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Work for yourself as an entrepreneur

Sometimes, the best summer job is the one you create yourself. A lemonade stand might not cut it in your teens or 20s, but car-washing, dog-walking and window-washing are all businesses that have low overhead and high demand.

You can also take a high-tech route. In their spare time last summer, Ohio State University student Ben Gilbert and a friend developed an iPhone application, SeizeTheDay, that helps people manage their tasks. Since it was added to the iPhone app store, free and paid versions of the app have been downloaded more than 225,000 times -- though Gilbert declines to share his total haul.

The best news? You get to hire and fire yourself.


 

 

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