Many attendees earn their own money to pay for the conference and their ideas are listed below. Use these ideas or come up with your own. Whatever you decide to do, talk with your parents and let your family, friends, ward members, and neighbors know what you are doing. Good luck and have fun! We can’t wait to hear what you did.
Let people know you are interested in babysitting and give them your contact information. You can take classes and become a certified babysitter through Red Cross.
Hold classes or activities for kids at your home that involve making a craft, decorating cupcakes, watching a movie and eating popcorn, etc. The classes can be on a Friday night, Saturday morning, Black Friday, Valentine’s Day, etc.
Sell anything you don’t want, need, or use. Ask people to donate any items to your sale that they don’t want anymore and wouldn’t mind you selling for your cause. Make your garage sale extra special by selling water bottles, lemonade, and cookies in the summer, or hot chocolate, muffins, and donuts in the winter.
Sell things online through Ebay, Craigslist, and yard sale pages on Facebook. Take old video games to stores like Game Stop or clothes to consignment shops like Plato’s Closet to get some extra money.
Handmade or Baked Goods Sale
Sell crafts and baked goods or post them on a blog or social media pages. Crochet hats and scarves or make hair bows, headbands, jewelry, etc. People love candy, treats, and bread around the holidays or cinnamon rolls for General Conference.
Start a house cleaning service or focus on specific rooms or items. Offer weekly or bi-weekly cleaning of a whole house, just the bathrooms, or window blinds.
People, especially the elderly, often have odd jobs to do or errands to run and would love to have extra help.
Start a lawn service business where you mow grass in the spring, rake leaves in the fall, and shovel snow in the winter. Advertise in your neighborhood by sticking flyers to doors, talking directly to your neighbors, or putting an ad in the neighborhood newsletter.
Ask for help to put together a car wash in your neighborhood or ask your neighbors if you can wash their cars.
Families often need someone to watch their house, water their plants, get their mail, or watch their pets when they are out of town.
Pets need to be washed, groomed, and trained. They also need to be walked, but their owners might not have time to do it.
Provide singing lessons or musical instrument lessons to younger children in your area.
Tutor others in math, a foreign language, or any other subjects. Ask teachers if they know of any opportunities or look for postings.