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Need 10K$ in 6 months - Can write, teach for money.


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Heya. I'm not sure if I've used the right title and things like that but I need Your help and I can offer my help for exchange.

 

In 6 months I'll be moving to England to study, but I have no money. To be honest, I do have some money but it will not be enough to cover my living fees there. I've had a dream to study in England for quite some time, but I had to let it go as my parents can't afford financially supporting me, therefore, I've let go of that dream. I have started studying Economy in my country, but the studies were not only too easy, but also useless as I have learned much more by reading books during my free time. Now I've dropped out and decided to actually follow my dream and risk it for the biscuit. I am absolutely not sure if this will work, but trying is the best thing to do now I guess.

 

Goal : 10000$

Current savings : 2000$
Time left : 6 months ( have time till September 1st 2019)

 

Now talking about how we can help each other. I am willing to do following things for some money:

 

-Tutor maths (Can't do university maths that well, therefore I'd rather avoid teaching it as I can make mistakes)

-Help prepare for IELTS

-Write essays

-Write articles 

-Writing in general

 

Those are the main things I'm good at. At least in my opinion. What I'd personally enjoy the most is writing. Doesn't matter what to be honest. I can express myself in variety of themes. Can do short stories, mid-long stories, probably anything that will help me reach my goal. For example: Wanna see someone write a 500 words text about "Why humans are in danger while pooping" ? I'll do it. For some money of course.

 

I don't have a set pricing or things like that, not even sure how to price things like that.

 

If You require any information, or just want to talk to me, add me on steam or discord.

Steam: https://steamcommunity.com/id/graatz/

Discord: Graatz#8064

 

Feel free to write anything in the comments as long as it is related to topic.

 

Edits:

 

Loan from bank?

 

Yeah, I know that there's an option. I kind of have that in mind but will not take a loan until like mid-august, because I believe that I can start studies without a giant loan on my neck. It would be easier to take a loan for now, but years later, I will have to return it, therefore I'd rather work 24/7 now to avoid it. Besides the student's loan of course (Which 95% of students take to study in UK) 

 

Find a job?

 

I have a job, but it will not earn more than 3000$ till September, therefore I need extra job. Getting like 600$ each months and spending at least 200$. 

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What on earth is your job that you're gonna make less than 3k in 7 months? Like surely full time minimum wage would pay more than that?

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3 minutes ago, Teeny Tiny Cat said:

What on earth is your job that you're gonna make less than 3k in 7 months? Like surely full time minimum wage would pay more than that?

Customer service. Getting paid approximately 600 dollars a month and spending like 200 each month, that's why.

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7 hours ago, Graatz said:

Customer service. Getting paid approximately 600 dollars a month and spending like 200 each month, that's why.

 

But how many hours per week are you working? As even at minimum wage, a full-time person's take home pay would be several times that.

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Maybe he i from developing country, for example my country minimum wage is 450 euro per month, so yeah... 

 

Look around your house, things you don't need, sell them, old consoles, games, cards games, clothing, everything has value on ebay or amazon. Maybe you know more then one language, put ads for simple translations, especially for immigrants. Cut grass or shovel snow, fix small electrical problems in neighborhood  old people houses. If you want money, don't say no to dirty work, at the end of the day it will help.

Also, invest time to make page on site like gofund.me , offer people gratitude perks like small writings or translations, and ask your local newspaper or radio to promote it a bit. Be active in local community, ask for help. People tend to help if they see great cause. Sell yourself.

If you truly want, and are prepared to not sit near PC and talk with people, this is very easy to do. It's 10000 donations for 1 USD. In one million people jut 1 out of 100 has to donate 1 USD. Convince him, sell yourself.

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13 minutes ago, Hack_SlashLTU said:

fix small electrical problems in neighborhood

As an electrical engineer, that is a great way to get yourself and others hurt or killed. Do NOT touch electrics or electronics when you don't absolutely know what you are doing. There is a reason these professions take long to learn and degrees are hard to obtain.

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1 hour ago, Scott Bakula said:

 

But how many hours per week are you working? As even at minimum wage, a full-time person's take home pay would be several times that.

40. Welcome to north-east Europe

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1 hour ago, _inu said:

Why not speed this up by selling some of your TF2 items for cash? Seems like the easiest way to make money on your end.

Will do that before september to acquire as much money as possible by trading in tf2. 

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1 hour ago, MasterMinder said:

The UK offers student finance, if you intend to get a loan from a bank, this might be a cheaper option depending on your situation, more information available here: https://www.gov.uk/student-finance

 

But yeah, great to see that you decided to drop everything and pursue your dreams. Best of luck to you.

 

That's quite different for international students...

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52 minutes ago, Teeny Tiny Cat said:

 

That's quite different for international students...

