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How do I make enough money for college/life/travel/survival?

Asked by melohhh (30points) August 17th, 2008

I’m 19, out on my own, broke as broke can be and I just can’t find my niche. My parents are no help and even if they were, I’m sick of asking for it. How do I make it on my own without living in the poor house and giving up my dreams (like college)?
I’m sick of Ramen Noodles.

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Randy's avatar

Just hang in there, things can only get better when your at the bottom. =)

Ps, try making your Ramen a different way. ; )

crunchaweezy's avatar

Well you’ve got the internets at your assistance.

Spend some time brainstorming ideas, take up web design, create a website.
You can also cough sell your self cough

jrpowell's avatar

Oh my. I have been exactly where you are. My only piece of advice is this. When you turn 24 you don’t have to put your parents info on your Financial Aid form. I waited to start school until I was 24. The government paid most of it. I’m 30 and have a B.S. and my loans are paid off. So eventually you can get in school.

I would just try to find a better job and relax and enjoy being young. And read a lot of books.

melohhh's avatar

johnpowell: where is this “better job” you speak of? all I can ever find is service jobs.
I’ve begun to hate humanity

crunchaweezy's avatar

Find a dirty job, one that majority would never even attempt.

melohhh's avatar

i.e. ......

jrpowell's avatar

Another thing is school is substantially cheaper out here. (I went to school in Portland)

Lake Michigan College is 103$ per credit. At Portland Community College I was paying about 40. I went to Portland with a high school diploma and led a nice life while I went to school. But I didn’t drive.

Send me a PM if you need info on Portland.

jrpowell's avatar

Holy crap.. Tuition is now 70$ per credit at PCC. That is insane. It was 32$ when I started in 2001.

melohhh's avatar

the community college in my hometown is $90pch… which I thought was cheap.

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noraasnave's avatar

The first trick is finding out what your special skills are. Everyone has unique special skills that only they can do.

Usually the way you find them is try different jobs, read books, try to learn everything you can, every way you can, without mistreating yourself of course.

By doing this you will discover your unique skills, then when you find enough of them you put them together in a useful way.

You will be fulfilled because it is fun to do thing that only you can do, but further refine it as you go. It will be so unique that you will be the only one doing it….so it will be lucrative.

I know it seems overly simple but each little step can take years or even decades, but if you really want to accomplish your dreams, you will keep moving forward, and it will be worth it.

mrswho's avatar

I feel your pain! Besides selling organs, blood plasma, your sperm or eggs I can’t really think of anything too helpful. Try living cheap and getting a job/intership in the field you’re interested in to keep the dream alive. Good luck!

YARNLADY's avatar

I read about a guy who was just like you, and he decided to take a different job in every state, then write about it. He got a lot of publicity by telling the news media in each state what he was up to.

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