM #7
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Old 01-23-2009, 02:34 AM #8
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Some people on here sell their blood plasma. Pretty crazy but yeah people are doing it....
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Old 01-23-2009, 03:14 AM #9
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Some people on here sell their blood plasma. Pretty crazy but yeah people are doing it....
because you get $50 for it. your body replenishes it quickly, but it does leave you a bit sickly for a while...
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Old 01-23-2009, 02:37 PM #10
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Lemonade stand = around $7 every 3 hours.

LOL jk.

If there is a local recreational soccer league, referees make way good money. I get 25 in cash after center reffing at a 1 hr 20 min game. I personally do around 4 games a week, but can easily triple that if I wanted to.
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Old 01-23-2009, 03:23 PM #11
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hockey/soccer reffing is pretty decent also put in a grocery store they tend to higher younger aged kids
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Old 01-23-2009, 03:34 PM #12
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1. Hire, not higher to the poster above me.

2. Good guide.

3. Maybe you want to add a free paintball gear section for stuff like pbgood and all.
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Old 01-23-2009, 04:16 PM #14
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Did'ja? Well you're welcome. PM your favorite mod and tell 'em to stickey it, and the one by Ionic about shipping.
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Old 01-23-2009, 04:21 PM #15
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go to a big lots or sams club and buying a couple cases of rockstar or some kind of good energy drink, then sell them at school in the mornings....i made $65pure profit in one day lol

do worry we sell them out of the bed of my truck and the teaches dont do anything cause they never see use, and just think were hanging around a car talking lol
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Old 01-23-2009, 05:32 PM #17
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go to a big lots or sams club and buying a couple cases of rockstar or some kind of good energy drink, then sell them at school in the mornings....i made $65pure profit in one day lol

do worry we sell them out of the bed of my truck and the teaches dont do anything cause they never see use, and just think were hanging around a car talking lol
?? Its not illegal to sell energy drinks.
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Old 01-23-2009, 06:51 PM #18
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Ionic it's in my sig.
You'll always be Iconic to me...

Sorry 'bout that. Fixed.
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Old 01-23-2009, 07:30 PM #19
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Great Job. This will help alot of people.
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Old 01-25-2009, 02:06 AM #21
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u forgot selling crack
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