A few days ago we had an interesting English Lesson on managing money in class 2A (group 1). An English teacher offered us an additional work – we were supposed to prepare a notice or an advert with our ideas for ways to make money. Three of us (Katarzyna Gawron, Ola Janus, Patrycja Stodółkiewicz) took the challenge and presented some great tips on how to get richer.

Kasia and Ola proposed a few ways (presented below) to earn some income and gain valuable experience as a teenager:

  • Help people around your neighborhood (pet sitting, babysitting, washing cars,  mowing)
  • Enter competitions offering cash prizes
  • Tutor in subject you are strong in
  • Declutter your home and sell stuff on online marketplaces (e.g.Vinted)
  • Become an influencer
  • Sell handmade things ( paintings, jewellery or any handcraft)
  • Get a summer job ( leafleting, fruit picking)

Patrycja got a closer look at making money by sharing a passion on the Internet.  She mentioned a few people who had successfully turned their hobby into profit. We found out how youtubers, bloggers and other content creators earn money by doing what they love. Here are some discussed ways to profit from your passion:

  • Collaboration with brands ( sponsored posts, being a brand ambassador, product placement)
  • Affiliate marketing
  • Paid ads
  • Selling your own products (e-books, webinars, launching product lines)

This lesson was really inspiring and helped us understand that there are many opportunities these days for everyone who is willing to put some effort and time in making money in a creative way.

Article written by Patrycja Stodółkiewicz, Ola Janus and Kasia Gawron from class 2a, edited by Ms M.Kossak.