So, you are a student who has a school or college trip coming up, which you so want to go for but do not have the required funds? Or you are someone who believes in social causes and wants to go on a volunteer trip? In either situation, you need cash. Asking your folks to fund your trip is an easy way out, however, if you plan on earning it yourself, given below are some of the best ideas for raising money for a trip.
Take up a part-time job. There are many restaurants, departmental stores, malls, and fast food joints who are always willing to hire teens, as well as adults, to work for them. Working and earning in these places after your classes is one good way to raise money for yourself.
Odd Jobs in the Neighborhood
Ask your extended family members or neighbors whether they need any help with regards to running their household chores. You can offer your services as a cleaner, gardener, babysitter, pet-sitter, etc. Taking up such odd jobs in your free time to get that cash that you need.
You must be having some stuff lying with you which you no longer use or need, such as old books, bags, shoes, clothes, etc., which is still in workable condition. Why not put it up for a sale in your garage, or even online? You can even ask your friends to contribute some of their unused things to the sale. The money that you generate through these sales can be used to fund your trip.
Take up an online job. These days, making money online is very simple. You can consider taking up online surveys, in which all you have to do is to provide some basic information and earn money in exchange. These surveys are undertaken by marketing companies to check the viability/demand/usage of products of a company among customers. If your language is good, you can consider becoming a content writer and make money writing on a variety of topics, such as fashion, food, travel, etc.
'Car Wash' Day
Organize a car wash day. There must be some other students in your class who want to go on the trip as well, but do not have the required funds. So, make a group with all of them, arrange for a few buckets, washing soap, and washing clothes, and set out to the streets and parking lots (after taking permission) to raise money by washing cars.
If you are good at cooking, you can prepare some bakery items and sell them around your neighborhood or to commuters on the streets to earn a few bucks. If there is some party in your neighborhood or at your relative's place, you can offer to supply the bakery items for that too.
If you are good at dancing or singing, you can get in touch with the local clubs or joints in your area and see if they are looking for some new artistes to entertain their customers. Selling one's talent is another creative way to make money.
Letter Writing Campaign
Start a letter writing campaign, asking for donations. You can send out these letters to your friends, family, local organizations, and clubs, who have sponsored people like you in the past. When it comes to a good cause, people you least expect may sometimes contribute. So, send letters to as many people and organizations as you can.
One last tip. Along with earning, saving money is equally important. So, whatever you earn or get, make sure to save some percentage of it for future use too.