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Njdrumma 11-07-2009 10:12 PM

Make money online?
 
ok so my dad lost his job and my mother has a job but its not making enough money for other things in our lives. I want to get new cymbals and a double bass pedal but they cant afford it. Any one know how i can make 500 dollars online in a week??

GRUNTERSDAD 11-07-2009 10:25 PM

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Yeah. Sell 500.00 worth of stuff on Craigslist. If I knew how to do that I wouldn't be dragging my old butt to work at the Hospital every day.

Njdrumma 11-07-2009 10:40 PM

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dont u have 2 pay 2 sell stuff on ebay and craigslist if so then i cant do it

Njdrumma 11-07-2009 10:41 PM

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i should be endorsed now ppl dont know it but im like the next thomas pridgen or something

bobdadruma 11-07-2009 10:47 PM

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OK, So you need gear! I was talking to you last week. Are you 16 years old or older? If so, guess what! You can get a job! Do you have one? If you are old enough, I suggest that you start looking for one. If you are under 16, there are still ways to work odd jobs to make cash. I did it when I was under working age. I cut lawns, I cleaned cars and garages for neighbors, I baby sat! I took anything that came my way! I found ways to buy my first kit and pay for lessons.
When I was 16, I got a job in the kitchen of a large 10 story building where elderly people lived. I did odd jobs for the older folks that lived there in addition to my kitchen job. I bought my first car with the cash that I earned.
Go for it! you will find it rewarding to work for what you want!

BattleArmor 11-07-2009 10:47 PM

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Originally Posted by Njdrumma (Post 629901)
i should be endorsed now ppl dont know it but im like the next thomas pridgen or something

No ones gonna want to represent that attitude

Njdrumma 11-07-2009 10:56 PM

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a few months back i applied 2 BlockBuster, Target, gamestop, dunkin dough nuts, burger king and they all said that they were not hiring at the time.

bobdadruma 11-07-2009 11:11 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Njdrumma (Post 629906)
a few months back i applied 2 BlockBuster, Target, gamestop, dunkin dough nuts, burger king and they all said that they were not hiring at the time.

Keep looking, You'll find something, Don't give up! Never give up!
This time of year the United Parcel Service hires temporary help for the holiday season. Try applying there. Once you establish yourself at a job you will have references to get other jobs. You have to break through that first hurdle. It isn't easy! Nothing in life is easy! Even Thomas Pridgen had to work to find his way.

Njdrumma 11-07-2009 11:15 PM

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thanks dude! i am currently applying 2 UPS

GRUNTERSDAD 11-07-2009 11:30 PM

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Craigslist is free by the way. Take a picture of what you are selling, upload the photo with an honest description and sit back and wait for the phone to ring.

Spinozalove 11-07-2009 11:32 PM

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Please read this thread: http://www.drummerworld.com/forums/s...ead.php?t=8061

jeffwj 11-08-2009 12:42 AM

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Some students not only pay for equipment on their own, but also their lessons. There is a sense of accomplishment and self pride that comes from earning your own money. At your age, I put most of my money int education - lessons, books, etc... I always believed that I would get more for my money that way.

Jeff

crazyjake19 11-08-2009 09:45 AM

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Definitely look for a job! Keep applying, and go back! Don't just forget it if they don't call, go back and ask if they're hiring yet, or if they've looked at your application. It's always worked for me. If you know someone working somewhere, they may be able to help you get in. Even if it's a lousy job, it's a start. Take whatever you can get, and work hard at it.

I'm 18, and I'm on my fifth job. I've been working since I was 11, and I've never been fired, just always trying to "move up" a little. And typically had at least 2 jobs at a time. Started as a paper boy, then worked at a tree farm my friend's dad owns, then went to McDonalds when I turned 16, then Home Depot, and now full-time at Walmart Distribution, and I'm making $16.80 an hour, will be $17.30 in 2 weeks when I get a raise. Not bad for being 18. Most kids my age around here either don't work and have mommy and daddy buy all their stuff, or make minimum wage and call out once a week or something. I've worked hard and paid for all of the thousands of dollars of equipment I've had, aside from the occasional Christmas/birthday present (first acoustic guitar, talkbox, guitar strings, GC gift card).

Heck, even this week I went back over to McDonalds and I'm gonna work there again for maybe 10-12 hours a week on top of my full-time job, figured I could use some extra money for cymbals and stuff I want :)

Naveed 11-08-2009 10:52 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Njdrumma (Post 629901)
i should be endorsed now ppl dont know it but im like the next thomas pridgen or something

Play to your strengths, not your weaknesses. If this is true, why are you applying to video stores and fast food places? Look for paid recording or live gigs. Get whoever's hiring you to front you just some money to rent cymbals and pedals if you really need them to perform and your gear isn't up to par.

