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Family having money trouble, I wanna help do something.

:iconhridya:
Hridya Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My family is having some troubles with money (bills etc.) My mom is the only one working, my dad is looking for a job. It's lot of money, and I'm only in highschool, but I wanna help by doing something. Do you have any ideas of what I can do? I've started commissions, but currently no on has ordered any :( I know for a fact that we are not going to be having any presents for Christmas this year, but maybe I can help a little...My parents do so much for me, I just want to help them.
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:iconhridya:
Hridya Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for all your responses! I feel better now >W<
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puppy-dangerous Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Do you have any younger kids in your house? I get presents for my daughter through Toys for Tots, we sign up at the school.

Commissions are hard at first, once you start getting work it gets easier.

It's kinda close to Christmas, but some stores may still be hiring holiday help. Mall work is usually pretty easy and can be fun, and you can make some money.
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Twillyane Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist
Write a good all-around job application and a short CV and go on a part-time job searching spree! That's the first thing you could do, and I'd also recommend what Glori305 said: Put up a poster or two at your local shopping places with a "hey, I'm this-and-this old and would like to babysit your children. I work for this-and-this wage, and are free at this-and-this time"...
It's worked really well for those of my friends who've done that (:
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Glori305 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
Babysit kids.

I made more money babysitting kids than I made at my first job, on a per hour basis.

It is not steady or predictable work, but now is a great season to get into it, as lots of people need babysitters for holiday stuff, and so their "regular" babysitter is probably going to be very busy.

Just put fliers up in the local grocery store etc.
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nosugarjustanger Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
What about working part-time? That's what I do to take care of myself since I was 15. Money troubles suck. I wish you all the best.
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Asher12 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
Why don't you take paypal commission :( This would help
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:iconhridya:
Hridya Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You gotta be 18+ to make paypal account :(
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Asher12 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
Really ?? well that's just bad luck ...
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:iconhridya:
Hridya Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I know, right?
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Asher12 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
Yeah ...

Irrelevant question ; why did you rewatch me ??
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:iconhridya:
Hridya Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I was unwatching everyone except my friends cuz my inbox was too crowded and I accidently deleted you as well >W<
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TheOneAndOnly-K Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I understand your issue dear. I'm facing this myself and I'm looking for a job, but due to my age I never get accepted. My mother is working, our step father lives in new york and is working and all my siblings are in school and too young to work. We're wanting to move, but there is no chance of it happening if we can barely feed ourselves.
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SpookyInk Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Dog sit, dog walk, deliver newspapers, deliver food to elderly, bake goods and sell.
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Lovely-Words Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're in the US. If you're 16, you can always start looking for a job.
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Hridya Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's my best shot right now :)
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Felissauria Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Babysitting!
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:iconhridya:
Hridya Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The only kids I know who are young are my friends and family. I could never ask them to pay me :noes:
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Felissauria Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Ask around your neighborhood! Put up a poster in the local grocery store window. :nod:
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Hridya Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is a good idea, but I'm not sure my parents would approve. They are sooo protective.
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Cody-H Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Student Photographer
Have you asked them personally yet if they have anything you could do? They would know better than I would xP :meow:
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Hridya Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I asked them :) I told them I would give them the 20-something money I had saved up but they said no...I don't know why but I'm really scared. I think I was unconsciously saving this money in case something bad happened, I guess.
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OrangeKrissy Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
Until you are old enough to have your own bills I don't think you would know that $20 is not going to do squat in paying them. Maybe instead of money you could help more around the house so that your dad can concentrate on finding a job. Of course your support would be appreciated. Sometimes desperate times call for desperate measures. My ex fiance stuck me with some bills from a joint checking account that went bust. I had to take a 2nd job to start paying them off. You just gotta do what you have to. Maybe you could take some of your art to a gallery and put them on consignment? Maybe host an art class and charge a $25 fee to teach people how to do your type of art? Have a garage sale? I don't know, use your imagination.
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Cody-H Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Student Photographer
I'm 100% Positive your parents will pull through and your family will be alright. Though, if you really feel the need too, I like the above comment about babysitting. Maybe go to a library (or school) and print an ad if you have free time? :meow:
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Hridya Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm too shy for that >_< I'm really sorry, but I would never in my life feel comfortable looking after random kids.
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:iconcody-h:
Cody-H Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Student Photographer
That's alright. I'm sure you will find alt. ways if you want to help them out. I'm sure your family will be fine. ^^
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Hridya Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes :) Thank you so much for your support. You've made me feel better just by responding :hug:
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Cody-H Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Student Photographer
:meow:
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