From elementary school through high school there was always some kids that sold candy. I did it a few times but I eventually put myself out of business by eating my product.
Anyway, the Candy Kid, always had an assortment of candy to sell. This was a surprising good stream of income.
Matter of fact while talking with a friend of mine about this he told me he was the Candy Kid and one day his mom came to him fussing asking was he selling drugs because his mom found over $7000 in the top drawer of his dresser.
He said no momma this is the money I’ve made from selling candy. Not bad for a kid in the 1970’s
When I pick my kids up from school I always ask about their day and did anything exciting happen.
Yesterday they shared a few stories and then as a side mention said the assistant principle sells candy and sodas to the students. I fell out laughing because usually selling candy was something the kids did.
I guess he was the candy kid at school and said I’m not about to miss out on this money. They also said one of their teachers sells pencils / supplies. I’m sure this teacher is doing well because kids are always losing and forgetting what they need.
There are lots of directions I can take this episode but the big point I want to mention is go to where the audience you want is already located.
For example while sitting in the car line waiting to pick up my kids, I’ve seen parents walking up and down the car line passing out fliers for things associated with kids. Very smart!
When looking for paid speaking opportunities start with organizations that you know are having a conference / event. Your odds improve tremendously when you go where your audience is located. Seems simple but you can create a ton of paid speaking opportunities following this system.
Thank you for attending another episode of Eric’s Escapades.
Have an Amazing Day!
Eric “Kandy Kid For A Day” Anderson
P.S. My son made a great point that the assistant principle sells the candy to the kids and when they experience a sugar rush, they get in trouble with the same person that helped cause the problem.
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