Time to start putting (other people's) money where your mouth is.

caddywumpus 11-08-2009 11:06 AM

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Originally Posted by Njdrumma (Post 629893)
ok so my dad lost his job and my mother has a job but its not making enough money for other things in our lives. I want to get new cymbals and a double bass pedal but they cant afford it. Any one know how i can make 500 dollars online in a week??

How about getting a job and using the money you earn to help out your folks? I mean, they've been paying for your food and rent and whatnot for the past how many years now? It just strikes me as odd that your parents are having a tough time financially, and you're concerned about not getting new drum stuff.

I don't think you'd be able to make a quick $500 in a week online, unless you're running a business that you've had for a while. Maybe you could call around to local studios and try to hook up with bands and make some money with your amazing drumming skills. Why do you need $500 in a week, anyways--what's the rush?

GRUNTERSDAD 11-08-2009 04:00 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Njdrumma (Post 629901)
i should be endorsed now ppl dont know it but im like the next thomas pridgen or something

I've never heard of you. Should I have? What recordings have you made that I would be familiar with? If your skills are as good as you say, Why can't you make money playing drums? And thinking you are good enough to have a company use you as an endorsee is a bit far fetched. Drum companies need people who are known, that can make them money. You endorse them, they don't endorse you. You have to draw a crowd or produce something that will put their product in a good light not put you on a stage. Finish your education, bang on your old cymbals for now, and when the time comes you will be able to buy things on your own and feel good about it. But if you do find a way to make 500 in one week be sure to come back and tell us how. Do you have any YouTube recordings we can see of your skills?

bobdadruma 11-08-2009 04:18 PM

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We are currently in the toughest times in America since The Great Depression.
The youth of today is going to have to struggle hard to make it.
They may not be able to have those $400 foot pedals handed to them this Holiday.
Make do with what you have!
Think about the people that grew up in the 1930s from all around the world. Think about how hard that they had it. Think about how they had to live through WW II. The kids in Europe living in underground shelters waiting for the next bomb to fall. How about the kids that live in the former Soviet Union countries?
Don't your problems seem small now in comparison!

Njdrumma 11-08-2009 04:28 PM

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i am thankful for what i have, its just kind of depresing not to be able to get a decent double bass pedal and cymbals. Im holding back two bands at my school and were suppose to start playing metal stuff. I dont really wanna play stuff without double bass beacuse there is no one at school who wants to play other kinds of music that is good. But ill just wait it out and see what happens.

bobdadruma 11-08-2009 05:01 PM

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Keep in mind that it is equally depressing for your parents whom would love to give you everything.

GRUNTERSDAD 11-08-2009 05:12 PM

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I wish my only problem at 16 was not having double pedals to play Metal. Jeeze.

bobdadruma 11-08-2009 05:37 PM

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Originally Posted by GRUNTERSDAD (Post 630132)
I wish my only problem at 16 was not having double pedals to play Metal. Jeeze.

Remember Grunt, When you're younger smaller problems seem larger than they are. I had to keep reminding myself of that fact as my kids were growing up. Young people tend not to focus on the big picture as much as adults.
A 16 year old will drive so fast on a strait that the car can't possibly make the corner!
I was no different in my thinking when I was young.

GRUNTERSDAD 11-08-2009 07:34 PM

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Sorry but it just drives me crazy when all of the young drummers think the most important thing about drumming is playing a double pedal. Most of them have no groove, no chops, can't play a double stroke roll. It's just nuts.

jeffwj 11-08-2009 08:51 PM

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Originally Posted by GRUNTERSDAD (Post 630165)
Sorry but it just drives me crazy when all of the young drummers think the most important thing about drumming is playing a double pedal. Most of them have no groove, no chops, can't play a double stroke roll. It's just nuts.

That's why I said at that age I would use my money for lessons, books, recordings to learn from, etc. I actually borrowed a friend's set for some rock gigs because my Slingerlands were more of a jazz set. When I actually started playing full time, I had a sudden realization that I needed a bunch of stuff. But at that point, I was mature enough to know exactly what I needed and was earning the money to pay for it.

Jeff

Big_Philly 11-08-2009 08:52 PM

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Originally Posted by GRUNTERSDAD (Post 630165)
Sorry but it just drives me crazy when all of the young drummers think the most important thing about drumming is playing a double pedal. Most of them have no groove, no chops, can't play a double stroke roll. It's just nuts.

But not this kid... didn't you read? He's the new thomas pridgen or something!
;)

Mediocrefunkybeat 11-08-2009 08:59 PM

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Wow? You're the next Thomas Pridgen? Ok. In that case, I'm the next Karlheinz Stockhausen!

grannydrums 11-08-2009 09:14 PM

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Oh give the lad a break, he is only a baby, and if his parents have not instilled the work ethic into him its not his fault. What it must be to be young and arrogant and believe you are about to take the world by storm. However.....

