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How I made roughly $400 in a week {Younger Crowd Oriented}

Discussion in 'Offline Marketing' started by B_Fish, Feb 12, 2012.

  1. B_Fish

    B_Fish Regular Member

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    Let me give you my background information before I get into the story. At the time I did this I was 15, a sophomore at my high school. My high school is the local public school with around 2000 kids. I'm the guy who is always looking to make a sale at anything possible. I usually hung out with a more popular crowd, and I'm a varsity athlete.

    One day I had got the idea to create a facebook page titled "You know you go to {High School} if..." On a daily basis me and a friend of mine updated the page with everything we saw at our high school, with a sort of mocking tone. Eventually this facebook page gained popularity, and in little over a month. We thought we'd take this a step farther. We got the idea to create T-Shirts. Well, my buddy didn't really want to put up much capital so I ended up putting around 70% of it in there, thus I got 70% of the profits.

    I spent about a week working on a T-Shirt design and came up with a good design on the front, and it had a catchy list of our facebook posts on the back. All during the design time, I of course of was going around telling everyone about them. I went to ooshirts website (Good Company) and ordered the shirts from them for about $5-6 a shirt.

    As soon as they came in, I stored them in a few extra lockers I had and came to them when I had a customer. I sold them for $15 a piece, and heck even some of the teachers bought them. I ordered somewhere around 60 I believe I don't remember. I had sold out of them in nearly a week. It was great, holding that wad of cash in my hand.

    I did however, run into some trouble. Our assistant principle didn't like how I was mocking the school. Long story short, I had been assigned a detention and told me to quit selling (I already sold out there :D). However the student body didn't like the news of me getting detention. They scheduled a protest on facebook. Eventually even more so the news got into the situation, with our principle violating free speech. Who called? The journalists of course. However later that day the Head Principle called my dad and basically said "I don't care anymore, he doesn't have a detention."

    In the end, I get media attention, climb the social ladder a little higher, and make around $400. Down side, I'm basically black listed by that assistant principle. (Doesn't matter though, every other office member loves me :D)

    Just a little motivation and cool story for you guys :)
     
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  2. smallgiant

    smallgiant Regular Member

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    Nice story I guess. Reminds me of younger version of myself. Anyways I'm only posting because I have an idea that could probably make some decent money from high school age kids. Seems you are well connected at your age level as well which is something I've been looking for. Let me know if you are interested. You could either work for me or join me. Either way I don't care just let me know.

    *Just realized this was written in past tense. Definitely need some sleep. Eh maybe you are still in your younger years. Let me know.
     
  3. TheIllestBrew

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    Journalists? Jesus christ, I woul've panicked if that happened to me, even if I did nothing wrong lol
     
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    paramveer Newbie

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    wow, that is mere amazing story I have ever read about. I think you r the lucky one to be the hero of such a motivational story and in fact it is truly happened to you.
     
  5. gritts

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    Yeah I got into some issues with the high school administrators as well back in the day where I was involved in a similar stunt. You definitely have to watch yourself as you can get in trouble and not get off the hook if no one backs you up. Good story though as it can be applicable to other stuff, I've seen some people do that for cities they live in or even larger neighborhoods.
     
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    Well that was one awsome story :D well and again i see that everyone can earn money with anything and anywhere :D
     
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    Back in my high school days I was the only kid I knew with a CD burner. Used to burn CDs for kids and charge them 5 bucks for about a $4 profit per disc. Made pretty decent money for a kid without a job. Of course something like that wouldn't work these days. But you just have to think of something you can make or do that everyone will want. That sort of thinking applies to most any money making idea.
     
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    Have fun sneaking profits by high school administration. Once they realize there's an untapped profit source, they'll put you out. At least, they would where I went to school. :D
     
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    i made more than that every week selling weed at school :p
     
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    Definitely Interested, shoot me a PM
     
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    You'd better believe it, they're some crazy people :p

    haha this just about made me tear up just because it was so dramamtic lol thanks

    Luckily I have plenty of people behind, as everyone hated this new principal anyway. But in the future I might get blackballed or something similar whhen I start applying for scholarships etc. I hope not though, as Im good friends with *Most* of the admin

    When I walked into the Assistant principal's office with $450 on me in cash, I was ready to stick it up my........(well you know what I mean) to hold onto it. I wasn't about to let that money go!

    Haha, kid I know might be sentenced to 75 years in prison MINIMUM for attempted murder-drug deal gone wrong lol So I'm kinda out of that idea lol. But I guess good for you? lol
     
  14. MojoSoDope

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    That's dope man! You should make a ecommerce site,
    drive traffic to it, and make more $$$! :p