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As a lot of us are starting University in September/October I'm assuming that there are a lot of people working stupid amounts of hours or are planning to in order to reach a certain amount of savings for the Autumn.
At the moment I'm working at a hotel for £7 an hour cash in hand (Definetly a con) and I don't get a lot of hours at the moment as it's off season.
I've been looking at different things I could do in the summer such as a full time bar job or going over to a camp in America and being a counselor where they include travel/food/accomodation etc.
Anybody got any foolproof ways to make a lot of money in say a space of May to October time (5 months)
Even if it's just a silly idea I'd be glad to hear of it, maybe even some ideas for saving as I'm awful at it.
It's all appreciated!


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£7 an hour is bloody good. :rolleyes:
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(Original post by Danithestudent)
As a lot of us are starting University in September/October I'm assuming that there are a lot of people working stupid amounts of hours or are planning to in order to reach a certain amount of savings for the Autumn.
At the moment I'm working at a hotel for £7 an hour cash in hand (Definetly a con) and I don't get a lot of hours at the moment as it's off season.
I've been looking at different things I could do in the summer such as a full time bar job or going over to a camp in America and being a counselor where they include travel/food/accomodation etc.
Anybody got any foolproof ways to make a lot of money in say a space of May to October time (5 months)
Even if it's just a silly idea I'd be glad to hear of it, maybe even some ideas for saving as I'm awful at it.
It's all appreciated!


Dani
Steal from the hotel, and sell it. Accept bribes.

Legit methods.... nope drawing a blank.
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I get around £4 an hour delevering leaflets but been able to do any lately due to bad weather conditions. I also have a very very part time business selling stuff on ebay. I don't really earn enough money though which is why I am half way through my degree, living at home and £6k in debt.
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Betting shop! I ain't done it for ages but I've easily won more than I lost. One time I won £218 on a £1 bet! I only bet on football, mind, because I know it really well. Horses are a mug's game.

Early on, bet on surefire outcomes (e.g. Man Utd to beat Wolves, oops!) so that you return little bits, win some and get confident without getting ahead of yourself. Then with some of your winnings go for more ambitious bets (e.g. I bet on England to beat Lichtenstein 2-0 when bigger scorelines had shorter odds. And I won!), after all the winnings are a bonus to you that you never had before so you can go ahead and lose them. And then bet on what you like.

Hope it helps!
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online poker
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Sell a kidney
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I get £30 a week on EMA and either another £30 for working Fridays and Saturdays at my parents shop or £50 for a few extra nights (when I have no coursework/revision). Thing is that I do spend quite a lot though and have to pay for my own lunches, weekly bus pass and monthly mobile phone and broadband fees.
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Well do you need broadband?
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Unfortunately it's not as good as it sounds,
I work Monday nights (Bearing in mind I've not had any hours like AT ALL in over a month due to closure and the slow season) for three hours.
£21

Every other week I'll do one extra shift for 4 hours
+£28
Which makes the total for two weeks work
£70

Bearing in mind I have to pay £4.20 a day (4 days a week=£16.80) to go to college as I am not eligible for a student discount being over 18 (Don't ask me what's up with that)
My mother buys my cigarettes so that's ok
that leaves
£70
-£33.60

=£36.40
x 8 months
=Just over £500

And I'm pretty sure that's not enough
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Sell a kidney
Oh yeah, you could put yourself up for medical trials or research...
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Oh yeah, you could put yourself up for medical trials or research...
if you really get stuck there's always mcdonalds...

lou xxx
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if you really get stuck there's always mcdonalds...

lou xxx
Dear sweet christ no, I've been better paid since I was 14
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MacDonalds dont get me started on MacDonalds!...

...It was so hard to give it up.
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I thought of going crawling back to my old job as it's under new management.
I used to earn about £150 a week there but only because I sold my soul to them.

Friday-6pm-1am
Saturday-6:30am-11am/12pm-3:30pm/6pm-1am
Sunday-6:30am-11:30am/12pm-6pm (didn't usually get the break)

Go home do homework
I was loaded but had no time to spend it
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My finances are a joke. I earn around £15 a week and less during term time.

I spend around £10 a week on a general items, £45 a month on socialising. I really don't know how I manage. I should really get a proper job but can't seem to get one.

To cap it off I have just had to fork out £350 for a new bedroom window and £100 on decorating it.

Its no wonder I will be £9k in debt when I will leave.
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£15 a week from a paperround that takes about 6hours in total.

Although i still live outa my parents pockets.
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I've been looking at different things I could do in the summer such as a full time bar job or going over to a camp in America and being a counselor where they include travel/food/accomodation etc.
Anybody got any foolproof ways to make a lot of money in say a space of May to October time (5 months)


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Savings for the Autumn term dont need to amount to masses.

Making some basic assumptions correct the figures where needed:

£4000 loan.

First payment of £1300 recieved upon registration.

First accomodation installment of £750 for the first 12 weeks.

= £550 for 12 weeks = circa £45 per week.

You don't need a lot to top this up - and infact £45 p.wk is liveable if you spend sensibly.

Now if you're parents are paying for your accomodation (lucky people these folks), they you will have no worries at all.
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Savings for the Autumn term dont need to amount to masses.

Making some basic assumptions correct the figures where needed:

£4000 loan.

First payment of £1300 recieved upon registration.

First accomodation installment of £750 for the first 12 weeks.

= £550 for 12 weeks = circa £45 per week.

You don't need a lot to top this up - and infact £45 p.wk is liveable if you spend sensibly.

Now if you're parents are paying for your accomodation (lucky people these folks), they you will have no worries at all.
i get £30 a week from EMA, plus an extra £200 a school year.

Not bad!
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lol, all this talk about money made me play poker for the 1st time this week. I was down $180 at one stage, caught a run of cards you can't imagine i the last half hour and ended $128.25 up..... So 2 hours playing (@$10/hr) gives a profit of $148.25. So dodgy......
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