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February 21, 2024
Valentine’s day can be celebrated in a variety of ways whether it’s getting gifts, spending time with friends, going on a date, or staying in watching romance movies.
Vital Valentine’s Day
February 21, 2024
The class taste-tests dishes at Napoli’s Italian Restaurant.
New fine-dining experience
February 21, 2024
Students come together to have a fun and relaxing time during the laid back lunches.
Let’s chill
February 21, 2024
Combining different classes can keep students more engaged and interested.
Learning differently
February 21, 2024
The mood meter is a tool with four different ranges of emotions that help students determine how they may be feeling.
Feeling moody?
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Easy earnings

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In the era of booming technology, money and success are within reach even for high school students.

     In today’s world, making money has become more accessible than ever. The digital age has opened a whole new meaning when it comes to side hustles. There are countless ways someone can try to generate income. Although nothing is guaranteed, with society being more connected through the internet, it’s easy to use that to one’s advantage. 

     With that, side gigs can often be done while sitting on the couch on one’s own schedule. It’s all about finding something to be passionate about and leveraging it into a profitable venture. Some basic activities that many people do not consider are tutoring, which nowadays can be set up online, and freelance writing or design. Websites and blogs are always in need of a fresh change, as viewers could get bored with the same content. Being able to do graphic design could allow one to offer services to smaller websites or businesses. More known ways are social media management and selling products online. Media management or creating content online takes time to gain social presence, but eventually, possibilities with ads or sponsors can happen. Selling products is pretty self-explanatory. Whether it is reselling or creating some self-made items, it can easily be shared with the world. 

     No offense, but people today have bad spending habits. Whether it’s something they see in stores or on their phone, they believe they need it and it’s a lack of impulse control. Showing products that catch people’s attention as something cute or a “must-have” will eventually help gain wealth. People tend to get intimidated by the idea of having a side business. Starting a side gig isn’t necessarily a walk in the park, but it’s become easier to get the idea out there. For example, one could create a side business for dog sitting, allowing people to drop off their pets when they’re going away. Taking that next step by creating a website with booking options can help easily guide potential customers, rather than just handing out a phone number. This is just a small idea of what one could do.

     For me, starting a website with my friends where we resell products online was simpler than I thought. We just started, and it hasn’t gotten huge as we’ve all been a little busy. That’s the nice part, as it doesn’t take too much work, and it’s quite simple to understand. It’s been a fun little project, and it’s helped me learn more about marketing and the business world at such a young age. I also find it a good distraction to keep me busy. Why sit around at home scrolling endlessly on social media, when I can try to make some cash? 

     Not everyone needs to go to an extreme and start a website. People can simply babysit, clean, or do something to help neighbors. The list is never-ending, but using technology to one’s advantage can help achieve goals. It’s never been easier to work towards success. It still takes a ton of work, but there are so many more tools and resources to help anyone achieve their dreams. 



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