Making Money: For Students

If anything, this was initially a list of resources that I had compiled to remind myself of the ways in which I could make money, but I’ve decided to share it as I feel as though it might be beneficial to people other than myself.

As a student, I know the struggle of both trying to get by with and without a job and how extra disposable cash is always appreciated. I know as well as you do that time is precious, however, and that searching the web for “how to make money quickly” and the likes of is often pointless and time consuming. If you have anything that could be added to this list, or you can vouch for anything already here, let me know in the comments. This list is going to be regularly updated so it might be an idea to bookmark it now and refer to it as time goes on.

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Youth Opportunity

In such a competitive world where people’s judgement rule others minds, it can be difficult to find a place that you feel you comfortably fit in, let alone be proud of your own achievements. We are hurtled into an environment where, instantly, we are compared against others. We are growing up to believe that we should be comparing ourselves to others – because that’s all we’ve ever known. They say that competition is healthy, but at what point does it become damaging?

The job market is one that is being aimed at an increasingly younger generation – in the UK, you are expected at the age of thirteen to make decision that will affect the rest of your life, or at the very least your academic career. Likewise, it is a market that has gone global and is constantly becoming more and more competitive. In order to succeed in such a market, you need an array of things:

  • Qualifications. Whilst these aren’t essential, a huge focus is definitely put on them in this day and age and they are certainly useful.
  • Experience. Ironically, to get experience, experience must be had. This is one of the most controversial aspects of the current job market.
  • Nurture. Nurturing your skills is essential – ultimately, you have to be the best of the best to succeed in most fields and niches.

The Artemis Arts Centre

artemis black and whiteThe Artemis Arts Centre is a project started by a group of eleven 16 year olds (of which I am one). We see it as a real opportunity to create a community area to use which helps locals to reconnect with not only each other but the creative talent the community shelters. Encompassing all performing and creative arts in a relaxed, natural and safe environment, we aim to create a centre in nature, made by nature.

We have many ideas for this area already and the support we’ve been shown already is astounding. Within the first 36 hours of starting our project, we passed 200 likes on our Facebook page and this figure is still increasing. Continue reading Youth Opportunity

How Taylor Swift is Taking A Stand For The Music Industry

UPDATE 22/06/2015: After releasing an open letter addressed to Apple, Taylor Swift has managed to alter the way that the new streaming service Apple Music will pay artists for their music during the three month free trial that it is offering.

When the majority of people think of Taylor Swift, the chances are that they’ll think of songs like ‘Shake It Off‘, ‘We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together‘ and ‘22‘ and her newly established pop image. When think of Taylor Swift, I think of her lyrical talent displayed in songs such as ‘All Too Well‘, ‘Sad Beautiful Tragic‘ and ‘Back to December‘ and her country image. What I would suppose hardly anyone considers when thinking of Taylor Swift is her sense of business and her taking a stand for the music industry, which is exactly what she seems to be in the process of doing.

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