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Originally Posted by Njdrumma (Post 630123)
i am thankful for what i have, its just kind of depresing not to be able to get a decent double bass pedal and cymbals. Im holding back two bands at my school and were suppose to start playing metal stuff. I dont really wanna play stuff without double bass beacuse there is no one at school who wants to play other kinds of music that is good. But ill just wait it out and see what happens.

I think it has been said on other threads, it is not essential to have a double pedal or masses of cymbals to play metal. You can make an awesome sound on one pedal using the floor tom to fill in the gaps. If you are tight and loud and solid you can give the bands what they need. I have heard drummers play a single pedal like gunshots and sounding much more wicked that others who cannot use a double pedal properly. I am sure someone on this forum can give you a list of metal drummers that use a single pedal--study their style and work on that, because it looks as if its going to be a long time before you get the gear you are craving for.

Njdrumma 11-09-2009 02:12 AM

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help me win 250 dollars by registering by this link
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Pocket-full-of-gold 11-09-2009 02:34 AM

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Originally Posted by Njdrumma (Post 630264)
help me win 250 dollars by registering by this link
http://www.FlashiPods4free.com/index.php?ref=84915

Mate.....there are no short cuts. If you want coin, you've gotta earn it. If you really think that by registering to this site, some muppet is just gonna give you - out of the goodness of thier own heart - $250, then you've been had my friend.

Be careful here....if I was feeling unscrupulous today I'd get you to PM me, for the 'deal of the century'. Just send me $100 and I'll turn it into a million for you (remember the Nigerian email scams??...good people actually sent money, guess what....it was lost forever)..........but I actually want to see you get your pedals and cymbals. So I'll refrain from rogue-ish behaviour....many others WILL NOT be so kind. Time for you to open your eyes and keep your wits about you!

Save your cash mate......prisons are full of people who 'just wanted a quick buck'!!!

georgeman 11-09-2009 02:47 AM

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I'm 18. I've had an offical job for just over a year now washing dishes at the friendlys 7 miles away. I've bought my first truck with this money. i also have mowed grass and helped my dad renovate houses for him. I pay for absloutly everything i use, even the food that i eat. money is the least of my problems, i enjoy working, and as long as i have enough money to get around and drive to my 5ks and such i'm golden, my kit is not in the best shape but i resurfaced the kit myself. i repair my truck by my self, i asked for everything for christmas this year to go to charities because i don't need or want anything. get a job, join boyscouts or something like that to instill you with a few basic morals, the rest you have to develop your self, don't give up, and help people whenever you can. they will help you when you need it

-george

georgeman 11-09-2009 02:55 AM

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i just found this quote for all of you.
Quote:

Originally Posted by mel lewis (Post 630269)
"I found that to really make money, you had to give up music. So I gave up money."
-Mel Lewis

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- george

Njdrumma 11-09-2009 02:59 AM

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o shiznit i forgot about washing dishes for money its hella easy ima do that now.

Njdrumma 11-09-2009 03:01 AM

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delete this thread its pointless now im going 2 get alot of money now

Steamer 11-09-2009 03:04 AM

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Originally Posted by Njdrumma (Post 630274)
delete this thread its pointless now im going 2 get alot of money now

Ski mask? plastic gun? just kidding with you :}

Njdrumma 11-09-2009 03:12 AM

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Originally Posted by Steamer (Post 630277)
Ski mask? plastic gun? just kidding with you :}

that might get me behind bars lolz

bobdadruma 11-09-2009 03:12 AM

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Can we see some videos or hear some audio of the next Thomas Pridgen?
Where I come from, if you make a statement, you have to back it up. Otherwise no one believes you and you lose face!

Njdrumma 11-09-2009 03:23 AM

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ok dude im going 2 make a vid now but im no where as good as thomas pridgen

wy yung 11-09-2009 03:32 AM

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Originally Posted by Njdrumma (Post 629901)
i should be endorsed now ppl dont know it but im like the next thomas pridgen or something


Here's a tip. If you do not wish to alienate yourself from others, do not say things like this. Other people will decide and can comment. It is best for you to be humble and act with grace.


Oh yeah, get a job.

Skitch 11-09-2009 03:40 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by GRUNTERSDAD (Post 630165)
Sorry but it just drives me crazy when all of the young drummers think the most important thing about drumming is playing a double pedal. Most of them have no groove, no chops, can't play a double stroke roll. It's just nuts.

I am going to come back to this when I have a little more time........


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Njdrumma 11-09-2009 04:12 AM

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i love double stroke rolls. does youtube allow vids for 10 min?

bobdadruma 11-09-2009 04:13 AM

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Originally Posted by Njdrumma (Post 630300)
i love double stroke rolls. does youtube allow vids for 10 min?

Yes, 10 mins is the maximum length. Make sure that the vid is under 10 mins before you load it or it will be rejected.


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