One huge perk of getting into boarding school is that you’re free from your parents. Hello, independence! But since you’re away from them, it’s not that easy to get money when you need it. The solution? Make some money while you’re in boarding school.
It’s actually not that hard: all you need is a little creativity and a pinch of being proactive.
Why do you need to make money?
Why work, when you can always ask for money? The thing is you’re already out of your house. Maybe your parents are teaching you how to be independent. Ask yourself: where is fulfillment when you can get anything you want in life effortlessly?
There is a sense of pride you get when you buy that gadget you’ve been saving up for with the money you earned. Don’t you want that feeling? If you do, then here are a few tips on how to earn money at boarding school:
Get yourself a job
The best way to make money is to earn it through hard work. Nothing is free in this world, after all. Better practice early than be surprised at what life has to offer once you graduate. It doesn’t have to be super hard work, though. As long as you can still focus on your studies, you’re good to go. Think of it as practice – something you’re preparing for after graduation.
Do simple chores for others
If you’re not into exploring job options outside of school, then something of less work could do. Ask your school if they are in need of a laboratory or library assistant, or ask your teacher neighbors if they need help with their lawn. Simple tasks like these could help you earn a little extra while you’re studying. Plus, you get to develop your people skills and broaden your network.
Get an online job
Maybe you’re too busy, or you get to be too tired from school. Or maybe you’re just not into the physical work. If so, maybe an online job would suit you best. All you need is your creativity, your laptop and a good internet connection. There are hundreds of jobs online that you can try out – from writing articles, to making reviews and citing comments. Even something as simple as blogging can help you earn money. Just be patient and search the World Wide Web for your perfect job.
Sell some of your stuff, or sell something in general
Lessen your clutter at home and earn at the same time. If you have things worth selling online, like old fashionable clothes, or books, then do so. It wouldn’t hurt too if you start a small business of your own, like selling food, school supplies and other things. As long as you’re not selling anything illegal, then it’s fine.
Getting into boarding school, whether you chose it or not, is a huge step towards independence. It’s the start of a new phase of your life – a phase that doesn’t have your parents in it, and you’re making your own decisions. It’s okay to ask for guidance every now and then, but you have to learn to stand up on your own and start making your own money. It will serve as a great foundation for your future.