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High school is a time where kids go from children to young adults and start to get an understanding of how college and the adult world will be. Juggling everything can be a challenge, but is one to face head on. Two major activities many students deal with is schoolwork and a job. As a […]

High school is a time where kids go from children to young adults and start to get an understanding of how college and the adult world will be. Juggling everything can be a challenge, but is one to face head on. Two major activities many students deal with is schoolwork and a job.

Vaish’s honey scrub.

As a teenager, wanting to be self-sufficient is a normal part of growing up, but colliding schedules can be difficult to handle. An easy way to work around the issue is so sell homemade products.

There are many different ways to make cash from the luxury of their own home. Many Christian Brothers students have taken the opportunity to do just that.

Vaishnavi Doma (’21) makes a face and body honey scrubs that she sells at her house. She makes her product ahead of time so she can still do her schoolwork.

Selling homemade projects also gives you early experience on marketing and the business world.

Layla’s Instagram account

“I’ve always been interested in business, and this product was something I was already making and using, so I was like, might as well sell it and make a profit,” Vaishnavi says. “I also think it’s really cool that I could start a business at such a young age”

Reselling products that you already own but no longer use is a smart and efficient way to make some extra cash.

Layla Airola (’21) upcycles her clothes through social media with her friend Gaby.

 “We sell clothes in their original condition, but we also alter and paint items to make them more stylish,” the senior says.

Selling clothes and other products is also a great way recycle.

“Gaby knows how to paint, and I make scrunchies and alter clothes, so we applied these skills to helping the environment by encouraging buying secondhand and not purchasing new clothes.”

Making money and having a job while still going to school can be possible and a something everyone can get into.

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