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Easy Cash for Post Grads

17 Sep

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Struggling for money while looking for your first job? Well you are not alone. Since I have started my journey towards finding a full time job, I’ve also had a chance to compile some ideas to make fast cash while being unemployed. With help from some good friends along the way (god bless you all) here is what I have found successful so far.

SELL OLD STUFF


 Craigslist: My mom sold three dresses from high school dances (Homecoming, Snowcoming, and Prom). It was a lot of trial and error, but the most success came from hacking the price in half and then going just a bit under that price. You won’t get what you paid originally. Dress styles go in and out way too quick nowadays. Make some struggling parents day and sell your gorgeous $400 ball gown at an affordable rate.

Facebook Forums: Some university’s have different selling forums which including anything from furniture to books to clothes. Take nice pictures of what you are selling and be as professional and accessible as possible. College kids are lazy, so the easier the transaction, the better.

Cash for Gold: Any old out-of-date, or broken gold jewelry can be turned in for cash. Try and ask grandma or mom if there are any old pieces they won’t wear again and aren’t interested in keeping. Cash for Gold lets you do the whole transaction online.

Gazelle: Sell your old cell phone for money, as long as your old iPhone or Android was left in good condition. You can check how much money your phone is worth right on the Gazelle website!

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BABYSITTING

Go back to the basics, like when you were in elementary school trying to make money. (Leave the lemonade stands in the past). Reach out to relatives, friends, and especially neighbors to offer your services for babysitting. Even if they don’t need you at the moment, they may know somebody who does.

COIN COLLECTING


After cleaning out my old room, I found an ancient Winnie the Pooh piggy bank that was absolutely stacked with old coins I had collected over the years. I am currently in the process of wrapping them all up and turning them into the bank for cash. You can also do CoinStar, but the machine will charge you a significant service fee.

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PLATO’S CLOSET


One of the easiest ways I’ve made cash is collecting clothes and accessories to sell at Plato’s Closet. This is a good option for lightly worn, name brand clothes/accessories you have purchased to get a second chance with somebody else. You will end up giving them away to Good Will after 5 years of sitting in your closet anyways, put a little effort in and you could come out with some cash. I’ve made up to $40 using Plato’s.

 

FREELANCE WORK


A good amount of my friends and I have also found success in offering freelance work in our fields. One of my friends picked up a quick job using his journalism skills to film a small town documentary. Another has had success creates websites on the side for small companies. I have personally picked up choreography jobs with different dance studios in my area. Give it a shot and reach out to local small businesses who can’t necessarily afford the big time companies.

 

HUSTLE


Try a trip to the casino, invest in some scratch off cards, buy the 6.4 billion power ball ticket for $1, or visit a local pool hall like my dad did when he was in his 20’s. (He was sort of a pool shark growing up). Some people are just lucky, you know who I am talking about, and gosh do we hate them for it. A little gambling is fine, just as long as you always take my mother’s advice…and DON’T LOSE.

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Those are the quick money makers I’ve found successful so far. Shout out to my friends who gave me their input or inspiration. Do you have any good ideas for making quick money? Feel free to share below!

 

Till next time,

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Fashion PR Through Photos

12 Mar

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What are the images on your social media platforms saying about your company? Each of your readers are going to have a different learning preferences. Some find content more appealing with audio, some with video, and some with interactive links. However if you are like me, you enjoy content with plenty of eye appealing pictures.

fblogThe way you use a photo has influence over who engages it. Maybe you want to reference a big story in the news by using a powerful image, or perhaps you want to make your followers laugh with a funny meme. Intially you want your audience to follow through to the content that belongs to you. By taking your own photos, followers will get to know your image both professionally and personally. In comparison to popular belief, you don’t need to hire a photographer to make your company and products look engaging!

Instagram is a great app for visually representing your business. You can fblog2upload images straight from your cell phone and edit, crop, and revamp the coloring to fit your fancy. By following other users and companies, you have access to all of their images to like and comment as you please. Instagram can be used for a lot of “behind the scenes” shots and fun images that represent yourself as well as your products. LuLuLemon, American Eagle, and Esther Boutique are wonderful examples of successful Instagram profiles that do a great job of marketing their brand. Use hashtags (targeting words) to more successfully reach your audience.

If you are marketing an event, snap a collage of photos using the Pic Stitch app. Pic Stitch lets you add multiple photos in one image, along with editing options. Think about photographing intimiate details of the event, such as theme decor or a staple event piece. Include images of people dressed up, like celebrities or important investors. Lastly include a behind the scenes picture that only your followers have access to. It will make them feel more involved in the event, and it gives them an initiative to stay connected to your company.

blog 04If you are marketing a product or service, think of new ways of getting your audience involved. This past summer, Victoria Secret had girls tag their bikini’s on Instagram with the hashtag #VSteenybikini showing off their bikini in various settings other than on themselves. BikiniBird hosts Instagram contests giving away clothing items just for “regramming” a picture of that particular clothing in a new and creative way and sharing it with a hashtag. This way you are reaching more people, keeping your followers active, and still marketing your product!

Most importantly, be creative! Show images that represent your brand with pride and personality. You want these photos to say everything about your business without having to say a word. Be sure to share your photos on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Tumblr. You will want to link your website to the photos so your followers know where to get more information.

I hope this insight gives you a better idea of how to really show off what you have to offer in the fashion business.

Good luck, get creative, and snap away!

Rachel, x0x

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