 

Depends where I guess https://www.gov.uk/student-finance/who-qualifies

 

Not sure where OP is from, but pretty sure you're eligible if you're from the EU or sometimes your own country has a similar program that provides a loan to study abroad.

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7 minutes ago, Teeny Tiny Cat said:

He's using dollar signs so I assumed not EU, but it's possible. 

I’m from Lithuania. Used dollars since more people here understand dollars, not Euros. 

 

9 hours ago, Hack_SlashLTU said:

Maybe he i from developing country, for example my country minimum wage is 450 euro per month, so yeah... 

 

Look around your house, things you don't need, sell them, old consoles, games, cards games, clothing, everything has value on ebay or amazon. Maybe you know more then one language, put ads for simple translations, especially for immigrants. Cut grass or shovel snow, fix small electrical problems in neighborhood  old people houses. If you want money, don't say no to dirty work, at the end of the day it will help.

Also, invest time to make page on site like gofund.me , offer people gratitude perks like small writings or translations, and ask your local newspaper or radio to promote it a bit. Be active in local community, ask for help. People tend to help if they see great cause. Sell yourself.

If you truly want, and are prepared to not sit near PC and talk with people, this is very easy to do. It's 10000 donations for 1 USD. In one million people jut 1 out of 100 has to donate 1 USD. Convince him, sell yourself.

Thanks for these tips. Will use some of them for sure!

 

2 hours ago, MasterMinder said:

The UK offers student finance, if you intend to get a loan from a bank, this might be a cheaper option depending on your situation, more information available here: https://www.gov.uk/student-finance

 

But yeah, great to see that you decided to drop everything and pursue your dreams. Best of luck to you.

I will take loan to cover my study fees as they’re quite high, but I will not be getting any to cover my living fees as I do not want to have too much loans.

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If you qualify for UK student loans, you should consider it for living costs. You'd need to look into terms for EU nationals, but loans through the student loan company have significantly lower repayment rates than traditional loans and particular conditions such as no requirement for repayment until you earn above a certain threshold, etc. I'm not sure if you'd qualify for those though, they may be only for UK nationals, but it's definitely worth looking into.

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Perhaps you can start by cutting down the expenses that goes into your livelihood in england, first thing is living expense, for starters do you have any family/friends who can help you through out your journey in england? If so, it would be a big a helping hand for you. And hey i know some people hates to depends on close people for stuff as it might gives off the feeling of leeching those close to you, but as long as you always be able to thank them back in any way, i'm sure they'll be able to help you. England is a wonderful place and there are always a ton of people who'll be always be willing to help you out. Also to get as much help as you can in your current situation let's start by broadening your call of help in other forums. Best place to start is in reddit, there are a ton of subreddits that are really useful in your situation rn. A few i'd suggest :
r/England
r/PersonalFinance
r/Advice
r/Lithuania
Another thing to keep in mind is that, have you tried looking for a new job? Preferably a better paying one, i'm sure lithuania has a lot of professions for you to take part of. Odd jobs would definetly count in, as 6 months is short for a hard working fellow like you graatz. But hey! Hard work pays off in the end. I'll continue to support you along the way my dude, you're the longest friend i have on steam and the best one i've ever had :')

Edit : Here, have a look graatz : 

 

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I lived in England in 2006 for 6 months, as I was a teacher on an internship and made zero dollars doing that job. My rent was like 800 pounds a month, plus food, transportation, leisure spending. Safe to say, I was in a similar position of you where I had student loans to pay for things, but really didn't want to go into even more debt as I already owed 40k for my bachelors and 40k for my masters. 

 

I had been a top online card player for several years before that during its peak, but ended up taking the train to Brighton, UK every weekend to play poker at the casino there. I ended up making 10,000 in a month in tournaments and problem was solved. Now, that's a huge leap for you considering I don't know what your skills are, but my point is, maximize the skills you have and find a way to exploit that. Everybody is good at something, find out what you're good at that can be profitable and use that to your advantage. 

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12 hours ago, Budi said:

I lived in England in 2006 for 6 months, as I was a teacher on an internship and made zero dollars doing that job. My rent was like 800 pounds a month, plus food, transportation, leisure spending. Safe to say, I was in a similar position of you where I had student loans to pay for things, but really didn't want to go into even more debt as I already owed 40k for my bachelors and 40k for my masters. 

 

I had been a top online card player for several years before that during its peak, but ended up taking the train to Brighton, UK every weekend to play poker at the casino there. I ended up making 10,000 in a month in tournaments and problem was solved. Now, that's a huge leap for you considering I don't know what your skills are, but my point is, maximize the skills you have and find a way to exploit that. Everybody is good at something, find out what you're good at that can be profitable and use that to your advantage. 

 

 

.... 10,000 a month... 120k a year... for cards.... wow. .... Good work man honestly.

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