Sabbath School Investment Ideas

When you’re looking for a project, think about your skills, interests, hobbies, and resources. You may wish to work alone or with one or more friends or relatives. Look for way to turn what you enjoy into an Investment project. You’ll find that you are more likely to stick with a project about you’re excited about. Investment projects generally fall into five categories: sales, savings, self-denial, service, and praise.

Sales

  • Baked goods
  • Canned fruits, jams, jellies
  • Art and crafts
  • Yard sale
  • Unneeded gifts
  • Fruits and vegetables
  • Recycling proceeds
  • Plants
  • Freelance work
  • Sell items online
  • Selling sewing and knitting projects
  • Selling denominational books or magazines
  • Selling flowers or potted plants
  • Selling ‘white elephants”
  • Selling greeting cards and all-occasion cards
  • Collecting and selling old papers and bottles
  • Collecting and selling used books
  • Collecting and selling old postage stamps
  • Percentage of all tips received
  • Painting and selling pictures, ceramics, etc.
  • Raising backyard produce for sale

Savings

  • Percentage of each paycheck
  • Savings from discounts or coupons
  • Pennies, nickels, dimes saved
  • Interest on bank accounts
  • Free meals, rides, etc.
  • Percentage of gifts
  • Money found
  • Tax refunds
  • Unexpected income
  • Savings from do-it-yourself projects
  • Saving valuable coins
  • Saving trading stamps

     

Self-denial

  • Offering for new customers
  • Percentage of overtime pay
  • Bad debts collected
  • Savings from walking/car pools
  • Increase of salary
  • Devote day’s wages
  • Percentage of salary or tips
  • Saving from not buying treats
  • Renting spare rooms

Service

  • Washing cars
  • Housework
  • Teaching a hobby or skill
  • Helping with computers or other technology
  • Photo and video projects
  • Picture framing
  • Catering
  • Walking dogs
  • Skating party
  • Swimming party
  • Film night
  • Car care
  • Yard work
  • Babysitting
  • Paper route
  • Music lessons
  • Pet care Tutoring
  • Coaching
  • Shoveling snow
  • Holiday decorating
  • Raking yards
  • Carpet cleaning
  • Running errands
  • Overtime work
  • Adult education for a fee

Praise

  • Miles of safe travel
  • Good grades
  • Birthday or anniversary
  • Weight lost
  • Daily blessings
  • Miles walked/stairs climbed per day

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