17 and looking to make some cash, advice?

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  1. D2AP1

    D2AP1 Newbie

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    Basically I'm 17 and can't find a job. I've been applying everything, calling people, etc and nothing. My only form of income right now is graphics design and little bit of yard work. I do graphics design and motion graphics and earn a bit like that but my website isn't ranked high enough to get steady traffic and I don't get enough clients consistently to get enough money to really do anything. I'm not sure what to do because I need money obviously for different expenses and I'm looking to start college soon. What can I do? I'd like to start getting at least $500-600 a month minimum. Right now I'm probably pulling about $300-350 between yard work and graphics design. So is there anything I can do? Maybe someone who's really good with SEO could give me a hand at ranking my site higher. Or maybe I could partner with someone and do some sort of graphic work for them, I just don't know and any help or tips would be greatly appreciated.
     
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    see what you can do from the stuff which the others are doing on fiverr.com
     
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    I hear McDonalds are hiring ;) I did that and became a manager, then joined the armed forces, that should get you more money then you ask for
     
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    What's wrong with the normal jobs teenagers use to make money?

    - Pet or babysitting.
    - Tutor
    - Selling used video games, etc. on eBay
    - House cleaning
    - Snow removal (if you're in one of those unlucky places that get snow)
    - Painting houses, fences, etc.
    - Newspaper route
    - Wash & detail cars

    It all depends on how ambitious you are.
     
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    Just work half an hour a day then! Or how about have bigger goals and achieve more ;)
     
  8. Have you done any SEO work for your website at all? Ranking higher in Google is always a good thing, but I personally don't try to rely on them for 100% of my income because of the updates lately.