Is it OK to ask friends for money?

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anna_00
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Basically we're about to lose our house unless my mom can get a sum of money together by April - I don't have a job and I'm in full time education (second year of A levels), so I was thinking of making thread bracelets and selling them around school/to my friends? I used to do this when I was like 10 and sell each bracelet for 50p haha, but it feels weird selling stuff to my friends now that I'm 17. I don't have a debit/credit card so I can't sell stuff online, but I really need to raise some money for my mom, and fast. Is it ok to sell these bracelets or should I find another way to get money?
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I guess that's fine. It's not really "asking" since you're selling things to your friends.
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A nice sentiment but i have my doubts that 50p bracelets will be able to buy back a house...
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(Original post by anna_00)
Basically we're about to lose our house unless my mom can get a sum of money together by April - I don't have a job and I'm in full time education (second year of A levels), so I was thinking of making thread bracelets and selling them around school/to my friends? I used to do this when I was like 10 and sell each bracelet for 50p haha, but it feels weird selling stuff to my friends now that I'm 17. I don't have a debit/credit card so I can't sell stuff online, but I really need to raise some money for my mom, and fast. Is it ok to sell these bracelets or should I find another way to get money?
Why don’t you work part time like Saturday or Sunday?youd still have plenty of time to revise and would be able to make money at the same time.selling bracelets seems a bit ehh at this age idk jus my opinion
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Yeah I probably should have clarified that this wouldn't be my only effort to raise funds aha, and my older siblings are working jobs etc., I just need to contribute in some short term way ASAP before looking into getting a job or something along those lines. I'll look into selling stuff online, thank you
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Have you thought about getting a job? Working in a chippy or a cafe or something? I doubt you would make much from the bracelets. What about tutoring gcse kids?
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(Original post by anna_00)
Basically we're about to lose our house unless my mom can get a sum of money together by April - I don't have a job and I'm in full time education (second year of A levels), so I was thinking of making thread bracelets and selling them around school/to my friends? I used to do this when I was like 10 and sell each bracelet for 50p haha, but it feels weird selling stuff to my friends now that I'm 17. I don't have a debit/credit card so I can't sell stuff online, but I really need to raise some money for my mom, and fast. Is it ok to sell these bracelets or should I find another way to get money?
Has your Mom spoken to Citzens Advice?
https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/debt-and-money/
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You're not going to make much selling cheap bracelets unless you have A LOT of friends. Not enough to make any realistic contribution. I'd focus on useful things e.g. can you sell anything you own? can you find a job?
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Find a job, even 4 hours in a local shop will bring in money. Babysitting, paper round, dog walking, doing chores for your neighbours / elderly relatives. Selling your stuff. I have several ornaments and necklaces etc. which I know I could sell if I needed to, so rummage around your room and see if you have anything lying around that you can live without.
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Agree with the ones who say you wont make enough and that a part time job is much better.
Be careful of how much damage it oes to your A levels.

Make sure your mum has taken advice either from CAB or Shelter into your housing issue. You may be able to get extra time.

https://england.shelter.org.uk/get_help
https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/ab...advice/advice/
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Don't forget that if you want to make things to sell, you're going to have to buy materials too. It's not a realistic way to make money, honestly. Especially on the scale that you need. You'd be better off applying for part time jobs and in the meantime offering babysitting or tutoring services, that kind of thing
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