Self-Employment For Summer?

A listener from Twitter asks Dave for some summer job tips. Dave thinks self-employment always pays more than the mall.

QUESTION: A listener from Twitter asks Dave for some summer job tips. Dave thinks self-employment always pays more than the mall.

ANSWER: My best debt-killing work has always been self-employment. You’ll make a lot more mowing grass or babysitting or walking dogs or detailing cars or cutting firewood or whatever it is—and you’ll control your time—but you can make a lot more per hour doing that kind of thing than you’ll ever make at the mall job or the fast food job. By the time they take taxes out, you almost wish you hadn’t bothered.

You can make some serious money if you’ll look at yourself as a small business owner. It’s usually hard work, by the way, but I’ve never really made any good money in my life without hard work. I work like a maniac now.