# how do the "kids" earn money for rockets

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#### karatekicker271

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hey i am a kid who is under 15 and cant find any ways to earn money for the rockets, motors, and other accesories. i have one job to pull up weeds and lay down pineneedles in my backyard but it have been really muggy and humid lately and i dont think that it is worth it for the payment. i was interseted in how other kids make jobs on TRF for rocket stuff

#### grimlock3000

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Can't you get a job at 15? I got a job with worker's permit right when I turned 15, I was the only one of my friends with money, it was sweet. I worked at a comic book store, so it was just about the easiet job ever

#### JoJo

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pawn everything you own and spend it on rockets...

yeah right. just mow some lawns and shovel snow ect.ect.

#### dr wogz

##### Fly caster
I was lucky, that my dad helped me with my first few jobs. He needed a drafter, I could draw. He bough the supplies, and got me started (we're talking pen & paper, not CAD!) I also did some assembly work for him..

I also did the odd things about the neighbourhood: mowed lawns, washed cars, cleaned patios, shoveled driveways, etc.. I would approach the neighbours, and ask if there was anything that needed doing, and if I could do them..

Head out to the local 'unemployment office' and speak to them, to see if there is a 'student work program'. Some small stores will require a stock boy, or a shipper, some 'joe job' guy.

And here's a hint: Try to get work, anything! at teh local hobby / rocketry shop. That way, you're likely to get your supplies for cost.. Or strike a deal with the owner; you'll work for only rockektry stuff.

But ya gotta be there when he wants you , be dedicated to what you do, and make teh commitment to the job. if you start to slack, goof around, not show up one day, etc.. you can kiss the job good-bye. If you show enthusiasm & commitment, chances are, you'll keep the 'part time job' for a few years!

#### karatekicker271

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the only problem is i am not 15... im 12. i just said i was under 15 because i didnt want to give out my exact age

#### Dbarrm

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Do what my kids do to make money, babysitting, mow yards, wash cars, rake leaves. Stuff like that. Yea its hot outside but how bad do you want your rocket stuff???

Dan

#### BlueNinja

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I get allowance.

Every once in a while if I'm bored then I'll mow the lawn and get 10 bucks, but I'm usually too lazy.

#### powderburner

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Originally posted by karatekicker271
i dont think that it is worth it for the payment
Well, my perspective (as a parent of two boys) is that children should expect to participate in some of the household chores without expecting to be paid. At all.

If my kids don't help me, then I get to do all the yardwork. Who pays me? I don't like being out in the heat and dirt either, but what choice do I have, chores HAVE to get done.

If one of my kids does help me (and with a decent attitude about the whole thing), it makes me a lot more likely to slip him some extra cash when he wants to go to the store for his stuff.

#### karatekicker271

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that sounds good powerburner... I love the computer

#### jflis

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when I was a kid...

man...

I had to help make pizza sauce (right down to picking the tomatos), pizza dough and even pasta. Up at 4am and off to the fields.

On weekends it was trash and off to the dump

Weekday afternoons it was washing dishes in the resturaunt. all for my grand parents up in Schroon Lake NY

Their phone number was 346

way cool

#### dr wogz

##### Fly caster
And dog walking / pet sitting

That's what y wife wants to do. When we win the million, she's starting her own 'dog walking' business.

But something to think about (assuming you like dogs!)

go around teh neigbouhood, and offer to walk their dogs, for a nominal fee!

#### loopy

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Originally posted by jflis
when I was a kid...

man...

I had to help make pizza sauce (right down to picking the tomatos), pizza dough and even pasta. Up at 4am and off to the fields.

On weekends it was trash and off to the dump

Weekday afternoons it was washing dishes in the resturaunt. all for my grand parents up in Schroon Lake NY

Their phone number was 346

way cool
Not to date yourself or anything...lol

#### Neil

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I mow lawns. And mow more lawns. And more lawns.

#### RocketboyG80

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You can also think a little longer term and put some of your money in a C.D. or a mutual fund. The interest you get is a lot better than than a bank account. I have to say, I get about 10% interest (depending on the market) in the mutual funds my cash is in. Just an idea I wanted to put out there.

#### Mike

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Originally posted by Neil
If you make your quota or whatever, you get about $350 a week! (thats meant to be an awed face there btw...) You gotta send in$27 to get started tho... THats a weeks worth of work for me... But if it really isnt a scam to get my money or anything, I could be filthy rich!
Neil, there often a lot of scams involving these schemes, the ones I've heard of involve your work getting rejected due to poor workmanship and you never getting paid. You often have to buy the "kits" yourself which you may need a bit of capital, they're all different so some may not.

You may have to be over a certain age for them too.

#### Neil

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It DID sound too good to be true....

So is it worth trying, or is it almost a certain scam?