Barter Starter- Kids Barter Too

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I’ve always loved been a entrepreneur, even from a very young age.

When I was a kid, I used to figure out ways to make money any way I could. Mowing lawns, delivering newspapers, raking leaves, shoveling people’s driveway, etc. As a young kid, making even a few dollars a week was a big deal.

Luckily for me, I went where there was already people, and found some in demand products. That place was in school. Those products were candy.

If you remember your childhood, you probably remember that all kids love candy. So, I used to take some of my pay from my paper route, and buy the family size packages of different candy and chocolate. My favorite, and the highest return, was M and M’s, chocolate kisses, and Reeses Pieces.

I used to bring a couple of large bags to school. At the time, they were like $1.25 or something like that. I’d sell a handful of either one, for $0.50, or a double handful for $1.00. I could usually get about $5-6 per bag, which is a pretty good return for an hour or two of “work”.

I would use some of that money to purchase pencils and pens, other school supplies, or even lunch items that I wanted.

Plus, I was pretty popular (as long as the candy held out).