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August 2nd, 2007 at 01:30 pm

DS1 is quite interested in the financial topics I've discussed with him. He enjoys doing his banking, earning some money busking, and I showed him how to apply for a business number online and how I fill in his eTax return. He's also been keen on using the computer - drawing using MS Paint and has worked his way through the QBasic tutorial I gave him. It therefore seems quite logical to combine his interest in computers and money-making to start his own blog. I don't want him to be posting anything personal on the web, but blogging about his busking and other financial adventures anonymously should be OK. So today I registered a domain name for him to use - Dotster has a special on 1-yr rego of .info domains, so I registered jobsforkids.info and will show him how to setup a blog using blogger and to setup some adbrite banner ads and inline ads. If we can setup a PayPal account for him linked to one of his existing online bank accounts I'll do that, otherwise we'll use my paypal account and I'll just keep track of how much he makes and add it to his pocket money. Hopefully a blog using the domain name jobsforkids.info and some strategic use of suitable keywords in posts should generate some traffic from search engines.

Copyright Enough Wealth 2007

5 Responses to “Jobs For Kids”

  1. Broken Arrow Says:

    Interesting.... I didn't know QBasic is still around. Is the computer's OS Windows 95/98/ME? I loved QBasic when I was young.

  2. fern Says:

    what is busking?

  3. LuckyRobin Says:

    Fern, busking is street performing, usually with music. You know, the guy playing the guitar on the corner with his case open and people throwing money in it.

  4. enoughwealth Says:

    I did some previous posts about the kids QBasic tutorial that is available free online. It's quite a good introduction to the basics of programming. QBasic is available as freeware from Microsoft as it has been replaced by OOP languages (such as Visual Basic). From QBasic it's then easy to progress to OOP and GUI programming using Visual Basic.net. DS1's computer is running Win95. You can run QBasic on anything up to WinXP, but I'm not sure if it works on Vista.

    DS1 started to learn to play the piano and recorder when he was 4. He's now 7 and enjoys busking with his recorder on Sunday afternoons after his piano lesson. The local council issues free busking permits and the pedestrian mall close to the train station is nearby to where he does his piano lesson, so it's convenient and economical to busk there. As a cute 7-yr old he makes quite a bit of extra pocket money in just 15 or 30 minutes of performing.

  5. Matt Says:

    Would be boxing work as busking im looking for an easy winter job as well

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