Sunday, September 26, 2010

Great Advice from Gary North Again!

Gary North's Tip of the Week - September 25, 2010 Best Teenage
Job
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  Teenagers ought to use free time to prepare for exams.
This can save their parents a lot of money for college -- far
more than the kids can earn in summer.  But they won't do this.
They want a job.

  The jobs are usually menial.  They are also scarce these days.

  How about a job that develops skills that can put them through
college?

  How about a job that teaches sales skills that can be applied
to any career?

  How about a skill that involves tools that are dirt cheap,
that you have around the house?

  That skill is making a short YouTube video for businesses,
charitable organizations, and special-interest groups.  Everyone
knows his organization needs a YouTube video, but hardly anyone
knows how to make one.

  The software is free if you own a Windows-based computer:
Microsoft's Movie Maker 2.6.  It will do the trick, although Sony
Movie Maker 10 is better, and under $100.  But anyone can get
started on the Microsoft product.  Combine this with a camcorder,
and he or she is in business.  Download it here:

         http://www.garynorth.com/snip/1011.htm

  It has weaknesses.  There are rival free programs that can be
substituted for Movie Maker 2, or else used to supplement it.

         http://www.garynorth.com/snip/1012.htm

  The student can learn the software this month in preparation
for the holidays: Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.  He can
shoot videos and edit them for practice.  By summertime, he is
ready to go out and sell.

  If a student can set up a local businessman with a complete
package -- promotional video, domain name, simple Website,
YouTube channel, Google search strategy -- one sale a month at $1,
000 will generate as much money as an 8-hour-a-day fast food job -
- if he can get one.

  Some of you are thinking: "Teenager, my foot.  I could do this
as a hobby and pull an a few thousand extra a year!"  You're
right.

Gary "Marketing Pays" North
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