Even though summer is almost over, and autumn will soon begin, there is still plenty of time for fundraising! Of course, there are many opportunities to raise money, such as garage sales, bake sales, car washes, and going door-to-door selling something.
Garage Sale Tips:
· colorful signs
· easy-to-read signs
· consistent signs
· good prices
· good location
· fresh food
· reasonable prices
Personally, I have not had much success with bake sales. Sadly, I only tried once because my first and final attempt only attracted one customer, not counting my friends. But, I am sure many of you could sell a lot of goodies if you choose a location within view of cars. One thing the consumers enjoyed about my sale was the samples I laid out. Be careful not to cut them too big, or some people might only eat samples. Also, instead of baking a huge batch of goodies in the morning, bake a small amount every hour or two to keep your food fresh.
A car wash cannot only earn a decent amount of money; it can also be fun! Most importantly, have good advertising (see “Garage Sale Tips”).
Lastly, when you go door-to-door (with a buddy!) you can find numerous ways to earn money, whether by selling a product or doing yard work! Be sure to always have a smile on your face and make your offer look appealing. No one wants to buy something from someone who doesn’t look friendly! Also, make sure you have a flyer to hand out or show to your customers so they know you aren’t just some kid trying to make a few bucks for yourself.
Although you may have already finished your summer fundraising, I hope you will take these ideas into account for the future! Have you tried any creative ways to raise money? If so, please leave a comment!
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