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LouisV46

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I have an incredible opportunity and I want to make the most of it.

I've got enough money saved to cover cost of living and enough to fund websites and buying necessary courses and software etc.

I'm a rising college senior (studying computer science) and my goal for this summer is to start making money online so I don't need to get a job when I graduate.

Some of my existing skills: writing (pretty good), programming and websites (advanced beginner), graphic design (beginner), public speaking (pretty good).
Some of my interests: productivity, finance, books, web design, no code, fitness, podcasts. (Doing Hard 75 rn).
I also have an interview podcast, but that's my only time commitment (<10 hrs per week). I don't plan to monetize until my audience grows and I have more credibility.

I'm willing to aggressively learn new skills and hire freelancers if needed.

I'm a rapid learner, so new skill learning isn't an issue.

Some Ideas I'm Considering
- Freelance: Web Design, Writing, Graphic Design
- Ecommerce
- Writing: Blog on Medium or Sell an ebook
- Make and market an online course
- Design a bunch of niche stickers and sell on RedBubble

Trying my shot at all of the above will get me an inch deep and a mile wide and earn 0$.

Which is the best route to commit my time and efforts to?

With a completely free 100 days - what would you do to make 10k by mid august?
 

Sethamus

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I have an incredible opportunity and I want to make the most of it.

I've got enough money saved to cover cost of living and enough to fund websites and buying necessary courses and software etc.

I'm a rising college senior (studying computer science) and my goal for this summer is to start making money online so I don't need to get a job when I graduate.

Some of my existing skills: writing (pretty good), programming and websites (advanced beginner), graphic design (beginner), public speaking (pretty good).
Some of my interests: productivity, finance, books, web design, no code, fitness, podcasts. (Doing Hard 75 rn).
I also have an interview podcast, but that's my only time commitment (<10 hrs per week). I don't plan to monetize until my audience grows and I have more credibility.

I'm willing to aggressively learn new skills and hire freelancers if needed.

I'm a rapid learner, so new skill learning isn't an issue.

Some Ideas I'm Considering
- Freelance: Web Design, Writing, Graphic Design
- Ecommerce
- Writing: Blog on Medium or Sell an ebook
- Make and market an online course
- Design a bunch of niche stickers and sell on RedBubble

Trying my shot at all of the above will get me an inch deep and a mile wide and earn 0$.

Which is the best route to commit my time and efforts to?

With a completely free 100 days - what would you do to make 10k by mid august?
Does your degree typically involve a senior design project? Maybe you can start something that would give you a jumpstart on knocking that out AND make you the 10k. You would; learn new skills and actually put to use your degree, make some cash, and get ahead on your final year. Potentially creating more freedom to continue this business throughout the school year. Sounds like you have a great opportunity to do a lot of groundwork where you can then manage what you created and continue growing steadily into the fall.
 

AgainstAllOdds

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I'd get a programming internship.

You'll make more than $10k and learn a lot more than doing anything you mentioned above.

Out of all occupations, programmers have it made. Most of my programming friends have 20+ hours per week at work to devote to any project they want.

Getting an internship is likely the highest EV out of anything you choose.
 

LouisV46

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Aug 30, 2018
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I'd get a programming internship.

You'll make more than $10k and learn a lot more than doing anything you mentioned above.

Out of all occupations, programmers have it made. Most of my programming friends have 20+ hours per week at work to devote to any project they want.

Getting an internship is likely the highest EV out of anything you choose.

Not the answer I was expecting to say the least.

'Programming internships' is extremely broad.

It could mean ML/AI, Web, Games, etc.
Also huge difference between a tech dept at a non tech company, a large tech company, or a startup.

Any specific recommendations for niching it down?
 

Sethamus

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I actually agree with @AgainstAllOdds advice as you will see I left the same advice elsewhere. Since you didn’t ask specifically I gave you an idea for the business route, but agree that getting an internship and look for business opportunities within is a good way to go.
 

LouisV46

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Aug 30, 2018
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Alabama/ Nevada
I actually agree with @AgainstAllOdds advice as you will see I left the same advice elsewhere. Since you didn’t ask specifically I gave you an idea for the business route, but agree that getting an internship and look for business opportunities within is a good way to go.

Thanks also for your reply. Senior design starts next spring for me.
 

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