This Genius Teen Basically Paid for a Year of College in 4 Days—by Clearing Snow

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When it comes to clever ways for teens to make money, David Holston wins. The 18-year-old from Coeur d’Alene, Idaho came up with a genius idea during a trip to Seattle and it literally paid off—in a pretty big way!

When visiting his mother in a Seattle-area hospital, the landscaper and snow plow driver got a call from a friend. During the phone call, Holston’s bud suggested that he bring his snow plow to Seattle. And that’s exactly what the teen did.

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Holston listed his snow plow services on Craigslist and waited. The ad worked—because the teen got a job offer for $1,000! After driving his snow plow truck from Idaho to Washington, he got to work. (It probably didn’t hurt Holston’s budding snow plow-driving career that Seattle has been hit with record snowfall this February.)

So how much money did Holston net during his time in Seattle? During his four-day driving stint, the enterprising teen made a whopping $35,000! While some teens might party the money away, Holston plans to donate 20 percent of the profits to his church, buy lawn equipment and use the remainder to take a step into adulthood and buy his own house!

—Erica Loop

Featured photo: Filip Mroz via Unsplash



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